It's a sad day when a game shuts down, especially one that caters to an unusual audience. Faunasphere
, a game about cleaning up a pollution-riddled world while developing your personal animals, has announced its shutdown on March 15th. All subscription options have been removed, all subscriptions or microtransaction currency purchases after January 14th are being refunded, and the developers at Big Fish Games
are working to make sure that the month until the closing is memorable and enjoyable for players.
In a brief FAQ regarding the closure
, the development team addresses several potential player questions, including the game's integration with Facebook
(which kept the servers running for longer than would have otherwise been possible) and the issue of any outstanding funds sunk into the game. There's also a thread set up for players
to exchange contact information, in the hopes that some of the community might retain its cohesion. Our condolences go out to the Faunasphere
players and development team affected by the shutdown.