Hatchi App Gives Lonely Nerds A Delightful Tamagotchi Pet to Hang WithS

Remember Tamagotchi? That time-sucking virtual pet that exploded into a formidable 90's fad and distracted millions of school children from their studies? The new Hatchi App is Tamagotchi for your iPhone. Say goodbye to your productivity. Say hello to your new friend.

Hatch is nearly identical to the original Tamogatchi down to the low-fi LCD graphics, which is precisely why we love it. Well, we also love it because we're socially awkward nerds, and we could really use something to distract us from the painful, crushing loneliness.

It's up to you to rear your pet into an upstanding citizen. Feed him! Change his diapers! Get him flu shots! Teach him how to play ball! It's like having a real baby (or a pet) without all the commitment. It's like having friends who follow your every order and without the trouble of meeting up for drinks after work—just the way it should be. [iTunes via Chip Chick]