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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

An old-school, Super Powered comic for you!


Hey there, Poptropicans! As you probably heard, Super Power Island is one of our Islands of the Month.

This means first-time finishers earn a whopping 500 credits for conquering Super Power Island. And if you've finished it already, never fear: You get 300 credits for completing it one more time in March! You can read more about the Islands of the Month and watch videos about them in last week's blog post.

Way back when we were getting ready to debut Super Power Island, we released a comic called "Super Hot Dog Boy." You old-timer Poptropicans may remember it, but we're betting a whole lot of you have never seen it -- so we're bringing it back!

Check out the antics of Ned Noodlehead, everyone's favorite hot dog-eating, spotlight-hogging, goofy supernerd. Then go play Super Power Island on Poptropica.com and earn those big credits!






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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The big reveal: March's Islands of the Month

Hooray, it's March! Here at Poptropica headquarters (in Boston, Massachusetts) that means Spring is on its way. It also means it's time to reveal this month's Islands of the Month: Super Power Island and Galactic Hot Dogs Island!


First-time finishers of our IOTM earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits the first time they complete them again -- so head on over to Poptropica to play!

Not too familiar with our Islands of the Month? Here's what you need to know:

💥 Super Power Island is one of Poptropica's most loved Islands! Here's the deal: A giant meteor has crashed into Poptropica's prison, freeing hardened criminals and giving them super powers. Now they are wreaking havoc on the Island! Only a true superhero can stop them and save the day.

Captain Crawfish has a brand-new walkthrough to help you catch those dastardly wrongdoers and fly off into the sunset as the victorious hero of Poptropica. Check it out!


🌭 Galactic Hot Dogs Island is one of our Islands that also has books that extend the Island's fun. Play GHD Island and go on an intergalactic adventure where you'll rescue your new friends, Cosmoe, Princess Dagger, and Humphree, and escape the evil Queen Dagger! Check out the Island trailer and the Captain's walkthrough:



If you dig GHD Island, be sure to check out the Galactic Hot Dogs books -- and get ready for Galactic Hot Dogs: Revenge of the Space Pirates, coming to bookstores this October!


As always, we'll do our best to find some lost art and other cool stuff from when we created these Islands -- keep an eye on the blog for some awesomeness!

In the meantime, hop on over to Poptropica.com to play Super Power Island and Galactic Hot Dogs Island. Complete them in March and earn those big credits!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Behind the scenes: Never-seen Reality TV Island sketches!


Hello Poptropicans! February is a short month, and that means there are less than two days left to play the Islands of the Month. Earn 300-500 credits for completing them -- get playing on Poptropica.com before it's too late!

One of our Islands of the Month is Reality TV Island, and today we've got some special "behind the scenes" art for you. One of our longtime Poptropica Creators dug up sketches from when he created Reality TV Island -- and most of them have never been seen before!

What do you think this is all about?

Potential games for the Island

More game ideas!

And here are some fun characters he sketched. Did any of these make it into Reality TV Island -- what do you think?




Here are some Reality TV Island concepts that didn't make it into the game as-is (though some of these ideas morphed into other ideas):




Can you imagine how many of the Poptropica Creators' ideas for mini-games, scenes, and other fun stuff don't make it into Islands? It's not that their ideas aren't great -- they just can't fit them all!

If you haven't completed Reality TV Island yet, hurry up and finish before February is over. Go to Poptropica.com now to play!

PS: Here's a fun tidbit for you: Most Poptropica Islands have code names when they're in development. Reality TV Island's was "Survivor Island." 😀


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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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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Announcement: February's Islands of the Month!

Happy February, Poptropicans. Time to reveal this month's Islands of the Month: Reality TV Island and Escape from Pelican Rock!


First-time finishers of our IOTM earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits the first time they complete them again -- so head on over to Poptropica.com to play!

Not too familiar with our Islands of the Month? Here's the scoop...

📺  Reality TV Island won our IOTM poll a few weeks ago, just barely beating out Super Power Island (don't worry, fans of Super Power -- it'll be an IOTM soon). Reality TV Island gives you a chance to be a star! Duke it out with your fellow contestants and avoid elimination to win the show's grand prize and become a hero to your hometown.


Check out Captain Crawfish's brand new walkthrough! If you need help winning any of the mini-games, the Captain's got your back:


🚓   Escape from Pelican Rock is a fun and challenging Island. After you're framed for a crime you didn't commit, Pelican Rock prison is your new home! Use your wits to devise an escape plan, and your nerve to pull it off. But getting out is just the beginning — because the real criminal is still out there and it's up to you to find them!


Need help getting through Pelican Rock? Here's the Captain's walkthrough:


We'll do some digging around for lost art and other cool stuff from when we created these IOTM, so stay tuned to the blog for more...

Get a move on to Poptropica.com to play these amazing adventures and earn lots of credits to spend in the Poptropica Store!


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Vote for our February Island of the Month!

Super Power Island? Or Reality TV Island? Decisions, decisions...
As you know, every month Poptropica has two Islands of the Month (this month the IOTM are Time Tangled Island and Arabian Nights Island). IOTM are special because they give CREDITS GALORE!

First-time finishers earn 500 credits, and if you've already completed the IOTM, you still earn 300 credits the first time you complete one of them again.

Plus we put classic members-only IOTM costumes and powers back in the Poptropica Store. Captain Crawfish makes a walkthrough for any IOTM that doesn't have one. And we dig up cool lost art and other special stuff to feature on the blog (see past featured IOTM here).

