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UPDATED: Webkinz Friends and Tail Town Friends Applications to shut down on August 31st 2014


Ganz has announced that the Webkinz Friends and Tail Towns Friends Applications will be shutting down on August 31st, 2014.  This closure will affect both the Facebook and iPad versions of the game. While the application was popular with Webkinz Insider members, the application never found a large audience on Facebook or through the App store. Due to the lack of audience the development team experienced limitations in their "ability to add new content and give the game the attention it deserved."
 
As of Today (July 29th, 2014), Webkinz Friends & Tail Town Friends will no longer allow new players to sign up to play via Facebook or the App store.  All payments have also been suspended due to the pending shut down.  Current players, however, will be able to play as much as they desire as the energy requirements will be removed from the game. The prizes exclusive to Webkinz Friends will be added in due time to Webkinz World, to ensure that all members have the opportunity to enjoy them.
 
UPDATE (August 2nd @ 9:30am KT):  We have received multiple reports of  ads and news articles within Webkinz World directing members to the Webkinz Friends application.  The ad featured on the left instructs WI member FIA to hold on to their pet's secret code in order to participate in Webkinz Friends.  Members have also reported seeing daily News updates in Webkinz World mentioning exclusive prizes to be earned on Webkinz Friends.
 
While it may appear that GANZ is promoting the Webkinz Friends iPad app to members, we have no way to confirm that the application's shelf life will be extended in any way.
 
 At this moment in time we can only reiterate that, based on the previous update provided by GANZ, the Webkinz Friends application will be shut down at the end of this month.

Re: Webkinz Friends and Tail Town Friends Applications to shut down on August 31st 2014

I guess it is time to send over all my prizes I worked so hard to get, that will now be available for everybody to win.

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So sad, but I guess this is the way that it happens. One day this will be the announcement for Webkinz too and then all the money spent on pets and Estore items will be gone. A sad day indeed!

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I hope WW will continue to stick around. WKF seemed to take Ganz staffers away from WW, so now WKF and TTF are closing, maybe there's more hope for WW to bounce back?

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So said to hear about the 2 games closing down but glad that they will incorporate the prizes into ww, wf prizes were great. Thanks for the updated info.
I hope this means that ganz will be focusing more on Webkinz, it does have some amazing games. He's hoping!

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WOW Bummer to both games closing - just got back into them again

crossing my fingers that webkinz stays afloat.
had a few games close on me lately I guess that means real life is calling.

Half surprised about the news I had heard rumors Ganz was going to close the games but was hoping it would just be rumors

wonder what will happen with webkinz junior haven't ever play that one

time to get back to decorating the webkinz rooms and cleaning my dock

Bummer again I say


just wanted to add thanks to any players that I met in the game and helped me

Re: Webkinz Friends and Tail Town Friends Applications to shut down on August 31st 2014

WOW I spent a lot of time playing WKF & sent lots of prizes back to WW & berries etc..I quit playing about 3 months ago but lots of my Friends still played it!!
Thanks for the news !!

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I am shocked they mentioned WI members! At least they hinted we actually exist!

It is sad about WF, I never got the chance to play........................... However, hopefully it will give them to time to make improvements to the Webkinz site! Assuming of course, they don't shut it down................................................. I would be fuming, if that happened!

View Post Originally Posted by alt1981black
I hope WW will continue to stick around. WKF seemed to take Ganz staffers away from WW, so now WKF and TTF are closing, maybe there's more hope for WW to bounce back?
That is exactly what I was thinking! I do hope they don't shut it down with Mr. GANZ death..
That would be terrible..............................

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Ok, I must admit that I wasn't expecting this one!! I know so many users who play both games, especially tail town friends. They are both really fun games!! The only draw back for me was how slow webkinz friends was. But I really enjoyed playing both games and I will be sorry to see them go. I'm hopeful, as others have expressed, that Ganz will now be able to concentrate on WW and continue to make improvements and keep the game running smoothly.

Thank you for keeping us posted!

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Well, I am glad in a way because I would rather Ganz pour their creativity & money and effort into Webkinz World

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i don't play either of these games so i'm safe phew

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I had started out doing Webkinz Friends and found that I was too obsessed with harvesting, and it was taking too much of my time. So when Facebook decided that I might not be a real person, since my critter graduated from Kinzville Academy, and they asked for verification by a cell phone number, I just quit playing. (I didn't want gaming stuff on my regular FB page. Wanted to keep them separate.)
I also hope that this means that more resources will go towards programming and promotions for regular Webkinz, and perhaps Amazing World. I also hope that they will bring back the seasonal hamster mazes, and maybe make a new one or two mazes. It would be nice if they could change the programming for the hamsters to make it unnecessary to download the Unity Player, since that seems to cause a lot of problems.
I'm sorry that those of you who loved playing these games will have to give them up.

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I'm honestly not surprised - I didn't even know about either of these programs and now seeing they had them could understand why Webkinz was starting to lose quality on the online version.

Add to it the whole "One Webkinz World" competition - which featured a LOT of advertising of sorts for them (Through the social media sites and such), I could see that it was indeed an issue.

They were spreading themselves far too think that it was going to turn a lovely grilled cheese sandwich into burnt cheese and toast. (Old confusing saying - but they had overplayed their hand with the additional games IMHO).

Hopefully this will bring back the appeal of Webkinz and folks will play it more so we don't see an announcement they're closing Webkinz for good.

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Oh my gosh. This is so crazy - I just started Webkinz Friends two days ago. I was coming on here to get some advice about how some things work and found this article. I am totally bummed!
I sure hope they never shut down WW. I would be so depressed. And I have like 30 pets waiting to be adopted!

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*Sigh* I saw this coming. I began playing it but I couldn't acquire the taste for it. However, like many facebook games, it had to come to an end at some point. That's one of the reasons why I don't play facebook games anymore (I don't have a facebook period!) because of the fact that they'll be a hit when they first come out, and after a year or so they usually end up shutting the game down. Somewhere I read that the average "lifespan" of a facebook game is about 2 years, if that. I know there are some games that have been going strong (like "Candy Crush" *shutters*). How long was this game available for?

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Wow! Didn't see that coming. Hopefully they will still keep WW and Amazing World open.

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View Post Originally Posted by alt1981black
I hope WW will continue to stick around. WKF seemed to take Ganz staffers away from WW, so now WKF and TTF are closing, maybe there's more hope for WW to bounce back?
its not great that they are closing webkinz friends, but yes hopefully they will focus their time and energy on WW now.

Re: Webkinz Friends and Tail Town Friends Applications to shut down on August 31st 2014

....thanks for letting us know missgnomie....

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I have to admit that my only reason for playing WF was to get prizes for WW. I was just getting around to reorganizing my town. I was also spending a lot of time working on challenges for family members on Facebook when i would rather have been playing with my Webbies. My husband really liked being a city planner, though and was very competitive about his town quality. I am hoping that if Webkinz ever goes away, they find a way for us to buy something for our home computers so we can keep our pets alive.

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Well, sad, but the game was slow, I stopped playing webkinz Friends anyways. But when they did the announcement at least they said they will focus on Webkinz, and Amazing world. (But I only care about Webkinz)


Webkinz Frends was a good idea, but even the parents prefer to just play the regular Webkinz, and if you don't have a Webkinz account why bother playing webkinz Friends?

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Aww, what a shame. These games were really cute.
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