DragonVale World is an iOS game developed by Backflip Studios and released on November 3, 2016, for iOS. The game is compatible with iPhone and iPad. It is a 3D sequel to DragonVale. DragonVale World is free to play and includes in-app purchases .
DragonVale World shares similarities with its predecessor, DragonVale, as it is a breeding simulation game which players develop habitats and display dragons in a park. Players earn the in-game currency, “dragoncash”, while their dragons are in their habitats. Dragoncash can be used to upgrade the park with food, expansions, decorations, and habitats. DragonVale World relies on a countdown clock when breeding/hatching dragons and completing tasks. Different dragons and tasks require longer wait times. New to DragonVale World is the ability for players to change their dragon’s appearance through the use of “spells” .
Gems are another important in-game currency in DragonVale World. Players can use gems to speed up breeding, hatching, and tasks. Gems can be acquired from Dragonsai dragons, completing various goals, and interacting with friends. Players may also purchase gems using real-world money within the app. Players may disable the in-app purchases feature if they choose .
There are 140  dragons to collect with over 100 new  dragons not seen in DragonVale. Each dragon has an element associated with it, with rarer “hybrid” dragons containing a combination of elements. There are 7 basic elements dragons can have: Fire, Jungle, Earth, Frozen, Fairy, Water, and Air. There is also a variety of Epic dragons. These dragons earn significantly more dragoncash and are difficult to breed. Their elements include Rainbow, Ancient, Sunken, Treat, and Zen. Dragonsai dragons live in a special habitat and generate gems. Zodia dragons are special limited time only dragons and their availability is coordinated with the signs of the zodiac.
DragonVale World is currently in version 1.11.0 and requires iOS 9.0 in order to play .
Backflip Studios was in the development of DragonVale World for two years . The company did a soft launch of the product in November 2015 . Backflip Studios’ original DragonVale was released in 2011 and still received support from the developer. The company continuously adds new events, new gameplay features and new dragons , with a total max park level of 90 and more than 340 dragons .
Concerns about future support for both games were put to rest by Backflip Studios Creative Director Matt Coohill. He said, “We have no plans to decrease the support for DragonVale and intend to continue offering a rewarding experience for the game’s loyal fanbase. We will use our extensive insights in this genre to provide exciting updates for both games.” 
Coohill also mentioned that DragonVale continued to add new players while DragonVale World was in soft launch and claimed that, “it’s clear that there is room in the App Store for both of these titles.” 
DragonVale World has yet to receive a score on review aggregator Metacritic as it is awaiting additional reviews. The one critic score has it at a 70. There are no user scores on Metacritic yet . DragonVale World has been rated 4.5 stars with 6632 customer ratings on the iTunes App Store . Its predecessor, DragonVale, received a score of 84 from Metacritic .
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