Kim Kardashian has decided to shut down her hugely popular simulation mobile game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, after nearly a decade of glamour and success. The announcement was made by the reality TV star herself, who expressed gratitude to her fans while revealing her decision to pursue new interests.
Kim Kardashian shuts down her famous mobile game after 10 years of fun
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, which was released in 2014, quickly became a sensation, with over 42 million downloads in a short period. Players could create their celebrity avatar and navigate the difficult path to stardom, which included encounters with A-list celebrities and completing various tasks to gain popularity.
With the game’s approaching closure on April 8, 2024, it has already been removed from both the App Store and Google Play stores, leaving no room for latecomers to experience the virtual Hollywood lifestyle. Fans who log in now will see a farewell message advising them to spend any in-game currency before the lights go out permanently.
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’s revenue model leaned heavily on microtransactions, a controversial aspect of many games. K-stars, the in-game currency, allowed players to spend on various virtual luxuries such as clothing, furniture, pets, and energy boosts. Despite Kim’s public disregard for this method of payment, the game made over $200 million in its first year alone, with approximately $45 million going to the celebrity.
Devoted players, some of whom have been a part of the game’s community for nearly ten years, expressed their sadness at the news. As the virtual Hollywood curtain falls, players reflect on the end of an era, saying goodbye to a game that has had a significant impact on their lives.
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