Showing posts with label Poptropolis Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poptropolis Games. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Behind the scenes of Poptropolis Games!

For two more days, Poptropolis Games is an Island of the Month on -- 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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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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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Poptropolis Games 2013 is now available to everyone!

The wait is over, and the Poptropolis Games are now open to everyone. Enjoy the classic Poptropica Island with a bigger screen, music and sound effects, and two new events!

Visit Poptropica now to play Poptropolis Games!

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Monday, December 2, 2013

The Games are almost here

The updated Poptropolis Games will be available for everyone to play this Thursday, December 5! But that also means that your chance to grab the Wrestling Gear will also be gone on Thursday -- maybe forever.

So if you're already a Member, head to Poptropica now to claim your outfit! If you're not, become a Member today so you can take advantage of all the great things about Poptropica Membership.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Can you top this?

I've been trying all day and this is the best I can do. It's enough for first place, but maybe not a world record.

What's your best javelin score in Poptropolis Games 2013?

Go to Poptropica now to see if you can beat me!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

All around the world

If you want to see something really cool, check out our Poptropolis Games 2013 player map. Click on the "all players" box in the bottom right. You'll see a torch icon on every country in the world where somebody has played Poptropolis Games!

We lost count pretty quickly, but that looks like an awful lot of countries. If you haven't tried the latest and greatest Poptropolis Games, visit Poptropica now. If you're not a Member, you can play two events. Or become a Member to play all of them and go for the gold!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

How to get the best scores in the new Poptropolis Games events

Many of you have had a chance to check out the new events in Poptropolis Games. We hope you like them as much as we do! Because the instructions screen will only tell you so much, here are a few tips to win gold in the new events.

In the downhill race, you'll probably notice two things immediately: going through a gate removes a second from your time, while hitting an obstacle adds a second. The best way to make sure that you hit gates and avoid obstacles is actually to go off jumps!

Each jump will take you over a minefield of obstacles that are hard to miss. But if you hit the jump, you'll sail clear -- and you'll land right in front of a gate.

In volleyball, there's no real trick, but the important thing to remember is that the angle the ball bounces off of you is based entirely on where it hits you. If it hits the front of you, it'll bounce forward. If it lands on top of your head, it will bounce straight into the air. And if it hits the back of you, it'll bounce backward.

The key is to try to position yourself in such a way that you'll bounce the ball at an angle that is hard for the octopus to defend.

Hope that helps! If you've already won the Games, see where you rank on our World Champions live map. If you haven't played, find out how to become a Member so you can play Poptropolis Games this weekend!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Wrestling Gear returns!

With the rising of the Poptropolis Games, so too does a long-lost costume re-emerge. Until the end of Early Access, Poptropica Members can pick up the Wrestling Gear costume in the Poptropica Store. Compete in style!

Find out how to become a Member today so you can play Poptropolis Games 2013 before everyone else, and get your exclusive Poptropolis Games gear!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Early Access to Poptropolis Games 2013 is now available!

Poptropica Members can now enjoy Early Access to Poptropolis Games 2013! With a bigger screen, music and sound effects, and two all-new events, it's more fun than ever to win glory for your tribe.

Want to know how your performance stacks up to other players? Visit the Poptropolis Games World Champions live map! See how quickly you finished compared to people from your country and around the world.

Not a Member? You can still play two events during the Early Access period -- or become a Member today to win gold before everyone else.

One last thing: congratulations to the Wildfire, the tribe who worked the hardest to raise the games! Millions of Poptropicans swam to the ocean floor to help dig up the Poptropolis Games, but no one did more than the Wildfire. Your tribe is now immortalized with a statue on Main Street.

Don't miss out on the most spectacular competition of all time. Go to Poptropica now to play Poptropolis Games 2013!

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Poptropolis Games 2013 is coming this week!

The digging's almost done and the Poptropolis Games are about to rise! Early Access to Poptropolis Games 2013 is coming this week. We will let you know right here the moment it's available.

But there's still time to help your tribe claim a prize before the games even begin. Help dig up Poptropolis from the ocean floor, and your tribe could be immortalized on the Poptropolis Games main street!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

What a difference a screen makes

Poptropolis Games had some of the best designs we've ever done. There was only one problem: they were too big for the screen! What you saw on the original Poptropolis Games ended up being cropped, like so:

But when the Games re-emerge (you are doing your part, right?), you'll finally be able to appreciate the amazing scenery we've created for you. Just like this!

There's more where that came from. So keep an eye out for more news about Poptropolis Games 2013 -- and keep on digging!

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

One million strong!

Over a million people have already swam to the bottom of the sea to help raise the Poptropolis Games! This island could be resurfacing any day now -- but only if the tribes of Poptropica can come together to make it happen.

Make sure to hold up your end of the bargain. Head to Poptropica, visit Poptropolis Games on the travel map, and get diving! You could help your tribe win glory for all time when -- if? -- the Poptropolis Games rise again!

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Dig that Poptropolis Games competition

Hundreds of thousands of Poptropicans have braved the depths of the sea to try to win glory for their tribes. Every time you reach the ocean floor and dig, we mark a point for your tribe. The tribe that does the most to dig up the Games will be immortalized on Main Street! Will it be your tribe?

As of right now, the leading tribe in the competition is the Wildfire. But there's still time for that to change. So don't miss out. Visit Poptropica and help dig up the Poptropolis Games!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

We need your help to raise the Poptropolis Games!

Deep beneath the waves, something is stirring. But the Poptropolis Games won't return without your help!

Right now, if you visit the travel map, you'll be able to land on a diving platform above the spot where the Poptropolis Games sank. Swim to the bottom and help dig up the games! You can compete as much as you want -- but the sharks might have something to say about it.

You're not only competing for personal glory. Whichever tribe digs the most will be immortalized on Main Street when and if the Poptropolis Games finally do rise again.

To help your tribe dig up the most dirt, just head to Poptropica now to get started. If you're already a member of a tribe, you're good to go. If not, you'll be prompted to join a tribe when you land on the platform.

Good luck!

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

An octopus playing volleyball?

Now I've seen everything.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Get your Poptropolis Games 2013 extras!

To celebrate the impending return of the Poptropolis Games, we've put together a couple of new freebies for you.

You can get your Poptropolis Games 2013 desktop wallpaper and printable poster absolutely free! Just click on over to the Poptropolis Games info page and claim your free Island extras.

Keep an eye out for more news about the raising of the Games!

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Together we rise

We've heard rumblings of activity on the ocean floor, but we didn't believe it until now. It seems that the Poptropolis Games are on the verge of rising once again!

A bigger screen. Music and sound. New events. Sounds like a Games for the ages!

We'll be bringing you much more information about Poptropolis Games 2013 very soon.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

And just like that, it's gone

Right up until the last minute, we hoped it was a rumor. But it happened -- the Poptropolis Games have returned to the seas from whence they came.

Will the Poptropolis Games ever come back to the surface? Let's hope so!

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Once more into the fray

Into the last good fight I'll ever know...

We're mere hours away from when scientists say the Poptropolis Games will slip beneath the waves once again. I don't know about you, but I'm still gunning for that number-one spot. Pretty tricky to throw a javelin when you're also holding a cutlass, though...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Let the Games begin to end

If it's true what they say, then the Poptropolis Games will sink in about two days. That's not a lot of time left to try to win the championship for your tribe!

Earning a gold medal isn't the only way to celebrate the Games, though. There are also a couple of Poptropolis Games-themed items available in the Poptropica Store -- like the Plant-A-Statue power, which lets you bring a little bit of the Games to any Island.

Check out the Poptropica Store to see these and other cool Island-themed items!

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