I Love Fur has everything we ever wanted in the fur-petting simulator we didnâ€™t know we wanted. Mythical creatures with fur that glows and makes sounds like â€śswerrshâ€ť and â€śblalala.â€ť Uncomfortably close petting proximity, to the point where we can almost smell the Porcupineapple. Extensive biographies that tell us each creature’s age, allergies, and political party.
If any of this is what youâ€™re look for in your next fur-petting simulator, we recommend just downloading I Love Fur now. Itâ€™s an experience that canâ€™t be properly captured in words and attempting to do so would only result in unnecessary spoilers. Yes, you can spoil the fur-petting experience. Telling you that there will be swerrshing is already too much.
For those of you who insist upon more deets before sacrificing your precious megs: there are currently seven different fantastical animals for you to stroke and befriend, ranging from the Space Cucumber to the Bipolar Bear. Each has a preferred petting method and will request it when you first meet: Space Cucumber, for instance, asks that you push his hair-tentacles the opposite direction they are facing. If you are a skilled enough petter, youâ€™ll earn the animalâ€™s friendship and a letter of recommendation to any other animal you wish to pet. Once youâ€™re friends with a creature, you can visit it anytime for freeform petting sessions and the occasional word of praise for your technique.
Youâ€™ll also unlock that animalâ€™s biography, which is as joy-inducing as the soothingly tactile petting itself. One animal is allergic to winter; another can only eat supernovas that are less than 100 seconds old. Again, we donâ€™t want to tell you these things, but youâ€™re forcing them out of us like we forced recommendation letters out of pettingly placated creatures.
If the current seven animals arenâ€™t enough fur-rubbing goodness for you (you monster), there are future updates planned, with a Yeti waiting in whatever batterâ€™s box style holding square contains the not-yet-ready-to-pet creatures. A Yeti seems a bit tame compared to a Porcupineapple, but weâ€™re sure developers Damjan Cvetkov-Dimitrov and Nina Geometriev will find a way to make it the greatest thing weâ€™ve ever pretended to touch.