Popularity of frog game shows desire for companionship: psychologists

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/02/01
By: Chen Wei-ting, Jiang Ming-yan and Kuan-lin Liu

Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) The popularity in Taiwan of a mobile game about a traveling pet

Photo taken from App Store

frog highlights people’s desire for companionship and a simple life, according to local psychologists.

The Japan-made mobile game “Tabikaeru,” or Travel Frog, allows players to care for a pet frog as it spends its days traveling, reading and eating.

It has recently become very popular in Taiwan, with many gamers posting snapshots of their frogs on social media sites.

Players collect clovers grown in the frog’s garden in order to buy supplies for the pet when it travels where and when it chooses, and they receive occasional post cards during its trips.    [FULL  STORY]

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