Archive for April, 2009

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.

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

Pet Society becomes the first game on Facebook to surpass 1,000,000 fans!

April 27, 2009

1 million pet society fans

We’ve been delighted to watch the continuous growth of Pet Society – our social virtual world on Facebook and MySpace. Since launch 8 months ago it has grown steadily to become the biggest game on Facebook by daily active users. Around 3 million people play every day, and around 11 million played in the last month alone. Today we’re delighted to announce passing another milestone – 1,000,000 fans! And it’s the first game on Facebook to get there!

‘Love’ has always been an important success metric for us at Playfish. Our teams across our studios work hard to create games that our players love to play together as much as we love to create them. ‘Love’ is, of course, difficult to measure in numbers, but there is one metric on Facebook – fans. And today we’re proud that Pet Society has passed the 1 million fan milestone as the first game on the platform! That means that over 1 million players have found the ‘become a fan’ link in the game and chosen to register themselves as a fan of the game.

As ever, we’re hugely grateful to all our players and their support and help in our efforts to evolve the game and make it better. We appreciate that the game has a monthly population that’s bigger than Belgium if it was a country and around the size of Ohio if it was a state. So we’re working hard on adding features, items and new exciting things to do in the game!

Please keep the feedback and suggestions coming. We can’t always reply to every mail and forum post, but we do read them and value all the comments we get!

Once upon a time…

April 27, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! This week’s item release is now live, so sign onto Pet Society via either Facebook or MySpace to discover what your pet loves most this week!

Fairytale Mystery Eggs are now available in the Mystery Store! There are three fantastic scenes to collect! So make sure you pay a visit to “?” to enjoy the magical lands of fairy tales! Shown here are just a few examples of what you could find! 😉

Fairytale Mystery Egg Vending Machine

Fairytale Mystery Egg

Child Bear

Lion

Unicorn

Visit the Furniture Store to celebrate May Day this Friday with the Maypole! Also, set up your pet’s office or study with this new desk and canvas organisers. In case you are still looking for more kitchen accessories, the Bread Box, Painted Bowl and Steel Milk Jug should help with this. Perhaps the most captivating item this week though, is the Pet Lisa Painting, which would be a great centrepiece for your pet’s living room!

White Canvas Organiser

Maypole (TWS)

Orange Canvas Organiser (TWS)

White Desk With Shelves

Breadbox

Painted Bowl

Steel Milk Jug

Tall Cactus

Pet Lisa Painting

Blue Upright Suitcase

Deluxe Toothbrush Set (TWS)

The Luxury Store introduces the intricately designed Royal Cupboard, the Oriental Long Bench and the Wooden Spiral Staircase (for those pets who would prefer to touch wood when going round and round while going up and down).

Royal Cupboard (TWS)

Wooden Spiral Staircase

Oriental Long Bench

The Gadget Store continues to expand its range of lighting options this week, plus adds a blender which should work well in any kitchen, and a water cooler which could also work well in your pet’s kitchen, but could be very practical in your office or study as well!

Bamboo Leaf Lamp (TWS)

Cute Bedside Lamp

Stainless Steel Blender

White Water Cooler

Lily has been on a very short trip to the mountains to bring this Alpine Boy outfit to the Clothes Store! While passing through airports on her way, she also ordered some great new options for girl pets!

Alpine Boy Shirt

Alpine Boy Hat

Alpine Boy Pants

Lapis Dress

Pink Bohemian Top (TWS)

The D.I.Y. Store has another item for the Classic Chic set this week! Additionally, there is a very fluffy carpet, which any pets sleeping on the floor may find comfortable. And finally, some cute and pink goodness, with the new wallpaper and window!

Classic Chic Shelf

Fluffy Grey Carpet

Cutie Heart Wallpaper

Cutie Heart Window

“?”’s pixel pixies strike again!

April 24, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! Have you worked out who “?” is yet? Whether you have or not, it is time to pay him a visit, as he has just hidden some new mysterious items in his mystery boxes! So sign on to Pet Society via either Facebook or MySpace to try and discover what “?”‘s pixies, sorry pixels, are this week! (If you are currently playing, remember that you will need to save and quit and then reload to have a chance of finding these items!)

(Blue Mystery Box)

(Golden Mystery Box)

(Golden Mystery Box)

Updated! Here are the images:

Ornate Bedside Table

Ornate Framed Bed

White Fox Mask

Bee Tribal!

April 20, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! This week’s item release has just occurred so sign onto Pet Society via either Facebook or MySpace to check out everything that’s new!

