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Overgrowth alpha update brings duelling dogs, bigger bones

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Move over Luigi, because there's a pretty good case to be made for 2013 being known as the Year of the Video Games Dog. It's not that games are being crammed full of canines, but they are pervading all levels of the industry. At one end of the spectrum is the unwieldy AAA beast Call of Duty: Ghosts, which has a dog . At the other end, there's the thoroughly indie rabbit brawler Overgrowth, which now also has a dog.

While known for its rabbit punching, Overgrowth already had playable wolves and cats. Dogs now fit a size gap between rabbit and wolf. The latest update also adds a number of customisable sliders, which means you could totally kick a fat dog in the face.

While Overgrowth is still in alpha, it can be pre-ordered from Wolfire for instant access to the latest build.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.