Showing posts with label Tips and Tricks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tips and Tricks. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Getting to know Daily Pop: Sneak Peeks

The last, and most exciting, part of Daily Pop is what we're calling "Sneak Peeks." This is the place to see exclusive looks at upcoming Islands, as well as behind-the-scenes looks at existing Islands, costumes, and more. From the earliest sketches to the final art, you can get an inside look at the Creators' creative process.


Just as with games and comics, you can rate every sneak peek from one to five stars. We want to know what you think!

One last word about all the new features: No matter where you are -- whether you're on Daily Pop, in the Poptropica Store, or on the "welcome back" page -- clicking the golden blimp icon in the upper-right part of the screen will take you directly back to your Island quest.

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Getting to know Daily Pop: Games

Yesterday, we showed you how to access the Daily Pop. Today, we'll look at the games section.

Click the "games" link to access the full menu of games from our friends at Miniclip. There's something for everybody!

Once you start playing a game, you can rate it from one to five stars. You'll also see which of your fellow Poptropicans are atop the leaderboards, with the top scores from the day, from the week, and from the month.

If you're not one of the lucky leaders, you can still see your own all-time high score displayed right above the game. Er... don't make fun of my score on this game. It was a practice round.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Getting to know Daily Pop: Comics

We're very excited about the response so far to the new features on Poptropica, especially the Daily Pop. If some of you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, we thought we'd give you a brief guide to all the new stuff you can do.

First, when you log onto your Poptropica account, you'll see this screen. (You'll need to have a saved username and password in order to use this section!)


From this page, you can jump back into your game, or check out some of the featured content we're sharing that we think you'll enjoy.

The link for the Daily Pop is that exploding "POP" icon in the upper right.


The first section that loads is comics. There are nine strips that you can choose to read, each updated daily.


When you're reading a comic, you can rate it on a scale of 1-5 stars.


This helps us to know what comics Poptropicans are enjoying the most!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Poptropica Tips and Tricks: Advanced mech piloting

Piloting the mech around Steamworks Island is tons of fun! It also presents its own challenges, especially because of its size. Did you know that the mech can crouch, just as your Poptropican can?

This can be helpful in many situations, especially against the Bolas plant.


See? Duck, and the seed pods will sail safely over your head!

You can still use your weapon attachments from a crouching position.

Of course, when you're ducking, you can only aim downhill.

What other neat things have you found to do with the mech?

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Poptropica Tips and Tricks: Emote control

You probably already know that when you're in a multiplayer room on Poptropica, you can click the emote buttons on the side of the screen to make your character smile, cry, pout, and jump for joy. Did you know you can also do these elsewhere in the game?

A simple keyboard combination will allow you to use any of the emotes during your adventures, which lets your character react to the story as it happens.

Press Ctrl+Shift+1 to laugh at pompous jerks.

Press Ctrl+Shift+2 to cry when you receive bad news.

Press Ctrl+Shift+3 to blow your stack at a faun who's giving you guff.

And press Ctrl+Shift+4 to celebrate getting a new item.

That's not all! You can combine some of these emotes to create brand-new ones that you won't see in any common room. First, start the angry emote by pressing Ctrl+Shift+3. Once your character's face is red, but before his head pops off, enter either the happy or the sad emote!

Everyone will think you've spent too much time in the sun. Sunscreen, people!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Poptropica Tips and Tricks: The randomizer

Poptropica has lots of great costumes and accessories that you can buy from the store, or costumize from the characters you meet on your adventures. But did you also know that you can get a random costume any time you want?

It's simple: just press Ctrl+Shift+R and an entirely new Poptropican will appear. Everything will be different, from hair style to accessory. Here's some of what you might see.

Just a handsome pirate hanging around on Skullduggery Island. And then:

A pink-colored athlete.

A suave-looking fella in sunglasses.

This last guy looks like my accountant.

Be careful, though. Once you switch costumes using the randomizer, there's no way to switch back right away! (Unless it's a costume you bought in the Poptropica Store. Those stay in your inventory.)

Speaking of which, where did I put my eyepatch?

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Poptropica Tips and Tricks: Dial-a-costume

In Nabooti Island, one of the items you acquire to help complete your quest is a cell phone. Did you know that you can also use it for fun?

First, go to the Mountains of the Moon and enter the cave at the top of the mountain. Pick up the cell phone in the bottom left corner of the cave. Then, start dialing for costumes!

Dialing "911" will get you this lovely police hat.

In real life, you dial "411" to get information. In Poptropica, you dial it so that you can get a brain that already has all the information.

If you're looking to impress your friends with your incredible computer sk1llz, this next costume is for you. Dial "1337" for these elite threads.

That looks spectacular with the brain hair. I sense a fashion trend!

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Poptropica Tips and Tricks: Pest control

This week we're going to be sharing some neat tips and tricks to help you get a little more from Poptropica. We've hidden a lot of fun easter eggs in the game. You may have found some already!

Have you ever noticed how many of the background objects in Poptropica are interactive? Sometimes even more than you'd think. Take the crab that's crawling around the first screen of Time Tangled Island.

He certainly looks mopey. But he'll look even more mopey if you click on him.

See how he gets squished? Well, just see what happens if you keep clicking on him real fast!

Yikes! He explodes. Your Poptropican has to dodge the debris.

Don't worry, though: he'll come back together and be good as new in no time.

The same cannot be said for the roaches that infest Bucky's hotel room on Reality TV Island.

Those little buggers move fast. If you can catch up with them, here's what happens:

If you leave the room and come back inside, they'll be ready to be squashed all over again.

Have you found any more clickable objects in Poptropica?

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