Russian Subway Dogs is a type of slow-burn ardour initiatives I’ve been following because it was introduced. The most recent from They Bleed Pixels creators Spooky Squid, it’s a cute little point-hunting recreation in regards to the (very real) canine that scavenge for meals every single day on Moscow’s metro system. There’s bears, elk, surly previous grandmas and a complete lot of vodka concerned, and for these missing the requisite canine kinship, sure, you’ll be able to play because the Proletaricat, plus visitor characters/pups from throughout the indie growth sphere. After years in growth, it’s out right this moment.
Whereas there’s operating and leaping and cute 16-bit styled sprites right here, it appears improper to explain Russian Subway Canines as a platformer. That mentioned, it’s set completely on a set of platforms, however they’re the flat prepare selection. Enjoying as a canine (or one thing else) in a jaunty hat, you bark at commuters, hoping to frighten them out of their foods and drinks, all whereas making an attempt to finish side-missions handed down by the Proletaricat. Juggle vodka bottles for factors, chain issues into combos, set bears on hearth (sadly it doesn’t trigger screen-shake), and apparently battle Baba Yaga?
As you’ll be able to see within the trailer, there’s a ton of visitor characters, together with KC Inexperienced’s famed ‘This Is Fine‘ canine, used with full permission. The Clawed Lady from They Bleed Pixels is now a pet (and has introduced a few of her eldritch foes together with her), the cyberpunk Shiba Inu from VA-11 Hall-A is right here, as is mystical goat Uay Chivo from Guacamelee who’s a goat and never a canine. Spooky Squid have spent a superb chunk of the previous couple years asking cool folks in the event that they wished to be bizarre Russian canine in a recreation, and (naturally) everybody mentioned sure. I imply, who wouldn’t?