For generations, many people have judged video games on one important metric: can you pet the dog? Breath of the Wild may have failed, but To The Rescue doesn’t – it goes above and beyond.
Not only can you pet the dog in this upcoming canine shelter sim, but you can also nurse them back to health, raise money for them, and try to pair them up with their forever home. The dogs are all procedurally generated, with their own traits and preferences, and each person that comes to the shelter will be seeking something specific from their new pooch pal.
The challenge in To The Rescue is not only finding homes for dogs, but also in keeping the kennels open – you’ll have to raise money and awareness to keep the place running, and even to upgrade the shelter, food, and staff. It’s not all doom and gloom, though – minigames will let you give the pups scritches, too!
To The Rescue will launch on Switch this Autumn, for the price of $19.99 – and 20% of the profit will go to real-life dog shelters, so you can feel extra-fuzzy about your purchase.