Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
January 21, 2018
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Press Releases
  Detective Dogs Free: The Case of the Missing Jewels
  Share on Twitter RSS

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

relaxed focus games is pleased to announce the launch of Detective Dogs Free on the App Store and Google play.  Detective Dogs Free delivers the experience of a canine mystery story by interweaving humorous cutscenes with unique match-3 game modes that reflect the ongoing action of the story.

Hollywood Hills, CA, 20th, December, 2012 - relaxed focus games delivers a new story-based match-3 gaming experience with the launch of Detective Dogs Free on the App Store and Google play.

See the new gameplay trailer here:

The Case of the Missing Jewels

After inadvertently capturing a serial jewelry store robber, neighborhood hound Hardy and his sarcastic Scottish sidekick, Mac, set up their own detective agency.  Soon, with the help of an enthusiastic neighborhood pup, they discover that their seemingly unrelated cases are all connected to a plot devised by a mysterious criminal mastermind.  The Detective Dogs must follow the clues, solve the case, and stop the evil mastermind before time runs out.

An Old Dog with New Tricks

Detective Dogs Free breaks new ground in story-driven match-3 gaming.  Detective Dogs Free employs a variety of unique game modes, including Collect, Dig, Fight, Investigate, Search, and Reveal, which allow the user to play out the action of the story.   A purist match-3 game mode also has a presence in the game, representing travelling actions.

For Leaders of the Pack and Young Pups, too

Detective Dogs Free uses dynamic difficulty adjustment to provide every player with a degree of challenge that is appropriate to their skill level.  Advanced gamers, first time gamers, and even children as young as age 5 can play and enjoy the game.


•        Over 75 chapters for hours and hours of gameplay

•        Unique match-3 modes: Dig, Search, Collect, Investigate, Fight, Reveal, and more

•        Memorable canine characters, quirky humor, and an intriguing mystery story

•        A stimulating challenge for players of any skill level

•        Suitable for all gamers, ages 5 and up

Product Info

Release Date: 16th December, 2012

Platforms: iOS and Android, phones and tablets

Price: Free Trial, $0.99 USD upgrade to full story via In App Purchase

App Store:

Google play:

Social Media




About relaxed focus games

An independent game studio based in Hollywood Hills, CA, relaxed focus games was founded in April 2012 by game industry veteran Kandarp (Ken) Patel.  relaxed focus games is committed to making innovative and engaging games for mobile platforms.    Detective Dogs Free is the studio’s debut release.