Showing posts with label Skullduggery Island. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skullduggery Island. Show all posts

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sailing the ocean blue

Don't know if it's a long weekend where you are, but it is for the Poptropica Creators, and we plan to spend the weekend the only way we know how: playing Poptropica.

So we'll be sailing the ocean blue until Tuesday. Enjoy your weekend!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, November 19, 2012

How can you get the Skull Pirate costume?

It's not available in the Poptropica Store. You can't costumize it on any Island. So just how can you get the one-of-a-kind Skull Pirate costume?

Here's a hint: the secret to getting the Skull Pirate costume is hidden somewhere within the pages of Skullduggery Island. Find the secret code, and you can unlock the costume!

Additionally, if you visit the Skullduggery Island sample chapters, you'll find another surprise. Click the "listen now" button to hear the first two chapters as read by the honeyed voice of Jeff Kinney, Poptropica Creator and Diary of a Wimpy Kid author!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Poptropica books: available today!

Today's the day! Four new Poptropica books are now available for your reading pleasure.

In Skullduggery Island, a cruel pirate named Captain Crawfish has been raiding the small port of Fort Ridley. Our hero must embark on a journey to find a powerful ship and skilled crew to help him defeat Captain Crawfish and recover a map that will lead the islanders of Fort Ridley back to their treasure. You can read the first two chapters of Skullduggery Island right now on FunBrain.com!

In Astro-Knights Island, the princess of the Kingdom of Arturus has been kidnapped by an evil inventor named Mordred who has taken her off into space. Our hero now must learn to build his own space craft and travel to the stars on an intergalactic quest to rescue the princess and save the kingdom of Arturus.

In Pencil Warrior, something sinister is erasing its way across Poptropica, and the only way to stop it is by re-drawing all the islands and re-creating the world before this new threat can erase every trace. This 64-page full-color doodle book is perfect for fans of Poptropica and anyone who loves to draw.

Poptropica Mad Libs features 21 hilarious and action-packed stories based on games and missions from the website. Fans of the site will love to bring the adventure to life by filling in the blanks of our brand new Mad Libs!

We hope you enjoy reading these new books as much as we enjoyed writing them -- and you can bet there will be more on the way!

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BLACK WIDOW

Friday, November 2, 2012

Watch the trailer for Skullduggery Island



We've cut a nifty trailer for the book adaptation of Skullduggery Island, which, as you can see, stars the best-looking pirate this side of the Barbary Coast. I assume everything works out really well for me at the end of the book. Right?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Read the first two chapters of Skullduggery Island!

It may not be available at bookstores until next week, but you can read the first two chapters of Skullduggery Island right now on our sister site, FunBrain.

Like what you've read so far? You can pre-order Skullduggery Island from Amazon right now. It will also be available in bookstores everywhere on November 8!

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BLACK WIDOW

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Creators' favorite Islands: Dr. Hare's pick

We're sharing the Poptropica creators' picks for their favorite Islands. Today: Dr. Hare.

Skullduggery Island is one of my personal favorites. I love the variety of gameplay on this Island. From classic questing to battling and trading on the high seas, this Island really has it all! That Crawfish fellow gave me some trouble though. If only I had my rabbot…

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DR. HARE

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A pirate's life for me

It seems like a lot of people are discovering what I already knew, which is that pirates rule. Didn't you know? Well, there are a few ways you can indulge your buccaneering side on Poptropica.

The pirate captain costume is available in the Poptropica Store for the low, low price of only 75 Credits -- and, of course, free for Poptropica Members.

And Poptropica's longest and deepest quest, Skullduggery Island, is available for everyone to play. If you haven't beaten Skullduggery Island yet, what are you waiting for? You can finally defeat Captain Crawfish, who, I don't care what the polls say, is definitely the best Poptropica villain ever. But I'm biased.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

From the vault

Time goes by so quickly on Poptropica. Hard to believe that it's been a year since we started working on Skullduggery Island. Here's an early sketch of the Phoenix Warbird, dated from April 2010.

Somehow, that ended up being the ship that sank... me! Incredible.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, June 25, 2010

Behind the scenes of Skullduggery Island: The Phoenix Warbird, part five

With the colors and the scale of the Phoenix Warbird in place, it's time for a few final tweaks to the design. For that extra "oomph," the creators give the ship a set of fierce-looking talons.And it's done! Starting with one basic idea, the creators sketch out different possibilities, choose a direction, and then refine and improve the design until the final version you see here.

Here's how it looks next to an actual Poptropican.

Huge, isn't it?

And here's a look at the Phoenix Warbird when it takes to the seas.

Pirates of Skullduggery Island, tremble in fear!

