Epic Pet Wars began as an attempt to make money on the App Store. We saw how popular games like Mafia Wars were on Facebook, and we wanted to see if we could find a way to replicate the success using the iPhone. However, we… · More didn't want to just copy what was already out there. Instead, we took inspiration from Pokemon, and decided to build a social game based around collecting and battling unique characters.
In less than two months, we built the iPhone app, Facebook app, and standalone web version of the game. Apple featured the game and we made it into the top 10 apps in the US and many other countries.