Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Vote for a May Island of the Month!

Vote for a May Island of the Month!

Twisted Thicket Island or Nabooti Island? Hmmmm? (Images courtesy of the Poptropica Help Blog) Hello Poptropicans! We've got a question for you: Which do you want to see as a May Island of the Month... Twisted Thicket Island or Nabooti Island ? One of them will reward first-time finishers with 500 credits -- and those of you who completed the IOTM before will still get 300 credits -- but which one will it be? It's up to you, Poptropicans, so cast your vote below! Which Island do you want to be a May Island of the Month? The Poptropica Islands of the Month are special because: 🌷  You get twice as many credits the first time you complete them  🌻  If an IOTM doesn't have an Official Poptropica walkthrough, Captain Crawfish makes one  🌹  We dig up cool lost art and other special stuff to feature on the blog  🌺  Classic members-only IOTM costumes and powers are featured once more in the Poptropica Store We have one IOTM picked out for May, but the s

Friday, April 21, 2017

From sketches to reality: How Wimpy Boardwalk came to life!

From sketches to reality: How Wimpy Boardwalk came to life!

Hello Poptropicans! As you know, we're celebrating Wimpy Kid Month -- and that means our Wimpy Kid islands are the Poptropica Islands of the Month and open to everyone, not just members! What else does it mean? BIG CREDITS. First-time finishers of our Wimpy Kid islands earn 500 credits for each island. Already completed them? No worries. Complete them again in April and you'll get 300 credits for each island! And now, we present some exclusive, never-seen, previously super-secret Wimpy Boardwalk art! Take it away, Rodrick! As usual, yours truly did some digging around the ol' Poptropica files to find behind-the-scenes art from the Wimpy Kid islands' development. And yes, we've got some pretty cool stuff from Wimpy Boardwalk! Check it out... Wimpy Boardwalk's arcade and beach Early sketch of the boardwalk, arcade, and beach The arcade gets some color Pretty final looking! Wimpy Boardwalk's games Laying out the boardwalk

Friday, April 14, 2017

New stuff in the Poptropica Movie Theater!

New stuff in the Poptropica Movie Theater!

Hey Poptropicans! We just updated the videos in the Home Island's Movie Theater, so be sure to stop by and check them out. Look for new stuff like... 😎   Schaeffer McLean -- See this 12-year-old skateboarder go on awesome adventures 😁   Batman Unlimited -- Watch as Batman swings into action to save Gotham City 🤓   eScape -- Check out this science fiction, video game-based adventure 😂   Fidgetmore --  Giggle with this animated series starring Fidgetmore School's teenagers The Poptropica Movie Theater (on web and mobile) has tons of funny and interesting videos, so visit Poptropica to see what's new!   SKINNY MOON

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TODAY ONLY! Enter to win a Poptropica-Wimpy Kid prize pack!

TODAY ONLY! Enter to win a Poptropica-Wimpy Kid prize pack!

As you know, Poptropicans, it's Wimpy Kid Month. And we're pretty excited about it, since The King of All Things Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney, is the creator of Poptropica! That's why we made the Wimpy Kid islands our April Islands of the Month -- they're open to everyone, not just Poptropica members, for a short time. Here's something else exciting: TODAY ONLY, April 12, we've teamed up with Abrams (the publisher of Wimpy Kid) to give away a Poptropica-Wimpy Kid prize pack! Enter on WimpyKid.com for your chance to win: A 6-month membership to Poptropica Copies of Cabin Fever and Dog Days , the books that inspired the Wimpy Kid Poptropica games The first three books of the NYT bestselling Poptropica graphic novel series: Mystery of the Map, The Lost Expedition, and The Secret Society A Dr. Hare plush toy Go to WimpyKid.com's giveaway page and click on the big 12 to enter to win. If you're under age 18, be sure to have a parent/guardian

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Captain Crawfish interviews Mitch Krpata, the author of Poptropica: The Secret Society!

Captain Crawfish interviews Mitch Krpata, the author of Poptropica: The Secret Society!

