We have good news and bad news for you. The good news? Portable Pixel’s Tamagotchi-style game, Hatchi [$.99], is now available on iPhone and iPod Touch for $.99. The bad news? The star of our glowing hands-on preview of the neat title, Big Poppa Pump, is dead. He left this world just 24 hours after the write-up. We can’t quite let him go yet, so he’s currently rotting as we figure out how to keep moving on with our lives.
In case you missed the piece, Hatchi is basically Tamagotchi for mobile. You hatch a little monster, and then feed, bathe, play, and teach it. As the hours tick by, it grows and evolves into something of your creation. Hatchi requires some patience, but it’s a cool experience that our community really seems to dig.