Onverse is updating its free virtual world with fresh additions that solidify the company’s desire to augment its game features. The company's founder and CEO, Steve Pierce, said the new virtual pets and an action/shooter game called IceFall demonstrate not only the company’s goals for its virtual world, which is only three months into beta, but its drive as well.

"This update was really important for us," Pierce said. "We wanted to continue to show that we can crank out quality content with our realistic pets, but to also start showing our direction towards games. Games are our true passion and we wanted to showcase our ability to make them and attach them to our world."

Both Onverse Pets and IceFall are accessible via the Hub, the world’s central area. The pets provide both active and passive companionship. In IceFall, players can compete for points in a last-person-standing snowball fight, watch contests in progress, and challenge other players to matches.

In a conversation with Virtual Worlds News last June, Pierce first described his desire to gradually evolve Onverse from a social platform to more of a gaming platform. But while the company is moving relatively quickly ahead on plans to build more games into the world, Pierce is ever cognizant of the world’s social focus. "Onverse (the world) is the social core. We want to give gamers many different options to play, but they can always come back to the core to hang out with their friends and spend the rewards they've earned on items for their avatars or homes." 

–-Wes Nihei

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2 Responses to Onverse Adds Gaming Features with IceFall and Virtual Pets

  1. Sue Zie Pie says:

    So far none can compare to what the Developers of ONVERSE have done to create this world. If you would like to check out their site, their web address is, http://www.onverse.com/home/about/html.
    I have played and even downloaded many, many virtual worlds….they run slow, have bad graphics or basically have nothing to do on them. ONVERSE however…has great game play.
    ONVERSE is really amazing. Graphics are fabulous and game play is really awesome. They are non stop, forever creating new and wonderful ideas.
    Onverse released Beta 0.6 on Novemeber 26, 2009. They have created the Space Community Ancient Moon.
    Here is a web link you can go to, to see what is in Beta 0.6:
    http://slashquit.tumblr.com/tagged/the_future.
    Beta 0.7 isn’t too far behind.
    Beta 0.7 is going to have golf carts the Avatars can ride in.
    They came out with their first beta version in April of this year (2009) and are in high need for exposure.
    Enjoy by joining ONVERSE…you won’t regret it!
    Suezie

  2. Sue Zie Pie says:

    So far none can compare to what the Developers of ONVERSE have done to create this world. If you would like to check out their site, their web address is, http://www.onverse.com/home/about/html.
    I have played and even downloaded many, many virtual worlds….they run slow, have bad graphics or basically have nothing to do on them. ONVERSE however…has great game play.
    ONVERSE is really amazing. Graphics are fabulous and game play is really awesome. They are non stop, forever creating new and wonderful ideas.
    Onverse released Beta 0.6 on Novemeber 26, 2009. They have created the Space Community Ancient Moon.
    Here is a web link you can go to, to see what is in Beta 0.6:
    http://slashquit.tumblr.com/tagged/the_future.
    Beta 0.7 isn’t too far behind.
    Beta 0.7 is going to have golf carts the Avatars can ride in.
    They came out with their first beta version in April of this year (2009) and are in high need for exposure.
    Enjoy by joining ONVERSE…you won’t regret it!
    Suezie