Is there an official Watopia backstory? Clearly, there is a modern civilization built on the ruins of an advanced ancient civilization. What happened to the civilization that built the glass tunnels and the enormous statues? Did they spend too much of their time biking and running, resulting in the collapse of their society? Is this a cautionary tale for the current residents of Watopia? You never see anyone on the island who isn’t biking or running, and you can see that this obsession with fitness is having a negative impact on the island’s infrastructure. The wooden bridges, in particular, are in a sorry state of disrepair, with guardrails missing or falling off.
What sort of guidance were the artists given to ensure a consistent “feel” for the island?
And why “Watopia”? If utopia is derived from the Greek ou (not) + topos (place), is watopia derived from the Greek wa (eggs) + topos (place)? I have yet to see an egg anywhere in Watopia.