The team behind Neopets, the once popular virtual pet website, has ambitious plans to modernize and revitalize the platform. A detailed Medium post reveals that the launch of a revamped Neopets website is slated for July 20th. Despite residing on the same URL, the new website will be a hub for all the brand’s updates and provide links to all its games and products. The revamp team is currently ironing out bugs and making adjustments for mobile browser compatibility. They are also considering the use of Ruffle, a Flash player emulator, to enable the playing of older Flash-based Neopets games.
Previously, the company that owned Neopets had intentions to develop an animated series based on the website, however, the project was not completed before the company’s closure. The announcement by the Neopets team indicates that they are now under new management and have successfully secured over $4 million in funding for future endeavors, painting a hopeful picture for the brand’s future.
The revitalization plan extends beyond just a website makeover. The team has plans to transition to a mobile application and design a social life-simulation game titled “World of Neopets” from scratch. As it stands, the game is intended to be played from a Neopet’s perspective, with players having the ability to personalize their homes, traverse lands in 3D, and participate in mini-games with friends, reminiscent of games like Animal Crossing. While the project seems to be in its infancy, the outcome of these plans remains to be seen.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Neopets Revamp
What changes are being made to Neopets?
The Neopets team is planning a significant revamp of the virtual pet website, working on fixing bugs, ensuring mobile browser compatibility, and using a Flash player emulator to make old Flash-based games playable again. They’re also planning to launch a new version of the website.
Who is leading the revamp of Neopets?
The Neopets revamp is being led by a new team that has taken over the brand. This team has secured over $4 million in funding for future projects.
What is the new Neopets mobile app about?
The Neopets team is developing a new social life-simulation mobile app called “World of Neopets”. The app will allow players to play from the perspective of a Neopet, decorate their homes, explore lands in 3D, and play mini-games with their friends, much like games such as Animal Crossing.
When is the new Neopets website launching?
The new Neopets website is scheduled to launch on July 20th.
What happened to the planned Neopets animated series?
The company that previously owned Neopets had planned to create an animated series based on the website, but the series was not released before the company shut down. It is unclear if the new team plans to revive this project.