Showing posts with label Cryptids Island. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cryptids Island. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

From the archives: Cryptids Island

We were looking through some old blog posts today and discovered that it was five years ago this week that Cryptids Island was released for everyone to play.

Since then, Cryptids Island has become one of our most popular. It even spawned an illustrated novel. And one moment in particular has gained infamy as perhaps the scariest moment in Poptropica's history.

A lot of Poptropicans have been with us for years and years, but some of you are knew. We ask: have YOU braved the terrors of Cryptids Island?

If not, the Jersey Devil awaits! Visit Poptropica to play Cryptids Island, and dozens of other free adventures.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New Poptropica books, ahoy!

This summer, two more illustrated novels based on your favorite Poptropica Islands will be making their way into stores! Here's a quick look.

Lunar Colony: What starts as a boring family vacation becomes an out-of-this-world adventure when 13-year-old Glen Johns is accidentally blasted to the moon. On the lunar surface, he'll search for a missing astronaut, find the source of a mysterious transmission, and uncover a secret as old as the stars.

Cryptids Island: When Annie Perkins learns of a million-dollar prize for finding proof of the existence of legendary monsters like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, it seems like the perfect way to save her family's restaurant. But as the competition heats up, Annie will have to deal with a different kind of monster -- a ruthless fortune hunter named Gretchen Grimlock!

Both of these books will be available on August 1.

If you can't wait that long, check out our other illustrated novels, Astro-Knights Island and Skullduggery Island. They're both out now!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Creators' favorite Islands: Director D.'s picks

We're sharing the Poptropica creators' picks for their favorite Islands. Today: Director D.

It’s so much fun to see an island dedicated to some of the greatest urban legends of all time! The scariest part for me was the Jersey Devil.

I love sword fighting games! This adventure doesn’t disappoint. You get to battle an evil robot invasion, upgrade your swords, build up an inventory of energy crystals, and battle a huge robot before it reaches Poptropica!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Things that go bump in the night

Well! It looks like I'm not the only one. We're hearing a lot of chatter that Poptropicans who have ventured into Cryptids Island are finding it to be a pretty scary place. As an example...

This is the least creepy thing you'll see in this house.

Are you ready to set foot into the most frightening Poptropica Island yet? We hope to see lots and lots of you on Cryptids Island this weekend!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011


On Cryptids Island, just like everywhere else on Poptropica, you can costumize a lot of different characters. But in some cases...

Yeesh! Why would you want to?

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cryptids Island is now open to everyone!

The wait is over for non-Members. Cryptids Island is now open to all!

Head on over to Poptropica and start playing now!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Even more tales from the Cryptids

Here you have it: the moment where Cryptids Island became too frightening for me to continue, and I was forced to retreat to the friendly waters of Skullduggery Island. Seriously, these woods are terrifying!

Are you up to the challenge of Cryptids Island? Non-Members will able to play tomorrow!

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Friday, January 14, 2011

More tales from the Cryptids

Whether an ocean or a lake -- or "loch," as some call it -- I'm always more comfortable on a boat than on land. But during my trip to Scotland in Cryptids Island, I was the passenger and not a captain. I even found time to take pictures.

Did I find proof of the Loch Ness Monster?

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tales from the Cryptids

Cryptids Island can be dangerous for an old salt like me. Sea legs I've got. Mountaineering arms, not so much. Good thing I found a guide to help me out.

Cryptids Island will be open to everybody next Tuesday, January 18!

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cryptids in the news!

Did you hear the news? A couple weeks ago, a man in Kentucky saw a strange creature running around his farm at night. He shot and killed it, and discovered a bizarre, hairless creature with a pointed snout that walked on four legs.

Well, some people thought this might have been proof of the chupacabra -- not that the man had had any bloodless goats turn up on his farm recently.

Unfortunately for monster hunters, a wildlife biologist examined the body and determined that the creature was probably a raccoon suffering from a disease that had caused all its hair to fall out. Oh well. The chupacabra may still be hiding somewhere out there!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Go fly a kite

Hey, Poptropica Members! Did you know that you can fly all the kites in the kite store on Cryptids Island? There are lots of kites to choose from.

Pandas do make me smile.

Try more of them, if you haven't. And you non-Members don't have long to wait. Cryptids Island will be open to everyone on January 18.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Congratulations to the first 10 finishers of Cryptids Island!

It took longer than usual for the first Poptropica Members to complete our newest Island. I guess that means Cryptids really is the biggest and best adventure so far! Congratulations to the first 10 Poptropicans to complete Cryptids Island.

1. Grumpy Icicle

2. Shiny Hero

3. Hungry Grape

4. Golden Snowball

5. Greedy Runner

6. Grey Icicle

7. Tough Raptor

8. Giant Noodle

9. Maroon Burger

10. Purple Snowball

Congratulations to you, and to everybody who's completed Cryptids Island so far! Cryptids Island is available right now for Poptropica Members, and will be open to all on January 18.


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Monday, December 20, 2010

Know Your Cryptids: Jersey Devil

Jersey Devil: What's its situation?

Cryptids Island is here! Before you take on some of the world's most fearsome mythical monsters, we'd like to tell you a little bit about the legends.

