Coming in 2014: a Playfish amusement park!

April 1, 2011 by

(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!

Join Playfish in Helping Survivors of Japan’s Earthquake

March 16, 2011 by

Hello Playfish friends,

Please join Playfish in helping Japan’s earthquake and tsunami relief efforts by donating to Mercy Corps. All donations will go directly to Mercy Corps, who with its longstanding partner, Peace Winds Japan, will provide immediate and long-term needs to those affected by this devastating tragedy. To donate to Mercy Corps and for more information, please visit: http://www.mercycorps.org/fundraising/playfish0

Players also can donate to Mercy Corps through the “Garden of Hope” in Restaurant City, the “Japan Elite Transfers” in FIFA Superstars, and the “Red Pagoda” in Monopoly Millionaires – and on Thursday through the “Support Japan” bundle in Pet Society. Playfish will donate 100% of the purchase price of these items to Mercy Corps.

Thanks for your support!

~ Your friends at Playfish

Pet Society Hits 10 Million Fans!

March 3, 2011 by

Hello Playfish Friends!

Pet Society has surpassed 10 million fans on Facebook! Yes, more than 10 million!

To celebrate and sincerely thank our Pet Society fans, we’re giving away this tasty free cake to everyone!

Simply click here to enjoy your sweet treat. But hurry, this yummy gift won’t be around for long!

Be the first to hear all the latest Pet Society news and get free gifts when you ‘Like’ the Pet Society fan page! Click here to join in on the fun!

Your friends at Pet Society

It’s Pizza Time in Restaurant City!

February 23, 2011 by

Restaurant City fans are in for a real culinary treat this week as Playfish’s widely popular cooking strategy game heads into a Venetian theme and launches a new feature: The Pizzeria!

Starting this week players will have the opportunity to unlock the amazing Pizzeria – the ultimate cooking utility, which includes a fast stove and drink dispenser.

But, of course no great Pizzeria can be built overnight! Players will be able to complete building this grand collectible over time, unlocking various components of the Pizzeria by mastering a series of recipes.

The first recipe to master is the delicious Pizza Vegetariana, which will unlock the basic version of the Pizzeria. From there, continue to unlock and master other recipes by collecting ingredients from friends or by earning them through the game! Be sure to check into Restaurant City to find out what recipe is next on the list to be mastered!

The Pizzeria also comes with its own mini game – the Dough Boy!

A happy chappy, he’ll help the chef at the Pizzeria by preparing the pizza dough! Wait for him to highlight with a green border that tells you he’s ready to toss some dough in the air. When you click him, make sure you click the dough in time so that he catches it! Can you imagine what will happen if he doesn’t…?

Restaurant City has come out with great collectibles over time – the Sushi Bar, Lounge Bar and Karaoke Bar, even a Bowling Alley. With the new Pizzeria, Restaurant City continues to put the fun into one of Facebook’s most popular cooking games.

EXCLUSIVE: The Mayor of Pet Society Talks About the Brand New Pets Town!

February 18, 2011 by

Playfish joined Pet Society’s Mayor at the opening of Pets Town, a new interactive feature that all Pets can be a part of!

Mayor, how excited are you about the unveiling of Pets Town?
I’m so excited I could burst! I’ve known about this particular engagement for a while, so it’s a relief that I can finally share the news with all the Pets out there.

In three words, can you sum up what Pets Town is all about?
That’s impossible, three words is simply not enough to convey my excitement!

Ok, use as many words as you like, Mayor.
Pets Town is a new interactive area within the game that your Pet can take part in. Not only will your Pet be able to explore around Pets Town and participate in a new quest, each Pet will have the opportunity to unlock new land to call their own! When unlocked, they will be able to decorate their house exterior and great new yard to show off to all their friends!

Sounds awesome! How will the Pets unlock their house exterior and brand new yard?
As the land is currently uninhabited, Pets will not be surprised to find a family of squirrels living on their land. Pets will need to build the squirrels a new home by asking friends for Acorns, Tree Bark and Roof Tiles. Once they have enough building components, the new feature will unlock and they can get decorating! As a bonus, they’ll get a wonderful Squirrel Tree Home to place in their new yard.

The new house exterior and yard can only by unlocked by players at Level 6 and above, but all of our players will have access to the new town.

How did you decorate your yard?
I searched long and hard for the best landscape gardener and designer. It was not an easy job, let me tell you!

Well, we can wait to see your yard! We also hear that you are asking Pets to help you find your lost animals. How did they escape?
I got so caught up with the preparations of Pets Town, that as soon as my back was turned, they ran away! But I am longing to have them return home as they are such adorable little animals! So I’m asking all the Pets out there for help and offering generous rewards every day!

Do you have a message for all your fans out there?
I look forward to receiving gifts as a thank you for all the hard work I’ve put into Pets Town the past few weeks! Hehe! More seriously, I simply hope that all Pets out there have incredible fun with Pets Town and all the new features it brings. That’s my biggest wish!

You can visit the Mayor in Pet Society daily by clicking here. Remember, you can discuss Pets Town on the Forum or visit the Blog for updates.

From Playfish With Love: Playfish Cash Bonus!

February 11, 2011 by

Hello Playfish Friends and Lovers!

Birds are chirping, the sun is shining….and LOVE is in the air!

In celebration of Valentine’s Day and to show Playfish’s LOVE to you, we’re offering 50% EXTRA Playfish Cash when purchased through any of our games where Playfish Cash is used. “From Playfish With Love: Playfish Cash Bonus” is occurring for a limited time from February 11 to February 15, so fall in love all over again and stock up on Playfish Cash today!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

xoxo

Playfish

Pro League 3: Compete for the Elite! Put Your Team to the Ultimate Test in Madden NFL Superstars!

