Dog-based Simulation / Exploration / Survival Become a randomized dog in a randomized house and survive the harsh domestic life! Explore the city and interact with the world to discover items and secrets. Play, eat, drink, and sleep, remember to take care of yourself!
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Release Date: Aug 7, 2014

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April 23

NEW UPDATE : 1.18, 1.19, 1.20

Hey everyone, hope you are enjoying the game. These small updates fix and add a few small things. . The Major Dig Dog Crash has been fixed in version 1.20 . Sorry for any dogs lost during that time.

VERSION 1.20

FIXES
  • Fixed Major Crash-causing bug when playing Dig Dog Arcade
  • Fixed the color not properly showing on one of the alien dog's eyelids
IMPROVEMENTS
  • Dig Dog Game now scales difficulty with score, & has new Lava graphics
VERSION 1.19
  • Removes the Dogizilla PC game. This wasn't supposed to be added yet and will be added back once finished
  • Hides mouse pointer once again
VERSION 1.18

ADDED
  • New Color system. Now 100's of possible dog colors instead of 10
  • Location Text Popups
  • New Music Player Interface
  • Splash FX for urinating into water
  • New PC game [BROKEN], not meant to be added yet
  • A Few new dog breeds
  • Vet Sign and Vet Water Basin, and Dog Nurse NPC's
FIXES
  • fixed issue where some controller users couldn't eat their own poop
  • lowered maximum # of urine stains to prevent occasional slowdown

As I am working on my new games, Ill continue to update Domestic Dog Simulator. There are a few bigger planned features that may take some time.
Try out the new dog colors and upload a screen, Thanks for playing!

http://www.surrealdistractions.com

-SD

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February 29

Small New Update Coming Soon + Future update info

I wanted to let everyone know there is a small update coming soon that adds some new breeds, updated Music player, area text popups and other small fixes. The android dog is a robot dog with a real brain

Some experiential new features that might come later include procedurally generated dungeons, more arcade/PC games, and a puppy/adult aging mechanic

Im also going to work in some more areas and action RPG elements, and more elements/areas that will be have to be progressed thru

New breeds



New Musicplayer


As always, thanks for playing!

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About This Game

Become a randomized dog in a randomized house and survive the harsh domestic life! Explore the city and interact with the world for discover items and secrets. Play, eat, drink, and sleep, remember to take care of yourself or else you will die. Play frisbee, dig up bones, and shop at various retail stores. Stay in a good mood, level up and buy new toys! Play however you want, piss on everything, blow up cars and hydrants with explosive poop, earn money and try to fill your house up with toys and gadgets.
Over 300,000,000 possible dog combinations!


[FEATURES]

  • Virtually unlimited combinations of dogs and houses
  • Pee on stuff! Use it as a weapon or to mark your territory
  • Chase Squirrels
  • Eat your own poop
  • Free DLC and updates for life!
  • Try not to get fleas!
  • Get enough food, water, fun, exercise and sleep to stay healthy and alive
  • Visit Dog Arcade to play BoneMuncher and other retro classics
  • Play with other dogs and animals
  • Shop at stores like Dog Depot, Bark Buy, and Gadget Store
  • Enjoy the effects of special powerups like iced coffee, explosive poop, or roller skates
  • P.U.P. Boy 7000 - instantly view detailed stats and status of dog and change options
  • Explore town and surrounding areas for secrets & new ways to earn XP
  • Tons of toys to play with
  • Equal representation of male and female dogs
  • Day/night cycle
  • Listen to music on your iPaw'd, find new records across the land to unlock music

[MILLIONS OF DOGS]

  • Take control of labs, robot dogs, alien dogs, huskies, hover dogs, VR dogs and more!
  • Types of Dogs include: Biological, Alien, Robot, Ghost, & Alien
  • Embrace yourself and level up or delete yourself and start a fresh life as a new dog in a new home


[MINIGAMES AND ACTIVITIES]

  • Rob a dogfood warehouse and never go hungry again
  • Play frisbee
  • Herd sheep
  • Dig for bones and money
  • Explore the cemetery and try to uncover secrets, beware of ghost dogs

[CUSTOMIZE YOUR HOME]

  • Use your hard-earned dogcoins to buy gadgets, art, and more for your home
  • Buy an old cheap tube TV, or save up for a plasma
  • Purchase a range of stereos from boomboxs to electrostatic towers
  • Go to Dog Depot to modify your wallpaper, floors, windows, and door to suit your style
  • Visit Barkbuy (petstore) to buy a new bed, food bowls and more!

