Finnish videogame developer Sulake announced a variety of LGBTQ Pride-themed items for social MMO game Habbo on 12th July. The items were added as part of the July Habbo Pride Festival event in an update following the announcement.
Habbo, formerly known as Habbo Hotel, is a social MMO pixel game and community geared towards teenagers and young adults. Originally founded in 2000, Habbo has been online for 21 years and has users in over 150 countries.
The Habbo Pride Festival event and recent update invites players to celebrate LGBTQ+ identities during the month of July instead of the traditional June. New items added in the update include LGBTQ+ hairstyles, clothing, and themed furniture with seven variants based on different sexualities and gender identities. The update also brings two crackable Pride goodie bags and two new bundles available for purchase.
“We’re excited for Habbo users to be able to embrace their identity within the game and show off their pride! It is humbling to think that Habbo is a safe space where users are comfortable sharing their true identities without fear of rejection... The new update shows our continued commitment to LGBT+ rights, something that is extremely important to us as a company." - Valtteri Karu, CEO of Sulake.
Habbo is available for free on PC, iOS, and Android.