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  • New Framework Conversions Additions

    Just an update to let you all know things are still being worked on. Often at a slower pace than I would like with working a full time job as well, but I have converted a handful of pages to the new framework. This will include some visual updates to make things be a little more modern and hopefully attractive while keeping things functionally about the same. The main reason this is important is so that we can upgrade PHP from older no longer supported version to the newer ones. All of this is important for the long term sustainability of the site.

    Of course larger feature requests and updates are still being worked on as well they just take a little longer to complete.

    The most noteable area that was updated was the vet clinic pages. So when you are viewing a clinic it's now up to date and when you are editing your own clinic. And on that note if you notice any issues in vetting or editing your clinics let me know so I can get it corrected right away. The branding page where you view your brand and update it has also been updated.

    Hope you are all enjoying your summer!
    Brittany(#13) Posted On: 2021-06-15 22:34:02
  • Finally Updates

    Hope you all are doing well in these crazy times! I apologize for the lack of updates recently. Life has been a little hectic for me even before 2020 dealing with different personal things in life so I didn't have as much time to work on personal projects. However Animal Acres is certainly not forgotten nor have I abandoned it. While I haven't had anything news worthy to post, I have done some behind the scenes updates and fixes with more to come.

    Site Search Updates

    The previous user search and animal search has been completely revamped. Functionality things are about the same, especially for the user search, but visually things look a lot better. For the animal search there have been some additions to make searching for specific animals for sale a little easier. By default the search is set to return the animals for sale low to high and not include deceased animals which can't be bought. But you can further configure based on the given options.

    If you find any bugs or have ideas for improvements let me know.

    Brittany(#13) Posted On: 2020-09-13 18:26:18
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy thanksgiving a day delayed for many of us and a week behind for those in Canada. Hope everyone was able to enjoy some time together with family and have a good meal.


    I think you may notice a cold front coming in as snowflakes can once again be found around the site.

    New Items

    You may notice some of the older items have been replaced with more to come. I purchased a couple item assets packs and have started updating them. The packs won't update all the older images, but hopefully will start to make a dent. I am planning some more updates as well though a bit delayed due to a recent hard drive failure. Thankfully no data was lost, however I have been having some technical issues getting my local environment setup for Animal Acres. I'm sure I will get it up and going soon though to get back to work on more updates. Here are some pictures of some of the new items!

    Rope dog toy with light blue and dark blue Dog rubber bone in yellow Flaming feather
    Brittany(#13) Posted On: 2019-11-29 17:13:21
  • Trick or Treat!

    You can find trick or treat bags over the next little bit while browsing the site so keep an eye out to collect some trick or treat bags which can then be traded into the pumpkin patch for rewards!

    Brittany(#13) Posted On: 2019-10-30 08:54:49
  • Survey - Future Direction Planning

    Back when I first bought Animal Acres I put out a Google Survey to get an idea of where the game currently stands, what people like and what people wanted to see updated. We have come along way since then so I thought it was time to put out another one as I plan even further updates for the game and it's future.

    All questions are optional so you can fill out some and not others, but the more that is filled out the more information I have to go on.

    Google Survey Link
    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2019-03-29 14:51:02
  • Server Issue - Downtime

    Sorry for the down time some of you may have experienced the past couple hours. Seems like the server was overly full. It has been updated now. Sorry for the interruption!

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2019-01-18 08:09:55
  • Mahjong Solitaire Released!

    Mahjong board in play

    Mahjong Solitaire is officially released to the world of Animal Acres. Earn Animal Acres Dollars by matching the different tiles together! You can earn up to 25,000 a day, but can play as long as you want.

    Play Mahjong Solitaire!

    Hope you enjoy!

    Reminder: Making or using anything to play the game for you is NOT allowed and is a bannable offense.
    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2018-12-12 13:03:48
  • Animal Image Bank Submission Process

    I have updated the Animal image bank process so it is a bit more steam lined and easier for me to add Animals to the site. Now instead of messaging me, you will directly upload the image file yourself on this page. Image Bank Submission page

    I'll get a notice when an image is added, so I can check it out and confirm it fairly soon after. Generally within 24 hours, but depending on holidays or other events it could be longer. If you have submitted something before, please submit it again through this process so I can actually get it added in.

    Hope to see lots more Animal added in!
    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2018-11-28 18:43:15
  • Voting Updates

    So I changed our voting provider to use Top Web Games instead. Not really sure why the other one stopped working, but I don't even have access to the account on that site and it wasn't anything on our end. Unfortunately this does mean some changes. Instead of voting once a day, it's going to be a weekly vote. That is just how often Top Web Games allows. To help compensate the value of item you can earn has been increased as well as the monetary amount you can receive which will now be a minimum of 10,000.

