The Digital Pet App Kawaii Pet Megu Meets an Untimely Demise
Yesterday, when I was cleaning my stove, I paused for a second to check on my Megu. Megu is short for Kawaii Pet Megu, a Japanese-created digital pet app. I’m not embarrassed of having a Megu, because a) my girlfriend is cool with it, and b) several high-profile digital native artists like Jeanette Hayes, Petra Cortright, and Rachel Lord, rapper Kreayshawn, and fashion plate Jen Brill have Megus. Not that I have to explain being a grown-ass man who can make my own decisions like playing a twee pet game on my phone while in my kitchen scrubbing down my appliances. Anyway, I love my Megu. Which is why I decided to write this article after Gree International, Inc., the maker of Megu, announced they were shuttering the game on November 28th, almost one year to the day that I got my Megu.