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Win 1000 Playfish Cash in Pet Society’s 2nd Birthday Competition!

August 9, 2010

Love Pet Society? Love parties? Want to win 1000 Playfish Cash?

Well you’ve come to the right place! We’re celebrating Pet Society’s 2nd birthday by having a big party all over the world and for a chance at winning the 1000 Playfish Cash all you have to do is show us how you party with Pet Society!

Just decorate one of your Pet Society rooms using Pet Society items from the shops, take a picture using Pet Society’s camera button and upload it to the contest tab here by Sunday 15th August 2010 at 00:00 PST.

You don’t even have to decorate a room to join the party, just come along to see the entries and vote for the one you like most! That’s right, we’ll choose our favorite 15 parties and let you know which they are, then YOU get to vote which should be the top 3!

3rd place will earn themselves a cool 200 Playfish Cash, 2nd place in the votes will bag themselves 300 Playfish Cash and the winner of the competition as voted by YOU will be instantly catapulted to Pet Society’s A List with a stunning 1000 Playfish Cash prize!

We can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Oh, and remember to read the terms and conditions on the contest tab before you enter folks!

Good luck everyone, see you at the party!

Introducing our Festive Decorating Competion!

December 4, 2009

The holiday season! A time for family and friends, extra calories and, of course, decorations. Houses, gardens, tables, streets… everything gets a makeover!

Here at Playfish we know how creative you guys are and how much you love decorating, both in Playfish games and in real life. “So!” We thought “How about a festive decorating competition!” And that’s what we did!

It’s clear you like to create all kinds of amazing ideas so we don’t want to limit you too much – maybe you’d like to make your home in Pet Society look just like your home in real life with all its traditional decorations?

Or perhaps you could use inspiration from your favourite Playfish game to make decorations in real life: Restaurant City greetings cards, Country Story tree decorations, Crazy Planets wrapping paper…

There’s no limit to what you can do, just take the concept of Playfish style festive decoration and see where it takes you!

There’s some great prizes up for grabs for our favourite Playfish style decorations so we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Now here’s the best bit: this time we’re looking for 20 decoration masters! Yup, that’s right! 20 winners who’ll all get amazing prizes! What prizes?

Well how does this sound: a Playfish 2010 calendar, a goody bag of Playfish and EA merchandising, plus the following prizes:

1st place wins “Apple I-Pod Touch 8GB”, 2nd place 500 PFC, 3rd place 250 PFC, from 4th to 10th place 100 PFC and from 11th to 20th place 50 PFC.

We’ll be taking entries until December 23rd at midnight GMT and winners will be announced on Friday 8th January.

Just make sure you agree with the Terms & Conditions prior to entering!

Announcing the results of the My Playfish Halloween competition!

November 9, 2009

With Halloween done for another year, there’s just one last issue to clear up.

Who won?

You might well ask. If you take a look at the competition tab on the Playfish fan page you’ll see there’s been thousands and thousands of entries.

So who won?

Well… more people than we first said would win. The quality of entries, and we really should have seen this coming because this is so typical of you guys, the quality of entries was absolutely amazing.

And who won?

We’re just coming to that. OK, so in ascending order, starting from 14th place, without further ado we present to you the winners of our 2009 My Playfish Halloween competition!

The winners below came 14th to 4th place respectively and win 100 Playfish Cash! Congratulations everyone!

Laura IP **
Tsuki Moudo
Alex D’Point Du Lac
Karen Amy Clark
Hamza Oudich
Lusi Maria
Danilo Machuca
Gem Vecino
Rachel Quinney
Steve Benjamin
Chuva Chu Chu Bree

Finally these amazing entries are our top 3!

Iman Chan earned 3rd place for this terrifying toy collection!
3rd

Robyn Williams snagged 2nd place for this creepy comic strip!
2nd

Finally Ignatius Eldwin earned 1st place for this, er, mortifying movie!
1st

Well done to all the winners and to everyone who took part. Until next time!

**We are sad to announce that the original entry awarded with the 4th place has been disqualified as the use of online photo editing website such as Photofunia infringes our competition’s T&C. However, this means we get the chance to reward one more of you, which, considering all the fab entries we had to dismiss, is really good news!
Congratulations to Laura IP who is now in 14th place!

The mayor cordially invites you…

June 29, 2009

…to join us as we celebrate the 4th of July and Canada Day this week!

This update is for Facebook only. Remember that any items labeled This Week’s Special (TWS) will be in store until midnight GMT on Monday the 6th of July, 2009, but may be available again at some point in the future.

