Peridot, the next game from Pokémon Go maker Niantic, has started rolling out via its recently announced soft launch.
So far, the cute Tamagotchi-like app is available in Malaysia – and footage of the game’s opening stages has been posted online.
About 10 minutes of footage from one user shows Peridot’s opening tutorial, the item shop, and a list of possible tasks to increase your creature’s luck. These tasks include pointing your phone camera (and therefore your peridot pet) at specific objects, such as a flower, cat, or dog.
Peridot’s tutorial teaches you how to pet your digital buddy for XP and how to draw a circle on the ground to get your Peridot (or Dot for short) to start looking for food.
The game’s map shows nearby adult dots available for breeding. Tapping one brings up the list of behavioral traits (e.g., “scholarly,” “stony-faced,” and “downright peachy”).
While playing with your Dot, you can command it to sit or hover.
In this version of the game, there appears to be a limit to the number of past pets you can track via Summoning Wisps, items you use to remember and reconnect with Dots that have grown to adulthood and then were released.
The game’s shop lists various items for sale, including seed sprouts for faster growth, summoning wisps to recall more pets, and nests that can help change the appearance of bred offspring.
One section also suggests that you can again collect some in-game currency by completing basic tasks – such as: B. Walk 1 km, feed and pet your dot every day.
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