Pixel Petz is a popular mobile game built around designing your very own collection of pixel art pets using an incredibly in-depth, though still easy-to-use, creative toolset.

You'll start out by experimenting with different pet parts, which can be scaled in size to your liking. Once you're happy with the pet's base design, you can then customise them down to their individual pixels, adding in extra colour and detail.

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New collectable parts are added every month, and those feeling especially creative can design their own parts from scratch. This all means that your pets will more than likely be completely unique to you, which plays into the game's marketplace.

Here, you can trade your pets or parts with other players for in-game currency. That said, there are lots of neat things you can do with your pets, including playing with them in your virtual living room, dressing them up, sending them on small jobs, entering them into player-voted beauty contests, breeding them to produce unique baby pets, and much more.

And at the heart of the experience is the game's community, which is monitored to remain safe and child-friendly. It's a very pleasant time, all told, and if you'd like to get involved, you'll find Pixel Petz available for download now as a free-to-play game from over on the App Store and Google Play.