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Zwinky was a pretty popular virtual world game where players can meet and chat with their new friends and have fun playing games. Aside from socializing, the game also lets you decorate your own home and customize your avatar with only the hottest trends and fashion.

The website was known for having its ads which appeared on a lot of websites, mostly from 2008 to 2009. It had over 30,000,000+ users in 2013.


Players get to create a cute chibi-like avatar and customize it with a wide variety of clothes, accessories, hair styles and color as well as facial features. Once you're done, you can explore and chat or interact with other players from all around the globe in the beautiful, cartoonish world of Zwinktopia. There are many other things for you to do as well, including fun mini-games, exciting special events and more, in addition to meeting new friends and hanging out with them.


On August 26, 2016, Zwinky was closed, due to IAC would focus to work on their other products and experiences. However, Zwinky's website was still open until April 2019, when the website was started to be redirected to Gaming Wonderland, which is another IAC product.

The message about Zwinky's shut down:

Dear Zwinks,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce Zwinky has decided to close its virtual doors.

As a courtesy, through November 26, 2016, we will consider refund requests on premium ZCard acquired within the last 12 months (August 2015 - August 2016) via PayPal, mobile or gift card based on applicable proof of purchase (or for unredeemed gift cards, as presented to us) and related account status, each as determined acceptable by us in our sole discretion. Please visit for more details, and to find out your eligibility for and how to submit a refund request.

There are few words that can express the love and gratitude we have for all of you amazing Zwinksters; we've truly enjoyed sharing our world with you over the past decade. Thank you for being such a creative, caring, dedicated, loyal community. We wish all of you nothing but the very best. ZWINK ON! <3

Stay safe, high five and xoxo,

- The Z Team

Zwinky Cuties

There was a spinoff of Zwinky, which was named as Zwinky Cuties. It was the kid version for Zwinky, which was designed for young people who were under 13 years old. The website closed in August 2013, it looks like Zwinky Cuties was closed due to IAC would focus mostly on Zwinky and their other products. Just like Zwinky, Zwinky Cuties' website was still open until April 2019, when the website was started to be redirected to Gaming Wonderland, which is another IAC product.

The message about Zwinky Cuties' shut down:

Dear Zwinky Cutie,

Thank you so much for hanging out with us on We've had so much fun Jetsetting around the world with you, making friends, creating great outfits, and playing with adorable pets.

We are sad to say that Zwinky Cuties is now closed. If you are a Jetsetter subscriber, we have deactivated your payment plan and you will no longer be charged for membership. If you have any questions about your account, please write to us at

Again, we thank you for being part of the amazing Zwinky Cuties community. When you turn 13, we hope you consider joining us for more fashion and friends at!


The Zwinky Cuties Team