Who would be interested in a baby/child care game from Blindfold Games?

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Hello. So, I have been looking through the various listings here on AppleVis for simulation games, particularly care games. The 1 area that seems to be especially lacking is realistic baby care games. I downloaded Blindfold Doggie, and I absolutely love it. I was wondering how many people here at AppleVis would like to see a Blindfold Baby game. I haven’t written to Marty Shultz yet, as I’d like to gage the demand for such a thing. It wouldn’t make sense if I was the only one wanting this to be developed. I know that we have the X2line baby games and Little Girl Magic, but let me know what you all think.

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Submitted by Moopie Curran on Friday, January 3, 2020

Hi,
I agree with you about the virtual toddler, that would be so awesome!

I love this idea and this thread. I wonder what happened. I do hope it will become a reality soon. And, if it's a success, I'd love to see more realistic pet simulation games too. I've been dying for those.

Submitted by Exodia on Saturday, January 4, 2020

Hello everybody. I'm loving this thread about baby care games. I feel like we really need a lot more of pet and baby care games. Ever since my baby sim went ka boom, I have been looking for a good baby care game. Here is an idea I had. What if there was some kind of squeaking sound when you rocked the baby in the cradle. Maybe, you could also choose how you want to rock the baby. You could rock your baby in your arms in your favorite rocking chair, or you could put him or her to sleep in his or her cradle. Maybe, there could be a sound that represents the cradle rocking and another sound for the rocking chair. another idea I had is a swing. Maybe when your baby gets to be a certain age, you can swipe in a certain direction to push your baby on a swing. The higher your swing goes, the happier your baby. Of course, there should be a buzzing sound if you're about to push your baby to high. Once you have reached the height limit, just let the swing slow down and stop by itself. If you're going to be away from your device for a long period of time and you don't want your baby to die, use your baby care points to hire a nanny to care for your baby while you are away from your device.

Submitted by Guitarman on Thursday, January 9, 2020

I would definitely like to see something like that! I emailed Mr. Schultz about some game suggestions too but I didn't think of anything close to that.

Submitted by Hilary Reed on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Hello all,
How does ending the game at age 5 sound? This is how most mainstream parenting simulators work I have found, see the My Little Baby games for more on this, so do not download it if you are exclusively a voiceover user. It is not accessible. my thinking however, is that this will give you experience with a child ages 1 to 4, which does enCompass the toddler years. maybe there could be a short little chapter about their first day of kindergarten, and then your final scores revealed. As for other suggestions, there are a lot of great ones. However, I think I’m going to try and keep things simple so that coding and development can begin. Is this OK with everyone? Also the Facebook group is called Baby Care App Ideas. Also, a quick question about consequences for neglectful parenting. Is death too harsh? For those of you that still have my babies him, please refresh my memory on what happens if things go terribly wrong. Did they just become very sick and need hospitalization? Or do they die? I do very much want this to be a game for everyone, so please let me know about this. I will probably get the email out on Tuesday, due to the holiday. So you should have plenty of time to get any last minute things in that you want to add.
Hope to hear from you all soon.

Submitted by treky fan on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Ending the game at five years old is a good idea. This way, everybody gets what they want. As for my baby sim, if you neglected your baby for to long, you got a message to the effect of, your baby is really sick now, you can end the game now, or call the ambulance. Personally, I thought this message was way to harsh on the users. It was basically telling you in the most glaring way possible that you weren't a good virtual parent.

Submitted by Moopie Curran on Sunday, January 19, 2020

That sounds good, I definitely think there should be a bit of something about their first little while of kindergarten, because that's such a pivotal time in a young child's development stages. I'm fine with it just being a small amount though, as long as it's there. :)
As for neglecting the baby, maybe it should just get sick, or at least weaker.
Can't wait to play this when it comes into beta or comes out. :)

Submitted by Hilary Reed on Sunday, January 19, 2020

In reply to by treky fan

Should it be more like Hatchi in that you get a message to the effect of your baby is sick and immediate action is required? I feel like all virtual care games do this to a certain degree.

Submitted by Country music fan on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Hello everyone. I’m loving the ideas so far, I was just thinking. Yes, it would be great to make it so the child could be raised from newborn to five, but I was also thinking, why don’t you do it in chunks until the child grows up? For example, newborn to five, 5 to 10, 10 to 15, and if you wanted to, you could grow the child from 15 to 18, and let the parent go through all the teenage rebellious years. This may be good for some teenagers, of course those who want to rome the streets and be naughty, to actually see what their parents go through. then, to make it real exciting, you could raise your child until they are a total adult. like 18 to 21. But otherwise, I’d be happy with raising the child to five if that’s where you want to leave it. But then you could make the chunks as an in app purchase. Like what my baby Sim2 did, they had the game in two parts. Rather than have yours and months though, you could have an in app purchase every five or so years. Of course, it’s entirely up to you, and what everyone else thinks. But I do think it would be a great game if you had it that way. Plus, the app developer would have a decent profit from it, if people are upgrading every five years to get the next chapter. Of course it wouldn’t be five years in real time, but a similar principle. Maybe a year could last a week, or a month. It’s up to you guys how you structure it though, just putting my ideas out there

Hello. I think we should leave it alone for now, until we have an enjoyable and working app since it needs to be coded and built from the ground up. To make this easier, why don’t you all tell me some essentials that you would like to see in the very first version if possible.

