Big Fish Games Announces Faunasphere in Closed Beta

Press Release Summary: 

I'm a bit late posting this (I know, I know.. sorry!), but Big Fish Games has launched their closed beta of a new MMO game called Faunasphere.  "Players adopt and care for cute and quirky creatures known as Fauna and collaborate to build and explore beautiful virtual worlds."  I've played it for a bit, but I need to get more time in the game before I get into my impressions.  For now though, check out the full press release that follows the break...

Big Fish Games Announces Faunasphere in closed beta
New Casual Social MMO from the Creator of Asheron's Call

SEATTLE – June 16, 2009 – Big Fish Games™, the world’s leading online destination for games and interactive entertainment, announces Faunasphere (, currently in closed beta. In this browser-based casual MMO, players adopt and care for cute and quirky creatures known as Fauna and collaborate to build and explore beautiful virtual worlds. From the creator and lead designer of Asheron’s Call, Faunasphere engages a broad casual gamer audience through non-violent game play, rich social networking elements, and an immersive storyline. The game is free to play, and will feature micro-transactions and premium membership to enhance the game play experience.

Players Reactions

  • “I'm sooo addicted!!! I gotta's taken such a hold of me!!!! It is totally addictive once you get in there and start finding out all the things you can do!!!! People helping other people on here just lights up my world!!! I want to do the same thing for the newer people coming in!!! AND....I'll be telling everyone I know about this new virtual world!!!!”
  • “Well done on a super game, and keep up the good work! Absolutely love the game - already addicted.”
  • “I’m having the best time with this game! I decided to play for an hour and the next thing I know several hours have passed!”
  • “I’m always saying, ‘Just one more set of arms and then I’ll stop…ok just one more complete set of artifacts and then I’ll stop…ok I can’t keep my eyes open so I’ll stop, ok I can’t stop.’”

About Faunasphere

  • Fauna lay eggs as they level up. Eggs can be hatched to create new Fauna or traded between players.
  • 12 Fauna breeds to adopt and care for, with an endless array of visual variations to explore. Players can try to breed Fauna for specific traits, or can purchase special items to transform them.
  • Players can customize their own corner of the world by designing a Faunasphere to shelter their Fauna. Items to decorate and improve a player's Faunasphere can be collected via game play, traded between players, or purchased.
  • Players advance through the world via unique, non-violent game play. Fauna clean up pollution and complete tasks to earn game currency and level up.
  • The game can be played as a no-commitment diversion, but offers deeper involvement for committed players.

About Big Fish Games

Big Fish Games is the world’s leading online destination for games and interactive entertainment. Based in Seattle, Washington, Big Fish Games offers “A New Game Every Day™” – Big Fish Games works with more than 500 game developers and distributes over 1 million games per day to consumers worldwide. Big Fish Games Studios develops and publishes some of the industry’s leading brands including Mystery Case Files®, Hidden Expedition®, Azada™ and Fairway Solitaire™. For more information, please visit: