Showing posts with label Monster Carnival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monster Carnival. Show all posts

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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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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SKINNY MOON

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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SKINNY MOON

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Halloween Classics: Monster Carnival!

With just a few weeks to go until Halloween, it's time to get in the spirit of the season. We've done a lot of spooky Islands on Poptropica, and one of our favorites is Monster Carnival.

Longtime Poptropicans know Monster Carnival as the "lost" Island, which was placed on the travelmap in 2008, and removed without explanation, only to finally resurface in early 2014. Considering this Island's creepy soundtrack, terrifying monsters, and tragic storyline, we think it was worth the wait!

Monster Carnival is free for everyone to play -- so head to Poptropica and see if you can withstand the terror!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Snakes! Why do there have to be snakes?

Go visit the wacky, fun quest for players between the ages of 6-11 on Monster Carnival's Main Street. Win 3 games and you'll grab the ultimate prize!

Don't miss out on this one. Visit Poptropica now!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, March 24, 2014

A whole new world

It's a whole new world out there. Monday, start of a new week. The beginning of spring, the start of a whole new season. And of course, there's tons of new Poptropica stuff for you to enjoy. If you've just woken up from a long winter's nap, here's everything that's new!

Survival: Crash Landing, the first in our new episodic series, is online for Members. Become a Member today and you can play Survival!

For non-Members, Monster Carnival is at long last new to you. If you've been holding out on playing the most anticipated Island in Poptropica's history, wait no longer! Visit Poptropica now to play Monster Carnival!

Of course, our iPad app is new! It's tearing up the charts in the App Store and it's totally free, so download it today!

And that's not all. We have even more new stuff to announce in the very near future, including the winner of the "Create Your Dream Island" contest!

Who knew?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Survival for Members, Monster Carnival for all!

The big day is here. Poptropica Members can now play Survival: Crash Landing, the first in our new multi-part adventure! Become a Member today to play Survival: Crash Landing!

Don't forget to keep up with the fastest finishers on our Survival: Crash Landing Live Map.

That's not all. Everyone can now play Monster Carnival, the most anticipated Island in Poptropica's history!

Don't waste another moment. Visit Poptropica now to play Survival: Crash Landing and Monster Carnival!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Thursday, Thursday, Thursday!

Thursday is a big day! The long-awaited Monster Carnival will finally be available for everyone to play. Some of you have been waiting years for this. After Thursday, you won't have any longer to wait.

Also on Thursday, we'll be releasing the first part of our new episodic adventure, Survival: Crash Landing. This is all part of our quest to bring you more new content more often! Early Access to Survival will be available to Poptropica Members.

And don't forget that Thursday also means saying sayonara to the Ringmaster costume in the Poptropica Store. The only way to get it is to become a Member. That way, you can get your Ringmaster costume today, and play Survival: Crash Landing on Thursday!

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BLACK WIDOW

Thursday, March 13, 2014

One more week to get your Ringmaster costume!

Monster Carnival becomes available to everybody next Thursday, March 20. That's exciting news, of course, but it also means that time is running out for Poptropica Members to get your exclusive Ringmaster Costume. This costume will disappear from the Poptropica Store at the moment that Monster Carnival becomes available to all!

So if you are a Poptropica Member and haven't yet gotten your Ringmaster Costume, don't miss out. Visit Poptropica now to get it.

And if you're not a Member, become a Member today so you can get this and all the other benefits of  Membership -- and not have to wait another week to play Monster Carnival!

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BLACK WIDOW

Friday, February 28, 2014

What is "Chemical X"?

What is this mysterious chemical? What does it do? We're not sure we can tell you that. We can tell you, however, that this secret mixture is available to those who complete the bonus quest on Monster Carnival.

So why not become a Member today and play Monster Carnival this weekend? Membership will also allow you to play the bonus quests on several other Islands, too!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Everybody's raven about it

With all the exciting announcements last week, we hope this didn't get lost in the shuffle: the Members-only "Raven Swarm" power was released to the Poptropica Store. This special power lets you call a flock of furious fowl onto the screen.

The Raven Swarm joined two other Monster Carnival-themed items: the Hypno-Powder and the Ringmaster costume. All three items are available exclusively to Poptropica Members. So if you're already a Member, visit Poptropica now to get yours.

If not, find out how to become a Member today!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It's the Monster Carnival launch trailer!

Monster Carnival is here, and so is the launch trailer! Here's another look at our newest Island. Feel the chill go up your spine!

Early Access to Monster Carnival is now available to Poptropica Members! Become a Member today to play Monster Carnival.

