One of great past-time that you can do when you are free is to play “Ameba Pigg.”
So what is Ameba Pigg?
Ameba Pigg is a Japanese blog virtual community in which users can customize their avatar, socialize with people around the world using virtual places included in the game like Shibuya 106 and the Statue of Liberty.
Users can also decorate their own rooms with different types of furniture, bought with virtual currency called “Ame” , “Tokens”, and “Ame Gold”, and invite other players to visit them. (Source: Wikipedia)
You can play black jack, roulette or slot machine game in the Casino area. You can also do fishing on the lake area, finish special quests to get rare in-game items or just socialize with a lot of people.
In the Ameba Pigg world they have a lot of tie-ups like AKB48, Spider-man, One Piece Snoopy, Disney and more, they have an exclusive area for each of their tie-ups, some of them have a permanent area and some is limited time only area.
The English version of Ameba Pigg, the Ameba Pico has already been shut down last December 17, 2012 due to insufficient funds. For the community of Ameba Pigg, there is a lot of Japanese users but some of the players from Ameba Pico which is consists of different nationality transferred to Ameba Pigg to play.
The Ameba Pigg is in Japanese so it would be a challenge to play for a non-Japanese speaker. It is much more better if you could read some Japanese letters. But if you really like to play there is a lot of ways to do it, there is tons of tutorial around the net that usually explains the in-game process of Ameba Pigg. We would also do a guide on how to register in Ameba Pigg so please watch for it!
At first, my friends and I had a hard time playing the game but as time passes by we understand it even if we don’t have that much of a knowledge in Japanese and had more fun playing it. It is really an addicting game! We highly recommend it for you to try.
The game also celebrates special occasions in Japan like Christmas, New Year, seasons in Japan and many more. They also have some special events on which they invite famous Japanese artist who also have an in-game Ameba Pigg character.
See you online in Ameba Pigg! Here is the link of the game: https://pigg.ameba.jp
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