Showing posts with label Mystery of the Map. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mystery of the Map. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Giveaway: Win Poptropica books & membership!


Today's the day, Poptropicans! Poptropica: The Secret Society is now available in stores and online!

To celebrate, we're giving away all three Poptropica books, plus a three-month Poptropica membership to one lucky random winner. To enter, just go to our Facebook page -- we're @OfficialPoptropica over there -- and click on the "Giveaway" tab on the left. That's where you (or your parent/legal guardian) can enter!

Giveaway ends Monday, April 17, at midnight ET.

Good luck!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Poptropica Book 3: The Secret Society is out next week!

We know that you've been wondering what happens to Mya, Oliver, and Jorge after the conclusion of Poptropica: The Lost Expedition. As of Tuesday, April 11, you don't have to wait any longer!
In Poptropica: The Secret Society, we find Mya, Oliver, and Jorge in the custody of a secret society whose mission is to protect and preserve Poptropica—a mysterious, uncharted island world. These Protectors, as they call themselves, believe that any outside interference with the islands of Poptropica could have catastrophic results on the course of history in the real world. 
As if things aren’t bad enough, Octavian has finally claimed possession of the confounding map, thwarted the society’s attempts to capture him, and is determined to alter the time line. The trio must join forces with the Protectors and find Octavian before he can go through with his evil plot, or all of human history might be changed—or worse—destroyed!
Poptropica: The Secret Society is available now for pre-order online, and will be available in bookstores and online on 4/11!

Need to catch up on the series? Check out books 1 and 2. And remember, you can get your Mya, Oliver, and Jorge fix before book 3 debuts by playing Mystery of the Map Island on Poptropica!

More to come next week—stay tuned!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Is Poptropica's Mitch Krpata visiting a bookstore near you?


If you're a Poptropican who lives in the New England area, you're in luck!

Mitch Krpata, writer and producer for Poptropica, is also the author of our latest Poptropica book The Lost Expedition (the follow-up to our bestselling Mystery of the Map). To celebrate the book's release, Mitch is visiting some Massachusetts bookstores!

First up: Mitch will be at Poptropica Creator Jeff Kinney's very cool bookstore, An Unlikely Story, in Plainville, Massachusetts. Come see him on Wednesday, September 14, from 4pm to 6pm. Get more info and register for free here.

Then on Saturday, September 24, Mitch will be at the fabulous Blue Bunny Books & Toys (owned by children’s book author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds) in Dedham, Massachusetts. He'll be at the store from 2pm - 3pm. Hop on over, get a signed book, and say hi!

Mitch will likely be visiting other bookstores and we'll update you on his and illustrator Kory Merritt's appearances as they're scheduled.

We hope you New England Poptropicans can make it to one of these fun events!


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Exclusive! Interview with "Poptropica: The Lost Expedition" author Mitch Krpata!


Today's the day, everyone! Our latest book, Poptropica: The Lost Expedition -- sequel to Poptropica: Mystery of the Map -- is now available everywhere you can buy books! Find out how you can get your copy here!

To celebrate this super special occasion I asked the author of the book, Mitch Krpata, if he'd mind doing a little interview for this here awesome blog. And being the all-around nice guy he is, he said yes.

So without further ado... meet the very talented, very funny Mitch Krpata!

So, Mitch. Tell us a little about yourself.

I'm married and have two young kids and a dog. I like to watch movies, read books, play board games, and sleep late. Anything that doesn't require me to leave the house.


How long have you been working on Poptropica? What do you do exactly?

I have been working on Poptropica from the beginning. I was part of the team that met every week in a windowless conference room to brainstorm ideas, and also helped to lay out Early Poptropica. My main job has been to write the island scripts, but I also help with marketing and promotion, licensed products (like the books and Ubisoft games), making our YouTube walkthroughs... I'm also a real cut-up on Slack. (Editor's note: He certainly is. His gifs are epic.)

Tell us something random about yourself that Poptropica fans would find funny or surprising.

I love professional wrestling. One day I will convince the powers that be to let me make a Lucha Libre Island.

What are your top three favorite Poptropica Islands? Why?

Red Dragon Island is a favorite because it was the first one that I worked on from beginning to end and really felt a sense of ownership. Plus, you know, ninjas.

I love PoptropiCon because it's Poptropica at our best: It's funny, exciting, and scary. It has great characters and varied gameplay.

Lunar Colony is also up there because the ending makes me emotional.

Favorite Poptropica villain? Why?

Myron Van Buren was the most fun to write, because he was so dignified and proper yet also a complete psychopath. I would not want to be invited to dinner at his place.

You can only have one ice cream flavor for the rest of your life. What would it be?

Vanilla. Because you didn't say anything about how many toppings I could have, and vanilla goes with everything!

So, tell us a little about Poptropica: The Lost Expedition.

The Lost Expedition is about what happens to the kids once they leave the Viking island that featured so prominently in the first book. There's a lot more island-hopping this time, and more supporting characters. But Octavian isn't the only one after the kids anymore, and they soon realize that Poptropica isn't all -- pardon the pun -- fun and games!

Can you give us some hints about books 3 and 4?

Book 3 will finally start to answer some of the many, many questions that have come up in the first two books. It's also action-packed! Can't say much about book 4 just yet...

Mya and Oliver battle it out in a game of Poptropica hoops. Who wins?

Mya would win because she's cooler under pressure.

Oliver and Jorge battle it out in a game of Poptropica soup words. Who wins?

Oliver would win because he's a total bookworm. Jorge would probably look for swear words, which aren't allowed.

If you could only pick one, who would you want to partner up with to explore a new Poptropica Island: Mya, Oliver, or Jorge? Why?

