CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 19, 2012 - Game development studios Toy Studio and Robomite, a division of Robomodo, are set to let The Beasties run wild in The Beasties: Hello World, a virtual pet game for smartphone and tablet devices later this year.
What are The Beasties? They are creatures that typically go unnoticed in our world. Players will be able to choose a Beastie and place it in the cardboard habitat where it will eat, sleep, play and get dressed up. Once properly cared for, your Beastie can be taught all sorts of fascinating things.
The Beasties: Hello World Features:
- A whimsical, handmade world at your fingertips filled with customizable Beasties
- Interactive Beasties that will learn new things the longer it survives
- Minigames to stimulate Beasties so they don’t grow bored; a key part to Beastie survival
Each Beasties has a unique personality. It’ll be up to you to discover their likes and dislikes as you care for your Beasties. If a Beastie is neglected or forgotten, well, let’s just say your Beastie won’t survive for very long.
“The Beasties are charming little creatures that will always let you know what is on their mind,” said Rob Lockhart, Game Designer for Toy Studio. “They feel like they live in a little magical corner of the real world.”
What makes a Beastie special is their ability to learn. Minigames that test Beastie - and Human - reflexes will unlock new tricks for a Beastie to perform. Beasties also have the capacity to learn words other than their own gibberish. A Beastie will listen to you and it will repeat back whatever you teach it. A simple “Hello!” can turn into an enthusiastic, “Waz up!?” or regal, “How do you do?”
The Beasties: Hello World offers opportunities to let Beastie owners leave their signature touches. Beastie and habitat customization options will guarantee each Beastie will reflect the style of their owner
The Beasties: Hello World will be available for iOS and Android devices later this year. A video trailer and screenshots can be found on MyBeasties.com
About Toy Studio
Chicago game developer Toy Studio is founded on the idea of connecting people through games that encourage meaningful social interaction with friends. Toy Studio designs games on three core principles: quality, innovation and community. Just as impressive as the care put into design, is the tech behind the scenes. Toy Studio also partners with fellow developers of high-quality, innovative apps to publish new and exciting titles on mobile marketplaces.
About Robomite and Robomodo?
Robomite is the family games division of development studio Robomodo. Founded in 2008 by longtime industry veterans, Robomodo is a game development studio focused on producing innovative cross platform videogames for both console and mobile spaces. Robomite was formed in 2011 for the development of a Kinect family sports title as well as a child activity apps for iOS and Android and is focused on new ways for families to enjoy games together.