Reel FX Creative Studios (RFCS) has announced that its online educational and social game, Webosaurs, is now live following a yearlong open beta test. Based on the free-to-play model, with premium enhancements available for a price, Webosaurs is the brainchild of Reel FX Entertainment and Jacques Panis, who said he saw a market opportunity for boy-centered online entertainment after his twins found it difficult to find such content online.
Webosaurs’ official market release brings with it new content in the form of enhanced privacy controls, virtual pets, an arcade room, new quests, more Webosodes–educational, live-action clips–from Nigel Marven, new domains to explore, new games, and a virtual catalog to purchase various goods and services. A reconstructed homepage, virtual recycling program, expanded help, and a new parents page, as well as the ability to add more avatars to a user’s collection, round out the list of enhancements.
With plans for ancillary products ranging from RFCS’s iPhone app to a comic book series, Webosaurs is set to build upon its brand power. For boys–although girls can play, too–ages 5 to 10, Webosaurs combines action gaming with educational aspects to create a prehistoric experience in a COPPA-compliant environment.