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Friday, January 28, 2011

Canine Combat... Offensive!?

I had a friend tell me a while back that Canine Combat seems "offensive." Our conversation went something like this:

Him: "So what is the game about?"
Me: "It's a World War II aerial-shooter game set in the dog universe. You basically fly a plane piloted by a dog and face off against other planes/dogs."
Him: "Isn't that a little offensive and disrespectful?"

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You get the idea.

Anyway, back when I was talking to him, I had billed the game as a "World War II aerial-shooter game set in the dog universe." However, this is no longer the case. In fact, Canine Combat is NOT (nor was ever) intended to be set in World War II. What I really meant to say was, "The art style, technology, and theme of the game will resemble World War II, but the actual plot itself has nothing to do with Hitler or the Nazi's."

For instance some of my art is reminiscent of WW2. Take a look at the "bad dogs" flag and "good dogs" flag:





Looks familiar doesn't it?

Now, my question for you is: "Do you think Canine Combat is offensive?" I'd love to hear your emails or posts on the forum.