Freedom Games and Little Rock Games have revealed a new simulator game, and this one is all about taking care of man’s best friend. To The Rescue is a dog shelter simulator and it has been confirmed for PC and Switch. Players will have to begin by building a shelter and creating a place that can help dogs find their forever homes. Players will have to manage finances, supplies, and keep each of the individual dogs happy.
Olivia Dunlap, co-founder of Little Rock Games, said: “The challenges dog shelters and their volunteers face every day truly inspire us. It’s a setting we felt was ripe for exploration in games and we look forward to bringing this world to Nintendo Switch and Steam later this year.”
Each dog will have its own personality so players will have to be aware of each one of their needs and personalities. It is not all fun and games though as dogs can get ill, so you will need to help them recover and stop any potential infections spreading to other dogs in the shelter. Potential adopters will come and visit the shelter, and it will be the players role to match them up with the best dog for them. Some dogs will be snapped up quickly, while others will need some extra help to get picked. Players will also have to help integrate the shelter into the local community too, with education days and community events. To The Rescue does have a story mode to it that follows the evolution of the shelter.
To The Rescue started off as a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $16,000. However, it beat that target with the Kickstarter ending at $36,639 from 1241 backers. There will be a real world impact too with 20% of profit from game sales going to animal shelters.
Source: Press Release