Hey, guys, remember when Tamagotchis were a thing? I hope so, because a big part of why we're so excited about Portable Pixels' Hatchi is directly tied to nostalgia. Our all-seeing eye recently caught a first-look posting of the app on our message board, and we couldn't be more pleased with the find.

Hatchi is a fine-looking Tamagotchi-style, er, throwback that provides a similar same kind of experience. You'll feed, teach, train, and clean your digital little animal and then, as a result, forge some sort of emotional bond to it. Basically, it's like a dog that can't do the annoying things like, say, pee on the carpet or drool.

Tamagotchis were huge for a spell and we had more than a few hanging from our keychains, so we're pretty stoked to give this mobile iteration on the idea a shot. Portable Pixels has submitted the app for review, so it should hit within the week.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PHCPGMSCN3MFYLAMXFHFQLQQQ4 x999x

    If this has iCloud sync between my ipad and iphone, I AM SO THERE... Been dying for one of these, I need something to entertain me while I'm waiting for things to render at work :

    • Anonymous

      isn't that what reddit and rss are for?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

        Depends on your corp firewall + web filter.

      • http://twitter.com/t0dk0n Ian S.

        Tor on a flashdrive anyone?

  • Anonymous

    i had a pink tamagotchi... will be trying this ^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/congkai88 Lin Congkai Max

    I cant find HATACHI in apps store... 

    • Anonymous

      Last line of the piece - '.....should hit within the week'.

      • TeddyNYC

        You can't blame Lin Congkai Max. Some people are eager to get their hands on a tamagotchi style sim for iOS. We've waited long enough for some developer to release one.

  • http://twitter.com/elmarto755 Martin O'Hagan

    omg amazing!

  • Edward Warrender

    awesome i can't wait! 

  • http://twitter.com/portablepixels Portable Pixels

    No iCloud sync initially but if enough people want it we will add it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5FLRQI2X2LU3IHMCG7HEAEFD5I Cat Astrophy

      Every game should have it IMO since I'd like to know up-to-date saved aren't depending on me backing up my phone every day.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/_75ZXYADKX4XJ2IBUUZXHIDQLMM Anonymous

        Why wouldn't you just use iCloud to back your phone up? It does it automatically for you if you enable it.

        The only reason people would want iCloud for this is so that they could take their pets with them on other devices.

  • http://twitter.com/booch138 Booch138

    This is awesome! I made a thread a while back asking if there were any games or sims like this that I didn't know about. This looks to be EXACTLY like the keychain awesomeness that Giga Pets and Tamagotchis had going on. I miss those days... simpler times indeed... haahaha