Monday, September 30, 2013

Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is featured in the App Store!

We're honored that Apple has decided to feature Poptropica: Forgotten Islands in the App Store! That's a rare feat for any game. If you haven't played yet, it's easier than ever to find. For the rest of the week, just visit the "Kids" section of the App Store and look for the Poptropican!

Unlike some mobile games that try to nickel-and-dime you, Poptropica: Forgotten Islands offers hours of great Poptropica gameplay. Every quest, costume, and bonus feature is available to you from the initial download, with no in-app purchases. Your parents will like that.

Even better, there may be even more content coming down the pike. Keep an eye on our Poptropica: Forgotten Islands info page for the latest news!

Finally, if you have played Poptropica: Forgotten Islands and run into any issues with it crashing, our friends at Ubisoft would like to know! They've asked us to ask you to email them and tell them what happened. Include this info:
  • Your device
  • Your operating system
  • What happened when the game crashed
Excelsior!

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Just browsing

We hope everyone is enjoying Virus Hunter Island this weekend! We've heard some reports of players encountering infinite loading screens when playing (or, we suppose, not playing, in that case).

This seems to be a browser-specific issue, so if you encounter it, we'd recommend trying a different web browser to play. (And, incidentally, if you ever use our contact form to report a bug, it helps to tell us what web browser you're using.)

Thank you, and enjoy!

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Together we rise


We've heard rumblings of activity on the ocean floor, but we didn't believe it until now. It seems that the Poptropolis Games are on the verge of rising once again!

A bigger screen. Music and sound. New events. Sounds like a Games for the ages!

We'll be bringing you much more information about Poptropolis Games 2013 very soon.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Virus Hunter Island is now available to everyone!

Virus Hunter Island is now available for all to play. We hope you enjoy it. Visit Poptropica now to play Virus Hunter Island!

Once you finish, don't forget to look up your username on our Virus Hunter World Champions map. Where did you rank?

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Coming and going on Virus Hunter Island

For many of you, tomorrow is a big day: your first chance to get on the stick and start hunting viruses in the jungle of the body. About time! We're excited for more people to play all the way through Virus Hunter Island.

As Poptropica giveth, so Poptropica taketh away. Remember, the Virtual Virus Costume will be gone from the Poptropica Store once Virus Hunter Island becomes available to everyone!

Then there's the matter of the vending machine. We've been handing out a new item every week that Virus Hunter Island has been available to Poptropica Members. The last of these, the Ship Follower, will remain available for just one more week.

So if you're a Poptropica Member and you haven't yet nabbed all of the great stuff you're entitled to, now's the time! Don't miss out. And if you're not a Member, you can become a Member today to get these goodies before they're gone.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What else would you like in the Poptropica Shop?

The Poptropica Shop cranks out the customized t-shirts like nobody's business. But we got to thinking: what else would be fun to put your Poptropican on? We have a few ideas. But we need your input.

Take a moment to vote in our poll to your right. Tell us which new product you'd most like to be able to get with your Poptropican's beautiful face plastered on it.

The poll will be open through the end of next week. Thanks for your help!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Bonus payout

We're all excited about the public launch of Virus Hunter Island this Thursday. Finally, the next generation of Poptropica will be available to everyone!

But even if you've already played Virus Hunter Island, there will be something new for you to enjoy. On Thursday, we'll also be releasing a brand-new bonus quest that takes place after the Virus Hunter Main Quest. You'll once again take control of your ship and help to save a sick dog from the evil -- and icky -- heartworm.

We'll let you know the moment that Virus Hunter Island becomes available to everyone!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

One more week to get your Virtual Virus costume!

It's been hanging around the Poptropica Store like a bad cold, but the Virtual Virus Costume won't last. Once Virus Hunter Island becomes available to everyone next Thursday, September 26, the Virtual Virus Costume will be gone!

This one-of-a-kind costume is available only to Poptropica Members. So if you are a Member and haven't gotten yours yet, visit Poptropica now to claim it before it's too late. If you're not, find out how to become a Member today and start taking advantage of all the benefits of Poptropica Membership!

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Virus Hunter Island "Ship Follower" is now available!

Virus Hunter Island will be available to everyone next week. But there's one more special prize for anyone who plays during Early Access! The "Ship Follower" item is now available at the vending machine on Virus Hunter Main Street. Now, you can take the Panacea with you wherever you go.

This item will only be available until the end of Early Access, and then it will be gone forever. So don't miss your chance to grab a piece of Poptropica history! Become a Member today and then visit Virus Hunter Island to get your Ship Follower.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

We are the champions, my friends

We're still counting the Virus Hunter Island finishers as they come across the finish line. Thousands of players have completed our biggest, craziest adventure yet!

And there's still time for you to be a Virus Hunter World Champion. You can add to the count for your country (or state), and look up your own username to see where you ranked overall.

Players all around the world have become Virus Hunter World Champions -- why haven't you?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Happy 6th birthday, Poptropica!

Hard to believe, but Poptropica turns six years old this month! That means it's finally old enough to select its real age when creating a new Poptropican.

As we usually do, we're celebrating our birthday with fun stuff all across Poptropica. You can pick up your free 6th birthday balloon in the Poptropica Store. And visit any common room for a festive party. Find and pop the secret balloon to win a special prize!

Six years is a long time for a game like Poptropica to be around. We're still here because of everyone who's played Poptropica and spread the word. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. You are the reason Poptropica is celebrating another birthday!

