Freaky Creatures appeals to tweens, teens and adult gamers alike, positioning players as trainers battling each other for control of the galaxy’s natural resources. Gamers raise, train and befriend their Freaky Creatures by decorating their lair and buying them food, pets and toys. To succeed, trainers embark on their journey to dominance by battling their creatures against others via PC to PC, PC to mobile, and mobile to mobile game play.
Freaky Creatures starts in the real world as gamers collect one of 10 collectible toys packaged with an accompanying USB key; giving players access to download the game to their personal computer and mobile devices. Each key adds a creature to the player’s lair and randomly gives parts, powers and lair decorations to that player’s account. From there, the player becomes a “Freaky Creatures” trainer where the player must raise, train and customize their “Freaky Creatures’” powers and compete in galactic battles. A victory gives the player new powers, experience points, and creature credits, as well as the opportunity to advance to new levels and unlock new abilities and features.
In Freaky Creatures, players start with an empty lair they can fill and customize to house their Creature using an assortment of items including pillars, a radio, furniture and plants. Players can then invite their friends’ Creatures to socialize and explore in their own personalized lair. The screenshots reveal the multitude of decor a player can use to enhance and personalize their lair.
As players win battles in Freaky Creatures they collect Creature Credits which can be redeemed at the Creature Club Store online. Creature Credits can be used to purchase one of five pets at the game's launch. Upon acquiring a pet, players can name and assign it to a specific Creature, and have it appear in the Creatures' lairs and in the lobbies. After a Creature reaches level 11, its pet can then aid him in battle against other players.
Pets can assist Creatures in battle through one of two forms - mean or nice. In a mean state, pets will deal damage to a Creature's opponent. While in their nice form they will lend defensive abilities. A pet's form is chosen at random so it will be up to the player to wait a couple of rounds before a specific effect is activated.
In preparing for battle, players can choose from a variety of parts and powers that work in unison with each other to increase their chances of winning battles. The screenshots show how the creatures use their various parts and powers to battle each other for points, experience and Creature Credits. Creature Credits can then be used to buy more parts, powers and objects for the creature’s lair.
Along with battling, players can immerse themselves in the online Freaky Creatures social community. Equipped with online comics, character blogs, mini-games and tournaments, special member contests, chat rooms for trading powers and secrets, online polls, individual pages and team pages as well as private forums, Freaky Creatures is designed to support an active online community safe for all ages.
Freaky Creatures is scheduled for early 2009. Starter packs will be available in early 2009 for $19.99.
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