Video Game April Fool’s Joke Turns Entire MMO Black and White

Early this morning, 30,000 players logged into the MMO AdventureQuest Worlds to find that the entire game had been converted to black and white. Free to play games have to cut costs somewhere, so replacing 16 million colors with an 8-bit palette should help.

“Players were presented a message that the game forgot to pay its color bill,” said Adam Bohn, CEO and Founder of AdventureQuest Worlds. “The staff is working hard to restore color to the game as soon as possible.”

It is April Fool’s Day, and Artix Entertainment, the force behind crazy web games, has released a new April Fool’s joke every year since it was founded in 2002. In previous years, Artix turned every player into a Moderator, replaced the entire game with doodle sketches, and swapped out monsters and in-game NPCs with Mechs from its fantasy giant-robot battling game. Check out the full list at: .

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Other Games from Artix Entertainment
Artix Entertainment offers many free to play RPG and MMO titles, ranging from the fantasy realms of AdventureQuest Worlds, OverSoul, DragonFable, and AdventureQuest, to the sci-fi galaxies of MechQuest and EpicDuel, to the puzzle-based Battle Gems mobile game. Artix has enjoyed a high success rate in the past 11 years with over 180 million accounts created for their games.

For more information about Artix games, please visit:
AdventureQuest Worlds at
Battle Gems at OverSoul at EpicDuel at DragonFable at MechQuest at AdventureQuest at Artix Entertainment games at and HeroMart at

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