Here in the Pet Society village we love any old excuse for a party. Whether it be Cinco De Mayo, St. Patrick’s Day, Carnival… there’s nothing we enjoy more than bringing all the millions of Pet Society pets from all over the world together for a little celebration.

So this week with the 4th of July and Canada Day both coming up we thought it might be fun to stock the shops with all kinds of American and Canadian goodies like popcorn, maple syrup and of course plenty of cake. Because let’s face it, what’s a party without cake?

Appe Pie Popcorn
Apple Pie
(Café)
Popcorn (Food)
Maple Syrup Maple Cake
Maple Syrup (Food) Maple Cake (Food)
(TWS)
Blueberry Red Velvet Cake
Blueberry Red Velvet
Cake (Food) (TWS)

There’s confetti cannons and sparklers to really get the party going with a bang and a party marquee so you can hold some amazing parties in your garden.

Liberty Pet Statue Balloon Arch
Liberty Pet Statue
(Luxury) (TWS)
Balloon Arch
(Furniture)
Party Marquee Confetti Cannon
Party Marquee
(Garden)
Confetti Cannon
(Gadget)

We’ve also ensured that Lily has stocked up on some amazing costumes for your pet to wear on the special day!

Colonial Tricorne Hat Colonial Coat
Colonial Tricorne
Hat (Clothes)
Colonial Coat
(Clothes)
Colonial Pants Colonial Boots
Colonial
Pants (Clothes)
Colonial Boots
(Clothes)
Colonial Ladys Hat Colonial Lady´s Dress
Colonial
Lady’s Hat (Clothes)
Colonial
Lady’s Dress (Clothes)
Liberty Pet Crown Liberty Pet Top
Liberty Pet Crown
(Clothes) (TWS)
Liberty Pet Top
(Clothes) (TWS)

And for those who celebrate Canada Day there’s a special new toy to be found in the Furniture Store, it’s also This Weeks Special, so make sure you get yours this week!

Mounted Police Doll
Mounted Police Doll
(TWS)

But it’s not all red white blue and, er, maple leaf shaped. We’ve also added a range of iron scroll furniture to add an elegant touch to your homes. A lot of it wouldn’t look out of place in your garden either. The perfect centerpiece to a Victorian themed garden perhaps?

The Iron Scroll furniture can be found in the Cash Shop.

Scroll Iron Ceiling Lamp Scroll Iron Shelf
Scroll Iron Ceiling
Lamp
Scroll Iron Shelf
Scroll Iron Stool Scroll Iron Table Lamp
Scroll Iron Stool Scroll Iron Table
Lamp
Scroll Iron Bench Scroll Iron Hall Table
Scroll Iron Bench Scroll Iron Hall
Table
Iron Scroll Dressing Table Scroll Iron Chair
Scroll Iron Dressing
Table
Scroll Iron Chair
Scroll Iron Side Table Scroll Iron Flower Stand
Scroll Iron Side
Table
Scroll Iron Flower
Stand

And for those of you who want to create a little night time ambience in your home, try the night time wallpaper!

Mounted Police Doll
Darkest Night
Wallpaper

Meanwhile “?” has been busy working on all kinds of weird and wonderful new stock for his Mystery Shop, like the new Faerie Mystery Egg vending machine where you’ll find all kinds of amazing faerie related items like beds, doors and windows. These are a little different to previous Mystery Eggs, by the way – firstly you can gift them just like any other item, and secondly they’re all full size rather than toys! “?”‘s also put a mysterious new potion on the shelves. In “?”‘s own words: “Give this potion a try, you’ll light up the sky!”. We’re not 100% what he’s talking about but it sure sounds exciting!

faerie

So come along and celebrate with us. There’s balloons and cake and fireworks and costumes for your pet to wear and really look the part. There’s even vintage popcorn machines!

Vintage Popcorn Machine Firework Potion
Vintage Popcorn
Machine
Firework Potion
(Mystery)
Star Sparkler Blue Star Balloon
Star Sparkler
(Gadget)
Blue Star Balloon
(Food)
Red Star Balloon White Star Balloon
Red Star Balloon
(Food)
White Star Balloon
(Food)

Oh and did we mention the cake?

Note that this update is for Facebook only, and that MySpace is still subject to the MySpace Rewind. MySpace and Bebo will have items from Bee Tribal! in store this week!

How does your garden grow?

June 8, 2009

New garden feature

Well folks, we’ve been working hard on the latest feature for Pet Society, and just in time for summer we’re really proud to show you around your very own gardens!

