Hey Pet Society fans!
We hope you are all enjoying the new Garden Feature in Pet Society on Facebook!
To celebrate this fantastic new feature, we would love all of you to show us how green-fingered you are by participating in our latest forum contest, the Pet Society Garden Competition!
So here’s the idea. You take a photo of your garden (or if you don’t have a garden perhaps you could take a photo of your friend’s garden, or a local park, or something similar) and you try to make your Pet Society garden look as similar as possible. Then you show us both your photo and an image of your Pet Society garden in the forum.
Before entering, be sure to read the official details in the forum, located here:http://forum.playfish.com/showthread.php?t=881896 and read and agree to the Terms and Conditions, which are found here:http://static.playfish.com/legal/20090612_gardencontestterms.html
The top 3 most accurate, interesting and fun entries will be catapulted into stardom onwww.petsociety.com! and will receive 100,000, 50,000 and 25,000 Pet Society coins for 1st, 2ndand 3rd places respectively.
We’ll be taking entries until July 10th, and reporting the winners shortly after, to give you all plenty of time to cultivate your gardens until they’re just right!
So put on your gardening gloves, pick up your plough, get planting, and be sure to have fun!
Hey Pet Society fans! The weekly item release has just gone live, so rush into the Pet Society stores on Facebook to explore this week’s new arrivals! Remember that any items labeled This Week’s Special (TWS) will be in store until midnight GMT on Monday the 22nd of June, 2009, but may be available again at some point in the future.
Father’s Day is coming up on June 21st in Pet Society, so there are some great gifts in store for Dad this week!
Father’s Day Card (Furniture) (TWS)
Father’s Day Gift Mug (Furniture) (TWS)
Electric Shaver (Gadget) (TWS)
This summer, transform a room (or two) into a tropical island beach, with the incredible Tiki collection, plus the Sandy Floor, Blue Ocean Wallpaper, Sand Castle and Bucket, and some fantastic beach fashion!
Sand Castle (Furniture)
Sand Bucket (Furniture)
Tiki Welcome Sign (Furniture)
Tiki Torch (Furniture)
Tiki Chair (Furniture)
Tiki Bench (Furniture)
Tiki Folding Screen (Furniture)
Tiki Bar (Luxury)
Coconut Juice (Food)
Oceanic Parrot Decor (Luxury) (TWS)
Tiki Lamp (Gadget)
Hula Dress (Clothes)
Blue Beach Trunks (Clothes)
Blue Flip-Flops (Clothes)
Red Flip-Flops (Clothes)
Light Tiki Wallpaper (D.I.Y.)
Tiki Fence (D.I.Y.)
Dark Tiki Wallpaper (D.I.Y.) (TWS)
Blue Ocean Wallpaper (D.I.Y.)
Sandy Floor (D.I.Y.)
Terrence has avoided a beach holiday for now, and instead has been working tirelessly in theCash Shop (no thanks to the Red Parrot who keeps chattering ever since he brought him in to ensure he never rests) to bring you the previously mentioned Red Parrot, as well as the stunning Classic White Dome; in addition to more options for creating your own oak kitchen and a gorgeous Brass Chandelier to light up any area; and finally, for those who love the Imperial range, but also love pink, Terrence introduces the Pink Imperial Bed, Sofa and Dressing Table!
Classic White Dome
Dark Oak Oven Unit
Dark Oak Kitchen Counter
Dark Oak Wall Cabinet
Dark Oak Kitchen Shelf
Pink Imperial Dressing Table
Pink Imperial Sofa
Pink Imperial Bed
Hey Pet Society fans! “?” has been up to his usual mischief and has just hidden some newmysterious items in his mystery boxes, so sign on to Pet Society now via Facebook to see if you can find anything new!
As normal, he was not giving away much, and was especially cryptic when questioned, so good luck working out these clues!
- Sunrise ellipse (Blue Mystery Box)
- Sailing on glassy seas (Golden Mystery Box)
- Pacific fire (Golden Mystery Box)
Updated! Here are the images!
Ship In A Bottle
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 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 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!
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!
