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Paws and Effect Summary

Charlie's got everything a quirky millennial could want: A new job, an upcoming party, and super-cute Pomeranians. Naturally, it all goes wrong.

Charlie's birthday is in a few days and she's looking forward to a quiet, at-home party with a few friends. But a small (read: not small) problem arises when, due to inexplicable circumstances, her two Pomeranians transform into humans! Why did this happen? What can be done? Can dogs be trusted with fingers?

With more questions than answers, Charlie finds herself embroiled in a nonsensical adventure with her once-canine companions. As her dogs' many personality quirks hound them in their human lives, how will Charlie cope with her new circumstances?

Genre: Comedy
Intended Game Length: 1.5 hours
Demo Length: 20-25 minutes (~6,300 words)
Style: Kinetic (in demo; choices possible for final game)

Paws and Effect Details
You'll Like Paws & Effect If:

You like female protagonists who are real

You like shenanigans

You like cute dogs

You don't mind a little pink in your user interface

You like cutesy, lighthearted games with smatterings of darkness

Your feedback is welcome! Feel free to comment here, or visit us on Tumblr (erotomesoft) or Twitter (@ErotomeSoft).

Paws and Effect Characters
Protagonist Bio
Protagonist Bio
Protagonist Bio

If you have questions or want to share your feedback, please feel free to comment! Be courteous and constructive, please.

More information

Published245 days ago
StatusIn development
AuthorErotome Software
TagsAnime, Casual, Comedy, Cute, Dogs, Female Protagonist, free, Funny, humor, Visual Novel
Average durationAbout a half-hour
Player countSingleplayer


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Paws and Effect Demo v. 1.zip 59 MB


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Hi! sorry to bother you but I was wondering if you could please help me with a problem,, for sme reason the game won't launch and all it says is " application crashed. Process exited with code 3221225781". Do you know what this means and how to fix this? Thank you!!

Hi kawaiinoobplays,

It's no trouble, and we appreciate you taking the time to download the game. My best guess is that you still need to download updates for DirectX beyond just installing DirectX 9. I think you can do via this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.a...

Try installing these updates, and maybe rebooting your PC, and let me know if that works.


You really should take off the OS X symbol since basically I'll need to run Windows on my Mac, which defeats the whole purpose of filtering my results. You game sounds really cute, so good luck.

A: the renpy engine is great because of how easy it is to run in wine.
B: the dialogue is HILARIOUS (in a witty and creative way)
C: It's "making America great again"!

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Hi hytru,

Thanks for the rating and feedback! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the demo! Renpy does seem great, but unfortunately, we don't have any mad programmer skillz and I didn't want the project to be stalled from having to learn some. For future projects, though, with more budget behind them, we will very likely change our tune and employ Renpy.

Also, let's all do our part this American election cycle and list "Peach Cobbler" on our ballots.

omg peach learning "shit" from his owner in my opinion is fabulous XD

It's just like a child - gotta be careful what you say around 'em, or one day, they'll become people and ruin your life.

Thanks for playing the demo!

haha no problem! I'm excited for the game~

Our underpaid gnome workers are toiling on the project as I write this. But they're an unruly, unreliable lot, so day-to-day progress varies. It will happen, though!

Whenever I go to Open it, it just tells me it cant start because 'd3dx9_37.dll' is missing? Help? Please


Hi TheObsoleteQueen,

Sorry for your trouble! It seems like a pretty easy fix, though; you just need DirectX 9, which you can download here. After you install the program, you should be able to run the game without a problem, but let me know if it doesn't work for some reason. We hope you get to try out the demo soon!

Hi! I have been having the same problem and I have downloaded DirectX 9 but for some reason it's still not working,, any ideas? Thank you!!

Not gonna lie, I cackled at the 'mental block'. B') Really enjoyed the demo, and super curious to see how this and the protags life turns out! Poor precious babies. :')

Ha, someone's gotta think of the children, right?

Thanks for the reply and encouragement, maddmouse!