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Herding Dog

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You know what they say, it's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Or more specifically, a wolf-eat-pig world if you happen to be a farmer.

In addition to livestock being devoured on a constant basis, you also have to worry about animals getting lost or even alien abductions! Thankfully, this is where you come in, the trustworthy farm canine.

In Herding Dog, you play as a herding dog (duh!), dedicated to protecting your master's farm!

  • Enjoy a unique and beautiful geometric artistic style
  • Relax while you explore the various farmlands
  • Defend cute farm animals from the dangers of the world
  • Earn the highest scores, show that you are the top dog
Herding Dog is a delightfully fun game which is guaranteed to make you have a barking good time!
Release date
Black Shell Media
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 7600 GT / HD 2600
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 60 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: OpenGL2.0, XBox 360 Gamepad
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10
  • Processor: 2.0+ GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX660Ti
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 60 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: OpenGL2.0, XBox 360 Gamepad

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OSX 9
  • Processor: Core 2 duo
  • Graphics: intel
  • OS: OSX 10
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz+
  • Graphics: nvidia
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Today's Game in indie check is actually aimed at a younger Player base in terms of Presentation and Game design, but Adults can also have Fun in the Role of a hats dog. You take over such a Shepherd in Herding Dog as your Avatar and thus do exactly what the Name promises: To guide animals through the Area. If you are not so reading, below there is the Text again as a Video;-) An animal Pleasure? Before you let your Children approach the Game or use the Mouse with them, however, you'd better play 10 To 15 minutes of Rehearsal yourself. The Game is not explained particularly well in the Course of the first 2-3 Levels and the German Translation has not been particularly successful either. While pointing the Basic Action with the Cursor in the Direction in which the Dog should run is not too difficult to understand, but everything around it. Spread in the Level, you will usually find several Cows, Sheep, Goats, Pigs and other Animals that you have to drive to a certain Position. Depending on the Species of Animal, the Animals react slightly differently to your Dog, Cows trot comfortably in front of you, while the Goats try to avoid the Dog rather stubrically. Depending on the Animal, this results in different tactics, such as how you transport them to The target Point. You also have to pay attention to the Terrain and possibly still bypass hills or cross a Bridge over a River. Quite quickly there are also "evil" animals, which not only scare the Animals through the Area, but in the Case of Wolves with too long not Attention also eaten up. But in Children of suitable Fashion, they simply disappear and a corresponding Message appears on the Screen. By the Way, you can still win the level if you meet the other Targets and the Hunters in turn enter their Target Circle. Every now and then, you also have to collect Items spread over the Level. Even Bugs are in the Game Unfortunately the Technique does not always play along, in the current Version the title still has some Quirks. Every now and then the Camera plays a little crazy and in certain Levels animals are placed in unreachable Positions. After Questioning from The Developers, these Bugs are still to be fixed, and all Levels are currently being examined for Errors. Speaking of Technology: There is no real Options menu, in the Home Screen is a well hidden switch to switch to "small Details," which probably deactivates the Anti-Aliasing, but otherwise hardly makes a graphic Difference and in the pause menu in the Game itself can be found After all, adjust the Volume for Music and Sounds in separate Sliders. There are no Settings to adjust the Resolution. As a PC player, you are used to better. Verdict Herding Dog is a nice Change in everyday gaming and stands out pleasantly from the now usual pixel look with its pastel graphics. Due to the simple Game principle and the Child's equitable Presentation, it is probably more interesting for younger Players, which should happen due to the existing Errors and the somewhat disruptive AI of the Animals, but best accompanied. Nevertheless, Herding Dog would also have to be able to motivate Adults for some runs of the 30 Or so levels. And as annoying as the Errors are, since you can freely access all levels at any Time, you simply skip the faulty ones and look back in after the next Patch. It's a nice little Game for in between, to which you can pay 15 Minutes attention again and again. By The way: If you prefer to play the whole thing on the Go, you can find the Game under the name Join the Pack in all mobile stores (iOs, Android, Windows Phone). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jjoGXTe1HM
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