As we reported last month, Ngmoco has announced virtual pet game Touch Pets Dogs, developed by Andrew Stern, one of the original creators of Virtual Babyz, Dogz and Catz.

In Touch Pets Dogs, players adopt, nurture and play with their virtual puppies through one-on-one touch screen interaction or on play dates with other players’ dogs from around the world. The ambitious Touch Pets social network, embedded within the game, allows owners and dogs alike to build relationships with other players and their Touch Pets. Puppies’ social lives continue to evolve whether their owners are logged into the game or not, and the results are broadcast for the world to see on the Touch Pets social network dog feed.

Today, the iPhone developer has posted a new hands-on video of the game that provides a glimpse of what the upcoming title will bring.  (An older game trailer can be seen here.)

We first heard mention of TouchPets Dogs at the iPhone Intelligence Party at Macworld San Francisco 2009 in early January. The game is due for a Spring 2009 release.

  • Adams Immersive

    Ouch! Stop brushing that dog's nose and eyes!

  • Adams Immersive

    Ouch! Stop brushing that dog's nose and eyes!

  • http://www.toucharcade.com Yaril

    Looks pretty good! My girlfriend will love this game ^_^

  • http://www.toucharcade.com Yaril

    Looks pretty good! My girlfriend will love this game ^_^

  • Aidan

    lol, kinda cute, but it looks boring.

  • Aidan

    lol, kinda cute, but it looks boring.

  • Matt

    Look cute, but it's strikingly similar to the "Nintendogs" game, right down to the scrubbing animation. Hmm.

    I agree with Yaril, my girlfriend will definitely pick this up for her iPhone.

  • Matt

    Look cute, but it's strikingly similar to the "Nintendogs" game, right down to the scrubbing animation. Hmm.

    I agree with Yaril, my girlfriend will definitely pick this up for her iPhone.

  • jack

    i want!! look good!!!!!!!! and iam a man

  • jack

    i want!! look good!!!!!!!! and iam a man

  • PeterM11

    Anyone think this looks.... not too good?
    I love the idea but I wish it had more realistic graphics.... And you just bathe the dog in the middle of the room?? Eh... I don't think I'll be picking this one up.

  • PeterM11

    Anyone think this looks.... not too good?
    I love the idea but I wish it had more realistic graphics.... And you just bathe the dog in the middle of the room?? Eh... I don't think I'll be picking this one up.

  • Moa

    Nice graphics and all but looks like it will get boring real quick.

  • Moa

    Nice graphics and all but looks like it will get boring real quick.

  • dunkee

    Nintendogs rip-off!! The dog looks ugly and.. cmon, who's gonna bathe a dog in the living room??

    I bet arn wouldn't post it if this is not from ng:moco.

  • dunkee

    Nintendogs rip-off!! The dog looks ugly and.. cmon, who's gonna bathe a dog in the living room??

    I bet arn wouldn't post it if this is not from ng:moco.

  • hkiphone

    This game is NOT a rip-off Nintendogs. Its vice versa.

    "Touch Pets Dogs, developed by Andrew Stern, one of the original creators of Virtual Babyz, Dogz and Catz."
    Dogz was THE first virtual pet game ever. So Nintendogs is a Rip-off of Dogz.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogz
    "Petz (Dogz and Catz) is a series of games dating back to 1995, in which the player can adopt, raise, care for and breed their own virtual pets. Petz were the world's first virtual pets, first released before Tamagotchi."

    Please... know your gaming history before spouting crap like "who's a rip-off of who".....

  • hkiphone

    This game is NOT a rip-off Nintendogs. Its vice versa.

    "Touch Pets Dogs, developed by Andrew Stern, one of the original creators of Virtual Babyz, Dogz and Catz."
    Dogz was THE first virtual pet game ever. So Nintendogs is a Rip-off of Dogz.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogz
    "Petz (Dogz and Catz) is a series of games dating back to 1995, in which the player can adopt, raise, care for and breed their own virtual pets. Petz were the world's first virtual pets, first released before Tamagotchi."

    Please... know your gaming history before spouting crap like "who's a rip-off of who".....

  • Candy

    This looks SO CUTE! Def better than nintendogs from the way it looks. I'm absolutely getting this!

  • Candy

    This looks SO CUTE! Def better than nintendogs from the way it looks. I'm absolutely getting this!

  • Garrett

    Another great game from ngmoco:) !

  • Garrett

    Another great game from ngmoco:) !

  • Youdude

    Add walking the dog around at a park and fetch, and be able to hose your dog down with water! And a lot of dogs! Pitbulls to chiwawas! To poodles, to boxers! Than it's a must buy game!!

  • Youdude

    Add walking the dog around at a park and fetch, and be able to hose your dog down with water! And a lot of dogs! Pitbulls to chiwawas! To poodles, to boxers! Than it's a must buy game!!

  • Youdude

    Right now it looks kinda boring! Nothing new, nothing nentendo dogs haven't done!

  • Youdude

    Right now it looks kinda boring! Nothing new, nothing nentendo dogs haven't done!

  • Danka

    Is it Spring yet?

  • Danka

    Is it Spring yet?

  • http://yahoo.COM tarik

    when can i buy it? it looks so cool

  • http://yahoo.COM tarik

    when can i buy it? it looks so cool

  • http://yahoo.COM tarik

    HEY WHEN CAN I BUY IT. IT LOOKS SO COOL

  • http://yahoo.COM tarik

    HEY WHEN CAN I BUY IT. IT LOOKS SO COOL

  • sdift

    its a free app for the iphone, but you have to pay for dog food.

    its really good, love it. and the dogs are so cute :D

  • sdift

    its a free app for the iphone, but you have to pay for dog food.

    its really good, love it. and the dogs are so cute :D

  • lindsey

    i love it but sometimes it can be boring!!!

  • http://touchpets lindsey

    i love it but sometimes it can be boring!!!

  • nicole

    Reallyfun. the dogs can fall in love! just can the dogs have puppies?

  • candy1337

    I love this game im addicted it. They have cats, dogs, and fish