A very popular online game more than a decade ago, Habbo Hotel sees hundreds of thousands of players return to the website. Traffic on the site has tripled in the past month, maker Sulake said on Tuesday.
According to director Valtteri Karu of the Finnish company Sulake, the number of users has increased by 213 percent since February 25. Hundreds of thousands of new and returning users are involved. "Now that the world has stopped, more users have joined," says Karu.
Habbo Hotel players check in to a virtual hotel. With a layout reminiscent of classic video games, the hotel consists of rooms that players can decorate and where they can meet other players to chat or play games.
The game was released twenty years ago and was very popular especially among young people. Habbo Hotel , however, was overtaken by social media platforms such as Facebook.
Sulake is owned by the Dutch company Azerion and the Finnish telecom provider Elisa.
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