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A photo of two beagles riding in a motorcycle sidecar, complete with riding goggles

Sidecar Dogs getting their due on Kickstarter

It’s no surprise to a lot of people that I love Kickstarter. I have a pinboard next to my desk with postcards from Dog Sled Saga, Shake Well Before Use and Antler Boy & Other Stories.

The latest project I’ve help to fund on Kickstarter is Sit Stay Ride, a documentary film about dogs who ride in sidecars and the motorcycling humans who love them. Continue reading

Dog Sled Saga

Dog Sled Saga on Kickstarter

With a dogsledding team of your very own, enter randomized races to earn money so you can climb to higher leagues, buy new gear, and hire dogs, whose skills will grow if they’re treated right.

I often keep an eye on Kickstarter for awesome projects, but this time someone else found one for me. Dog Sled Saga is a game about sled dogs and racing that you can help get developed. And for some of us this may be the closest we get to sled dog racing in the snow.

A desktop and mobile racing game with a saga of rank climbing, reputation building, team management, and pet loving.
A desktop and mobile racing game with a saga of rank climbing, reputation building, team management, and pet loving.

They have already achieved their funding goal, so the game is definitely being made, but the more funding they get from here on in the better and more detailed the game will be.

Dog Sled Saga has simple, pick-up-and-play interaction, but also deep systems for dedicated players to uncover. Outside the races: use your winnings to hire new dogs, pay dues for higher racing leagues, or buy items to bolster you team. Treat your dogs well, and their innate hangups will transform into skills. Long-term success and a little luck will win dogs fame, potentially getting sponsorships and more.

The game can be simplified down into two intriguing basics. Neglect your dogs and they’ll be unable to race, but treat your dogs well and they will work for you, with dedication to your dogs and the craft you will even be able to begin new careers with your dog’s offspring.

The graphics in the game look awesome. I love seeing those eight bit sled dogs running.

Dog Sled Saga

Just in case you don’t know or haven’t heard of Kickstarter:

Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. We’re a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen.

Depending on how much you decide to pledge you can get some pretty awesome rewards, such as die-cut stickers, custom Dog Sled Saga USB drives, art prints, and t-shirts. Personally we have pledged the tier to get Logan and Tayla’s name in the pool of in-game dog’s names. I can’t wait to play the game and be able to race with Logan and Tayla.

To find out more about the game and decide if you want to help make it better, check out Dog Sled Saga on Kickstarter.