Saturday, December 31, 2016

Behind the scenes: Animations from Wimpy Wonderland

Behind the scenes: Animations from Wimpy Wonderland

As you know, one of December's Islands of the Month is Wimpy Wonderland. Normally a members-only Island, Wimpy Wonderland is open to EVERYONE through 1/2/17! First-time finishers earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits the first time they complete Wimpy Wonderland again. Captain Crawfish also recorded a brand-new walkthrough for the Island to help you finish it -- you can see the Wimpy Wonderland walkthrough here. Since this fun Island is an IOTM, we've dug up some awesome stuff to show you -- animations from when the Island was developed! When the Poptropica Creators work on an Island, a huge part of its design is getting the look and animations of the characters just right. Check out these gems! Greg and Rodrick animations Notes on Manny's design Manny animations A Rowley animation Pretty cool, huh? Remember, you only have the rest of this weekend to build up those credits by playing through Wimpy Wonderland -- so go

Friday, December 30, 2016

#MyPoptropicaCostume contest deadline extended!

#MyPoptropicaCostume contest deadline extended!

More #MyPoptropicaCostume contest news, everyone! The Creators have decided to extend the contest deadline to midnight ET on Monday, January 2, 2017! We figured -- why not give everyone the long weekend to work on their entries? Makes sense, right? So if you've been procrastinating, fear not -- and get creating! We can't wait to see your designs. Need info on the contest? Check out this post! Happy New Year, Poptropicans! SKINNY MOON

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Big news about the #MyPoptropicaCostume contest!

Big news about the #MyPoptropicaCostume contest!

The Poptropica Creators are SO IMPRESSED with the number and quality of #MyPoptropicaCostume entries. Seriously, everyone. You are amazingly creative! We're so impressed, in fact, that there is NO WAY we can choose one grand prize winner. So we won't. We'll choose two winners! Each winner will get a 6-month Poptropica subscription, have their costume created by Poptropica and sold in the Poptropica Store, and see their costume worn by a Poptropican on the Home Island! But wait, there's more! We're also going to have ten runners-up that YOU vote on! The Poptropica Creators will pick 20 costumes for you to vote on in January, here on the blog. The top ten with the most votes will get a 3-month Poptropica subscription and get their costume created and sold in the Poptropica Store later in 2017! So if you haven't entered yet, get creating: The deadline is Saturday, December 31,   Monday, January 2, 2017, at midnight ET. Find the contest details here a

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays, Poptropicans!

Happy Holidays, Poptropicans!

Hooray! It's that awesome time of year where we all get a little time off from school and work to celebrate the season with family and friends. All the Poptropica Creators hope you have a very merry weekend and restful break from school! Here at Poptropica we're not taking TOO much of a break, though. Next week we're going to have some very interesting stuff to talk about on the blog... so stay tuned! Until then, enjoy this most wonderful time of the year! SKINNY MOON CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, December 15, 2016

It's a winter wonderland on Poptropica!

It's a winter wonderland on Poptropica!

Happy Holidays, Poptropicans! It's snowing on Poptropica's Home Island! We've turned Main Street into a winter wonderland. Hop on over to Poptropica.com to check it out! While you're there, be sure to pop into the store and get into the holiday spirit with some cheerful and chilly costumes and powers: How will you winterize your Poptropican? Will you become a snowman? An elf? Or will you mashup of a bunch of costumes to create your own unique look? Head on over to Poptropica  and get in the spirit of Decembrrrrrrr! SKINNY MOON

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Behind the scenes at Poptropica HQ!

Behind the scenes at Poptropica HQ!

Poptropica's office in Boston, Massachusetts, is a pretty cool place to work. In our world, office decor = toys and other fun stuff, so we thought you Poptropica fans would enjoy getting a behind the scenes look at where the magic happens! No boring paintings hanging on the wall or drab cubicles for us... We're surrounded by Poptropicans! I spy Shark Guy! What else do you see? I guess we have a thing for zombies and sharks? Poptropica toys! Do you have any of these? One of the coolest spots in the office is our smoothie bar area. We haven't actually made smoothies there yet... but we do drink smoothies there sometimes! It's actually a great place to hang out and do some work or have a quick meeting with other Creators. This pic is from when we first moved in - we hadn't totally unpacked yet but the fun stuff was on the walls right away! We hope you liked this peek into the Poptropica Creators' office! You never know -- maybe s

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December's Islands of the Month are...

December's Islands of the Month are...

It's the holiday season and Poptropica's got two gifts for you! Every month we have two Islands of the Month that give double the credits for finishing them. Well, December's IOTM are extra special because... ⛄️   Wimpy Wonderland , normally just for members, is open to EVERYONE! Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans, rejoice! First-time finishers earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits the first time they complete Wimpy Wonderland again. ⛄  PoptropiCon is a three-episode Island and you'll get 500 credits for finishing EACH episode! That means 1st-time finishers can earn up to 1,500 credits and 1st-repeat finishers can earn up to 900 credits! Not too familiar with these Islands? Check out their trailers! If you need help completing PoptropiCon's episodes, you can watch Captain Crawfish's walkthroughs  on Poptropica.  And if you need help with Wimpy Wonderland, here's the Captain's brand-new walkthrough: Get on over to

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Behind the scenes of Poptropolis Games!

Behind the scenes of Poptropolis Games!

