10 - Dogz

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Frustrated by the unjustified furore that surrounded his tame interactive movie game, designer Rob Fulop turned to Santa for help. And with a clever business model he and his team at PF Magic invented a new kind of game, one in which you adopt and care for a digital animal -- a virtual dog or cat, or something more exotic, with a personality and needs and quirks not unlike a real one.

Petz hexing is a deep rabbit hole to fall down, but if you're curious I'd recommend starting with these links:

And for more on the Petz AI, I thought these were interesting:

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Music and SFX credits:

  • Two short clips from Night Trap's 1993 3DO version
  • Excerpt from 1993 Senate Committee Hearings, via YouTube
  • And everything else is my own work.

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