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3 reasons to play Pixel Petz, Minidragon's creative virtual pet designer

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3 reasons to play Pixel Petz, Minidragon's creative virtual pet designer
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Pixel Petz is a creative simulation game that has quite rightly continued to grow in popularity since it initially launched. It's been downloaded over 500,000 times on Google Play alone and even won 1st place at the 2019 Hong Kong Big Indie Pitch. But if those impressive feats aren't enough to convince you, here are 3 reasons why you should give Pixel Petz a try.

To unleash your creativity

Pixel Petz is a game that's full of opportunity to be creative. Not only can you pick from a host of different types of pets but you can also mix and match the shape of their ears, eyes and mouth to create your base. It doesn't stop there either, once you've chosen their base design you'll be able to customise their fur to your heart's content with a plethora of patterns and colours to choose from using the different palettes and pixel brushes.

With the game’s latest DYO Partz update which stands for Draw-Your-Own Partz , you can also draw your own custom body partz. Using the Golden Brush, you can have total freedom over the look of the ears, tail, eyes, body and head.

Aside from creating them, you can enter your petz into contests which can earn them Showpoints. This will increase the reward you receive when your pet eventually reaches retirement age. You'll also be able to share posts with other players to show off your designs and send your petz on jobz to collect coinz and gemz. These can then be spent creating or buying more petz.

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To experience the growing social vibe

Being able to customise the look of your Petz and their Partz is great fun but it's also enjoyable to be able to share your artistic endeavours with other players. In Pixel Petz you'll be able to buy Petz that have been designed by other players and they can do the same with your creations.

It all serves to give the game a pleasant social vibe as players swap their different creations with one another. It's also possible to buy and sell the Partz you've created with other players too. This keeps your collection fresh and varied because we all have different minds that will come up with a wide variety of awesome ideas. Who knows, they could even provide some inspiration for your next design.

Safe, child-friendly community

Children can be very creative, they see the world differently to adults and it's always great to see what ideas they come up with. However, a parent rightfully wants to make sure any online game has the right environment before exposing their child to it. Thankfully, Pixel Petz developer Minidragon is committed to making the game a safe place for children to express their creativity whilst enjoying the ideas of others without fear of seeing anything obscene or unsavoury.

Pixel Petz is available now over on the App Store and Google Play. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases. Beyond that, if you're interested in being involved in the community more you can follow the game's Facebook and Instagram accounts.