Archive for December, 2009

It´s an icy world..

December 22, 2009

Hello fellow restauranteurs! Restaurant City has been updated with new items and limited dishes!

As the frozen wind howls outside , inside your restaurant you are toasty warm, despite having dewcorated your restaurant with the icy cold theme of the week. Let all your customers stare up at the Northern Lights and dream of an arctic adventure.

Before I start on showing you all those new items for this week, I also want to make sure you are aware of the 25% off sale in the ingredients market when purchasing ingredients using Playfish Cash. This is definetely the time to stock up on those ingredients, and a perfect time to get those ingredients you need for those missing Limited Time dishes!

This week there are 3 new limited dishes for you to unlock! These dishes are perfect for this time of the year with the Santa´s Hat of Treats for starter, the Snowman for Dessert and the very festive Gingerbread Milkshake as a new option for the thirsty customers. It all sounds very yummy anyway!



Gingerbread Milkshake (dessert)
Santa´s Hat of Treats (starter) Snowman (dessert)

You can unlock all these dishes until Midnight January 5th. If you have not unlocked the dishes before that time, the dishes will disappear from your menu, so you need to hurry and collect those ingredients.

Once you have unlocked any of the three dishes, you can upgrade them to a level higher than level 1 at any time. You can upgrade them also after the limited time period, but you need to remember to learn the dish you want to keep in your menu. If you haven´t learned the dishes (got them to at least level 1) before the period is over, they will disappear from your menu, however you may be able to buy these recipes in future.

For the outside of your restaurant your week you can start on the icy cold theme, you can find a Penguin statue to place in front of your restaurant, and even an igloo roof! Give your restaurant the icy cold treatment and go all out with the new theme, make sure you check out the animated Candy Cane Lamp.

Igloo Roof
Igloo Window Igloo Door Igloo Walling
Festive Sock Decor Green Present Red Present
Purple Present Penguin Statue Candy Cane Lamp

Go all out with the icy theme for the inside of your restaurant, with the Ice Table and Chair as well as the fantastically carved Ice Sculpture. But let´s not forget what time of year it is, so check out the 3 new functional items the Reindeer, Red Bed and the Santa Statue. The Reindeer item will add 2 points to the max popularity, but remember that it can only do that once, no matter how many Reindeers you put in your restaurant.  While the Santa Statue will make all your customers wear the very festive clothing that is santa and elf costumes, the Red Bed will allow one of your staff to rest 25% quicker.

Reindeer (functional) Red Bed (functional) Santa Statue (functional)
Igloo Window Igloo Doorway Ice Blocks Wallpaper
Ice Table Ice Chair Ice Sculpture
Ice Tree Festive Fireplace Santa´s Boot
Icy Floor

And finally, you will notice when logging into Restaurant City between December 25th and December 31st that you will receive a gift from all of us here at Playfish. A Giant Snow Globe! Happy Holidays!

Giant Snow Globe

By the way, make sure you become a fan of Restaurant City and make sure you check out the fan page every day for the next 3 days or so to claim your free Orange! The links expire after 24 hours, so check back regularly during the next 3 days. Make sure you check back also after these 3 days have passed, as we will still be issuing an orange every now and again through our fan page!

Gingerbread, Gingerbread, Gingerbread all the way…

December 15, 2009

Hello fellow restauranteurs! Restaurant City has been updated with new items and limited dishes!

The Gingerbread theme is definetely continuing this week with an array of new Gingerbread itesm for the inside of your restaurant! Gingerbread theme not for you? Then check out the new items for the Garden area and the icy inspired items for the outside of your restaurant.

Garden area – flowers and musrooms!

Daffodils White Flowers Mushrooms

Gingerbread theme is definetely what to go for for the inside, but not forget the animated candy pole or the amazing decorative presents to get your restaurant in the full party atmospehere. Make sure you do not miss the Gingerbread Bed which will make your staff rest twice as fast, or the Gingerbread Toilet which will work twice as fast! Both these items are only available until January 4th 2010.

Gingerbread Bed (functional) Gingerbread Toilet (functional) Gingerbread Basin
Blue Present Green Present Gold Present
Large Present Pink Present Candy Pole (animated)
Gingerbread Double Door Gingerbread Window Gingerbread Divider Block
Gingerbread Divider Tree Trunk Table Tree Stump Chair

For the outside of your restaurant you can now go for the Icy Look with the Icy Crystal, the Snowy Roof and the Snowy Tree!

Icy Roof Brown Brick Wall Ice Crystal
Golden Bells Snowy Tree Snowy Sign
Giant Candy Cane

And finally, 3 new limited dishes for the holidays. The Festive Turkey for main course, the Yule Log for Dessert and the Festive Hot Chocolate as a new drink option is sure to please your cstomers this holiday season, what more can they ask for?

Festive Turkey (main course) Yule Log (dessert)
Festive Hot Chocolate (dessert)

You can unlock all these dishes until Midnight January 5th. If you have not unlocked the dishes before that time, the dishes will disappear from your menu, so you need to hurry and collect those ingredients.

