Ahead of tonight's onslaught of game releases is Impending's Hatch [$2.99], a virtual pet we've been posting about for quite a while now. In the app, players adopt a creature called a Fugu and do Tamagotchi-like things such as making sure its fed, cleaning up after it, and cleaning up after it.

I've been playing around with Hatch for the past week or so, and while this definitely isn't something that I'd typically spend a lot of time on, I can definitely see the appeal- Even in its current super-simple state. While all you can really do right now is feed your Fugu, customize his area with unlockable rugs, and buy other toys to play with like a camera that your Fugu will photo bomb.

Juli over at MacRumors really likes it, as does Zac over at 9to5Mac. I'm not sure how to really review it as a game as its gameplay elements are somewhat limited right now with promises of more content and functionality in the future.


As soon as Jared wakes up we'll finish recording our multi-day TA Plays of Hatch, which opens with a hilariously unexpected turn of events. Stay tuned.

  • Xcode

    already bought it. haha. now waiting for the link to work. =)

  • ste86uk

    Same here, they posted on Facebook to say he was trying to fix the link for our early adopters eggs within the hour.

    • witedahlia

      Good to know. I didn't want to end up with 2 of them.

      • ste86uk


      • witedahlia

        Thanks! The link is indeed working now.

  • JPhilipp

    I love the immersive, full-screen-no-menu-looking-menus-in-sight view.

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  • MisterMiracle

    Bought it on sight. FYI guys when you start up the app and Max guesses your favorite color, tap No repeatedly to cycle through colors and patterns for your pet. Choose wisely as you'll have to live with that design (or start over). Also think up a good name ahead of time as something happened in the background which provoked me to rush through the naming process.

  • Nycteris

    So tempted to buy.. Do I need another phone addiction?

    • ste86uk

      I'm sure you do! I have so many but this ones pretty cute and made me smile. Plus it's a good developer and just something you can spend a little time on here and there.

      Oh and the early adopters emails are working now.

  • Kane

    Copy of 'Hachi'

    • Nycteris

      I tried Hatchi; I couldn't bear being a jerk in order to get different evolutions

    • Kane

      You spelt Hatchi wrong.

  • gamergirl2785

    Loving Hatch so far but question how do you earn gold coins?

    • B30

      When the white flowers grow around your fugu, they turn purple and your little fugu starts to dance, also your trust will increase and some special fruits and a star will grow on the trees.

      • Taclys

        That sounds like an acid trip, just saying

  • witedahlia

    This is really adorable. Excellent implementation.

  • Alex

    What is the benefit that the early adopters got when they signed up for e-mail some time ago? Does their pet have any special abilities, come with anything extra, have a specific look you can't get in the game?

    • c.ihls

      It does have a special look only afaik.

  • MidianGTX

    So this is what those Facebook messenger stickers are all about.

  • Nycteris

    I bought it, and i do like my Fugu, but Clumsy Ninja sure gives me more ways to interact. Two of these in one week was unexpected !