Oh the horror of Error 37 – gamers all know the pain of servers going down and love to rage about it. I guess even Kim Kardashian players are real gamers, then, considering their fury when servers went down on Friday night.
The game went down on Friday, just at the start of a double-money earning weekend for photo shoots. Twitter just about exploded with tweets. Some of the early ones just raged:
Keep on with this broken game and I won’t watch KUWTK ever again. @KimKardashian
— Rebekah Genice (@rebekah_genice) July 19, 2014
THE KIM KARDASHIAN GAME IS BROKEN SO WHEN IT GETS FIXED THEY BETTER GIVE US FREE MONEY AND STUFF WHEN IT WORKS AGAIN OK
— swag queen shulamit (@glitteryliamm) July 18, 2014
Then someone decided to start the hashtag #fixthekardashiangame – which ended up trending. Even Glu Games (the makers of the Kim Kardashian game) used it.
#KimKardashianGame fans apologies for the down time, we’re working to have you back in Hollywood as soon as possible! #fixthekardashiangame
— Glu Games (@glumobile) July 19, 2014
Judging by the hashtag, it looks like the game might even be going down again at the moment. I suppose this is what happens when you make a game expecting it to be small and crappy, and then it gains an enormous following. With tons of people playing it and it breaking onto all the top app lists, the servers simply couldn’t handle the strain. It seems that they have boosted capacity, but it’s still going to be tough for Glu Games to keep up with demand.
I still can’t believe how much money this game is raking in, how many people are playing it. I know it’s just celebrity simulator, but I’m getting strangely curious. C’mon guys, fess up – are any of you playing this game? Is it secretly a lot of fun?
Last Updated: July 21, 2014
July 21, 2014 at 12:08
I’d rather play solitaire. At least that won’t dampen my hope of there being any hope left for humanity…