Fans of Kim Kardashian (43) will no longer be able to play the smartphone game named after the entrepreneur in the future. According to a media report, “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” will be canceled in a few weeks.
The video game, originally published by Glu Mobile in the summer of 2014 and previously available for Android and iOS, can no longer be found in Apple's App Store and Google Play. A screenshot published by “TMZ” shows that in-app purchases have also been deactivated. Players can currently still spend in-game currency that they already own before access is to be completely restricted on April 8th.
"I am deeply grateful to everyone who has loved and played 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' over the last ten years," explains the 43-year-old in a statement to the US celebrity portal. "This trip has meant so much to me, but I realized it's time to put that energy into other passions."
It is not known how involved reality TV star and entrepreneur Kardashian really was recently. At least initially, she allegedly put a lot of time into the project. Former Glu boss Niccolo De Masi told the Wall Street Journal in 2014 that the two wrote each other about three emails a day and chatted once a week. Among other things, Kardashian is said to have approved every single piece of clothing in the game.
Goal of the game? Achieve as much fame as possible and become a celebrity. The game was certainly ridiculed by many video game fans, but it also had numerous fans - especially at the beginning. The entertainment portal "Polygon" even ranked "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" in 2019 as the 86th best video game of the decade - on the grounds that it was a pioneer for games that are primarily developed for young women.