Virtual Piggy checks into Habbo Hotel

Virtual Piggy checks into Habbo Hotel

Virtual Piggy, a firm which helps kids safely manage their money online, has integrated with social game giant Habbo Hotel to enable players to buy virtual credits.

Described by owner Sulake as a "multi-dimensional virtual community and social game", Habbo Hotel claims over 10 million unique visitors per month, 90% of whom are aged between 13 and 18.

Players can now purchase the in-game currency, credit, from their Virtual Piggy wallet, which has boundaries set up and controlled by parents to make sure kids do not overspend.

Jo Webber, CEO, Virtual Piggy, says: "Virtual Piggy provides Habbo Hotel with a parent-approved transaction mechanism for their users and will help age gate the community to ensure players are over 13."

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A Finextra member
A Finextra member 15 August, 2013, 08:57Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Am I the only one that feels highly uncomfortable at a supposed kids-saving scheme encouraging children to spend their money on an on-line game. How responsible is that?