So knowing that, Poptropicans, we ask you: Which Island should be a February Island of the Month -- Reality TV Island or Super Power Island? We already have one IOTM picked (no, we're not telling yet!) but we want you to pick the other!

Vote in the poll below. Whichever Island has the most votes by midnight ET on Tuesday, January 24, wins! Spread the word!



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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January's Islands of the Month are...


It's the beginning of a new month, and you know what that means, Poptropicans. Time for our new Islands of the Month! For January 2017 we are featuring...

❄️ Time Tangled Island -- In this classic and popular Poptropica Island, a malfunctioning time machine has messed up history! It's your job to go back in time and set things right. Because if you don't, who knows what the future will hold?


First-time finishers earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits the first time they complete Time Tangled Island again. Think you'll need help completing this Island? No worries, Captain Crawfish has a brand-new walkthrough for it!


❄️ Arabian Nights Island -- This Island was actually conceived by a Poptropica fan, Magic Eagle, otherwise known as Sarah S. She won our Create Your Dream Island contest a few years ago, and we brought her Island idea to life. In Arabian Nights Island you'll journey to an ancient land of sultans, thieves, and a magical lamp with power beyond imagination.


Arabian Nights Island is a three-episode Island and that means you'll get big credits for finishing EACH episode! 1st-time finishers can earn up to 1,500 credits and 1st-repeat finishers can earn up to 900 credits -- wow!

Need some help getting through this Island? Here are the Captain's official walkthroughs for each episode:




Don't wait! Hop on over to Poptropica.com to play these amazing adventures and earn huge amounts of credits to spend in the Poptropica Store!


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Monday, January 2, 2017

Behind the scenes: How PoptropiCon's Omegon was created


We hoped you enjoyed playing December's Islands of the Month -- Wimpy Wonderland and PoptropiCon! Due to the holiday weekend these Islands are still officially IOTM through today, 1/2/17, so go enjoy them while you can!

You'll definitely want to finish PoptropiCon's episodes because you'll get big credits for finishing EACH episode! 1st-time finishers can earn up to 1,500 credits and 1st-repeat finishers can earn up to 900 credits. Wow!


As always, yours truly did some digging to find some cool art from both our IOTM (check out these animations from Wimpy Wonderland) -- and you're not going to believe what I found from PoptropiCon's development!

Back in 2013, Poptropica Creators updated Poptropolis Games, and the artists working on the Island designed tribal costumes for it. The costumes were ultimately not used, but one in particular came in handy a year later. Read what happened in one of our Creators' own words (just click on the images to enlarge them)...






This is such a great example of how Poptropica Creators work closely together when developing an Island -- and how really great concepts from the development of one Island can come to life in another Island down the road!

Happy New Year, Poptropicans! We hope you had a nice Winter Break!



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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Behind the scenes: Animations from Wimpy Wonderland


As you know, one of December's Islands of the Month is Wimpy Wonderland. Normally a members-only Island, Wimpy Wonderland is open to EVERYONE through 1/2/17!

First-time finishers earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits the first time they complete Wimpy Wonderland again. Captain Crawfish also recorded a brand-new walkthrough for the Island to help you finish it -- you can see the Wimpy Wonderland walkthrough here.

Since this fun Island is an IOTM, we've dug up some awesome stuff to show you -- animations from when the Island was developed! When the Poptropica Creators work on an Island, a huge part of its design is getting the look and animations of the characters just right. Check out these gems!

Greg and Rodrick animations


Notes on Manny's design


Manny animations


A Rowley animation


Pretty cool, huh? Remember, you only have the rest of this weekend to build up those credits by playing through Wimpy Wonderland -- so go play Poptropica now!

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

December's Islands of the Month are...


It's the holiday season and Poptropica's got two gifts for you!

Every month we have two Islands of the Month that give double the credits for finishing them. Well, December's IOTM are extra special because...
⛄️  Wimpy Wonderland, normally just for members, is open to EVERYONE! Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans, rejoice! First-time finishers earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits the first time they complete Wimpy Wonderland again.
 PoptropiCon is a three-episode Island and you'll get 500 credits for finishing EACH episode! That means 1st-time finishers can earn up to 1,500 credits and 1st-repeat finishers can earn up to 900 credits!
Not too familiar with these Islands? Check out their trailers!



If you need help completing PoptropiCon's episodes, you can watch Captain Crawfish's walkthroughs on Poptropica. 

And if you need help with Wimpy Wonderland, here's the Captain's brand-new walkthrough:



Get on over to Poptropica and play Wimpy Wonderland or PoptropiCon now!

Happy December!


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Behind the scenes of Poptropolis Games!


For two more days, Poptropolis Games is an Island of the Month on Poptropica.com -- so if you want to earn big credits for completing it you better get going!
  • 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 new Poptropolis Games walkthrough to help you if you get stuck
  • Members get a fun bonus quest and...
  • The Island's exclusive members-only items are back in the Poptropica Store for a limited time!

As usual I went digging in our IOTM files and I found some pretty sweet sketches from when the Creators were developing Poptropolis Games. Check them out... anything seem familiar?





And here's something cool: When the Creators work on an Island together, there has to be a style guide that everyone follows. That way even though the Island is designed by different people, in the end everyone's styles match up. Here's Poptropolis Game's style guide:



You eagle-eyed Poptropicans might notice that "Jeff" has a suggestion that's noted in the document. Yep -- that's Jeff Kinney, the original Creator of Poptropica! Jeff is still Poptropica's chief creative officer and has input into every Island.

You only have the rest of today and tomorrow to enjoy Poptropolis Games as an Island of the Month, so go to Poptropica now and play!


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