Mush! Dog Sled Saga Races Out Of Early Access

While folks have been getting excited for a certain racing game that’s out next week, a racer of a different, furry-footed nature has crept out of Early Access to properly launch. Rather than the latest sports cars, Dog Sled Saga [official site] sees you building and racing a team of loyal pups, much like famed musher (that’s dog sled speak for driver, mind you), Cuba Gooding Jr.

Dog Sled Saga mixes racing with a puppy management sim. From what I’ve played, each pup has distinct strengths and its own personality, and its quite easy to build a connection to your team. This makes it hard when you eventually have to retire older members out in favor of spry newcomers. You start out with a team of three, but you’ll eventually expand your roster, choosing from a wide selection of breeds. The dogs need to be well cared for, both on the trail and at home if you want to succeed.

The game’s also a treat to look at, as you race through stands of pine beneath heavy grey and blue Alaskan skies. The fluffy puppies are animated in loving detail, too, in case you weren’t already attached to your team.

Dog Sled Saga is 10% off in honor of its official release, and you can catch it on Steam for Windows, Mac, and Linux for £5.03/€7.19/$7.19.


  1. Blowfeld81 says:

    Saw it on Steam and was like “Want!” but then my mind said “NO”;

    See it again here… resistance is futile.

  2. Blowfeld81 says:

    Also noteworthy: First time a profile picture I chose became relevant in more than 15 years creeping on different forums… glorious day, indeed.

  3. MikoSquiz says:

    Did you just say “puppy management sim”

    I’ll take eight

  4. The_Dude says:

    Did you say Saga?
    Lawsuit coming in 3, 2, 1….

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    DelrueOfDetroit says:

    What “certain racing game” is Jessica referring to?

  6. Moth Bones says:

    Take the cuteness and management side of this and add the detailed race tactics of Qvadriga and you might just have the perfect animal racing game. Dog Sled Saga is a nice thing in its own right though, it raises a big smile.