List of artificial pet games

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A pet-raising simulation (sometimes called artificial pets[1]) is a video game that focuses on the care, raising, breeding or exhibition of simulated animals. These games are software implementations of digital pets. Such games are described as a sub-class of life simulation game. The concept originated from role-playing video games, with the Megami Tensei series and Dragon Quest V being the earliest examples.[2]

Handheld electronic game[edit]

Console or handheld[edit]

Social network embedded[edit]

Smart phone/mobile devices[edit]

PC or computer games[edit]

Browser-based games[edit]

Sortable table
Title Gameplay Founder/developer Release date Revenue Model
Shining Stars Virtual world Russ Berrie 2006
Horse Isle Horse-based Breeding simulation, horse riding, questing and flash-based virtual world. Horse Isle 2010
Horseland Breeding simulation Christina (Gerskovich) Johnson 1995
Leporidae Rabbit breeding and showing simulation 2015
Moshi Monsters Virtual world Mind Candy 2007
Neopets Virtual world Neopets Inc. (Owned by JumpStart) 1999, November 15[3] Subscription, advertising, merchandise
Webkinz Virtual world Ganz 2005, April 29 Merchandise, digital content

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rollings, Andrew; Ernest Adams (2003). Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design. New Riders Publishing. pp. 477–487. ISBN 1-59273-001-9.
  2. ^ Oleg Roschin. "The World of Asian RPGs: Brief History of Japanese RPGs". MobyGames. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
  3. ^ "NeoPets - About Us". Retrieved 2011-02-22.