Hey Pet Society fans! The weekly item release has just occurred, so sign onto Pet Society viaFacebook to explore everything that is new this week! Remember that any items labeled This Week’s Special (TWS) will be in store until midnight GMT on Monday the 15th of June, 2009, but may be available again at some point in the future.
Portugal Day is on June 10, so play a Guitarra Portuguesa, pick up a Galo De Barcelos, install a Belem Tower View Window or eat some Bolinhos De Bacalhau and Pasteis De Belem to experience the culture and help celebrate!
Guitarra Portuguesa (Luxury)
Galo De Barcelos (Furniture) (TWS)
Belem Tower View Window (D.I.Y.) (TWS)
Bolinhos De Bacalhau (Food) (TWS)
Pasteis De Belem (Café)
Give your pet’s home a rustic feel with these new arrivals!
Dark Country Chair (Furniture)
Dark Condiment Holder (Furniture)
Brass Ceiling Fan (Luxury)
Dark Country Chest (Furniture)
Dark Country Dining Table (Furniture)
Dark Country Shelf (D.I.Y.)
Gas Lantern (Gadget)
Preston does not stop with the country furniture this week, but also has this adorable Royal Guard Doll (please don’t tell the doll I said this, he thinks he’s tough), as well as the Pink Chalk Board in the Furniture Store.
Royal Guard Doll
Pink Chalk Board (TWS)
To ensure your pet does not overheat this summer, Felicity introduces some ceiling fans in theLuxury Store, to enable plenty of air circulation!
White Ceiling Fan (TWS)
If the treadmill wasn’t quite your pet’s style, but you still want your pet to get fit, Terrence has the solution with the Pet Wheel in the Cash Shop! Also, take your celebrations to the next level with the highly decorative Celebration Cake introduced this week! Turn back time (not literally) with the Captain’s Wheel, Antique Sink Cabinet and Table Pendulum Clock. And finally, race around town wearing the new Crow Winged Boots!
Antique Sink Cabinet
Table Pendulum Clock
Crow Winged Boots
E.M.I.L.I.A believes every pet’s home needs to install a fire alarm for safety reasons, so she has some available, just for you, in the Gadget Store! Additionally, if pink ironing boards were not quite enough pink for you, check out the pink electric iron!
Pink Electric Iron (TWS)
Lily has been sewing all week to be able to introduce the Shirt With Beige Vest, Polka Dot Summer Dress and Golden Marching Dress to the Clothes Store.
Shirt With Beige Vest
Polka Dot Summer Dress
Golden Marching Dress (TWS)
Finally, Grumble has some fantastic new tiling options in the D.I.Y. Depot!
Cute Country Tile
Traditional Ceramic Tile
This is a story that we received from Karina where she writes about her pet Miss Sunshine’s friends finding their true love!
Written by: Karina Pedersen (MissSunshine)
Finally! The opening day of the hotel has come. Miss Summer Sunshine was so excited that she couldn’t stand still. For many years she had had a dream about working as a chef at her own place. Now it was happening – Hotel Petfriends was opening today. It had four rooms with double beds: The Jungle room, the Safari room, the Princess room and the Classic room; two toilets to share, a well sorted kitchen and a little outside café. It was an exciting thing for the society to get a hotel, the first one. Even the Mayor was coming to say a few words at the opening.
The first party of guests had already booked rooms for the next weekend. Clonyco had just started an event coordination office, and her first arrangement was a stay at the new hotel. Everything was arranged.
Miss Sunshine smiled. Her best friend Lily had just come. She was a very talented ballet dancer and had promised to perform at the opening. But – she looked sad. What was wrong?
“Why do you look so sad today, Lily?” Miss Sunshine asked.
“Oh… it’s nothing,” Lily looked away.
“But – I can see something is wrong. Tell me. I am your best friend.”
“Well… every spring I get like this. The birds are building their nests, new lambs are born, lovesick cats are singing the night away – everybody is falling in love. But not me.”
“I see. But somewhere there will be someone for you, too. I am sure about that, Lily.”
Lily smiled, “Maybe you are right. The one and only is out there somewhere. I just haven’t met him yet.”
The two friends smiled at each other.
Suddenly the reception bell rang. Miss Sunshine jumped. Her first guest!
“I will be right back. Then we can talk. But I need to welcome my first guest!”
