Users in nearly every country in the world are embracing FooPets and we're especially encouraged by the interaction and relationships that have formed from people sharing in their FooPets experience
Redwood City, Calif. (Vocus) January 21, 2009
FooMojo, Inc., creator of the world's most realistic and emotionally engaging virtual pets, today announced that it has released its new FooPets application on MySpace. One of the most popular virtual pets applications on Facebook, FooPets are nearly lifelike in appearance and behavior and interact just like real puppies and kittens. Once adopted, they need daily care and attention and rely on their owners for food, water, playtime and affection. After adding the FooPets application, MySpace users can select a pet from over a dozen different breeds of puppies and kittens and immediately begin to engage in the application's pet care gameplay right from their profile page.
"Users in nearly every country in the world are embracing FooPets and we're especially encouraged by the interaction and relationships that have formed from people sharing in their FooPets experience," said Dr. Ron Hornbaker, veterinarian, founder and chief executive officer of FooMojo, Inc. "Launching the FooPets application on MySpace is an exciting accomplishment for FooMojo. FooPets on MySpace will significantly expand the FooPets community and enable more users to enjoy the companionship and entertainment our puppies and kittens provide."
FooPets are the world's most realistic and emotionally engaging virtual pets for users of all ages.
The FooPets application provides a fun way of leaning how to better train and care for pets. An ideal educational tool to help parents teach their children about the responsibility and time commitment of pet ownership, FooPets also can help adults become better pet owners by learning proper training, common health concerns and the best care techniques. As part of a large community, FooPets help raise awareness for the global issue of hungry pets and how the greater population can work together in fighting this problem. By enabling users to easily identify pets that have not been fed or cared for properly, FooPets owners earn FooKarma when they use their own food supply to feed and play with pets in need throughout the virtual environment.
Availability and Pricing
Many different breeds of FooPets puppies and kittens are now available for adoption on different locations across the Internet. For Facebook and MySpace users, FooPets can be adopted free-of-charge through the FooPets application. FooPets also can be adopted free-of-charge on the newly launched FooPets.com Web site. Additional fees apply to adopt more than one FooPet. On iPhone and iPod touch, FooPets are available for $.99 from Apple's App Store or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore. Please visit the FooPets.com Web site for additional information, detailed pricing and adoption instructions.
About FooMojo, Inc.
FooMojo is the creator of FooPets, the world's most realistic and emotionally engaging virtual pets. The 3D puppy and kitten FooPets are "real" in nearly every sense, growing, playing, learning tricks, developing personalities, and requiring regular feeding and care. Users of all ages can adopt a FooPet on Facebook, MySpace and the FooPets.com website, with more locations coming soon.
Aimed at enriching the lives of real people and animals with engaging, educational game play, FooMojo was founded in 2007 by Dr. Ron Hornbaker, a veterinarian who believes the special bond between people and their pets can be recreated online. FooMojo's creative and development efforts are led by a talented group of web developers, along with artists and animators from the feature film and gaming industries. Most importantly, FooMojo is committed to supporting real pets in need, and through its non-profit FooPets Foundation, works with leading animal-related charities such as the ASPCA and The HSUS.
Located in Redwood City, Calif., FooMojo is backed by notable investors including Softbank Capital, Softbank Corp. Japan, Mike Maples, Jr., Ron Conway, Baseline Ventures, and WizCo Japan. For more information visit http://www.foomojo.com or http://www.foopets.com.
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