A friend of mine and two of his friends went to study game development at uni after they finished high school. I've seen a lot of posts on Facebook in regards to their production name Astrobear Games and it is only now that I've actually had a real look into their ideas. They've been working fairly hard getting their game ShepDoog up to standard and ready for advertising, and have just slapped it onto Kickstarter.
DeviantART is all about the development and sharing of art among the artistic community and game development is as artistically sound as anything else you might find on here. I decided it would be fair game to plug their game and ask anyone reading this to head over to their kickstarter page and have a read of the product description.
The game revolves around a Russian Time-Traveling Space Dog that's been sent into the void of Space Time and needs to repair the time bridge in order to return to Russia to alert the Higher Up's of the missions success. ShepDoog is an altered dog with certain abilities that make his mission a little easier - the main ability being his stamina in herding sheep (yes, strange that sheep are multi-dimensional beings). ShepDoog needs the wool from these sheep (*ahem*string theory*ahem) to repair the bridge and return home.
The idea sounds fairly original - a mix between all of those simulator
games and a tiny bit of Footrot Flats - and although it's a small production crew, it guarantees to be a fun, interesting and remarkably new take on gaming.
Astrobear Games also plan on putting ShepDoog on Greenlight to make it easily available come release.
Head over to the Kickstarter page and give it a read - and potentially - a bit of your money. It's hard for small-time companies to get their feet in the water and it would be super if anyone reading this could give them a shove. Let's get them wet! www.kickstarter.com/projects/a…