Factsheet

Developer:
KO-OP Mode
Based in Montreal, Quebec

Release date:
2014

Platforms:
PC / Mac / Linux

Website:
spacedog.ko-opmode.com

Regular Price:
-

Description

Strap into an Oculus VR headset and join Spacedog, your plucky and dangerously incompetent canine captain as you plot a course across the galaxy. Bumble your way through engine failures, solar flares, giant space-heads and more with the help of your AKAI-LPD8 MIDI controller, thoughtfully obscured by the Oculus itself. Please Don't, Spacedog! is a psychedelic adventure game inspired by the player-centric stories of games like Flotilla and FTL: hang out with Spacedog, listen to the space-radio, and fumble to hold the ship together through a chaotic interplanetary road trip.

History

Please Don't, Spacedog! was KO-OP's first Oculus design experience. The team wanted to explore the uniqueness that something like a VR headset could bring to the medium of video games, and wanted to explore (and mess with) expectations rather than taking normal control paradigms and shoe-horning them onto the VR experience. Using a MIDI Controller to model the inside of a spacetruck meant players have to confront unfamiliar territory, playing with the idea of immersion and embodiment in games.

Features

  • Oculus VR support with a unique twist: play the game with an LPD8 MIDI Controller
  • The inability to see your hands as you try to tweak knobs and punch in button sequences leads to comedic disembodied play, subverting and messing with designing for "immersion"
  • Exhibition Only - please request a build if you'd like to feature Please Don't, Spacedog!

Videos

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Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Special Exhibition, Joyful Bewilderment" BigSushi.fm and Rogue Ruckus, Boston, 12 April, 2014
  • "Official Selection, ALT.CTRL.GDC" GDC, San Francisco, 19 March, 2014


Selected Articles


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Designing for the Oculus with Spacedog
Interview with Indiegames.com about VR design indiegames.com.

Photo Credit: Kert Gartner
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About KO-OP Mode

Boilerplate
KO-OP Mode is a game collective based out of Montreal inspired by indie music labels - a collection of artists working both together and independently and supporting each other.

More information
More information on KO-OP Mode, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Please Don't, Spacedog! Credits

G.P. Lackey
Design, Art

Bronson Zgeb
Design, Development

Ramsey Kharroubi / Marskye
Sound


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks