Every morning dozens of stray dogs make the commute by train from the Moscow suburbs to the downtown core in search of food and fortune.
A CANINE SCORE-ATTACK ARCADE GAME
FOR MAC & WINDOWS, Coming out
ON STEAM AND ITCH.IO IN 2017!
Welcome comrades! Meet Russian Subway Dogs, a fast-paced action-arcade game inspired by the real-life stray dogs of the Moscow Metro. We have done extensive, totally legal research in order to fine-tune this chaotic simulation of what it's like to scavenge for food from Russian commuters. Surviving isn't easy when you are dodging volatile vodka, rival dogs, and the rare and dangerous Subway Bear!
Unlockable Kitties and Guest Pups!
All screenshots represent work in progress and may change and be improved as we approach release!
We're bringing the talented Peter Chapman on board to create an original soundtrack for Russian Subway Dogs.You may be familiar with Peter's work on award winning games such as Guacamelee!, LittleBigPlanet Karting and Modnation Racers or from his fantastic solo work as Coins and Peter Project. For Russian Subway Dogs he'll be producing his own unique electronic take on traditional Eastern European folk music. Here's a small taste of what to look forward to!
Russian Subway Dogs started as a jam game created for the GDC Pirate Kart. That early rough version was well received with coverage on Indiegames.com as well as several let’s plays in both English and Russian, and was even picked as an official selection for Fantastic Fest’s Fantastic Arcade.
As you'd expect from a game created in a single weekend the prototype is extremely rough compared to the final version of the game we're working on now. Everything from graphics to the core physics and frame rate have been massively improved and we're adding a huge amount of new content as well.
What will you be adding for the commercial release?
We are working on a whole pack of improvements for the full release of Russian Subway Dogs, including:
- Mission mode filled with unique challenges from your kitty comrade the Proletaricat!
- All-new art with improved animations.
- New commuter, food and wildlife types including the fearsome Subway Bear!
- Lavish backgrounds inspired by actual Moscow Metro stations.
- A deep combo and scoring system full of secret bonuses to discover.
- Full Steam integration including online leaderboards and achievements.
- Silky-smooth 60 fps gameplay with pumped up physics.
- Cute dog hat!
Will there be a Mac or Linux versions?
There will be a Mac version for sure and we're looking into porting it to Linux as well.
What about a Console Release?
Right now we're concentrating on making the Steam release the best it can be, but we do plan on porting to consoles and already have the basic gameplay running on a couple dev kits. So very likely!