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Miniclip Officially Closes Down Gaming Website Browser After 21 Years Of Operation

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If you're a millennial or zoomer, Miniclip has probably formed core memories from your childhood in the early 2000s

In a statement published to their Facebook page on 25 October, Miniclip announced that their online gaming platform has officially closed.

And just like that — it's the end of an era.


Browser game website, Miniclip, has arguably made an impact on all of us who grew up playing online games on our old and crusty computer monitors.

From Zombotron, Club Penguin, RoarRompage, Stickman, Heli Attack, and so many others, schoolchildren across the globe from the early 2000s are in mourning, as these games are officially no longer accessible online.

The classic Miniclip web browser homepage.

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Having operated for 21 years, Miniclip elaborated on how it was time to retire most of the games on their site

"After an incredible 21 years of Miniclip.com, we felt it was time to sunset the majority of games on our beloved platform, earlier this year, and concentrate our focus on where our players are — 75 million of you play our games each day on mobile," read the statement.

Despite closing one chapter in their gaming book, the platform also went on to detail that they are not going anywhere, only getting bigger and better in time.

The platform maintained that Agar.io and 8 Ball Pool will be the only two remaining playable games on the Miniclip.com website. "But, the site will now be primarily devoted to providing you with more information about your favourite game company," concluded the message.

Miniclip logo.

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As anticipated, longtime fans of the gaming website flooded the comments, mourning the closing of this iconic platform

A couple of users shared the games they used to play in their youth, and some said they even carried on until present day.

But overall, the vast majority thanked the platform for making their childhoods truly magical.

Sayonara, Miniclip! It was fun while it lasted.

Fireboy and Watergirl game, formerly on Miniclip.

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Heli Attack 2, formerly on Miniclip.

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Club Penguin, formerly on Miniclip.

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Zombotron 2, formerly on Miniclip.

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Click here to read the pull post by Miniclip on Facebook, and visit Miniclip.com to check out their current website.

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