Opening its doors internationally last 2009, TinierMe has been home to thousands of mini-avatars called "Selfies" (Selfy), the so-called tinier version of the user. It had the chance to create and dress up your own personalized avatars and play games with other players. In-game credits called Chibi Coins and the real-world money based G-Coins serves as currency used to be able to buy items to decorate your room and Selfy by buying at the in-game shop of spending them on Gachas for a random item. There are also pets called the Chibi Pets which you can take care of by giving it food, a bath, and by interacting with it. Various events also give players fun. The center stage is the Selfy Town, a place where various avatars could meet and chat and have fun.
Groups have also been a vital part of the site, where various people of different interests meet up and talk about it. Ranging from certain interests like Anime clubs, bands, hobbies, to specialized groups like Trading groups, Event Research groups, and even Profile groups. Games like Old Maid and Sevens gives the players a chance to interact and at the same time get a chance to earn Medals which can be exchanged into items. TinierMe also had different sponsors ranging from StephanieYanez to our very own cosplayer Alodia.
It seemed that the site was strong enough to hold on its current players and continue to prosper just like @games, its Japanese counterpart. Sadly, by the last quarter of 2012, a sudden news was placed in the site, telling players that it would close on the 10th of December, the year 2012. It meant the end of the world... for the Selfies. The site has confirmed that account cannot transfer its current player base to its Japanese counterpart, which means all the player's well-earned items, unspent coins, well-kept diaries and heavily designed profiles would be purged from the internet world. Connections of various Selfies would be severed, unless they have already chosen an alternative site to continue their current companionship that they share in TinierMe.
And for all the Selfies out there... it's been a wild ride, but as cliche as it is, every beginning has an end, and though the end may be coming, a new beginning shall be borne from it. And so we go.
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