Pleo: Virtual Pet Is Getting Closer

Pleo by UGOBEI have been keeping my eyes peeled for further information on the new virtual pet called Pleo that was featured in Wired magazine this year. It’s made by Caleb Chung, the creator of Furby, and really had me interested from the get-go. I signed up for the mailing list for announcements and finally got news that they will be letting subscribers know sometime in the next few weeks of its availability.

Word has it that it will sell for between $300-400, but that’s cheaper than having a real pet for 2-5 years or longer. You have to watch this video of its demo as a new-born getting booted up for the first time. Heck, it even sneezes! [tags]Pleo, Caleb Chung, ugobe, Furby, virtual pet, life form[/tags]