IGN has an article up about a $3.2 million investment to develop an environmental MMO for children:
Fluid Entertainment is well known for their children’s software titles. The development of an MMO is something new for the company. Here’s a description of the game from the press release:
“Fluid Entertainment will use the financing to complete development of an engaging, interactive, and environmentally themed “green” game for kids. Slated for launch later this year, the game will feature unprecedented levels of engaging gameplay for children’s MMOs, while infusing the compelling narrative with a meaningful purpose.”
Anyone who reads this blog is aware of my disappointment in many of the children’s MMO’s that are released that are nothing more than mindless button mashers with no real purpose or educational value. It will be interested to see which side of the spectrum this MMO lands on.