Tuesday, April 30, 2013

One from the archives

Digging through my desk today, I found an old notebook. Inside I saw some long-forgotten ideas for a Poptropica Island.

This is probably from late 2007 or 2008, right after Poptropica got started. As we developed it a little more, the "Haunted Amusement Park" took on a slightly different form (and name), but it didn't end up becoming a real Island.

You never know, I guess.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Congratulations to the first 10 public finishers of Back Lot Island!

We released Back Lot Island to everybody yesterday, and Poptropicans everywhere rushed to complete it. These ten players got there just a little bit before the rest.

If you haven't played Back Lot Island yet, now's the time! Visit Poptropica now to play Back Lot Island.


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Back Lot Island is now available to everyone!

That's right -- Back Lot Island is now open to everybody. What else is there to say? Visit Poptropica now to play Back Lot Island!

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Almost time for the big premiere

Remember, Back Lot Island will be available to everyone tomorrow! Keep an eye on this blog -- we'll tell you the moment it becomes available.

If you're a Member and haven't gotten your Back Lot Island Director costume yet, time's a wasting. It will be gone from the Poptropica Store tomorrow. Don't delay!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

LEGO CUUSOO -- another milestone is in sight


We are verging on 6,000 supporters of our LEGO CUUSOO project. This seems like an important milestone, and once again I offer you an enticement to help us attain it. Once we reach 6,000 supporters, we'll release a brand-new, never-before-seen desktop wallpaper!

I can't even preview it here. That would be to spoil the surprise. But rest assured: if you lend your support to Dr. Hare's Lair, we'll give away a wallpaper that works on your desktop, tablet, or phone.

It is distasteful to me that I must continue to bribe you instead of simply brainwashing you to ensure compliance. Alas, until my lair is complete, this is the best I can do. Don't continue to humiliate me like this. Vote for Poptropica's LEGO CUUSOO project today! (Or, if you're under 13, ask someone over 13 to cast a vote for you!)

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Monday, April 22, 2013

It's Earth Day. Are you an energy hog?

Today is Earth Day. It's a great time to stop and think about what we can each do to help preserve the environment that we depend on for so much.

One way you can learn to do that is by playing the free mini-quest available in the Poptropica Store, "Don't Be an Energy Hog." Find out how to save electricity and reduce your carbon footprint -- and stop other energy hogs in their tracks! Just visit the Poptropica Store and grab this free Gold Card.

On Poptropica, it's all fun and games, but in your everyday life you can do your part to minimize energy use.

  • Power down electronics when you're done with them 
  • Unplug chargers when you're not charging something 
  • Turn off power strips at the end of the day

It's just that easy to help make sure that we all get to live on a happy, healthy planet!

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

One week until Back Lot Island opens to everyone

The summer movie season is nearly upon us, but the biggest blockbuster of all isn't at your local theater. It's on your computer! Back Lot Island will be available to everyone in one short week.

If you can't wait that long, Back Lot Island is available right now for Poptropica Members, who also get an array of exclusive Back Lot Island-themed stuff from the Poptropica Store. And don't forget, the Back Lot Island Director's costume will only be in the store for another week.

Become a Member today and get the full Back Lot Island experience!

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Make springtime blossom

Springtime couldn't come soon enough, but it still seems like the season's dragging. So why not pick up the "Flower Power!" Gold Card in the Poptropica Store, and spread some springtime cheer of your own?

This card is a combination costume and power. You can dress the part, or simply walk around Poptropica planting flowers that will blossom and bring a little cheer to everyone's day.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

This is the director's cut

Poptropica Members, while you're enjoying Back Lot Island this weekend, don't forget to head to the Poptropica Store and pick up your Back Lot Island gear. There's a lot to enjoy, like the Silent Treatment and the Clapboard, but it's the Director Costume you'll want to make sure to get your hands on during Early Access.

Why? Because the Director Costume will be gone once Back Lot Island becomes available to everyone!

