Monkey Quest

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Monkey Quest
Monkey Quest (logo).JPG
Developer(s) Behaviour Interactive
Publisher(s) Nickelodeon Games Group
Engine Unity (game engine)
Platform(s) Online
Release date(s) March 17, 2011
Genre(s) MMO, Fantasy
Mode(s) Multiplayer

Monkey Quest is an MMO geared toward children's multi-player gameplay.[1] It was developed by Nickelodeon Virtual Worlds Group and launched in March 2011.[2] It was showcased at GDC in 2011.[1] Monkey Quest is scheduled to be shut down on September 26, 2014. No specific reason was given for its announced closure but a main reason might be because the online game has drastically decreased in players in 2013 and 2014.[3]

Story[edit]

The player's monkey enters the land of Ook. The player is then able to travel around and meet new inhabitants of the virtual world. The player needs to complete multiple quests along the way. He/she can meet friends, buy new objects, visit the Mayor Bumbee, battle monsters and much more. As the user plays, his/her monkey unlocks more lands, discovers more about the legendary Monkey King, and can become a tribal leader.[4]

Tribes[edit]

There are five monkey tribes available:

  • Chim Foo
  • Sea Dragons
  • Ootu Mystics
  • Mek-Tek (coming soon)
  • Ice Raiders

Quests[edit]

There are a lot of Quests in the game. There are 4 different kinds of Quests.

Main Quests[edit]

Main Quests can only be done once by every player. As the player levels up their character, main quests will get harder to complete.

Daily Quests[edit]

Daily Quests can be done once a day by any player, regardless of their current level.

Side Quests[edit]

Side Quests - Quests that can be done in addition to the other quest types.

Multiplayer Quests[edit]

Quests that require 2 or more players Most of these may only require 2, but some require 3 players. A Pet can also help in these quests.

Stages[edit]

There are 5 kinds of different types of Quests in Monkey Quest. Each type depends on which section of Ook the player is in.

  • Mek-Tek (Mechanical Technology) Coming Soon
  • Sea Dragons
  • Ootu Mystics
  • Chim Foo
  • Ice Raiders

Due to an update, all players (non-members and members) can access trails. This followed the deletion of NC Trail Keys and Guest Passes.

Gameplay[edit]

Controls[edit]

In the game, to explore the worlds of Ook, players use the arrow keys on their keyboard. Jumping is controlled by pressing the space bar and the arrow keys in the direction they wish to go. Pressing the space bar then down while in midair makes them do a divebomb like attack. Also pressing control (CTRL) or x next to characters will allow the player to access new quests and learn new information about Ook and its residents. The game has five equippable hot keys (C,V,B,N,M) to control weapons, potions, pets and any other items players wish to access quickly. This may take awhile but it eventually comes.

Currency[edit]

There are two types of currency in Monkey Quest. The main type of currency is bananas, which are commonly earned from quests and can be used at a vendor to buy items, whilst the other currency, NC (Nick Cash) can to be bought with real money or can be earned by levelling up and can be used to buy items from the NC mall which is located at the bottom right corner of the screen in Monkey Quest.

Membership[edit]

There are membership plans that allow you to pay in real life money for special features in the game such as access to all trails, ability to join each tribe, and so on.[5]

Possibility of a film adaptation[edit]

In August 2012, Variety reported that Paramount Animation (which like Nickelodeon is owned by Viacom) was in the process of starting development of several animated movies with budgets of around USD 100 million. According to Variety, the intellectual property for these films, which is to be supplied by Nickelodeon among others, includes Monkey Quest.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nickelodeon Enters MMO Games Space with ‘Monkey Quest’. Website. Retrieved on 2009-03-17
  2. ^ Nickelodeon's Monkey Quest Closed Beta Begins!. Website. Retrieved on 2009-03-17
  3. ^ Monkey Quest website. Website. Retrieved on 2014-07-30
  4. ^ MMOgameingsite Review of Monkey Quest. Website. Retrieved on 2009-03-19
  5. ^ https://secure.nc.monkeyquest.com/membership
  6. ^ Graser, Marc; Kroll, Justin (17 August 2012). "Paramount ramping up animation slate". Variety. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 

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