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BLACK WIDOW

Monday, February 24, 2014

Going for the gold

Things may have wrapped up in Sochi, but plenty of Poptropicans are still earning their gold medallions by finishing Monster Carnival! As thanks for two great weeks of sporting competition, here's a shout-out to the three Russian players who have completed Monster Carnival so far.

To see everywhere in the world that people are playing and finishing Monster Carnival, don't forget to check out our Monster Carnival live map.

If you haven't grabbed your spot on the map yet, now's the time! Become a Poptropica Member today so you can play Monster Carnival -- and you too can become a medal-winning Poptropican!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, February 21, 2014

Early Access to Monster Carnival is now available to Poptropica Members!

It's the event six years in the making: Early Access to Monster Carnival is now available!

If you're a Poptropica Member, visit Poptropica now to play Monster Carnival in its entirety.

If you're not a Member, you can play a limited demo of Monster Carnival -- or get Membership today so that you can play the Island that Poptropicans have been waiting for!

That's not all. Follow along in real time as Poptropicans finish Monster Carnival by checking our Monster Carnival live map! See everywhere in the world that people are playing Monster Carnival.


Oh, and one more thing. Today, the "Raven Swarm" power has also been added to the Poptropica Store. This Members-only card will allow you to call a swarm of birds at will!

Well, don't waste any more precious time reading blog posts. Visit Poptropica to play Monster Carnival!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monster Carnival "Hypno-Powder" now available!

As the Monster Carnival creeps ever closer, some strange things are beginning to happen to ordinary Poptropicans. But maybe that's just because you're messing around with the new "Hypno-Powder," an exclusive Members-only item now available in the Poptropica Store.

With the Hypno-Powder, you can hypnotize anyone you see with just a press of the spacebar. We trust you won't do anything irresponsible with this new ability.

Poptropica Members, visit the Poptropica Store now to get your Hypno-Powder! If you're not yet a Member, find out how to get Membership today.

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BLACK WIDOW

Friday, February 14, 2014

Monster Carnival is coming next week!

We know it's been a long time coming, but we're happy to announce that Early Access to Monster Carnival will be available to Poptropica Members next week! We've worked long and hard on this one, and we hope you enjoy it.

Keep an eye right here to find out exactly when you can play Monster Carnival. In the meantime, don't miss out on your Monster Carnival Ringmaster costume!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

On the run

Sometimes we talk to people who imagine it must be great fun to work at Poptropica. Well, they're right, but there is a downside: like having to spend hours getting chased around a carnival by creepy monsters! And you thought gym class was stressful.

You, too, will be able to face the Monster Carnival before you know it. We'll have more Monster Carnival news to announce very soon!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, February 10, 2014

Members, get your Ringmaster costume now!

The first of three Members-only Monster Carnival items has made its way to the Poptropica Store. Poptropica Members can now get their exclusive Ringmaster costume!

This outfit comes in three colors: red, white, and purple. You can mix and match the colors if you'd like!

If you're not a Member, find out how to become a Member today so that you can get your awesome Monster Carnival gear. Act fast -- the Ringmaster costume will only be available until the end of Monster Carnival Early Access!

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BLACK WIDOW

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Have you gotten your Monster Carnival freebies?

We'll have plenty more to announce about Monster Carnival in the days to come, but if you've been sleeping on the Monster Carnival freebies we've already released, now's the time to get them!

Visit the Monster Carnival info page to download your free desktop wallpaper and printable poster. And keep an eye out for more news about Monster Carnival!

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BLACK WIDOW

Monday, February 3, 2014

The long, strange journey of Monster Carnival

Longtime Poptropicans know that Monster Carnival was supposed to be one of our earliest Islands. It was announced in 2008, and even added to the travel map with a message that said "Coming Soon." Then it disappeared without notice.

Why?

There have been a lot of explanations over the years. Some were closer to the mark than others. Frankly, we'd like to let the conspiracy theories go on, because they're more interesting than the truth. But it's time we came clean.

Monster Carnival was removed from the Poptropica travel map because it wasn't finished, and everybody was too busy with other projects to give it the attention it needed. That's all! We really just announced it too early, got onto other things, and never came back to it.

But as Monster Carnival continued to live on in the imaginations of our players, we couldn't let it go. What a great name! Every year, when we discussed what new Islands to make, somebody would say "Monster Carnival!" and everyone else would nod. Then we'd pick a bunch of other Islands to do instead.

Maybe we were intimidated. We all know what happens when something becomes anticipated for too long. Better to leave it as an unrealized dream, rather than risk not delivering.

Well, every dog has his day, and the same is true of a great idea for a Poptropica Island. Monster Carnival is very real this time, and we hope it is worth the wait.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH