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10 Virtual World Games Like Fantage
Fantage is an online role-playing game popular with kids and teens. This article gives you a list of games like Fantage, which are equally entertaining.
In the Fantage game, click twice on the location that you want to move. First after you zoom out, then again after you zoom in. This will enable you to fly from one location to the another.
Fantage is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) that was released in April 2008 by Fantage.com Inc. It was designed mainly for the age group of 6 – 16, and has over 16 million users. This game, originally created by David Hwang and Peter Bae for the Internet, is now available for Android phones as well as iPhones.
The game consists of various online games and activities in the virtual world, where players get their cartoon avatars that come with various customization options. The game has a 3-tier security. There are various mini-games inside the game, through which the player can earn money and stars. The players can also socialize with other players through various virtual parties and social events.
Here is a list of a few of the fun online games just like Fantage.
This game was earlier known as Habbo Hotel. It is a Finnish game that started in 2000, and today has over 270 million avatars registered, of which, close to a 5 million are unique visitors. As apparent from the slogan of this game, Hangout for Teens, most of the enthusiasts of this game are teenagers. This game has also come in handy for many to connect with other people. Aapo Kyrölä and Sampo Karjalainen are the creators of this game, while it is owned by Sulake Corporation.
The age of enthusiasts of this game is similar to that of Fantage players, that is 5 to 16. The total number of users of this game, where players can communicate, play, and compete with one another, runs into millions. Another common factor shared by this game with Fantage is that, the online avatars can be customized. This game has been developed by Smart Bomb Interactive, and published by National Geographic Society and Smart Bomb Interactive. Since its release in 2010, it has seen a five-times growth in the annual number of users. Even this game has mini-games in it, which allow the players an opportunity to win gems which is the currency in the game.
This game, developed by RocketSnail Games, and Disney Interactive, and published by Disney Interactive, was released in 2005. This is another game that has a huge membership which is towards north of 200 million. The game is mainly focused on kids and teenagers but there is no restriction as such on the upper age limit. With this in mind, the developers have paid attention given towards child safety through a number of features provided in the game. A book was launched on the anniversary of the game in 2008. Recently, a show was aired on the television which was based on this book.
This game, like Fantage, has an added emphasis on socializing, rather than gameplay. The number of users registered on this site is over 50 million, and the avatars available here can also be customized. It was founded in 2004, and the developers of this game are IMVU Inc. Credits and promotional credits are used in this game as currency. Users can set up private rooms or community forums, where they can socialize with fellow players.
This game has an array of mini-games and other activities to offer. The target users are teens and tweens. Released in 2007, it has been developed by FlowPlay. In addition to an avatar, each player is provided with a house and the various options to decorate it. Transactions in this game, like in Animal Jam, are carried out in gems. Along with their house, players also can customize their avatars. They can also socialize with other players by forming groups or exchanging gifts.
Released in 2007, and aimed for kids along with teens, it has been created by Jeff Kinney, author of the book series ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’. The game has been developed by the Jeff Kinney Group, and has been published by Family Education Network. In this game, players have to go to various islands to play the mini-games as well as to socialize. The number of such islands is close to 40. The avatars of the players can be customized. Names which are generated from a list to prevent player identity and related abuse.
Unlike the other games that have been mentioned earlier in this list, where the avatars are in 3D models, the avatars provided here are in 2D models. This game is more about providing a virtual platform for players to socialize, rather than about the mini-games. The avatar options here are customizable as well. The number of avatars registered on this site is over 50 million. The company was formed by Mike Kinsella.
This is another virtual platform to play games as well as to socialize. Players have an option to customize their avatars, along with an option to buy furniture for their house. They can do this through the Zchievements and Zbucks that they earn during the course of the game. Players can invite other players in exploring different areas of the game. This game is owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp. The company owns another game that is similar to Zwinky, that is Zwinky Cuties. Zwinky was released in 2007.
Linden Lab, developers of this game, are not to keen on categorizing Second Life as a game, as there is no goal as such to achieve. It is more about socializing, similar to WeeWorld, where players can personalize their avatars, which are again 3D models. Players can socialize with one another while exploring the virtual world. Released in 2003, it has close to a million users today, who play regularly. However, this is not one of the kid-type games like Fantage. Only those players whose age is 16 or above can play this game, while players in the age group of 13 – 15 have restricted access.
First up, the distinct feature of this game over others is that, here, players can adopt ‘monsters’ as their pets. This game, which has over 60 million registered users, is targeted for kids and teens. They have the option to personalize their pet monster, unlike other games where the avatars were customizable. This monster can then explore the virtual world called Monstro City. The currency used is Rox, which players earn through the course of the game, and with which they can decorate their virtual house. Developed by Mind Candy, it was released in 2008.
Like Fantage, the account registration for these games also is free. Happy gaming!