It’s no secret that Habbo is played by many adults, but us adults most likely keep Habbo a secret. That’s right, I say “us” because I’m an adult and I play Habbo! But why? What is it that attracts over 20s to Habbo? Read on to find out.
To investigate further I took to the streets of Habbo and searched high and low for the over 20s community. Okay, that’s a lie, I just went to an “18+” room. Seemed a good place to start…
On first glimpse the room was dead. No one was talking, and I had doubts about being able to engage with these people. However, when I asked “Should only under 20s play Habbo?” BOOM. The room was alive and we had an interesting conversation about adults playing Habbo. Here are some quotes:
While trying to provoke a debate, I couldn’t help but sense some dishonesty. It was very clear that a few individuals were embarrassed to be playing Habbo…
and y’know what? It made me feel sad. 🙁
Why are we hiding our interest of online gaming!? Why are we embarrassed to play an online game full of other adults?
We log in to relax, feel good and gain achievements, just like many other games and apps. There is an allure to collecting rares, clothing and badges, as well as the ease to make friends and find a sense of community.
Habbo doesn’t lose its appeal when you have a birthday and suddenly become an adult! If anything, we stop playing because we sadly run out of time for ourselves.
When we have some well deserved free time, shouldn’t we be able to do the things we enjoy and NOT feel guilty about it?! Let’s shout from the hilltops!
Is it time Sulake stop calling Habbo “the world’s most popular social hangout for teens” and help us feel a little less embarrassed?
What do you think? Why do you play Habbo, and would you tell the world you play Habbo?