Corgi Simulator 2071 is a game about being a dog by Ryan Wiemeyer, Jamie Sanchez, and Watson the Corgi.
Why Try It: Full-motion video animation; be a corgi in space.
Author’s Notes: "There are several reasons for the FMV approach: my animation skills are limited, two weeks isn’t a lot of time to learn animation, we didn’t want to ignore our corgi during the development of our corgi-based game, and we have easy access to a green screen. We used the Indie City Co-op webcast room to capture video and drop out the background, chroma keying twice due to software limitations and dropping out most of the audio because verbal commands every five seconds are fairly distracting. Fortunately, Adobe Premier was easy to learn. We ended up with 50 usable video clips that corresponded to each of the actions in our script and design. Filming and editing took roughly 20 hours."
From the forest ambassador: The goal of the game is to hack the computer in order to mess with the ship of the folks who have captured you. In order to do this, you’ll first need to draw the attention of your captors, then wait for them to leave their computer unattended before you can hack it. Taking different actions will recharge some of your status bars and deplete others, so play around and figure out what works.
You can read more about the development of the game at Jamie Sanchez’ blog.