Butt Sniffin Pugs is a co-op open world exploration game about pugs, butt sniffin', and friendship. It's that one game that used "pug butt controllers" to advocate videogame accessibility and games about "just having fun".
SpaceBeagles is an independent collaborative game studio. Led by Gabe Telepak, SpaceBeagles aims to foster indie game collaborations in an effort to bring more joy into videogames...even if that means making the world's first pug butt sniffing controller.
Butt Sniffin Pugs was created to bring joy into videogames. It's less of a "game" and more of a virtual playspace that's just about having dumb fun as a pug, and experiencing joy with another human being. We set out to accomplish this goal by having players use a "pug butt controller" to control their pug.
Because of this, players have to get through being uncomfortable with the controller in order to become comfortable in having dumb joy. And thanks to the awkward controls, we have moments where people arrive as strangers but leave as friends. Situations where people start the game guarded while they awkwardly act as pugs, but leave joyful because they connected with somebody new over exploring this game by pooping and peeing on things.