Monday, October 21, 2019

A little Fall fan art

Instagram user @ilee_font drew their Poptropican for Inktober! Look at this adorable style! We're in love with the pumpkins.

If you post any fan art on a social media account, make sure you're tagging it #Poptropica so we don't miss it! We love seeing what you guys come up with.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Artist Interview: Abigail Grigg

Hey Poptropicans! We're back with another artist interview, this time from Abigail! She designs a whole lot of the awesome store items that are added every month, and she's hard at work on the new Zomberry Island content to come! Without further ado, let's jump into some Q's!

Q: How long have you worked on Poptropica?
A: This month actually marks my first year working for Poptropica. I was hired as an intern last October and then pulled on for fulltime work this earlier this year. It’s been a big year filled with lots of learning and fun opportunities.

Q: Do you have a favorite Poptropican? How about a favorite Island?
A: I have a lot of love for Amelia. I love adventurous female characters, especially when they’re wearing goggles and aviator gear.
I might be biased but I really love Reality TV 2. Not only is my first island to have worked on, but I have a lot of love for animals and the safari aesthetic. I love running around and seeing all the animals and landscapes, and I was extremely excited when I heard about the idea and what it entailed.

Q: What kind of artwork to you make when you're not working on Poptropica?
A: My personal artwork is a mix bag of various styles and ideas, it’s a bit of a mess. I’ve got a webcomic called "King and Lionheart" that I’m constantly working on. I also love creating characters and creatures, so I tend to spew all sorts of new designs when the inspiration strikes. I’m also working on my own personal indie game with a team of colleagues. I have tons of ideas that I like to mess around with, and there isn’t enough time in the world for me tackle it all.

Q: What's your advice for young artists who'd like to go pro?
A: Experiment and try new stuff! I spent most of my time in art school trying out various disciplines, softwares, mediums, and styles. It’s through trying out different things did I discover my love for storytelling, game development, and illustration. I went to school wanting to become the next Disney animator only to realize that animation wasn’t my passion, and instead found interest in other mediums. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and get messy with new things, it’s the best way to learn what you’re into and what you don’t want to do.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Timmy Failure Turkey Club

There are so many minigames hiding throughout the islands! While you do HAVE to beat this guy's high score at least once to make it all the way through Timmy Failure Island, you can challenge it as many times as you want in search of that perfect 40.

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Friends Page!!

Hey Poptropicans, we're back again with another mini guide! The Friends page is your hub for all things social in Poptropica. You can see how many medallions you've got, your friends, your costumes, and a whole lot of other custom STUFF! You can get to your Profile by clicking the Menu, then clicking that waving Poptropican that says "Friends" when you hover over it!

(Nobody point out that no one's liked my page, yet... I'm sensitive about it.)

At the top right, you can open up the Sticker Wall! Here's where you can pick what stickers you wanna show off to customize your style. Members can also change their wallpaper! There are so many awesome options to choose from :')

Clicking on each of your Friends will bring you to their Profile page. This is also how you can visit other players' clubhouses!! Leave your Friends a message for a pleasant surprise the next time they're online!

Let us know in the comments what new stuff you wanna see on the Profile page! Options, stickers, features, anything you can think of!! Friending and the Profile WILL be coming to mobile in the near future.

Friday, October 11, 2019

There's a vaguely purple stench in the air...


This is your EXCLUSIVE FIRST ALERT that Zomberry Island will be coming back with an all-new experience later this year!! Keep your eyes right here on the blog for upcoming previews, artwork, and more as our team works on a totally new level based on the classic Zomberry Island!


AND BEYOND!! Poptropicans! Make sure you grab the Buzz Lightyear backpack before time runs out! This is one of my favorite campaign items yet. It's pretty unique, as far as special items go!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Reality TV: Wild Safari Now Open for EVERYONE!

You read that right, Poptropicans! Reality TV: Wild Safari is now open to all players. What are you waiting for? Login now to PLAY FOR FREE!

Don't lose your head!! It's Halloween in the store!

If you haven't checked out out the latest and greatest Store costumes, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? The art team did an amazing job with the October update, and there are awesome Halloween looks for members and nonmembers alike!

Maybe I'll just... wear the dino suit year-round. Maybe that's my new Thing.