You should find that you already have one garden, and if you’ve been playing for at least a few days you should have two. You’ll notice two little extra cells in your map which you can click on to find them. Go see!

If you take a stroll down to the Pet Society high street you should also see  a new gardening store. Allow us to introduce Mrs. Appleblossom. We’re sure you’ll love her, she’s a very kind old lady and an excellent gardener. You’ll be able to buy seeds from Mrs. Appleblossom and that’s where things get really interesting.

You’ll notice that you have mounds of earth in your garden. These are seed beds where you can plant flower, tree and vegetable seeds. Seeds are a little like Mystery Boxes — you buy a flower, tree or vegetable seed, but you have no idea what will grow out of it. You may even find they grow into rare Mysterious Plants!

Here’s how all the seeds work:

Flower seeds

Flower seeds take about 24 hours to grow into all kinds of colorful flowers. These can be pulled up from the ground and used to decorate your house (they look great in a vase), given to your friends as a exclusive gift which they won’t find in the shops, or just sold to earn you some coins.

Tree seeds

Tree seeds take 72 hours to grow. Once a tree is fully grown it will start to bear fruit, so it’s worth checking back daily to see what it’s produced. You can give fruit to your pet, send it as a gift to your friends, or sell it on for a steady coin income. The fruit which the tree bears depends on what type of tree it is. You could even create an orchard in your garden!

Vegetable seeds

Vegetables grow larger and larger the longer you leave them in the ground, although after 9 days the vegetable won’t grow any more. The larger a vegetable is the more valuable it is, but leaving them to grow for too long can be risky because the longer you wait the greater the chance you might find the vegetable has rotted away by the time you pull it up! If you can create a steady flow of large vegetables you may be able to turn a tidy profit, or perhaps you’d just like to share lots of vegetables with your friends? Perhaps you could arrange a competition to see who can grow the largest vegetable? It’s really up to you!

We hope you all enjoy your new gardens as much as we’ve enjoyed making them. We’d love to talk about what we’ve got planned next but it’s just too secret… check back soon for some nice surprises!

And the winners are…

June 5, 2009

We sincerely thank you for all for your great contributions to Playfish’s I Play Here! competition. Once again, we were overwhelmed by your talent, passion and creativity, and touched by your continuing enthusiasm for what we do!

We asked you to take a photo of yourself holding up a Playfish logo. Exactly where you took the photo and what you were doing at the time was entirely down to you, and we had a lot of fun looking through all your entries to see all your fantastic and inspired ideas!

From all the amazing submissions, we chose our 50 favourites to become finalists. With prizes on offer for the top 10, we let YOU vote for the photos you liked the best, and here are the results!

So, let’s see who you voted for shall we?

The winner and proud owner of a shiny new Apple MacBook (making us all very jealous here at Playfish) is Paula from France, who took a spectacular picture of herself and a friend standing on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. At least, we think it’s Paula behind that cute Pet Society mask! Congratulations from Playfish, Paula!

1st place

Second place goes to Minerva from the Phillipines who seems to have been interrupted at an awkward moment while playing Pet Society. It’s a good thing she keeps a print of the Playfish logo with her wherever she goes or that could have been embarrassing! Minerva wins an 8GB Apple iPod Touch, which she’ll also be able to take wherever she goes. Congratulations, Minerva!

2nd Place

3rd place goes to Hathairat from Thailand. Hathairat wins a Playfish T-shirt, a Pet Society figurine, 25,000 Pet Society coins on Facebook and Pro Pack expansions for the Facebook versions of Who Has The Biggest Brain?, Word Challenge and Geo Challenge. Hathairat’s photo was taken underwater, which we think might be an artistic metaphor for the aquatic nature of the name Playfish, or it might just have seemed like a cool idea at the time. Either way, the prizes are yours! Well done, Hathairat!

Additionally, Jermaine from the Phillipines and Angela from Mexico win a Playfish T-shirt, a Pet Society figurine, 20,000 Pet Society coins on Facebook and Pro Pack expansions for the Facebook versions of Who Has The Biggest Brain?, Word Challenge and Geo Challenge. Well done to you both!

3rd, 4th and 5th place

Finally, Laszlo from Hungary, Pirun from Switzerland, Annelies from Belgium, Enita from the USA, and Ario from Indonesia each win a Playfish T-shirt, 20,000 Pet Society coins on Facebook and Pro pack expansions for the Facebook versions of Who Has The Biggest Brain?, Word Challenge and Geo Challenge!

