9th Entertainment Division Excellence Award
Video game [Japan]
Representing the nintendogs development team
Reason for Award
When the 3D animated puppies are touched (stroked and tickled) with a stylus, they react like real dogs and are very lovely. This virtual feel of touch and reaction is very simple, and many people in the world seem to have embraced this as a new and entertaining experience. You can enjoy quite realistic interaction teaching the puppies tricks and feel the tense atmosphere at dog shows. In addition, utilizing the wireless communication function, the idea of the “Bark Mode (when you are carrying around your DS with this mode, your puppy can find and play with other puppies in DS’s wireless range)”, is elegant and an excellent innovation.