The Unlikely Legend of Rusty Pup - A fiendishly dark puzzler.
"Sometimes a game comes along that makes you rethink what's possible on your phone." - Pocket Gamer
"Seemingly ripped from the mind of Tim Burton. It’s cutesy but in a homicidal kind of way." - Review Fix
"Patience is needed to crack the heart of Rusty Pup, but we suspect it could end up joining the likes of Psychonauts and Conker’s Bad Fur Day as a cult classic." - Jump Dash Roll
From the original creator of Conker's Bad Fur Day comes a delicately told tale of a dog that thinks it's a toy or is it a toy that thinks it's a dog?
Lost and alone in a richly detailed world, you must help lead our sad pooch back home again......Just in time for tea. Designed to test every ounce of your mettle.
Not for the faint-hearted, explore this dark and dingy labyrinth. Avoid its pitfalls, exploit its treasure, relish its marvels and so save those souls from a fate worse than death. Be warned, you will die...a lot!
Over 30 unique mechanics - Light the way, drop in shadow, lay a scent, break his fall, grab a friend, fill that belly, make a bridge, set the fuse, plant a bomb, trap the monster, be his eyes and his heart, feed him up, wind that clock.
Afraid of the dark, afraid of the depths, afraid even of his own shadow, Rusty needs his master. Resources abound, find them fast and forge new paths... Keep him on track but don't dawdle too much, lest time catches up.
And yet, this little pup has a mind of his own, so keep one eye on your friend but stay mindful of the daunting tasks that lay hidden ahead of him.
Push him or cajole, trap him or avoid, awake or in slumber, Rusty will usually do as he is done by. Usually!
Re-worked the scratch Rusty gesture to make it way easier to do.
3 or 4 short single-finger strokes across Rusty should now wake him in under 2 seconds.
Ratings and Reviews
A Charming Title That works well for mobile
Visually stunning and eerily beautiful, The Unlikely Legend Of Rusty Pup trully is an interesting title. While quite different from other games, Rusty lives up to the creative Nature And quality of BFD's director Chris Seavor and Shawn Pile's games. Rusty pup is an engaging game. You must be paying attention at all times to complete a level. You have to be watching both Rusty and the stage. look at the stage too long and rusty gets caught in a trap and you’ll have to start the level over. However, eachtime you restart the level, you know what to do to fix your last mistake. To complete a level on the 1st try is to be very smart! Rember to py attention to your errors and their solutions. The game can be difficult. The audio in this game is astounding as well as the visuals and i'm sure you'll love the game's vibe. There's many mysteries in the game that can be solved once completed. I Have yet to complete the game and so do you!
AAA game that utilizes touch controls
Have completed hrs of the game already on Steam. The phone version already preferred platform being that touch interface lets me slide around & select inputs effortlessly.
Core gameplay is original & filled with creative puzzles. It is a very challenging hardcore gamers game that requires thought & skill. The presentation is highly polished with production values through the roof. Graphically it looks like a full motion video with Donkey Kong Country/Rare Ware style sprites & animations.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for the lovely review. We really enjoy how tactile the game feels on touch, we didn’t want to make a standard button pressing interface. Thanks for the support - Shawn & Chris
A Console Quality Puzzler For A Steal
This game is dare I say it, the “Dark Souls” of puzzle games. Play at your own risk, but just know the reward of hours of brain bending entertainment is worth it. I can’t wait to see what this pup does next. Also, your money from purchasing Rusty Pup will go towards a funding spiritual successor to everyone’s favorite N64 Rare classic, Conker’s Bad Fur Day! So if you’re not a puzzler fan, then make the purchase for the Conker fan we all have inside!
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