[COOL POWERUPS and WEAPONS]

  • Find a pair of Rollerskates to zip around town
  • Eat some chocolate to acquire explosive poop
  • Get high on Dognip

[CUSTOMIZE YOUR LOOK]

  • Change your collar
  • Go to the Paw and Spray for a new coat of fur

SPECIAL NOTE:

This game is experimental and will be updated over time. There may never be a final version. There is Free Content in the works!

NOTE: Some profits may go towards purchase of an actual dog



WARNING: Contains mild violence and drug use

PHOTOSENSITIVE SEIZURE WARNING:
A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in video games. Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause these "photosensitive epileptic seizures" while watching video games.
These seizures may have a variety of symptoms, including lightheadedness, altered vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation, confusion, or momentary loss of awareness. Seizures may also cause loss of consciousness or convulsions that can lead to injury from falling down or striking nearby objects.
Immediately stop playing and consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms. Parents should watch for or ask their children about the above symptoms - children and teenagers are more likely than adults to experience these seizures.

The risk of photosensitive epileptic seizures may be reduced by taking the following precautions:
• Play in a well-lit room
• Do not play when you are drowsy or fatigued
If you or any of your relatives have a history of seizures or epilepsy, consult a doctor before playing.

[THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT DOMESTIC DOG!]

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9-compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9-compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard or better
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Very Positive (420 reviews)
Recently Posted
PepeMeister
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
This is a pretty good Game But i didn't play it too much since u get bored pretty fast.
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ElizaJane
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
I think in order to like this game the idea of a virtual pet should be one you found apealing either in your child hood or recently. The point of the game is to dog (yes the verb dog). Its silly, gross, simple, pointless, and generally just light fun. I got this game because my younger brother saw it on youtube and wanted it really bad and I have to say it was entertaining to play around with. If you are looking for a puzzle game, this isnt it. This legit is a silly dog game with some fun SIMPLE aspects and puzzle like mini game things. If its on sale I\'d get it. I did pay full price for it though and Im happy with it. Its a fun pass time when you have legit nothing to do or a good game to get little kids with a sense of humer.
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Nitrowolf
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I am a purple alien dog rollerblading and smoking dognip breaking into a warehouse peeing and crapping all over the place. I just filled an entire fountain with dogpiss. Best game ever.
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Trebora
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
If you're a fan of pixel games, buy Domestic Dog Simulator. I adored it completely.
There's a good few hours of work to do the achievements, and so many possibilities. Also- the game is still being updated.

5/5, would recommend.
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_Underscore
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
good game to fool around with
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HiddenFigure
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Take out your fury by peeing on everything. EVERYTHING. And be rewarded with multiple 'chieves. BY PEEING ON THE WORLD AND SHOWING IT WHO'S BOSS
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Berroni - REX Junior
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Domestic Dog Simulator
is a simulator game where you play as a dog, 8-bit style and full of colours and animations.