Quite a journey from concept to reality, huh? How far we've come:



Of course, seeing the Phoenix Warbird in pictures is one thing. Taking the helm of this mighty vessel is quite another.

Have you earned enough doubloons in Skullduggery Island to buy the Phoenix Warbird? If not, what are you waiting for? Play Skullduggery Island now!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Behind the scenes of Skullduggery Island: The Phoenix Warbird, part 4

You've already seen how the mighty Phoenix Warbird started life as a simple pencil sketch. (Wait, you haven't? Check out the first part of our behind-the-scenes look at Skullduggery Island.)

The creators worked hard to get the details right, and now it's time to give the Phoenix Warbird a sprinkling of that old Poptropica magic.

The designers color in the black-and-white outline they made earlier. They create a simple background of water and sky to demonstrate how the ship will appear in Skullduggery Island. And, as before, they add a little reference box that shows how big the Warbird is compared to a Poptropican.

The Phoenix Warbird is almost ready to set sail on Skullduggery Island!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Behind the scenes of Skullduggery Island: The Phoenix Warbird, part 3

Poptropica fans already know that the Phoenix Warbird is the strongest ship on Skullduggery Island. But it didn't always look that way! The designers went through several rounds of revisions, tweaking existing ideas and coming up with new ones.

Finally, they had settled on the basic design and set to work putting it into Poptropica. The first step: a black-and-white wireframe, which adapts the earlier sketches into the Poptropica style.

See that little box above the ship and to the right? That's to help the designers remember how large the ship is in comparison to your Poptropican.

The ship isn't finished yet. There are more design tweaks to be made, not to mention the most fun part: Coloring!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Behind the scenes of Skullduggery Island: The Phoenix Warbird, part 2

On Skullduggery Island, players start with a junky old sloop, and earn doubloons to buy bigger and better boats. Early on, the Poptropica creators knew they wanted the most powerful ship to have an animal theme.

Even so, there were still dozens and dozens of smaller decisions to make. Should the boat look realistic or fantastical? How big should it be? Should it be scary?

To explore the possibilities, the designers made a few more sketches.
After another round of discussion (okay, arguments), the creators settled on a direction and set to work on the final version.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, June 21, 2010

Behind the scenes of Skullduggery Island: The Phoenix Warbird

If you've earned enough doubloons on Skullduggery Island to buy the Phoenix Warbird, then you know it's the fiercest craft around, even more than Captain Crawfish's ship.

But how did the Phoenix Warbird go from idea to reality? First, one of the Poptropica creators had the brilliant notion of making the most powerful ship on Skullduggery Island have a bird theme. To explain his idea, he drew this sketch:

Neat, huh? But that was just the beginning of a long journey.

Over the next couple of days, we'll show you more. Stay tuned!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Skullduggery Island is now available to everyone!

The wait is over! Skullduggery Island is available NOW for everybody to play.



So what are you waiting for? Play Skullduggery Island now!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Have you seen this pirate ship?


You'd better hope not. Of all the terrors you'll encounter on the high seas of Skullduggery Island, none will send a chill down your mizzenmast quite like Captain Crawfish's ship. If you happen upon this vessel in open water, you're liable to be sunk -- that is, unless you you earn enough doubloons to buy this bird-like warship I've been hearing so much about lately...

Ha! I'd like to see you try. Bring it on -- tomorrow.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The shadow knows...

You'll meet some shady characters on Skullduggery Island. You'll visit some shady places, too.


Can you believe this creepy house belongs to one of the good guys? Oh, Skullduggery Island, you are a dangerous place.

Only two more days until the latest Poptropica adventure is available to all!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, June 14, 2010

A pirate's life for me

You've got to work your way up in this world. One day, you're a lowly deckhand, sailing on a ratty old sloop and taking orders from a nasty old sea captain. But if you've got the right stuff -- if you can defeat pirates and sea monsters, and outwit crooked traders to make your fortune -- you just might take become a nasty old sea captain yourself. Only then can you take the reins of a mighty ship... like some of the ones below!

Of course, there are even bigger and better ships out there, if you can find them.

Poptropica's Skullduggery Island will be available to everyone this Thursday!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Skullduggery Island early access is available now!

Poptropica members can log on right now to play the newest Poptropica adventure, Skullduggery Island!

Build your ship. Assemble your crew. Rule the sea!


(Not a member yet? Skullduggery Island will be open to all on June 17.)

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Skullduggery Island launch dates announced!

Secret's out: Skullduggery Island will open to the public on June 17. Members can cast their sails beginning May 20!

I'd be more excited if I didn't expect everyone to turn their cannons on me the first chance they get...

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Take it from the top

We thought we'd give you a new perspective on Skullduggery Island:

How's that for a bird's-eye view?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH