Friday, May 30, 2014

Create Your Dream Island runner-up #9

We've announced the grand-prize winner of the Create Your Dream Island contest. To read about the winning entry, Arabian Nights Island, click here.

We're also featuring the 10 runners-up, in alphabetical order. Today's runner-up is:


Stormchaser Island, submitted by Laura S. of Virginia!


The pitch: Your Poptropican travels alongside one of Poptropica's most famous meteorologists and tracks a dangerous series of storms.

Why we liked it: "This is gold," someone said when reading Laura's entry, and nobody disagreed. What an exciting idea! In Stormchaser Island, players would travel the hemisphere trying to discover the source of increasingly powerful storms. Our sound effects team would love to take on this challenge!

We asked Laura, whose avatar name is Blue Horse, a few questions. Here are her answers!
Poptropica Creators: How did you come up with the idea for your Island?
Laura: I spent a lot of time thinking about my idea, and after a few tries, it just came to me!
Poptropica Creators: How did you react when you found out you’d won?
Laura: When I found out that I had won, my jaw dropped. Out of hundreds of entries, I had won! [Actually, it was thousands! -C.C.]
Poptropica Creators: How long have you been playing Poptropica?
Laura: I have been playing Poptropica for a few years now, and it is my favorite website! 
Poptropica Creators: Which Island is your favorite?
Laura: My favorite island has to be Spy Island, because I love all of the neat items that your character can collect.
Poptropica Creators: What 3 things would you want with you on a deserted island?
Laura: If I was on a deserted island and could only have three items, I would have:
1. A pocket knife
2. Flint and steel to create fire
3. A spile to get fresh water from trees
We hope you're enjoying Survival, in that case. Thank you for your entry, Laura!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Get your Puffer Fish costume!

With the first episode of Mission Atlantis out for everyone, and the second episode on the horizon, we thought now was a perfect time to release our new Puffer Fish costume in the Poptropica Store.

You'll fit right in with all the creatures in the deep sea when you've got this one on. Visit Poptropica now to get your Puffer Fish costume!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

That's how we spell "hooray!"

Here's a shout-out to a very special Poptropican, Zippy Berry, who's made it through to tomorrow's semifinals in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. We're so proud of you!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Create Your Dream Island runner-up #8

We've announced the grand-prize winner of the Create Your Dream Island contest. To read about the winning entry, Arabian Nights Island, click here.

We're also featuring the 10 runners-up, in alphabetical order. Today's runner-up is:


Space Bar Island, submitted by Naomi P. of North Carolina!


The pitch: On Space Bar Island, you're trapped in the newest computer, the "Lap Life," and you meet who's really running the internet.

Why we liked it: Cyberpunk is another underserved genre on Poptropica. The idea of seeing the internet from the inside-out is a great one, and Naomi took it to the next level with a terrific villain: a pixelated woman called "Mother Board," who controls the entire internet!

We asked Naomi, whose avatar name is Sleepy Panda, a few questions. Here are her answers!
Poptropica Creators: How did you come up with the idea for your Island?
Naomi: I came up with the idea while using one of my personal devices and thought of the two most popular technology companies in the world, Apple and Microsoft. Since the these two companies are "rivals" I thought what would happen if they came together. Would they have great success or have no success at all? That's how Orange Door incorporated came together.
Poptropica Creators: How did you react when you found out you’d won?
Naomi: I reacted by just jumping a bit after I was told on the phone. 
Poptropica Creators: How long have you been playing Poptropica?
Naomi: I have been playing on Poptropica for three years.
Poptropica Creators: Which Island is your favorite?
Naomi: My favorite Island is Night Watch Island.
Poptropica Creators: What 3 things would you want with you on a deserted island?
Naomi: Three things I would want on a deserted island would be: a two-story house made of bamboo, a lifetime supply of turkey sandwiches, and a cellphone that had connection to anywhere.
Hack the planet, Naomi!

