Playing the Kim Kardashian game by yourself is fun and addicting. But why play alone when you can play with your friends? That way you can commiserate over forgetting to finish your photo shoot, or how creepy the men are—together. But from personal experience I can tell you it can be tough to figure out how to connect with your game playing friends. (Can I start saying konnect? Will you hate me if I do that? I might just do it anyway?)
It took a seven email chain for me to figure out how to konnect with my fellow Bustle Kim K. addicts, but now that I've gone through the process, I can help you add to your kontacts. Here's a step by step guide to connecting with your friends in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
Please note: This is probably going to be most helpful for iPhone users. Android users can play Kim's game, but things are a bit more buggy. For Android users, when you load the game you have the option to connect to Facebook and Google Plus. In theory if you select this option it should just load your friends automatically. Unfortunately Android user Whitney Reynolds said of this feature, "I was never able to make this feature work. It's lonely in Hollywood sometimes."
So while I can't help you there, I can try to help iPhone users konnect, and I can say sorry to the Android users. But that's about all I'm good for. My apologies.
STEP ONE: CONNECT TO FACEBOOK
While playing Kim's game if you click the cell phone icon on the bottom right you have an option to connect your account to Facebook. The game will then see if any of your Facebook friends are playing and automatically will add them to your in-game friends list.
STEP TWO: SET UP YOUR GAME CENTER ACCOUNT
If you don't want to sign in through Facebook, you can sign in using your Apple ID (your iTunes email/password). Go to your Game Center app and then select a username for your profile. As a word to the wise: people will be able to see your username, so choose carefully. Bustle's Kristie Rohwedder learned that the hard way when she selected Kristie Kardashian years ago. Though at least her user name is Kardashian related.
STEP THREE: GET YOUR FRIENDS' USERNAMES/EMAILS
The best way to connect with a friend is to send a request to their account. Go to "requests" on the bottom right of the screen and click "add friends." From there you can enter their username or email address. They have to confirm that they want to be your friend before you can proceed. The "requests" page is also where you will see if anyone has sent you a request for friendship.
STEP FOUR: OPEN THE GAME AND CHECK YOUR FRIENDS LIST
If everything went according to plan, your friends should appear in the "friends" section of the game. Click the cell phone icon on the bottom right and then click the "friends" tab. They'll appear under their username (which is why you want to pick one you're not ashamed of).
STEP FIVE: KEEP ADDING FRIENDS
The more friends you add, the more K stars you earn. You get one for every new friend you get addicted to the game, and if you connect with 10 friends who are already playing you get even more K stars. K stars for everybody!
STEP SIX: SEND EACH OTHER THINGS AND PARTY ON THE RUNWAY
Isn't the whole point of friends to get them to buy you things? Duh, in Kim's world it is. In the "friends" tab you can click on a specific user and then click gift to send them a piece of clothing. And they can do the same for you!
You can also call on your friends to join you on jobs by clicking the light blue bubble with the person in it to the right of the screen.
Or you can date them if you want. Once you're connected in the game it's all fun times so connect with your friends today! And if you want to add me to boost your friend count (and mine) and get more stars, my username is Msorren. Let me help you help me.
Images: Kristie Rohwedder; Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (7)