UALR students and instructors made a video game about a pet rescue operation. Robbie Hunt is silhouetted against the game. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/JOHN SYKES JR.) Congratulations! You’ve taken your dog rescue service from its humble beginnings in your garage to a sparkling new building with plenty of room for lots of fuzzy, four-legged friends looking for homes. Just think of the joy you will bring to so many dogs and their new owners. But wait. Bills are piling up, some of the dogs have health problems and money is running short. Can you save the shelter? This is the world of To the Rescue!, the video game being developed by a Little Rock company that allows players to build their own dog rescue operation. It’s got cute puppies and heart-warming rescues, but it also has all the problems faced by real-life shelters. And it has already had a bit of success, clobbering its $16,000 goal through the crowd-funding service Kickstarter less than 48 hours after it was announced Aug. 6. To the Rescue! is a creation of Little Rock Games, a five-person company that emerged from Little Rock Game Designers, a group that meets at Mylo Coffee every other Wednesday to… Read full this story
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