This game is Funny and entertaining.
The game starts in our house. As the egg.
Then, we start playig. We need to eat, ♥♥♥♥, poop and do a lot of things to keep alive :)
everything we can do as a dog and there are really good things, some little challenges, and some violent and frustrating deaths,
sometimes bringing me close to heart attack.
It's not easy to play for about 1 hour, reach level 4, and then die from one car hit.
In this game we can do EVERYTHING as the dogs from REAL LIFE.
There are not a big list of things they do in RL.
They poop, pee on EVERYTHING, break stuff, bark for no reason, eat some ugly poop and chase squirrels.
This game is actually funny and pretty short in terms of getting 100% of achievements.
We also have some cool animals except dogs in this game.
There are some ninja turtles, rabbits, raccoons, pigs and sheeps...
♥♥♥♥ ON THEM TO SHOW DOMINANCE !
I also love the idea of unique "POOP EXPLOSIVE".
We can even destroy a car with it :D
There is also some hidden places, if u don't wanna get bored by searching it, just google about it like a normal man (y) !
Also, we can dig and find money/bones/meat.. :D
Cooool thing is that we have an ATM Card, so we can store our money.
Vets are pretty cool. I was afraid of them, but now when they removed my fleas i like them <3 <3
Ok, this got a little weird, right doc?
And yes, here i go. We can
ROB
!!
YES ! We can rob warehouse !
I just don't know will my dog rob me, i hope he wont.. Damn, this game is sooo strange. Ghosts,Robs,Stuff Breaking..
I'm done.









##### PRO'S : #####
1. I like the idea of "DOG GHOSTS". We can find them in the church/cementry area, north of our house.
2. Ninja turtles,rabbits, raccoons, sheps , pigs and few more, is the animals we can find in this game.
3. Unique idea of ATM Cards.
4. POOP Explosive. I think i never heard about it before this game..
5. Game is short in terms of getting 100% of achievements.
6. Unique idea of randomly spawn as ALIEN DOG and evenn recieve achievement for that. Yes, ALIEN DOG we can spawn as is "Houndeye" from the game Half-Life 2.




##### CON'S : #####
1. We cannot save game and our original dog.
2. It's really too cheap.



TRUST ME, THIS GAME IS ONE OF THE BEST ANIMAL SIMULATOR GAMES
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absperl
( 22.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
i like the creativity of how the dogs live in a town, come from space or are robots, and always look intresting.I also like how funny the game is.its good how they describe the dogs gender, type, and health. and one last thing be careful or you die!
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Nevasol Ltd.
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Best tamaGTAchi simulator, must have.
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Agitha
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
BARK BARK ARF RUFF

Basically its a dog simulator.
You poop, pee on EVERYTHING, break stuff, bark for no reason, eat your poop and chase squirrels.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
414 of 466 people (89%) found this review helpful
184 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2015
Look, I was going to write a dumb sarcastic thing in all caps about how wacky this game is and all, but I just don't think it's worth the effort. You deserve better, Mr. Discerning Steam Customer. Here's the real ♥♥♥♥.

This game isn't good. People enjoy quirky, gimmicky games like Goat Simulator and I Am Bread because there's something substantial and replayable behind the silly premise. You buy, let's say Surgeon Simulator, because hahaha that's not how you do a heart transplant, but you keep coming back because you're getting the hang of manually controlling your hand and manipulating your tools, and you begin to do it more for the fun and challenge of it than the joke. Above all, you keep coming back.

On the other hand, underneath the skin of Dog Sim is a bunch of tedious ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. You have, I kid you not, like five meters to keep track of. You need to babysit these meters constantly. When your food or water meter depletes, your actual, time-until-you-die health meter begins to slowly tick down, and I could not find a way to restore that for the life of me. Unfortunately, your sleep meter decreases every time you eat or drink to increase those meters (or do anything else), and depletion of the sleep meter causes you to pass out for several seconds, during which you may be robbed of all of your dog money by a passing raccoon, or killed instantly by a car if (God forbid) you passed out on a highway. This may sound pedantic given how much the developers stress that lives in this game are fleeting and easily lost, but there is progression here. You don't want to die while you're playing an arcade game or sussing out an easter egg, right? You end up so busy monitoring your health that you don't have any time to actually explore, so what's the point in trying?

