A few weeks ago, Outerminds put out an interesting tweet regarding a new update. They said: “KEEP YOUR EGGSpectations HIGH for the next Tuber Simulator update! Now, this will have thrown a few players off the scent. After all, it was a little too late to start on an Easter event. Instead, the eggs turned out to be something completely different and brought us the Pixelings. What are these PewDiePie Tuber Simulator pixelings? Well, that is a very good question.
With this new update, Tuber Simulator spreads its wings into other video game territory.
How do you break up the monotony of a mobile game about making Tuber videos and upgrading a room? The answer is by raiding other video game tropes and bringing in pets. Players that are at level 15 or over can now obtain eggs, wait for them to hatch and have little Pixelings in their room. It is like a strange amalgamation of the Tamagotchi, Pokemon and the little Chao from Sonic (remember those?). However, this time there is less effort, less stress of care needs and they aren’t always as cute. They are familiar, collectable and intriguing, but still very individual to the game.
So how does it all work?
We have seen pets before in Tuber Simulator with the pugs, but this is a whole new process. You can’t just buy a little Pixeling from the store menu. The new update brings a new nest menu with available nest spaces and an egg dispenser that looks a lot like a gum ball machine. Players can trade tokens for eggs, turn the handle and see which random egg come out. There are lots of pretty colours and patterns in there, but don’t be surprised to get lots of white ones too. Players then have the choice to put in their inventory or to incubate it.
Once the egg has been placed in the room, you just wait for it to hatch. Incubation is fed by the videos created, and each one has a preference that will show up above it. Therefore, if they say that they like animal-themed videos, focus on those to speed up the process. Eventually, you will see the cracks forming and they will hatch (or you might hit them with a hammer!). Finally you get to see exactly which creature you created. The first nest space is free, but Bux will purchase additional nests so you can incubate multiple eggs at once.
So what are these PewDiePie Tuber Simulator pixelings?
It is still not clear what PewDiePie Tuber Simulator pixelings are, where these odd little beings came from or precisely why they are in your room. But, that is part of the charm. Players share screencaps of their Gato and Oumi with pride. Do they know what it is? Not really. Does it matter? No. You never really know exactly what will emerge when you set off the dispenser and incubate the egg and that “gotta catch ’em all” mentality is in full effect here. The randomness and diversity of the creatures that hatch – from the cute to the grotesque – mean that players can build quite the little collection/creshe of pixelings in their room to cherish and admire.