Pixie Hollow (video game)

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Pixie Hollow
Developer(s) Disney Interactive,
Schell Games,[1] SilverTree Media[2]
Publisher(s) Disney Interactive Studios
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Release date(s)
  • NA September 20, 2008
Genre(s) MMORPG
Mode(s) Multiplayer

Pixie Hollow was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game based on the Disney Fairies franchise that ran from 2008 to 2013. It was produced by DisneyToon Studios and developed by Schell Games. The game was released to coincide with the 2008 film, Tinker Bell and revolved around Tinker Bell, a fairy character created by J. M. Barrie in his play Peter Pan and incorporating her fairy friends from the Disney Fairies animated works by the Walt Disney Company. The online world game was produced using digital 3D modeling. The game involved players creating their own virtual character as a male (sparrow man) or female (fairy), chatting, making friends, adventuring, collecting ingredients, and earning rewards by playing games.

Gameplay[edit]

Players could create up to three fairy characters to use in the game. They could choose one of five talents- Tinker, Animal, Water, Light or Garden. The player then got to choose additional characteristics – hair, eye color, face, skin tone, wings, size and pose.

Newly created characters arrive in Pixie Hollow, known as their arrival day. Pixie Hollow had several Meadows where fairies could fly around. The themes were: Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall, and in the middle of them, the Pixie Dust Tree (called "Havendish Square" in the game).

Players could also shop for clothing, furniture, animal friends, hairstyles, treats, skin tones, eye colors, and wings in the game using currencies such as ingredients (fruits, twigs, etc.) or pixie diamonds. Players also had the choice of chatting by entering pre-chosen, appropriate language (SpeedchatPlus) or chatting by typing with a choice of filtered words (Speedchat).

Players also had the option of paying for a monthly, semi-annual or annual membership, which granted them exclusive access to ingredients, quests, areas, and special events.

Closure[edit]

It was announced on August 20, 2013 that the game would be closing on September 19, 2013. All players were given unlimited access to the game for the final month of operation.[3]

Critical Reception[edit]

GameZone gave the game 4.0/10.[4]

The game received the Parents' Choice Award, Silver Honor.[5] The game also received the Parents' Choice Approved award.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Games Developed by Schell Games". Schell Games. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "SilverTree Media Products". SilverTree Media. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pixie Hollow FAQ". The Walt Disney Company. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Gibson, Shayna (December 4, 2010). "Pixie Hollow Review". GameZone. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ Oldenburg, Don. "Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow". Parents' Choice. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Oldenburg, Don. "Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow". Parents' Choice. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  1. http://massively.joystiq.com/2010/05/14/mmo-family-a-parents-look-at-pixie-hollow/
  2. http://www.ign.com/articles/2009/05/07/disney-online-kicks-off-disney-fairies-pixie-hollow-great-games-days
  3. http://fairies.disney.com/pixie-hollow-faq