February 1, 2011 by

Are you ready for the ultimate challenge—and ultimate rewards—in Madden NFL Superstars? Welcome to Pro League 3!

Does your team need a stellar QB? What about a star running back? Last week, Madden NFL Superstars introduced Pro League 3, which gives players the opportunity to choose the NFL pro they want to compete for! Start Pro League 3 by selecting an Elite Card. These Elite Cards represent some of the best players in the NFL, boasting a 99 player rating and a +3 Overall Team Rating boost that never expires!

To earn your prized Elite Card, players must claim victory over all 32 teams in Pro League 3. It’s a huge feat, but players will have 24 hours to play each team as many times as it takes to win! The timer moves on with or without you. After 24 hours, you must play the next team. And, don’t forget to build up your new stadium and attract fans for some extra support!

Like all great football games, there are winners and there are losers. Want another chance at the Cincinnati Bengals? Instant Replays allow players to replay teams that they’ve lost against and Time-Outs add 24 more hours to game time!

Earn MORE Coins and XP than ever before and a bonus after every 4 wins! Complete a PERFECT season in Pro League 3 and earn your Elite Card!

Get a Taste of Asia in Restuarant City!

January 26, 2011 by

Hello Restaurant City fans!

If you’re a foodie and have always wanted to try your hand at traditional Asian dishes, then you’ll love Restaurant City’s “Taste of Asia” week! This week in Restaurant City, players will tour four inspiring locations in Asia.

First up is Taiwan! Learn the Stinky Tofu recipe and you’ll unlock a replica of the famous Taipei Tower! When you add the Taipei Tower to your restaurant, you’ll unlock a cool boosting effect of added patience for customers who are waiting for a chair at your restaurant.

Once you’re done tasting Taiwan, jump onto the lovely Tuk Tuk replica from Thailand! Unlock this baby (taxi) by mastering the Tom Yun Kung dish. The Tuk Tuk also adds a patience boost for customers who have sat down and waiting for an order, so you’ll definitely want to add this to your restaurant’s décor!

The third stop on the tour is a trip to Malaysia where you can see the Petronas Tower replica! Master the Nasi Lemak dish and you’ll unlock a patience boost for customers who are waiting for dirty dishes to be taken away!

Last, but not least in Restaurant City’s epic Taste of Asia week, we’ll cross the South China sea to the Philippines where we’ll try the Chicken Adobo recipe! Master the recipe and you’ll get a beautiful Nipa Hut replica to adorn your restaurant.

And, we have one more feature in store for you in celebration of Taste of Asia week! Master all four recipes and you’ll unlock the beautiful Exquisite Bridge Centerpiece. This beautiful centerpiece isn’t just for eye-candy! Watch as customers walk over the bridge to enter your restaurant! Not only that, it increases your restaurant’s popularity by 3 – which means more customers!

Also, this week is the FINAL WEEK to learn all of the Karaoke Bar recipes. The Karaoke Bar recipes are going away and you’ll only have this week to learn all of the dishes before they are locked forever! To help you catch up, there’s a mega sale on Karaoke Bar recipe ingredients! All the ingredients you’ll need for the Shirley Temple, Satay Sensation and Veggie Platter recipes are just ONE Playfish Cash each! PLUS all other Karaoke Bar ingredients have been dropped to just three Playfish Cash! Now is the perfect time to head on into the Ingredients Market and stock up on those items while prices are still low! So don’t miss out!

See you in the kitchen, folks!

Click here to play Restaurant City now.

Vital Playfish Statistics!

January 18, 2011 by

In three short years social games have quickly evolved into a phenomenon played by millions of people around the globe. Playfish is at the forefront of this evolution, but just how much impact have Playfish games had? Here are a few fascinating – and surprising – stats!

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50 Stars, 13 Stripes and 340 million Playfish games!

Can you believe more than 340 million Playfish games have been installed since 2007? That’s one game for every person in the US with extra to spare.

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Outbidding eBay every day!

With more than 90 million virtual items transacted every day, Playfish outsells eBay nine times over. With thousands of fun and interactive items available every day and new items added each week, Playfish games are an online shopper’s dream!

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An apple a day… for everyone in the US and China!

1.7 billion virtual apples have been fed to pets in Pet Society since July 2008. Our 12 million Pet Society players certainly like those kind of apples!

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For more fun facts and stats about Playfish, the games we create and the people we reach, click here.

Be a part of the millions of Playfish game players who open restaurants in Restaurant City, care for their pets in Pet Society, or coach winning teams in FIFA Superstars and Madden NFL Superstars!

Click here for a full list of our games!

Real NFL Coaches Ready for Hire in Madden NFL Superstars!

December 16, 2010 by

Is your Madden NFL Superstars team constantly looking at three and out?  Now you can give your team extra motivation and a unique advantage by hiring a real NFL Coach! After all, the key to a winning football team is experience and deep knowledge of the X’s and O’s. To get your hands on a seasoned NFL Coach, tear open an Ultimate or Platinum Card Pack to “unlock” him. Once unlocked, activate his skills with coins, contract cards or Playfish Cash on the Practice screen.

Similar to Bonus Cards, each NFL Coach is random, so you’ll never know who will be waiting to impart wisdom to your team from the sidelines! Will it be Pete Carroll, Lovie Smith or Mike Tomlin? Visit Madden NFL Superstars today to find out! Since no two great coaches are alike, each coach has a different special ability, including double coins for every win or free game tickets! Players can take advantage of their coach for four days, but have no fear, after their contract expires, you can rehire your current coach or hire a new one to continue redeeming a special ability.

What can your favorite NFL Coach do for your team? Find out now in Madden NFL Superstars!


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