Travel Frog is brought to you by Japanese game developer Hit-Point. The company is best known for creating popular cat-collecting game Neko Atsume, thus kickstarting what is being hailed as the 'idle game' revolution as soothing interfaces begin to usurp high-energy games like Angry Birds.
Travel Frog at home
The game is fairly straightforward and reminiscent of Tamagotchis, but requiring less maintenance. Despite the language barrier, it's fairly intuitive thanks to convenient glowing arrows pointing you through the simple set-up process.
Start collecting clovers, the game’s currency, from the frog’s garden and swap them for supplies in the store. The strong, independent amphibian will leave your screen for hours, or sometimes days. Users have no control over the frog's actions, and there is no way to communicate or determine when it is coming home.
The app allows players to check in on their frogs without any pressure. The charming, low-key app is a relaxing alternative to the perpetual blitzkrieg of picture-perfect posts on social media platforms like Instagram.
Travel Frog on an adventure
|What||The cool kids in China are obsessed with Tabikaeru: Travel Frog|
01 Feb 18 – 01 Feb 20, Available to download now from the app store
|Price||£Free from the App store|
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