Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Play games and chat with your friends in a Multiverse room!


Have you ever experienced a Poptropica Multiverse? No?! Then you are missing out, my friends!

The multiverse is one of the coolest features of Poptropica. Just visit the Poptropica Store to get your free Multiverse card. Use it to create your own Multiverse room. Each room has a unique code that you can give to your friends so that they can join you to chat and battle!

Check out our new Poptropica How-To video to learn exactly how to create a Multiverse and how to join one your friend invited you to:


Easy, right?

Check this out: Here I am at my first multiverse party, back in 2015. The Poptropica Help Blog got a screenshot of the party. I looked a lot different then!

 (image credit: Poptropica Help Blog)

And here are a bunch of the Poptropica Creators hanging out in one of the first Multiverse rooms ever, back when we first created this feature in 2009!


Get your free Multiverse card in the Poptropica Store today and have fun playing games and chatting with your friends!


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Monday, February 20, 2017

Behind the scenes: Designing the escape plan for Pelican Rock!


Have you completed Escape from Pelican Rock yet? It's one of our Islands of the Month. First-time finishers earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits the first time they complete Pelican Rock again! You can see the Island preview and the walkthrough in our IOTM announcement.

Aw, man! I've been framed!
At least I got to keep my Poptropica phone.

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a Poptropica Island? In a post about Poptropolis Games we talked about how each Island has a style guide. Today we're giving you a peek into the development of Escape from Pelican Rock and its schematic. Check this out:


An Island's schematic lays out exactly how the game will be played. We're only posting a little bit of the schematic because we don't want to give away everything!

Here's part of the schematic that describes one of the last scenes of the game: When you break out of Pelican Rock.


After an Island's schematic is finalized, it's time for art and animation! Here's what an artist envisioned the escape scene looking like:




And here's an animator's concept of how a flood light would look as it searched for escapees:


The end result is a fun mini-game that challenges you to carefully navigate the rooftop while the warden and her cronies are on your tail!

Have you escaped from Pelican Rock this month? If not, play on Poptropica now and build up those credits!


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

#PoptropicaLove winners!

Skinny Moon's Poptropica valentine

There were so many funny and cute #PoptropicaLove valentines out there! We loved seeing them all! As promised, we randomly picked five entries (using random.org) to win one-month Poptropica memberships. Here they are:

AClarice C. from Facebook

@Toxic_Lexia819 from Twitter

@Dane07074 from Twitter

@plays_koalas from Twitter

@queen_bree_marie_carlin from Instagram

Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy your memberships!


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Friday, February 10, 2017

#PoptropicaLove membership giveaway!

Time for Valentine's Day fun - Poptropica style!

Hello, Poptropicans! It's almost Valentine's Day and to show our adoration for you, our fabulous fans, we're going to have a little giveaway!

Just go to our special Valentine's Day photo booth on the Home Island of Poptropica.com and create a valentine pic. Then post your valentine on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #PoptropicaLove. If you don't have an account on Twitter or Instagram, ask an adult to post for you. You have to use the hashtag to enter the giveaway on those channels, or it doesn't count!

We'll also look for Valentine's Day photo booth pics that are posted to our Facebook page -- so you (or your favorite adult) can enter your pic that way, too.



We'll repost some of our favorite pictures AND we'll award one-month Poptropica memberships to randomly-picked valentine photo booth pictures! This giveaway ends at midnight ET on Valentine's Day, 2/14/17, so post your pictures before then!

Go use the Valentine's Day photo booth now on Poptropica.com and get creating! You're going to love all the fun stickers, props, and characters!


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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Poptropica Creators' pups enjoyed their snow day!

What's cuter than puppies in the snow?!
Kids all over the Northeast USA had a snow day today! Here in the Massachusetts area (where Poptropica headquarters is) we're getting a foot of snow or more. That means many of the Poptropica Creators worked at home while their kids and furry friends enjoyed the wintery weather.

The Poptropica staff were sharing pics of our dogs with each other today and we thought -- hey, why not show our fans our adorable canines? Everyone loves puppy pics, right?

So, here are some pictures of Poptropica Pups enjoying the snow!

Master Mime's pup, Jessie, went outside with the kids
and ended up with snow pants of her own!

It's so windy, Kevin might fly away!

Skinny Moon's dog, Toby, loves to eat snow!
And last but not least, Poptropica Creator Red Lightning has a sweet dog named Rubbles who seems to have a taste for rabbits...


Don't worry, no evil rabbits were harmed in the taking of those photos. I think.

Happy snow day to everyone who had one!


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Here are ALL the #MyPoptropicaCostume contest winners!


Greetings, Poptropicans! More than 9,600 of you voted for your favorite #MyPoptropicaCostume runners-up contestants, and now we know who our Top 10 are!

First, in case you missed it, here are our Grand Prize winners:

"Ocean Princess" by Creepy Peanut

"Hip Hop Boy" by Speedy Toes

Creepy Peanut and Speedy Toes will each 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!

Now for our the Top 10 runners-up. The designer of each costume gets a 3-month Poptropica subscription and their costume will be created and sold in the Poptropica Store later in 2017!

