Finding a Friend in Tabikaeru
Hit Point Co. Ltd.
Tabikaeru—or “Journey Frog” in English—is the newest mobile game from Hit-Point, the creators of popular cat collector Neko Atsume. But even before I downloaded it, I suspected it would be more than just another phone game. Neko Atsume had been helpful for me, providing brief moments of refuge when my anxiety otherwise threatened to overwhelm me. “I just want to check my cats real fast,” was often my mantra, giving me an excuse to take out my phone for a few minutes and use that time to calm down, regroup. Journey Frog looked even quieter, even more meditative.
Jamey is a non-binary adventurer from Buffalo, NY who wishes they were immortal so they’d have time to visit every coffee shop in the world. They write code, like plants, record podcasts, categorize zines and read tarot cards. Find them on twitter at @jameybash – and ask them about Star Wars or Vampire: the Masquerade if you dare!