Neko Atsume developer’s latest game is about an adorable traveling frog
A ribbiting adventure
Neko Atsume creator Yutaka Takazaki is back with another immensely charming time-waster, Tabi Kaeru (which literally translates to Travel Frog).
The game starts out in the forest home of a little green frog. Your job is to prepare food and travel supplies for your amphibian pal before he sets out to explore Japan’s most famous sites, as well as its more pastoral destinations. The combination of food and supplies you pack affects the frog’s destination and the souvenirs he brings back.
While froggy’s out and about, he’ll often send back photographs of his adventures, and you’ll even sometimes find him accompanied by a friend (so far my frog has buddied up with a moth and a mouse).
The game is a lot more hands-off than Neko Atsume. Other than packing items for your frog, there’s not much else for you to do. It’s best enjoyed by checking in every few hours to see what your frog is up to. The game’s fine attention to detail will instantly charm you, though, as your frog sends back photographs of him hiking in the Japanese mountains donning a green cap, stopping by a cake shop, or seeking shelter from the rain beneath a leaf at the gates to a brilliant red shrine.Tabi Kaeru’s available internationally on iOS and Android, though there is no English language version at the moment. Still, the game’s pretty straightforward to figure out.