Running Sheep
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  • System Requirements
  • Windows XP / Windows 7 / Windows 8
  • 1.2 GHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 1024 MB Ram
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Running Sheep 

Rescue your flock from interstellar aliens in Running Sheep, a comical endeavor that requires logic and strategy.

On a pitch-black night, the skies over the farm opened up and a beam of shimmering light lifted the sheep into the sky and onto a waiting spaceship. The poor sheep woke up inside transparent tubes but they've managed to escape from their prison. Now, it's time get them back home but first they have to get off the ship. Can you guide them safely out and return them to their farm?

Shepherd your sheep back home in 61 dynamic levels. Guide them to find the exit out of the alien spacecraft by following the path you light up. Point them in the right direction to avoid diverse obstacles, charging aliens, and more. It'll take quick thinking, perfect planning, and lots of luck. Do you have what it takes?

Find out when you try the free trial version or download the full-unlimited version of Running Sheep today!

  • Shepherd the sheep to safety in this fun Action game for all.
  • Point the way out of an alien spaceship in over 60 dynamic levels.
  • Avoid diverse obstacles, charging aliens, and more.
  • Enjoy a lighthearted adventure with a sci-fi twist.
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Reviews of Running Sheep
 | Added on: January 3, 2012
 
I was looking forward to playing this game but I found some major issues with it that made me quit after failing to play the 4th level. This game has NO text instructions, relying instead on symbols and pictures to instruct and label control buttons. Maybe this is ok for some but I admit to being symbol challenged in this symbol overloaded world and prefer my directions in text and my controls clearly labeled in English. Also, the timer is immediately running when each level starts allowing no "set-up" time to configure pathways for sheep. I also found the method of setting the arrowed pathways clumsy and slow, requiring a circular motion of the mouse after clicking in order to change the direction of the arrow - imprecise and awkward. I never considered myself poor with a mouse until I played this game but by the fourth puzzle I was unable to set up the course in the given time before running out of time and if you try to set up as you go along, the sheep run too fast and arrive at unfinished squares in time to drop out of the puzzle, ending the level if the time doesn't run out first. After several replays attempting to find a better way to play I gave up, not willing to get frustrated any longer. The CONCEPT of the game was good and not hard and I could see the solutions easily but the mechanical issues of executing made it impossible for me to play and enjoy. I suggest the developer should make changes to the game that allow you to set up your arrows along the course 1st before the timer starts (like in Garden Defence) and that the method of setting arrow direction be altered by say using a right click on the mouse to set direction which would be quicker and less motion dependent. Also I really think that on mouse-over, the buttons should be text labeled and directions should be given in text as well. This was overall a disappointing rendering of a puzzle game (of which there are too few offered on GameHouse in the first place). Perhaps with tweaking this game could be improved enough to actually PLAY! I gave it one star because I couldn't give it NO stars!
 | Added on: January 5, 2012
 
I'm sorry to see this game has gotten some poor reviews as I am having a good time with it! Yes, there are problems. Reviewers saying there's not much instruction are correct. I, too, was initially irritated that there was no mouse over text telling me what button did what but got over it quickly. There just aren't that many icons and they're somewhat intuitive as is. That said, it really wouldn't have killed the devs to add some constructive text. As far as not being able to repoint arrows, I didn't have much trouble with that aspect. Press and hold left mouse button and flick your mouse in the direction you want it to go. It doesn't always point the way I want but I don't attribute that to any fault of the game. :P Anyway, the concept is deceptively simple. Get your sheep from point A to point B using a set number of reusable arrows within the time limit. There are obstacles however such as robots that kill your sheep on contact, arrows embedded in the game board forcing your sheep in that direction or guns shooting fire balls. There are glowing orb type things that must be "collected" before the exit shows up on most levels. The strategies involved aren't too hard to figure out but you do have to be a fast clicker because those sheep run fast! You WILL have to replay levels and develop strategy from trial and error. No way around it. There are some levels that are zoomed in on your herd and you can't see where they need to go until you actually get them out there and the camera pushes back. I found the timer on most levels to be adequate but a few levels I barely made the time. As I said, I'm sorry that some didn't like this game but I do understand. Myself, I found it rewarding to figure out the game play elements and strategies on my own. Once you learn how to manipulate the arrows quickly it is quite addictive.
 | Added on: February 25, 2012
 
