Parents' Guide to


By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Players help real-world charities in this Facebook sim.

Game Facebook 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Not a waste of time

Love this game, it's still in the early stages so they haven't perfected everything, but it has real promise and you feel good about playing. :-) My kids really like it, there are videos you can watch that tell you all about the organizations that you are donating your Joy too, so it's very educational, teaches kids about other cultures and makes them aware of just how lucky they are, all in a positive setting. I highly recommend it and hope it stays around, we need more games like this.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
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WeTopia is a wonderful "gaming for good" initiative that lets players feel like they're making a positive impact in the real world instead of just playing an Internet time-waster for its own sake. Once players earn enough "Joy," they can visit Joy Central, browse through a list of charities and learn more about each one, then click the "Donate" button and watch the Joy Balloon fly away as takes the donated Joy to the real world.

On the gameplay side, WeTopia is a pretty standard building sim that eventually requires the help of other Facebook friends to complete structures and finish quests -- unless the player is willing to spend Facebook Credits to speed things up. However, in this case, players at least know that their in-game purchases are going towards a good cause.

Game Details

  • Platform: Facebook
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Release date: December 12, 2011
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: RP
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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