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Are you ready to pet some good dogs? Play by yourself or with others, with a real dog or an imaginary one, and pet! that! dog! Who has the best technique? Who gets to give that Good Dog a treat?

This is a mini-zine folded and cut from one letter-sized sheet of paper and requires assembly with printer and scissors.  Plaintext files of rules and assembly instructions also included.

Good Dog was created by Brian Griffith in a group chat. Title calligraphy, zine design, and word tweaks by June Owatari. Public domain artwork from Pablo Stanley.

The zine is available for free, although donations are appreciated. Donations will be sent to Second Chance Dog Rescue in San Diego, CA.

Playtest reports and pet photos greatly appreciated via email or via Mastodon.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorJune Owatari
TagsDogs, minigames, zine


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Good Dog.pdf 216 kB
Good Dog.md 692 bytes
how_to_fold_1.jpg 1 MB
how_to_fold_2.jpg 731 kB
readme.txt 730 bytes

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Print copy of Good Dog

Printed on light pink paper and hand-assembled at my studio. These print copies premiered at San Diego Zine Fest 2022 and now they are available to online!


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That's cute and nice! I'll play everyday to the "Cute Cat" hack :)


YES, I fully support all hacks to Good Dog. Boop the Bird? Hell yah! Snuggle the Snake? Ready for it! Glad you enjoyed it!


I'm here for the Observe&Feed the Bird hack! Will also try the "Hug the Human" 2-players game!

So many possible hacks, this is so cool


<3 Thanks so much!!


I saw this in the Indie Bundle for Palestinian Aid and thought about this reply thread!! Thought you’d enjoy: https://ejankowski.itch.io/birds-love-dirt


Oh that sounds indeed pretty cool! Thanks for sharing it!