This is really tough! I've come to love all three of these characters. I'd have to say Jorge, because when the going gets tough, he's always able to break the tension with a joke.

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Is Mitch the coolest or what? Everyone at Poptropica loves working with him and I bet you can see why!

Now that you're psyched to read Poptropica: The Lost Expedition, here's where to buy it!

And if you need your fix of Mya, Oliver, Jorge, and Octavian, don't forget that Mystery of the Map Island is free for everyone to play. You'll get a new perspective on the action of the first book, and play a starring role. Visit Poptropica to play now!

Happy Book Birthday to everyone involved with Poptropica: The Lost Expedition! Time to celebrate!

This may or may not be video straight from Poptropica HQ.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Poptropica: The Lost Expedition is coming in 3 weeks!

Poptropica: The Lost Expedition, written by Mitch Krpata and illustrated Kory Merritt.
We know you've been waiting on pins and needles since you reached the end of our first graphic novel, Mystery of the Map. Fear not: the wait for book 2 is almost over!

In Poptropica: The Lost Expedition, Mya, Oliver, and Jorge take to the seas of Poptropica to try to find their way back home. This time, they don't just have Octavian to worry about. All over Poptropica are members of a mysterious organization who seem intent on capturing the kids. And when our heroes find themselves stranded on an icebound ship, they can't trust anyone -- except each other!

Poptropica: The Lost Expedition is available now for pre-order, and will be available in bookstores everywhere on August 16.

And if you need your fix of Mya, Oliver, Jorge, and Octavian, don't forget that Mystery of the Map Island is free for everyone to play! You'll get a new perspective on the action of the first book, and play a starring role. Visit Poptropica to play!

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Meet Kory Merritt, the illustrator of Mystery of the Map!

Cover of Poptropica Mystery of the Map, illustrated by Kory Merritt.
"Mystery of the Map," our first graphic novel, is in bookstores everywhere. And if you live in the New England area, you may have a chance to meet the illustrator, Kory Merritt!

Kory will be making the following appearances:
Space is limited at some of these events, so check out those links if you want to go!

We'll keep you informed of any future appearances! Check out "Mystery of the Map" today!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mystery of the Map is available now!

Cover of Poptropica Mystery of the Map, illustrated by Kory Merritt.
The day is here! The first book in our graphic novel series, "Mystery of the Map," is available at bookstores everywhere!

Visit our Mystery of the Map homepage to find out where you can get your own copy!

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Gotta go get Mystery of the Map!

We are now only one day away from the release of our first hardcover graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map!" It's like a non-denominational Christmas Eve.

This is the third of three teasers. If you like the art here, then you'll love the book! It's over 100 pages of full color fantastic-ness starring Mya, Oliver, and Jorge. You may think you know the story, but you don't know it all.

"Mystery of the Map" is available at bookstores everywhere tomorrow, March 1!

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Heads up for Mystery of the Map!

Here's the second of three teasers for our first graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," which is available in bookstores next Tuesday!

If you can't wait for the book, remember that you can play Mystery of the Map Island right now on Poptropica!

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

It is almost time -- for Mystery of the Map!


We are but days away from the release of our first hardcover graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map!" To get you pumped, here is the first of three teaser videos.

This book is packed with exciting action and incredible art. It's available for pre-order now, and will be available everywhere books are sold on March 1!

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Mystery of the Map is coming soon to bookstores!

The Poptropica graphic novel Mystery of the Map is available in bookstores on March 1.
The first volume of the Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," is coming to bookstores on March 1!

The full-color, hardcover edition includes new art and updated storylines that you never saw in the online version!

Check out the official Mystery of the Map homepage to find out how you can pre-order your copy.

That's not all. You can always play Mystery of the Map Island for free on Poptropica.

And keep an eye out for the Mystery of the Map Photo Booth, which includes characters, backgrounds, and stickers from Mystery of the map!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

In just over one week, the Mystery is open to all!

Thousands of Poptropica Members have already discovered the Mystery of the Map on Mystery of the Map Island, and one week from this Thursday everyone else will be able to join them. That's because Mystery of the Map Island becomes available to everyone on Thursday, June 11!

If you don't want to wait that long, become a Member so you can play the full adventure today. Membership also entitles you to two exclusive costumes from the Poptropica Store!

We'll let you know the moment Mystery of the Map Island is opened to everyone on June 11. In the meantime, you can also play a limited demo on Poptropica right now!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mystery of the Map: The end!

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.


That's it for Poptropica, Volume 1: Mystery of the Map!

But the adventures of Mya, Oliver, and Jorge are only beginning. There are more secrets left to discover about Poptropica, and many more obstacles between them and the way home!

That's not all: we're happy to announce officially that the next Poptropica Island will be Mystery of the Map Island. Look forward to more news about this full-length quest later this week.

And if the end of daily posting leaves a void in your heart, you could always...

Read Mystery of the Map from the beginning!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 103

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.

Tomorrow: The end!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 102

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.


Tomorrow: The Vikings have a tip for Octavian.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mystery of the Map, pages 100-101

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.



Tomorrow: Will Octavian prevail, or is he all wet?

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Mystery of the Map, pages 98-99

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.



Tomorrow: The final showdown with Octavian!

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BLACK WIDOW

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mystery of the Map, pages 96-97

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.



Tomorrow: The enemy of my enemy is my...?

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mystery of the Map, page 95

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.


Tomorrow: Jorge goes out on a wire.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mystery of the Map, pages 93-94

We're posting our Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," every day in the Poptropica Creators' Blog.



Tomorrow: Why'd it have to be snakes?

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