Saturday, December 15, 2012


*Major Changes*
-Fences no longer have a white background, the user can change the tile pieces lying within the fence boundaries to better decorate their park.
-Fences can no longer be placed freely on the map. Fences are locked into divisible by 32 coordinates, so terrain can be placed nicely inside of it.
-Animals will not continually get hungry, and go berserk. When the animal starts to get hungry, you will be warned, but feed the animal fast! As it will go berserk!

*Minor Improvement*
-The user can no longer place a tile on the same tile type. This is to prevent the user from wasting money.
-Removed text that explains each icon when advertisement is open.
-When the user goes into sniper mode, the text advertisement on GUI is removed.
-Removed helpful hints that loaded up once game starts.
-Facebook fix: When user has no friends that play, app will tell you and offer a link to share the game with your friends.
-Fixed bug that allowed player to receive xp for placing objects that failed.
-Fixed bug that created random fences on the top left corner of map.
-Fixed bug that didn't allow xp bar to update properly.

We are back to work on Online Zoo Builder. Expect more updates to come! Sorry about the hiatus! Enjoy the coming updates :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

[NEWS] Looking for testers, moderators, and more!


Were looking for anyone interested in being apart of the Online Zoo Builder testing/moderator (If you like) team! We need help figuring out how to make the game more immersible, interesting, and strategic to play! I really need help and I thought I would ask my fellow city building loving gamers!

Anyone is welcome, regardless of age or experience in gaming. When the game is complete you will be eligible to be a game moderator and beta tester of all the features to come to the game as we progress. Were looking for any kind of help, moderator, tester, artist, programmer, or anything that falls between! If your interested in working on a city building game, please e-mail me [] or respond to this post with your support! We will communicate on the Online Zoo Builder Forum as we work on the game. I look forward to hearing from your all!

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In other news...

Welcome to v.0.1.0:

-Fixed Facebook registration, so user does not have to refresh page manually
-Added XP when placing tiles
*Game Improvement*
-Clean entire park and mow entire park for price option. If your park gets messy, instead of playing minigames you can pay upwards of $75,000 to fix your zoo up.
-When an animal is hungry, they will become enraged and attempt to escape your zoo. If they succeed at escaping their enclosure they must be terminated by the player. When they are hungry no new guests will visit your zoo and your park rating will be reduced to 1.
*Bug Fixes*
-Rating system was too hard to improve the park, we fixed the system so the player can easily gain more than 1 star, but harder to gain 5 stars.
-Fences array is now dynamic (Determines how many animals reside in a given fence or object), filling in game data on the fly, instead of loading from database. Loading data from the database was inefficient and buggy.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

[UPDATE] New minigame/mechanic

DANGER! Animals can now escape their enclosures! When an animal in your zoo gets hungry, it will go into rage and attempt to escape its enclosure. When the animal escapes, the player will be alerted to the danger and will have to take down the animal with a sniper rifle. We are still working on this feature and trying to balance it with the rest of the game, but while we do that, why not give it a try? Just wait for one of your animals to get hungry and break out!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

[QUICK] Minor Patch (8/4/2012)

-Added a rule, so the player can no longer add too many animals into an enclosure. This is to encourage players to expand their park beyond the starting point. [*LIMIT* Small: 2, Medium: 4, Large: 8]
-Fixed the level bar, which after leveling up, did not reset.
-Fixed a critical bug, which allowed animals to walk out of their enclosures.
-Enhanced the mute feature, so it will now mute all sounds, instead of just the background music.
-Made all objects in the game, level dependent.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

[UPDATE] New Level System

We have added the base of the new level and xp system as promised. Players will now earn experience and gain levels based on how much animals, fences, and buildings they place. When the player fills the experience bar, they gain a level up. Players use level ups to build bigger and better buildings, get more animals, and get more perks. We hope you enjoy the new level system!

Friday, July 27, 2012

[QUICK] New features coming soon!

We have been reviewing Online Zoo Builder very closely over the past couple of weeks, and have decided to make a few adjustments to improve your overall gaming experience. We are currently working on the following features to do just that:
  • Animal sound effects - when you click on an animal, you will hear it groan, roar, or etc.
  • XP/Level System - Gain levels to unlock more objects.
  • In-depth mini games - Upgraded graphics and increased use.
We hope these upcoming features are getting you excited for the next update! Please send us your suggestions in the Online Zoo Builder Forum, so we could keep improving the game.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

[UPDATE] Introducing Mini Games

Introducing three new mini games which affect the state of your park!

  • Mowing the lawn per tile (Grass tiles will start to become unmaintained and begin to grow longer and longer, you will have to mow the lawn to bring them back to normal)
  • Cleaning animals (You will now have to clean animals to keep them happy)
  • Pick up trash (Guests will leave litter throughout your park and it will show on the tile, you will have to pick up the trash to keep your park clean)
Screenshots below!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

[NEWS] Welcome to Beta Testing

Online Zoo Builder is now open to the general public for beta testing. Please register here to get started! You will receive a free gift for becoming one of the first to ever play! Have fun :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

[NEWS] Online Zoo Builder Alpha #1

Welcome to the Online Zoo Builder website! The game is currently a work in progress. We plan to release it soon :)