Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Poptropica books out tomorrow -- including the Island Creator Kit!

It's been a long wait, but tomorrow marks the release of four new Poptropica books!

The Island Creator Kit will take you step-by-step through the process of making a new Island. It's a great activity book on its own -- but don't forget about the "Create Your Dream Island" contest! We're opening up submissions and will choose one player's spectacular Island to create on Poptropica for everyone to play.

You don't need to buy the book in order to enter the contest (you can read the rules and get a free entry form from our friends at Penguin), but following the steps outlined in the Island Creator Kit will certainly give you a leg up on the competition!

We're also releasing Poptropica Friends: Quizzes and Activities for You, Your Friends, & Your Life. This is an activity book that asks a lot of questions about you and the people around you. You may even need their help to fill it all out! And who knows, when you're done, you might have learned a little more about yourself and your friends.

Rounding out the new releases are illustrated novels based on two of our best Islands, Lunar Colony and Cryptids Island. They'll bring these adventures to life in a whole new way.

We're really proud of all of these books. We hope you enjoy them!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Get pumped!

To make it through Virus Hunter Island, you'll need to be in peak condition. Pump some iron. Log some miles. Do that thing where you pick up two ropes and whip 'em up and down real fast -- I don't know what it does but all the ripped people at the gym are doing it.

Whatever exercises make it into your personal training montage, one thing's for sure: you'd better be ready when Virus Hunter Island arrives. Because those nasty viruses aren't going down without a fight. And it's coming soon!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, July 29, 2013

Virus Hunter: Pandemic Panic! (part 1)

Continued in part 2.

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BLACK WIDOW

Friday, July 26, 2013

New Virus Hunter Island info?

Well, a new Virus Hunter Island info page, anyway! Because we're adding so many incredible new features to Poptropica for the launch of Virus Hunter Island, we figured we should give the Island info page a facelift, too.

Virus Hunter Island is coming soon to Poptropica -- honest! It's the biggest and wildest Poptropica adventure we've ever made. You've never played anything like it.

Keep it right here to get the very latest news on Virus Hunter Island.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Vote for us on LEGO CUUSOO, and get a new Rabbot paper craft!

We are inching ever closer to reaching our goal of 10,000 supporters for "Dr. Hare's Lair" on LEGO CUUSOO -- almost 8,500 so far!

To keep the momentum going, we're giving away another free item. The new Rabbot Paper Craft is now available!

This new item will pair nicely with our previous Dr. Hare Paper Craft, which is still available.

Download your Rabbot Paper Craft today, and make sure to support us on LEGO CUUSOO if you haven't already done so. Together, we'll make it to 10,000!

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DR. HARE

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Green with envy


Come see what all the rage is about this week on Poptropica!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Back to school shopping already?

Nope, it's never too early to start thinking about how to look good for the new school year. Fortunately, we've got you covered.

Visit the Poptropica Shop to shop for clothes personalized with your avatar. Choose from a variety of t-shirts and sweatshirts that will keep you looking fashionable from the first day of school until the last.

Don't want one with your own avatar? You can also get clothing personalized with some of your favorite Poptropica Creators! Visit the Poptropica Shop today to see everything we have to offer.

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BLACK WIDOW

Friday, July 19, 2013

Nano-Combat Training in action!

We're really excited to be bringing you new features on Poptropica. Members can get a taste of Poptropica with a bigger screen and with sounds right now with 24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island and with Nano-Combat Training. In case you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, here's a look at Nano-Combat Training in action.


To play these for yourself -- as well as to be one of the first to play the upcoming Virus Hunter Island -- find out how to get Membership today!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Announcing the "Create Your Dream Island" contest on Poptropica!

You already knew that we have four new Poptropica books arriving on August 1. You knew that one of those books, the Island Creator Kit, takes you through the step-by-step process of making an Island. Here's what you didn't know:

We're actually going to make one of your Islands a reality!

With the "Create Your Dream Island" contest, one lucky Poptropica fan is going to have their Island chosen to be produced by the Poptropica Creators, and released on the Poptropica map alongside our existing Islands. You create the story, the setting, the characters -- and we'll take it from there. The winning entry will be judged by Poptropica's creative team.

