Looking for the Mac equivalent to Nintendogs, the runaway hit for Nintendo DS consoles that has you caring for a virtual dog? Lost Sock Games and Macgamestore.com on Friday announced the release of a similarly themed game called
Puppy Luv: A New Breed. Available for download as a demo and priced at $19.95, Puppy Luv requires Mac OS X v10.2 or later.
In Puppy Luv, you pick out a puppy of your very own, take care of him and play with him. Just like a real dog, your virtual dog’s mood will change over time. You can pick from four different breeds including Mutt, Beagle, Dalmatian or Labrador of different colors.
You can train your puppy to do 11 different tricks, upgrade your backyard with enhancements like trees to a new dog house. A store lets you collect more than two dozen different toys for your puppy, and six competitions let you win money to upgrade your puppy’s yard and collection of toys.