For two more days,  Poptropolis Games is an Island of the Month  on Poptropica.com -- so if you want to earn big credits for completing it you better get going! First-time finishers get 500 credits instead of the usual 300 Repeat finishers get a one-time 300 credit bonus instead of the usual 150 There's a new Poptropolis Games walkthrough to help you if you get stuck Members get a fun bonus quest and... The Island's exclusive members-only items are back in the Poptropica Store for a limited time! As usual I went digging in our IOTM files and I found some pretty sweet sketches from when the Creators were developing Poptropolis Games. Check them out... anything seem familiar? And here's something cool: When the Creators work on an Island together, there has to be a style guide that everyone follows. That way even though the Island is designed by different people, in the end everyone's styles match up. Here's Poptropolis Game's style g

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Free on the Poptropica app: Beach party and more pets!

Free on the Poptropica app: Beach party and more pets!

Just like on Poptropica.com you can now think warm with our new beach gear -- plus get two new pet followers -- and they're all FREE on the app! To get this cool new stuff, be sure to download your app's update on your phone or tablet today. Don't have the Poptropica app? Seriously?! It's free and super awesome. Get the app here and then hop on over to the Poptropica Store! SKINNY MOON

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Behind the scenes of Shrink Ray Island!

Behind the scenes of Shrink Ray Island!

Did you know that Shrink Ray Island is a November Island of the Month  on Poptropica.com? That means... First-time finishers get 500 credits instead of the usual 300 Repeat finishers get a one-time 300 credit bonus instead of the usual 150 Captain Crawfish created a new Shrink Ray Island walkthrough to help you if you get stuck And Shrink Ray Island's exclusive members-only items are back in the Poptropica Store for a limited time! Shrink Ray is such a fun Island and I'm guessing the Creators who designed it had a blast making it. I found some "cutting room floor" art from when the team was developing the Island -- they brainstormed so many great ideas, they just couldn't fit them all in! Look at these awesome "dust bunnies!" ATTACK OF THE DUST BUNNIES!!! And here are two ideas that didn't make it into Shrink Ray, even though they're pretty great: It's pretty cool to see how the Creators develop Islands, isn

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New contest: Will YOUR costume design win?

New contest: Will YOUR costume design win?

12/28/16 EDIT: We will now have two grand prize winners! Plus 10 runners-up, voted on by you! Get the details here. 12/30/16 EDIT: Deadline extended to January 2, 2017, midnight ET! Details here! ***** The #PoptropicaArt contest showed the Poptropica Creators that so many of you are talented artists. Now we want you to tap back into those creative juices for a brand new challenge! Introducing... the #MyPoptropicaCostume contest! Design your dream costume for your Poptropican. If yours is the winner, it'll be created by Poptropica and sold in the Poptropica Store! PLUS it'll be worn by a Poptropican on the Home Island. AND you'll get a 6-month Poptropica membership, too! This is your chance to show the Creators what YOU want to see in the Poptropica Store! Do you wish the store had more graphic t-shirts, hoodies, and jeans? Or maybe you'd like to see some fancy formal wear. What about winter outfits? Design it and show us! Here are some guidelin

Monday, November 14, 2016

Now in the store: Beach party and pet followers for everyone!

Now in the store: Beach party and pet followers for everyone!

Poptropicans live all over the world, and while many of us are enjoying the end of fall, Poptropicans who live in the Southern Hemisphere are just beginning their summer season. So whether you are enjoying climbing temperatures or just wishing you were, Poptropica has got you covered with our November beach party! Hop on over to Poptropica  to see how the Home Island has been transformed into a tropical oasis, and find all sorts of fashionable beach wear in the Poptropica Store. Plus Poptropica members get an extra fun outfit and a spray tan power. Sweet! But wait! There's more! Now there are pet followers for everyone! Choose from a cute orange tabby cat or an adorable Westie terrier. Awwww! Think warm, Poptropicans, and enjoy your new outfits and pets! PS: Don't have enough credits to get a pet follower? Be sure to spin the wheel on the Home Island each day to build up your credits, and play November's Islands of the Month to earn lots of credits, whether you&

Monday, November 7, 2016

Tutorial: How to draw your Poptropican

Tutorial: How to draw your Poptropican

Have you ever tried to draw your Poptropican but it just didn't look quite right? Never fear, Poptropica Creator Jon Pitcher is here! In his video Jon shows you how to draw a Poptropican's head. Check it out: Once you master drawing your Poptropican's head, the body should be a piece of cake -- but if you want a little guidance check out the Poptropica Help Blog's tutorial . They give some nice tips for drawing clothes and accessories. Is there a reason we're helping you brush up on your Poptropican drawing skills? Hmmmm? You'll just have to wait and see... 😉 SKINNY MOON

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Check out November's Islands of the Month!

Check out November's Islands of the Month!

Each month we feature two Poptropica Islands as Islands of the Month. November's IOTM are Shrink Ray Island and Poptropolis Games ! If you haven't finished these Islands, now's the time. First-time finishers earn 500 credits! And if you've already completed these Islands, no worries. You still earn 300 credits the first time you complete one of these Islands again. Wahoo! My buddy Captain Crawfish made a walkthrough video for each Island to help you along if you get stuck. Check them out: Even if you've played these Islands, you'll want to watch Captain Crawfish's videos. Trust me. That guy is a hoot. Go earn those credits now -- play the IOTM on Poptropica! Be sure to build up your credits (and don't forget to spin the wheel on the Home Island every day). Later this month we'll have some super cool stuff in the Poptropica store that you'll want to use those credits on! SKINNY MOON

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Now on the Poptropica app: pet followers, fall outfits and costumes!

Now on the Poptropica app: pet followers, fall outfits and costumes!

Pet followers have hit the Poptropica app! Just like on Poptropica.com  you can now have a cat or dog follower -- plus there are super cool fall outfits and costumes -- and they're all FREE on the app! To get this cool new stuff, be sure to download your app's update on your phone or tablet today. Don't have the Poptropica app? What are you waiting for?! It's free and so much fun.  Get the app here and then hop on over to the Poptropica Store! SKINNY MOON