An interesting little Platformer popped up on Kickstarter recently. It’s called One Dog Story and it’s an action adventure platformer with RPG elements. The basic premise of the game seems to be that you are some sort of experiment (who happens to be a humanoid dog) trying to escape some sort of underground facility.
One Dog Story is already displaying a playable prototype of the game on their Kickstarter page so it would seem they are quite far into development. The goal is $30,000 which seems a little steep to me, but the developers want to give each NPC their own back story. They’re expecting to have the game shipping by November which is a little optimistic I feel, but we shall see. The game has quite a lot of stretch goals so it would seem that developers are confident that they will overshoot the mark. One Dog Story has already drawn a lot of positive attention on the Steam Greenlight for the quirky concept. The developers are holding a little contest for backers to name the protagonist of the story. It’s a sweet little idea to get people involved with the creation of the game, which is one of the draws of Kickstarter Projects.
I’m very curious to see how this goes. Personally, I think the gameplay and the soundtrack look pretty sound, but the visuals need some work. The game is inspired by Cave Story, Battle Toads, Contra, and Metroid so harkens back to the retro era. I would like to see cleaner sprites in the finished product, but that’s just my little opinion. If nothing else, it will offer a headbopping soundtrack (which you can listen to on the One Dog Story Kickstarter page). If you like cute dogs but aren’t sold on the sci-fi I recommend checking out this shaggy dog story.
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