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Poptropica comics, week 4

Here's the past week of Poptropica comics. Click on an image to enlarge it.








We'll be posting the previous week's comics every Sunday here in the Poptropica Creators' Blog. To read each new strip as it's published, visit Poptropica and check out the Daily Pop!

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Friday, May 23, 2014

This weekend only, get 30% off apparel in the Poptropica Shop!

Summer is here, and that means it's time to shed those winter clothes. If you're looking for some seasonal shirts, we've got an offer for you. This weekend only, you can get 30% off of customized apparel in the Poptropica Shop!

Just enter the coupon code SPRING30 at checkout. This discount is good on all customized t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Head to the Poptropica Shop now to start shopping!

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mythology Island is now available for iOS!

The gods of Olympus have smiled upon us, for Mythology Island is now available in the Poptropica app!

The Poptropica app works on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The app also includes Time Tangled Island, 24 Carrot Island, Survival: Crash Landing, and Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep -- and did we mention it's absolutely free?

Download the Poptropica app today from the App Store!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wear what suits you

They say you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have. So if your goal is to catch a tasty fish in Survival: Hook, Line and Sinker, you're going to need the right outfit.

Fortunately, you can find these duds tucked away somewhere in the first scene of the episode. Now, you can survive in style!

Survival: Hook, Line and Sinker is available now to Poptropica Members. Become a Member today so you can play, and get your Fishing Suit!

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Mythology Island comes to the Poptropica app this week!

There's another big update coming to the Poptropica app. Later this week, you'll be able to play Mythology Island on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch!

We'll let you know the moment the new update is available!

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Poptropica comics, week 3

Here's the past week of Poptropica comics. Click on an image to enlarge it.








We'll be posting the previous week's comics every Sunday here in the Poptropica Creators' Blog. To read each new strip as it's published, visit Poptropica and check out the Daily Pop!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Create Your Dream Island runner-up #7

We've announced the grand-prize winner of the Create Your Dream Island contest. To read about the winning entry, Arabian Nights Island, click here.

We're also featuring the 10 runners-up, in alphabetical order. Today's runner-up is:


Shakespeare Island, submitted by Kailey W. of Minnesota!


The pitch: Players help Shakespeare put on a Romeo and Juliet play. Players sign up to be an actor, backstage organizer, or costume designer. But during the show, another actor gets stage fright and players will have to dress up and sing the song.

Why we liked it: First of all, who doesn't love the Bard? Second, from the costumes to the scenery, this would be an excellent setting for a Poptropica Island. Last but not least, Kailey's idea to let the player take on one of a few different roles would be an interesting game mechanic for us to explore. This was a very well thought-out entry!

We asked Kailey, whose avatar name is Red Grape, a few questions. Here are her answers!
Poptropica Creators: How did you come up with the idea for your Island?
Kailey: I’ve always had a passion for theatre so I thought it would be a fun idea.
Poptropica Creators: How did you react when you found out you’d won?
Kailey: I was excited. I never thought that my idea would’ve made it this far.
Poptropica Creators: How long have you been playing Poptropica?
Kailey: For about five years.
Poptropica Creators: Which Island is your favorite?
Kailey: Mystery Train.
Poptropica Creators: What 3 things would you want with you on a deserted island?
Kailey: 1. Food  2. Water 3. And a prepped helicopter
All the world's a stage, and we're glad to have players like Kailey!

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Survival episode 2 now available for Members, Mission Atlantis episode 1 available to all!

It's another big day here on Poptropica. Poptropica Members now have exclusive Early Access to Survival: Hook, Line and Sinker!

Do you have what it takes to find food in the wilds of the Yukon? Visit Poptropica to find out! If you're not yet a Member, get Membership now to play.

You can also keep up with our Survival: Hook, Line and Sinker live map to see when and where other players are finishing the adventure, and check on your own rank.

