Factsheet

Developer:
Proto Games
San Francisco & Los Angeles, CA

Release date:
January 21, 2015

Platforms:
Apple App Store
Google Play

Website:
pakkapets.com

App Price:
Free!

Description

Pakka Pets is an adorable digital pet adventure about raising, evolving, and discovering all the Pakkas in the world. Choose an egg and begin raising a pet in your pocket! Along the way you’ll create recipes with Mitz the fox in the alchemy kitchen, style your house with the coolest decorations, and help the bizarre and charming townsfolk in the Pakka Kingdom.

Pakka Pets is inspired by Tamagotchi (those crazy Japanese virtual pet games on a plastic egg keychain that took over the 90s), Pokemon, and Animal Crossing. Set in a charming, weird and colorful world, Pakka Pets is about experimentation, collecting, and silly fun.

“As a kid, the blobby Tamagotchi characters really captured my imagination. We tried to re-invent that kind of quirkiness and strangeness in our designs to try and capture the weird personality we felt in the 90s.” (Willem Rosenthal, game designer)

Pakka Pets live in real-time– even when your phone is off, your pet is eating, sleeping, and pooping. Which Pakka your pet will evolve into is entirely up to how you treat it– which foods you feed it, how often it bathes, how well you’ve trained it, and it’s health and happiness. There are 70 Pakkas to discover and play with, and finding the rare pets takes real experimentation.

Every Pakka has their own quests and adventures. Completing quests unlocks new corners of the Pakka Town. As you explore the colorful world, you'll track down a notorious sandwich thief, rescue a homesick blowfish from the town fountain, and become an assistant to a stand-up comic who’s just about to get his big break.

In Pakka Pets, experimentation becomes a fun and weird game in itself. With hundreds of items in the game, there are millions of combinations of things you can collect. Mix and match any 3 items in the alchemy kitchen and you’ll discover both the delicious and the magical. Need a sandwich? Mix together meat, lettuce, and toast– voila! A raspberry, a donut, a pancake –a crêpe! A mushroom, weather machine, cave crystal– who knows?

“Pakka Pets is not your typical iPhone game. We focused on creating something console quality for the phone, with a unique world and personality. How many other games have sewer-dwelling philosophers, edible ghost food, and time machines all wrapped up in a cute and silly world?! It combines RPG, old-school pet sims, and life-sims to create something brimming with personality and unique charm.” (Willem Rosenthal, game designer)

History

Proto began in 2013 when we decided to make Pakka Pets an adorable reality. We set out to make a game with the same craziness and magic those crazy Japanese Tamagotchi keychains inspired in us as kids. We wanted the game to be BIG- to have heart, style, and substance, and to try not try and feel like it was squeezing you for cash like so many other mobile games do. After nearly a year of development, Pakka Pets was starting to feel really awesome- We knew it was going to be something special. In 2014 we launched a Kickstarter that brought us both the capital to work on our game, and awesome feedback and love from the community. Now, nearly three years from when we quit our jobs to start the project, Pakka Pets is finally coming to the App Store!

Features

  • Your Pakka lives in real-time on your phone.
  • Over 60 Pakka pets to hatch, evolve & discover.
  • Branching evolution paths in each pet family, which one will you get next?!
  • Cook and discover hundreds of foods for your Pakka Pet.
  • Design your dream home with hundreds of stunning decorations.
  • Unique quests & adventures for every pet!


Videos

Pakka Pets Gameplay Trailer YouTube


Images

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Recognition & Awards

  • "Successful Kickstarter Campaign" January, 2014

Original Soundtrack by Calum Bowen
coming soon .

Kickstarter
See our successful kickstarter campaign, and check out our updates along the journey of making Pakka Pets. kickstarter.com.


Game Name Credits

Willem Rosenthal
Game Designer, Proto Games

Thomas Uster
Engineer, Proto Games

Calum Bowen
Musician, Freelancer


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