Tactile Entertainment is working on what they call an “open-world pet sim” and it’s called Pocket Creatures. At first glance it just looks like another pet sim but after watching the new trailer it looks like there is potential for more.

Something worth mentioning regarding this developer is that their founder and CEO, Asbjoern Soendegaard, was also the development manager on Crysis, a PC game released in 2008 that is still used as a benchmark for pushing gaming PC's to their limits today. In Pocket Creatures you will be able to explore a tropical world, plant a garden, and find other NPC creatures to interact with. Everything you do effects the world your creature is living in. There also appears to be a magic element to it too. Admittedly, with the links to Crysis, our expectations are high.

Screenshots:

Tactile Entertainment hopes to have Pocket Creatures on the App Store by the end of March. Also, be sure to check out the developer’s blog, where they have a lot of character development sketches up. We will be meeting with CEO Asbjoern Soendegaard at GDC, and should have some hands-on time with Pocket Creatures as well next week.

  • golem

    what's up with that stupid tail? hm, the creature looks a bit out of place when looking at the world's design

  • golem

    what's up with that stupid tail? hm, the creature looks a bit out of place when looking at the world's design

  • Arock

    These sort of look like Mogwai, i wonder what happens if you get them wet or feed them after midnight?

  • Arock

    These sort of look like Mogwai, i wonder what happens if you get them wet or feed them after midnight?

  • J-Pa

    Pikachu?

    • god

      Pretty much. It's sad when someone skirts copyright/trademarks and showing off their lack of creativity by changing something like Pocket Monsters to Pocket Creatures.

  • J-Pa

    Pikachu?

    • god

      Pretty much. It's sad when someone skirts copyright/trademarks and showing off their lack of creativity by changing something like Pocket Monsters to Pocket Creatures.

  • Ed

    I'm not sure being the development manager of Crysis necessarily makes you qualified to make a good iPhone game. I've never heard of the title of 'development manager' in the games industry.

  • Ed

    I'm not sure being the development manager of Crysis necessarily makes you qualified to make a good iPhone game. I've never heard of the title of 'development manager' in the games industry.

  • http://www.ringtail.com/ Porsupah

    The character animation looks seriously impressive. If the rest of the title actually lives up to the promise, it'll be right alongside Astro Ranch on my iPhone.

  • http://www.ringtail.com/ Porsupah

    The character animation looks seriously impressive. If the rest of the title actually lives up to the promise, it'll be right alongside Astro Ranch on my iPhone.

  • mike

    Asbjoern Soendegaard is lonely?

  • mike

    Asbjoern Soendegaard is lonely?

  • Rachel

    Looks cute. Seems like a game in which will always be evolving (provided the developer takes the time to provide timely updates). I hope that some depth could be added to to the game; stuff to accomplish (don't use open feint) or explore and discover.

  • Rachel

    Looks cute. Seems like a game in which will always be evolving (provided the developer takes the time to provide timely updates). I hope that some depth could be added to to the game; stuff to accomplish (don't use open feint) or explore and discover.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    The tail simply doesn't fit.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com SIlent Rocco

    The tail simply doesn't fit.

  • Yog Shoggoth

    So this is what you get if you put a Pokemon in Black & White?

  • Yog Shoggoth

    So this is what you get if you put a Pokemon in Black & White?

  • akira01

    very cute
    And very very good arts.

  • akira01

    very cute
    And very very good arts.

  • Nukie

    Is it just me, or does it seem like this creature rides the short bus to school?

    Game looks interesting. Reminds me of a scaled down version of Viva Pinata.

  • Nukie

    Is it just me, or does it seem like this creature rides the short bus to school?

    Game looks interesting. Reminds me of a scaled down version of Viva Pinata.