A downloadable game for Windows and Mac OS X

Dog Petting Simulator is a first person indie game that emulates a highly realistic experience of the universal human dream: walking around a park all day and petting some playful pups.

The game's demo will include Eddie, the energetic and playful Parson Jack Russell, Momo, the sweet and sleepy Shiba Inu, and Ben, an older, yet just as loveable hound ready for your pets.

Dog Petting Simulator is developped by Studio Cacti, a small team of students at The Animation Workshop, Denmark. It began as a self study project with the intention to building a playable game using Unity and Maya, and to expand our knowledge on both programs, as well as the game development pipeline.

We hope to develop the game further after graduation to include many more dogs, and many more unlockables.

More information

Published188 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X
Rating
(6)
AuthorStudio Cacti
GenreSimulation
Tags3D, Casual, Cozy, Dogs, low-poly, Relaxing, walking-simulator
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

Windows Install Instructions:

  1. Right click and Extract the DogPettingSimulator_Win64bit.zip file, or use Winrar / 7zip / etc
  2. Open the DogPettingSimulator.exe file to launch the game
  3. Choose quality settings according to your computer's capabilities. We recommend "Fantastic" for most computers, but if you experience lag, you can restart and try a lower setting.
  4. Depending on your computer's specs and the quality settings you pick, the game may take a moment to load after the "Studio Cacti" logo, so please be patient :-)

Mac Install Instructions:

  1. Double click the zipped file, and the folder should extract itself.
  2. Open the DogPettingSimulator.app file to launch the game
  3. Choose quality settings according to your computer's capabilities. We recommend "Fantastic" for most computers, but if you experience lag, you can restart and try a lower setting.
  4. Depending on your computer's specs and the quality settings you pick, the game may take a moment to load after the "Studio Cacti" logo, so please be patient :-)

Download

Download
DogPettingSimulatorDemo_Win64Bit.zip (72 MB)
Download
DogPettingSimulatorDemo_Mac.zip (55 MB)

Comments

Log in with your itch.io account to leave a comment.

This is the game the world has been waiting for!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU9bPUUYKc4


Did a lets play of this adorable little game of yours <3 did some cover art for it too!

I LOVED PETTING ALL OF THE PUPPERS. I WANT TO PET MORE OF THEM.

Hey, I wrote a review of this game, here's an excerpt:

...Dog Petting Simulator is a great way to relieve anxiety, especially for dog-lovers. It provides a relaxing experience, that emphasises the simple pleasure of interacting with dogs in a natural environment. The stylisation and simple geometry of the art assets gives it a sense of childlike wonder, like a children's book for adults...

The rest is here.

As someone who adores animals, especially dogs. This game is what I live for. Thank you for making it. I only played it for like two minutes because then my mac died, but believe me those were one of the best two minutes of my life. This game is so calming and oh gosh I love petting dogs irl and now I can just do it in the comfort of my own room lmaooo. 10/10 would play again.

A dog petting simulator you say? Hrm. All I can say is: OMG yes finally!


(Edited 24 times) (+1)

My friend sent this to me as what I believe was supposed to be a troll. I recorded it. That'll show em! I thought it was an interesting little game. I had a good time recording it...I still wish I could punt that little Sh...dog.


Those edits were me trying to figure out how to embed the video. ;-;



I did a video on it!! I know it is just a demo and makes for a very short video! but man I made some funny jokes in this, and did the editing justice since the game was so short, sweet, simple but fun :) I recommend others playing it too, and checking out my video as an example if you want to XD

(Edited 2 times)

Played it, loved it!



(Edited 1 time)

Had to play this game. xD Please keep working on this because it has a lot of potential.

Here's my playthrough:



Cool little game bro, i just wished there was more, but for what it is i really enjoyed it :D