Do you like hamsters? Do you’ve gotten fond recollections of Tamagotchi? Do you want cute stuff, like Tamagotchi with hamsters in them? For those who answered ‘sure’ to any of those questions, We Dig Video games has its eyes on you – beady little hamster eyes.
Hamster Playground each is and isn’t what it seems like. At face-level, and at its most elementary, it’s a hamster-hording simulator. You get a bunch of furry little devils and also you feed them, maintain them watered and rested, and mainly do every thing else you’ll do with a Tamagochi — but when the Tamagotchi had a lush, lovingly rendered display stuffed with wiggling little hamsters.
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This sport, for its quite simple premise, appears completely unbelievable and really polished. Visually, it’s the Nintendogs of hamsters.
We had hamsters rising up and, I’m not gonna lie, they have been the least endearing of the pets we had. They smelt terrible and also you have been endlessly frightened of sitting on the sofa and by chance squishing one as a result of my sister was to not be trusted.
Nonetheless, even I admit that this sport is insanely cute. When the loading display lit up with what can solely be described as POV water bowl, with 5 fats furry faces beaming down at me, I couldn’t assist however grin again on the display. It’s a very charming sport.
However these hamsters aren’t just like the idle lumps of fur that my sister referred to as pets — under no circumstances.
These hamsters rock, and infrequently roll once they race on skateboards. Extra on that in a sec.
Like all good Tamagochis, they carry out finest when they’re beating your folks. So, how will we try this? We get on the hamster wheel and get coaching. You possibly can elevate the attributes of your furry devils to make them higher on the ensuing mini-games — getting by way of a rigorously crafted maze and skateboard racing. Larger intelligence will assist them navigate sooner or discover shortcuts; larger power permits them to knock over their obstacles to finish programs sooner.
Whereas the mini-games are solely on AI-driven rails, there’s the added gameplay component of button mashing and timing your clicks excellent to beat your enemy hamster. That is notably important in skateboard racing.
Candy, candy victory, comes within the type of sunflower seeds and foreign money with which to enhance your hamster abode, from constructing higher tools to adorning the partitions and even your hamsters.
As a result of sure, there are hats. And I in a short time received weirdly connected to who I dubbed Hamster Potter together with his little wizard hat. I’m undecided it’s canon, however I’d positively kind him into Hufflepuff.
You possibly can obtain the demo of Hamster Playground on Steam now, with a full launch anticipated this autumn for PC and consoles. As much as 4 extra minigames are anticipated at launch, so if this seems like your cup of tea (or bizarre sippy water bottle), give it a go. The devs inform me that it’s a children sport, nevertheless it’s testing fairly nicely with adults too — notably in Thailand, I’m advised.
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