A Better World is...well...worlds apart from other Facebook apps. It's a game, yes, but more than that it's an interactive plaything that focuses not on fighting or accumulating riches, but rather on good stuff. Positive stuff.
I told you it was different. :)
It has the usual components: for instance you can customize your avatar (the "person" onscreen that represents you or your character) and there's a new salon in town where you can update your look whenever you like. Or whenever you have the "gold" to do so.
A Better World. Gold can be spent on a variety of things like the salon to update your avatar's look (new haircut, anyone?) or furnishings for your make-believe house in the game.
Yep, you have your very own house that you can furnish and decorate as you like. As you progress, new items and features become available. But again, this isn't about accumulating riches. There are plenty - and I mean plenty - of opportunities to earn gold, simply by doing a few of the things in the game - which are all positive and uplifting.
Take for instance the Gratitude Grotto, which you reach by going to the countryside. At the Gratitude Grotto, you can see what others are grateful for and even vote yes/no on how well those thoughts express real gratitude in the spirit of the game. Every time you vote you earn "do good gold". At the Gratitude Grotto you can also add your own grateful thoughts and others will vote on them, also adding to your gold supply.
Back in the village, you can visit your neighbors and even leave them surprise gifts. I see that my virtual neighbor in A Better World still has her Christmas tree up. :)
And send me a heart if you like. Since I'm single and not in a relationship at the moment, it may be the only Valentine I get this year. :)
Disclosure: I will be receiving an Amazon gift card from ToonUps as a thank you for participating in this campaign.