Inspirations

We were inspired by Neopets - created in 1999 by Adam Powell and Donna Williams - and the idea of caring for a virtual creature
We were inspired by Neopets – created in 1999 by Adam Powell and Donna Williams – and the idea of caring for a virtual creature
The handheld digital pet created by Akihiro Yokio and Aki Maiti made us consider the idea of feeding and caring for your pet as well as battling it with friends
The handheld digital pet created by Akihiro Yokio and Aki Maiti made us consider the idea of feeding and caring for your pet as well as battling it with friends
Pokémon, the eternally popular video game/tv show/movies was also a huge inspiration for us and made us consider the ideas of battling mythical pets
Pokémon, the eternally popular video game/tv show/movies was also a huge inspiration for us and made us consider the ideas of battling mythical pets

To conclude the segment on the virtual pets, we decided to stick with this idea. The pets would be completely customizable, making them unique to each player, and would live within the watch. You would have to feed it, level it up and battle it with friend’s creatures. We ended up calling these creatures Guardians. Below are two examples of Guardians.

fluffydinosaur concept

buggy concept

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