Hamster Playground Preview – Make your hamster a house

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Do you’re keen on hamsters? Do you’ve fond reminiscences of Tamagotchi? Do you want cute stuff, like Tamagotchi with hamsters in them? In the event you 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 appears like. At face-level, and at its most simple, it’s a hamster-hording simulator. You get a bunch of furry little devils and also you feed them, hold them watered and rested, and principally do every little thing else you’ll do with a Tamagochi — but when the Tamagotchi had a lush, lovingly rendered display screen filled with wiggling little hamsters.

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This recreation, for its quite simple premise, seems to be completely implausible and really polished. Visually, it’s the Nintendogs of hamsters.

We had hamsters rising up and, I’m not gonna lie, they had been the least endearing of the pets we had. They smelt terrible and also you had been perpetually afraid of sitting on the sofa and unintentionally squishing one as a result of my sister was to not be trusted.

Nevertheless, even I admit that this recreation is insanely cute. When the loading display screen 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 screen. It’s a very charming recreation.

However these hamsters aren’t just like the idle lumps of fur that my sister referred to as pets — by no means.

These hamsters rock, and infrequently roll once they race on skateboards. Extra on that in a sec.

Like all good Tamagochis, they carry out greatest when they’re beating your folks. So, how will we do this? We get on the hamster wheel and get coaching. You possibly can increase the attributes of your furry devils to make them higher on the ensuing mini-games — getting by a rigorously crafted maze and skateboard racing. Increased intelligence will assist them navigate sooner or discover shortcuts; greater power permits them to knock over their obstacles to finish programs sooner.

Whereas the mini-games are totally on AI-driven rails, there’s the added gameplay aspect of button mashing and timing your clicks excellent to beat your enemy hamster. That is notably very important in skateboard racing.

Hamster Playground Race

Candy, candy victory, comes within the type of sunflower seeds and foreign money with which to enhance your hamster abode, from constructing higher gear 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 type 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 appears like your cup of tea (or bizarre sippy water bottle), give it a go. The devs inform me that it’s a youngsters recreation, however it’s testing fairly effectively with adults too — notably in Thailand, I’m instructed.

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