The Clever Girls Collective offered me the chance to review this new iPhone app that just came out called Cube Dog. The reasons I wanted to do it are: 1) Since I just upgraded to the iPhone 4 I’ve been rediscovering my love for apps, 2) my favorite games are the simulation-type, and 3) I’m a dog lover, of course!
Cube Dog just became available this week, and I spent some time playing around with it. The first thing you do when you open it up is design your very own 3D cube dog and name it. If you hit a creative block, just give your phone a shake and a random design will come up! I designed this first one and named him Kiwi:
And this is the random one I got, and named Sally:
Once you have your cube dog it’s time to play! There are lots of cute 3D animations you can go through with your dog like playing with a ball, making a phone call, sleeping, and even ninjapup! It’s pretty adorable, but after you go through them once that’s really all there is. You do have the ability to purchase additional animations (and parts for the design of your dog) in the store, though.
Another cool thing you can do is enter camera mode, which puts your pup in the room with you. Here’s Kiwi in my hand:
As far as I can tell that’s about all you can do. I was really hoping for more of a point to it, like actually taking care of your pet and maybe seeing it grow. But it is extremely adorable. I think it’d be great to keep kids entertained.
Here’s a little more about the app:
Check it out on Facebook also, and watch for a fun contest running June 13-17!
Disclosure: While Cube Dog provided me with the app to review, the opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint. Cube Dog, Clever Girls Collective and I promote Blog With Integrity.