A Dog's Life (WIP)


#101

Got an error when I tried to ask about humans


#102

Error when I tried to talk to the female dog at the shelter.

Quicktest or Randomtest would help catch these.


#103

So my laptop is severely fucked up, I cant do anything. I can barely get past the bios drive.

I cant work on the game until I get this fixed, so it might b a week or so. Really sorry guys, blame Windows 10 & the fall creators update


#104

So this game will no longer b worked on for the time being. I can’t afford shipping my laptop in for repairs, let alone parts (up to $300, plus $80 shipping).
The game is not being abandoned, but I cannot work on it until I can somehow make money


#105

So its going to be about a year before I can continue working on this. Husband wont let me send my laptop in until I’m out of school, says we can’t afford it til I can make money.

Hoping I can make some tips & send it in sooner


#106

It’s okay. I understand. But I can’t wait for you to come back


#107

I’ll reply every once in awhile to keep this open. I’ll let everyone know when the game’s up, but I also don’t want to start a new thread.


#108

I love this. This is making me feel stuff. Lol I’m getting some wicked “Fox and the Hound” level feels right now


#109

So im able to use my personal laptop again, but it may be some time before an update or I can work on it. School is keep me much busier than I expected, but i graduate next march so its not lile it’ll be 2 years or more before any updates or anything.

Thinking about adding “exotic” species (such as maned wolves, dholes, & dingo’s) where you wouod start out as someones (either legally or illegally) bred animal & yiu end up escaping


#110

Okay :slightly_smiling_face: Sounds interesting


#111

So i was able to work a bit today, & here’s what I’ll add:

Exotic Canids (from the canid family), where you start out n a sanctuary, 1 starts elsewhete though). They are listed below:
Dox (dog fox)
African Wild Dog
Maned Wolf
Dingo
Jackel
Huskal (specially bred by humans, Jackel-wolf. This breed will b very tricky to do, so i may take it out)

These breeds can be recognized by trained professionals, which none of the familes are but if you are any of these breeds, it is a very slim chance of beinf a service, firehouse, police, or therapy dog. They will think you are too wild looking & ignore you.
However, exotic breeds will have a massive advantage over other dogs/hybrids since they are built for the wild


#112

Ok so no update yet but I have an idea of how to start the exotic species.

You will start out n a sanctuary/conservation center but adter a storm you end up getting outside the fence & seperated from your family/pack & get found by humans who dont realize ur not a dog.
Dox will be different, nkt sure what to do yet


#113

No update to Dashingdon yet, but update to my personal work.

Dingo’s and Dox’s will have a different start than the other exotic breeds due to the info I have managed to find. Still unsure if I am doing Huskal’s yet. I have just began researching Jackel’s.

& if anyone has suggestions on how their mother scenes can go (especially Dingo’s & Dox’s), please respond ^^


#114

hey, just wanted to throw my support behind this, sounds interesting and is love to play the full game.

Canine social structure wouldn’t be my best area unfortunately, just want to through my support for your work out there.


#115

I can’t wait to see these other exotic species! Thank you for your hard work as well :slightly_smiling_face:


#116

So I’m not adding Huskal’s, I could not find any info besides the name & that there Jackal-Wolf hybrids.

Dingo’s are starting off as an exotic pet, where your mother is a dingo but your dad is some kind of dog (randomized). You escape before something bad happens (one of those “had a license to keep you but it expired now I have to get rid of you” kind of things).
Dox’s, I have no idea yet. I may even take them out entirely unless I can find a way to start them.
Maned Wolves, African Wild Dogs, and Jackal’s all start off in a conservation zoo (because their endangered & humans are trying to bring the population up). The first day is more or less your interaction with humans, who are taking you outside for the first time (you start in an observation room), and the second a big storm starts. Similar to the wolves, when there’s thunder you will bolt & end up running through a big whole in the fence that formed when a tree fell over. You will wander for a day or two before being found in the same park where coyotes start.

The exotic species cannot be the following:
Firehouse
Police
Therapy
Service
Rescue
Show Dog (Dingo & Dox will not be taken by the Beltran’s, others might)

Exotic Species have the following bonuses:
Bonus to the special path (the last one, not recommended for some people)
Bonus as a stray, life is slightly easier and you gain skills faster
Beginning is much harder but gain almost twice the skills other pups do

Exotic’s (except the Dingo & Dox) cannot breed with dogs, so you never have puppies.
There will be a chance to care for someone else’s puppies when you are 5 years old though, so you can still have a semi-family/pack.

Around age 4-6 (depending on species), there is a good chance that you will be recognized as an exotic species, captured, and sent back to the conservation zoo or even to your natural wild habitat (this will end the game but it’s a good ending).


#117

Ooo! This sounds extremely exciting! :smile: