Over the past five years, Frontier Developments has built its identity around the kind of classic game franchises and genres that make up the studio's long development history. Elite: Dangerous is an incredibly detailed space sim whose roots predate DOS and Amiga-era gaming. They make tycoon and management games in the vein of Roller Coaster Tycoon, playing to a very particular brand of nostalgia. But in the studio's long history, there is nothing stands out like Dog's Life.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/evjgdj/the-unexpected-legacy-of-dogs-life-aka-grand-theft-auto-with-dogs