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flow, sometimes written as flOw, started as a free Flash game that was located here, or with a black background, here. There is now PlayStation 3 version of it, created by thatgamecompany, best known as the creators of Journey and Flower. In the game, you play as a creature made of white lines that eat other white lined creatures.

Not to be confused with the Yume Nikki fangame .flow.


  • All There in the Manual: Well, the game's download's xml, reveals that the creature is named Snakefish, the first boss is called Jellyfish, the second boss is called Manta, there's a creature called a Flockfish in Level 14. In the second round, you play as a Jellyfish.
  • Beautiful Void: The only features are the creatures you eat, the creature you are, and the watery substance around you.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: A white enemy creature is unwounded or calm, a blue one is wounded, and orange one is attacking.
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  • Experience Meter: The creature's body functions as one. You eat things, you fill up the circles in your body, and once they're all filled, you get bigger, and all the circles are empty again.
  • Mirror Boss: Sometimes you have to eat creatures that are the creature you are, except possibly smaller. At the very last level, you face one. And then you restart as a different type of creature.
  • Notice This: The creatures that send you up and down a level, if you eat them, radiate a pulse of blue and red, if they're off the screen, so you know where they are.
  • One-Word Title: The game is just called flow.
  • Red Is Violent: Some attacking creatures are red.
  • Rising Up The Food Chain Game: You start as what is apparently a fish, that eats things, to become bigger fish which help you eat the eat fish that tried / try to eat you.


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