->''"Roger, if that game isn't finished by next week, you're fired! ''FIRED!''"''
-->--'''Gary''', "Crunch"

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Game Dogs is a series created by Russ Pitts (who runs The Escapist, responsible for hosting WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation), which centers around...[[CaptainObvious canine video game programmers]]. Currently in its second season. Season one primarily consisted of main cast Chet, Bethany and Roger in their ventures in developing the game ''Satan's Retrievers'' for the business software company Electro Software, whilst their boss Gary attempts to find legitimate reasons to fire them. The second season has something to do with the Russians and a doggy equivalent of the Vietnam war.

Supposedly takes place in or around [[TheEighties 80's]] or [[TheNineties early 90's]]; however, recent developments seem to lean it a bit more towards PresentDayPast, what with the references to things like E3, Music/JustinBieber and the Blackberry smartphone.

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!! Tropes:
* AlphaBitch: Jennifer, despite the office setting.
* BarefootCartoonAnimals:
** Bethany and Bob.
** It gets outright surreal in episode 8 when Jennifer mentions Bethany's shoes, when we just saw her come through the door barefoot. And this isn't even the punchline.
* BrilliantButLazy: Chet, according to his bio. [[InformedAttribute Of course, the "brilliant" part never really comes into play.]]
* BrokenRecord: In season one, Gary tended to repeat the last few words he said in any given sentence at random. ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Episode.]]''
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Bob in season 1 is a soft-spoken employee who's dialogue is 99% comprised of listing off rules and regulations. Bob in season 2 is a shellshocked Vietnam veteran constantly trying to kill his new Russian employers and screaming ''Wolverines'' at random.
* CloudCuckooLander: Mr. Yee, due to a headshot.
* ClusterFBomb: Steve delivers one, over the phone, to a game magazine that gave Satan's Retrievers a bad review in episode 17.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Season 1 is surprisingly tame, but season 2...
* {{Defictionalization}}: [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/games/gamedogs/satansretrievers.php ''Satan's Retrievers'']] became an actual (flash) game before the launch of season two.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Roger.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Beth and Roger]], so we're basically stuck with Chet...
* DumbBlonde: Jennifer, full stop.
* GloriousMotherRussia: Ivan pretty much embodies every Soviet stereotype out there.
* HalfDressedCartoonAnimal: Most of the cast, except for Bethany and Bob, who are BarefootCartoonAnimals.
* InformedFlaw: Bethany is described in her bio has being prone to violent outbursts, but outside of a throwaway gag in an early episode, this never comes up.
* KickedUpstairs:
** Gary, from the accounting software division to the video games division.
** It seems Roger came with him, as the character bio released before the show premiered mentioned that his record only had one citation on it, for a virus he included in the tax software that automatically invested the customer's tax rebate in stocks. Apparently everyone profited, and therefore decided not to press charges, which is the only reason he's not serving jail time now.
* LimitedAnimation: Everyone has only a few different arm/hand positions, a movable mouth and movable eyes.
* MoodWhiplash: Most of the episodes attempt to go for a more light hearted approach, sprinkling just a bit of dark humor every now and again. The Hand of Fate result episode... well... let's just say it was so dark that the Escapist forums erupted with rage, even those who wanted the characters in the show to die.
* OverlyLongGag:
** Gary's repetition of words. He seems to have lightened up in season two, however.
** Mr. Yee [[FurryReminder sniffing a]] [[{{Transvestite}} transvestite's]] [[FurryReminder butt]] at E3. Literally half the cartoon is comprised of sniffing noises and close ups of Roger and the "booth babe's" awkward expressions.
* PutOnABus: Mr. Yee decideds to go on a rocket trip to the moon at the start of season 2, after selling the company to the Russians.
* RefugeInAudacity: Mr. Yee's headshot wound, caused by [[spoiler: Bob's twitchy finger in "[[TheVietnamWar The War"]]]].
--> Mr. Yee: "This is damn inconvenient!"
* TonightSomeoneDies:
** The [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/content/games/gamedogs/handoffate.php "Hand of Fate" promotion]], whereby the Escapist community gets to put one of the dogs to sleep.
** Put to sleep? No, what occurs is definitely not so nice. Also, the results of the contest and the actual death are very different.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Kind of a subversion; while [[spoiler:the booth babe]] is a full-fledged Bridget, [[spoiler:Mr. Yee]] never figures it out.
* WhamEpisode: The Hand of Fate.
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