Little Big Snake is closing out the year with another surprise upgrade. We’ve been secretly developing a brand new feature for the game and are finally ready to debut it. That is right, folks, Pets are here! We all love pets, don’t we? Whether it's dogs, cats, bunnies, beetles, or snakes: Pets are what make most people's workday lives bearable. And your favorite snake-friends in Little Big Snake are really no different. Think about it, these snakelets spend their whole lives alone in a vicious arena where their sole purpose is to struggle and slither their way to the top of the leader board. Often they don't make it – there is always a bigger snake after all. So, why go it alone?
In Little Big Snake just like in real life, pets offer companionship, a sense of purpose, and some pretty cool abilities to compliment or contrast your own playing style. See, these new pets aren’t just for show, they don’t just boost morale, and they do a lot more than act as vanity accessories. These pets have their own individual suite of upgradable abilities and they want to use those abilities to help you on your mission to own the pit and become the sultan of slither!
The pets in our latest update are all completely autonomous. You won’t need to worry about controlling them or switching over to manage their performance. All you have to do is choose the one you want and get playing. That choice is important when it comes to dealing with these pets because no two of them are alike, well, technically they are “alike” in the broadest of terms but to be more accurate you would maybe say “no two are the same.” Our pets all exist in a variety of different categories like brawlers, idlers, and gluttons. And as of this writing, there are ten different ones to choose from. We’ll describe the process of unlocking each pet, finding them, and them upgrading them in the following paragraphs. Stay tuned for a little bit of a breakdown on their powers, abilities, and some neato tactical tips as well! First of all, you’re going to need to get yourself a Pet. Right now we have a built-in pre-requisite of players being at level 10 before they can unlock their pets. So, if you haven’t reached level 10 yet then bookmark this blog, open another tab, navigate to Littlebigsnake.com and get grinding!
For those of you who are already level 10 or higher, let us continue.
After you’ve signed into your account and hit play you should be brought to the menu section. Along the bottom of the screen is a bar with icons linking to Shop, Lair, Evolution, Achievements, and now Pets! Click on the Pets icon and it will bring you to the Pets sub-menu. Here you will see a division between the Pet Kennel and the Pet Squad. To unlock a Pet you’ll need to hit the Search button in the Kennel section, this action will cost you 99 Rubies. At this point, an animated slot machine should show up and you can pull the arm on it by clicking or tapping on the handle. After a few seconds, an egg will pop out, and voila! You’re the proud owner of your first Pet! While there are different genres of Pets like Brawlers, Idlers, and Gobblers, there are also different categories of Pets based entirely on their rarity. For example, the most common type of pet available is the Ordinary category. The less common pets are categorized as Epic, Rare, and Legendary respectively. Now that you have your first pet you’ll want to select them within the Kennel box. You’re now ready to play with your first Pet! But, be warned, for the Pet doesn’t just automatically come tethered to your snake-friend at the beginning of play. Assigning the Pet in your Kennel only gives you the opportunity to find it on the map after you’ve begun playing. Now that you have your first pet you need to learn all about evolving their skills. This is done by collecting more randomized cards and feeding them to the Kennel in order to upgrade your Pet. As you make upgrades you will see nominal improvements and advancements in the Pets stats and the execution of their particular abilities. You can also unlock more spaces in the Kennel to fit more pets which you can also later unlock and upgrade. This will give you versatility in your play style and allow you to test different Pets with different abilities at varying skill levels in order to perfectly tweak your play style.
We’re also utilizing a resource called “Feed.” Just like a real pet, you’re going to need to keep your Pet fed, and in this game that feed is going to be crucial in the maintenance of your pet's abilities. For example, Feed can be used to double your Pets invulnerability time and re-spawn rate for 24 hours. This is done by collecting and feeding the Pet cards you have no use for, thus, even if you get a few Pet cards you don’t need or want while you’re searching for pets, you’ll be able to use whatever you find in some capacity. It is never a waste to keep searching. If a Pet hasn’t activated its 24 hours of invulnerability you also have the option of knocking it out of the sky and eating it! This is a function that must be used strategically so munch wisely, snake friends.
Well, that is basically it for now gamer-friends. Obviously, the nuance and minutia of such a massive update are going to be lost in the paltry thousand or so words spent on this blog post. If you really want to get a handle on how this all works and the nitty-gritty of the new mechanics you’re just going to have to head on over to Littlebigsnake.com or check it out in our IOgames section and play it yourself. Remember, the true power and beauty of a game like Little Big Snake is exactly in the way our players can shape the experience and customize it any way they want. We’re not just developing games here, we’re designing experiences! The kind of stuff you want to invite your friends to play, it makes you want to be a better player, to discover combos and strategies on your own. So, keep playing the games and we’ll keep pumping out more features, more upgrades, and more fun than you can shake a snake at!
Assuming you can shake a snake that is.