Thursday, January 31, 2013

We get letters

We received a lovely letter from a Poptropican named Loud Feather that we had to share.

A LAMENT TO THE 32 ISLANDS 
Over the last few days, I have been going over all the last few Poptropican Islands. It is strange to think that once there was only one island; and that less than four years ago, there were only EIGHT! 
Sometimes we forget about these old islands. They are just figures of the past, unwanted, and used. But really, they are more than that. They are milestones of Poptropica. 
We should take the time from now until when the 33rd island comes out to celebrate, and decide, once and for all… WHICH IS THE BEST ISLAND IN POPTROPICA?
Obviously, everyone has different opinions. 
MILESTONES
Here are some milestones of Poptropica: 
2007, EARLY POPTROPICA: Early Poptropica, the first island ever, was created. 
2008, ASTRO KNIGHTS: The first “boss battle” scenes ever! Also, Astro Knights is one of the oldest islands, but one of the hardest and most popular! 
2010, SKULLDUGGERY: The longest island TO DATE. It is an extremely popular island and is regarded to some as the hardest island on Poptropica. 
2010, THE DAILY POP: All of Poptropica was closed down in late 2010 for repairs. No one knew exactly what was going on, until… it RE-OPENED: with a new format! Your own Poptropican homepage, the Daily Pop, a new saving system and a great new store came out. 
2012, POPTROPICA FRIENDS: Poptropica gained a new activity: friending. Now, you can become friends with other people, start Multiverse codes with them, and see what they’ve been up to. 
2012, SUPER VILLAIN: The 30th Island came out on Poptropica… with characters from other islands! In Reality TV (2009-10), you could go on a TV Show with them, but in Super Villain, you could actually go into their dreams and find out why they were so evil: giving a terrific back-story to Poptropica. 
2013, ZOMBERRY: Yep, the 32nd island is out, and, well, let’s just say that in the past six years, Poptropica got a whole lot better! 

Wonderful stuff. I'd say it's more of an ode than a lament, but at any rate -- this letter brought the house down! Thanks so much, Loud Feather.

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BLACK WIDOW

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Have you gotten your Night Watch Island extras?

We like to give away goodies on Poptropica, but sometimes we forget to make a big announcement about them. So, have you noticed the desktop wallpaper and printable poster available on the Night Watch Island info page? They're free! No Membership required.

Night Watch Island is coming soon to Poptropica! Keep an eye out for when you can start playing it.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I'd like to thank the academy

It's awards season, and all of the biggest names in cinema are picking up statues and telling each other how great they are. Well, I like today's movies too, but they just don't make 'em like they used to, you know? Sometimes I just want to settle into my local movie palace and watch a real old-time Hollywood epic.

Maybe someday.

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BLACK WIDOW

Monday, January 28, 2013

Just hanging out at the mall

What's your favorite thing to do at the mall? Hit up the food court? Shop? Watch all the other people?

My favorite thing to do at the mall is solve crimes, but that doesn't come up too much.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, January 25, 2013

Vote for Dr. Hare's Lair on LEGO CUUSOO -- or else!

Greetings, minions. It is I, Dr. Hare, broadcasting to you from my secret lair. The time has come for me to venture outside the world of Poptropica, and there’s no better way for me to start enslaving you – er, entertaining you – than with a Poptropica LEGO set. That's why the Poptropica Creators have set up a page at LEGO CUUSOO to propose a brand-new LEGO set: Dr. Hare's Lair!

Here's the catch: our project needs 10,000 supporters before LEGO will consider it. That's why we're asking you to help us reach that goal. We need 10,000 people to vote for our project at LEGO CUUSOO.

You must be at least 13 years old to register and vote on the LEGO CUUSOO site. I may be an evil genius, but even I know better than to break the rules on a website. So if you're under 13, ask a parent to make an account and cast your vote.

Together, my brainwashed friends, we can make a LEGO Poptropica set a reality! Vote now for Dr. Hare's Lair!

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DR. HARE

Thursday, January 24, 2013

And just like that, it's gone

Right up until the last minute, we hoped it was a rumor. But it happened -- the Poptropolis Games have returned to the seas from whence they came.

Will the Poptropolis Games ever come back to the surface? Let's hope so!

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BLACK WIDOW

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Once more into the fray

Into the last good fight I'll ever know...

We're mere hours away from when scientists say the Poptropolis Games will slip beneath the waves once again. I don't know about you, but I'm still gunning for that number-one spot. Pretty tricky to throw a javelin when you're also holding a cutlass, though...

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Let the Games begin to end

If it's true what they say, then the Poptropolis Games will sink in about two days. That's not a lot of time left to try to win the championship for your tribe!

