Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is the final episode of the fifth series.

Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly look after some Disobedient Sheep in Sickly Dove’s upcoming local multiplayer sheepdog simulator. In the standard co-op mode, players endeavour to keep the sheep out of trouble. Trouble can mean boulders rolling through the field, anchors falling from the sky or – even better – some dynamite thrown amongst the flock. It seems someone is a little too eager for the silence of the lambs. Additionally, there are numerous competitive modes such as competitive survival, where you must bark your opponent’s flock into danger, and King of the Hill.

Joel was so impressed with this back at EGX Rezzed he quietly shuffled it out of the Dabbling With series in favour of an exclusive, detailed look in Side by Side. Developer Laurie James was kind enough to send him a pre-release copy for the series.

From what we understand, the game was pretty much done when Gregg and Joel played it and it was slated for a September release. Some issues unrelated to the development have kept it in a holding pattern and we planned to wheel out this episode on release week. Sadly, it looks like the release has slipped into 2020 – but there’s nothing stopping you adding this to your Steam wishlist!

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