Showing posts with label Poptropica Previews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poptropica Previews. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cave story

Take a look at this creepy cave entrance. What do you suppose lives in there?


Dare you to go in first!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, October 22, 2010

Come fly with me


Up, up in my beautiful balloon...

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COMIC KID

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Castle crashers

Great Pumpkin Island has been out for a week already! Hopefully, that means you've had a chance to play it. If not, what the heck are you waiting for?

But if so, you're probably already looking forward to the next Island. So are we. Soon, we'll share a lot more information about the next Poptropica adventure. For now... here's another sneak peek!

Not exactly a castle in the clouds. More like a castle in the fog.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sound the alarm!

You do need a good chicken alarm now and then.

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Hazmat Hermit

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

From the cartographer collection

Here's your first look at the Great Pumpkin Island map:

Good things do come in small packages, after all.

What's that? There are lots of mini-games and adventures on Great Pumpkin Island that don't appear on the map? Good grief!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's a conversation piece

Imagine having something like this on display in your home. You'd need a pretty big house -- not to mention money to burn!

What kind of bird is that, anyway?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Generally speaking

Great Pumpkin Island is coming very soon, but every day isn't Halloween at Poptropica HQ. We're working on more new Islands for you to enjoy, too!

Need proof?

My, that's one fine looking general store. It reminds me of the lovely seaside resort towns I used to ransack on Skullduggery Island. Those were the days. Nowadays it's all fences and gated communities.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Party in the pumpkin patch

This pumpkin patch is starting to get crowded! Now, you can talk to another member of the PEANUTS gang in the sneak preview of Great Pumpkin Island.

Lucy has joined the fun -- or has she shown up just to yell at her brother? There's only one way to find out.

Charlie Brown and Linus both have more to say this week, too. If you haven't seen the sneak preview of Great Pumpkin Island yet, now's the time!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, September 13, 2010

If a pumpkin grows in an empty patch...

...does it make a sound?

Well, I'm not sure if any growing pumpkin makes a sound. But I do know that it'd be a shame to leave the Great Pumpkin Island pumpkin patch empty this week. Those pumpkins are starting to grow, all right. And now, if you visit you can talk to another PEANUTS character!

That's right, good ol' Charlie Brown is in the pumpkin patch with Linus, and he's got plenty to say. Head over to Poptropica and take a look!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pump up the map

Since we've added so many new Islands to Poptropica recently, you may have noticed the map screen has gotten a little too full. Well, no more! We've made a brand-new map. And it has plenty of room for even more Islands.

In fact, if you go to the map now, you'll be able to see the next Island we're working on -- along with a sneak preview that's open to everybody! Check it out!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, August 6, 2010

The robot struts its stuff

I cut a rug. I boogied down. I busted a move. Yet my new robot friend was unimpressed. When I challenged him to show me something better, he paused for a moment. I could hear a whirring sound behind his eyes.

Then, a surprise!

This little fella apparently has a few tricks up its sleeve.

"What else can you do?" I asked, a little bit uncertain of whether I wanted to know the answer. The machine extended another appendage that had previously been hidden. It was beginning to remind me of a Swiss army knife.



I wasn't quite sure what it was doing, but I knew it looked useful. "Say," I said, an idea forming in my mind, "you wouldn't want to come along with me on Steamworks Island, would you?"

He nodded his assent, and we were off on a great adventure!

Poptropica Members will be able to join Sprocket when Early Access to Steamworks Island begins on Thursday, August 12. Steamworks island will be open to all on September 9.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Getting to know you

The robot and I eyed one another warily. It seemed we were each waiting for the other to make the first move. After a few moments of awkward silence, I attempted to break the ice with a joke.

"Why was six afraid of seven?" I asked.

(Dramatic pause.)

"Because seven eight nine!"
Success! The robot grinned. Clearly he was programmed to understand humor. Maybe he was capable of other emotions, as well.

Perhaps this little robot would be impressed, or even moved, by the arts. I don't often admit this, but I've got something of a background in dance (three years of jazz, six years of modern). Hoping to entrance the robot with my charm and grace, I busted out some acrobatic maneuvers, finishing with a flurry of high-leg kicks.
Not exactly the reaction I was hoping for.

Pride got the better of me. "I'd like to see you do better!" I huffed. "Stupid robot."
And then, well -- the robot did something better.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Steamworks robot: Friend or foe?

All right, so the question is: If you come across a strange robot lying dormant in a wasteland, should you poke it? 9 times out of 10, it's probably not a good idea. But I poked this one. It unfurled some crazy robot arms.

Then the visor over its face started to slide upward. I braced myself for its evil mechanical visage.

Well, not bad so far...

Look at that! He's smiling. Maybe we're going to get along.

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It's the official Steamworks Island trailer!



Steamworks Island is coming very soon!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Steamworks Island mystery: It moves!

Imagine my surprise when I came across a strange-looking machine on Steamworks Island. The place is full of old gears and pulleys and things, but most of it is rusted out and hasn't been used for years. This one looked a little different -- different enough to pique my curiosity.
I don't know what you do when you're in an unfamiliar place and you come across some strange being that's curled up in a defensive position, but I know what I do: I poke it. So that's what I did.

Whoa! It moved. And there were a lot more surprises in store.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Something is living on Steamworks Island

I've started to get really excited about the upcoming launch of Steamworks Island (dates to be revealed soon!).

So I took a walk through one of the creepy new areas you'll explore on Steamworks Island. Wouldn't you know it, I saw the craziest thing.

This little machine was all curled up in a ball. It looked like it might be just another piece of rusted out junk, but something about it seemed... odd. Tentatively, I moved a little closer to it.

I couldn't believe what happened next!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

The Hub of the universe

We've done a lot of detail work on the Hub for Steamworks Island. Before we can call it done, we've got to give it one more pass to make sure it's got character.

Ahh... that's the stuff. The Hub looks old, weathered, and worn. It looks like it was once a city on a hill. Now, it's grungy and decayed. And dangerous.

There's lots more to see and do on Steamworks Island, and we'll be showing you more soon. In the meantime, maybe we can all try to figure out what that blue thing is doing.

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A special guest is coming to Poptropica!


Greetings, Poptropica fans!
Recently, the creators of Poptropica learned of an
exciting new development: Next week, a special
guest is coming to Poptropica!

He's well known to many of you
(especially those of you who like to laugh)
for his hilarious adventures, not to mention his loony
friends and family.
Let's be sure to welcome him when he arrives.
Expect more information on Monday, Poptropicans.
You won't want to miss this!

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BLACK WIDOW

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Details, details...

The Hub on Steamworks Island continues to evolve. Now, all of the elements are colored in, and we've added some detail to try to tell the story of the island.

This version of the Hub is overgrown with vines and weeds. The wobbly angles of its structure are making it look like the whole thing could topple at any moment. And, of course, there's now a sign telling everybody where they are.

Almost done!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Filling in the Hub

Time for a pop quiz: Can you tell the difference between the picture we posted yesterday and the one below?

Most of the background elements still look the same as they did yesterday: flat and monochromatic. We're adding more detail to the Hub on Steamworks Island. We've colored in some of the more important foreground objects. They really pop off your screen!

That doorway in the upper-lefthand side of the screen looks mighty intriguing, wouldn't you say?

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