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Monday, September 16, 2013

These islands are 2 good 2 b Forgotten

Have you checked out Poptropica: Forgotten Islands yet? For the first time, it's a Poptropica experience that you can play on your iPad or iPhone. It's not exactly like what you're used to seeing on the website. Some of the cool new features include:
  • Blimp upgrades to help navigate a hazardous new world map
  • An all-new storyline that reveals the ancient history of Poptropica
  • Randomly generated quests that are different each time you play
Best of all (at least as far as your parents are concerned), there are no in-app purchases in Poptropica: Forgotten Islands. That means that once you install the game, all the content is there for you to play. No more begging for money just to play a new level!

Get Poptropica: Forgotten Islands in the App Store!

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Roald Dahl is one of our favorite storytellers, and today is his birthday! To celebrate the life and work of this great author, you could page through some of his best-loved books, like Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and James and the Giant Peach.

Of course, our favorite Roald Dahl story is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and that's why we made an Island of it last year. So if you ask us, the really and truly best way to celebrate Roald Dahl Day is to play Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Poptropica!

However you take your Dahl -- books, movies, or games -- visit www.roalddahl.com for more information about one of the world's greatest storytellers.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Virus Hunter Island "X-Ray Visor" now available!

There's a new item available in the vending machine on Main Street of Virus Hunter Island: the X-Ray Visor! Pick it up and press the spacebar to find out what your fellow Poptropicans are made of.

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BLACK WIDOW

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Heartworming

Uh oh, I thought they said this was going to be heartwarming! I don't like the looks of this at all...

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Poptropica shirts: a nice surprise in any size!

The Poptropica Shop is your one-stop destination for all things Poptropica, including customized shirts with your avatar on them. But even though mostly kids play Poptropica, there are also some young-at-heart Poptropicans who wished that we offered these shirts in adult sizes.

Good news: we now offer shirts in adult sizes!

That's right, more people than ever can now enjoy a Poptropica shirt customized with their very own avatar. Visit the Poptropica Shop today to find the right fit for you!

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Monday, September 9, 2013

We're still waiting for your Island idea!

We know what you're thinking. Entries for the "Create Your Dream Island" contest aren't due until December 31! You've got all the time in the world to come up with a great new Island idea.

Well, think again. It's already practically the middle of September. You know how the fall goes. You get all caught up in schoolwork, hanging out with your friends, and thinking about the holidays. Before you know it, it'll be the end of December and you'll be cursing yourself for slacking all these months when you could have been putting together the winning entry.

We can't guarantee that you'll win if you enter. But we can guarantee that you won't win if you don't enter. So what are you waiting for? Get your official entry form from our friends at Penguin, or in your copy of the Island Creator Kit.

Time's a-wasting!

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Virus Hunter Island "Scifi Doctor" outfit now available!

There's a new outfit available on Main Street of Virus Hunter Island: the Scifi Doctor! This mad scientist getup is the perfect fit for ethically dubious scientific experimentation -- like, say, piloting a nano-sized ship into a person's body without their knowledge or consent.

Like the Hazmat Suit, the Scifi Doctor outfit is absolutely FREE for anybody who visits Virus Hunter Island. Just click on the vending machine on Main Street to claim your costume. But you'd better act fast, because it will only be available for the next week.

Visit Poptropica now to play Virus Hunter Island and get your Scifi Doctor outfit!

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is now available for iOS!

You didn't have to wait long. We're thrilled to announce that Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is available now for your iOS device!

Poptropica: Forgotten Islands features an original storyline that spans several new island groups. Dig through the past to discover relics that reveal Poptropica's hidden secrets. But watch out for competing explorers, natural threats, and the artifacts' unfriendly owners!

Besides the main quest, there are dozens of new characters, several randomly generated sidequests, and a blimp-load of new outfits that you can earn. Plus, for the first time ever, you can upgrade your blimp to traverse ever more dangerous environments.

You can get Poptropica: Forgotten Islands in the App Store for only $4.99. And tell your parents -- there are no in-app purchases in this game. All of the content is available to you in the initial download. Of course, you do need to play through the game to see it all... and that may take awhile!

Check out Poptropica: Forgotten Islands today!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

You can be a Virus Hunter Island World Champion!

The first 10 finishers of Virus Hunter Island may be in the bag -- and the first 1000, for that matter -- but with our World Champions live map you can still be a winner.

This map, still being updated, shows when and where players are finishing Virus Hunter Island. You can sort by the top 10, top 100, or top 1000 finishers, or see all of them. (We love to see those numbers climbing!) And you can type your name into the search field in the top right to see where you placed overall.

If you haven't checked out Virus Hunter Island yet, visit Poptropica now to see the biggest and best adventure yet. And by getting a Membership today, you can get Early Access to all of Virus Hunter Island -- and become a World Champion!

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Poptopics: Mythology is now available!

Poptopics is our new series of non-fiction books about the things that inspired your favorite Poptropica Islands.

The first book, Poptopics: Mythology, gives you the inside scoop on the Greek legends that gave rise to Mythology Island. You'll discover what we got right, what we got wrong, and what we left out. You might be surprised to find that truth is stranger than fiction!

Check out Poptopics: Mythology today! And keep an eye out for upcoming volumes about space travel, monsters, and the Wild West.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Announcing Poptropica: Forgotten Islands for iOS!

We're thrilled to announce Poptropica: Forgotten Islands, an all-new Poptropica adventure for iOS. For the first time, Poptropica will be playable on your iPhone or iPad!

Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is an original, standalone game from our friends at Ubisoft, the same people who brought you Poptropica Adventures for Nintendo DS. It will take you on a journey to discover the secrets of Poptropica’s buried past, one artifact at a time. Explore new islands, meet new characters, and take to the skies in a powered-up blimp that gains new abilities as you play! With each new island group, you'll uncover the hidden history of Poptropica's forgotten islands.

Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is coming this September and will be playable on iPhones and iPads. We'll have all the details right here!

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