I think I found a game that may be somewhat similar to VMK, though I've only scratched the surface of the game so far. Some of you may already know about it, but for those who don't, here's what I can tell you so far: Skylanders: Spyro's Universe is still in beta but I believe you can play it for as little as $8. Basically, you buy Skylanders figures at stores. They come in 1-character packs, which retail for about $8 at Walmart/ Sam's Club, Target, Best Buy, and Game Stop or $10 at Toys R Us, or you can get 3-character packs which retail for $20 at most stores or $25 at Toys R Us. There is also a starter pack that you comes with a console video game (completely separate from the online game, but in the same universe) and three exclusive figures, including Spyro (that little purple dragon from Playstation games of the '90s). The starter pack retails for about $70 for most consoles and PC or $60 for Wii. Each character you buy comes with, in addition to other things, a code that you can enter in the game to put that character into the online game. The characters are divided into "types" (think Pokemon) with each type of character having different abilities. During the tutorial, the guide will ask you to add a Magic character, a Water character, and a Tech character to the game, which are the 3 types that come with the starter pack, so I'm not 100% sure what will happen in the game if you don't have those three types, but I'm sure it will let you advance. As for gameplay, once you add a character to the game, you can click on the ground to move, like VMK. While you are at your home base, you can play three different mini-games to earn coins and experience to level up. One of these three is similar to angry birds, another involves using a gun turret to shoot down airships attacking your home base, and the third game is a "tower-defense" style game, where you have to stop enemies from stealing your gems. Depending on what type of character you are currently using, each has a different ability to use in each of those games. You can also leave your home base and go to a central hub, which I believe changes with the time of year, because right now, it's all snowy and the guy that flies you there is wearing a Santa hat. At the central hub, you can socialize, send friend requests, etc. I believe there are also more games and things to play there, but I'm not 100% sure, because I've only spent about 3 total seconds there so far. If anyone wants me to give them more details as I play through the game, let me know and I'll post more.