“Of course!” Lily turned around and started her warm-up for the dance later.
Miss Sunshine hurried down to the reception. There he was. He turned around.
“Ehh…. Welcome,” Miss Sunshine frowned. “Are you going to stay here?” He didn’t really look like she had expected her first guest would look like. She had thought he would be a little more… noble. But now he was there, and he was her guest.
“Yeah… hi…”. His voice was raspy. “My own place has been invaded by bats. I can’t sleep because of the squeaking and rustling in the walls. I need my sleep”.
“And… you sleep during the night?” Miss Sunshine had to ask. “I don’t have a dungeon… I mean…”
“Of course I sleep during the night! Do you think I have to stay out of the sun, and every morning I take out my coffin to sleep in?” He laughed. “I have heard that before”.
Miss Sunshine blushed. It was exactly what she had thought.
“You can stay in the Jungle room. What is your name?”
“Ølmanden”, he answered. Papers were filled out, and he left for his room.
Ølmanden? What kind of a name was that? She rushed up to Lily.
“I just need to go. I will be back very soon!”
Miss Sunshine was going to see her sister Smoothy. She was a real globe trotter and knew many words. When she arrived at her house, Smoothy was all packed to go to Austria. She loved the mountains and was going to climb them for a whole week.
“No, sis,” she shook her head. “I am sorry. I don’t know that language. Try the library”.
At the library she met Panda. He was very clever and loved reading. He read big books, small books, fiction and non-fiction. If it was in a book, you could be sure that Panda knew about it.
“Hi, Panda. I need to find the meaning of a word, but I don’t know what language?”
“What is the word?” Panda asked.
“Oh! That must be Danish. Just a minute!” Panda disappeared behind some book shelves. He found an old, dusty dictionary. “Here it is. Ølmanden… ølmanden… Got it! It means… the Beer man…”
“Hmm… not a promising name. What kinds of parents call their son that? I hope he doesn’t give me trouble at the hotel.”
Miss Sunshine hurried home. In an hour the opening would start.
When she came home a strange sight met her. Lily and Ølmanden were standing outside. They didn’t say a word. They were just looking at each other. The air was quivering. Time stood still.
They had fallen in love at first sight. Miss Sunshine had never seen it happen before, but that was had happened.
“Well,” she said. “I guess we can turn the opening into a wedding as well.”
Lily nodded. Ølmanden nodded. And so it was.
The hotel opened. Balloons were put up, guests were arriving, and Miss Sunshine made a big wedding cake. The Mayor came and had brought his brother too. He was Mayor in Restaurant City, the neighbouring town.
Ølmanden had bought Lily a beautiful ring, and Lily had found herself a marvelous wedding dress. Everybody was happy.
But dark clouds were gathering. Lily had put the ring on the table, while she was dancing, and when she was done, the ring was gone! Everybody was questioned, but no answers were helping. Suddenly the Mayor yelled, “There! A thief!”
Somebody was hiding behind a bamboo screen in the Jungle room. “Come out,” the Mayor said. A dark shadow rose. He was covered in black from top to toe. In his hands he had the ring.
“My glasses,” he whispered. “I need my glasses”.
Miss Sunshine wondered. She knew that voice!
“Panda!” she cried.
“Yes, it’s me.”
Nobody said a word.
“I… well…” He cleared his throat. “I… You see. I have read all these exciting stories about pirates, robbers, ninjas, mysteries… and… I just thought I wanted to go on an adventure myself. I didn’t mean to keep the ring. And I felt so bad… and… Please, will somebody find my glasses for me?”
Miss Sunshine didn’t know what to say. Everybody had been so upset. Both Panda and Lily were her very good friends.
“You shouldn’t have taken the ring, Panda. But everybody needs an adventure sometimes. Maybe this is something for Clonyco as an event coordinator? She can arrange mysteries and adventures for everybody, but then everybody knows that it is just for fun, and nobody will be upset.”
Panda nodded. He was so ashamed of himself.
“I have a lot of ideas for new adventures. Can I be your assistant?” he asked Clonyco.
Lily and Ølmanden were in love and were just happy to get the ring back. They couldn’t stop kissing each other.
