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Archive for January, 2010

Food for Friends 2 gives players a boost!

Friday, January 29th, 2010

hko-icon2 The end of Food for Friends 2 is just around the corner, and the donation points received so far are truly staggering! Guilds and players are showing they care by crafting and donating thousands of items, which will be used to calculate a cash donation to Doctors Without Borders relief efforts in Haiti.

Keep your eyes sharp!
But it’s not over yet – the point value for each item you donate is dynamic, and could change at any time! Pay close attention to the item point value on the final day of the event, January 30, 2010! There may be some surprises that could shake up the contest!

Now with twice as many prizes!
And some great news for everyone taking part in Food for Friends 2: the number of winners will be increased from three to six! So instead of the top three guilds winning prizes, it will now be the top six!

Food for Friends 2 prizes

First Place
60,000 Loyalty Points

Second Place
40,000 Loyalty Points

Third Place
20,000 Loyalty Points

Fourth Place
10,000 Loyalty Points

Fifth Place
5,000 Loyalty Points

Sixth Place
2,500 Loyalty Points

Everyone’s already a winner!
Remember, all guild members who take part in Food for Friends 2 are already winners, because they will automatically receive Loyalty Points based on their total Guild donation points after the event. However, the six guilds with the most Donation Points at the end of the event will also receive additional Loyalty Points prizes.

The total amount of Loyalty Points earned by each guild will be divided equally among guild members who participated in the event. You can use Loyalty Points to buy cool in-game items in the Hello Kitty Online Item Mall!

Thank you for your dedication and participation in this event for the benefit of the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Good luck and enjoy Food for Friends 2!

The Hello Kitty Online team

Sanrio Bubbles II Now on SanrioTown!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

sanrio-bubbles2_icon.jpgA new game has  been launched in SanrioTown just for you! Called “Sanrio Bubbles II“, the game is quite unlike the first Sanrio Bubbles. Your objective is to keep the bubbles stay afloat as much as possible. Click to fire a bubble and move the cursor to aim. Watch out though, because colored balls get released from time to time, and they can burst and ricochet wildly to throw off your other bubbles! Create combinations to get higher scores and more time.

Play this and other Sanrio-themed games now by heading off to the SanrioTown Game Center.

New Downloads are Now Available!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

2010downloads_icon.jpgGrab the latest and cutest downloads in SanrioTown now! Wallpapers, calendars, and e-cards are only some of the things you can download on the site. The best part is, they’re absolutely free! All you have to do is sign in to your SanrioTown account and head off to the Download Center.

Don’t have a SanrioTown account yet? No problem! Click here to get your free account now!

"Hello Kitty Online: The Introduction" in the Top 10 Emerging Facebook Games

Monday, January 25th, 2010

From the time of its launch, Hello Kitty Online: The Introduction has hit big with its fans, culminating in its skyrocketing to become part of the Top 20 Emerging Facebook Games of Inside Social Games.Check out the complete list by going to

Few Big Names, But a Kitty With Growth Potential This Week in Our Top 20 Emerging Facebook Games List
or
Hello Kitty Online’s Facebook App Teaches New Users How to Play

So far this application already has more than 120,000 monthly active users. Click here to try this cute HKO application now on Facebook.

HKO: The Introduction on Facebook: Now with Kitty Blocks!

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

hko tutorial iconThe tutorial has been achieved, and now the training wheels are coming off! There’s a bonus game added in Hello Kitty Online: The Introduction on Facebook! Completing Chapter 5 will unlock the Hello Kitty Blocks minigame.

In the full version of Hello Kitty Online, there are many minigames such as this one. Aside from the storyline you have on HKO, players need to sharpen up their skills and get high scores in the mini games in order to finish their quests. Players also get rewarded for their efforts with Friendship Points, Gold, and occasionally, special In-Game Items!

hello kitty online tutorial on facebook welcome page

You might not get all that in this Facebook application, but you do get to compete against your friends for the high score! So be sure to check out Kitty Blocks on Facebook today!