Earning a gold medal isn't the only way to celebrate the Games, though. There are also a couple of Poptropolis Games-themed items available in the Poptropica Store -- like the Plant-A-Statue power, which lets you bring a little bit of the Games to any Island.

Check out the Poptropica Store to see these and other cool Island-themed items!

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BLACK WIDOW

Friday, January 18, 2013

This just in: Poptropolis Games will sink!

After all the rumors and speculation, it looks like it's confirmed. Here's the news we just received:

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JANUARY 18, 2013 – Mews Foundation seismologists have confirmed the unthinkable: Poptropolis Games is on the verge of sinking back into the ocean. As the Island’s shaking intensifies, it seems clear that it will slip entirely beneath the surface of the Poptropica Sea by January 24. “We’re doing our best to accommodate as many athletes as possible before we sink,” said the Games’ master of ceremonies. “Be we recommend anyone who wants to compete does so as soon as possible. Who knows if the Games will ever rise again?”

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Sounds like Poptropolis Games could be gone in as soon as a week! You may want to take this opportunity to visit Poptropica and play it.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Members, get your exclusive Night Watch Island gear!

Some hot new merchandise has just hit the shelves in the Poptropica Store. Now, Poptropica Members can get their exclusive Night Watch Island items, which include:

  • Cat Burglar Costume
  • Whoopzie Cushion
  • Burnt Orange Tan Power

You can find out about all these and more on our Night Watch Island info page!

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BLACK WIDOW

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Watch the trailer for Night Watch Island!

Are you ready to see what happens after hours? Night Watch Island is coming soon to Poptropica!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Number 1 album

Have you taken a look in your photo album recently? There are now 129 unique photos that you can collect by playing through Poptropica Islands. And each one records what you were wearing at the time the photo was taken, so that you can costumize from it later!

You can see your photos from your Poptropica Friends profile page. Just click the Friends icon at the top right of your game screen to get there. And then... say cheese!

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BLACK WIDOW

Monday, January 14, 2013

Announcing the next Poptropica Island!

You've been very patient. And now, it's time to announce the next Poptropica Island. Get ready for...

Night Watch Island!

We'll have much more information about Night Watch Island in the days and weeks to come. For now, we'll just tell you to prepare for an after-hours adventure!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, January 11, 2013

Download Zomberry: Day Zero

Last December, we told you the Zomberry Island prologue in a six-part comic series. Now that Zomberry Island is available to everyone, we've got something even better: all six pages collected in a printable PDF!

Download Zomberry: Day Zero to read the comic from start to finish, along with some brand-new cover art. Follow the adventures of hapless construction worker Joe Puddy on what just might be the worst day of his life.

To download, right click and "save as": Zomberry: Day Zero

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BLACK WIDOW

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Zomberry Island is now available to everyone!


Zomberry Island is now open to the public! Prepare to tangle with the ghoulish inhabitants of the forsaken city of Eastman, and see if you can put a stop to the zombie outbreak.

Visit Poptropica now to play Zomberry Island!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The creepers are coming!

There's just one more day until Zomberry Island becomes available to everyone!

That's exciting news, but if you're a Poptropica Member and you haven't yet grabbed your limited-edition ZMB Unit costume, you'd better do it now! It'll be gone tomorrow.

Keep checking right here and we'll let you know the moment that Zomberry Island is open to all!

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BLACK WIDOW

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Year's resolutions

It's that time of year again when everybody makes well-meaning plans to better themselves, only to abandon them within a week. Well, not us. We stick to our plans. This year, we're resolved to do the following:

  • Make the best Poptropica Islands ever
  • Add new features that you've been wanting for years
  • Give you even more ways to enjoy Poptropica
  • Eat fewer carbs

Wait, forget that last one. Bread is too delicious to give up. But the rest of it? You better believe those are our New Year's resolutions!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, January 7, 2013

Process of elimination

Hmm... what caused the zombie outbreak? Poptropica Members already know. The rest of you can find out this Thursday, when Zomberry Island becomes available to all!

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BLACK WIDOW

Friday, January 4, 2013

32 for '13

Zomberry Island is our 32nd Island, and it's going to be available for everyone to play next Thursday. You know that you can see how many Islands you've completed by looking at your own friends profile, and you know that you can see how many Islands all of your friends have completed.

So will you nab 32 medallions to kick off 2013? You're not going to let your friends show you up, are you? Get out there and show them how it's done!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

One week left to get your ZMB Unit costume!


We're kicking the new year off right when we launch Zomberry Island for everyone next Thursday, January 10. But you know what that means: the exclusive, Members-only "ZMB Unit" costume will also be coming out of the store on that date!

If you're already a Poptropica Member, make sure you grab the ZMB Unit costume before it's gone. If you're not a Member, get Membership today so that you can get all the great Members-only gear, and play Zomberry Island before the general public!

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BLACK WIDOW