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MacRumors
Dec 18, 2012, 03:15 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/12/hatchpet-150x152.jpgClear (http://appshopper.com/productivity/clear), which was designed by Impending and Realmac Software, took the app world by storm (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/02/14/clear-to-do-app-launches-on-the-app-store/) when it was released, thanks to an innovative gesture-based interface and simple list making tools.

The team that made Clear is working on another app, one that looks just as promising. This time, though, productivity isn't the goal. Instead, the two companies have dreamed up a new virtual pet simulation game called Hatch.

Tamagotchis, those digital handheld pets that were popular in the '90's, have slowly made their way into the App Store. For example, virtual iPhone pet Hatchi (http://appshopper.com/games/hatchi) has been available in the App Store since early 2012, but based on both video and screenshots, Hatch is an entirely new experience that aims to turn the iPhone itself into a companion creature.

A teaser video reveals that each user will get a pet "Fugu." The pet appears to interact with users in a variety of ways on the iPhone, including those outside the app itself, like through music playing.

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As the video says, "You love your iPhone and starting early next year, it's going to love you back."

Hatch will launch in 2013, but visiting the Hatchpet website (http://www.hatchpet.com) at this time presents a special opportunity to choose a Fugu in a special color when signing up for the site via email.

Article Link: Makers of To-Do App 'Clear' Devise New Virtual Pocket Pet for the iPhone (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/18/makers-of-to-do-app-clear-devise-new-virtual-pocket-pet-for-the-iphone/)



Feed Me
Dec 18, 2012, 03:17 PM
Can't wait to not download this.

ZacNicholson
Dec 18, 2012, 03:18 PM
i had one of the old ones, but i always forgot to feed it. it always died

bushido
Dec 18, 2012, 03:18 PM
"fug.u" ? ... who choose that name? :D

TouchMint.com
Dec 18, 2012, 03:21 PM
tamagotchi pet!!!!

Yvan256
Dec 18, 2012, 03:22 PM
No mention about hardware and iOS requirements.

Gabichon
Dec 18, 2012, 03:23 PM
Hatchi.. then Hatch?

Way to be original.

tann
Dec 18, 2012, 03:27 PM
Man if that trailer is anything to go by I am gonna be grinning 24/7!

MattInOz
Dec 18, 2012, 03:31 PM
Hatchi.. then Hatch?

Way to be original.

Who registered first the chicken or the egg?

Gabichon
Dec 18, 2012, 03:33 PM
Who registered first the chicken or the egg?

Meow

Compile 'em all
Dec 18, 2012, 03:34 PM
Not sure if I will use it but I must say it looks fantastic.

MichaelJohnston
Dec 18, 2012, 04:51 PM
So they make something to keep people productive and then give them something to keep them from being productive. Craziness or pure genius?

...or just *sigh*

cfs112
Dec 18, 2012, 04:53 PM
I had a Tamagotchi back in the day and enjoyed for 2 weeks until I lost interest in it. This looks like a fun app, good way to introduce it to the new generation, but I'm sure attention spans have decreased since then :P

Jessica Lares
Dec 18, 2012, 05:20 PM
The only reason this is even news is because of Realmac, otherwise no one would give a [insert your choice of word here ;)].

AngerDanger
Dec 18, 2012, 05:48 PM
Bah, it looks endearing and well-designed! I'll hold any criticism until after I try it out.

kas23
Dec 18, 2012, 09:22 PM
ZOMG this is awesome news!! Mind=blown.

Verbatim Cookie
Dec 18, 2012, 10:25 PM
Who registered first the chicken or the egg?
¿Por qué no las dos? :p

SnowLeopard OSX
Dec 18, 2012, 10:56 PM
I'll probably be skipping out on this one.

Sayer
Dec 18, 2012, 11:54 PM
Why do so many people post about what they are not going to do? Who are you trying to impress with your apparently unlimited restraint in not getting a toy app for your not-priced-like-a-toy iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad?

Is that some kind of new hipster thing? Not getting apps?

Just you all know, I will not be going to the airport tomorrow unlike thousands of other sheeple in Austin.

D-a-a-n
Dec 19, 2012, 01:55 AM
So how much will this cost? 10 pints of beer.. a denim jeans?

Pinkie Pie
Dec 19, 2012, 05:00 AM
I'm always down for anything adorable! Trying to choose which early adopter color I want and it's tough.

filmantopia
Dec 19, 2012, 07:46 AM
I will not be getting this app. I also will not be getting a massage today. Nor will I speak Hebrew. I could go on and on, really, but, well, I won't do that either.

I WAS the one
Dec 19, 2012, 08:02 AM
really? so this is what happening... Google will make better and functional apps and Apple will make stupid apps from now on..

DavidLeblond
Dec 19, 2012, 03:59 PM
really? so this is what happening... Google will make better and functional apps and Apple will make stupid apps from now on..

Apple didn't make this app.

Renzatic
Dec 19, 2012, 04:11 PM
Just you all know, I will not be going to the airport tomorrow unlike thousands of other sheeple in Austin.

I can't wait to not post in this thread. :rolleyes:

Wait. I just posted in this thread. THAT IS SO IRONIC!