Playfish congratulates everyone who participated in I Play Here!, and we thank you for your continued support. We hope you love playing each of our games as much as we love creating them for you!

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th place

Meet Terrence and his amazing new store!

May 18, 2009

Exciting news!

Terrence, the latest new resident of Pet Society, has opened a brand new store selling all kinds of rare and exotic items! After many years of scouring the world for the most interesting and obscure artefacts, the exotic items which Terrence stocks in his new Cash Shop are more rare and more exciting than any you’ve ever seen before. Many even have magical powers — you can find out what powers an item has by clicking them, you may be surprised!

A significant aspect of Terrence’s Cash Shop is that all of the items can be bought using brand new Playfish Cash! You may notice an ATM in the store. You can get Playfish cash by clicking on the machine, which allows you to buy anything you like in the shop.For more detailed information on Playfish Cash, please refer to our knowledge base.

What kind of items can you buy at the Cash Shop? How about a pair of magical shoes which allow you to run more quickly, adorned with the feathers of a spine tailed swift? Or a teleporter device which will transport you to a random location? Or perhaps you’d like a charm which increases your luck at shaking trees for coins, fashioned from Himalayan rudraksh shells? Or better still, walk over to the store and see for yourself. There’s bound to be something you’ll love!

Terrence and his cash shop may be the talk of the town today, but talk is circulating of even more changes to come! A green fingered pet is rumored to be planning to move into the neighborhood and is sure to make an even bigger splash soon!

Note that this update is Facebook only, and that MySpace is still subject to the MySpace Rewind.

Song contest winners announced!

April 28, 2009

We were amazed by the level of quality on show for the Pet Society song competition. So good in fact that our only complaint is that you’ve made it really really hard to pick just three winners!

But pick them we must, so without further ado, it gives us great pleasure to announce the winners of the Pet Society song competition!

In third place is the excellent Bailey Love by OzencOnline. As with all the winners of the competition it’s superbly catchy, captures some of the things we love about Pet Society. We defy anyone to listen to Bailey Love without tapping their foot in time to it!

Second up is My Wife Loves Pet Society More Than Me! which was a fantastic little bittersweet song about a man whose wife may just love Pet Society more than him. An expertly crafted acoustic tune and some great work on the guitar… we hope your wife finds a little time for you as well as her pet soon, sodapete!

In many ways this is as much a joint first place with the other winners, but for sheer singalong genius we had to pick Because I Got Pied to edge out the other songs for the top spot. It made us laugh, it made us cry (with laughter), and by the end of the song we were even singing along. ardydelrosario, we salute you!

Thank you to everyone for entering! Entries were uniformly excellent. In fact special mention must go to the brilliant Pet Society Song, which fell down only due to being a little short… an otherwise superb offering from TribeSpirit and well worth a listen.

Until next time folks!

Because I Got Pied

Some exciting news from the Playfish team!

April 1, 2009

PS imageWell villagers, we can hardly contain our excitement because we really have some quite amazing news for you!

We’re very proud to announce that Pet Society is going to be made into a feature film! That’s right, all your favorite pets will have starring roles in a rollicking adventure to discover the true identity of “?”, the enigmatic owner of the Mystery Store – thanks to our friends at Coelacanthe Productions in Hollywood!

While the script is still in development, we can confirm that the film is going to be a madcap, non-stop adventure/thriller/romantic/comedy with sci-fi overtones, and little Bollywood-inspired singing and dancing thrown in for good measure. In short, it’ll have something for everyone!

A variety of your favorite actors and actresses are being considered for starring for roles as shopkeepers and, of course, the mayor, and we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as the cast is finalized.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll talk endlessly about cheese and maybe, just maybe, you’ll learn a little about yourself.

Pet Society: The Movie – Coming to a theater near you Summer 2010!

As quite a few of you have already noticed this blog post was posted on the 1st of April. This story is made up. Happy April Fool´s everyone!

Let´s have a sing song!

March 27, 2009

Ever wondered what it was like to be a star? We want to give you a chance to show the world just how talented you are by recording a song about Pet Society!

How you perform the song is up to you — whether you want to use instruments, or compose something on your computer, or just sing or rap… it’s really up to you. All we ask is that it’s your own work, and that the content is family friendly.

The best songs will take pride of place on http://www.petsociety.com so everyone can enjoy your masterpiece!

Once you’ve got a video of your song, upload it to YouTube (preferably with the lyrics written into the description) and post a link in the Pet Society Competition forum, but remember to get your entry in before the close of the competition in four weeks!

Have fun everyone, we can’t wait to see what you come up with this time!


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