"Cyber Angel" by Bashful Sword

"Rainbow Unicorn" by Cool Sword

"Gamer Chic" by Fearless Dragon

"The Dreamer" by Friendly Kid

"Celestial Mage" by Invisible Biker

"Diwali Inspired" by Lucky Joker

"Jazz Musician" by Perfect Sky

"Elemental Beasts" by Red Paw

"Watermelon Threads" by Shiny Penguin

"Witch and Wizard" by Young Heart

Congratulations, everyone! We can't wait to see your costumes come to life on Poptropica!

Winners, we'll comment on your winning entry wherever you posted it (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) so we can get your username and apply your membership to your account.

Now it's time to decide what our next contest should be. What do YOU think, Poptropicans? Let us know on social media!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Poptropica Worlds FAQs: Here’s the latest!


Hi there, Poptropicans! We know you are all excited about the upcoming Poptropica Worlds and have loads of questions about it. So today we’re going to answer some of the most-asked questions we’ve seen out there on social media and fan blogs! Ready? Here we go…

Will Poptropica be shut down when Poptropica Worlds comes out?
No. You will still be able to play Poptropica when Poptropica Worlds debuts.

Can my Poptropican play Poptropica Worlds?
Yes! Your Poptropican can play both Poptropica and Poptropica Worlds.

What can my Poptropican bring from Poptropica to Poptropica Worlds?
You can port over your Poptropican’s basic look and name.

Will there be a Poptropica Worlds app?
Yes, and Poptropica Worlds is cross-platform. That means when you play through some of an Island in the app, you can continue it on the web, and vice versa. If you change your Poptropican’s look on the web, they’ll look the same on the app.

Will you put any new Islands on Poptropica?
All new Islands will be released for Poptropica Worlds only.

Will Poptropica Worlds have some Islands from Poptropica?
There will be a mix of remastered Poptropica Islands and brand new ones in Poptropica Worlds! They won’t be released all at once -- remember, it took 9 years to build all those Islands on Poptropica -- but you can look forward to lots of cool stuff in 2017!

Is it true I’ll have my own house in Poptropica Worlds?
Yes, when we launch Poptropica Worlds you’ll be able customize the inside of your very own home. As the year goes on, we’ll be rolling out more features and customization options.

Can I customize my Poptropican?
Yes, you’ll still be able to customize your Poptropican’s hair, skin color, and clothes -- and you’ll be able to pick your own first and last name!

Will Poptropica Worlds have memberships?
Yes, and membership will give you access to lots of awesome members-only stuff!

Will Poptropica Worlds have multiplayer features?
Yes, but not right away. One of our first priorities: Giving you the ability to invite friends to your house.

Will there be other things to do in Poptropica Worlds besides playing Islands?
Yes! You’ll have to wait and see what we have in store for you...

By the way, what’s taking so long for Poptropica Worlds to come out?
We care very much about our players and take your blog posts to heart. We want to make the game as good as we can for EVERYONE -- that means people who play on mobile and on the web. And perfecting all of those platforms takes time.

And one more thing: It drives me crazy that Poptropica only goes up to age 15. Can you fix that in Poptropica Worlds?
We hear you and yes, you can pick your age in Poptropica Worlds!

Wait! One more question! Will Dr. Hare still be in Poptropica Worlds?
Oh yes, and he’ll be badder and schemier than ever!

The excitement about Poptropica Worlds is building at Poptropica HQ, and we can’t wait to release it this Spring! Stay tuned to the blog for more info about Poptropica Worlds...


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

#MyPoptropicaCostume grand prize winners and VOTE for runners-up!


Hey there, Poptropicans! The Poptropica Creators have been pouring over your entries for weeks now and we finally have our grand prize winners and runners-up contestants for you to vote on!

First we need to say that the costume entries were AMAZING. There were over 750 entries and it was very, very difficult to narrow them down to our first cut of 150 and our second cut of 75. Out of that 75, we picked our two grand prize winners and our 20 runners-up contestants. Just because you don't see your costume here today does not mean it wasn't fantastic! You are all very talented, Poptropicans!

Without further ado, here are our grand prize winners...

"Ocean Princess" by Creepy Peanut
The Poptropica Creators loved this mermaid entry's beautiful design, and we thought that many Poptropicans would really like this costume. We will make a merman version, too!

"Hip Hop Boy" by Speedy Toes
This costume appealed to the Poptropica Creators because it's full of action. We think we can come up with some cool actions to go with the costume, and it'll be fun for all Poptropicans!
Creepy Peanut and Speedy Toes will each 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! Congratulations!

Now it's time for YOU to decide who our ten runners-up will be from our Top 20!


VOTING INFO
  • Pick your favorite 10 in the poll below. You can't pick more than ten and you can only vote once.
  • All costumes will have boy/girl versions, unless it's a gender-neutral costume. So if the costume only shows a boy version or girl version, don't worry.
  • Focus on the costume designs, not the suggested special powers -- the powers aren't all ideas we can definitely create in Poptropica.
  • The order of the entries in the poll is random and gets mixed up for each voter.
  • Click on the image to see the full-sized version.
The top ten costumes with the most votes will get a 3-month Poptropica subscription and be created and sold in the Poptropica Store later in 2017!

Voting closes Tuesday, February 7, at midnight ET. Tell your friends!

Good luck to the Top 20!

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