Archive for August, 2008

Announcing the beta launch of Pet Society!

August 8, 2008

We at Playfish have been hard at work all summer and are finally pleased to announce the beta launch of our next title, Pet Society!

Pet Society lets you create and care for your own pet and interact with your friends. You can feed, wash and play games with your pet, as well as choosing clothes and accessories for it. You can also explore the village and visit shops and your friends’ pets. While visiting someone you can leave notes and gifts to your friends, or just watch TV or dance together if you feel like it!

In Pet Society we wanted to explore social game play with a lot of depth, persistence and expression – it’s all about having a good time with your friends, collecting new items and playing games together. For those of you who like a little bit of competition there are experience points and we’ll be adding some mini-competitions in the future as well!

We wanted to design the title around a micro-transactions model to give players a choice to spend as much or as little as they like. The economy is based on coins that you can either earn through gameplay or buy through various payment methods by going to the bank in the village. There’s plenty to spend your coins on – ranging from food to shirts, hats, shoes, plants, and tons of different types of furniture and accessories.

Pet Society is a Playfish London studio production and the team is still hard at work adding features and fixing some known issues. We really want to give people a chance to look at our new game early while working hard with our beta testers to do the last bits of polishing and balancing that we all love!

Check out Pet Society beta on Facebook by clicking here and let us know what you think!


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