The physical-digital virtual pet evolution game: Melbits POD

A project in Barcelona, Spain by Melbot Studios

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Solve ingenuous challenges in nature to catch, evolve and collect kawaii creatures on your device. It's a never-ending surprise egg!!
Backers: 567
Average Pledge Per Backer: €96

Funded: €54,385 of €18,000
Dates: Mar 17th -> Apr 25th (39 days)
Project By: Melbot Studios
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Latest News

Stretch Goal Unlocked!!

April 25th - via:
AR Runway Unlocked at 50k€!! Take amazing videos and pictures with your Melbits in the real world!! Check out this awesome video to get an idea of what is coming. Add to it animations, gestures and filters to customize and share the coolest pics... (Read More)

Live Streaming and Stretch Goals!

April 23rd - via:
We are almost there! An overhauled photo mode, with filters and props to take videos and pictures of your Melbits in every situation imaginable. Want to know more? Stop by our daily Melbit Direct: EVERY DAY AT 1PM EST - 19h CET WE WILL BE LIVE... (Read More)

Live AMA today at 1PM EST - Stretch Goals, Lore and more!

April 17th - via:
Home stretch 8days out! Home stretch!  TGIF - Today Friday 17th at 1PM EST Live on Instagram @melbitsofficial  Let's get those STRETCH GOALS!    We are almost there, only 8 days away from closing a very successful campaign! But we haven't... (Read More)

The Melbits 'POD' Provides Kids with a Virtual Pet and a Real Toy

April 13th - via:
The Melbits 'POD' is a hybrid toy for children that will offer them a way to enjoy the benefits of virtual pets and real like toys to keep them entertained for extended periods of time. The toy consists of the 'POD' itself that is intended to go with a child wherever they go to help them have fun by running, dancing, walking and more. The virtual pet aspect of the system will require users to hatch their toy and play mini games, while also letting them enjoy augment reality (AR) gameplay and more. (Read More)

This Virtual Pet Toy Teaches Empathy and Patience

April 13th - via:
Ah, the Tamagotchi. Don’t you wish you could share the joy of your little digital pet with your kids? Now you can share the Melbits POD Virtual Pet Toy instead. Melbits POD blends physical and digital play in a game where players create and take care of their Kawaii virtual pets collection by solving incubation challenges in the real world. (Read More)

Live QnA: Melbit's POD: Easter Egg Edition [ Part Deux ]

April 8th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Social Stretch Goal Unlocked!

April 8th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Melbits POD hits Kickstarter target in 24 hours

April 7th - via:
Melbits POD, a virtual pet toy blending physical and digital play, has passed its Kickstarter goal of €18k in the campaign’s first 24 hours. The toy sees children catch seeds, incubate them in the POD before nurturing and evolving their pets into fully-formed customisable creatures called Melbits. (Read More)

Melbot Studios secures Kickstarter funding for AR kawaii pet care toy in 24 hours

March 31st - via:
Melbot Studios has joined the Kickstarter elite, having secured 100 per cent of its target funding in just 24 hours of its Melbits campaign going live on the crowdfunding platform. The Spanish tech toy studio took to Kickstarter last month with a project to bring virtual and physical pets together with a collection of kawaii pets that utilise AR technology to deliver a play experience it says ‘is like blending Pokémon with Tamagotchi.’ (Read More)

While the world is going nuts...

March 30th - via:
...Thank you for making our dreams come true. It's a very tough time for us all, and more than ever we kindly appreciate your support. We literally couldn't do this without you. We are putting all our love into making something special for you all.... (Read More)

¡Melbits POD en Español!

March 27th - via:
¡Bienvenido Melbit Maker!  Nos complace presentar el Melbits POD, un dispositivo mágico con sensores físicos para incubar tu colección de duendes digitales. El POD ofrece un sinfín de posibilidades de evolución y customización. ¡Es la... (Read More)

Brrrrr... Brrrrrrrrrr!!!! Good Vibrations!! 2nd Stretch Goal UNLOCKED!

March 27th - via:
Now your POD will have vibration! You'll be able to sense your Melbits evolving inside and giving you more feedback than ever! As we progress and more backers follow the Way of the Pixies we will add more and more features! Next up: AR Runway! A... (Read More)

Social Stretch Goals

March 24th - via:
Hello Makers! We are filled with joy to introduce the Social Stretch Goals! With these as the campaign and the scope of the project can grow, these goals are based on Social Media and number of backers, and the more followers and backers the Melbits... (Read More)


March 24th - via:
They're finally here. Many of you asked about how to add another POD to your pledge or if plushies would be available separately and the answer is YES!  Here and on the campaign you'll find the list of items you add to your pledge. It's simple, add... (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Unlocked!

March 20th - via:
We've reached our first Stretch Goal! With every stretch goal we have awesome features we want to add to the game, and this one made us very happy! Now inside your Melbit Home there will be weather mimicking that of your area. If it's raining... (Read More)

The POD is real: 100% funded in 24h!!

March 18th - via:
And all thanks to you!! The POD is now funded and that means we are giving right now the go for tooling and manufacturing of the first batch. This is an expensive process and vital for mass production, you literally made this possible. From the... (Read More)

AR toy that blends virtual and physical kawaii pet care launches on Kickstarter

March 17th - via:
Melbot Studios is taking to Kickstarter from this week to launch its new project to bring virtual and physical pets colliding together in a collection of kawaii pets that is akin to blending Pokémon with Tamagotchi, while making use of AR technology. (Read More)

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