For the socially awkward among us, locating the dog at a crowded house party is an essential skill. Now, there’s a way for would-be party goers to master their pet-tracking abilities without the threat of actual human interaction.
According to The Verge, designer Will Herring's Pet the Pup at the Party is a first-person desktop game with one simple objective—find as many dogs as possible in two minutes, ignoring the two-legged party guests along the way. The game description reads: “You are at a house party. You do not know anybody. But legend tells of a ~very good puppo~ hiding somewhere in this house! The clock is ticking and you’re running out of small talk … Can you find the pup at the party??”
After following the audible and on-screen “arfs” through a network of rooms, your commitment to avoiding people is rewarded with a break for pets. But don’t get distracted for too long—there are more pups waiting to be found, and they’re all very good dogs. Each new one you find will be added to your dog gallery with the potential to pet 52 “radical and special pups” in total, according to the game.
If petting virtual dogs at a virtual party is your idea of a fun Friday night, you can download the game at any price you choose here.
[h/t The Verge]