Virtual Pet Research

Virtual Pet Technologies, Uses & Benefits

and Market Case Studies

An Annotated Bibliography

Virtual Pet Design & Consulting Services

These papers are often used by people writing technical papers, thesis and disertations on virtual pets. We try to specifically encourage research in the history, use and benefits of "Virtual Pets." If you are aware of any virtual pet research papers not listed below, or working on a major paper in this area, please contact us.

If cite some of the references you find here in a technical paper, please cite this page as well.

If you are interested in the patent literature covering Virtual Pets, please visit our Virtual Pet Patents Page.

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We tried to categorize the articles by their main focus, but many overlap two or more categories. We suggest you browse the entire listing.

Specific Pets or Technologies

Behaviorial / Society Issues Surrounding Virtual Pets

Modeling / Simulating Existing Virtual Pets

History of Virtual Pets

Marketing Business Plan Presentations - Marketing Methods - Marketing Case Studies

Game Based Learning / Training / Teaching (using virtual pets to train / educate users)

Additional Resources

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