Once you have unlocked any of the three dishes, you can upgrade them to a level higher than level 1 at any time. You can upgrade them also after the limited time period, but you need to remember to learn the dish you want to keep in your menu. If you haven´t learned the dishes (got them to at least level 1) before the period is over, they will disappear from your menu, however you may be able to buy these recipes in future.

Make sure you let us know what you think about our latest addition of items, limited dishes! Our players opinions are always very important to us.

Introducing our festive decorating competition!

December 9, 2009

The holiday season! A time for family and friends, extra calories and, of course, decorations. Houses, gardens, tables, streets… everything gets a makeover!

Here at Playfish we know how creative you guys are and how much you love decorating, both in Playfish games and in real life. “So!” We thought “How about a festive decorating competition!” And that’s what we did!

It’s clear you like to create all kinds of amazing ideas so we don’t want to limit you too much – maybe you’d like to make your home in Pet Society look just like your home in real life with all its traditional decorations?

Or perhaps you could use inspiration from your favourite Playfish game to make decorations in real life: Restaurant City greetings cards, Country Story tree decorations, Crazy Planets wrapping paper…

There’s no limit to what you can do, just take the concept of Playfish style festive decoration and see where it takes you!

There’s some great prizes up for grabs for our favourite Playfish style decorations so we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Now here’s the best bit: this time we’re looking for 20 decoration masters! Yup, that’s right! 20 winners who’ll all get amazing prizes! What prizes?

Well how does this sound: a Playfish 2010 calendar, a goody bag of Playfish and EA merchandising, plus the following prizes:

1st place wins “Apple I-Pod Touch 8GB”, 2nd place 500 PFC, 3rd place 250 PFC, from 4th to 10th place 100 PFC and from 11th to 20th place 50 PFC.

We’ll be taking entries until December 23rd at midnight GMT and winners will be announced on Friday 8th January.

Just make sure you agree with the Terms & Conditions prior to entering!

A reindeer´s favourite

December 8, 2009

Hello fellow restauranteurs! Restaurant City has been updated with an array of new items  and new limited dishes!

The Holiday magic is continuing this week with new items for the holidays as well as the new stove and fridge inspired by the up-coming holiday season. Will you be going for a gingerbread theme this week or a candy theme, or will you even be able to fit in your Large Festive tree?

The Festive Stove will cook food 10% faster while the Festive Fridge will allow your waiters to serve drinks 10% faster, both these items are only available until January 4th 2010.

Festive Stove Festive Fridge

For the outside of your restaurant we have Gingerbread windows and doors, as well as Bubblegum, Winegum and of course the Green and White Holly. This will ensure your whole restaurants gets into the holiday spirit.

Gingerbread Window Gingerbread Roof Gingerbread Door
Gingerbread Tile Gingerbread Banner Gingerbread Tree
Gingerbreadman Orange Bubblegum Green Bubblegum
Red Bubblegum Pink Bubblegum Orange Winegum
Green Winegum Red Winegum Pink Winegum
Candy Cane Decor Candy Swirl
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White Holly Holly

For the inside of your restaurant, you can continue the gingerbread or candy theme with the gingerbread walls and the candy chairs and tables, but let´s not forget the decorative Festive Tree and Presents!

Candy Chair Candy Table Festive Bench
White Present Giant Festive Tree Red Present
Festive Tree Gingerbread Wall Gingerbread Floor

Make sure you check out the 3 new limited dishes, mmm, I´d definetely eat at a restaurant that served any of these dishes!

This week there is one starter, the Reindeer´s Favourite, made up of only carrots of course! I am not sure if I would eat a Gingerbread House for main course, but it is surely yummi!  For dessert, you can now serve the Festive Pudding which I am sure will go down a treat with your customers.

Reindeer´s Favourite (starter)
Gingerbread House (main) Festive Pudding (dessert)

You can unlock all these dishes until Midnight January 5th. If you have not unlocked the dishes before that time, the dishes will disappear from your menu, so you need to hurry and collect those ingredients.

Once you have unlocked any of the three dishes, you can upgrade them to a level higher than level 1 at any time. You can upgrade them also after the limited time period, but you need to remember to learn the dish you want to keep in your menu. If you haven´t learned the dishes (got them to at least level 1) before the period is over, they will disappear from your menu, however you may be able to buy these recipes in future.

You will also notice that if you go to the Gourmet Street, you will now find restaurants there  – also your cleaners will now clean your outside seating area.

Make sure you let us know what you think about our latest addition of items, limited dishes! Our players opinions are always very important to us.

Let the festivities begin!

December 1, 2009

Hello fellow restauranteurs! Restaurant City has been updated with an array of new items , new limited dishes and an abundance of new features!

It´s  the time for the Holiday magic to start early this year, let it spread throughout your restaurant and surroundings.  What can be more appropriate for Holiday decorations than a Restaurant centered on snow! It is definitely time for the red, green and white theme with Snowy Floors, Snowmen, Chairs and tables covered with snow and let´s not forget the pine trees or that Santa Statue! What will your holiday restaurant look like?