    Since goals were setup with a once a day vote in mind, I am not sure how I will proceed there. If anyone knows of any other game listing sites that allow voting feel free to drop a link in the comments. I chose Top Web Games because it was one I found, there maybe something better out there or a possibility to sync multiple instead.

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2018-09-27 23:10:19
  • New Goals System is Live!

    Goals system is officially live! You can now complete goals on the new system. The old system is still active, but will be closed down in the next couple days, so if you have any that you wanted to complete with that system you'll need to do that before then.

    As always let me know if there are any issues or problems you run into or have any questions.

    Butterflies Gone Away!

    Butterflies have gone away with the wave the colder weather. Trick or Treat bags seem to be finding there way back in however, though the Pumpkin Patch won't be open until October

    Chaiim Studios Discord

    I have created a Discord for my games which includes Animal Acres. We are now found on discord. Join us on discord:

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2018-09-26 20:43:57
  • Goals Revamp Preview

    The goals system is almost ready to be released! The final things to complete before release are making sure the rewards are balanced along with finishing testing to make sure all the types and rewards function correctly. There are a few more types I will be releasing later as well!

    In the meantime take a look! Go to New Goals Overview You won't be able to complete any of the goals right now, but you can see them and look at what prizes will be offered for each one. This is a great time to bring forward any thoughts on the prizes and if any should be changed to be increased or decreased.

    Keep in mind once this system goes live, the other one will be removed, so you may want to finish up any you are close to now! Most have overlap anyway, but prizes do vary across them to account for the different system and there are more goals types as well.

    Hope you all are enjoying the season. We have been getting nice warm weather recently and I have been enjoying it.
    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2018-06-09 12:29:57
  • New Layout

    I added a new layout, hope you all enjoy it. It's currently been set as the default layout and otherwise is selectable as 'Peaceful Pines' from your profile. Enjoy!

    I did some minor tweaks to some of the other layout colors as well. And you may notice the Animal Acres header is different too. I was really satisfied with the older text so took some time to create a new one today. Hope you like it.

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2018-04-21 15:27:07
  • Happy Spring

    Hello everyone. Hope you all are having a good spring time and had a nice Easter as well earlier this month. I have given out some May Flowers to everyone who has been active this past month. Their stats have been adjusted a bit along with an image update so hope you all enjoy!

    Shows Are Running

    I have received a number of concerned emails about the shows not running. There was a bug in the script that was causing it to fail, I found it and eliminated it. Everything has been run and should be up to date now. Sorry for the delays on that, it was a very specific case that was not happening previously, but once it was hit the shows were stopped until I found it.

    Votes Not Registering

    There have been increasing emails over votes not registering. I've looked into this and I am not seeing anything on our end that is causing this. I will continue to look into it but may need to see about switching the voter website if the issue can't be resolved. I am sorry for all the missed items and coins you guys would have been receiving on this. To help compensate for the lost money from this and the shows I've sent out 25,000 animal acres dollars to anyone active in the past two weeks.

    Snowflakes have Melted (Finally!)

    Snowflakes will no longer be found around the site now that spring is hopefully here to stay. Hoping we have seen the last of the snow at least around here, until next winter. Keep your eyes peeled for butterflies though!

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2018-04-20 22:32:45
  • Animal Profile

    Made some updates to the animal profile pages to hopefully be less clunky. This only affects your own animals and all the edit information. Harvesting has been converted to be a one click button option where you can click a keep button or sell button. Edit Details has been moved to a tab and there is a commerce tab where selling and studding out are handled. Harvest, Branding, and updating the Habitat are all on the main tab which is always loaded. Everything should function the same, just organized a bit better.

    Also updated so it lists what equipment slots are available or remaining still, so you don't have to try to remember or guess.

    2nd update today so scroll down so you don't miss the previous news post.

    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-12-02 00:34:45
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    I know I am a bit delayed but Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Enjoy a few pumpkins in light of the holiday!

    Trick or Treat bags are longer found on site so you'll have to wait until next year to get more. But snowflakes have made a return instead. So keep an eye out. You may also notice the Spooky theme has been removed as the default for now. Feel free to keep using it just set it by going to your profile and picking the Spooky theme option and you can continuing enjoying as long as you want.

    Have a Great Day!
    Anoua(#13) Posted On: 2017-12-01 21:59:58