If you're already a Member, make the most of it. If you're not, don't miss out. Become a Member today and you can wear the Director Costume while you play Back Lot Island this weekend!

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Immortalized in film

One of my favorite Poptropica features, the photo album, takes on even greater importance thanks to Back Lot Island. They say that film stars live forever, and now I know it's true!

See? My starring role, preserved for eternity. No one will ever forget that face!

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

LEGO CUUSOO project update: Dr Hare Deluxe Balloons now available

Like a Giant Rabbot effortlessly soaring over the horizon, we have surpassed 5,000 supporters for our LEGO CUUSOO project. That means we're more than halfway to our goal!

As promised, we've released two new bunny balloons to thank all of our supporters for your hard work. If you are not worthy of this prize, we trust that you will not take it. You're on the honor system. We'll know.

To claim your free Dr. Hare Deluxe Balloons, log in to your Poptropica account and enter the promo code DRHARE5000.

(Wondering how to redeem a code? Find out here.)

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Night Watch Island walkthrough guide now available!

Stuck on Night Watch Island? Never fear! Our Official Tips & Tricks app has been updated with a step-by-step guide to help you master the mall. And, like all of the guides on our app, downloading the Night Watch Island guide is absolutely free.

To download for your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, visit the App store.

To download for your Android device, download from Google Play.

The mall needs you! Don't let it down.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

This balloon's about to pop

Minions! We are ever so close to surpassing 5,000 supporters for our LEGO CUUSOO project.

Now, I am a bunny of my word, and I did promise to give you a code for two free items in Poptropica once we cross the 5,000 threshold. But just as I will give you the code at that point, I will certainly NOT be giving it away until we reach that mark.

So don't wait! If you're 13 or over, visit our LEGO CUUSOO project page right now and vote to support "Dr. Hare's Lair!" If you are under 13, ask a parent, guardian, sibling, friend, or trusted mentor to cast a vote for you!

Together, we can move one step closer to making this project a reality!

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Congratulations to the first 10 finishers of Back Lot Island!

How many Poptropicans does it take to make movie magic? Well, thousands, apparently, but with yesterday's launch of Back Lot Island to Poptropica Members, we wanted to once again tip our caps to the 10 players who made it through our newest adventure before anyone else.

Congratulations are in order to:

We can't wait to watch many more of you earn your Back Lot Island medallions. You can play Back Lot Island today with Membership!


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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Back Lot Island is now available to Poptropica Members!

Poptropica Members can play Back Lot Island right now! Don't wait -- visit Poptropica now to play Back Lot Island!

If you're not a Member, find out how to become a Member so you can be among the first to play Back Lot Island!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Members, play Back Lot Island this Thursday!

Monday's post may have been an April Fool's joke -- and good on you if you figured it out -- but what we've got to say next is deadly serious. So serious, in fact, that it deserves its own paragraph.

Early Access to Back Lot Island will be available to Poptropica Members tomorrow, April 4!

You can follow the countdown to the instant Back Lot Island launches to Members on the Poptropica homepage. If you're not yet a Member, don't miss out -- become a Member today so that you can play Back Lot Island tomorrow!

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Get ready for Poptropica HD-3D!

It's the biggest announcement in Poptropica history. Introducing Poptropica HD in 3D - powered by TURBO!

Our team has been working around the clock for the past 12 months to update the entire site into stunning high-definition, three-dimensional graphics. You won't believe your eyes!

This is the future of Poptropica: crisp outlines, bold colors, and the astonishing depth of field only advanced high-resolution graphics can provide. So realistic, it's like you're actually there!

In order to see these AMAZING graphics, you will need to purchase a pair of Poptropica HD 3D glasses! These sweet specs will retail for the low, low price of only $999.95!*

Not convinced? Poptropica HD-3D is even approved by Poptropica Creator Jeff Kinney, paid endorser:

Get ready for the next generation of TURBO-POWERED POPTRAWESOMNESS!!

*Shipping and handling not included. Expected HD-3D glasses on-sale date: 01/01/2014.

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