Sunday, February 17, 2013

Android App Creates Virtual Tamagotchi on Your Phone

Android Tamagotchi.jpg
 
Classify this as a throw back that may not be such a good idea for a few of you.
 
Back in the early to mid 1990's, the Tomogotchi became a global phenomenon.  It seemed like every kid on the planet had one of the little egg shaped virtual pet games.
 
Schools were banning them and they became the center of some kids lives… for better or for worse.
 
That's why I was stunned to see that the toy has been reborn as an Adroid app with all the same addictive principles that accompanied the original.  From what I understand, play is amazingly similar to the original and that the app can be just as demanding of your attention as the little plastic egg toy of yesteryear.  The app is the product of Namco Bandai which is the company that created the original Tamagotchi back in the day.
 
While it is currently only available for Android, rumors are that there is an iOS app in development.
 
Just in case you didn't get enough of this 20 years ago, feel free to indulge yourself.  The app is free and available in the Google Play store.

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