All good things must come to an end, right? Especially when they’re free.
This is exactly what happened with the online game I’d been having an on-again-off-again love affair with for the better part of my teenage and young adult life. In early 2009, the game was taken off the market and we were all left with an empty feeling of homelessness. Sure, Facebook was a huge deal by then, and we still had the original message boards (which were actually quite hoppin’ for the first little while), but it just wasn’t the same without the website being up. At all. The Facebook pages that were created had minimal activity, and we all basically went back to life.
Now, I can’t speak for anyone else that played the game, but even as life went on for me, there was always a thought in the back of my mind about how those people were doing, what had been going on in their lives since we’d all stopped playing. I managed to keep in touch with a few of them, but not nearly as many as I’d had the pleasure of knowing/playing the game with on a day to day basis.
Without SiSSYFIGHT to keep my online game time occupied, I tried out a few Facebook games and even started playing a couple of console games that I’d been letting collect dust over the years, but it just wasn’t the same. Any multiplayer game I tried out just “didn’t do it” for me, and I didn’t find the people near as interesting as the ones I’d some to know on SF. Sounds silly to you I’m sure, but I’d basically grown up with these people, and in a way, I adored them (Though most of them probably didn’t know it).
Apparently I wasn’t the only one that felt like that, either. Last year, the people that created the game started a kickstarter project to bring it back. The community banded together (seriously, I cannot explain to you just how strong an online community us SiSSYs are) and raised enough money to not only bring it back, but also enough to get a few extra features and outfits).
The game was supposed to be done by September.
Do you have a game or website that you don’t think you could live without? What would you do if you suddenly couldn’t play it anymore? Let us know in the comments!