An Upcoming Game About Russian Subway Dogs

Spooky Squid Games, creators of They Bleed Pixels will be releasing their newest game at the start of August. Titled Russian Subway Dogs, the game will have you surviving as one of the titular dogs of the Moscow metro.

Trained to Take the Train

Russian Subway Dogs is a game inspired by an interesting news report about homeless dogs in Moscow. These dogs are able to understand and make use of Moscow’s immense subway systems. In addition, the pups travel to quieter suburb areas to sleep before trekking to more populated areas to feed. They also have clever tactics they use in order to obtain food and survive.

Originally a jam game made for the GDC Pirate Kart, Russian Subway Dogs is a arcade style score attack game. The official website gives players an idea of how the game plays:

Russian Subway Dogs is simple enough for a puppy to pick up but still packed with challenge. Run and jump along the subway platform. Bark behind people to scare up food and bounce vodka around the stage. Soon you’ll be discovering high level strategies like cooking and eating rival wildlife with vodka explosions!

The game has “dozens” of stages in a campaign mode as well as an endless mode. The game also has variety of unlockable dogs, cats (for those bizarre people who dislike dogs,) and other creatures including:

  • Question Hound, from the webcomic Gunshow by KC Green.
  • Ratcoon, from the video game Ruins of the Reckless.
  • Nacho & Rad Shiba, both from the video game VA-11 HALL-A.
  • Clawed Kitty, inspired by Spooky Squid Game’s other title They Bleed Pixels.
  • Nidhogg, the titular creature from Nidhogg and Nidhogg 2
  • Doppler and Kepler, a dog and cat from Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.
  • Uay Chivo, a goat from Guacamelee!
  • Fidel, a corgi and protagonist of Fidel Dungeon Rescue
  • The Proletaricat, a Communist cat.

The game will also have music by the talented Peter Chapman. He’s done work in many award-winning games, such as Guacamelee!LittleBigPlanet Karting, and Modnation Racers.

Russian Subway Dogs releases August 2 for Steam, the PS4, and the Vita.

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