That's not all. We're also happy to announce that Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep is now available for everyone to play. If you long to see what's under the sea, head to Poptropica to play!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Reach out and touch someone

Have you downloaded the newest version of the Poptropica app? We're thrilled that it's finally available on the iPhone and iPod touch. We know a lot of our players have an iPod touch, and we're making sure that everyone can play the best version of Poptropica available.

So if you're waiting for the next great Poptropica adventure, you don't have to wait until tomorrow -- you can download our app today and play Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep! And there's even more coming soon.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When can you play Survival: Hook, Line and Sinker?

We're happy to announce that Early Access to the second episode of Survival will be available this Thursday, May 15!

In Survival: Hook, Line and Sinker, you'll need to scavenge equipment and figure out how to catch a fish before your hunger overtakes you. Think you're up for the challenge?

Become a Member now and you'll be able to play Survival: Hook, Line and Sinker the moment it becomes available. Everyone can get their free printable poster from the Survival info page!

And don't forget that Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep will also become available for all to play this Thursday!

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Create Your Dream Island runner-up #6

We've announced the grand-prize winner of the Create Your Dream Island contest. To read about the winning entry, Arabian Nights Island, click here.

We're also featuring the 10 runners-up, in alphabetical order. Today's runner-up is:


Prehistoric Island, submitted by Sofia W. of Illinois!


The pitch: A paleontologist built a time portal to study living dinosaurs, but something went wrong and now dinosaurs are coming into the 21st century. Poptropicans must reassemble the time portal and send them back.

Why we liked it: Sofia wasn't the only person to send us an idea about dinosaurs, but hers stood apart in two ways. First, she had the dinosaurs coming into the present day, which is a fun twist. Second, Sofia reached out to two real-life paleontologists, Jack Horner and Larry Witmer, to ask if she could include them as characters on her Island -- and they both said yes! Way to go the extra mile, Sofia!

We asked Sofia, whose avatar name is Friendly Cactus, a few questions. Here are her answers!
Poptropica Creators: How did you come up with the idea for your Island?
Sofia: I came up with the idea for Prehistoric Island from my life-time love of dinosaurs and everything ancient.
Poptropica Creators: How did you react when you found out you’d won?
Sofia: I have to admit, I was VERY suprised when I got the news that I'd won. I never win anything. :)
Poptropica Creators: How long have you been playing Poptropica?
Sofia: I've been playing Poptropica for about 4 years.
Poptropica Creators: Which Island is your favorite?
Sofia: My favorite island is Spy Island because of all the action and cool stuff you can do.
Poptropica Creators: What 3 things would you want with you on a deserted island?
Sofia: If on a deserted island, I would bring a horse, a pet lion, and a ton of fossils and artifacts I could excavate. :3
Just as long as the lion doesn't eat the horse, that sounds pretty good. Congratulations, Sofia!

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Poptropica comics, week 2

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Week 2, strip 1:


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We'll be posting the previous week's comics every Sunday here in the Poptropica Creators' Blog. To read each new strip as it's published, visit Poptropica and check out the Daily Pop!

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Create Your Dream Island runner-up #5

We've announced the grand-prize winner of the Create Your Dream Island contest. To read about the winning entry, Arabian Nights Island, click here.

We're also featuring the 10 runners-up, in alphabetical order. Today's runner-up is:


Pharaoh's Fantasies Island, submitted by Calloway B. of Kentucky!


The pitch: In my Island, Poptropicans would enter the mind of King Tutankhaman, and defeat the gods of Egypt.

Why we liked it: Calloway's wasn't the only entry that dealt with Ancient Egypt in some way, but the twist -- going inside the mind of the Pharaoh -- was inspired. Calloway also suggested some very colorful characters and monsters for the player to battle. It was easy to see how Pharaoh's Fantasies would make a fantastic Island!

We reached out to Calloway to ask him some questions about his entry, and have not yet heard back. When we do, we'll post his answers!

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