Submitted by Moopie Curran on Sunday, January 19, 2020

I know, it's basic, but I'd like to see the ability to name the baby and select the gender. Also down the road maybe, I 'd like to be able to choose the hair and eye color, I know it's stupid since I'm totally blind, lol.

Submitted by Moopie Curran on Sunday, January 19, 2020

That's a wonderful idea for those who want just a baby or toddler, they don't have to do the in app purchase. Obviously, this wouldn't be introduced in the first version necessarily, but it's something I'd like to see.

Lol we all have visions for what our perfect little companion should look like. And I’m not trying to shut down anyone’s ideas or anything. I’m just trying to keep things simple to get a beta and first version out. I hope you understand. :-)

Submitted by Paige on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

I think in the first version we should at least have basic activities like feeding, picking clothes, and having different toys to choose from. I like the idea of having the consequences be like Hatchi, you get one warning alert that the baby is sick and needs care immediately. Also, I know some people want to be able to pick the gender of their baby, but I think there should be a randomize option also, to make it a little more realistic.

Submitted by treky fan on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Here are my ideas for the first version of the game. Be able to fully care for your baby, feeding, bathing, changing, etc. Having a fewbasic toys, rattle, stuffed animals, that sort of thing. Having a few things to buy, diapers, food, formula, etc. Last, but certainly not least, having a few activities, taking your baby for a walk, going to the docdoctor, and maybe go see grandma. Also, have a few outfits so you can pick what your baby wares.

Submitted by Bellsfurmama on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Why not have this added in to Bitlife? It would be a natural addition to it. Caring for the children you have. Contact the dev about it.

What’s the best way to contact them? Email gets no responses usually, and neither does posting on Facebook. Is Redit and Twitter the best ways?

Submitted by Zoe Victoria on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

In reply to by treky fan

I think we should also have the ability to decorate the nursery a bit, and I’m still liking my earlier idea of seasons and maybe even holidays in the future. Who doesn’t love celebrating baby’s first Christmas?

Submitted by Bellsfurmama on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

I don’t know. I tink they are on Twitter. You can already interact with your children a good bit in this game and you can have as many children as you want. Bitlife is pretty realistic. Obviously you don’t do any home decorating, but you can buy your children gifts.

Submitted by DMNagel on Wednesday, January 22, 2020

BitLife is not a baby sim, so most of the baby routine and the baby caring experience will be lost. The one year skipping age button pretty much busts our chops. In BitLife, a player can be as active or inactive as they want without consequences, defeating the caring purpose. BitLife focuses on life itself, not caring for a life. I'm afraid we will have to do this right, forget BitLife and work from scratch.

This is a common issue not only with bit life, but also with the Life Simulator. True, I have never had children in the life simulator, because I usually don’t make it that far, but I would assume it would be the same basic principle. We will continue on our current path. One change I am going to make however, I have decided to consider increasing the age to 18 years for the game to continue. This is to satisfy growing requests for toddler and childhood/teenage experiences. Let me know if anyone takes issue with this.

Submitted by Paige on Thursday, January 23, 2020

I feel like that sounds cool, but I'm not really sure how it would work. It's a lot easier to make a baby sim game, because the baby doesn't talk or anything, it just cries and needs to be cared for. But if you try to expand it to being an older child, how would the interactions work?

For teaching the child to talk, the microphone on the phone or iPad could be used. You could just talk into it. As for walking and stuff, I’m not sure.

Submitted by Naza on Friday, January 24, 2020

Hello, wow I love all these ideas! Yes I still play both my baby sim games and I love my little guys. Fortunately no the babies never die but if you neglect them they do get really sick and yes you got that horrible message that says game over you neglected then it gives the babies name for too long. You can You can end the game or continue it calling the ambulance. I think I’ve actually gotten almost all the words correct to that horrible message and that’s because unfortunately I’ve heard it so many times! I hate it and though this may sound dramatic, I’ve actually had nightmares about my baby dying and things. I mean that is a horrible message and if the games ever get updated in the future if the developers start working on them again someone needs to tell them to get rid of that message.

Submitted by Hilary Reed on Friday, January 24, 2020

Hi all. On Wednesday, I received an email from John saying that he has a potential sketch for the baby simulator. I told him to continue on with the development, as life simulators cannot give us what we are seeking. I think most of us feel that development of this project should continue. Other than that, nothing new to report. Let’s see what happens.