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]

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Browser-based games[edit]

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Title Gameplay Founder/developer Release date Revenue Model
Cromimi Virtual breeding game of mice, hamsters, ferrets and rabbits. Novaliis 2009 Advertising, In-game purchases
Dragon Cave Online adoptables game for dragon collection, dragon breeding, and lineage management. T.J. Lipscomb (TJ09) 2006 Advertising
Exabyss Online virtual pet collecting game with a tactical RPG battle system. Exabyss 2020 In-game purchases
Eqcetera Competitive horse simulation game. Reddian, LLC 2012 In-game purchases, Subscription
Furry Paws Dog-based breeding simulation and pet care gameplay. Mythic Multimedia 2003 Advertising, In-game purchases
Horse Isle Horse-based Breeding simulation, horse riding, questing and flash-based virtual world. Horse Isle 2010
Horseland Breeding simulation Christina (Gerskovich) Johnson 1995
Horse Reality Breeding simulation and horse-care gameplay. Studio Deloryan 2012 Subscription, Advertising
Leporidae Rabbit breeding and showing simulation 2015
Leviathan Myth Dragon breeding and battling simulation game. 2008 In-game purchases
Lioden Lion breeding and role-play simulator with virtual world 2012
Moshi Monsters Virtual world Mind Candy 2007
Neopets Virtual world Neopets Inc. (Owned by JumpStart) 1999, November 15[3] Subscription, advertising, merchandise
Wajas Wolf Breeding simulation and community based gameplay. Wajas, INC. 2006 In-game purchases, Subscription
Webkinz Virtual world Ganz 2005, April 29 Merchandise, digital content
Reptile Breeder Game Reptile Breeding simulation and community based gameplay Rare Breed Games 2016 In-game purchases, Subscription
Novilar Virtual pet breeding game and virtual world. 2015 In-game purchases, Subscription

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References[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.