I am one of the few on here who still enjoy virtual pet games. I found an interesting one online that I wanted to share. Folks say it works well on mobile, but this one is kind of complex. Here's the description.
Novilar is a free-to-play Virtual Pet RPG. Some highlights of gameplay include exploring to collect resources, crafting new items using Alchemy, collecting and customizing your pets, going on quests, and participating in the dynamic world of Novilar. Players can use a customizable Human Avatar to chat with NPCs and with other players on the Forums, and celebrate in monthly festivals. There's something for everyone to enjoy!
There are a couple of accessibility issues with the game which I have let them know about, but There hasn't been a new news item since 2021 so I don't know how quickly they will get fixed, also, I am not sure if they carry over into mobile. Even with these issues, the game is very easy to navigate and use. I was really impressed with that from the beginning. Now for the issues. Setting up a human avatar is doable. They have the graphics labeled for that, but you can't tell what you pick in certain sub-categories, such as mouth styles, and eye shapes. They are labeled like Eyes15 and stuff. So I suggested giving the graphics more descriptive labels. The clothes, and some of the extra facial features are described though. Buying stuff with the desktop site is a little different. You have to click on it with either an actual mouse, or mouse keys, but I am not sure about Ipad. On my iphone you have to select the text first, but it seems to be unreliable. After you buy something, you have to come back to the shop to buy more, or the dialog box you need won't pop up. I've expressed all of this to the staff, and I haven't really heard back, but the forums are still active, and the player base is still around, so I am not sure what to think about it. They also have a discord, but I haven't joined. I was hoping some more people could give them feedback on what needs to be done to fix the issues. Well, enjoy. The link to the websight is https://www.novilar.com