Thursday, January 19, 2017

Vote for our February Island of the Month!

Super Power Island? Or Reality TV Island? Decisions, decisions...
As you know, every month Poptropica has two Islands of the Month (this month the IOTM are Time Tangled Island and Arabian Nights Island). IOTM are special because they give CREDITS GALORE!

First-time finishers earn 500 credits, and if you've already completed the IOTM, you still earn 300 credits the first time you complete one of them again.

Plus we put classic members-only IOTM costumes and powers back in the Poptropica Store. Captain Crawfish makes a walkthrough for any IOTM that doesn't have one. And we dig up cool lost art and other special stuff to feature on the blog (see past featured IOTM here).

So knowing that, Poptropicans, we ask you: Which Island should be a February Island of the Month -- Reality TV Island or Super Power Island? We already have one IOTM picked (no, we're not telling yet!) but we want you to pick the other!

Vote in the poll below. Whichever Island has the most votes by midnight ET on Tuesday, January 24, wins! Spread the word!



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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Get ready for Poptropica Worlds, coming this Spring!

It’s a new year, Poptropicans, and that means a new Poptropica is coming your way. This Spring we’ll be debuting Poptropica Worlds™, the next generation of Poptropica!

As we’ve mentioned here on the blog, the Poptropica Creators have been working hard on Poptropica Worlds and we can’t wait to show it off! We’d love to let you into the awesomeness that is Poptropica Worlds right now but honestly -- Poptropica Worlds isn’t quite ready for the average Poptropican.

In fact, the Poptropicans who are exploring Poptropica Worlds right at this moment are different from any Poptropicans you’ve ever seen...


That’s right -- only test dummies are allowed into Poptropica Worlds right now! Once the Poptropica Scientists -- er, Creators -- get the fun factor just right, Poptropica Worlds will be open for all Poptropicans to enjoy! Get ready for...
  • New, exciting Worlds to explore
  • Favorites from the original Poptropica, remastered for Poptropica Worlds
  • One account for everything Poptropica!
  • Your very own customizable home (remember this poll?)
  • More costumes than ever
  • Daily prizes and awesome games
  • And more to come...
Over the next few months we’ll give you some peeks behind the scenes of Poptropica Worlds, right here on the blog. So stay tuned and get psyched -- Poptropica Worlds is coming your way!

PS -- I did a Q&A on the Poptropica Help Blog's Discord chat server, and then the PHB did a nice write up about it. I answered a lot of questions you might have, so you might want to check out all the stuff some Poptropica fans and I talked about!

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January's Islands of the Month are...


It's the beginning of a new month, and you know what that means, Poptropicans. Time for our new Islands of the Month! For January 2017 we are featuring...

❄️ Time Tangled Island -- In this classic and popular Poptropica Island, a malfunctioning time machine has messed up history! It's your job to go back in time and set things right. Because if you don't, who knows what the future will hold?


First-time finishers earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits the first time they complete Time Tangled Island again. Think you'll need help completing this Island? No worries, Captain Crawfish has a brand-new walkthrough for it!


❄️ Arabian Nights Island -- This Island was actually conceived by a Poptropica fan, Magic Eagle, otherwise known as Sarah S. She won our Create Your Dream Island contest a few years ago, and we brought her Island idea to life. In Arabian Nights Island you'll journey to an ancient land of sultans, thieves, and a magical lamp with power beyond imagination.


Arabian Nights Island is a three-episode Island and that means you'll get big credits for finishing EACH episode! 1st-time finishers can earn up to 1,500 credits and 1st-repeat finishers can earn up to 900 credits -- wow!

Need some help getting through this Island? Here are the Captain's official walkthroughs for each episode:




Don't wait! Hop on over to Poptropica.com to play these amazing adventures and earn huge amounts of credits to spend in the Poptropica Store!


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Monday, January 2, 2017

Behind the scenes: How PoptropiCon's Omegon was created


We hoped you enjoyed playing December's Islands of the Month -- Wimpy Wonderland and PoptropiCon! Due to the holiday weekend these Islands are still officially IOTM through today, 1/2/17, so go enjoy them while you can!

You'll definitely want to finish PoptropiCon's episodes because you'll get big credits for finishing EACH episode! 1st-time finishers can earn up to 1,500 credits and 1st-repeat finishers can earn up to 900 credits. Wow!


As always, yours truly did some digging to find some cool art from both our IOTM (check out these animations from Wimpy Wonderland) -- and you're not going to believe what I found from PoptropiCon's development!

Back in 2013, Poptropica Creators updated Poptropolis Games, and the artists working on the Island designed tribal costumes for it. The costumes were ultimately not used, but one in particular came in handy a year later. Read what happened in one of our Creators' own words (just click on the images to enlarge them)...






This is such a great example of how Poptropica Creators work closely together when developing an Island -- and how really great concepts from the development of one Island can come to life in another Island down the road!

Happy New Year, Poptropicans! We hope you had a nice Winter Break!



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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Behind the scenes: Animations from Wimpy Wonderland


As you know, one of December's Islands of the Month is Wimpy Wonderland. Normally a members-only Island, Wimpy Wonderland is open to EVERYONE through 1/2/17!

First-time finishers earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits the first time they complete Wimpy Wonderland again. Captain Crawfish also recorded a brand-new walkthrough for the Island to help you finish it -- you can see the Wimpy Wonderland walkthrough here.

Since this fun Island is an IOTM, we've dug up some awesome stuff to show you -- animations from when the Island was developed! When the Poptropica Creators work on an Island, a huge part of its design is getting the look and animations of the characters just right. Check out these gems!

Greg and Rodrick animations

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Notes on Manny's design


Manny animations

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A Rowley animation

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Pretty cool, huh? Remember, you only have the rest of this weekend to build up those credits by playing through Wimpy Wonderland -- so go play Poptropica now!

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Friday, December 30, 2016

#MyPoptropicaCostume contest deadline extended!


More #MyPoptropicaCostume contest news, everyone!

The Creators have decided to extend the contest deadline to midnight ET on Monday, January 2, 2017! We figured -- why not give everyone the long weekend to work on their entries? Makes sense, right?

So if you've been procrastinating, fear not -- and get creating! We can't wait to see your designs.

Need info on the contest? Check out this post!

Happy New Year, Poptropicans!


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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Big news about the #MyPoptropicaCostume contest!


The Poptropica Creators are SO IMPRESSED with the number and quality of #MyPoptropicaCostume entries. Seriously, everyone. You are amazingly creative!

We're so impressed, in fact, that there is NO WAY we can choose one grand prize winner. So we won't. We'll choose two winners! Each winner will get a 6-month Poptropica subscription, have their costume created by Poptropica and sold in the Poptropica Store, and see their costume worn by a Poptropican on the Home Island!

But wait, there's more!

We're also going to have ten runners-up that YOU vote on! The Poptropica Creators will pick 20 costumes for you to vote on in January, here on the blog. The top ten with the most votes will get a 3-month Poptropica subscription and get their costume created and sold in the Poptropica Store later in 2017!

So if you haven't entered yet, get creating: The deadline is Saturday, December 31, Monday, January 2, 2017, at midnight ET. Find the contest details here and the official rules here.

Best of luck to you all!


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Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays, Poptropicans!


Hooray! It's that awesome time of year where we all get a little time off from school and work to celebrate the season with family and friends. All the Poptropica Creators hope you have a very merry weekend and restful break from school!

Here at Poptropica we're not taking TOO much of a break, though. Next week we're going to have some very interesting stuff to talk about on the blog... so stay tuned!

Until then, enjoy this most wonderful time of the year!


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