Ganz Offering Free Access to Webkinz World!
Late last week, I was in contact with the Webkinz Creative Director who told me about a little-known, but likely to become very popular this summer, feature now available in Webkinz World -- free accounts! As part of a new strategy to bring in new players, Ganz is putting Webkinz World into the "freemium" arena.
This morning, I created a free account and took the new feature for a spin. I was unable to get the "Create a FREE account" button to appear in either Safari or Chrome, so I ended up using Firefox to create it. The free members have a great deal of content that they can access, although some missions that they cannot complete do appear (for example, the Earth Day mission requires you to play Ant Mania, but free members can't play the game). You can choose either a Mutt or Domestic Cat when selecting the pet for your free account.
In my limited time playing the game (you can watch me play a really awful couple of games of Cash Cow in the video above), there seemed to be a great deal of things available for me to do in Webkinz World. Of course, you can upgrade your account at any time with a Webkinz pet code. The things I seemed to be able to do included:
- Quests / Missions to open up different areas of Webkinz World.
- Arcade Games - Wheel of WOW, Candy Bash, Wishing Well 2, Wacky Zingoz, Triple Strike Solitaire, Tile Towers, Polarberry Jam, Pizza Palace, Go-Go Googles, Cash Cow
- Alyssa's Star Quest
- Kinzville Academy
- Curio Shop
- Employment Office
- Webkinz Stadium
- Kinzville Park
- Adventure Park
Check out the video above (or click here to watch the video) if you'd like to see me trying out the new free account and being a terrible Webkinz Interior Decorator! Please subscribe to our channel, The Insiders Network on You Tube as well!
I'm very excited about this new option and path for new players to discover the charm and wonder of Webkinz World that all of us have come to love. We'd love to hear what you all think!
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- Maple Leaf