"Pumkin Land" (AKA: "Pumkin World") is an "educational" Flash game aimed at younger children. The game is based on a series of educational digital tools that teach children English language basics. These include games and cartoons featuring anthropomorphic pumpkins. (Or as they call them: "Pumkins."
Not much is known about this game but it has been discovered by Lets Players
and Youtube Poopers
alike and has gained a memetic status.
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Pumkin Land is made up of the following minigames:
- Hungry Pumkin: A game that teaches types of food and drinks. This is the most well known and infamous part of the game. You play as a diner worker and you serve the customer whatever food he orders.
- Numbers: This game teaches numbers. You play as a pianist in a concert hall and you must hit piano eyes in succession according to their numbers in order to play a song.
- In-On-Over-Under: This game teaches the words; In, On, Over, and Under. You are in the living room of a house inhabited by an alligator who tells you to place several objects in, on, over, or under several places in the house. (Ex: "Put the pencil on the table.")
- The Fruits Game: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. This game teaches types of fruits. Also involves catching fruits that are falling from a tree.
- Barnyard Disco: This game teaches types of farm animals. You are at a "Barnyard Disco" and you must click on whatever animal the DJ calls out.
- Vegetables: This game teaches types of vegetables. A (presumably) blind rabbit wearing sunglasses asks you what vegetables are in the garden to eat. You are supposed to click on whatever vegetable he asks for.
- The Clothes Game: This game teaches types of clothing. A female Pumkin character is hanging laundry on a clothesline on a windy day. Meanwhile a talking crow will call out certain types of clothes and you must click on them, the wind then blows them off of the line.
- The Colors Game: This game teaches types of colors. Various multicolored Pumkin characters (without arms or legs but still have faces) fall out of the sky one by one. They will say aloud their respective colors when you click on them.
Pumkin Land contains examples of the following tropes:
- Artificial Stupidity: The rabbit in the vegetables game will sometimes ask for a vegetable that he just ate and is no longer in the garden.
- Berserk Button: Whenever you give the Hungry Pumkin the wrong order; he will swiftly slap the food off of the counter.
NO! I don't want that!
- Big Eater / Extreme Omnivore: The Pumkin you serve in the diner in "Hungry Pumkin" eats a lot of food in one sitting. He will also eat several condiments and cooking ingredients on their own (salt, pepper, butter, jam). Any food or drink that comes in a container he will also eat with the food. Ex: When he orders a can of soda, he will eat the can, when he orders a glass of water or juice, he will eat the glass. When her orders a bowl of rice, he eats the bowl. He also eats a coffee mug, salt and pepper shakers and a jar of jam. And he still never pays you for all the food you've provided.
- Furry Confusion: This game revolves around a race of anthropomorphic pumpkins that grow (and presumably eat) non-anthropomorphic vegetables. There are also several animal characters that are capable of talking (The alligator, the crow, and the rabbit.) and others do not (the Barnyard Disco animals).
- Large Ham: The game's voice acting is full of this.
- Machine Monotone: The female voice in the fruit and vegetable games.
- Schadenfreude: In the clothes game the crow will sometimes laugh when the clothes get blown away by the wind.
- Spell My Name with an S: The anthropomorphic pumpkins are called "Pumkins." Ironic considering this is an educational game and they intentionally misspell "pumpkin."
- Video Game Cruelty Potential: The entire clothes game is about continuously ruining a pumkin's laundry.