Fluster Cluck Coming to PS4 on October 21st

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Fluster Cluck Coming to PS4 on October 21st

Fluster Cluck

Made ya look.

Remember when we were kids, and multiplayer gaming meant physically going to your friend’s house and kicking butt while mom made nachos? Yeah. That’s Fluster Cluck. It cuts through the blahblah and gets straight to the nachos.

Fluster Cluck is a cartoony, pick-up-and-play twin-stick shooter with resource gathering elements. It has no blood, no gore, no grizzled mercenaries, no princesses who need to be saved, no softcore anime cutscenes, no dialogue trees, and no moral dilemmas. It just has chikkin. Lots and lots of chikkin.

At LOOT, we’re bringing you a PS4 game that gets back to basics:

  • Grab some friends
  • Turn on the PS4
  • Start the FLUSTER CLUCK
  • Pwnage

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Fluster Cluck’s premise is very straightforward: the universe is driven by applied chikkin technologies, pioneered by the Chikkin Koop corporation. And, predictably, the galaxy’s appetite for chikkin product creates ever greater strain on chikkin resources. To avert wars, resource protests, rolling brownouts, melting glaciers and bad reruns on TV, Chikkin Koop has deployed the ultimate resource collector: the Chikkinizer.

Everything dropped into the Chikkinizer — cows, camels, zombies, treasure chests, coworkers — is instantly transformed into chikkin. And as you start the game as a lowly Chikkin Koop employee, desperately trying to climb the corporate ladder, it is your job to go get those chikkins.

Fluster Cluck takes advantage of the PS4’s unique features. When you’re down on points, and your best friend sitting next to you on the sofa is gloating about certain victory, there’s nothing quite so enjoyable as hearing the whoosh from your controller’s speaker as you launch a missile, followed by a BOOM from your friend’s speaker. And then you chikkinize the broken and smoldering UFO — complete with some more clucking awesome sound effects — and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at the buzzer.

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Granted, your friend will then punch you in the face. Sorry about that.

If you’ve been looking for a couch multiplayer party game (which has a single-player & co-op campaign, yeah, but we don’t want to give out any spoilers) that anyone can play, and you don’t mind a game that has UFOs, cows, camels, zombies, treasure chests, missiles, turrets, afterburners, shields, megafields, decoys that go boom — and lots of poultry — then Fluster Cluck is for you. Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their chikkin!

On the other hand, if you’re not looking for a cartoony couch multiplayer party indie game, then Fluster Cluck cannot really help you with that. Cluck.

Got questions? Ask us below and we here at LOOT promise a Chikkin Koop representative will respond to you promptly. At Chikkin Koop, our doors are always open sometimes.

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  • All the usual questions:
    1. Price?
    2. Will there be a demo?
    3. Are you porting it to Vita?
    4. Is it cross buy?
    blah blah blah

    Looking forward to chickin’ this one out. Is the co-op online or local only?

    • Hey there, MartB64!

      1.) Reasonable. And, if you’re a PlayStation Plus member, downright eyebrow-arching. ;)

      2.) No demo planned at this time, but the game IS shipping with a hidden code!

      3.) We could certainly look at a Vita version, but right now we’re completely focused on PS4 for October 21st.

      4.) Since it’s currently a PS4-exclusive game, cross-buy is N/A right now.

      Local co-op / teams / free-for-all, since the real magic of this game is the party atmosphere you get with couch multiplayer chaos. That said, we’re following PlayStation’s recent announcement of the PS4 Share Play feature with great interest: https://blog.playstation.com/2014/08/12/upcoming-ps4-system-update-to-v2-00-to-add-share-play-youtube-and-more-to-come/

  • This has to be one of the best names for any game, ever.

  • I’m sure the price will be a poultry sum for the amount of fun involved.

    I’ll show myself out.

  • Looks awesome! I love the resurgence of four player couch multiplayer. Any ideas on a release window?

  • I would have never cared abut this game it if wasn’t for the title. Man that title. GO GOOD. I will now at least try it out when it comes out, and from what I’m seeing, it looks pretty fun!

