Ameba Pico / Pigg is a Facebook and 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 "Gummies", "Tokens", and "Ameba Gold", and invite other players to visit them.
For the English Version (Pico), Gummies and Tokens are the game currency which are earned by playing through the game, while "Ameba Gold" is a currency in the game which users can only acquire by paying real money, Facebook Credits, Phone Balance, or by doing tasks from the game's providers like Paymentwall.
It is estimated that each day, more than 15,000 users log in to the game. On October 29th, 2012, Ameba Pico announced it would close its doors on December 17th, 2012, due to insufficient funds.It was said that Ameba Gold, Ameba Balls, Gummies, and Tokens are not convertible to any games due to the closing of its service. Ameba Pico was closed in December 17, 2012. In December 28, 2012, Ameba Pico closed its fan page in Facebook.
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