The classic virtual pet game, Neopetsis launching Neopets Metaverse in Alpha on August 26th, combining classic elements of the original Neopets with a robust variety of new features and activities to create a nostalgia-invoking experience designed to appeal to both seasoned Neopians and new players all over the world.
The design is based on Neopets, one of the world’s first online community-building experiences. Neopets Metaverse players can expect a rush of nostalgia along with an ever-growing world to discover, including:
- A diverse Neopets customization and care system.
- Personalized Neohomes to design, create, and visit.
- A brand new battle combat system
- A variety of PvE (Player versus Environment) activities to train and grow your Neopets.
- A unique experience to buy, sell, and trade items as well as accessories in the reimagined shops and P2P Marketplace.
Upon completing all the elements of the alpha version, players can expect to receive exclusive in-game prizes.
“Behind the story of Neopets is a strong and supportive community of players who have also grown with the Neopets brand, diligently holding onto the nostalgia attached to it,” says Dominic Law, Chief Metaverse Officer for Neopets Metaverse.
“Whether you’re a player who traversed the world of Neopia in the early Y2K days or someone who has joined us recently, we are excited to invite you on an epic adventure within Neopets Metaverse and the Web3 space.”
Since its inception, Neopets has attracted more than 150 million players over 22 plus years. With more than one million active users engaging with the classic browser-based experience, Neopets Metaverse says it is thrilled to bring players reimagined mini-games, inspired by a selection of beloved, fan-favourite flash games that Neopets fans have previously enjoyed.
Starting on August 15th, Neopets Metaverse began its mini-game rollout with the launch of a new rendition of “Turmac Roll”, a side-scrolling action game in which the player guides a rolling Turmac while collecting berries and avoiding obstacles.
Other exclusive and classic mini games such as the “Meerca Chase” and “Ultimate Bullseye” will be available in the upcoming Alpha Launch.
Neopets has long been a welcoming and inclusive community. With the integration of the blockchain ecosystem, Neopets Metaverse will tap into the vast potential that GameFi has to offer, while simultaneously achieving the vision of the Neopets Metaverse to prolong generational memories and experiences for future Neopians.