Russian Subway Dogs

A project in Toronto, Canada by Spooky Squid Games

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A fast-paced arcade game inspired by the real-life stray dogs who ride the Moscow Metro. From the creators of They Bleed Pixels.
Backers: 778
Average Pledge Per Backer: $35 CAD

Funded: $27,373 CAD of $50,000 CAD
Dates: Aug 22nd -> Sep 22nd (31 days)
Project By: Spooky Squid Games
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Latest News

Final T-Shirt Design & Cool GIFs!

September 19th - via:
Hi Backers! There are now over 650 of you!  Thanks so much for believing in our strange dog game! We're still not quite half way funded, with only a few more days left, so we may not make it but let's keep spreading the word! Dogged determination... (Read More)

Friday Update!

September 16th - via:
Hi Backers!  We're heading into the final weekend for the Kickstarter! We're currently on the cusp of $22k in funding so we need about $28k to make this happen (or $21k in the less colourful USD currency used by our southern neighbours). Not... (Read More)

A Little Reckless...

September 13th - via:
Hey backers!    Just a short update with some more video coverage! Sir TapTap, who streams a lot of neat weird indie games, posted this alpha preview!    I love the moment where he realizes that the ornate Moscow Metro station is actually a real... (Read More)

Weekend update and They Bleed Pixels bonus level!

September 12th - via:
Hi backers!  We're just hit $20,000 while I was writing this! Thanks everyone who keeps spreading the word! Extra thanks to those of you who've chosen to up your pledge!   We had a great response on the social medias when we posted a small preview... (Read More)

Dorkshelf WhaleCast - Russian Subway Dogs game design talk in Toronto.

September 10th - via:
Hi backers!  We made some great progress today hitting $19,000 and then some! Thanks everyone who has spread the word or upped their pledge! We are super grateful!  I did an interview recently with local nerdy news site Dorkshelf for their podcast... (Read More)

Never go Drinking with Shiba and Other Life Lessons!

September 8th - via:
Hi backers!    Apologies for last night's interruption. The Proletaricat was just wrecked, very un-feline like. Turns out our revolutionary kitty has been sneaking out to booze it up with the two Shiba across the hall from us.  They've been going... (Read More)

Let's Play Russian Subway Dogs!

September 7th - via:
Hey backers! Hope you're all having a great week! Since the last update we cracked $17,000! We're making progress but we've still got some catching up to do to make the goal!  In other news we've got some fresh let's plays of the Russian Subway Dogs... (Read More)

Reddit AMA Live in 15 min!

September 7th - via:
Link for our Russian Subway Dogs AMA is up! I start answering pupper questions at 3pm ET! Come hang out!  We'll be going for a few hours so if you're watching the Sony conference drop in after!... (Read More)

Long weekend update!

September 5th - via:
Hey backers! Hope those of you celebrating the end of summer with a long weekend have been enjoying it! It's been a few days since last update so there's lots to catch up on. First up we're now over one third funded! A pretty major milestone! We're... (Read More)

General Pupdate!

September 2nd - via:
Hey backers,    We hit $15,000 since the last proper update! At this moment we're 31% funded! Amazing! As always thanks for spreading the word and please keep barking!  Also happy to report we made some solid progress on the T-shirt design during... (Read More)

Twitch Pixel Art Stream Starts 7pm EDT - Watch Miguel draw and chat about games!

September 1st - via:
Hey Backers! Just a quick update to remind you all that I’m going to be live streaming my pixel art process tonight, creating the T-shirt design we’re offering as a backer reward. The stream goes live in about an hour and a half, 7pm EDT. I’ll... (Read More)

ZAM Preview of the Alpha Build + T-shirt Pixel Art Stream on Twitch!

August 31st - via:
Hey backers!    We hit $14,000 tonight! Thanks to all 455 of you we're now 28% funded!  It means a lot to us that you believe in our oddball doggy arcade game and want to help us make it happen! Keep barking! The fine folks over at Zam did a video... (Read More)

Stealing Food and Avoiding Explosive Vodka In Russian Subway Dogs

August 31st - via:
Russian Subway Dogs is a ridiculously weird (and equally funny) arcade game developed by the people behind They Bleed Pixels. (Read More)

The Fire and Last Night's Surprise Guest....

August 29th - via:
Hey backers!   So everyone is okay after last night’s conflagration. The Proletaricat survived other than a bit of singed fur. Honestly, a few scorch marks make you look fierce if you ask me! It turns out our downstairs neighbour had a small... (Read More)

Sunday Night Weekend Update #1

August 29th - via:
Hey Folks,   The Proletaricat let me take a break last night so we've got the whole weekend to catch up on, including a fantastic piece of fan art!  Some good news for those of you backing at the "Instant Alpha Access" level and above! I spent the... (Read More)

Russian Subway Dogs gets a hot new addition

August 29th - via:
When I saw this update for Russian Subway Dogs, the new game from the creator of They Bleed Pixels, my first thought was... (Read More)

Polygon Let's Play + A New Backer Mission Appears!

August 27th - via:
Hey backers!  Another busy day! Also it was National Dog Day!   First up we hit $10,000 which means we're 20% of the way to being fully funded! Happy barks all around! Once again thanks to everyone who's been spreading the word.  We also had some... (Read More)

I promise not to reference that meme.

August 26th - via:
Hey Backers!  As you may have spotted we hit $9000 tonight! Not entirely unrelated we also got covered by Kotaku! Russian Subway Dogs is a game about, er, Russian subway dogs. Before I turn things over to the Proletaricat for tonight's mission... (Read More)

Watch 13 minutes of Russian Subway Dogs

August 26th - via:
They're cute and bouncy (Read More)

Russian Subway Dogs

August 25th - via:
The game is a cartoony, action-based take on a real phenomenon. (Read More)

Voting Results: ...and the winning doggie is!

August 24th - via:
Hey backers!  Day three and we've cracked $8000! Thanks for spreading the word everyone! Keep barking!  Also some new press today! The folks at Killscreen wrote a great article about Russian Subway Dogs: "A Videogame Dedicated to the Stray Dogs of... (Read More)

1st Bonus Pupper Vote!

August 24th - via:
Hey backers!    So I'm going to make this short and then pass things over to the Proletaricat, as we have an important vote today! You, the backers, get to decide which weird dog will get added to the game as a playable character.  As expected... (Read More)

Thanks Everypuppy!

August 23rd - via:
Hi Backers!      Wow what a day! As I’m typing this we are around 13% funded, just shy of $7000 CAD with thirty days to close the gap. A really solid first day! Thanks so much for all of your support and help spreading the word. I really can’t... (Read More)

Russian Subway Dogs Rides the Kickstarter Rails

August 22nd - via:
Russian Subway Dogs is a pure arcade game, taking a cute concept and applying a nice videogame-y filter to it. (Read More)

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