They say that in the deepest, darkest woods of New Jersey's Pine Barrens, Mother Leeds was about to give birth to her 13th child. "Let it be a devil!" she cried in exasperation. When the baby was born it sprouted wings and horns, and flew off into the night.

Since then, sightings of the "Jersey Devil" have persisted throughout southern New Jersey. Footprints, unearthly howls, even direct sightings have been reported. A naval commander once fired a cannonball at a strange creature he thought to be the Jersey Devil, to no effect.

Today, tales of the Jersey Devil are largely dismissed, and the creature itself is thought of as a joke. It even inspired the name of an ice hockey team, the New Jersey Devils. But there are still those who claim they can hear the beast's eerie wail in the night...

Do you believe in the Jersey Devil?

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Cryptids Island: Members play now!

Cryptids Island is now open to Poptropica Members! This is our biggest and best Island yet, and Members can get started right away on the hunt for Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, the Chupacabra, and the Jersey Devil.

Not a Member? Find out how to get Membership so you can enjoy Cryptids Island in time for the holidays.

Happy hunting!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Know Your Cryptids: Chupacabra

Chupacabra: ¿Que es?

Cryptids Island is coming on Monday to Poptropica! Before you take on some of the world's most fearsome mythical monsters, we'd like to tell you a little bit about the legends.

"Chupacabra" is Spanish for "goat-sucker," and that's exactly what this creature is said to do. Unlike many cryptids, the Chupacabra is a relatively recent phenomenon. The legend began in Puerto Rico in 1995, when a farmer found that several of his animals had been killed overnight, and the blood drained from their bodies through strange puncture wounds.

Since then, the stories have spread to Mexico and the United States. But accounts of the Chupacabra vary widely: sometimes it is reported to be doglike in appearance, and sometimes, as in the drawing above, as an alien creature that walks on two legs. The only thing that unites all the tales is the creature's bloodsucking behavior.

Recently, a Chupacabra body was thought to have been found, but was proven to be a coyote with mange. So the questions remain. Is the Chupacabra a new, unknown animal? Is it a space alien? Or is it nothing more than a legend dreamed up by angry farmers? Perhaps one day we will know the truth.

Do you believe in the Chupacabra?

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Cryptids Island release date announced!

For more, visit our Cryptids Island info page.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Know Your Cryptids: Loch Ness Monster

Nessie: Real, or all wet?

Cryptids Island is coming very soon to Poptropica! Before you take on some of the world's most fearsome mythical monsters, we'd like to tell you a little bit about the legends.

Tales of the Loch Ness Monster go back centuries. Affectionately known as "Nessie," she is said to live in the deep waters of Loch Ness, a lake in the Scottish Highlands. By most accounts, Nessie is a massive, long-necked creature that can travel on land as well as in the water.

The best-known picture of Nessie, shown above, was taken in 1934 by a surgeon named Dr. Wilson. Years later, another man claimed to have helped fake the photo, but it was impossible to know whether he was telling the truth, or simply seeking fame for himself.

Theories abound as to what Nessie could be. Some say that eyewitness accounts are honest misidentifications of everyday animals and objects. Others say she could be a leftover relic of the dinosaur age, specifically a plesiosaur. Still others think that there might once have been a Loch Ness Monster, but that it has died. And, of course, the possibility remains that Nessie is nothing but a hoax.

What do you think -- do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster?

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Know Your Cryptids: Bigfoot

Bigfoot: Fact or Fiction?

Cryptids Island is coming very soon to Poptropica! Before you take on some of the world's most fearsome mythical monsters, we'd like to tell you a little bit about the legends.

Bigfoot. Sasquatch. Yeti. Three names, one very large, very hairy creature. Reports of a half-man, half-ape abound all over the world.

In the Pacific Northwest region of North America, reports of a brown-haired beast go back decades. Most famously, a short movie taken by a man named Roger Patterson seems to show a Bigfoot lumbering through the woods, looking suspiciously back at the photographer.

In the snowy mountains of the Himalayas, a humanoid beast known as the Yeti, or the Abominable Snowman, has also been reported for years. But, as with the North American Bigfoot, no concrete proof of the Yeti has ever been found. A monastery in Nepal claims to have a Yeti scalp on display, but scientific tests of the hair have been inconclusive.

Well, what about you -- do you believe in Bigfoot? Vote in our poll to the right!

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Monday, December 13, 2010

The strange sights of Loch Ness

Have you spotted Nessie yet in the Cryptids Island sneak preview? Remember, you can look through the viewfinder every day for your chance to see Nessie and win a prize.

Even if you don't see the Loch Ness Monster, there are plenty of other sights to see from the shore. Why, look who I saw cruising above the waters of Loch Ness!

You never know what you'll find out there. Keep watching the skies! And the waters, of course.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Visit our sponsor!

We are very pleased to inform you that the official Poptropica blog is being sponsored by our benevolent overlords at the Mews Foundation. Their interest in the more... unusual frontiers of science is one that all of the Poptropica Creators can get behind. The truth is out there, and the Mews Foundation is going to find it.


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