Simulation device for fostering a virtual creature

  • US 6,227,966 B1
  • Filed: 08/12/1997
  • Issued: 05/08/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/19/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A simulation device for fostering a virtual creature comprising:

  • means for inputting a treatment for fostering a virtual creature;

    a display unit for displaying the virtual creature;

    a storing unit for storing control data for fostering the virtual creature;

    a control unit whereby when the treatment is input from the inputting means, the control data corresponding to the treatment is read from the storing unit and a control for fostering the virtual creature is carried out based on the read control data;

    detecting sensor detecting a call from an external source;

    wherein the control unit is provided with concealing means for concealing, at a random timing, the virtual creature from the display unit; and

    wherein the control unit is provided with releasing means for unconcealing the virtual creature when the call from the external source is detected.

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