That night Miss Sunshine couldn’t fall asleep. It had been an exciting day. The town had got a hotel, an event coordinator, a ninja thief and a newly wed couple, all in one day! What pleased Miss Sunshine the most was that her friend had finally found the one and only. Love really works in mysterious ways!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Hey Pet Society fans! The latest mysterious items have now been hidden away in mystery boxes, so sign onto Pet Society now via Facebook to start hunting!
“?” was determined to not let any pictures get into the wrong hands this week, so to ensure they were safely disposed of, he shredded them after the order was finalised.
However, while sitting by the fountain, eating biscuits, and wearing a disguise (to avoid alerting “?” she was around), Sirius heard the paper shredder, so peaked through the door of the Mystery Store to see what was happening. As soon as “?” was out of sight, she snuck in and grabbed the strips.
Unfortunately, she’s had no time to piece them together as yet, but maybe they will give you an idea of what to look for anyway!
Now that Sirius has managed to put the strips in the correct order, here are the images!
Hey Pet Society fans! An Italian merchant was in town this past week secretly securing deals with most of the village shop keepers in preparation for Festa della Repubblica! So sign on to Pet Society now via Facebook and head to your favourite store to see what Italian inspired pieces your pet might enjoy! Remember that any items labeled This Week’s Special (TWS) will be in store until midnight GMT on Monday the 8th of June, 2009, but may be available again at some point in the future.
In the Luxury Store, Felicity introduces the fine Mandolino, as well as a model of a Retro Car and the carefully crafted Roman Couch!
Retro Car Deco (TWS)
Terrence, not wanting to be left behind in the Cash Shop, brings you this fantastic life-size Retro Scooter Deco; the Pet Statue to commemorate the influential pets of days past; the Traditional Wood Fire Oven and Cooking Pot With Spaghetti to bring some Italian flavour to your pet’s kitchen; plus the Gondola Bench which will allow your pet to imagine it is peacefully rowing through Venice!
Retro Scooter Deco
Cooking Pot With Spaghetti
Traditional Woodfire Oven
If your pet wishes to decorate in the style of an Italian restaurant, Preston has some great Red Checker items and a Condiment Set to assist in the Furniture Store! Or, for a more classic look, check out the Roman Side Table.
Red Checker Utensil Set (TWS)
Red Checker Dining Table (TWS)
Red Checker Kitchen Towel (TWS)
Roman Side Table
Lily is sure to impress this week in the Clothes Store, with Italian inspired outfits ranging from the Blue Soccer Shirt and Pants that are similar to what you might find Italian soccer supporters wearing today; to the Empress Dress, Gold Wreath and Legion Armour, drawing inspiration from the time of the Roman Empire!
Blue Soccer Shirt (TWS)
Blue Soccer Pants (TWS)
For the homely touch, ensure you visit Grumble in the D.I.Y. Depot. He has some Italian Villa selections; plus install the Colosseum View Window in any room for a great outlook.
Villa Patrizia Wallpaper
Villa Patrizia Window
Colosseum View Window (TWS)
Truffles is delighted to bring an Italian feast to the Food Store this week, so ensure you try some before Truffles eats it all himself!
Spaghetti Al Pomodoro (TWS)
The flavour of Italy even extends to the Café, with Tiramisu and Biscotti the newest additions!
This is a poem that we received from Marija where she writes about her pet Markito´s day!
Written by: Marija Jovic (faithlessmary)
|Markito loves his garden best|
He doesn’t care much about the rest
There he drinks coffee with his friends
There starts his day, and there it ends
His second passion is barbeque
His friends there stand in a queue
The beef for Pinky and the pork for Bunnita
And small piece of chicken for Baquita
After his lunch, he sits on the swing
One juicy lemon is all he will bring
Maybe smell flowers and rest in the sun
Markito’s in no hurry, he just wants to have fun
Later in the evening, balcony’s the place
There comes his Maria, his favourite face
He pours the love potion and tells a little joke
He asks her for a dance, cause he’s a polite bloke
They sit on the sofa, just before they kiss
Markito is happy, truly, in a bliss
He walks with Maria, a great night this has been
She looks him in the eyes and says: “Wanna come in?”
Tomorow’s a new day
Café, stadium and shops
Positive and energetic
Markito never stops!