Archive for July, 2009

Escape to the great outdoors in Country Story

July 29, 2009

Having recently ventured into the depths of space with Crazy Planets, Playfish returns to Mother Earth with a whole new world for you to explore in our latest game Country Story!

Sometimes it’s great to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside. In Country Story, you start your life in an idyllic village among friendly villagers, surrounded by lakes and forests and the sweetest fresh air.

Country Story

The Mayor is the first of the villagers you’ll meet and he’s happy to help you decorate your home, tend your crops and prepare for your first harvest.  And with your friends’ homes nearby you’re never far from someone who can lend a hand. Or perhaps you’re more interested in keeping animals – maybe you can tend cows for their milk, sheep for their wool, or chickens for their delicious eggs!

Mayor

A big part of life in Country Story is cooperating with your friends and the other villagers. Helping someone water their crops, participating in community events and finding ingredients for baking a birthday cake for a friend are all part of day-to-day life in the village. But take care – your friends may choose to take advantage of this charming environment and try to take some of your crops – so it pays to be on your guard!

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As the village grows we’ll be adding more activities, quests and areas for you to explore.  You’ll soon see that there’s much more to village life than first meets the eye!

Throughout the pre-beta we’ve received excellent feedback on how to improve the game.  The ideas for new features have been a great inspiration for the Country Story team, so we thank you for all your support and look forward to hearing how you enjoy life in the world of Country Story!

Pet Society is helping World Wildlife Fund protect polar bears (and other animals too!)

July 27, 2009

Playfish is proud to offer a way for you to support World Wildlife Fund through Pet Society on Facebook. All of us at Playfish care deeply about animals and the environment. We’re committed to doing our part to build awareness for causes such as protecting polar bears and their habitat. Starting today, you’ll be able to find polar bear and other WWF themed items in Pet Society. Now through December 31, 2009, Playfish is pleased to donate 10% of the proceeds to WWF for each WWF item you purchase. Learn more at www.worldwildlife.org

There are fewer than 25,000 polar bears left in the wild and global warming is a grave threat to their survival. In fact, scientists believe that polar bears could be extinct within the next century if global warming continues at its current pace. WWF is providing vital funding to field research by the world’s foremost experts to find out how it will affect polar bears and other threatened and endangered animals. To learn more about this topic, visit World Wildlife Fund’s website where you can support WWF with a direct contribution or even make a symbolic polar bear adoption.

Polar bears really need your help. You and your pet can make a difference now!

It’s ‘All Go’ for Lift Off to Crazy Planets!

July 1, 2009

Today Playfish celebrates the launch of its latest game Crazy Planets, where we blast you and your friends into space for intergalactic battles on an epic scale!

In Crazy Planets all the action starts from the headquarters on your home planet where you recruit your own team of space troopers, specially selected amongst your friends, to take on the invading aliens and robots at full force. To make things even cooler, you can personalise your character by integrating your profile photo into your space suit.  Your enemies will definitely know that it’s personal!

Crazy Planets

Through battles and adventures you’ll discover remote planets where you can gather precious gems and metals to create new, more powerful weapons! Each weapon has its own behaviour and special powers, so building your team of troopers will require strategy and planning.

As team commander, you return to your home planet with new found riches to grow your world so it becomes the most powerful and renowned in the universe!

How will your home planet look?

The true test for any space commander is, of course, how they can hold up in a battle against their peers. We’ll soon be introducing a real-time Multiplayer Arena where you’ll be able to put the tactics you’ve learned against aliens and robots to use against the ultimate competitor – your real-life friends!

With Crazy Planets, we set out to combine more active real time gameplay with elements of longer term growth and tactical depth. At the same time, we’ve aimed at creating a fun experience that feels fresh and creative, with the familiar playfish graphical style and approach to gameplay.

Crazy Planets

Throughout the closed beta we have received a lot of great feedback on how to improve the game (thank you, beta testers!). We have a nice roadmap of new features planned in the coming months, and as always, we look forward to hearing your ideas and comments about how we can take the game even further, so keep them coming!

So, assemble your troops and get ready for some explosive, out of this world fun!  Who will reign supreme in your galaxy of friends? Start your adventure now!


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