Friday, February 10, 2017

The Evolution of the World Map

Hey everybody! Welcome back to the Animal Jam Whip. In today's post, we're going to be briefly talking about how the famous world map has changed over the years.

During beta testing, I believe there were only four lands: Jamaa Township, the Temple of Zios, Crystal Sands, and Sarepia Forest (back then it was just called ''Sarepia").

Then, in late September 2010, just a few weeks after beta ended, Coral Canyons was released. Months later, in January 2011, Mt. Shiveer was released, and shortly after in February 2011 Appondale was released. The map looked like this:

Image result for animal jam world map beta

In early fall 2011, oceans were added. At first, there were only three oceans: Bahari Bay, Deep Blue, and Crystal Reef. Later on, Kani Cove made its debut.

It wasn't until July 2013 when we finally got a new land, and that land was Kimbara Outback. Also in that same update, the world map got quite a drastic, cartoony makeover that caused a lot of controversy among the community...

File:Old Map.png

After hearing a bunch of complaints, AJHQ responded by adjusting the map back into its original form.

And now, in February 2017, still without a new land that Clark Stacey had previously promised over a year prior to this post, this is what the map looks like currently.

Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoyed learning about the world map and its stages of evolution over time. I wonder what changes the world map and its many side features will face in the future.


  1. That means I joined in 2011! Because when I joined Mt Shiveer wasn't there, and then like a week later we couldn't play AJ at all, and then like a couple months? Later, we got to play and it was there. As well as Appondale.
    And I wish AJ would've kept the more 3D map. Though they might have changed it to add the Secret Basement.

    1. Yeah, perhaps it was for the best that they kept the map the way it used to be.

  2. Darn I remember that "new" map haha.
    I never knew oceans were released late 2011, I always assumed it was on late 2010 whoops.
    Then that means my first animal wasn't a seal...
    //Goes into deep thinking about what my first animal was.

    1. Hehe! My first animal was a seal and I joined in August 2011. Hmm...

  3. Am I the only person who actually quite liked the cartoony map? I mean, I prefer the current one, but I actually think it looks cool...


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