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Archive for March, 2009

April 2009 Downloads are Now Available!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

april09downloadsicon.jpgHi everyone! The April downloads are now available - and we’re not fooling you! Wallpapers, screensavers, calendars, and icons are just some of the things you can grab to decorate your computer with, and that’s just for starters!

More screenshots of the “Hello Kitty and Friends” 3-D Animation can now be downloaded. Also, new Easter e-cards have been made for you to send out to your loved ones on April 12!

We hope you like these treats! To check these out, simply sign in to your SanrioTown account. If you don’t have one yet, don’t feel bad! Click here to register for your free account.

Sanriotown Blog Maintenance on 31 March 2009, HKT

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Hi everyone! There will be maintenance done on the blogs tomorrow, 31 March 2009, from 1030-1045 HKT. During this time, you may encounter problems or error messages when you try to access the blogs, whether from your own dashboard or if you try and visit the blogs of other Sanriotown members.

Should you encounter problems on your blogs after this time frame, please do make a report in the “Blogs” section of the Sanriotown forums.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for continuing to support Sanriotown.

Easter Egg Hunt Important Announcement

Monday, March 30th, 2009

easteregghunt.pngHello Egg Hunters! We would like to remind everyone that the mechanics for the Easter Egg Hunt is strictly applied throughout the contest.   Please do not email guessed answers to the main puzzle as early as now, as all subpuzzles have not been released yet.  Please remember that you can only email your answer to the main puzzle after the last subpuzzle has been released.  The 11th and last subpuzzle will be released on April 7th 9:00 p.m. EST, so we will only accept entries after that time.

To avoid guessing of the answer to the main puzzle, we will give out specific instructions on how to email your answer to the main puzzle.  These instructions will be given after the last subpuzzle has been posted.  All entries that would be emailed to us before the final subpuzzle has been posted are considered invalid.

Also, we will now require your answers to all subpuzzles when you e-mail us your answer to the main puzzle. This will avoid players from e-mailing the final answer even if the last subpuzzle has not yet been released.

Thank you and good luck hunting for puzzles!
The Sanriotown Team

Hello Kitty Online is coming to North America

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Great news for all the fans of Hello Kitty Online from North America! Sanrio Digital and Aeria Games & Entertainment Inc., a US based online games publisher, announced the launch of HKO in North America. The announcement was made at the 2009 Game Developer Conference®, held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center from March 23-27. If you want to learn more about this great news, you may click here to see the full details on the Sanrio Digital blog.

We will keep you posted for more developments in th future, and we look forward to your continued support for Hello Kitty Online!

The Sanriotown Easter Egg Hunt Contest Has Started!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

easteregghunt.pngHey, Sanriotown egg hunters!

The first clue of the Easter Egg Hunt is now up! Please click here to start your egg hunting quest.

If you want to join the Easter Egg hunt contest but haven’t submitted your registration e-mail yet, instructions on joining are also provided on the link, so do check it out.

Happy hunting!

Be Crazy with Crazy Wheel!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

crazywheelicon.jpgThere’s a new game on Sanriotown, and we hope it won’t drive you crazy!

Sanriotown’s “Crazy Wheel”, featuring Shinkansen, is a deceptively simple game: all you have to do is follow Shinkansen and the arrows by pressing the corresponding button. Things aren’t as easy as it seems though, because for every button that you press, the wheel rotates a little, until you’re not sure which button corresponds to what arrow!

It’s fun and challenging at the same time. Just be careful, or you’ll grow dizzy!

You can play this and many other fun Sanrio games just by logging in to your Sanriotown account! If you don’t have one yet, click here and register to get your account for free!

Po Leung Kuk Children Thank the Players of Hello Kitty Online

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

happyheartsicon1.jpgSanrio Digital recently received an unexpected surprise from the children who received the bags and shirts you selflessly worked for during our Helping Hearts charity event. Of course, none of this would have been possible without you, our dear players, so now we’d like to share with you a few scanned images of the thank you cards we received from the Po Leung Kuk residential child care unit.

Thank you card from Po Leung Kuk
Thank you card from Po Leung Kuk
Thank you card from Po Leung Kuk
Thank you card from Po Leung Kuk

It’s truly heartwarming to see how much effort they put into their thank you cards. Giving may be a reward in itself, but we hope that seeing these notes remind us all further of what this charity event is really about. We join the children at Po Leung Kuk in thanking all our players once more for participating in this event.

We will soon post more of these cards plus interviews with some of our donors on the official Hello Kitty Online website, so watch out for that. We hope to see you in our next event!

The Sanriotown Easter Egg Hunt Contest

Monday, March 16th, 2009

easteregghunt.pngAll of Sanrio Land is excited to play a “hide and seek the egg” game on Easter Egg Day! Hello Kitty, in charge of hiding the eggs, is about to ask Kero Kero Keroppi to help her hide them when she found out that the eggs are missing!Kitty: Oh my! Who would steal the eggs?The whole Sanrio Land was in shock and wondered who would steal their fun away. After thinking for some time, everyone looked at the mischievous, snobby little penguin.

Badtz-Maru: Hey! Don’t look at me, I was gonna participate ya know!

Out of nowhere, Pochacco came running to Hello Kitty and gave her something. It looked like it’s a piece of paper…

Pochacco: Hello Kitty! It looks like a message left by the culprit! Here, have a look!

Kitty unfolds the note…

“If you want your Easter Eggs back, you need to solve the puzzles I made to guess who the culprit is!”

signed: The Mysterious Egg Thief

Kitty: *shocked* What do we do?

Kero Kero Keroppi: Let’s all work together and find the eggs! Let’s work on the first clue the thief left. Are you with me, everyone?

All: Let’s do this!

The Easter Egg Hunt Contest

 

Help Hello Kitty and Friends find the missing eggs!

Would you like to help Hello Kitty and friends find the missing eggs? All you have to do is join the hunt to find the culprit! All you have to do is to use your Sanriotown account to send a blank e-mail to marketing@hellokitty.com, and write on the subject line: Easter Egg Hunt Contestant.  We will then send back a confirmation e-mail within one working day, stating that we got your email and you are now officially a participant of the Easter Egg Hunt contest.  The contest will officially start on March 24 and will end on April 14.  Participants may join at anytime during the contest duration but we will start accepting participants as early as now!

Here are just some of the prizes you could win:

What are you waiting for? Send an e-mail now to marketing@hellokitty.com and let us know that you want to be part of the Easter event! You can also send a message to this address if you have any questions or clarifications regarding the Easter Egg Hunt contest.

Happy hunting!

Sanrio Digital Donates Shirts and Bags to Po Leung Kuk

Monday, March 16th, 2009

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As a direct result of your efforts in the Helping Hearts charity event, Sanrio Digital donated 183 shirts, 84 bags to the Po Leung Kuk residential child care unit.

The Po Leung Kuk institution was established in Hong Kong on November 8, 1878 to rescue women and children who were victims of human trafficking and abduction. The organization provided shelter and education for these victims. Since then, the Kuk gradually evolved into a diversified organization in line with the ever-changing social and economic needs of the present.

We are honored to have contributed to such a noble cause and we are especially grateful for the efforts of all Hello Kitty Online members in this endeavor! Check back on the HKO Event Blog in the next week and we will post a little something from the children to you!

Sanriotown Status

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Hi everyone! The maintenance of Sanriotown is over, so our services should be working fine for the members now.

If you are still encountering Sanriotown-related problems, please report these on the “Staff Lounge” at the Sanriotown forums.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience the maintenance has caused, and thank you for choosing Sanriotown as your service provider!