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  • Summary: Dogchild tells the story of the young and enigmatic Tarpak, an impulsive and courageous dude with extraordinary abilities: a strong sensory union with nature and a special symbiosis with his inseparable dog, Tarao.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 15, 2016
    75
    This indie game has been awarded for its design. Tarpak and his dog Tarao cooperate to solve some interesting swap-controlling puzzles, facing different game mechanics throughout the whole adventure. But the game shows some control problems. A promising start for a very young studio.
  2. Jan 15, 2016
    70
    A lovely experience that demonstrates the hard work behind it. Although it is blurred by significant design mistakes.
  3. Mar 1, 2016
    70
    The ideas are great and switching between two characters with very different abilities is a nice touch. I would have like the game to have more of a story and possibly have some sort of character voice acting. Also the game can be hugely frustrating with awkward movement and controls.
  4. 70
    The most heartwarming thing about this game is its a tribute to the lead developer's sadly deceased dog companion. For that reason alone anyone who has ever had a beloved pet really owes it to themselves to experience this one.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Jan 12, 2016
    10
    The Adventures of Tarpak and his dog Tarao fighting an evil corporation that experiments with animals, you must play with the two charactersThe Adventures of Tarpak and his dog Tarao fighting an evil corporation that experiments with animals, you must play with the two characters inviting their skills. Play as Tarao is great, seeing the world through the eyes of a dog is a success, this and not basing the game on violence makes it perfect for the little ones ;) Expand
  2. Jun 28, 2016
    10
    Dogchild is a gem for animal lovers . It is a big step that a game will help convey such importants values.
    You can spend a fun time playing
    Dogchild is a gem for animal lovers . It is a big step that a game will help convey such importants values.
    You can spend a fun time playing it. It is a good initiative and I love the idea.
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  3. Jun 28, 2016
    10
    I played it and all that I can say is a wonderful game. This game is very original and the kids will enjoy with this game. The game have aI played it and all that I can say is a wonderful game. This game is very original and the kids will enjoy with this game. The game have a entertainment puzzle system where you have to switch between Tarpak and Tarao to get pass the level. There is not a violence here so I recommend it :) Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2016
    9
    Very good adventure game where the dog helps you overcome the challenges, a fun and beautiful game. Being a game INDI can not demand much, andVery good adventure game where the dog helps you overcome the challenges, a fun and beautiful game. Being a game INDI can not demand much, and his originalidd meets and entertains. Expand
  5. Jan 20, 2016
    9
    I decided to give this game a try and, after completing it, I can say it is a good game. I mean, of course it is not an Assassin's Creed or aI decided to give this game a try and, after completing it, I can say it is a good game. I mean, of course it is not an Assassin's Creed or a Witcher, but it is worth it.
    The story is good and perfect not only for the little ones but also for older players. Nowadays it is not easy to make a game that features respect for nature and animals as well as no violence in a market which has a "Call of Duty overdose", so I really liked that point.
    Moreover, it has been developed by an indie studio, so playing it is a good way to support newcomers and their fresh ideas, which in my opinion is something that we gamers need.
    So my advice is that you should give this game a try, I can say without a doubt that it is worth my money
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  6. Nov 4, 2016
    9
    Me gusta el juego, su temática, su historia, su trasfondo, SIN VIOLENCIA... Es normal que tengan fallos (Menos que muchos triple AAA) ¿y?.Me gusta el juego, su temática, su historia, su trasfondo, SIN VIOLENCIA... Es normal que tengan fallos (Menos que muchos triple AAA) ¿y?. Ojalá tuviesen más pulmón económico, seguro que harían más cosas maravillosas.

    No se rindan Animatoons, sigan luchando y creando historias bonitas y llenas de emoción

    A mi me ha gustado el juego.
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  7. Apr 11, 2016
    1
    Where do I begin. This game looks and feels poorly made. It's buggy as hell and looks like something that wouldn't pass last gen, let aloneWhere do I begin. This game looks and feels poorly made. It's buggy as hell and looks like something that wouldn't pass last gen, let alone this gen. The story is non existent. This entire game looks worse than the kind of game kids would submit as a class project and just feels like a cheap cash grab. Expand

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