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Video Game / Wobbledogs

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Raise your own personal hive of mutating dogs.
A fairly normal dog simulation.
— Steam early access trailer

Wobbledogs is a pet simulating sandbox video game by Animal Uprising studio. In this game, you raise and breed "dogs" that mutate and lay eggs.

The game officially left Early Access and entered full release in March 2022. For more information, you can visit the official website.

Wobbledogs provides examples of:

  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Most dogs have bright body colors like blue or orange. Even the default dog is pink with bright blue highlights.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": One of the default names for dogs is, well, Dog.
  • And Your Reward Is Interior Decorating: Dogs sometimes leave a "dog caspule", and opening it usually gives you some furniture or decorative item.
  • Artistic License – Animal Care: Before the title screen, there's a message saying that the wobbledogs can eat things that are dangerous to real dogs.
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  • Artistic License – Biology: Cooked foods like burritos and French fries should not have bacteria in them as the entire point of cooking food is to kill bacteria.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Dogs in this game are nothing like the actual dogs in real life. They grow up via pupation, lay eggs, and change the appearance wildly from their gut flora.
  • Body Horror: You can end up with dogs so mutated they can barely stand.
  • Breeding Sim: One of the main interests in the game is, of course, breeding and mutating dogs.
  • Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": There is a plush doll that resembles an actual dog in real life rather than "dogs" in the game, but the game says it's modeled on an "unknown creature".
  • Creature-Breeding Mechanic: Wobbledogs will occasionally lay unfertilised eggs. The player can either hatch them right away, which results in a dog with the default appearance, or they can choose two dogs to fertilise it. The latter will open up a simulation which generates a litter with mix-and-matched features from the parents. The player can choose one, or continue breeding them for several simulated generations in order to get dogs with more mutations.
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  • Deader than Dead: While a dead dog can still appear as a ghost, cracking open their dog core will erase their existence for real.
  • Ectoplasm: Ghosts that consume food will produce ectoplasm that your Wobbledogs can eat, taking the appearance of a slimy green blob. Wobbledogs that consume ectoplasm develop black bodies and white legs, alongside occasional random mutations.
  • Emo Teen: If you complete the "Negative Reinforcement" achievement, you receive the dog Mud—a confrontational yet solitary dog with Dreary Half-Lidded Eyes and a full black and grey color scheme.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Dogs eat any "edible" things, like fruits, fast food, cocoons from mutations, feces, baby teeth, or even deceased dogs.
  • Flight: Some dogs have a pair of wings on the top of their body, and you can command them to fly.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Dogs in the game can eat dead dogs. After a dog dies, other dogs will start eating various parts of the dead dog. This transfers the dead dog's mutations to the dog eating its body.
  • Immortality Inducer: Feeding cracked dog cores makes the dog live longer.
  • An Interior Designer Is You: You can decorate your pens with various objects and wallpapers.
  • Joke Character: Some mutations, like having no legs or an extremely short body, essentially make your dogs immobile.
  • Multiple Head Case: One of the rarer mutations allows dogs to have extra heads. So they can bark much more often.
  • Multiple-Tailed Beast: Like legs or heads, dogs can have more than one tail.
  • Mutagenic Food: The key feature of the game; the mutation of dogs is affected by the food they have eaten (for example, French fries make dogs long and skinny). You can unlock more types of food by completing various goals.
  • Hates Being Touched: The unpettable trait makes it so that dogs will get angry if you pet them.
  • No Biological Sex: The dogs apparently don't have genders. Every one of them can lay eggs, and any adult pair of them can produce a fertilized egg.
  • Shout-Out: If you hatch a dog with only one wing, you get "One Winged Angel" achievement.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Ghost dogs sometimes appear from their grave, and they can float and have the power to levitate nearby objects and dogs.
  • Pun: How do Wobbledogs grow older? They pupate.
  • Vertebrate with Extra Limbs: Dogs can have more than four legs, and wings.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential:
    • While you can't outright harm or injure them, you still can throw and knock dogs as much as you can.
    • You can order the dogs to eat something unpleasant, like poop or literal dirt crump.
    • The Wobblebopper will (as the name implies) hit your dogs.
  • Whale Egg: Wobbledogs hatch from eggs.
  • Wizard Needs Food Badly: Dogs have to eat food to survive.
  • Tiny-Headed Behemoth: It's possible to create huge dogs with a pin-sized head. They still can eat or grab things with their tiny mouth.