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Friendly, but mysterious, transactions!

June 20, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! The latest update for our Facebook version of the game has just gone live, so sign onto Pet Society now to check out what’s new!

Firstly, with all the beaches around Pet Society this week, it was hard to walk around the neighbourhood without venturing into one, so not surprisingly, “?” passed a few when returning to his store after going mysterious places for awhile to organise his next mysterious items (which are now available)! Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on which way you look at it, while passing through one beach, a Red Parrot swooped down and plucked the pictures “?” was holding right out of his paws. Obviously though, the Red Parrot loves to chatter, so it wasn’t long before he opened his beak to let out a few squawks, and the pictures went tumbling into the ocean. Sirius dived into the sea as fast as she could, and eventually dragged out the saturated images, really, all that was left though, was coloured blobs on the page, see:

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(Blue Mystery Box)

(Golden Mystery Box)

(Golden Mystery Box)

Secondly, the coins for visits have been restructured; due to this, you will now be able to earn more coins from some visits. If a friend has been active in Pet Society within the last 24 hours, you will get an additional 10 coins for visiting that friend (for example, if you visit them in your first 50 friend visits, you will receive 30 coins instead of 20 for visiting them)! :)

Thirdly, you will notice that there have been some updates to your Friends Bar! You now have three friends lists to choose from: ‘All’ – this list includes all of your friends, and is nearly the same as the list we used to have; ‘Active’ – this list includes those friends who have played Pet Society in the last 24 hours; and ‘Visits’ – this list is a list of everyone who you can still earn coins from for visiting today, as soon as you make the visit, that friend is removed from the list! ;)

In conjunction with the new Friends Bar, you will notice a new red pet icon on the left of some of your friends’ avatars on the Friends Bar. The red pet icon indicates friends that have been active in Pet Society in the last 24 hours, and hence those who you will receive the bonus 10 coins for visiting! Also, you can now tell who you have already visited today from the colour of the background behind each friend on the Friends Bar; the initial grey background behind each will change to a much lighter grey after you have received coins from visiting that friend today.

Using the new lists, the new icon, and the background colours, you now have more information about how many coins you will earn from any given visit, and you could even decide who you wish to visit first to maximise your coin earning!

We hope you enjoy these updates!

Updated! Here are the pictures of the mysterious items!

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Blue Checkered Rug

Little Frog Doll

Vintage Shades

Please note that these updates are for the Facebook version of the game only. The MySpace and Bebo versions of the game have not changed at this stage.

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

Vote for your Favourite I Play Here entry!

May 28, 2009

Thank you all for your amazing entries to our competition where we asked where YOU play! With the entry period now closed it’s time for you to tell us whose entry you liked the most!

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After much thought and sifting through all the many many amazing entries to the competition we chose the 50 finalists who we thought most deserved a place in the finals. Thank you to all of you who entered and a huge congratulations to the 50 contestants who made the final cut.

Now the voting is up to you. Which entry is your favourite? Which one makes you smile the most? Or laugh the most? Maybe you just like the way the photo was taken, or you wish you could play there too? Every vote counts, and with such amazing prizes up for grabs may the best entry win!

Vote for your favourite here!

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.

COMPETITION: Where do you play?

May 10, 2009

We’re so proud to see people from every corner of the globe enjoying Playfish games, and now we want you to show us exactly where YOU play! And to entice you, we’ve got some amazing prizes to give away!

Here’s all you need to do. Print out a Playfish logo and take a photo of yourself or you and your friends holding it. Now where you take the photo is up to you but the more fun, crazy and unexpected the shot the better, so put on your thinking caps and show us what you can come up with!

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When you have your photo the rest is easy! Just follow the instructions to send us everything we need to enter you into the competition and youll have a chance at winning one of the amazing prizes!

This competition is open for submissions between the 5th and the 27th of May 2009. After that well select our top 50 finalist snapshots. Then YOU get to vote for your favourite!

So, where do you play?

Winners of Weekly Draw Week 18

April 29, 2009

Hey all Pet Society Fans!

As you know there is now a weekly draw for those who are Fans of Playfish on Facebook.

Currently the draw is exclusive to our Pet Society Players.

This week we had our first draw, help us congratulate our winners!

  • Victoria and her pet Bruno
  • May and her pet Kiki
  • Antonella and her pet Afrodite
  • Pauline and her pet Bunny
  • Anthony and his pet Picku

They all received a nice sum of 10.000 Pet Society coins to spend however they wish!

Good luck to everyone else next week, but remember that you must be a Fan of Playfish on Facebook if you wish to participate in the weekly draw.


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