Ahoy, Poptropicans! Captain Crawfish here. The newest book in our graphic novel series, Poptropica: The Secret Society , is out today. Don't forget to enter for your chance to win all three books ! I caught up by phone with the book's author, Mitch Krpata, to get the inside scoop on the book series, Poptropica Worlds, and more. A lightly edited transcript follows. Enjoy! Captain Crawfish: Hey there, Mitch! It's Captain Crawfish. Thanks for taking the time to speak with me. Mitch Krpata: Huh? Who? Why are you calling so early? CC: It's one o'clock in the afternoon. Your publicist made the appointment.  MK: Fine, fine. Let's make it quick. I need my beauty sleep. CC: At the end of the previous book, the kids had been captured by some mysterious figures in uniform. Are these members of the "secret society" of the book's title? MK: How about a spoiler alert, Gary Gives-away? [deep sigh] Since the cat's out of the bag... yes, t

Giveaway: Win Poptropica books & membership!

Giveaway: Win Poptropica books & membership!

Today's the day, Poptropicans! Poptropica: The Secret Society is now available in stores and online! To celebrate, we're giving away all three Poptropica books, plus a three-month Poptropica membership to one lucky random winner. To enter, just go to our Facebook page -- we're @OfficialPoptropica over there -- and click on the "Giveaway" tab on the left. That's where you (or your parent/legal guardian) can enter! Giveaway ends Monday, April 17, at midnight ET. Good luck! SKINNY MOON

Friday, April 7, 2017

Poptropica Book 3: The Secret Society is out next week!

Poptropica Book 3: The Secret Society is out next week!

We know that you've been wondering what happens to Mya, Oliver, and Jorge after the conclusion of Poptropica: The Lost Expedition . As of Tuesday, April 11, you don't have to wait any longer! In Poptropica: The Secret Society , we find Mya, Oliver, and Jorge in the custody of a secret society whose mission is to protect and preserve Poptropica—a mysterious, uncharted island world. These Protectors, as they call themselves, believe that any outside interference with the islands of Poptropica could have catastrophic results on the course of history in the real world.  As if things aren’t bad enough, Octavian has finally claimed possession of the confounding map, thwarted the society’s attempts to capture him, and is determined to alter the time line. The trio must join forces with the Protectors and find Octavian before he can go through with his evil plot, or all of human history might be changed—or worse—destroyed! Poptropica: The Secret Society   is available now for pr

Monday, April 3, 2017

Our very Wimpy Islands of the Month for April!

Our very Wimpy Islands of the Month for April!

Greetings, Poptropicans! Did you know that April is officially Wimpy Kid Month? Did you also know that Wimpy Kid author, Jeff Kinney, created Poptropica? And did you further know that both Poptropica and Wimpy Kid are celebrating their 10 year anniversaries this year?! This calls for a very Wimpy celebration! On Poptropica, our Wimpy Kid islands are usually open to members only -- but in April, Wimpy Wonderland and Wimpy Boardwalk are open to everyone!  That's right, the Wimpy Kid Poptropica islands are April's Islands of the Month. That means this month, first-time finishers of our Wimpy Kid islands earn 500 credits for each island! Already completed these islands? No worries. Complete them again in April and you'll get 300 credits for each island! Check out the trailers for Wimpy Wonderland and Wimpy Boardwalk... 🌟🌟  New to Poptropica , or need a little help getting through these islands? Watch Captain Crawfish's official Poptropica walkthr

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Creating space monsters for Galactic Hot Dogs Island!

Creating space monsters for Galactic Hot Dogs Island!

You only have a few more days to play March's Islands of the Month : Galactic Hot Dogs Island and Super Power Island! Go earn those big credits before Monday, when we'll roll out the new IOTM! As always, we have cool, behind-the-scenes goodies for you from our Islands of the Month. You saw the Super Power Island sketches -- now check out what we found for GHD... When you play Galactic Hot Dogs Island there's a scene that involves some excellently creepy zombie space pirates and monsters. As for all Poptropica Islands, the artists working on the Island had a style guide they stuck to when creating the creatures:  And after deciding on the designs, they tested out their animations! Here's a drawing of the zombie space pirate: And here's how his animation turned out: How delightfully disgusting! Don't wait, Poptropicans. Go complete Galactic Hot Dogs Island on Poptropica now to earn 300-500 credits -- before it's too late!