Cute-Fight is an online game you play with your real life pets.
Here’s how it works: You create a profile for your pet and upload a few photos. Now you’re their manager, they’re your fighter, and you can challenge other fighters to cute-fights. If the fight is accepted, it goes to the community for voting. The winner gets a virtual trophy and goes on to fame and fortune. (Note: fortune not included.)
Why do this? Because we love our pets, but it’s time they earned their keep. Because who hasn’t had Rocky fantasies? Because we’re tired of talking about ourselves online, so we might as well talk about our pets. But most of all, because it’s fun.
Hey, you’re cute. Let’s fight.
Cute-Fight is currently seeking angel investors.
Who We Are
Derek Powazek has been building websites since 1995 and is the author of Design for Community: The Art of Connecting Real People in Virtual Places. He previously founded Fray, JPG Magazine, and has worked on Blogger, Technorati, and MagCloud. His first pet was Lizzie the Lizard, who he rescued from elementary school bullies and was, truth be told, not very nice.
Devin Hayes has been a tinkerer since day one. After successfully dismantling his crib and car seat on numerous occasions, he went on to dismantling and reassembling his parents’ electronics. He’s worked with wood, metal, electronics, mechanics, and for the last decade, everything internet. His first pet was a hamster named Lightning, named for the speed at which he was able to draw blood.
James Goode is a charming designer who’s done work for MagCloud, Fray, and Pixish. He thought his cat Camino was a boy until he took him to the vet for the first time and found out he was a she. Since then he’s had soft spot for mercurial ginger felines. He believes that kittens should be applied liberally to all areas of life.
Chris Bishop is an artist who works as PBS KIDS Interactive Creative Director by day and by night makes t-shirts with humping unicorns and paintings of pretty girls and robots. When he was a kid, he caught a Parakeet in a laundry basket and named it Bird. His parents never believed that he didn’t just buy it at a pet store.
With Huge Thanks To
Heather Champ, who helped develop the original idea and cheered us on every step of the way.
Michael Irion, for essential engineering support.
Patrick Mahoney and Brian Zisk of the SF MusicTech Fund for their early and continuing support.
And of course, you! Thanks for making Cute-Fight go.