January 12, 2012 in Games (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - Portable Pixels today introduces Hatchi, the retro virtual pet for iPhone. Hatchi is a retro-looking Tamagotchi-style iPhone app sure to get the nostalgia burning for all those who cared for a virtual pet back in the 1990s when they were at the height of their popularity.
Just as with the keychain-sized Tamagotchi pets, iPhone users now will feed, clean, play with and generally look after their pets to ensure they grow up to be healthy, happy little Hatchis.
The Hatchi monster will go through several stages of growth, and will develop differently depending on the quality of care the player provides. A successfully raised Hatchi monster will be smarter, happier, and require less attention.
Pre-release excitement has already caused quite a stir on Reddit and the Touch Arcade forums.
Touch Arcade reviewer Brad Nicholson remarked, "It's hilarious, but I really, really, really don't want Big Poppa Pump (his Hatchi monster) to bite the dust. I've somehow bonded with the thing, as silly as that sounds, and the competitive part of my brain wants to see an evolution based on my meticulous play."
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 1.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Hatchi 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Portable Pixels are iPhone developers based in London with clients including Wallpaper* magazine, Audi, and the NHS. Their Wallpaper* Case Studies iPad app is currently an Apple staff favorite. Copyright (C) 2012 Portable Pixels. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.