  • Thank you, Sony, really.

    A lot of people want this kind of games on Playstation. I really want to play more with my friends on my house. I hope that developers make more of this games!

  • Change the name of this game. For as long as gamers are treated as juveniles, things will never change.

  • god i love couch multiplayer but jeeez….everything about this from the name to unironically dipping into 2005’s pool of garbage internet slang with ‘pwned’ seems so gross and off putting

  • the name of the game is awful and the game overall looks bad. i would rage if this is part of the IGC.

  • @djsaiyan: I cry fowl at that pun!

    Also, shouldn’t it be Fuster Cluck? :P

  • This is exactly the type of game I was looking for! Now I’ll have something to play with my 3 brothers. I just wish I could come up with some good chickin jokes.

  • I absolutely love couch multiplayer. It’s been the biggest thing missing from console gaming for years. Thankfully, even though the AAA developers with massive budgets have to “make sacrifices” that always seems to include ditching Couch Co-op/Splitscreen, the Indies are bringing it back. Towerfall Ascension is one of my favorite PS4 games (also originally an Ouya title) and my go to game when friends are over. That and the stupidity of Rayman’s Kung Foot (not all AAA games ignore local play). This looks like something right up my alley. If COD can’t manage 4 player local split screen as a shooter, I guess we’ll have to leave it up to LOOT. Reminds me of the fun I used to have with Faceball 2000 on the SNES.

    • Couch multi-chaos is where it’s at! Not every game has to be ultra-serious olive drab; sometimes you just want a cartoony pick-up-and-play party game.

      Come to think of it, more games need to be chikkinized. Chikkin’s Creed, Call of Chikkin, Chikkin Age Inquisition…could totally work!

  • @Loot do you miss working for PlayStation Home?

    Have you though about adding Online Coop to your game? My wife isn’t the kind of wife to grab a controller and jump in and I don’t normally have company over that often so can you help those that like/need online multiplayer mode’s?

  • Looks fantastic AND one of the best names I’ve EVER seen for a video game!

    @9: Do you not know what Fluster means? Fluster Cluck is like saying “annoy the chicken”. It’s still a pun.

  • How clever! Word play for Cluster ****!

  • Promise us that you will never bring this to PS+ Instant Games Collection.
    Every new PS4 Indie game makes me nervous.
    Please stay away from PS+.

  • @ElektroDragon: Do you not know how to post anything besides condescending trolling crap? :)

    My 2nd comment in my previous post was not aimed at anyone in particular, if that helps you understand it.

  • Laughing out loud at the name of this game. I like it.

  • Buk buk buk bukaw! Buk baw?

  • Heres an issue.

    This looks like a real awesome game to play with my son.

    Why the heck did you purposely name it something that I wouldn’t want my kid to repeat? He can’t really say the name of your game in school because they will think that he is referring to cluster f*** which is exactly the joke behind the name of the title.

    It baffles me a little bit.

  • 1080p @ 60fps, I take it?

    When the missle sound is going from one player’s DS4 speaker to another, does it travel across everyone else’s DS4 speakers if the PS4 camera is hooked up to “see” where people are sitting?

    24-bit/FLAC audio for explosions and music with good dynamic range?

  • @Plaztiksyke
    Can you find another question to ask other than the freaking audio quality? Every post thats what you ask.

  • “When the missle sound is going from one player’s DS4 speaker to another, does it travel across everyone else’s DS4 speakers if the PS4 camera is hooked up to “see” where people are sitting?”

    Someone seriously needs to put a few weeks’ man-hours to get this type of feature into a game NAOW.

  • thanks, siriusbee :) having been a gamer and programmer for a few decades now, I often find it odd when devs (and platform holders) don’t do interesting tech things that are seemingly obvious to me ;)

  • This game looks like a ton of fun. I live with 3 other gamers so Fluster Cluck is a total no brainer buy for me. Bok OCK!

  • Yes, you made me look.

    And I like what I see so far.

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