Veteran childrenâ€™s software developer Fluid Entertainment announces the official launch today of Emerald Island, a new MMOG (massively multiplayer online game) for children. Available for play immediately at www.emeraldisland.com, Emerald Island offers kids a green-themed virtual world featuring fun and adventure, awesome games and cool characters. Players are challenged to â€œHelp Save Emerald Island!â€ from environmental destruction at the hands of the pillaging Pirat invaders. Designed for children age 6 to 12, Emerald Island features next-generation technology (including advanced safeguards to ensure a secure online experience), player-driven characters and an evolving plotline that invite kids to create a rich virtual world and then overcome obstacles to preserve it.
Newcomers to Emerald Island are greeted with the following scenario: Captain Blunderbore and the Pirats have decimated the environment of seven of the eight islands in the World of Viridis. Only Emerald Island remains. The nasty Pirats, however, are gathering their forces to stage a final assault and fulfill their mission of razing the land, pillaging its natural treasures and overthrowing Tamino, Emerald Islandâ€™s elusive hero. As Emerald Islandâ€™s only hope for survival, visitors are invited to team up with a diverse cast of characters to defend the still-lush island and its capital city of Bloomtown. To do so, they must explore their surroundings, don disguises to infiltrate the rodentsâ€™ lair, and navigate increasingly challenging quests in which reward comes in the form of both currency and status. When not distracted by the Pirats, Emerald Island â€œSeedizensâ€ turn their attention to their home plots, where they decorate their dwellings and transform dirt plots into vibrant gardens. They also drive Bloomtownâ€™s economy by selling crops and collecting items for trade.
With its focus on interactivity, Emerald Island encourages creativity, expression, exploration and collaboration, and offers kids a fun way to engage with real-world scenarios as they learn about the environment. As players tend to their gardens, for example, they have the chance to learn about the more than 100 different plants that are featured in the game. Frequently updated activities and mini-games contribute further to the development of problem-solving, reasoning, social and computer skills.
In keeping with the environmental theme of the game and to encourage players in real-world environmentalism, Fluid Entertainment has partnered with Trees for the Future (www.treesftf.org), an organization dedicated to sustainable agroforestry and to helping communities around the world plant trees. For each new subscription received over the next 30 days, Fluid Entertainment will donate 10 trees to Trees for the Future.
To learn more about Emerald Island and to join the battle against the Pirats, please visit www.emeraldisland.com. For more information on Fluid Entertainment, go to www.fluidentertainment.com.
About Fluid Entertainment
Fluid Entertainment is an award-winning independent childrenâ€™s software developer. Founded in 1998 by industry veteran Scott Mathews, Fluid has created high-profile licensed software products based on numerous properties, including Harry Potterâ„¢, Disney Princess Castle Party, The Powerpuff Girls, PokÃ©mon Online and many others. Fluid Entertainment is based in Mill Valley, California.