Hamster PlayGround gets an August 2022 release date

Do you like cute games like Hamataro, Stingray BirdWhere animal crossing? If you answered no, then you’re a monster or it’s just not your niche. At PAX West 2022, we’ll be previewing a game called Playground for hamsters from We Dig Games, which also just got a release date.

Playground for hamsters is set to release on August 22, 2022 on Steam Early Access – and the game is also expected to release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox once it exits Early Access.

Before We Dig Games contacted us, we had never heard of Playground for hamsters. In fact, if you look at their YouTube channel, they have less than 150 subscribers. The reason we’re addressing this is because this cute hamster game has the potential to be something kids and adults alike will love. So what is Hamster Playground and why should you look for it?

According to WeDig Games, Playground for hamsters is a “Tamagotchi/Sims/Manager with cute mini-games (like skateboard races and eating contests). Players will be able to create their own Hamsters and Hamster Home. Players will be responsible for all of the hamster’s needs, training and furnishing the hamster house!”

The game is listed as having a single and multiplayer mode. The game will receive additional content after launch, expanding the games you can play with friends.

Here is a new trailer:

Here is an overview of the game:

Prepare for cuteness overload, relentless training, and fierce rivalry as you and your hamsters take on challenges while traversing the maze and skateboarding, with more modes coming soon! Be the first to cross the finish line to earn rewards and delicious treats!


  • Experience fierce competition in casual style – all you need is a single button, but don’t think for a second that means you won’t break a sweat!
  • Race AI-driven hamsters through mazes and on acceleration tracks – more modes to be included in the full game at launch;
  • Take advantage of multiplayer modes – compete against other players, whether they are next to you (up to 4 players locally) or hundreds of miles away;
  • Develop your hamsters’ abilities and skills to take on higher level opponents;
  • Take care of your hamsters and expand their home – furnish it with new equipment and make it the mansion they deserve;
  • Name your hamsters and customize them – there are over 100 cosmetic items!
  • Enjoy detailed graphics and cute animations no matter what mode you’re playing!

Harold B. McConnell