Hey there Monkeys,
It is with great sadness that I must announce the closure of the online virtual world MiniMonos.com, as of Sunday, May 12th 2013. MiniMonos has been a huge joy and massive amounts of work by many people. We can no longer keep the world going, and develop the apps that we are so excited about at the same time.
Everyday for the last four years we have been delighted, moved, and inspired by the community of kids who are part of MiniMonos. Our team has worked so hard to make the world what it is because we are excited by what kids can do to make the world a better place.
Almost 1500 of you have had eco- projects approved. Hundreds of awesome monkeys have commented on our blog, written guest posts, created your own fan blogs, and contributed art and fun into our world. You have helped us to adopt orangutans through Orangutan Outreach, made donations to Born Free Foundation’s Lion project, WWF’s Tiger Initiative and given clean water to other kids in India. You monkeys are amazing people!
Thank you awesome monkeys for the love you have shown us, and each other. You are the most inspiring group of people I have ever had the joy of knowing and monkeying around with.
Like us, many of you will be sad, disappointed, and maybe even angry at this news. Those are normal and OK feelings to have. We have been feeling the same way! I hope you use these last few weeks of MiniMonos to hang out with your friends, complete the levels and make some last memories of the world. Get together with your friends and party on… Bananatastic will be hosting parties right until the last day!
We hope you will take pictures and post your memories to our blog, and tweet us too! If you send us some of your favourite pictures, we will post them online. I still have some wonderful screenshots (remember the first 50 monkeys? The first x-powers?), and I would love to be able to collect yours too. Please send your screenshots and pictures to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be planning some big events coming up to the last weekend and will keep you posted on what those are! We will be having a HUGE party on the 12th, keep an eye out for details. We are hoping that a lot of the staff will be around that day to party up and say goodbye.
We are really sad to say goodbye to the virtual world, but super excited about what a difference you will make in the real world.
— AlphaMonkey and The MiniMonos Team
OFFICIAL MINIMONOS TIME MESSAGE FROM TOMMYPP AND TECHNOBANANA:
We are extremely sad right now.
The loss of another great virtual world is just over the horizon.
When Tommypp first started playing MiniMonos, there was only about 40,000 Monkeys, now there is over 1,000,000 Monkeys on MiniMonos.
Like many others, it comes with great sadness to hear this news, I cannot believe that such a great virtual world is shutting down, when I first read this news, it was SUCH a huge surprise to me.
I was talking with AlphaMonkey recently, I knew something was up, she didn’t seem too happy, I thought something bad was happening, I thought to myself, I really hope she is okay, I thought she may have been unwell. She explained how it’s hard to keep a virtual world these days. I really hope this is some kind of joke, I can’t believe this, the MiniMonos Team had so much planned and now, it’s going. Over the past 3 years I have had so much to do with MiniMonos, I had so many exciting oportunities from MiniMonos. Now, I am sitting at my computer crying. 😦 This announcement came to me as a surprise. I am keeping myself calm and trying not to get mad. I am scared my house will flood soon! I will still be in contact with EVERYONE and I am excited to announce that MiniMonos Time (My blog) will be still up and running for atleast another 2 years! You can get all the news about MiniMonos shutting down right here very soon: MiniMonosTime.com
I hope the MiniMonos Team hold a VERY VERY special party and all of the staff including the old EcoMom, AlwaysMonkeys, HatMan, MissDawg and LittleStone all are online!
It’s going to be a tough year for me, although I have exciting things coming up, this is terrible.
Please always remember me and stay in touch with me: @TommyppMM on Twitter and I will be making more ways to stay in touch with me!
I LOVE THE WHOLE MINIMONOS TEAM! I know I will definitely be attending these parties (I hope!!) and I really really hope that maybe one day, MiniMonos will come up again, maybe this year!
Hey Monkeys. Yes I have heard the news and I am very sad.
This blog took a lot of work to make it good. It worked. Everybody enjoyed it and I do too.
Without me, Tommypp would’ve had trouble with this blog. It’s a good thing I came along.
MiniMonos was such a fun game and will still be. I met lots friends on there.
My life will continue on and I will still have fun. I’ll be out there still. Even though I didn’t complete my goal to make it to 1 year of playing
I still think it’s sad that MiniMonos Is Closing. Never thought it would come this soon.
Thank you, for everything you’ve done for me, every monkey out there who helped me out on the way….especially you Tommypp, Thank you.
I am thinking of starting a donation box on MiniMonos Time for people to donate money to MiniMonos in.
Like I said before, this has come to me as a massive surprise and I am SO SAD right now.
I will stay as calm as I can be, I promise!
Much love to everyone at MiniMonos, take care, and I promise I will always be by your side.
Thanks so much for all the fun!