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Puppies (Windows)

Puppies Windows The game's start screen. 
This version came from Idigicon's '5 Games For Girls'

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Description

Puppies is a game aimed at children, there is a companion game, Kittens which, apart from the animal involved, is identical.
At the start of the game the player chooses and names their puppy from the six available which, when chosen, appears in the kitchen of their home. The puppy must be kept happy and the happier it is the more points the player scores. To keep the puppy happy the player must feed, water and stroke it regularly.

Controls are simple and are all mouse operated. There are status bars in the lower right of the screen that indicate it's needs, whether it needs food, water, to poo, sleep, or just a bit of affection. In the lower left of the screen is a menu with five buttons. Clicking on Care brings up options to feed or water the puppy, or to send it to bed. Selecting Toys makes four toys available, string, a ball, mouse and a scratch pole. There's also an Area button with which the player can swap between the three locations in the game, the kitchen, the garden where the puppy should be taken to defecate, and the living room.

The player can play with any of the six puppies that are available but can only play with one puppy at a time.

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Puppies Windows The Poo indicator, the middle status bar in the lower right, indicates a pressing need and the game helpfully points this out
Puppies Windows A puppy has been selected and named. The maximum length of name is twelve characters.
Puppies Windows The in-game help file consists of just two simple screens
Puppies Windows The game's start screen. 
This version came from Idigicon's '5 Games For Girls'

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piltdown_man (72902) added Puppies (Windows) on Apr 15, 2014