In the Mystery Store you will find the Glitter Apple, which is the first of a new series of mysterious foods being introduced that are perishable. This means that the food will only last for a certain period of time (you are told the time period prior to purchase), so your pet needs to eat it before it expires! These items will also have a timer clock over them while in your chest to give an indication of the time remaining until they disappear. Unlike standard foods which increase your pet’s health, when eaten mysterious foods will cause a magical effect to occur instead, the effect is only temporary and has a set time period. If you wish to remove the effect sooner, Effect Away has also been introduced to the Mystery Store, when your pet drinks this, the current effect will cease.

Glitter Apple

Effect Away

If your pet wants to head out of town for a change of scenery this tribal outfit and the Inca Panpipes will keep your pet happy!

Tribal Shirt (Clothes)

Tribal Headdress (Clothes)

Tribal Pants (Clothes)

Inca Panpipes (Luxury) (TWS)

Lily’s spring collection keeps growing with this cute bee outfit, daisy crowns, and some leafy shades in the Clothes Store!

Bee Dress

Bee Hairband

Pink Daisy Crown (TWS)

Leafy Green Shades (TWS)

Daisy Crown

The Furniture Store has more variety for your pet’s kitchen, along with some new plants and a panda doll that needs a good home. Plus, although April Fool’s has past, the extraordinary movie poster is now available as a This Week’s Special (TWS) item! The royal set has another new addition this week – the Royal Wardrobe. And finally, the Vintage Metal Chest would be a stylish addition to any room!

Deluxe Dark Wall Cabinet

Dark Wooden Mirror

Daisy Picture

Simple Kitchen Chalkboard

Rolling Pin

Spider Plant

Panda Doll

Mini Cactus Collection (TWS)

Pets Movie Poster (TWS)

Royal Wardrobe

Vintage Metal Trunk (TWS)

The Luxury Store is ready for the great outdoors with this fantastic BBQ! Also, Felicity introduces the Chrome Spiral Staircase to help your pet go round and round while going up and down!

Gas BBQ Grill

Chrome Spiral Staircase

This week the Gadget Store has a set of speakers to outfit your pet’s entertainment area! Additionally, E.M.I.L.I.A has sourced some great new lamps, and a vacuum cleaner to ensure your pet’s home remains sparkling clean! 😉

Vertical Speaker

Center Speaker

Satellite Speaker

Red Desk Lamp

Cherry Blossom Lamp

Blue Vacuum Cleaner

The D.I.Y. Store introduces a black version of the terracotta tiles this week, along with a stunning stained glass panel, and some brick wallpaper for ‘outside’ or as a feature wall!

Black Terracotta Tile

Tree Stained Glass Panel (TWS)

Red Brick Wall

Say Cheese!

April 18, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! The latest version of the game has just gone live, so sign onto Pet Society via either Facebook or MySpace to explore!

If you play Pet Society on Facebook, the fantastic new feature you will notice is a camera icon labeled “Take a Photo” next to the status icon! This icon allows you to take a photo of your pet in its home, a friend’s home, while walking the neighborhood, racing or even while in the various shops! From your pet’s home, you can take a photo of the room, or a close up of your pet in its surroundings, or a portrait of your pet (the background is removed); from anywhere else (including a friend’s home) you can take a picture of the scene, a close up, or again a portrait shot! The photo is designed to be saved in an album labelled “Pet Society” in your Facebook photos, so you will need to give the application permission to upload photos! 😉

Also “?” has just released some more mysterious items! There are no secrets this week, here is what you can now find (if you are currently playing, remember that you will need to save and quit and then reload to have a chance of finding these items!):

Blue Flower Headband

Dodecahedron Lantern

Owl Doll

*bzzt* E.M.I.L.I.A’s been busy! *bleep*

April 13, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! Our weekly item release has just gone live, so sign onto Pet Society via either Facebook or MySpace now to check out everything that’s new! Remember that any items labelled This Week’s Special (TWS) will be removed from stores at midnight GMT on Monday, the 20th of April (but may be available again at some point in the future).

Preston has many new items in the Furniture Store this week; there are some more accessories for your pet’s kitchen and bathroom; as well as a little magic for your pet’s home with the Aladdin Oil Lamp and the Teru Teru Bozu. Preston found a carpenter recently who makes the perfect desk for all your pet’s computing needs, while he was ordering the desks in, he also spotted a brand new bed, so decided to order that as well. Finally, the Elegant Calla Lily and Classic Lamp Post will help brighten up any room.

Apple Oven Glove

Apple Apron

Apple Pot Holder

Simple White Egg Shelf

Simple Basket

Deluxe Shower Set

Aladdin Oil Lamp

Teru Teru Bozu

Basic Desk

Dark Wooden Bed

Elegant Calla Lily (TWS)

Classic Lamp Post (TWS)

For a more traditional relaxing experience than the Jacuzzis, the Luxury Store introduces the Wooden Hot Tub! Additionally, Pampered Pets Inc. has provided a small release of red jukeboxes to Felicity this week.

