tamagotchi

  • Pebble Gets Its Tamagotchi With New Hatchi Game Launch

    Pebble Gets Its Tamagotchi With New Hatchi Game Launch

    Virtual pets are a natural fit for the wrist-borne Pebble smartwatch, and it was only a matter of time before a Tamagotchi-inspired app made its way to the platform. One of the new games debuting for Pebble at GDC this year is Hatchi, which is exactly that. The app originally appeared on iPhone, and on both platforms it features a pixelated pet for you to play with, though on the watch the… Read More

  • iOS Virtual Pet App Hatch Hits The App Store, Delivers Maximum Endearing Cutitude

    iOS Virtual Pet App Hatch Hits The App Store, Delivers Maximum Endearing Cutitude

    What’s a developer to do after building a successful To Do list app? That’s what Clear developer Impending asked itself before embarking on the journey of what would become Hatch, a Tamagotchi-style app that’s been in development for at least the better part of a year, and that manages to create a brand and character that’s highly lovable right out of the gate. Read More

  • Tamagotchi Comes To Android, But After All These Years I’m No Better At Caring For Virtual Pets

    Tamagotchi Comes To Android, But After All These Years I’m No Better At Caring For Virtual Pets

    Namco Bandai has released a new Android Tamagotchi app called Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. The acronym standards for “love is fun everywhere,” which is arguable depending on which stage of love you’re in, and which probably accounts for its February 14 release date. But is Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. itself fun everywhere? I’ve been playing it today to find out. And by playing I mostly… Read More

  • Video: Move Over Tamagotchi, Here Comes Pet Robot U.bo

    Taiwanese electronics company Phison has developed some kind of next-generation Tamagotchi, the U.bo. The little guy is supposed to be an alien spore that lives in a six-legged space ship. Unlike the Tamagotchi, U.bo is a robot that can move around – apart from displaying emotions and actions shown on an 121 pixel LED screen. Much like the Tamagotchi though, U.bo must be fed with cookies… Read More

  • iPhone users: This virtual girlfriend will never leave you (video)

    There are a number of Tamagotchi-style apps for the iPhone out there, but now Tokyo-based Xtone gives us Amamiya Momo, a virtual catgirl girlfriend that lives in your iPhone, speaks to you and expresses emotions (there are English subs for when she speaks Japanese). You can use the GPS function in your iPhone to let Momo know when you’re home and when you’re out. She will act cuter… Read More

  • Move over Tamagotchi: New virtual pet Yuruppy likes being rubbed and needs no care

    Bandai’s everlasting Tamagotchis, which recently got upgraded to color, face some serious competition from another Japanese toy maker. Takara Tomy has developed the Yuruppy, which is as least as cute but requires no care at all. Read More

  • Cute gets an upgrade: The Tamagotchi goes color

    Yes, they are still around and today Bandai announced in Japan [JP] their Tamagotchis are soon even going color. The virtual pet toys became instant worldwide hits, selling around 75 million units between their debut in 1996 and today. Tamagotchis still must be fed, nurtured and played with by pushing buttons, or else they will die a virtual death. Buyers of the color version get new… Read More