Anyone remember Virtualpups?

Sweetblossoms

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I apologize if this isn't the right place to post this...Moderators feel free to move the thread. :giggle:

The game was still up last year, and I had been casually playing it. It was probably one of the first ever online games I had ever played. It was very popular back in the 2000's. It was sold to another individual, who had been working tirelessly on the website for years. He said he had some issues with his arm from what I remember and had to take it easy from coding etc. With just one person on the site and no future updates, it looks like it has been closed. :(

I can't even find the old discord server that they used to have :(. I check back from time to time to see if the website it back in the works.... the domain name is still there and this is the message that follows on it's only page:

"Virtual Pups
Welcome to one of the oldest MMOs in the world.
For years, players would breed and train dogs here, compete in events, and make real friends

Under Construction​

The site is currently shut down, but please check back in the future"


Does any one know what is going on with it? I would like to see a game revival ❤️
 
I'm very familiar with Virtual Pups. I used it play it before the site shutdown. It was very frustrating seeing the site went down. I really hope it comes back soon. Training my virtual dog in the game was so exciting.
 
I'm very familiar with Virtual Pups. I used it play it before the site shutdown. It was very frustrating seeing the site went down. I really hope it comes back soon. Training my virtual dog in the game was so exciting.

It's why I don't play many of these online websites anymore, they just shut down and take your work with them.
 
It's why I don't play many of these online websites anymore, they just shut down and take your work with them.
It's a very common thing with some of these games. Unfortunately, there's no way we could stop it from happening. It's to find out a pet site which looks like they are working on a long term project.
 
Hopefully they respond,but have they replied to other people on facebook?
Unfortunately, no they haven’t. I also sent them an email, so hopefully we’ll hear sometime soon.

There hasn’t been any new updates on their forum since 2019/2020. Dev log 5 - The November update
Did you check if they are on Twitter? I prefer using Twitter to reach out because they tend to be more active on their Twitter account.
They’re on twitter, but it’s been inactive since 2019.
 
Without any kind of compensation. It's very unfortunate the site went down and it doesn't look like it's ever coming back. Even if did, most of their players have moved on.
Yes, they must have moved on. Perhaps, I'd be interested in getting back to the site if it comes back but that's going to be based on what features they add to the game.