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

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Behind the scenes of Shrink Ray Island!


Did you know that Shrink Ray Island is a November Island of the Month on Poptropica.com? That means...
  • First-time finishers get 500 credits instead of the usual 300
  • Repeat finishers get a one-time 300 credit bonus instead of the usual 150
  • Captain Crawfish created a new Shrink Ray Island walkthrough to help you if you get stuck
  • And Shrink Ray Island's exclusive members-only items are back in the Poptropica Store for a limited time!
Shrink Ray is such a fun Island and I'm guessing the Creators who designed it had a blast making it. I found some "cutting room floor" art from when the team was developing the Island -- they brainstormed so many great ideas, they just couldn't fit them all in!

Look at these awesome "dust bunnies!"

ATTACK OF THE DUST BUNNIES!!!

And here are two ideas that didn't make it into Shrink Ray, even though they're pretty great:



It's pretty cool to see how the Creators develop Islands, isn't it? I'll keep hunting down lost art and cutting-room floor ideas for you and when I find some, you'll be the first to hear!

Go enjoy Shrink Ray Island on Poptropica.com or on the Poptropica app today!


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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Check out November's Islands of the Month!


Each month we feature two Poptropica Islands as Islands of the Month. November's IOTM are Shrink Ray Island and Poptropolis Games!

If you haven't finished these Islands, now's the time. First-time finishers earn 500 credits! And if you've already completed these Islands, no worries. You still earn 300 credits the first time you complete one of these Islands again. Wahoo!

My buddy Captain Crawfish made a walkthrough video for each Island to help you along if you get stuck. Check them out:



Even if you've played these Islands, you'll want to watch Captain Crawfish's videos. Trust me. That guy is a hoot.

Go earn those credits now -- play the IOTM on Poptropica! Be sure to build up your credits (and don't forget to spin the wheel on the Home Island every day). Later this month we'll have some super cool stuff in the Poptropica store that you'll want to use those credits on!


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SKINNY MOON

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Behind the scenes: Creating the Monster Carnival monsters




As you know, Monster Carnival Island is an October Island of the Month. One of my favorite parts of the Island is when the carnival workers get hypnotized and turn into creepy monsters! Did you ever wonder how the Poptropica Creators came up with the monsters' looks?

Well, I did a little digging and found some awesome art the Creators did as they were designing the carnival workers and monsters! That video above was made by a Creator who was animating the ferris wheel monster. Cool, huh? Check these out...

Early sketches of Monster Carnival characters


Early sketches of a Monster Carnival demon


Early drawings of the duck game guy - he could have looked a lot different!


Sketches of two carnival monsters


Drawings of six looks for the duck game monster


Carnival workers and their monster alter-egos


And here's a look into the animation process for the duck game monster:





So. Amazing. Right?

I hope you liked this behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Monster Carnival. Go play it now on Poptropica and earn big credits: 500 for 1st-time finishers and a one-time 300 credit bonus for repeat finishers! And don't forget we now have a Monster Carnival walkthrough to help you if you get stuck!


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Island of the Month: Mythology Island!


The super popular Mythology Island is an October Island of the Month! What does this mean for you?
  • First-time finishers get 500 credits instead of the usual 300
  • Repeat finishers get a one-time 300 credit bonus instead of the usual 150
  • Captain Crawfish created a new Mythology Island walkthrough to help you if you get stuck
  • We'll post some cool Mythology Island lost art and/or throwbacks here on the blog this month
  • And Mythology Island's exclusive members-only items are back in the Poptropica Store for a limited time!
I'm a pretty big fan of these costumes -- I like them so much that I added parts of them to my own Poptropica Halloween costume. It's a mashup of some of my favorite Halloween looks. Check it out!


CREEPY!!!!

Discover (or rediscover!) why Mythology Island is one of Poptropica's most popular. Go play it on Poptropica now!


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SKINNY MOON

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Island of the Month: Monster Carnival Island!


