Miniclip was an online goldmine of internet games – recall the likes of 8 Ball Pool and Save the Sheriff as just two of the thousands of gems on the site.
A website many of us sneakily accessed during IT classes, that nostalgia may have been lost forever as Miniclip online servers have officially been shut down.
This means that almost all of their games have become no longer playable from now on. While the company itself isn’t dying out, the site attracting millions of users may no longer have any games for people to enjoy.
If you go to the website as of yet, the only browser games available are 8 Ball Pool and Agar.io, with everything else practically having disappeared.
The move was carried out earlier this year, but many did not notice this until only recently. And it’s no temporary anomaly as Miniclip have announced that they have no plans on bringing back other games online.
They will be largely selling mobile games from here on out, saying that since the launch of their mobile games department in 2010, they’d see more of their users pick up apps of their most popular games to play on their phone.
Following the brief heart attack that was Cartoon Netwrork, this one seems to be a real loss of a big part of our nostalgic core memories. RIP Miniclip.