No matter which way you spin it, 8 million accounts is a ton of accounts. Free Realms
has recently hit that magical milestone, celebrating a huge amount of fan interest in the game and a recent nomination for Best New Social/Online game
in the Game Developer's Choice Awards
. In fact, it's the only traditional MMO to be nominated for an award this year (outside of Nexon's Dungeon Fighter Online
As usual with our "account milestone" announcements, 8 million players is not the number of active players in the game. It's just the number of accounts that have been signed up on the Free Realms
website. However, even if only 1% of those accounts were active, that's still 80,000 accounts playing the game -- a number you still should not scoff at.
So congratulations to SOE
on your recent account milestone, and good luck in the Game Developer's Choice awards! Beat out Farmville