Saturday, December 31, 2016

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 play Poptropica now!

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Friday, December 30, 2016

#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!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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 and the official rules here.

Best of luck to you all!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

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!

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

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 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!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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 someday you'll be able to join our team...

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

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 Poptropica and play Wimpy Wonderland or PoptropiCon now!

Happy December!

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