Animal Jam Play Wild Mobile App for Android & iOS

At the beginning of 2014, we first heard the news that Animal Jam would be coming to mobile devices like Android and iOS.  Nat Geo has already made a couple of mobile apps like Tunnel Town and AJ Jump, but they have yet to release a full version of Animal Jam for mobile.  We haven’t heard much news on Animal Jam mobile since 2014, until now…

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Last week there was an article published that confirmed the coming release of Animal Jam Play Wild for mobile and gave some additional details on how the game will work.  First of all, it looks like the app will be called “Play Wild” and will be released some time in April 2015.

Play Wild will have many of the same features as the browser version of Animal Jam that we all know.  The map appears to be the same as the online version of Animal Jam, although they don’t have all of the areas added to the beta version yet.

Many Jammers will be happy to hear that Play Wild will NOT have a membership subscription like the online Animal Jam has.  Instead, players will be able to purchase individual animals for a rumored cost of $1.99 per animal.  Some animals will also be available for free to all players.

Current Jammers will be able to login using their Animal Jam username although it’s unclear which animals and items will transfer from Animal Jam to Play Wild.  I’m guessing that everyone will still need to purchase additional characters if they want them, but we will see.

Now, onto the even more exciting part!  In early January, Nat Geo released a Beta version of Play Wild for Android users to test out.  Unfortunately, I don’t have an Android device but I was able to view some of the reviews and screenshots from players that got in on the beta.  Thank you to Snappy Dresser and Mimi5000 for sharing their experiences!

If you have an Android device and are interested in signing up for the beta version of Play Wild, click here to sign up.  If you are selected, they will send you the information for how to download Play Wild onto your device.  I’m not sure how long the beta testing will last but it’s worth a shot to sign up and be one of the first Jammers to get Play Wild!

Play Wild Beta Screenshots

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This is the proposed map layout for Animal Jam Play Wild.  As I mentioned above, it’s pretty much identical to the Animal Jam map but not as detailed.  You also will probably notice that there are no water areas yet and Kimbara Outback is not pictured.  I’m guessing they will add these areas eventually and maybe even some new ones too!

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Here’s another shot of the Play Wild game map.  It looks like you can zoom in on different areas to get a more detailed look at how they look.

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When you first start playing Play Wild, you’ll have to select an animal at the beginning.  The Bunny, Monkey, and Wolf are the only characters available in the beta so far.  Rumor has it that the game will arrive with 7 different animals available and more will be added over time.

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Here’s another screenshot of the Play Wild animals.  This one is from Nat Geo and not from the beta version.  As you can see, the Fox, Panda, and Tiger are also available here.  It looks like the Fox will be a premium character that needs to be purchased using money.  The premium or diamond animals will each come with a special ebook with information about that species.

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Once you choose your animal, you’ll be able to customize them with special colors, designs and items, just like in Animal Jam!

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As you can see here, there are plenty of different ways you can customize your animals in Play Wild.

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There are also tons of items you can buy, just like in the browser version of Animal Jam.  The items list in the beta version is pretty small but I’m sure it will grow over time.

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When you login to Play Wild, you’ll see a version of the Jamaa Journal.  I’m guessing it will look similar to the Animal Jam version but will probably have some different news based on what’s going on in Play Wild.

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One thing that I’m very excited about with Play Wild is that you’ll be able to explore the world of Jamaa in 3D.  Instead of just getting an overhead view of Jamaa, it’s a more in-depth view so it seems like you’re actually there!

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Here’s an inside view of Club Geoz.  How neat is that?!

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Stores in Jamaa also feature the full 3D views so you’ll be able to explore them even further.

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I just love how Play Wild looks in 3D if you haven’t noticed already!  Doesn’t Coral Canyons look awesome with all of the plants and everything in 3d?!

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Jammers will also be able to have a den in Play Wild.  I don’t think it will be the same as your Animal Jam den though.  You’ll probably have to make a new one from scratch, but that’s part of the fun!

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Last but not least, some of the mini-games from Animal Jam will be available in Play Wild.  Here’s a screenshot of the Falling Phantoms game.  It’s unclear which games will be included in Play Wild but hopefully they will add some new ones too!

Here are some more screenshots I found from Play Wild.

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221 Comments
  1. This is amazing

  2. i have a android tablet and i have looked at my store i billion times and yet it says there no animaljam play wild plz help 🙁
    Replyi have a android tablet and i have looked at my store i billion times and

  3. Omg BEING BACK BETA ITEMS PLZ I’m begging you I seriously just got scammed of my black long green and black headdress and green worn so plz bring them back

  4. I really want Betas so bad and plus the Beta days didn’t have scamming or hacking but now they have it and the people who play this game and got scammed or hacked they will just leave the game because they got hacked or scammed so if you can just bring the Betas back I will be so happy and the jammers too :3 🙂 😀

    • I want a pet so bad I want every pet and things for pets they are so adorable I can die for them sooooooooooo baaaaad!!!!!!

  5. what collected cheat 5.000 dimonds and gem

  6. HOW DO YOU PLAY ANIMAL JAM’S PLAY WILD BETA?!?! I’VE BEEN WANTING TO PLAY THAT GAME FOR A LONG TIME NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁

  7. OMG I CANT WAIT TO GET THE APP

  8. I’m gonna get it right now 🙂

    And I wonder if it logs in with my computer version, Cat43339.

    • Yes it logs in with your computer account, but it does not transfer animals (or anything really). But it can tell whether you are a member or not, and if you are, it gives you sapphires every day you play as a little “thank you”. Sapphires are like diamonds, but they are used for a lot more things and you need a lot more of them to buy stuff.

