Difference between revisions of "Emerald Island (lost environmental massively multiplayer online game; 2008-2009)"

From The Lost Media Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Created page with "{{LMW |title=Emerald Island |description=lost environmental massively multiplayer online game |startyear=2008 |timeframe=Yes |endyear=2009 |image=Emerald_Island_Logo.jpg |imag...")
 
(12 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{LMW
+
{{InfoboxLost
|title=Emerald Island
+
|title=<center>Emerald Island</center>
|description=lost environmental massively multiplayer online game
+
|image=Emerald-Island-Logo.png
|startyear=2008
+
|imagecaption=The game's logo.
|timeframe=Yes
+
|status=<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
|endyear=2009
 
|image=Emerald_Island_Logo.jpg
 
|imagecaption=The game's logo
 
|status=Lost
 
|category=Lost internet media; Lost video games
 
|tags=Pre-LMW
 
 
}}
 
}}
'''''Emerald Island''''' was an environmental themed MMO created by Fluid Entertainment Inc.
+
'''''Emerald Island''''' was an environmentally 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 opened and closed so quickly. The reason as to why Emerald Island was shut down, being that Fluid Entertainment was sold off to another (currently unknown) company. <ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20090921031224/http://www.emeraldisland.com/] Retrieved 18 July '20</ref>
+
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 Jul '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 Jul '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 Jul '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.
+
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 Jul '20</ref> and Fluid's only showing an error message.
 +
 
 +
It is currently unknown whether or not any assets from the game survive today.  
  
 
==Gameplay==
 
==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 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>
+
The goal of the game was to save Emerald Island from the destructive forces of Captain Blunderbore and his crew 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 (1/2).] Retrieved 19 Jul '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>  
+
The player could roam freely around the island, grow 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 (2/2).] Retrieved 19 Jul '20</ref>
  
 
==Videos==
 
==Videos==
 
{{Video|perrow  =2
 
{{Video|perrow  =2
   |service1         =youtube
+
   |service1     =youtube
   |id1                 =OqdDXW0V-60
+
   |id1         =OqdDXW0V-60
   |description1   =The official theme song for the game. Which showcases some gameplay footage.
+
   |description1 =The official theme song for the game. Which showcases some gameplay footage.
   |service2         =youtube
+
   |service2     =youtube
   |id2               =RL767BVBLPk
+
   |id2           =RL767BVBLPk
   |description2   =An in-game cutscene.
+
   |description2 =An in-game cutscene.
 
}}
 
}}
 
==Image Gallery==
 
==Image Gallery==
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=200px>
 
<gallery mode=packed heights=200px>
File:Emerald-Island-Homepage.jpg|thumb|The homepage for the Emerald Island's website.
+
File:Emerald-Island-Homepage.jpg|thumb|The homepage for Emerald Island's website.
File:EmeraldPromotion.jpg|thumb|Promotional artwork for the game.
+
File:Emerald_Island_Promo.jpg|thumb|Promotional art for the game.
 +
File:EmeraldPromotion.jpg|thumb|
 
File:EmeraldIsland_Ad.png|thumb|
 
File:EmeraldIsland_Ad.png|thumb|
 
File:Submarine.jpg|thumb|
 
File:Submarine.jpg|thumb|
 
File:Player_Home.jpg|thumb|An image of a player's home.
 
File:Player_Home.jpg|thumb|An image of a player's home.
 
File:Pirat_Entrance.jpg|thumb|The entrance to the Pirat's lair.
 
File:Pirat_Entrance.jpg|thumb|The entrance to the Pirat's lair.
File:Pirat_Mainstreet.jpg|thumb|The Main street of the Pirat lair. Notice that the players are wearing Pirat themed disguises.
+
File:Pirat_Mainstreet.jpg|thumb|The main street of the Pirat lair. Notice that the players are wearing Pirat themed disguises.
 
File:Balloon.jpg|thumb|
 
File:Balloon.jpg|thumb|
 
File:Town-Center.jpg|thumb|The town center.
 
File:Town-Center.jpg|thumb|The town center.
Line 50: Line 47:
 
File:CharacterCreation.jpg|thumb|The character creation screen.
 
File:CharacterCreation.jpg|thumb|The character creation screen.
 
File:Emerald_Island_Map.jpg|thumb|A map of Emerald Island, which includes several other locations.
 
File:Emerald_Island_Map.jpg|thumb|A map of Emerald Island, which includes several other locations.
 +
File:Emerald_Island_Logo.jpg|thumb|An alternate version of the logo.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 +
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20110625120832/http://fluidentertainment.com/index.html/ Fluid Entertainment's archived website]
+
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20110625120832/http://fluidentertainment.com/index.html/ Fluid Entertainment's archived website index.] Retrieved 19 Jul '20
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20110625120723/http://fluidentertainment.com/press-materials/press-kit.html/ The game's press kit]
+
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20110625120723/http://fluidentertainment.com/press-materials/press-kit.html/ The game's press kit.] Retrieved 19 Jul '20
*[https://www.ign.com/articles/2008/11/03/fluid-entertainment-launches-eco-themed-mmog-emerald-island/ IGN'S article talking about the game]
+
*[https://www.ign.com/articles/2008/11/03/fluid-entertainment-launches-eco-themed-mmog-emerald-island/ IGN'S article talking about the game.] Retrieved 19 Jul '20
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20110625120650/http://fluidentertainment.com/press-materials/nov-3-08.html/ Press Release]
+
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20110625120650/http://fluidentertainment.com/press-materials/nov-3-08.html/ Press Release.] Retrieved 19 Jul '20
*[https://www.crunchbase.com/search/principal.investors/field/organizations/num_lead_investors/fluid-entertainment/ Trinity Venture's investment]
+
*[https://www.crunchbase.com/search/principal.investors/field/organizations/num_lead_investors/fluid-entertainment/ Trinity Venture's investment.] Retrieved 19 Jul '20
 +
*[https://web.archive.org/web/20080725075811/http://www.fluidentertainment.com/ An archive of Fluid Entertainment's website advertising Emerald Island.] Retrieved 13 Sept '20
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
 +
 +
 +
[[Category:Lost internet media]]
 +
[[Category:Lost video games]]
 +
[[Category:Completely lost media]]

Revision as of 21:28, 13 September 2020

Emerald-Island-Logo.png

The game's logo.

Status: Lost

Emerald Island was an environmentally 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 crew of "Pirats", who have already destroyed seven out of the eight islands on Viridis.[5]

The player could roam freely around the island, grow 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