SanrioTown Rewards Editor's Picks and Blog All–Stars

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Sanrio Loyalty Points will be rewarded to all our directors and bloggers out there who will be featured as the Editor’s Pick or as part of the Blog All-Stars.The prizes are as follows:

Blog All-Stars: 6,000 Sanrio Loyalty Points
Editor’s Pick: 800 Sanrio Loyalty Points

The ones receiving the rewards will only be the ones who get picked starting January 2010, so the people who were featured in the past will not be included. However, for the Blog All-Stars, you can get the chance to be featured again, because we’ll be starting from the ground up on the featured blogs.

Work hard on your SanrioTown blog and your Dream Studio videos and get the chance to be picked and win big in Sanrio Loyalty Points!

If your points haven’t changed immediately, don’t worry! The Sanrio Loyalty Points are updated every Friday, so your accounts will automatically be updated with your new points.

Thank you for choosing SanrioTown!

Forum Maintenance Tomorrow, 20 January 2010, 10:00 A.M. HKT

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

There will be a forum maintenance tomorrow, 20 January 2010, at 10:00 - 11:30 A.M. HKT. If you can’t access the forums at that time, please check again after the prescribed time. Thank you for your support, and we apologize for any inconveniences this might cause.

SanrioTown North America Gets a New Look!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Good news, North American-based Sanrio fans! You are about to experience a fresh new look of SanrioTown made just for you! Enjoy countless hours of free online games, monthly downloadable content and Sanriofied emails, blogs and forums with lesser lag! Yup, you read right! Starting today, you can enjoy a fully revamped SanrioTown with faster loading times as we bring you your very own portal: SanrioTown North America!

Spread the Kitty luv! =^.^=
- The SanrioTown staff

Re-introducing: Hello Kitty Online!

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Always wanted to play Hello Kitty Online but uncertain about the download file and high level players?

Now you can try and learn to play Hello Kitty Online right here in Sanriotown! Click on the Game Center and choose “Hello Kitty Online: The Introduction” to enter the colorful world of Sanrio where you can tend to your own farm, build your own home, customize your character and a whole lot more!

Remember, this is only the introduction! If you want to play the full version, click the download button and install!

Food for Friends 2 – the popular Guild competition is back! Play HKO and help disaster relief efforts in Haiti!

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

image1 HKO fans get ready, because Food for Friends 2 starts January 21, 2010! This event lets Guilds compete for big Loyalty Point prizes, which you can use to buy cool stuff from the Item Mall! What’s more, players from select regions who participate in Food for Friends 2 will automatically generate real money donations to help disaster relief efforts in Haiti. As you know, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake on January 12, 2010 and help is sorely needed. Keep reading to see if/how your in-game efforts can result in a real-world donation, or go talk to Cinnamoroll in London on January 21!

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How it works

This Guild-based event takes place January 21-30, 2010. Talk to Cinnamoroll in London to get started. You must be a member of a Guild to participate in this event. Cinnamoroll needs you to give him certain crafted consumable items that he is going to donate to the hungry. Every item you donate has a donation points value. Cinnamoroll will let you know what items he needs, and will collect your items as well as tell you your Guild’s current point standing.

Cinnamoroll is collecting 25 different types of food items in total. Each type of item has a donation value, in points. The donation values of the items change every day according to the previous day’s contributions. If a lot of people donated sandwiches today, then tomorrow sandwiches will be worth fewer donation points. Check with Cinnamoroll in London to find out more!

Rewards

At the end of the event, all participants in Food for Friends 2 will be rewarded with a sum of Loyalty Points based on the total donation value of the items their Guilds contributed. Additionally, the three Guilds with the highest donation scores will win massive amounts of Loyalty Points. Check your region’s HKO announcements for more details on Food for Friends 2!

Donations

The total donation points accumulated by players in HKO North America, Europe, Singapore, and Malaysia will be used to calculate a real-world donation to Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) for aid efforts to the Haiti earthquake victims. This donation is sponsored by Sanrio Digital (the developer and owner of HKO), Aeria Games (publisher of HKO North America), Burda:ic GmbH (publisher of HKO Europe), and Oriented Games (publisher of HKO Malaysia & Singapore).

The efforts of players from all other regions will not count towards charity, but players will still be able to participate in the event and enjoy the same great prizes.

Stay tuned for more event announcements in your region. This is a rare opportunity to grow your Guild and cooperate with friends and Guild members to win Loyalty Points!

The Hello Kitty Online Team