Home Free Is A Game About Being A Lost Dog In A City

This is kind of remarkable, sweet and magical, and I'm kind of surprised that nobody has made it before.

It's called Home Free, and it's a new Kickstarter for a game about being a dog. A lost dog, alone and scared in a big city.

"Home Free is an open-world action-RPG starring a dog lost in a sprawling, randomly generated city. Use your canine abilities to explore this strange, sometimes hostile environment and find your place in the world," the campaign blurb says.

As an aside, is anyone else starting to get marginally confused occasionally — Grow Home, Gone Home, Home Free. No? Maybe it's just me. Anyway.

There's a distinct lack of butt sniffing in the game, although you can forage through bins, headbutt other dogs, steal ice-creams and fish from stupid humans and sleep next to radiators on the street.

It's raised just under US$20,000 so far and only has a goal of US$50,000. With 29 days remaining, it's pretty likely that the project will get over the line.

Kicktraq, a site for tracking Kickstarter campaigns, projects that Home Free will end up raising over US$545,000. Stretch goals haven't been announced yet, although I wouldn't be surprised with a project like this if they just end up capping donations beyond a certain point.

Or maybe they'll go completely overboard like the campaign for a potato salad. You never quite know with the internet.


    No pooping and peeing like in Dog's Life? How am I going to mark my territory?

    Last edited 01/10/15 10:55 am

    $545.000 ? That's ambitious ...

      That's the Kicktraq estimate, which is a crude and poor estimation of the expected money that the Kickstarter will raise by the end of the campaign. The dumb thing about it is that it basically calculates the average daily earnings thus far and multiplies that by the length of the campaign. It's stupid and doesn't take into account that usually a Kickstarter will get the bulk of its pledges at the beginning. As it happens, the "estimate" is now less than $360k.

    do you think it will release before mew-genics, because i'm tired of waiting for this cat game

    do you think it will release before mew-genics, because i'm tired of waiting for this cat game

    That video made my cry ;_;
    I'm such a softy when it comes to animals.

      I thought the beginning was really sad. Either the dog was abandoned, or his master never made it back.

    Looks interesting enough I guess...

    I tellya, the description for some reason reminded me of Dogday which I never finished and really should, which in turn reminded me I need to finish Normality. Ahh, the 90s were a great time for adventure games...

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