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Home Free

A project in New York, NY by Kevin Cancienne

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You are a dog lost in a randomly generated city. Looking for food. Looking for friends. Looking for home.
Backers: 4073
Average Pledge Per Backer: $24

Funded: $98,328 of $50,000
Dates: Sep 30th -> Oct 30th (30 days)
Project By: Kevin Cancienne
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October 30th - via:
That's it. We've known this project was getting funded for more than three weeks, but now it's for real.  And even though we were funded so quickly, you kept spreading the word and showing support, and we pushed our way through three stretch goals,... (Read More)

Final 24 Hours. Contest Winner!

October 29th - via:
Polls closed on the #HomeFreeMyDog contest 12 hours ago. And whew, was it a close one. Thousands of votes were counted, and we now know which dog will become the model for the fifth dog I'm adding to Home Free. Everyone, please congratulate Nuno! As... (Read More)

Final 48 Hours! Last #HomeFreeMyDog Voting Update!

October 28th - via:
48 Hours Left!  What's going to happen? Who's going to win the #HomeFreeMyDog Contest? Will Corgis get into the game? Will we reach the final stretch goal? Is it even possible? (Seriously, someone tell me: Is it even possible?) So thanks again for... (Read More)

#HomeFreeMyDog Voting Update

October 26th - via:
The number at the top of the Kickstarter page says 3 days to go! That's right, we wrap this whole thing up this Friday, at around 11:30am Eastern Time. Things are still humming along nicely. That next stretch goal (I'm looking at you, Corgi maniacs)... (Read More)

#HomeFreeMyDog Voting Begins!

October 23rd - via:
Submissions to #HomeFreeMyDog are now closed, and voting is open! VOTE HERE You submitted hundreds of pictures of your dogs to the hashtag. It's been incredible fun to watch it fill up with awesome pictures of your best friends all week. If you... (Read More)

Teen-Beat, Mark

October 22nd - via:
Today we enter the final week of Home Free's Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to all of you for helping make it happen. It's been an awesome ride so far. There's still a little time to contribute pics of your dog to #HomeFreeMyDog, for a chance to see... (Read More)


October 19th - via:
Apologies for two updates in one day, but I had to do it.  Stretch goal reached. Cat people, rejoice. Here, listen to Cat People by David Bowie while you celebrate:  (Or watch Brad Neely's version, if you like) Thank you, everyone, for helping... (Read More)


October 19th - via:
10 days to go, and cats are just a few hundred dollars away. Is that meowing I hear? Today I wanted to announce a fun way to count down the remaining days of the campaign: #HomeFreeMyDog. I've promised to add five new types of dog to the game. You've... (Read More)

Two New Dogs!

October 16th - via:
Update stuff: We're getting perilously close to our CATS stretch goal. If you guys want to force me to stay up late modeling and animating cats, please help spread the word! We're almost there! Home Free is on Steam Greenlight, and is climbing the... (Read More)

Dog Park, New York

October 15th - via:
Announcement time: Due to popular demand, Home Free is now on Steam Greenlight! (Special thanks to backer Neku for the extra nudge this morning). Please head on over there and help me get this game on Steam! -- I've lived in New York City for 22... (Read More)

Surprise: PS4! Also: Stretch Goal!

October 13th - via:
I know we just spoke yesterday, but I have two quick but exciting announcements to make. Home Free is coming to PlayStation 4!Read about it here, at the official PlayStation blog. Since the launch of this Kickstarter, I've been asked dozens of times... (Read More)

Random Cities

October 12th - via:
We have a little more than two weeks to go in this campaign, and things are still going nicely. At the current rate, we're only a day or two away from reaching our next stretch goal. I still have some fun news to share with you over the coming days... (Read More)

Bummer and Lazarus and Hachiko

October 9th - via:
By Terrazzo (Hachiko Statue) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons Tokyo's Shibuya Station is the fourth busiest train station in Japan, serving around two and a half million people on an average weekday. It... (Read More)

Meet the Dogs

October 8th - via:
Hello backers! The Home Free Kickstarter continues chugging away, with your incredible help. We passed $60K yesterday, which means we're only a hop, skip and a jump away from our next stretch goal, the addition of a dockside neighborhood to the city,... (Read More)

New Tricks

October 6th - via:
Two days, two updates. Sorry everybody. I'll keep this one quick.  We hit our first stretch goal: New Tricks!Hitting $55,000 unlocks a cool gameplay feature I've had in the back of my head for a while: the ability to learn and perform new tricks... (Read More)

We Made It!

October 5th - via:
"What did you do today?" "Well, I woke up, looked at my phone, jumped out of bed, and put virtual party hats on a couple dozen digital dogs." Because we hit our goal!Wow, that was fast! I'm humbled, grateful, inspired, and tired but strangely... (Read More)

Home Free meets Kickstarter goal - play as a dog lost in a big city

October 5th - via:
Home Free seems like a game for those who were cut up by that episode of Futurama where the heartbreaking tale of Fry’s dog, Seymour, is told. Yeah… (Read More)


October 2nd - via:
First update! And I wanted to open by saying THANK YOU to all of you who have made this Kickstarter such an incredible experience so far. I'm pretty overwhelmed, and very, very grateful. We hit 50% in the first 24 hours, and we're still going strong.... (Read More)

Home Free: Play as a lost dog in a procedurally generated city in intriguing new Kickstarter game

October 1st - via:
Have you ever wanted to play as a dog in a video game? That's a stupid question, of course you have. A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched for one such game: Home Free, a role-playing survival game that casts players as a stray dog in a procedurally generated city. (Read More)

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