Starship dogs is funny and at the same time cruel space io shooter. You're going to play in the maze and that'll be your hardest times. Out of known io games we can suggest Spacewars io game, it has similar gameplay.
How to Play
The goal of the Starship Dogs is typical for shooter: you've got to receive as many score points as possible. Destroy enemies' ships and try to stay alive yourself. You can step back to restore health and ammo level, but it's more useful to return to the base, because restoration goes faster and base is safe for attacks.
Collect glowing dots left by killed enemies, they let you to use special power ups:
Acquired power ups are shown at the left bottom corner. Also a small description of a bonus available there.
Get a closer look at your space ship. The green bar stats for health level, the one below shows energy level. Maximum level of these bars will increase with received XP. Energy is spent for shooting and boosting. When you receive a power ups you can press 1-4 short keys to use them. For boosting use X key. Note that boosting costs a lot of energy, so if you keep accelerating for long you will run out of energy soon.