You spoke, we listened.
About a year ago, we introduced Ziggy to the Memrise universe. The app had evolved and the ranking levels didn’t quite fit the new, space-themed vibe. At the same time, we wanted you to have a more personalised learning buddy, who would motivate and help you progress.
Our designers did a thorough job brainstorming and testing Ziggy with real users, and everything looked good to go. But it didn’t work out.
It was clear there weren’t many Ziggy fans out there – users smashed him in a forum poll. Oh, poor Ziggy! Reddit and Imgur users even proposed new designs to replace our beloved alien.
For now, we’ll keep the same ranking structure. So the points needed to reach a new level, and the individual levels themselves, will remain the same. We’ll be tidying up the visuals while we work on a new system, designed to give you a better feeling about your learning progress.
Ziggy will depart gradually, starting with Memrise on the web and then disappearing from our Android and iOS apps in the coming weeks.
If you know anyone looking for an alien mascot, you can find Ziggy in Covent Garden, entertaining the crowds with language puns.
Goodbye Ziggy, better luck in your new home!