My literal heaven.
It’s been 20 years since Pokémon Snap captivated junior photographers with Pikachu riding a surfboard, among other things, and for whatever reason, Nintendo has refrained from producing a sequel in all that time. That said, diehard fans may be in luck with the arrival of Pupperazi, a game that borrows heavily from Pokémon Snap’s core concept of photographing animals doing weird things, but this time it’s with very good dogs.
Pupperazi is being developed by Sundae Month, an independent developer that bounces between work-for-hire projects and their own games, perhaps most notably Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor. Sundae Month tweeted out a short video of gameplay from Pupperazi, which has players roam around an environment (a beach in this clip, although its unconfirmed if additional levels will be available) and taking pictures of dogs laying on the beach, hopping around like a jackrabbit, leaning precariously over the awning of an Italian restaurant, or manning the window at a food truck. There are also “dog celebrities,” and if you want a picture of them, you’ll have to get crafty.
Pupperazi’s Steam page says that local multiplayer “dog-spotting competitions” will also be featured in the game.
Pupperazi is currently scheduled for a 2019 release date. Here’s a smattering of reactions from the internet:
but can you pet them?????
— discount cowboy (@beanstalkpark) May 24, 2019
This is adorable. I hope even as the game gets further developed, the Corgis keep the bounce instead of an actual walk.
— BlitzkriegOmega (@MonochromMemory) May 24, 2019
wow I didn’t think anything could make me want to stop being a variety streamer and just stick to one game but uhhhh
— negaoryx (@negaoryx) May 25, 2019
Can’t 100% confirm or deny this yet but it’s something we would like to do. Our official statement: “woof, arf, bark”
— Sundae Month (@SundaeMonth) May 25, 2019
Joseph Knoop is a writer/web producer for IGN, and he knows every side of a pupper is its good side. Enter the dog days of summer with him on Twitter @JosephKnoop.