Thursday, April 17, 2014

Mission Atlantis for Members, Survival for all!

Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep is now available for Poptropica Members! Prepare to journey to the strangest place on earth, and discover something beyond imagination!

If you're not a Member, get Membership now to play Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep.

Keep an eye on our Mission Atlantis World Champions live map to see where you ranked among the top finishers, and check out everywhere in the world that people are playing Mission Atlantis.

That's not all. Survival: Crash Landing is now available for everybody to play! If you've been missing out on our first episodic adventure, now's your chance to see what everyone is talking about.

Visit Poptropica now to play Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep and Survival: Crash Landing!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Take the plunge tomorrow!

We're just one day away from the release of Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep. Poptropica Members will be able to play the first episode of our undersea journey this Thursday, April 17. If you've ever wondered what it's like at the bottom of the sea, we hope this adventure lives up to your imagination!

If you're not a Member yet, why not get Membership now and beat the rush? You'll be able to play Survival: Crash Landing in the meantime, plus get the new Members-only Diving Suit costume in the Poptropica Store!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The "Create Your Dream Island" contest winner is...

After going through more than 2,000 entries and months of deliberations, we are thrilled to announce the winner of the "Create Your Dream Island" contest. The winning entry is...

Arabian Nights Island, submitted by Sarah S. from South Carolina!

The pitch: On Arabian Nights Island, Poptropicans go on a quest across the desert to rescue a sultan's genie from the Forty Thieves.

Why we liked it: Everyone who saw Sarah's entry -- from our friends at Penguin, to the creative team at Poptropica led by Jeff Kinney -- said the same thing. Between the characters, the setting, the storyline, and the gameplay, Sarah's entry came to us sounding exactly like an Island we'd put together. It's a classic tale, inspired by one of the oldest storytelling traditions in the world, and yet one we'd never thought about doing before.

When we read her entry, we all knew that we had to make Arabian Nights Island. And so we will, later on this year!

We asked Sarah, whose avatar name is Magic Eagle, a few questions. We are excited to share her answers with you!
Poptropica Creators: How did you come up with the idea for your Island?
Sarah: I came up with the idea for my island because of some souvenirs my dad brought back for my sister and me from his deployment to Kuwait. He had brought back a genie lamp, a magic flying carpet, and most importantly Clyde the Camel. When I was trying to figure out what to do for my island I saw these objects and everything just clicked.
Poptropica Creators: How did you react when you found out you’d won?
Sarah: When I found out I had won, I screamed, jumped up and down, and danced around the house for at least an hour. I almost couldn’t believe it. I thought I was going to wake up and realize it was all just one awesome dream.
Poptropica Creators: How long have you been playing Poptropica?
Sarah: I have been playing Poptropica for four years now. My sister introduced it to me when I was old enough to understand the game. I have been in love with it ever since. I have had a bunch of different characters over the years because I love making new characters.
Poptropica Creators: Which Island is your favorite?
Sarah: My favorite island is definitely Game Show Island because I love all of the different game shows! Mr. Yoshi’s Super Terrific Challenge is my favorite game show because of all the crazy costumes! I thought that was really cool.
Poptropica Creators: What 3 things would you want with you on a deserted island?
Sarah: Three things I would want with me on a deserted island would be a flare gun, Buster my dog, and a full year’s supply of ice cream.
Well, Sarah, we can't give you a full year's supply of ice cream, but we can make your Island dreams come true. We can't wait to make Arabian Nights Island a reality on Poptropica!

As for the "Create Your Dream Island" contest, the fun's not over yet. We also awarded prizes to 10 runners-up. We'll soon be sharing their ideas and stories too!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The winner of the Create Your Dream Island contest will be announced tomorrow!

That's right: tomorrow, we'll announce the grand-prize winner of the "Create Your Dream Island" contest. We're so excited we can hardly sit still.

Keep an eye right here to find out what lucky and talented Poptropican will have their Island idea turned into reality!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Crash course

We're glad that Survival: Crash Landing will be available to all next week. We can't wait until everyone has a chance to play it. Of course, if the wait is killing you, there are a couple of ways you can play it this weekend.

For one thing, you could become a Poptropica Member, and get all the great benefits that come with it: Early Access to new Islands, exclusive costumes and items, and full use of absolutely everything in the Poptropica Store.

If that's not your speed, you can also download the Poptropica iPad app and play Survival: Crash Landing. It's available now!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

I believe I can fly


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Where can you get one of those cool tablets?

Well, obviously we can't go around getting everyone in the world a free iPad. But if you've noticed the Poptropicans on our homepage running past while holding their own tablets, you've probably also wondered how you can get one for your Poptropican.

It's easy: just find one of the billboards that you see above on an Island's Main Street. Watch the video, and at the end you'll get your personal Poptropica App Tablet! It's only available for a limited time, so grab it fast. You don't want to be one-upped by the next model.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

When can you play Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep?

We're happy to tell you that episode 1 of Mission Atlantis, "Into the Deep," will be available to Poptropica Members on Thursday, April 17.

That's not all. Also on April 17, the first episode of Survival, "Crash Landing," will become available for all to play online.

Of course, Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep will also be available on mobile, and we will let you know the instant you can play it on your iPad or other supported device. And you can download Survival: Crash Landing for your iPad right now!

You can expect to see even more Poptropica adventures in the near future, both online and mobile!

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