  9. its awsoeme

  10. I absolutely adore the game but its not fair when you have to pay Real Money just to get a artic wolf or a tiger or a tree house or any of those epic animals+Dens So can you please try and make diamonds in the play wild so we dont have to waste money on a animal or a den!

  11. Is there a wolf Hideout? i think there was one but I cannot find it anywhere, People say its in the east of Crystal Sands but NADA

    • There’s two wolf hideouts? huh, Animal jam is really making me concerned

  12. zoey84644 is the normal animal jam if you want to be my buddy and i am a member

  13. the play wild means the 3D one

  14. am.. oh and you now the normal animal jam and play wild one am can you use normal animal jam one then?? :I

  15. mui bien

  16. Do you need internet on the app?
    If you do pleas tell me!

  17. I was a BETA tester for play wild. Watch you tube to see play wild updates

    Play wild was amazing but they added more features after BETA ended.

  18. Omg I really want to play that game!!!

  19. i want to play this but my i pad is broken!

  20. i want to play aj play wild!

  21. how to download aj playwild beta in mobile plz link me

  22. What if its over????????

  23. Does anyone know when the game will be out? I’m a little late, and the link won’t work anymore…

    • Wait… I just looked at more comments, it says for andriod and ios, but then another comment from Play Wild says NOT FOR ANDRIOD. COME ON AJ, WE WANNA PLAY TOO.

  24. But i guess famous ppl dont care about ANYTHING they only care about spikes and headdresses for some reason 🙁

  25. i have a android tablet and i have looked at my store i billion times and yet it says there no animaljam play wild plz help 🙁

    • It will come out for android at a later date, it is currently out for apple products though.
      Hope this helps!
      🙂

  26. I have a android 101 tablet but when I go on the play store and search up: Animal jam play wild.
    Only Tunnel town and AJ jump comes up. On the aj news it said that the game is in the APP store but I only have the play store…. Someone please tell me why I cant and whats the difference between app store and play store? =(

    • The difference between the App Store and Play Store is:

      The App Store is for: Apple IPad IPhone and IOS and other Apple devices.

      While the Play Store is Different.

      The Play Store is for: Androids and other devises similar to that.

      So if you have an android your out of luck 🙁 hope this was helpful

      • Yes, thank you. But does the App Store only come with IPhones? As in, is that the only way of getting to the App Store? T h a n k

  27. I hope in this app does not have paying to membership I hope free membership:-)

    🙂

  28. Gee, thanks!

  29. Don’t worry Rosemary! I know that you want the app, me too!

  30. I want play wild so bad 🙁

  31. I have a tablet aj!!!!!!!! When will u think about others?

  32. How do you sign up on the computer and play on the computer D:

  33. i was offered to be a beta tester but for some reason it wouldnt let me download it :'( i feel so bad now because they arent accepting testers anymore

  34. oi jammers

  35. hey I was wondering I’m not a beta tester but how do I download it on my mini iPad just asking

  36. Actually, when you talked about “premium” animals, I think the diamond meant it had to be purchased with a diamond, which is on daily spin. And, speaking of that, hopefully it will be in Play Wild. It also looks like member items will be able to be purchased by non-members. Jam on!

  37. I want to join beta but,i have send them a request and they dont answer bc its over,and i just a android i must wait a year cry???.

  38. Does anyone know how to play this on Mac?

  39. for those who are asking “will it cost money” or “when the full version is up will it be available for ios” im here to answer your questions on the old aj website before daily explorer it states that this app does not cost money (cant find the cite any more) and on daily explorer its states coming soon to the apple store so dont worry

  40. My friend was able to get it for her ipad, (think it was a 5) and I have a samsung tablet but it doesnt work on there!! It’s Augest 2nd!!!!!!

  41. i also have a kindle fire HD
    i hope i can get it on that too :3

  42. i hope it can by on samsung (google play app store) soon!

  43. Play Wild is so awesome even though I don’t think it is released yet. But they’re getting to that part that is the most fun part of making it to me lol. I think for my birthday, I will be getting a tablet that is either an Ios, or an Android. The one that is cheaper is the one i’m getting. An Ios, and an Android is the only devises that they are getting released on. So, I think the Play Wild app is gonna be in those devises’ app store. I am so exited for it to be released and when I am getting a tablet that is either an Ios, or an Android!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just cant wait till it will be released!!

    By: Lauren Kahler

  44. i have a ipad mini and i looked it up in the i tunes store i also have IOS on it how do i get the app

  45. Can you beta test this with a Samsung device?

  46. And another thing the Fox Tiger and the Panda will come out as new species if you play nice don’t use rude words and don’t scam then new species will come to PlayWild!

  47. Hi again guys! The app is only released in Canada newzeland and Australia still not in U.S. and only for IPad use for now but don’t worry! You just need to go on your apple settings and change your region! Then go on your App Store and type in PlayWild it should be there 🙂 I did not figure this out myself I found found out this information from WootMoo Aj on YouTube couple more things my farther would not let me do it because he would be worried if it would change his time settings on his computer and phone, but it does not it will only lag a little on PlayWild when you change your Region. Your region is changing your time zone to the time of Canada newzeland or Australia it can be either one of those three but the catch is you can’t have money on your account if you do it won’t work.

  48. HOW TO GET THE PLAY WILD FOR TABLET???!!!???!!! >:((((

  49. I can’t wait for this app to come out but will
    You be able to play with people who play on desktops? Also will the app need wifi? Either way this app SOUDS so awesome and worth the wait

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