Archive for April, 2011

Playfish launches new game-specific currencies!

April 19, 2011

Dear Playfish Fans,

Playfish continually strives to provide a fun and easy game playing experience for players. As part of our commitment to providing the best experience across all aspects of our games, we have transitioned our virtual currency purchases through the Facebook Credits platform for our games on Facebook. We believe Facebook Credits provide players with a secure, trusted way to pay for virtual goods and currencies while providing the flexibility to spend those credits across a large number of games on Facebook.

As part of this transition and to align with Facebook Credit policies, we are also going to change the virtual currency used in Playfish games from Playfish Cash to a new game-specific currency in each game. Starting today, we will stop selling Playfish Cash in our games and each game will sell its own game-specific currency that can be used to buy your favorite in-game items. The new game-specific currencies are:

Cooking Cash in Restaurant City

Pet Society Cash in Pet Society

Superstars Cash in EA SPORTS FIFA Superstars

Football Cash in EA SPORTS Madden NFL Superstars

Country Cash in Country Story

Hotel Cash in Hotel City

Empire Cash in My Empire

Rest assured, you will not lose any of the Playfish Cash you have bought up to now.  We are making it quick and easy to convert it into the new currency of your favorite game or games by using The Playfish Cash Converter within each game. The Playfish Cash Converter allows you to convert your balance into the game-specific virtual currency of your favorite game or distribute the balance across multiple game-specific virtual currencies of your choice.

To celebrate the launch of these new virtual currencies, Playfish is awarding a free gift when you complete the conversion of your Playfish Cash to new game currencies. The sooner you convert, the more valuable the gift will be – so don’t wait!

For additional information about how to convert your Playfish Cash balance – or to provide us with feedback – please refer to the Game-Specific Currency section of the Playfish forums.

Sincerely,
Your friends at Playfish




Coming in 2014: a Playfish amusement park!

April 1, 2011

(Check out the Playfish forums at forum.playfish.com to see what people think of the news!)

That’s right, just twenty minutes north of London, England, we’re building Playfish World, the world’s most spectacular amusement park!

The 140-acre amusement park will be divided into four exciting lands: Restaurant City, Pet Society, Country Island – which will feature both My Empire and Country story amusements and rides – and a mystery land, which we can’t reveal right now since it’s based on a game yet to be announced!

Playfish World will amuse and delight kids and adults of all ages. In addition to all the thrilling rides and attractions, you’ll be able to meet and interact with costumed versions of all your favorite Playfish game characters as they sing and dance their way through the park. And every hour on the main stage of the Playfish Friends Pavilion, park guests can treat themselves to a zany musical revue starring Pet Society’s lovable Mayor and Maggie, the playful hostess from Restaurant City.

Planning to make Playfish World your holiday destination? After a fun-filled day at Playfish World, you’ll be able to relax in your very own luxury suite in one of our very own five star hotels in Hotel City!

Here’s a little taste of what to expect in each land!

Restaurant City
Take a stroll down the real Gourmet Street and find a table at one of the amazing restaurants inspired by actual restaurant designs created by our players! But be careful not to eat too much because you might lose your lunch on the Whirlin’ Waiter Waltzer!

Pet Society
Meet the Mayor in his life size house and pick a crazy souvenir from the many bountiful trees in the Pet Society garden! Feel like relaxing? Grab a rod and fish for something rare in the Pet Society lake. Don’t worry, the fish are just props but there are prizes to be won if you can catch a big one!

Country Island
Take a boat ride to the 20-acre island in the middle of the fishing lake but beware — the Roman Rollercoaster can conquer even the toughest countryman! And while there, you won’t want to miss out on the country farms. You’ll be able to strap on a pair of authentic farming overalls and till up the soil to see what you can find. If you’re really lucky you might uncover a tree spirit and walk away with your very own magic

Mystery Zone
You’ll have to wait and see!

Excited? So are we!

And if getting to England is difficult for you, don’t worry! We have plans to build more parks and we might just open one near you!

We’ll be back with more details about Playfish World soon! See you in 2014!


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