The contest will begin on August 1. For an entry form and to read the official rules, visit www.penguin.com/poptropica. And for the inside scoop on how to design a winning Island, check out the Island Creator Kit, coming on August 1!

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BLACK WIDOW

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gear up for Virus Hunter Island with Nano-Combat Training!

In the upcoming Virus Hunter Island, it's up to you to battle tough germs in the microscopic environment of a human body. But it would be foolish to do so without training! That's why we've just released "Nano-Combat Training," a game available in the Poptropica Store that lets you take control of a tiny ship and deal some big damage.

Virus Hunter Island is coming soon to Poptropica. But you can play Nano-Combat Training today with Membership!

Happy hunting.


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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Virus Hunter Island "Sneezing Powder" now available!

A summer cold is an unpleasant thing, but making somebody else sneeze during the dog days is a laugh riot. That's why we've just released the Virus Hunter Island "Sneezing Powder" to the Poptropica Store. Just equip it, then press the spacebar to set off a sneezing fit!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, July 12, 2013

LEGO CUUSOO -- the drive to 10,000!

I may play the part on the blog, but Poptropica's true evil overlord is Jeff Kinney, and he demands that we step up and get our LEGO CUUSOO project over the finish line.

Don't let the smile fool you. He's planning dire things for the Poptropica Creators if we can't reach 10,000 supporters for Dr. Hare's Lair.

Besides, shouldn't there be more than one of these sets in the world? The one you see in the picture is the only one! You can help us move this project forward and perhaps get more sets into people's hands. So vote for Dr. Hare's Lair today if you're over 13, or if you're not, ask someone over 13 to cast a vote for you!


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DR. HARE

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Poptropica illustrated novels are coming soon

We're just weeks away from the release of our newest illustrated novels! Both of these books will be available on August 1, and you can order them right now from Amazon.

Lunar Colony: What starts as a boring family vacation becomes an out-of-this-world adventure when 13-year-old Glen Johns is accidentally blasted to the moon. On the lunar surface, he'll search for a missing astronaut, find the source of a mysterious transmission, and uncover a secret as old as the stars.

Cryptids Island: When Annie Perkins learns of a million-dollar prize for finding proof of the existence of legendary monsters like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, it seems like the perfect way to save her family's restaurant. But as the competition heats up, Annie will have to deal with a different kind of monster -- a ruthless fortune hunter named Gretchen Grimlock!

Nothing like a little summer reading!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Virus Hunter Island "Inside-Out" power now available!

A new Virus Hunter Island power has just arrived in the Poptropica Store. The "Inside-Out" power lets you go more than just skin-deep with your Poptropican. You can also turn other characters inside out!

The "Inside-Out" power is available exclusively for Poptropica Members. Find out how to get Membership today!

And keep an eye out for Virus Hunter Island, coming soon to Poptropica.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, July 8, 2013

Beware the Fire Cow!

Only this week, you can see the rare Fire Cow on Poptropica. Jump on a bike and take a look!

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BLACK WIDOW

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Set it off

In observance of the holiday weekend, we're taking a couple of days off -- but not before setting off a few fireworks in celebration! Make this July fourth an explosive one by picking up the Fireworks Gold Card in the Poptropica Store.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Virus Hunter Island "Virtual Virus" costume now available!

The summer of the Virus Hunter is kicking off with the release of the Virtual Virus Costume in the Poptropica Store!

This one-of-a-kind outfit is available exclusively to Poptropica Members as we gear up for the release of Virus Hunter Island, coming soon to Poptropica.

If you are a Member, visit Poptropica now to get your costume. Not a Member? Find out how to become a Member today!

And keep an eye out right here for more news about Virus Hunter Island!

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BLACK WIDOW

Monday, July 1, 2013

Go go CUUSOO

Minions,

We've reached nearly 8,000 supporters for our LEGO CUUSOO project. That's pretty good! And along the way we've given away a lot of freebies as thanks:


Have you missed any?

There will still be more to come, of course, especially once we reach 10,000 supporters. We can't do it without your help! Help us reach 10,000 supporters today!

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DR. HARE