‘ProtoCorgi’: An arcade game stars a Corgi hero to launch this November

'ProtoCorgi': An arcade game stars a Corgi hero to launch this November

There’s a retro-themed arcade game that every dog lovers will like as it stars a Corgi as a hero. Join the furry knight on the bark side!

ProtoCorgi is a “retro style pixel art, horizontal shoot ’em up” arcade game that marks as the first project of Kemono Games. The creator of the furry quest is an indie game studio based in Santiago, Chile, which has an eye for creating a twist on retro arcade games.

Their branding, per their official website, reads:

We are inspired by the old arcade games, but not afraid to clash as many pixels as necessary to breed a new generation of games with new and exciting mechanics.

Meet C³ class Bullet

The ProtoCorgi hero is named Bullet, and players will be the ones controlling him. He is a C³ class (Cute Cyber Corgi) cybernetic pup.

Bullet is faced cyberspace quest to save his owner, Nixie—a cybernetics scientist—who was by a never before seen alien race that aims to destroy life in the universe and rule the galaxy.

Cultured Vultures quotes the game’s synopsis, which reads:

“When Bullet discovers that Nixie was kidnapped by evil alien forces seeking galactic domination, the cute, yet deadly Corgi goes on a quest to save her. The adventure ahead fills your screen with fully animated beautiful retro pixel art and lets you experience Bullet’s fights with precise controls, solid gameplay and passionate story. Shoot, Dodge and Bark your way through in this adorable Bark’em up!”

ProtoCorgi gameplay

As part of the Steam Game Festival – Summer Edition that starts today, June 16, Kemono Games launched a demo version of the arcade game. Interested players can just head on to Steam and download the game without any strings attached.

With this, players will be able to experience the power of the furry cyber hero. The gameplay does give off a classic retro arcade gameplay.

The game gets more charming once Bullet starts shooting the alien forces with his bark. Literally, the letters B-A-R-K shoot out of the Corgi’s mouth.

Just like all other arcade games, Bullet receives power-ups that’ll boost his chances of defeating the cyber enemies.

Also, the difficulty levels are adorably optimized with:

  • Pup
  • Puppest
  • Corgi
  • Corgiest
  • Corgi Must Sleep
  • Heaven or Bed
  • First Dream
  • Sleep Plenty
  • Ultra Nightmare

Pup being the easiest, while Ultra Nightmare is the hardest.

What’s even better is ProtoCorgi will not be a PC conclusive. The game will first be launched on Steam and Epic Games Store for PC this November, to be followed by a Nintendo Switch release.

As for its handheld console release, there’s no date window specified yet.


Featured image courtesy of Ravenscourt/YouTube Screenshot

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