Did you know that Monster Carnival Island is one of our October Islands of the Month (IOTM)? This means that...
  • First-time finishers get 500 credits instead of the usual 300
  • Repeat finishers get a one-time 300 credit bonus instead of the usual 150
  • There's a brand-new walkthrough for Monster Carnival to help you if you get stuck
  • We'll post some cool IOTM lost art and/or throwbacks here on the blog and on our social media throughout the month
  • And the IOTM's exclusive members-only items are back in the Poptropica Store for a limited time -- the Ringmaster costume was previously only available during early access!

I love Monster Carnival's storyline and feel a little badly for Ringmaster Raven, given his tragic backstory. Do you have sympathy for him, too?

This spooktacular Island is perfect for this time of year! Go play it on Poptropica now!


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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Announcing October's Islands of the Month...


Did you know that each month we're featuring two Poptropica Islands? The Islands of the Month (IOTM) award 500 credits to first-time finishers and give a one-time 300 credit bonus to repeat finishers!

October's Islands of the Month are Monster Carnival Island and Mythology Island. If you haven't finished them yet, now's the time to earn those medallions! Having trouble completing these Islands? Never fear, Captain Crawfish is here. He just made a walkthrough for each Island!




Even if you've completed Monster Carnival and Mythology, the walkthroughs are worth a view. I mean, really -- who doesn't want to watch the Captain guiding them through the wacky and wonderful world of Poptropica as he cracks some fabulously groan-worthy jokes (if you're lucky)?

Go earn those credits now -- play the IOTM on Poptropica! Build up your credits (and don't forget to spin the wheel on the Home Island every day) because there are some awesome items hitting the Poptropica store later this month!

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Finally, our Virus Hunter Island walkthrough!

It's one of our featured Islands of the Month for September, not to mention one of the hardest adventures we've ever created. Isn't it about time we helped you complete Virus Hunter Island?

At last, the official video walkthrough for Virus Hunter Island is here. If Joe Stockman's intestines are blocking you, his muscles are cramping your style, or his brain is freezing you up, then we've got you covered! Or hey, maybe you just missed Captain Crawfish's dulcet tones. (I've missed you too.)

So head to Poptropica now and play Virus Hunter Island for free! You'll earn bonus credits this month only!

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

UPDATED! Everyone earns credits for completing Islands! Plus: Islands of the Month!


Big news, Poptropicans!

We've increased the amount of credits you earn when you finish a Poptropica Island for the first time. It used to be 150 credits -- now it's 300 credits!

UPDATE: Already completed lots of Islands? Don't worry, we're giving you bonus credits now for completing Islands you already completed! From now on, the first time you complete an Island you've already finished, you'll get a 100 credit bonus. Sweet, right?

Plus, every month we're going to feature two Islands of the Month. These two Islands will award 500 credits to first-time finishers! And those of you who have already completed the IOTM -- you'll get a 300 credit bonus the first time you complete it again! We'll also be doing some cool stuff for the Islands of the Month here on the blog and on Poptropica's social media, so stay tuned...

So what are this month's Islands of the Month?
September's IOTM are Mystery of the Map and Virus Hunter (check out those links to see their Island Info Pages that include cool Island extras). Need a little help finishing these Islands? Check out our Mystery of the Map cheats and walkthrough and our Virus Hunter Island walkthrough.

Stuck on another Island and need some help finishing so you can get those big credits? Check out our Poptropica Cheats and Walkthroughs for help with some of our most recent Islands.

You also might want to explore one of our amazing fan blogs, the Poptropica Help Blog. They have their own Island Guides -- one for every Island! We haven't watched all the videos or read through all the walkthroughs, but we know lots of Poptropica players turn to the PHB for help -- so you might want to check them out!

What are you waiting for? Go finish those Islands and earn those credits now on Poptropica! Build up your credits now (and don't forget to spin the wheel every day) because we're going to have cool new stuff hitting the Poptropica Store soon!

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