In conclusion, savee that $4 and get yourself a little extra bacon on that next burger instead. Oh sorry, what I meant to say was LOL I PEED ON A FIRE HYDRANT AND GOT RUN OVER 11/10 GOTY. I ATE CHOCOLATE AND POOPED ON A HYDRANT AND THE POOP EXPLODED 5/5 MMM I LOVE WACKY JOKE. YUM YUM PUT THE MEMES IN MY MOUTH AGHLGLGLGL GOD YES. I AM A HUSK OF A HUMAN BEING AND ONLY THE SHALLOWEST OF JINGLE-KEY CLOWN GAMES CAN FILL ME. PLEASE, SURREAL DISTRACTIONS, SHAPE ME INTO THE FUNCTIONING ADULT MY PARENTS WISH I WAS
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837 of 1,008 people (83%) found this review helpful
62 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2015
If this looks like Pewdiebait to you, you are probably right. I usually suck at distinguishing pewdiebait from real games, but this game is not very interesting when you start playing it. It's more like having to do chores as a dog. Boring as hell. Sure, there are some fun dogs, but as soon as it dies it's gone and you will have to hope for something that doesn't suck as much. It seems alright at first, but soon you will start to notice that within every 5 seconds you have to fix one of the bars that's down to red. You will have to eat, sleep and poop so frequently you start wondering if this dog has any sense of time. Thanks to the lack of explanation you are also left in the dark as to what you should do to fix something, how to keep on sleeping until the bar is full (It interrupts at irregular intervals) and how much food you actually have. You will also notice a vicious cycle of I have no food -> I have no money to buy food -> I dig for money -> I need more food but I have no food -> I have no money to buy food and so on and so on and so on. The game contains some fun easter eggs here and there but without a real goal and seemingly effectless shops the game will bore you before you even started to like it. It's cheap, so if you really need to kill some time you might want this, but you're better off doing almost anything else.
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818 of 1,018 people (80%) found this review helpful
93 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2015
a game that was meant to be played by overrated youtubers who appeal to fans with a demographical age of 8 years olds

...

it's kind of hard to judge a game that is meant to be stupid and is 2 dollars, so if you are dying to spend money on something then go ahead, its right here
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391 of 494 people (79%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
Should've been a flash game, don't waste your money on this :/

There's literally no point to this game, you get to pee on stuff yay. You require more maintenance than a tamagotchi when you were five, yay. You get to play "fun cool retro games", yay.

I don't know what I expected, yet I am still disappointed.
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570 of 762 people (75%) found this review helpful
342 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10, 2015
Not even worth 2 bucks. I'd rather buy a bottle of Gatorade than this crap, and i don't even like Gatorade!
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200 of 264 people (76%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
This game isn't very much fun. Its an interesting concept and I like the retro graphics but it seems really lacking. Also it crashes a lot.
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342 of 488 people (70%) found this review helpful
334 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
No bones about it, you're getting fleased if you don't paws to think about what you're in fur. If you can't tail the current promo is quite likely the only time this youtube-bait title can be worth its current pricetag, at $0.02 if you're also buying Squirreltopia. I claw that pricetag and thought "It's cheap as dirt and installs in two shakes of a lamb's tail! Fangs a lot, devs!" but at least the raccoons in this game were upfront with stealing my money in an experience full of dogshit.
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242 of 339 people (71%) found this review helpful
207 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2015
I bought this for $1.
I got a $1.15 card from it.
I made profit off of this, and I still hate it.
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120 of 160 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
One of these days I will learn better and not impulse buy something. Can't really have buyer's remorse over $2, but by purchasing I am allowing this kind of stuff to keep happening.

I appreciate what you tried to do, but nah. Enjoy the $2.

Rest of you, go watch it on a LP channel. It will be covered. Endlessly. No doubt.

I liked the purple "dog" though.
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71 of 102 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
Okay, I got this on a whim cus it looked fun and it had overall positive reviews. Bad line: I regret my decision.

This game sucks on so many levels...and speaking of which, there is literally hardly anything to do. Imagine Goat Simulator with 1/100 of the map, 2d crappy graphics, and 1/1000th of things to do, and you would have this mess. If it was a flash game on Armor Games or Kongregate, I would give it a 1 out of 5, but this, this is much lower than that since I am ashamed to have paid for it.
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