Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Good Bye MyMiniLife.Com

Well if you know me, you know that I loved creating scenes, gardens, and homes on MyMiniLife.Com. Since mid-summer there seemed to be some problems with the site.
When I researched it on the Internet, I discovered that the company was bought by Zynga.

I signed on yesterday only to be greeted by this letter:

September 28th, 2009

Hi all,

It is with deep regret that we inform our users, friends, and fans that we will be shutting down the MyMiniLife.com service on October 15, 2009. We started the site with a dream of a user generated flash virtual world. We like to think we achieved that vision, even if it wasn’t sustainable. With over 4 million people coming through MML, 100+ thousand items, 50+ thousand wallpaper and flooring, the MML community has really flourished.

In the end, even with our heart and soul poured into the site, we could not power MML’s servers on savings alone. As a result, at the beginning of the year, we made an effort to sustain the site through gold bars, but still could not continue operating the service at the volume we were receiving. So instead of letting all of MML wither, we sought out a partner to help the technology live on. We found that partner in Zynga. Zynga recently acquired MyMiniLife, Inc. including the people and the technology, and we are proud to say that MyMiniLife’s technology supported FarmVille’s rise to what it is right now.

The past 3 years have been incredible for us. We would like to thank the community including all the people who have given countless feature suggestions to MyMiniLife, our investors, advisors, contractors, and our friends/family who supported us in a crazy dream. MyMiniLife will live on in the echoes of FarmVille and as a thank you for all the people who use the site, we developed a snapshot feature to allow you to create snapshots of your homes and download the images. We hope this will provide closure for all the people on the site.

To transition, please click the snapshot button in the interaction bar on the bottom:

We really appreciate your continued support, the time you’ve spent on the site, and we hope we’ll see you in FarmVille.

Best wishes,

Zao, Amitt, Luke, and Joel

I am quite upset over loosing My Mini Life. I liked it better than Farmville and Yoville as I did not need to make a commitment to keeping anything alive or in working order. I could create and the items were very life like on My Mini Life.

Well, in keeping with my continued ability to find good in all things, I will go back to oil painting on canvas in the real world.

Good Bye MyMiniLife.Com!


  1. Hi Diane! I'm Ruth from the Philippines. I was a fanatic of Myminilife.com until it got decommissioned. For the past 6 months or so I was trying to access it thought but no success. I thought it was being restricted to our country until I finally got an answer from this blog. I'm so sad to know that their website finally came to an end, as far as I can remember there were million of fans or users who were enjoying and spending time to build dream houses, buildings and resorts in that website. I hope that MNL group will be able to find partners and solution to activate that website in th near future.

    Thanks you for posting this informative blog after being several months of being clueless about MNL.

    More power and God bless! =)

  2. Zynga bought the rights to My Mini Life. So far they have not done anything with it. Perhaps they just bought it to do away with their competition. They are the ones who feature Farmville, Yoville, etc on Facebook. I do Farmville now, but not as good as MML.