Cool Dog Don't Care
Cool Dog Don’t Care is a game about a Cool Dog who Don’t Care driving a motorcycle through the desert. Since Cool Dog Don’t Care, he’s not going to swerve or slow down, even if he would fall off a ledge or run into a log. The player can shift the world around Cool Dog to keep the path clear so that he can keep going forward. The player earns points by distance traveled, but there are extra points given from having Cool Dog ride on Thin Rails, and by collecting Bone pick-ups of matching colors.
Onwards From a Jam
Cool Dog Don’t Care was originally developed for the Philly Dev Night’s Profit Jam. The point of the Jam was to make a game in one month, and earn as much money as possible from that game in the next month. At the time, I was contracting and had some free time, and decided to try very hard on this challenge. Since premium mobile games tend to earn their most revenue in the month they launch, I thought this was a decent approach for the jam. Other monetization strategies, I felt, would take too long to pay dividends.