Pesto's New Blog

Hi Buddies!

Pesto is happy to announce that he has been working on a new blog and he is excited for you to see it! Just click on the link below to see the new EcoBuddies Blog!

www.ecobuddies.com/blog

Come on over and check it out! Pesto will soon stop using this blogger blog and will only be using the Official EcoBuddies Blog for all of his messages, parties and posts. So switch over today:)

Shazam!
Pesto

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Server is down!

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 3:46 PM 9 comments
Hey Buddy!

Our server went down, so if you are having trouble signing in, come back in a bit and it should be fixed then. We are working to get in back up as soon as possible.

Thanks so much,
EcoBuddies Technical Staff

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Memberships now available!

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 4:23 PM 0 comments
Hi Buddy!

EcoBuddies has been in open beta since September and has always been free to play. This week (January 21st) we will be turning on our payment system. As a thank you for helping us testEcoBuddies, anyone who has created an account before January 15th will get a free 60 day membership! If you like EcoBuddies and would like to support us by purchasing memberships, a one month membership is $6.25 USD, a six month membership is $28.75 USD, and a full year membership is $56.75 USD (this is the best deal). Memberships can be purchased on www.ecobuddies.com by clicking the "Become A Member" button on the home page.

What is the benefit of buying a membership?

EcoBuddies members get the following perks:

  • The ability to personalize their hamster avatar with a huge assortment of costumes.
  • The ability to buy a house and make it their own with cool furniture and accessories.
  • Early access to new games.
  • Full access to all new worlds and content as EcoBuddies expands.
  • Full access to special member events.
  • Will soon have the ability to buy their very own virtual pet and take care of it.

Why does EcoBuddies charge a monthly fee?
EcoBuddies is a safe and fully moderated site that is advertisement free! We decided to go with a monthly membership model because a lot of parents don't want their children subjected to advertising. The monthly fee allowsEcoBuddies to be fully moderated by live moderators, allowing us to make EcoBuddies as safe as possible. The monthly membership fee also allows us to continue adding great content to the EcoBuddies world, making the child's experience dynamic and exciting.

Can my child still play EcoBuddies for free?
You bet! EcoBuddies is free to play for anyone. Here are some of the features offered for non-members:

  • Non-members can play our amazing mini games.
  • Non-members can chat with friends using either "normal chat" or "safe chat" modes.
  • Non-members will soon have their own free items.
  • Non-members will be able to attend most special events and parties.
  • Non-members can still enter and participate in any contests.
  • Non-members will have full access to all eco-inspired and educational content.


This past year has been amazing and we have had a great time working on EcoBuddies! The best part has been watching the EcoBuddies community take shape. We are looking forward to an amazing 2009 and have some very exciting things in store.

On behalf of the EcoBuddies Team
Thank you!

Chad Greenway, CTO
EcoBuddies Interactive Ltd.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Glitches and Crashes!

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 1:41 PM 3 comments
Hi EcoBuddies community!

I just wanted to let you know that we are currently making some major upgrades to the EcoBuddies site this week so there might be some more glitches than normal. Thanks for your patience. We have been working around the clock to make sure that this goes as smoothly as possible!

I also wanted to say that we will be uploading all of the fixes for the houses and very soon you will be able to decorate and have parties anytime you like!

Thanks so much!
The EcoBuddies Team

Sunday, January 18, 2009

What a great drawing!

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 12:29 PM 1 comments
Hey Buddy!

Check out this amazing drawing of Pikachu! There is a front and even a back and the coloring is just right!

Nice work!
Shazam!
Pesto

Friday, January 16, 2009

EcoBuddies Partners with Primary Games!

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 5:19 PM 0 comments
On January 21st, Ecobuddies will be playable on www.primarygames.com, bringing the world of Ecobuddies to an ever expanding Primary Games community. This partnership will ensure that EcoBuddies reaches as many people as possible, making our online world busy and vibrant. Get ready to make new friends!!!

The EcoBuddies Team

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Poetry Contest For You!

Posted by Pesto and Violet at 12:12 AM 0 comments
Hey Buddy,

We are going to have a poetry contest here on EcoBuddies!  Here are the rules.....the poems have to be about hamsters!  That's it!  Write a poem dedicated to your favorite EcoBuddy and submit it via email to: 

moderator@ecobuddies.com 

I will post all of the poems here on my blog and the winners will get some awesome prizes.  The winners will be announced on March 1st.

Shazam!
Pesto