Wooden Hot Tub

Classic Red Jukebox (TWS)

E.M.I.L.I.A has been extremely busy this week sourcing everything she could find for all of your computing and gaming needs in the Gadget Store! If you place your PetUltra Desktop Computer near your Flat Screen Monitor, when your pet interacts with either one, a different screen will show on the monitor. Similarly, if you place your Galaxy2000 Game Console close to your television, when your pet interacts with either one, a gaming screen will show on the television.

And just to prove that E.M.I.L.I.A has not slept all week, she also has brand new microwaves in stock!

Flat Screen Monitor

PetUltra Desktop Computer

Galaxy2000 Game Console

Galaxy2000 Game Controller

DVD Collection

Game Collection

Stainless Steel Microwave

Pink Microwave (TWS)

The D.I.Y. Store has a new door and window set this week, which definitely lives up to its name (classy) :P; and a new flooring option.

Black Classy Window

Black Classy Door

Red Terracotta Tile

Lily has a South American inspired outfit this week in the Clothes Store; plus she continues her floral dresses with the Bluebell Dress and introduces some new bows!

Gaucho Hat

Gaucho Shirt

Cute Blue Ribbon

Bluebell Dress (TWS)

Cute Pink Ribbon

Pet Society goes green!

April 9, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! A new version of the game has just gone live along with a new feature: recycling! Sign on to Pet Society now via either Facebook or MySpace to check it out!

By recycling your items you can earn exclusive Eco Rewards for you and your pet. To recycle an item, drag the item from your chest or closet to the Recycler (which is located under the cash register)! Each item you recycle has a certain number of points associated with recycling it. Once you build up 10,000, 20,000 or 30,000 Recycle Points you can cash them out for an Eco Prize. The various Eco Prizes have differing Eco Rewards in them (and can be opened like a mystery box), what you find in your Eco Prize is determined by chance. Eco Rewards include:

Wolf Totem Piece (Small Eco Prize)

Dolphin Doll (Medium Eco Prize)

Jungle Bed (Large Eco Prize)

Additionally, three new trophies have been introduced based on how many Recycle Points you build up!

But wait, there’s more! “?” has been hard at work again and has hidden three brand new items in his mystery boxes! As normal, “?” is not quite ready to reveal what they are just yet, but he did leave these hints:

  • Style with a squeeze! (Blue Mystery Box)
  • Tweet! Tweet! (Golden Mystery Box)
  • Time to reflect! (Golden Mystery Box)

Updated! Here are the images of the mysterious items!

Pet Hair Gel Tube

Bird Cage Decor

Retro Table Mirror

Bunnies here, there and everywhere!

April 6, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! Pet Society is celebrating the holidays! All items labeled ‘Holiday’ will be in stores for two weeks (but may be available again at some point in the future)!

The Furniture Store introduces the Spring Basket which you can place all those eggs in that you have been collecting from the trees around Pet Society (the holiday toys also look very cute in the basket)! Plus a few other things to decorate your pet’s home these holidays!

Spring Basket (Holiday)

Bunny Wreath (Holiday)

Daffodil Basket (Holiday)

Baby Chick Doll (Holiday)

Elegant Iris (Holiday)

Bunny

The Food Store has many delicious holiday treats! When your pet eats a Chocolate Egg Surprise or a White Choc Egg Surprise, as the name suggests, you will find a surprise inside! 🙂

White Choc Bunny (Holiday)

Chocolate Egg (Holiday)

Chocolate Bunny (Holiday)

Matzo (Holiday)

Coconut Macaroon (Holiday)

Chocolate Egg Surprise (Holiday)

White Choc Egg Surprise (Holiday)

Lily continues the feeling of spring and the holidays in the Clothes Store with these new arrivals!

Butterfly Hairband (Holiday)

Daffodil Dress (Holiday)

Green Ballet Shoes (Holiday)

If your pet gets lost while out hunting eggs, and instead tumbles down a rabbit hole, the Clothes Store has the perfect outfit for you!

Wonderland Tunic

Bunny Ears

New to the Furniture Store this week are some adorable chairs, some more accessories for your kitchen, plus a few other items for various rooms in your pet’s home!

Bunny Chair

Teddy Chair

Panda Chair

Spaghetti Jar

Wooden Chopping Board

Stainless Steel Cutlery

White Kitchen Shelf

Small White Table

Classic Double Wall Lamp

Princess Dressing Mirror

Wall Mount Makeup Mirror

Felicity has been thinking pink this week, with this gorgeous new Dreamy Princess Bed, and This Week’s Special: the Bubblegum Pink Lip Couch, in the Luxury Store!

Dreamy Princess Bed

Bubblegum Pink Lip Couch (TWS)

Rounding out this week’s new items are these additions to the D.I.Y. Store!

Black Framed Gate

Deep Night Sky Wallpaper

Black Framed Window