Herotopia is a new browser based multiplayer online game and community where children become their own superheroes and explore real and fantasy locations around the world. Herotopia offers an engaging and entertaining environment where players can complete thrilling quests, make new friends, build their own secret hideout and show off their newfound superpowers.
Herotopia has been specifically designed to provide the best online experience for all children to enjoy. The game targets kids ages 6-11, and does a great job delivering a colorful vibrant experience for kids and tweens.
All Superheroes must follow the Herotopia Honor Code, which consists of three points:
- Be Respectful – No bullying, taunting or cheating
- Be Private – Never reveal your real name, password or other personal information
- Be Super - Definitely have fun and remember to always use your super powers for the greater good
Players can visit 19 different locations in Herotopia, play 25 unique mini-games, develop a fully customizable secret hideout, and complete daily quests to become the ultimate superhero.
When players log on for first time they create their super hero. They can choose to be a girl, a baby or a boy. Each character has different choices for hair style, hair color, skin tone, eye color, mask color, costume color, cape color an logo color. Once you’re happy with how your hero looks, you’re ready to “save the world” through educational minigames. But you’ll also need to keep an eye out for the Bully Bunch, the villains of the game.
The game is actually set on good old planet Earth, and kids will get to visit real world cities and landmarks, like New York’s Rockefeller Plaza, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and even the North Pole
You start out in Paris, and are sort of left to find your own way. You can explore locations such as The Eiffel Tower or The Louvre, and also make your way to six other locationss, including New York, which also has lots of different areas you can explore, such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and Liberty Island, where you’ll find your first Super Hero mission from “Ally Kazaam.”
In the introductory Missions, you’re given clues and hints to visit different areas and find something on screen. In these seek and find missions, you’ll explore the different areas of Herotopia as you familiarize yourself with the world.
One cool part of exploring in Herotopia is that kids will be learning fun facts about these locations, from foreign language phrases and cultural tidbits to geography and art.
Your Home area is a Secret Hideout, with puzzles you can do. Can also decorate it with items you acquire.
Puzzles require reading and quick thinking. We saw questions like “what color appears the most” or count the intertwined lines, but also one that asked what’s another name for Sodium Chloride. So good educational reminder, but for older kids.
Also in your secret hideout is a puzzle arcade with 24 different mini-games. These are all race against the clock and each one focuses on a different type of question the may appear in the daily power puzzle.
Mini-games do take some coordination, and all options are presented as reading, so this is geared towards kids around 7 years old.
After game, you can see how you compared Today, this week and all time on the high score boards.
As they play fun mini-games, players will earn Topia Tokens, which can be used to further customize their characters, buy furnishings for their Secret Hideout, and obtain a monkey sidekick. They can also socialize in the game using special “Heromoticons” and select phrases to communicate with new friends, as well as send gifts and postcards to their other Herotopian pals. Example of these “Heromoticons” also include such superhero phrases as “Ta-Da!” “Pow” “Splat” Zwack Bam
Herotopia is a free to play browser based game, but does have monthly All Access Membership opportunities, granting players more customization ability for the characters, and access to the in-game “Herotopia island” as well as other privileges, such as choosing a sidekick. Sidekicks are little monkeys, with one of five different personalities: Sporty, Silly, Cool, Cuddly or Smart. Monthly memberships start at $5.95/mo.
Herotopia offers a great mix of educational value, positive messages and good old fashioned online fun. Players explore different parts of the world, visiting some real life landmarks and learning fun facts along the way. The game is free-to-play online, although there is a chance to purchase a monthly membership to earn a few in-game extras. But the upgraded version is definitely not a requirement in order to have fun and learn from Herotopia. We love the mini-games, puzzles and content in Herotopia, and think this is a great option for tweens and teens.
To play Herotopia and find out more about the game, visit www.herotopia.com.