The service allows users to create their own Habbo character and design hotel rooms, meet new friends, chat with other players, organize parties, look after virtual pets, create and play games and complete quests.Habbo stemmed from a 1999 hobby project by creative designer Sampo Karjalainen and technologist Aapo Kyrölä entitled Mobiles Disco, for a Finnish band.When a user accesses the Hotel they are brought to a screen colloquially known as Hotel View/Landing View.
The service began in 2000 and has expanded to include nine online communities (or "hotels"), with users in over 150 countries.
As of August 2012, over 273 million avatars have been registered with an average 5 million unique visitors monthly.
Our launch in Turkey is the next big step on our global roadmap." Habbo's main feature is the "Hotel", and consists of a client made using Adobe Flash technologies.
The Hotel can be accessed by logged-in users via the Habbo Homepage.
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