Think of it as Everquest for kids. Free Realms is an engrossing MMORPG for the younger gaming crowd, and it'll feature everything from exploration to unique mini-games. Here's a great look at the Seaside area in the game, which boasts plenty of interesting characters having fun on the beach. There's a waterfall, the Post Office, Kai's Humble Hut, and a number of other locales, and the colorful, charming palette ought to appeal to the targeted demographic. They've already started the closed beta and you can sign up for a spot in the open beta, too, so don't miss your chance! This one could be a lot of fun.
3/18/2009 Ben Dutka