Monday, January 31, 2011

Get ready to go Wild!

...Wild West, that is.

You can play the Wild West Island preview right now on Poptropica. We've also put up our Wild West Island info page, which has some juicy new details about the next Poptropica adventure. Now, I know a little something about striking fear into the hearts of an Island's citizens, but this Mustachio Grande fella sounds like a real terror!

Perhaps I should shoot him a text.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, January 28, 2011

New in the Poptropica Store: Disco Queen and King costumes

Just released to the Poptropica Store are two new costumes: Disco Queen, for girls, and Disco King, for boys.

These outfits don't just look snazzy. Press the spacebar when you've got them on, and your Poptropican will bust a move.

Let's see some dance parties in those common rooms this weekend!

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BLACK WIDOW

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Saddle up for Wild West Island!

It's official: Your next Poptropica adventure is Wild West Island. You can get a sneak preview of Wild West Island right now!

Head on over to Poptropica and access your travel map to find the Wild West preview, just below Shark Tooth Island.

In the preview, you'll have to lasso several cows and return them to the ranch. Do so within the time limit and you'll win a special prize! There will be a new prize available every couple of days, so be sure to check back often.

And there's a special prize only for Poptropica Members! Just return all the cattle within the time limit to claim your Members-only Wild West Hero outfit.

We'll have a lot more information about Wild West Island very soon. Enjoy the sneak preview!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, January 24, 2011

UFO Joe a-go-go

With all the hubbub surrounding Cryptids Island, don't forget about the action every day in the Daily Pop. In the games section, the competition on the high score lists is as intense as ever. Here are your current leaderboards for UFO Joe:

Calm Star put up a solid 38,180 points today to take the top spot for both the day and the week so far, but that's nothing compared to...

Purple Ant, whose score of 50,800 keeps him at the top of the heap.

There's only one week left in January for somebody to grab the top spot from Purple Ant! Are you up to the challenge?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Things that go bump in the night

Well! It looks like I'm not the only one. We're hearing a lot of chatter that Poptropicans who have ventured into Cryptids Island are finding it to be a pretty scary place. As an example...

This is the least creepy thing you'll see in this house.

Are you ready to set foot into the most frightening Poptropica Island yet? We hope to see lots and lots of you on Cryptids Island this weekend!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Uncostumizable

On Cryptids Island, just like everywhere else on Poptropica, you can costumize a lot of different characters. But in some cases...

Yeesh! Why would you want to?

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BLACK WIDOW

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cryptids Island is now open to everyone!

The wait is over for non-Members. Cryptids Island is now open to all!



Head on over to Poptropica and start playing now!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, January 17, 2011

Even more tales from the Cryptids

Here you have it: the moment where Cryptids Island became too frightening for me to continue, and I was forced to retreat to the friendly waters of Skullduggery Island. Seriously, these woods are terrifying!

Are you up to the challenge of Cryptids Island? Non-Members will able to play tomorrow!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, January 14, 2011

More tales from the Cryptids

Whether an ocean or a lake -- or "loch," as some call it -- I'm always more comfortable on a boat than on land. But during my trip to Scotland in Cryptids Island, I was the passenger and not a captain. I even found time to take pictures.

Did I find proof of the Loch Ness Monster?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tales from the Cryptids

Cryptids Island can be dangerous for an old salt like me. Sea legs I've got. Mountaineering arms, not so much. Good thing I found a guide to help me out.

Cryptids Island will be open to everybody next Tuesday, January 18!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Animation re-test



Nothing like a make-up exam.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, January 10, 2011

Animation test

Giddyup!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, January 7, 2011

Costume quest

You fashionistas out there already know that there are hundreds of outfits on Poptropica that you can costumize on Islands, or buy in the Store. And there are thousands of possible costume combinations that you can put together when you combine pieces from them all.

All those accessories can be hard to hold onto. Here are a few tricks for keeping around your favorite ensembles.


The Costume Collector Gold Card is available in the Poptropica store. It's free to use for Members, or 250 Credits for non-Members. With the Costume Collector, you can store up to three of your costumes exactly as they are, so you don't have to worry about having to put them all together again later.

The Portrait Printer, also in the Store free for Members and 250 Credits for non-Members, lets you immortalize your greatest fashion creations on paper. You can pose your Poptropican, add one of several backgrounds, and then print it out for all to see!

Finally, all Members and non-Members with a Poptropica username can use the Avatar Studio to save a picture of their current look and share it with the world. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and play dress up!

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BLACK WIDOW

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cryptids in the news!

Did you hear the news? A couple weeks ago, a man in Kentucky saw a strange creature running around his farm at night. He shot and killed it, and discovered a bizarre, hairless creature with a pointed snout that walked on four legs.

Well, some people thought this might have been proof of the chupacabra -- not that the man had had any bloodless goats turn up on his farm recently.

Unfortunately for monster hunters, a wildlife biologist examined the body and determined that the creature was probably a raccoon suffering from a disease that had caused all its hair to fall out. Oh well. The chupacabra may still be hiding somewhere out there!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Go fly a kite

Hey, Poptropica Members! Did you know that you can fly all the kites in the kite store on Cryptids Island? There are lots of kites to choose from.

Pandas do make me smile.

Try more of them, if you haven't. And you non-Members don't have long to wait. Cryptids Island will be open to everyone on January 18.

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BLACK WIDOW

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

We want to hear from you!

If you're traveling around Poptropica over the next few days, you may encounter a billboard that looks like this:

If you've got five minutes to spare, the Creators would appreciate your answering a few short questions about how you play Poptropica. Just click on that sign to be taken to the survey, which will open in a new window so you won't lose your game. Your responses will help us to make Poptropica an even more fun place to play in the future.

And don't worry: the survey won't ask you for any personal information, and you won't need to sign up for anything in order to take it. Just the facts, please!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hitch your dragon

Look what followed me onto Cryptids Island:


You too can drag in some new followers to the new year with the Dragon Followers card, available now in the Poptropica Store.


Clicking the dragon on the card will cycle through three different dragon followers to choose from, in yellow, blue, and red.

Happy new year!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH