Helsinki, Finland – August 8 th, 2012 – Sulake Corporation announced today that Habbo Hotel, the world's largest social game and online community for teenagers with 8 million monthly unique users, has launched in Turkey.  The site www.habbo.com.tr is live from today, free to join, and now fully localised for Turkish-speakers.

Habbo Hotel is a multi-dimensional virtual community and social game. It is a place, where teens can meet new and existing friends, play games, have fun and explore a wide variety of areas and millions of rooms created by other users in the community.

Paul LaFontaine, CEO of Sulake comments, “We’re thrilled to announce we have launched in Turkey.  This is a very important market for us and we expect Habbo Hotel to be a big success there, with many teenagers joining to converse with friends, meet people with similar interests and enjoy access to the global Habbo Hotel network. Our launch in Turkey is the next big step on our global roadmap.”

Free to join and use, members can also purchase Habbo Credits to access additional premium services including buying virtual furniture, theme-style rooms and gadgets for their homepage. As part of the Habbo Hotel experience, users can play a variety of games, train pets, connect with friends, decorate their own rooms and Habbo homepages, and have fun through creativity and self-expression.

Habbo Hotel can be accessed via this new local Habbo site, and through Facebook, where all 12 of Habbo Hotel's language versions are also available. Through Facebook Connect, Habbo users around the world can easily find their Facebook friends in the virtual world and share their in-world experiences.

Fans can get the latest kick-off celebration updates, by following Habbo on Twitter at www.twitter.com/habbo or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/habbo.

For more information, please visit www.sulake.com and www.habbo.com.

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About Habbo Hotel and Sulake

Habbo Hotel is the world’s largest social game and community for teens. Users join by creating a fully customized online character called a Habbo. From there, they can explore wide variety of spaces and millions of rooms created by other users in the community, play a variety of games, connect with friends, decorate their own rooms, and have fun through creativity and self-expression. Currently Habbo Hotel has customers in over 150 countries and the service is available in 12 language versions. To date, over 269 million characters have been created and 8 million unique users worldwide visit Habbo Hotel each month, spending a total of 45 million hours in the service.

Habbo Hotel is operated by Finnish company Sulake. With offices in 4 countries and headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, the company currently employs some 150 people worldwide.




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