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'''''Emerald Island''''' was an environmental themed MMO created by Fluid Entertainment Inc.
 
'''''Emerald Island''''' was an environmental themed MMO created by Fluid Entertainment Inc.
  
The game was launched on November 3rd, 2008, and ran until late 2009. The tone and gameplay was designed for players around 6-12 years old. <ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20090101073643/http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2008/11/fluid-entertainment-launches-emerald-island.html] Retreived 18 July '20</ref> The game supposedly had around $3.2 million in funding through Trinity Ventures <ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20110805141035/http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=17822] Retrieved 18 July '20</ref> Other than this, however, very little is known about the game's development. Most likely due to the fact it only lasted for about a year. The reason as to why the game was shut down being that Fluid Entertainment was sold off to another company. <ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20090921031224/http://www.emeraldisland.com/] Retrieved 18 July '20</ref>
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The game was launched on November 3rd, 2008, and ran until late 2009. The tone and gameplay was designed for players around 6-12 years old.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20090101073643/http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2008/11/fluid-entertainment-launches-emerald-island.html/ The Virtual Word News article on Emerald Island.] Retreived 18 July '20</ref> The game supposedly had around $3.2 million in funding through Trinity Ventures.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20110805141035/http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=17822/ Gamasutra's article on Emerald Island.] Retrieved 18 July '20</ref> Other than this, however, very little is known about the game's development. Most likely due to the fact it only lasted for about a year. The reason as to why the game was shut down being that Fluid Entertainment was sold off to another company. <ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20090921031224/http://www.emeraldisland.com/ An archive of EmeraldIsland.com stating that the company was being sold off.] Retrieved 18 July '20</ref>
  
Both the original websites for Emerald Island and Fluid Entertainment Inc have since gone defunct. With Emerald Island's domain now being owned by an identically named resort <ref> [https://web.archive.org/web/20190827105224/http://www.emeraldisland.com/] Retrieved 18 July '20</ref> and Fluid's only showing an error message.
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Both the original websites for Emerald Island and Fluid Entertainment Inc have since gone defunct. With Emerald Island's domain now being owned by an identically named resort <ref> [https://web.archive.org/web/20190827105224/http://www.emeraldisland.com/ What EmeraldIsland.com looks like now.] Retrieved 18 July '20</ref> and Fluid's only showing an error message.
  
 
It is currently unknown whether or not any assets from the game survive today.  
 
It is currently unknown whether or not any assets from the game survive today.  
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The gameplay was similar to other family-friendly MMOs such as ''Club Penguin'' or ''Animal Jam''. Where the player could create an original avatar and explore Emerald Island, which was located on the fictional planet of Viridis.  
 
The gameplay was similar to other family-friendly MMOs such as ''Club Penguin'' or ''Animal Jam''. Where the player could create an original avatar and explore Emerald Island, which was located on the fictional planet of Viridis.  
  
The goal of the game was to save Emerald Island from the destructive forces of Captain Blunderbore and his gang of "Pirats", who have already destroyed seven out of the eight islands on Viridis. <ref> [https://web.archive.org/web/20110625121251/http://fluidentertainment.com/press-materials/Press-Kit-Online/Emerald%20Island%20Narrative%20Intro.pdf] Retrieved 19 July '20 </ref>
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The goal of the game was to save Emerald Island from the destructive forces of Captain Blunderbore and his gang of "Pirats", who have already destroyed seven out of the eight islands on Viridis.<ref> [https://web.archive.org/web/20110625121251/http://fluidentertainment.com/press-materials/Press-Kit-Online/Emerald%20Island%20Narrative%20Intro.pdf/ A page from the press kit.] Retrieved 19 July '20 </ref>
  
The player could roam freely around the island, plant various plants and trees to help keep the island green, play an assortment of mini-games, and interact with other players (who are referred to as "Seedizens" within the game's universe). Players could also cultivate their own garden, which could help them earn in-game currency by harvesting and selling the items grown within their garden. <ref> [https://web.archive.org/web/20110625121235/http://fluidentertainment.com/press-materials/Press-Kit-Online/Emerald%20Island%20Product%20Overview.pdf] Retrieved 19 July '20</ref>  
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The player could roam freely around the island, plant various plants and trees to help keep the island green, play an assortment of mini-games, and interact with other players (who are referred to as "Seedizens" within the game's universe). Players could also cultivate their own garden, which could help them earn in-game currency by harvesting and selling the items grown within their garden.<ref> [https://web.archive.org/web/20110625121235/http://fluidentertainment.com/press-materials/Press-Kit-Online/Emerald%20Island%20Product%20Overview.pdf/ A page from the press kit.] Retrieved 19 July '20</ref>  
  
 
==Videos==
 
==Videos==

Revision as of 23:55, 19 July 2020

Emerald Island Logo.jpg

The game's logo

Status: Lost

Tags: Pre-LMW


Emerald Island was an environmental themed MMO created by Fluid Entertainment Inc.

The game was launched on November 3rd, 2008, and ran until late 2009. The tone and gameplay was designed for players around 6-12 years old.[1] The game supposedly had around $3.2 million in funding through Trinity Ventures.[2] Other than this, however, very little is known about the game's development. Most likely due to the fact it only lasted for about a year. The reason as to why the game was shut down being that Fluid Entertainment was sold off to another company. [3]

Both the original websites for Emerald Island and Fluid Entertainment Inc have since gone defunct. With Emerald Island's domain now being owned by an identically named resort [4] and Fluid's only showing an error message.

It is currently unknown whether or not any assets from the game survive today.

Gameplay

The gameplay was similar to other family-friendly MMOs such as Club Penguin or Animal Jam. Where the player could create an original avatar and explore Emerald Island, which was located on the fictional planet of Viridis.

The goal of the game was to save Emerald Island from the destructive forces of Captain Blunderbore and his gang of "Pirats", who have already destroyed seven out of the eight islands on Viridis.[5]

The player could roam freely around the island, plant various plants and trees to help keep the island green, play an assortment of mini-games, and interact with other players (who are referred to as "Seedizens" within the game's universe). Players could also cultivate their own garden, which could help them earn in-game currency by harvesting and selling the items grown within their garden.[6]

Videos

The official theme song for the game. Which showcases some gameplay footage.
An in-game cutscene.

Image Gallery

External Links

References