Culture 26 September 2008 SFTW: Nitrome Each week Iain Simons selects a game so you can while away a few hours at your computer. This week < Print HTML The brilliant Nitrome have released a new game, a neat twist on the sliding puzzle games that populated the playgrounds of old. In the Dog House is a logic puzzle which challenges you to create a safe path delivering your dog to it’s dinner. The less moves with which you do this, the higher the score. Beginning simply the game rapidly builds into a complex and satisfying puzzle as other elements are added, including of course - cats. All of this is lovingly rendered in Nitrome’s trademark pixel-art style and results in an addictive experience. If you enjoy this, you’d be well advised to try out some of the other titles on Nitrome’s site, as one of the leading purveyors of desktop distractions there are some real treasures to be found here here. Play In the Dog House SFTW Update: Fans of previous SFTW title Hoshi Saga will be pleased to learn that a further sequel has just been released. Hoshi Saga 3 is playable here… › Go fourth the stickers proclaimed Iain Simons writes, talks and tweets about videogames and technology. His new book, Play Britannia, is to be published in 2009. He is the director of the GameCity festival at Nottingham Trent University. Subscribe More Related articles Do the abusive messages sent to One Direction members reveal a darker side to fandom? Enescu’s Oedipe at the Royal Opera House: a neglected work worth revisiting "She wore a USB cord instead of a necklace": whatever happened to Cyberfeminism?