Do you like cute games like Hamataro, Skate Bird, or Animal Crossing? If you answered no, then you are a monster or it’s just not your niche. At PAX West 2022, we will be previewing a game called Hamster Playground from We Dig Games, which also just got a release date.
Hampster Playground is set to release on August 22, 2022, on Steam Early Access – and there are also plans for the game to be released on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox once it leaves early access.
Prior to We Dig Games reaching out to us, we had never heard of Hamster Playground. In fact, if you look at their YouTube channel, they have less than 150 subscribers. The reason why we are addressing this is that this cute hamster game has the potential to be something kids and adults will love. So what is Hamster Playground and why should you look it up?
According to We Dig Games, Hampster Playground is a “Tamagotchi/Sims/Manager with cute mini-games (like skateboard racing and eating contest). Players will be able to create their own Hamsters and Hamster Home. Players will be responsible for all Hamster needs, training, and furnishing the Hamster House!”
The game is listed as having a single-player and multiplayer mode. The game will receive additional content after launch expanding on the games you can play with friends.
Here’s a new trailer:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Prepare for cuteness overload, relentless training, and fierce rivalry as you and your hamsters take on challenges while traversing the maze and riding a skateboard, with more modes coming soon! Be the first to cross the finish line to earn rewards and yummy treats!
- Experience fierce competition in a laid-back style – all you need is a single button, but don’t think for one second that it means you won’t break a sweat!
- Race AI-driven hamsters in mazes and on drag strips – more modes to be included in the full game upon launch;
- Enjoy multiplayer modes – compete with others, whether they’re next to you (up to 4 players locally), or hundreds of miles away;
- Develop your hamsters’ abilities and skillsets to compete against higher-level opponents;
- Look after your hamsters and expand their house – furnish it with new equipment and make it the mansion they deserve;
- Name your hamsters and customize them – there are over 100 cosmetic items!
- Enjoy detailed graphics and cute animations, no matter what mode you’re playing!