After downloading the app, I dove right in to create my very own Cube Dog. Here is my first born, Daisy:
Daisy is very fancy and has her own iPhone. (My boys will be jealous of that - if I tell them.)
After I played some baseball with Daisy, scratched her ears, and took her photo, I needed to create her a sibling. Meet Duke.
Now don't be fooled by his gruff exterior. He does have his soft-side. I gave him a little rub:
He's pretty quiet though.
Then because I can have a total of three Cube Dogs, I had to make a complete trio. Here's Dill:
For each of my three dogs, the 3D graphics are amazing. I can zoom in or pan out. I can even turn them a full 360 degrees. Of the apps available today, I haven't seen any with this kind of detail.
There is a built- in camera to take photos of my Cube Dogs; the screen capture function on my iPhone was disabled while using the app.
To design each of my dogs, there were a few options for each of the features - size of head, eyes, ears, body/markings, and mouth. Other available features are locked, but available for purchase. At the time of this writing, the cost to open the features is $0.99.
As far as playing with the dogs, in the free version I am limited to just four actions - however, more actions are available for purchase. Two packages are available for $2.99 each.
I, mistakenly, thought that this app was going to be more interactive. The Cube Dogs respond to "touch" but I had thought maybe they'd need to be fed, petted, played with and other sorts of virtual pet responsibilities.
(But really, I don't know where I got that idea.)
One thing that I disliked with the app is the background music. It (again, my opinion) does not match. Plus there is not a button for me to turn off the music other than turning down the volume on the phone. Of course, when I turn down the volume that means I can't hear any of the two or three noises the dog (s) make.
- Basic app is free
- Supported on newer devices
- 3D Graphics are amazing
- No music toggle switch
- Limited game play
- More (better) features cost
Overall, a cute idea. I'll be excited to see how far Cube Dog grows.
Check out this awesome video:
Starting today through June 17th, there is a special promotion going on over on the Cube Dog Facebook page where each day some can win a prize.
I'll see you over there. :)
*I have an iPhone 4 which is one of the devices that is able to support this particular application. iPod Touch with Camera 4 is also able to support the app.