We have decided to give you your Holiday present early this year, so make sure you read the whole blog post, I think you will be surprised!

Frosty The Snowman is a functional item that creates snowy footprints for your customers, make sure you create the perfect Holiday atmosphere for the inside of your restaurant.

Festive Chair Frosty The Snowman (functional, leaves snowy footprints) Festive Table
Festive Wallpaper Candy Jar Snowy Floor

And this week when you enter your restaurant I am sure that you will have noticed the large For Sale sign!  You can now expand your restaurant by buying outdoor space!  I am not sure if December is the month for alfresco dining, but I am sure you are able to create a warm and cozy outdoor area for the holidays! How much outdoor space you can buy depends on the level you are on, the higher the level, the more outdoor space you can buy.

We also of course have added some greenery for you to use with your new outdoor space. Note that floor tiles can currently not be used in the outdoor space, but we will add this functionality in a later update. Remember also that outdoor items can only be used outdoors and not inside your restaurant. We are looking forward to seeing the creative use you make of the new area in the Forum Gallery!

Blue Daisy Iris Pink Tulips
Sunflowers Green Bush Red Berry Bush
White Flower Bush Pine Tree Snowy Pine Tree

You can also this week find two new Arcade Machines, to purchase. The Crazy Planets Pinball Machine will let you earn 1 coin for each time one of your customers use it.

And then there is the Deep Sea Arcade, this will also let you earn 1 coin for each use, but you can also play on it! SImply click on it and then click “play”. You control the fish by using your mouse. Holding in the left mouse button = fish floats upwards. Letting go of the mousebutton = fish floats downwards. You can view your friends high scores by playing on the machine in their restaurant.

Crazy Planets Pinball (functional, earn 1 coin per use) Deep Sea Arcade (functional, earn 1 coin per use + you can play on it!)

Now, a quick tour back to the Holidays! You have already seen the inside decorations, now it is time to take a look at the decorations you can use on the outside of your restaurant. This is not for the outside area, but for the front of your restaurant building. Make sure you check out the snowman, as he will make it snow!

Angel Decor Pine Tree Snowy Banner
Snowy Pine Tree Snowman (functional, he will make it snow!) Santa Statue
Snowy Roof

To complement your Holiday themed restaurant, there are also four new limited dishes! Latkas for Starter, Festive Glazed Ham for Main Course, Mince Pie for Dessert and finally the new Eggnog Drink. We have also introduced new ingredients to the game, Raisins and Orange, so you will need to go and do some ingredient hunting before the time runs out. Good Luck!

You can unlock all these dishes until Midnight January 5th. If you have not unlocked the dishes before that time, the dishes will disappear from your menu, so you need to hurry and collect those ingredients.

Once you have unlocked any of the four dishes, you can upgrade them to a level higher than level 1 at any time. You can upgrade them also after the limited time period, but you need to remember to learn the dish you want to keep in your menu. If you haven´t learned the dishes (got them to at least level 1) before the period is over, they will disappear from your menu, however you may be able to buy these recipes in future.

Latkas (starter) Festive Glazed Ham (main course)
Mince Pie (dessert) Eggnog (drink)

As if we have not been generous enough in the countdown to the holidays, we have added more levels! Whereas before, the maximum level was 32, the new maximum level is level 65! Imagine that, 33 more levels to conquer! As you level up you can now buy items exclusive to those who have reached that level.

Floating Crystal – Level 35 RequiredOne man´s trash may be another man´s treasure, but
with Floating Crystal everyone´s trash becomes treasure! You
even get an occasional bonus for clearing it. Effect: Occasionally
gives 2 coins for clearing trash.
Giant TV – Level 45 RequiredDo your customers queue around the block?
Do you measure the waiting time for a table in years?
Just add one giant TV for them to watch and they´ll be a lot
more patient! Effect: +1 second to customer´s waiting time.
Wishing Well – Level 55 RequiredCustomers throw coins into the well and make a wish,
You get the coin and they get to make their wish*
Everyone´s happy!
*Wishes may or may not be granted Effect: earn 1 coin for each use.

 

(customers won´t actually make wishes!)

Egyptian Obelisk – Level 65 RequiredThe Egyptians knew a thing or two about restaurants if this obelisk is anything to go by.
Just install one in your restaurant for a +2 bonus to your maximum
popularity! Effect:
+2 bonus to maximum popularity. Effect does not stack.

And finally – make sure you are on the lookout for the Gourmet King.  You can find the Food King in your friends restaurants  out in the street. He may even be sitting at a table, sampling one of the dishes. When you click on him, he will allow you to post a feed to your wall. This feed can contain ingredients or exclusive dishes.

If you find him, you will not get a reward yourself. You must post the feed to your wall in order to give the reward of your choice to your friends. For you to get any dishes or ingredients from the Gourmet King, your friends must find him and post to their wall. You then need to follow the link in the feed from your friends.

Gourmet King

Make sure you let us know what you think about our latest update. Our players opinions are always very important to us.