FORT LEE, N.J. - October 11, 2010
Fantage, the virtual playground uniquely designed for children and tweens, announced a new multiplayer pet game, Wild Rumble. A new addition to the highly popular Pet Town, Wild Rumble tasks users with choosing five of their pets to battle against an opponent’s five pets.
To claim victory over their opponents, users take turns feeding their pets. Different foods trigger different actions including attacking, healing, stealing, protecting, casting a spell and counter-attacking. Users must try to take down all the opponents’ pets while protecting their own. The higher the pets’ level, the better the pets’ performance in the game. At the end of the game, all surviving pets on the winner’s side will receive wins towards their next ribbon.
Wild Rumble is the fourth in a series of pet games that have been implemented by the Fantage team since Pet Town opened this July. Other games in the series include:
• Wild Racer, in which pets race against other pets while avoiding obstacles and picking up as many coins as possible.
• Wild Slinger, in which users must sling their pets into a stack of boxes and try to pop the monster hiding inside.
• Wild Brainies, a racing game in which pets progress forward when the user answers math questions correctly.
“After the release of Pet Town, many of our users asked for more pet games, and we are continually working hard to respond to users' requests,” said David Hwang, CEO and cofounder of Fantage.“Wild Rumble has rapidly become a favorite game for pet lovers. We plan to release more interactive, multiplayer pet games to make our fans happy.”
Founded in 2007, Fantage is a next-generation destination site for children. Fantage games and adventures entertain and delight children, and promote positive social interaction in an engaging, exciting, safe environment that both kids and parents love. Fantage also provides an age-appropriate, safe social networking experience within a fun virtual world. The company is completely dedicated to the safety of Fantage members, and has a highly sophisticated, three-tier safety system providing the greatest level of protection of any community site for children on the Web. For more information about Fantage, please visit www.fantage.com.
Wendy Beasley, TriplePoint for Fantage