I thought this game could use a bump...I played the whole thing to the end, got expert on every level and wished there were more when I was done. I thought it was great! It could have used a tutorial, perhaps, but I didn't find it that hard to figure out. It was challenging, but I like that in a game. I like action, adventure, time management and puzzle games; hate HOG, so perhaps the others were more HOG players?? I don't know why it has gotten such bad reviews: I thought it was fun!
 | Added on: January 3, 2012
 
This game got 2 stars as a nod to the decent graphics and concept. But the rest is a disaster as far as I am concerned. There is NO written information, other than the name of the game, and the word "player." If I hadn't read the complete game description before downloading the game, I would have had NO idea what was going on. You are supposed to figure out how to play from symbols and mini-animations. The one that demonstrated how to place a directional arrow and rotate it confounded me. I tried over and over, and just couldn't get the arrow to turn direction. Here's the TIP: you click and hold the left mouse button over the arrow, and drag your mouse to the square NEXT TO the arrow, in the direction you wish the sheep to go. I only went as far as level 6 before giving up in frustration, and to that point, each level had a 60-second timer. It could easily take that long at level 5 and 6 to figure out what you are supposed to do because the levels start getting a little more complicated, but you're not sure what's going on. And when you're ready to quit, good luck finding out how. Fortunately, there are only a few buttons, and by clicking through them, you will come back to the title screen. With effort put into a written tutorial, this might have been a good game. As it is now, it's seconds away from the delete key.
 | Added on: January 3, 2012
 
Good graphics, but deathly scanty on the instructions. How do I get out of it aside from control-alt-delete?
 | Added on: January 3, 2012
 
I like the concept of the game but hate the intro. Maybe someone spent a lot of time and effort trying to create a set of simple interfaces and controls that you don't need written instructions but it wasn't this one. After clicking around I began to understand the concept but trial and error is not my idea of fun. e.g. You can only have 5 arrows in play at one time. Why not tell me that up front, do you think I like having to replay a level because I wasn't told that? The aiming of the arrow was very difficult. Look at Zuma Deluxe for how a pointer should work. You should only have to have your cursor in the general direction you want it to go to make it aim. Every time I went to turn a pointer it would disappear (Second click removes arrow) and I would have to click to get the arrow back and of course it would be facing the wrong way. I loved the strategy but only played for a short time so I don't know if it improves or what other surprises were in store. A few tweaks and it would play better, especially if you offered: • Allow me to aim my arrow when I place it • An optional tutorial mode with real instructions • An option that would enable mouse-over descriptions of the control and or button. Especially when playing for the first time or trying to exit or do something with the menus. • Why not have an option that automatically deletes the number 1 arrow when you try to create arrow number 6, delete number 2 when you create number 7, etc... You could do that by using the right or center mouse button to create the next arrow that would blow away the first arrow. This would add an ease of use to the game and a surprise when you drop the wrong arrow. I only played a short time, who were you using for your Beta?
 | Added on: January 11, 2012
 
Loved Sheeps Quest, was excited to find this updated & innovative take on my old favorite. Have never been so aggravated & frustrated in my life! Sheep's Quest is quirky, challenging enough to be interesting, but relaxed enough to be fun. This is just impossible--once you place your arrow you are supposed to drag it around to where you want it to point. This is awkward at best, & often nearly impossible, as level of responsiveness of the arrows varies. The time limits are so extreme as to turn the game from a strategy puzzle to an frantic race against time--& obstacles. Making things still worse, is the severe limit to number of arrows you can place. Total lack of instruction doesn't help matters.
 | Added on: January 2, 2012
 
and no tutorial or help. I think the arrows are supposed to rotate but couldn't figure out how.
 | Added on: January 9, 2012
 
This game should be called Mission Impossible. I'm giving this game a 2 star rating only because of the good graphics & game concept. No written tutorial...just arrows pointing. What's up w/that? As you progress in the game, you have no idea at the start of the level where to herd your sheep to safety. I got past level 7 by the skin of my sheep using TWENTY minutes to do so! Talk about stressful! What irritated me the most was the dang music!! Turning off the volume didn't help as each level does get more difficult & using the arrows to direct the sheep can be very frustrating as some arrows respond better than others AND you have a 60 second time limit! Suggestion: Omit the timer & let folks use their strategy to finish each level. Too many restraints in this game to make it FUN ;(
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