14 November 2019 16:33

Moshi Monsters

Well, a game called Moshi Monsters which is popular among young ones and has 80 million registered players, is shutting down on December 13, 2019. In the game, players are required to choose a pet that they can nurture. Players can also communicate with each other while playing the game. Moshi Monsters game was released on April 16, 2008, and was created by Michael Acton Smith. Mindy Candy has developed the game.

It is an online game that runs on the Adobe Flash Player engine. The success of the game can be inferred by the number of players it garnered in just one year. Moshi Monsters registered 10 million players by the end of 2009. Mindy Candy extended the Moshi franchise by releasing Moshi Monsters Village in July 2013 for Android devices. Moshi's universe was further extended with the release of Moshi Karts in February 2014.

In June 2014, Moshling Rescue game was released for both Android & iOS devices. Amid these new releases, the popularity of Moshi Hunters took a steep fall in 2013 & Mindy Candy suffered a loss of £2.2m due to a drop in sales. Cut to now, Mindy Candy has decided to shut down the game on December 13, 2019. Game developers have also released an official statement on the Moshi Monsters website. The Moshi Monsters web game will be closing down at midday (GMT) on 13th December 2019.

Thank you for joining us on the first part of our monsterific journey and helping us make Moshi Monsters such a splat-tastic online experience! In the meantime we want you all to enjoy your final days with us, so enter these one-time use codes at to unlock special Moshi goodies: NOV2019ROX 2019FIREWORKS 2019REDRAINBOW 2019ORANRAINBOW 2019YELLRAINBOW 2019GRERAINBOW 2019BLUERAINBOW 2019INDRAINBOW The closure of Moshi Monsters will surely sadden the fans, but they can still play other Moshi Universe games including: Moshi Twilight Sleep Stories and Moshi Monsters Egg Hunt. Developer Mind Candy said the site is closing down because it currently runs on Flash, a web technology that creator Adobe is set to kill next year. "[The closure] has been on our mind for sometime, since that decision was made by Adobe in 2017," Ian Chambers, CEO of Mind Candy told Engadget. But Moshi Monsters had a very good run. It's been live for 10 and a bit years, and 100 million kids have engaged with it during that time. According to Chambers, the site is still surprisingly popular. "I don't know the numbers off the top of my head," he said. "But I'm still surprised by how many people play the Flash game. Even though we're having to shut it down, it's still a very popular web-based game. Moshi Monsters was created by British entrepreneur Michael Acton Smith and launched in April 2008. The site quickly gained traction and reportedly had 10 million players by December 2009. It was so large that Lady Gaga took legal action over a Moshi character called Lady Goo Goo. The company capitalized on its fast-growing success with a slew of merchandise that included toys, books, trading cards, musical albums, Nintendo DS games, and, in December 2013, a feature-length movie. By mid-2014, the Moshi Monsters community had grown to 80 million. In July, Acton Smith announced that he was stepping down as CEO and moving into a more creative role at the company. Acton Smith then acknowledged at TechCrunch Disrupt London, that engagement on the website was "coming well down" and current revenue was "not good." The company had already tried to adapt to the surge in smartphone and tablet gaming with Moshi-themed apps such as Moshi Karts and Moshi Monsters Village. Mind Candy also experimented with apps that didn't use the Moshi Monsters brand. These included Popjam, a kid-friendly version of Instagram that was sold to children's entertainment company SuperAwesome in September 2015, and World of Warriors, a strategy title that was shut down last year. Mind Candy hired Chambers in February 2016. Since then, the company has launched Moshi Monsters Egg Hunt, a mobile game about catching and hatching Moshlings, and Moshi Twilight Sleep Stories, a night-time audiobook app that helps children fall asleep. Egg Hunt is a completely free app that Mind Candy hopes will convert children into fans of the brand. Twilight Sleep Stories, meanwhile, is a subscription-based service aimed at parents who want a stress-free night-time routine for their kids. "We're not selling [Twilight Sleep Stories] to kids," Chambers said. Mind Candy was reportedly on the verge of administration in December 2018. "If you look at the number of families now engaged with Moshi, it's bigger than it has been for years," Chambers said. That success can be attributed, he added, to the company's new strategy around child health. "We're creating tools and services that parents can enjoy," he said. Moshi is now an IP that is going to focus on health and wellbeing of kids." The CEO recognises, however, the generation of children--most of whom are now teenagers--that played Moshi Monsters at its peak and are reacting to the site's closure with sadness. "[Moshi Monsters] is clearly something that had a very deep, meaningful impact on kids' lives," he said. Now we're trying to do the same with Moshi Twilight." The hit kids PC game Moshi Monster is closing its doors on December 13th, 2019. The 11 year sprint has been going strong but the developers just felt it was time to move on. The Moshi Monsters web game will be closing down at midday (GMT) on 13th December 2019.Thank you for joining us on the first part of our monsterific journey and helping us make Moshi Monsters such a splat-tastic online experience! Regardless of the date on which your subscription stops, you will be able to access the game and enjoy full subscription benefits until the site closes on 13th December. If you are a free user, nothing will change until the site closes on 13th December. Moshi Monsters