Showing posts with label Islands of the Month. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Islands of the Month. Show all posts

Friday, May 19, 2017

Lost Nabooti Island art!

Hello there, Poptropicans! We've been crazy busy at Poptropica HQ working on Poptropica Worlds, but I didn't forget to dig up some awesome lost Nabooti Island art for you!

As you probably know, Nabooti Island is one of our May Islands of the Month. It's normally open only to Poptropica members but right now it's open to everyone! Your mission on Nabooti Island: Help the Nabooti tribe find their missing seven sacred jewels and save the day!

The Poptropica Creators had tons of fun developing this island. And we lucked out -- my Pop Creator buddy Lance found these amazing, never-seen sketches from when he worked on Nabooti. Check them out!

I love seeing character sketches from an island's development -- and how cool is it to see how the Great Pyramid quest was developed?

Give us a shout on social media and let us know your favorite characters!

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Hey! It's May! And here are our Islands of the Month...

Greetings, Poptropicans! Get ready to help the Nabooti tribe find its sacred jewels... rescue Mya, Oliver, and Jorge as you figure out the Mystery of the Map... introducing May's Islands of the Month!

As usual with the IOTM, first-time finishers earn 500 credits for finishing each island. If you've already completed them, don't worry -- complete the islands again in May and you'll get 300 credits for each. That means you can earn 600-1000 credits for finishing the IOTM, so hop on over to Poptropica now and get playing!

🐘 Nabooti Island, our IOTM poll winner, is normally open only to Poptropica members but for the month of May it's open to everyone! On this adventure you'll help the Nabooti tribe find their missing seven sacred jewels. Trek across Africa and visit pyramids, ancient mines, and giant waterfalls throughout your mission!

Need some help? Here's Captain Crawfish's brand-new Nabooti Island walkthrough!

🌴 Mystery of the Map Island is making its second appearance as an IOTM in honor of our new book that stars our MOTM characters, Poptropica: The Secret Society! Play MOTM Island and join Mya, Oliver, and Jorge for a thrilling adventure that lifts the veil from the greatest secret of all: the origin of Poptropica!

Check out the trailer...

And watch the walkthrough if you want tips and tricks!

As always, we'll do our best to find some lost art and other cool stuff from when we created these Islands, and post it all here on the blog this month.

Enjoy May's Islands of the Month on Poptropica!

PS: Have you read the Poptropica books, starring Oliver, Mya, and Jorge? If you like Mystery of the Map Island, you'll love the books! See what they're all about!

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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!

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 second one is up to you!

Vote in the poll above. Whichever Island has the most votes by midnight ET on Thursday, April 27, wins! Spread the word!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

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 games

It's coming together...

Looking good!

Wimpy Boardwalk's rides

Sketching it all out...
Designing the Fun House

And done!

It's pretty amazing to see the work that goes on behind the scenes, isn't it? We hope you enjoyed this peek into the making of Wimpy Boardwalk!

PS: Back in December we posted some awesome animations from the development of Wimpy Wonderland. You can see them here! 

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Monday, April 3, 2017

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 walkthroughs! 🌟🌟

Now go play Wimpy Boardwalk and Wimpy Wonderland and earn those big credits!

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

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!

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Lost art from Super Power Island!

Hello there, Poptropicans! As you probably know, Super Power Island is a March Island of the Month -- but if that's news to you, read this post!

If you haven't played Super Power Island this month, GET TO IT -- first-time finishers earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits. So even if you completed this Island ages ago, do it again and bank those credits!

Now let's get to some extra-cool stuff from this Island of the Month:

This month's Island lost art is pretty special. Lance, the Poptropica artist who worked on Super Power Island, dug through his personal files for us and found some amazing sketches in one of his notebooks. Check them out...

Island scenery and mini-games

Island characters

How SUPER awesome of Lance to share these sketches from his notebook. They're a pretty POWERFUL reminder of how much work goes into creating an Island. All the artists are extra busy these days, working on Poptropica Worlds, so it's practically HEROIC of Lance to spend time finding these lost sketches for us!

Okay, time for me to stop the silly puns and let you zoom over to Poptropica to play Super Power Island! 😀

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ned Noodlehead as James Bond?

It's true. Your favorite spotlight stealer from Super Power Island has been transformed into a dashing super spy. Well, as dashing as Ned could be, anyway.

This hysterical #PoptropicaArt is brought to you by @SimplyArtByAlly on Twitter.

PS: Remember Super Power Island is a March Island of the Month, so go play it on Poptropica to earn big credits!

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