How they make money

PUBLISHED : Monday, 16 June, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 16 June, 2008, 12:00am

Just like the real world, you can spend money like water to buy jewellery, have new hair styles and undergo plastic surgery. While you can earn Bimbo Dollars (BD) from working and boyfriends, some players use real money to buy their virtual currency.

Considering a bracelet cost thousands of Bimbo dollars, a breast operation goes for BD115,000, and a luxurious villa is priced at several million dollars, it's not hard to go broke in Miss Bimbo.

Ironically it may be that some players are in fact working to support their gaming habit, or at least afford it. 'When you reach the levels that require that you do the nip and tuck and the facelift, I would say that the majority are buying BD,' posted BeautifulCiara, a level 14 bimbo who claims she is a 22-year-old, on the game's forum.

This is how the game developers make their money. Players can use Paypal or SMS messages to order Bimbo dollars. The price of the game currency depends on the country of the player, but BD1,000 cost GBP3 (HK$46) in Britain. The more a player spends, the more bonuses she gets, and the faster she can level up.