Friday, February 17, 2012

Feature Friday: DragonVale

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"DragonVale is a simulation video game created by Backflip Studios for the iOS platform. It can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and played on the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. It was released in September 2011 and uses the freemium business model. Although the game is free to play, players can use their iTunes account to make in-game purchases of game currency to help speed up the evolution of their dragon park.

DragonVale uses Apple, Inc.’s Game Center online multiplayer social gaming network to allow players to add friends, compete for high scores, exchange gem gifts in-game and visit other dragon parks. Players may also choose to connect with Facebook so that friends on Facebook with the DragonVale application will be identified as DragonVale friends." ~ DragonVale Wiki

My Thoughts: I am addicted to this game. There's no logic or puzzles involved. It's kind of like Farmville on facebook. You are just breeding Dragons instead of planting crops. You can't just breed each one successfully on the first try though. There are percentages that work against you. For instance, there is a rainbow dragon that is supper rare. It's something like 1 out of 1000 chance to get it. Some people have gotten this dragon on the first try. others like me have been trying for months. The reason I like this game is because the dragons are soooooo cute!

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The images above are just babies, but some of the adult are cute too. They come out with dragons that are only available during certain holidays/seasons. So for people like me with the "gotta collect them all" attitude, you work really hard during those weeks to breed those seasonal dragons. Above is a picture of the reindeer dragon which was only available this last December. I thankfully did get it. Here is the one for Valentine's Day that I have also already gotten.

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Cute huh? Well there seriously isn't much to the game. So if you like dragons and like to have something to kill time occasionally, you should check it out. Here is the link for itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragonvale/id440045374?mt=8 and here's their official website: http://www.backflipstudios.com/.

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