Origins is a browser-based virtual pet and avatar community, focused on all the fun, interactive features that have made Virtual Pet sites last through the ages! Players are currently able to create and customize their own avatar to best represent themselves around the forums and on their profile page. Our website is still a work in progress, with plenty of room to grow and flourish.
We have a dedicated team of talented individuals who have been working hard to get Origins to where it is. And we realize that the site will need a lot more elbow grease before it's finished. While we all know how to work, we also know how to play and we recognize that Origins, above all, should be fun and uplifting!
Our aim is to offer users an engaging, Asian-inspired experience. We will be releasing a plethora of mythical creatures for you to collect and breed, while later integrating a fantastical world of RPG! Origins is a site on the rise, looking to bring everything beloved in the Virtual Pet genre right to your computer screen.
Want to see for yourself what Origins has to offer? Registration is Open!
Using a variety of items, you'll be able to fully customize and finalize your first generation pets on the site. Choose between an expansive color palette for every aspect of your pet, from fur and gene colors, to eye and accessory/background colors. With the click of a button (and a confirmation just to be safe!) the item will be consumed from your inventory and your pet will appear in your Haven!
We are going to have four unique starter species; manticore, sorako, eastern dragon and kirin. Our starter genes will be a wide range of basic, common designs such as tiger stripes, puzzle, fawn, and many more!
What are genes exactly? They're essentially markings. Genes come in packs of 6-10 designs and are usually available for use on every species; with some exceptions. When you purchase a Gene Pack you'll have to open it to access the individual genes, which you can then bind to your account or sell to other users (packs will be tradeable as well). Once a gene is unlocked on your account, you'll never need to purchase it again! You can use it on any first generation pet, even newly released pets providing they're compatible with each other!
What do I mean by "first generation pets"? That's a reference to our breeding and lineage tracking features. Breeding is going to be fully automated, allowing you to pass on unique genes and even unique/rare species based on percentages, rarity and sheer dumb luck. ;) Lower generation offspring with tidy/pretty lineages are meant to be prized and sought after. Building your breeding harem, collecting rare pets/genes and establishing your bloodlines will be the focus of this system!
Players will have a variety of gorgeous clothing and accessories to choose from, allowing them to best represent themselves however they choose! With quality bases and a wide range of color combinations, Origins’ massive array of hairstyles, clothes and features allow for hundreds of different avatars. Be unique! Mix it up with Origins avatars whenever you want!
We would like to give this feature a much needed upgrade, making it more intuitive and user-friendly so that designing your avatar is the fun, exciting experience it's meant to be!
Improvements include drag and drop reordering for equipped layers, unequip all and equip from preview options, search functions and numerous other "quality of life" tweaks that we've all been longing for!
In addition to fixing the existing system, we also want to add a few new features! Such as allowing for additional avatars (instead of being limited to only one of each gender), an option to save/equip from/share designs, wishlists and more!
Once Origins has secured its foundation, we will be expanding our world even further! With the assistance of the Legendary Guardians, each with their own realm and specialization, players will be able to take on quests to exotic lands and learn more about the vivid world of Meimyaku the Tree of Origins. In the future, Origins aims to combine the most loved features of popular pet sites with the interactive, exciting world of RPG.
Origins is incomplete and our hope is to have enough money to tackle the aspects of the site that need to be upgraded, fixed and added. Some of the changes we hope to make are small, but important, like improving the wardrobe so that it's more user friendly and giving the forums more functionality. But arguably our most important task is releasing the pet feature. With your help, Origins will be able to do all of this and so much more!
The core of the Origins team is made up of a group of friends who have been working together on the site for almost 5 years. We have also been joined by fabulous artists and skilled programmers who are excited to shape Origins with us!
Exclusive Witchy Set - $10 (included in Witchy Woman)
- Complete Witchy FA Set
Exclusive Pets - $10 (included in Beast Master)
- Pair of Wendigo OR Majouneko
- 1 Wendigo and 1 Majouneko
Currency Pack - $15 ($25 worth of JB!)
- 250,000 Amber Blossoms
- 25 Jade Blossoms
Pet Starter Pack - $15
- 2 Spirit Talismans (basic pet creation item)
- 2 Basic Gene Packs
FA Starter Pack - $15
- 2 FA sets of your choice (includes limited/retired items - excludes KS rewards)
- This is for items already released on the site that can be previewed here. Some exclusive items (such as the NaNoWriMo rewards) are not included, however most of our Limited or Seasonal sets can be chosen!
Breeding Starter Kit - $25 (Included in Pimp Daddy)
- Basic Breeding Item
- Scryer's Talisman (allows users to pick the look of the offspring)
- Mystic Infusion (allows users to replace the color range of one parent with another chosen color range - Example: swap blue range to yellow range)
- Unstable Infusion (allows users to replace the color range of one parent with a random color range)
- Essence Infusion (allows users to include a third color range in addition to the two ranges provided naturally by the parents)
Design with Jess - $50 (Limit 6 - 0/6 Claimed)
- Design a Gene (not a pack) with Jess that will be used in a future site release
- If 4-6 are claimed they will be released together as one pack
Custom Gene Pack - $100 (Limit 4 - 4/4 Claimed)
- A 6 gene pack that will be unique to your Gen1s (passes on in breeding)
- THESE HAVE ALL BEEN CLAIMED AND ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE!
Custom FA Doll - $100 (Limit 4 - 0/4 Claimed)
- A custom FA doll of your choice. (Preview)
- Some restrictions apply.
In the event we reach our funding goal, here are some extra goodies to strive for!
We understand that not everyone has the extra jingle in their pocket to offer monetary support, but you can still help Origins by simply spreading the word! Whether it's a tweet, a like, a reblog or even just signing up to our mailing list, your contribution is very much appreciated!
Origins is KickingItForward! We believe in the spirit of Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sources and this is our way of helping others share their dreams, too!
Risks and challenges
Origins is not a new concept. The site has been in the works for almost 5 years and has a dedicated team of professionals to keep it moving forward. That being said, all projects face obstacles. Ours have largely been financial. If this Kickstarter is successful it will open the door for us to finish laying the groundwork by covering artist and programming expenses.
It's always possible that there may be delays. We're planning to have all the upgrades and new features released over the course of the next few months with a date of completion no later than February. In the event that timetable changes we will be in touch with our backers and members and give plenty of updates on any situations that may arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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