Sad dogs make me mad, dawg
This one could be a tear-jerker and a heart string-puller. Till the Dawn, Waiting is about a situation that none of us can personally empathize with. It’s a story that’s told from the perspective of a dog that has been abandoned by its owner.
Till the Dawn, Waiting is described as a “narrative-based experience” as it runs through the human emotions that a discarded pet might feel. It’s less Homeward Bound because there’s no re-unity on the horizon. It’s just thrown away and left behind as man’s best friend tries to cope with separation. Innate feelings of loyalty offset by a very real sense of betrayal.
Whether or not Indian developer UnderDogs can make good on this lofty interspecies premise, I don’t know. But, it’s a concept that’s inherently appealing because it’s a specific kind of melancholy that has an infinite sadness about it. Till the Dawn, Waiting releases on Steam on January 11 for $4. Hug your good doggo extra tight tonight.