Hatoful Boyfriend, the dating simulator for pigeons, gets ported to PC, Mac and Linux

hatoful boyfriend

By on August 1, 2014 at 7:00 am

Have you been sitting up their in your coop, cooing all lonely-like? Are you looking for some silken, dove-like pigeons to practice your moves on? Well never fear, Hatoful Boyfriend is here.

Or, I should say, will be here. August 22 specifically: that’s when the PC, Mac and Linux ports of Hatoful Boyfriend will become available on Steam.

If you haven’t run away screaming, closed the browser mutting “what on Earth did I just read” or begun headbutting the sharpest corner of your table, let me explain! You play as the only human – yes, human – attending the St. Pigeonations school for birds, where your character will attend classes, graphic novel-style, while you attempt to woo the heart of one of eight luscious pigeons.

I don’t know why anyone would need this simulator though. Pigeons often hassle and crap all over my things for free. If anything, I need a pigeon repellent simulator, like a take on Deer Hunter that’s sponsored by Mortein.

Anyway, the game will cost around US$10, although you can get a 10% discount if you preorder. And if you’re mentally deranged, you can buy the Collector’s Edition for US$15, which comes with the soundtrack, an original comic, exclusive wallpapers of Oko-san – that’s a bird – and the St. Pigeonations Yearbook.

Perhaps we should start a petition to force our dear leader to play this game. What do you say?

Source: Thanks, IGN!

11 comments (Leave your own)

… So … gaming has officially gone too far.



I don’t know, I know plenty of guys who go to bars to chase after birds. This is just the next logical step.



*scratches head*

I think I’d rather play rock simulator or tree simulator 2013 treeloaded. :P


WTAF hahahaha

They should cross this with Goat Simulator



I can see it now.. A sequel that has baby goats with wings and pigeon heads!

Nasty Wet Smear

Nasty Wet Smear

… Also, maybe everyone else already knows, or their too proud to ask, but… What’s “Hatoful”?… Hat’O’Ful? As in, likes hats? Is it a bird watching term? Something poorly translated?



Hato is the Japanese word for pigeon. It’s actually a bit of Japanese wordplay, as in sounds a little like heartful. But with pigeon instead of heart.


Wait, no pun thread for this? I’d have thought y’all would be flocking to the opportunity.

Nasty Wet Smear


Hato is the Japanese word for pigeon.It’s actually a bit of Japanese wordplay, as in sounds a little like heartful.But with pigeon instead of heart.

Oohhhhh! Thank you, I…

Wait, no pun thread for this? I’d have thought y’all would be flocking to the opportunity.

… Urgh, he ruined the moment with all that rant’n and raven!



Yeah this thread’s completely plucked now.

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