Till The Dawn, Waiting Explores A Pet’s Unflinching Loyalty


Till The Dawn, Waiting explores the love and loyalty of a dog even as its owner leaves it in the desert to die. Players will share in the pet’s thoughts as the hours pass, the weather worsens, and its health fades, learning the depths of the animal’s trust as things continue to get worse and worse.


Barney, the dog, has been left alone in the desert, tied to a stake by his owner who has left him behind. Barney will not be entirely alone, as he will be visited by other animals, with players making dialogue choices that will take the story in a handful of different directions. Barney will also be haunted by dreams and visions of his past happy life, and nightmares about his current situation.

The minimalist game aims to explore the power of a pet’s loyalty even in the face of abuse, abandonment, and death, following Barney’s unwavering faith in its owner despite all evidence otherwise.


Till The Dawn, Waiting is available now on Steam.

Alistair Wong
Very avid gamer with writing tendencies. Fan of Rockman and Pokémon and lots more!