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The Whirlwind Launch of Furiends: What's Happened & What's Coming

Posted by Game Designer on February 7, 2019 at 11:05 AM

 

Hi Everyone,

After a busy January, we’re so excited to say that Furiends is now available in Canada, Australia, and the United States. We appreciate all the feedback we’ve received from our players so far, in person at events and through reviews on the App Store. Certain feedback has been shared throughout our Furiends community, and we want you to know that we’re working on multiple changes to enhance the experience moving forward.  

As part of our smaller updates, we are looking to soon add a new assortment of Daily Goals to the game to keep gameplay fresh, and add more ways for our players to earn new cute outfits and accessories for their Furiends. Along with that, we are working on getting on the Google Play store–more on that below. We’re also busy implementing features that many players have been asking for, one of which is a non-AR mode. These features are much larger in scale, so they will take more time to develop, however we want our player base to know that we’re listening to feedback.

To recap some of our events: on January 12th, we teamed up with Austin Pets Alive! to host an event at Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden with co-sponsors Barkin’ Creek Dog Kitchen & Bath, Good Party ATX, Independence Brewing, and Skipper. Puppies were adopted, donations were collected, doggo portraits were taken, and giveaways were won. We also exhibited at PAX South just a few weeks ago, where we heard a resounding “When is Furiends coming to Android?” Well, we just wanted to confirm with everyone that the Android version is very much in testing and we hope to get that version out soon. If you’re interested in attending any of our future events or development updates, please subscribe to our Furiends newsletter or follow us on Instagram at @playfuriends.

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Lastly, we want to say thank you to everyone that has played Furiends. Watching people play and seeing their faces light up at their dogs has been a humbling and extremely motivating experience.  We’ll continue working hard here to deliver the best game we can.

In terms of the near-future, keep your eyes peeled for our Valentine’s Day update coming in the next few days. Dress your Furiend up in unique, limited edition items while you can! Also look out for our booth at SXSW Gaming if you’ll be attending.

 

Best Barks,

The Furiends Team

 

Topics: Dev Blog, Augmented Reality, Pupdate

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