Breed the fast paced, What is a dog but a wobble with infinite potential? Here’s the question Wobbledogs – an amazingly bizarre pet with rapidly changing proportions – might be thinking of pondering as it prepares to bobbing with its exotic pet in early arrival to Steam next year.
Wobbledogs is the work of Tom Astle, a former gameplay engineer on The Sims 4, and it lets players plunge into a world of physically simulated dogs – but critically and slightly terrifyingly – that quickly transform into dogs. As such, as dogs start out in a broadly familiar form, they will quickly take on strange new forms and behaviors as their developmental lines advance.
The newly launched Steam page of Wobbledogs states, “Dogs have highly variable bodies controlled by a mimetic genetic system,” “As they age, they periodically enter the Virgo state and transform physically. The foods they eat fill their guts with different plants [that] influence it. Dog mutations, allowing you to craft and shape them to fit your own idea of canine perfection! ”
That’s the science part then, but Wobbledogs also cares about the comforts of home, Breed the fast paced , providing players with the tools to build delightful habitats and a maze, where their increasingly strange charges can spend their days merrily.
If you like, you can simply sit back and watch your Wobbledogs do their business, but it’s also possible to take a more direct, hands-on approach, complimenting them, caressing them, and more. Astle notes that physically mimicking a dog’s body – and its various mutations – influences how it experiences the world, and this combines with its unique personality traits and behaviors to control the way it interacts with dogs and other things.
Wobbledogs are set to enter Steam early in January 2021, and Astle says the intention is to stay there for about a year. This time will be used to find and polish bugs, and to add some additional content, including new mutations – both functional and aesthetic – new organisms and interactions, better animal artificial intelligence, new gut flora, and more.
Based on the phrase “gut flora” alone, I was sold.
Source : eurogamer