Control an abandoned dog in the city in action-RPG Home Free


Control your tears watching the video

The first few moments of the Kickstarter trailer for Home Free bring up sad memories of the Futurama episode “Jurassic Bark,” which I apparently cannot even read the Wikipedia entry for without getting misty-eyed. Dogs, man. Dogs are the best people.

Thankfully, Home Free isn’t all heartwrenching. Eventually, the pit bull in the video realizes it needs to learn to fend for itself, striking out into the unknown city full of other stray dogs, scavenged food, and dangerous traffic. Maybe the doggy even finds a new home.

Home Free‘s city is procedurally generated, so it should really give the feeling of being lost, even on repeat play throughs.

This is one of those Kickstarter projects that makes me wish I were independently wealthy. Sure, I want to play this game when it releases, but more than that I’d love to see my best furball friend Halley in it as a playable pup. Alas, that’d cost me almost a thousand bucks.

The crowdfunding campaign for Home Free launched today and is currently over 25 percent of the way to its $50,000 base funding goal. Certain Destructoid readers might be happy to see the stretch goal if that total is doubled; the “Tiny Legs Dog Pack” adds corgis to the city.