PetTinder – “Play a game, share the love, save a life.”

PetTinder! The game where you “match” with pets, or at least love them. PetTinder is a name mashup: PetFinder is a website that helps people adopt a pet. Tinder is a dating app that allows people to match for dates with a simple finger-swipe.

This game isn’t meant for your pets to date. It’s just a fun way to gaze upon cats and dogs (and bunnies and birds and reptiles) – real pets from animal shelters near you. It’s not about getting you to adopt them. You couldn’t adopt them all even if you wanted to! All you need to do is play the game, “love” with a 💜, and share them.

Collect game play badges for rewards and achievements, and follow the  leaderboard to compare your play with others.  But the real ninja skill of the game is that every time you Love a pet, you make a micro-donation to the shelter where it’s at. Because two of the problems of running an animal shelter are 

1) getting the right people to see the right pets at the right time to adopt, and

2) finding the money to keep everyone secure, fed, and healthy until then.

And this is a social game that helps us help them in any small way we can.

People who like animals and games – help make this game fun!

We’re looking for interested people to build a user community to try the app, develop it, and find ways to get it out to gamers (Millennials, their kids, their parents, and anyone else).  Want to know how to play? Read this article. 

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People who like getting things done: Help make this game reality!

We need marketers, graphic artists, and developers who can offer some time for this open source project on Github. We originally planned to code with React Native, but a Unity development environment presents other possibilities.  We also need back-end databases and reports. For now, it’s a labour of love that pays in beer and pizza and good feelings. The goal is to keep a low overhead to send the shelters the greatest donations possible. We need a good prototype and initial user base to persuade the first charitable beneficiary to partner with us to fund these shelters.

But we also expect it to become popular, so when it gets a lot of traction, it will need to employ the people who can actively develop it and provide support.

Are you one of these people? Sign up!

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