Monday, October 7, 2019

Halloween on Home Island!

Have you been to Home Island, lately? Poptropica is officially Spook Central!!

This is one of my favorite Home Island updates... probably ever, so make sure you don't miss all the little surprises! (Don't worry, I won't spoil everything here.)

We know for a lot of you guys, Poptropica is all about The Look, and what better time of year to show it off than HALLOWEEN? I'll be keeping my eyes on the common rooms these next few weeks, so make sure your costumes are looking sharp for the season!

I leave you with my personal favorite Poptropican, this witch. Screenshots absolutely don't do her justice, so make sure you go have a chat!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Your fantabulous guide to CLUBHOUSING!

We're all interior designers at heart, right? Maybe?

Well if you aren't one now, get ready to become one, because today is all about CLUBHOUSES! Jump on the platform right next to your blimp on Home Island to access this super special room that's all your own! Your Friends can even visit by checking your Profile page!

Clubhouses are like their own special common rooms. You can chat and emote and jump around... And also make them look however you want! The first step is to pick the starting room you want by pulling the red lever. Then, there's a special Store JUST for clubhouse items, and free players have a huge (and growing!) list of options when it comes to deciding how to deck out their space!

There are even more non-member goodies where ^that^ came from! Once you've spent some credits, pop open Decorate Mode to place your new stuff around your clubhouse! Decorating is as easy as dragging and dropping your knick knacks into place along the wall, and BOOM! You've got a classy (or not so classy. We can't all be Sir Steve.) common room of your own! What are you waiting for??

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

SpooOOooOky member gifts

Members, make sure you're logging in to get your hands on these Halloween goodies! We've got ghosts, we've got magic brooms, we've got enough bats to make your graphics card run away in terror!

Even if you're not a member, you DEFINITELY need to check out Home Island. It's been totally decked out for the holiday! The candy apple witch is my new favorite NPC, hands down.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Realms!! Create, Play, and Share!

Hey, Poptropicans! I'm sliding in with another Realm feature for y'all, and also inviting our community of creators to share their creations in the comments!

WHAT'S REALMS you ask?? It's a totally unique game mode in Poptropica that lets you create totally custom environments.

You can find Realms by going to the right side of Home Island and climbing over the Blast Off Arcade! Members can publish their creations for the world to see, get Likes from other Poptropicans, and might even pop up here on the blog from time to time! Seeing all of your creations is one of my favorite parts of the job, so get cracking, Poptropicans!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Bug fixes and updates!

Happy Friday, Poptropicans! We've got a few housekeeping updates for you:

Thanks to everybody who reported that pesky bug at the end of Arabian Knights: Episode 3. The chase scene is working now, but if your character can't access it because you've already seen the cutscene in the lamp room, please send us an email about it so we can fix your account!

If you're used to playing on a smaller screen, you also may have noticed that the game screen shrinks to fit, now! This came with a few hiccups, and we've been keeping track of them as players let us know. If something still isn't quite right, be sure to let us know!

That's all for now-- Keep your eyes PEELED for some awesome updates in the near future!!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Let's Celebrate!

Poptropica is officially TWELVE YEARS OLD! Can you believe it!? Here's a look back at some of our favorite moments from the past twelve years!

2007: Poptropica was created by none other than Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series! Do you remember what the first island was?

2008: The Poptropica Blog started! That's right, we've been blogging about all things Poptropica since 2008! Also, some seriously stellar islands came out, including Nabooti Island and Spy Island!

2009: Multiverse and Avatar Studio. Did you know the clubhouses in today's Poptropica use a lot of the same technology as Multiverse?

And good ol' Poptropica Avatar Studio. It doesn't work quite the way it used to, but you can still check it out HERE.

2010: Islands, islands, and more islands! Which of these islands was NOT released that year: Cryptids, 24 Carrot, Steamworks, Skullduggery, or Reality TV?

2011: Poptropica: The Official Guidebook was released! We also announced our first line of toys, were named one of the top 50 websites of the year, AND released a few more islands!

Phew! That was a really amazing first five years of Poptropica! Stay tuned for our next installment of Poptropica favorites. In the meantime, get on over to Poptropica to get your FREE 12th birthday gift!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Reality TV: Wild Safari COMPLETE pro tips and strategy guide

Hey, Poptropicans! We know a lot of you have been diving into our latest Island minigame bananza, Reality TV: Wild Safari! So here are some tips and tricks on how to MASTER even the hardest mode!

First of all, did you KNOW that you can change the difficulty? You might have missed it, but after you choose your opponents, Jim Probably will ask you if you're ready to go! Your choice from this menu will determine if you play the challenges in Easy, Medium, or Hard mode. Choose wisely, and work your way up!

Deep Dive... I'm kinda bad at Deep Dive, not gonna lie. If you find yourself falling behind, keep an eye on the other players. They'll always take the most direct route to the next set of airbubbles.

Give those pesky jellies a wiiiiide berth, and MASH THAT MOUSE BUTTON.

So did you know that in the Cheetah Run, you can jump not once. Not twice. But FIVE TIMES before you need to touch the ground again? This will help you make sure you can get over the taller obstacles in your path. Lookin at you, meerkats.

Last, but certainly not least, the Spear Toss. I'm definitely best at this one. Maybe it's the adorable baby elephant in the background, idk.

Two main things here: Wind speed, and hitting that bar at the middle of the power meter! The wind determines how much your spear will get pushed to the left and right. The power meter determines how high or low your spear is tossed. You always want to hit the middle for maximum accuracy. And don't forget that each 10 point target gets SMALLER the further you get into the challenge!

If you've got any sweet Wild Safari tips, drop them in the comments! Also definitely let us know what other kinds of Island Stuff you guys would like to see here!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Fall is Here!

It's officially fall in Poptropica! Time to bundle up, watch the leaves change, and sip some cocoa with friends. Amirite? 🍁🍂🌾 Check out the latest updates to Home Island and be on the lookout for some fun surprises.

Don't forget to stock up on fall items in the shop while they're available. I'm partial to my cozy cocoa top to go with my mug of cozy cocoa. ☕☕☕

Also, just over a month till HALLOWEEN. Just sayin'. 👻