Habbo Hotel, the game that most people remember for either for the virtual partying in the pool or 4chan, will be celebrating 15 years of continuous service next month. To celebrate this humongous occasion, Habbo Hotel will be featuring many prizes and contests throughout the month of August. Also being added will be a Hall of Fame that will feature players who have been playing it since the beginning.
Below is the Official Press Conference…
The long-running social hang-out and community platform reaches 15 years of active service on August 15th, with celebrations planned in the months leading up to the event.
Helsinki, July 6th 2015 – Habbo – the longest running teen virtual world – is celebrating its 15th Birthday this August. Originally created in 2000 as a digital chat room for a Finnish Music Band, ‘Habbo Hotel’ has enjoyed fifteen years of growth, evolution and community as one of the most iconic social experiences of our time.
Habbo creators Sulake are marking the occasion with a series of contests & prizes, the goal of which is to honour the players that have helped the service to thrive for so long. Players who excel in showing off their skill, imagination and passion inside Habbo will be immortalized in the brand new ‘Hall of Fame’ that will be released later today.
A series of five weekly contests will be held, and the winners will be commemorated and celebrated in a way that will endure for as long as Habbo remains alive, with a statue of their in-game avatar and the winning content being put on display for all to see.
Users will also receive a free gift for every day they log in between now and August 30th, as a “Thank You” for their continued support. A total pool of over 15 million in-game and physical prizes has been set aside for this celebration, and there is a grand prize competition that players can enter as well – more details on that soon.
“Turning 15 is a big deal for any game, so we decided to celebrate with our loyal community in the best way possible,” said Antti-Jussi Suominen, CEO of Habbo creators Sulake.
“Habbo continues to develop and we’re pushing the boundaries of where it can go over the next 15 years!”
The last decade and a half has seen Habbo hold the title for number one virtual world for teens, with over 300 million registered Avatars to date, with over 4 million app downloads. The recent addition of iOS and Android apps means that players can now hang-out and have fun wherever they are, whenever they want.
For more information on Habbo, visit their website: www.habbo.com
Habbo is available for mobile on iOS and Android devices as well as PC via web browser. Habbo offers a unified experience across platforms, so you can take the game anywhere you go. Express yourself, build rooms and make friends in a popular role play virtual world! Explore and create awesome rooms in a vibrant retro-pixel-art style virtual world. Take the community wherever you go and role play in daily activities and competitions. Habbo is completely free to play. Includes optional in-app purchases.
:: Features ::
- MAKE FRIENDS & CHAT with millions of teens worldwide
- ROLE PLAY & EXPRESS YOURSELF with awesome clothing and accessories
- BUILD YOUR OWN WORLD and hang out with friends
- CREATE YOUR AVATAR to impress with the right gear for any occasion
- JOIN COMMUNITY GROUPS like armies and mafias
- CREATE EPIC ROOMS and explore millions of spaces made by others
- TRADE RARE ITEMS with other players and run your own stores using a trading pass
- COMPETE IN COMPETITIONS like quizzes, events and quests
- 24/7 Live Moderation
This app requires an internet connection to work and offers in-app purchases. You may disable in-app purchasing using your device settings. Seehttps://support.google.com/googleplay for more information.