Virtual Pet
Components: Character, menu
Skills required / taught: Caregiving, management
Object: Take care of a “digital” animal

About the Game

The original virtual pet, the Tamagotchi, is housed in a small and simple egg-shaped computer. Three buttons (A, B, and C) allow the user to select and perform an activity.

How it Works
· Feed your pet a piece of food or a snack
· Play games with your pet
· Clean up your pet’s waste
· Check pet’s age, discipline, hunger, happiness and other statistics
· Connect with other friends

Thought Bubble
· Other “virtual management” ideas – a plant, a vintage car, a beach house, a grocery store…
· New directions shooting off from animal theme – such as a dog show
· Buttons, live areas on the screen, environment selection?