Valley of Unicorns
Valley of Unicorns is an adoptable pets game based around collecting and
raising a variety of mythical horses, in hundreds of different colors and
poses. Despite the name, unicorns are not the only pets featured; the game
contains an array of horse species including the winged pegasus, the aquatic
hippocampus, and the insect-like spring fairy. Most horses can be taken from
an adoption area or bred from the user’s existing horses, but other, special
horses can be purchased from in-game shops or earned during holiday events.
Clicking a horse causes it to gain a level, and an immature foal will reach
adulthood at level 150.
The game’s main currency is silver, which can be earned through clicking other
people’s foals, selling items and horses, and participating in site events. In
turn, silver can be used to purchase items and horses from both users and in-
game shops. Items can include food to help horses grow faster, trinkets to be
given to horses for aesthetic purposes, and apparel to alter a horse’s
appearance. An alternate currency, gold, can be purchased with real money or
traded from other players, and allows the player to purchase special horses
from one of the shops.
Though much of the horse art is done by professional artists affiliated with
the site, players may also get their own designs into the game by coloring
pre-shaded lineart that the site provides. They can then submit their designs
for the site staff to look over, and if the design is approved, they will be
charged a silver fee and their design will later be released for all players
Players may communicate with one another through both forums and a live chat,
the latter of which is only active when a moderator is online to watch it.