Monday, February 27, 2017

Behind the scenes: Never-seen Reality TV Island sketches!

Hello Poptropicans! February is a short month, and that means there are less than two days left to play the Islands of the Month. Earn 300-500 credits for completing them -- get playing on before it's too late!

One of our Islands of the Month is Reality TV Island, and today we've got some special "behind the scenes" art for you. One of our longtime Poptropica Creators dug up sketches from when he created Reality TV Island -- and most of them have never been seen before!

What do you think this is all about?

Potential games for the Island

More game ideas!

And here are some fun characters he sketched. Did any of these make it into Reality TV Island -- what do you think?

Here are some Reality TV Island concepts that didn't make it into the game as-is (though some of these ideas morphed into other ideas):

Can you imagine how many of the Poptropica Creators' ideas for mini-games, scenes, and other fun stuff don't make it into Islands? It's not that their ideas aren't great -- they just can't fit them all!

If you haven't completed Reality TV Island yet, hurry up and finish before February is over. Go to now to play!

PS: Here's a fun tidbit for you: Most Poptropica Islands have code names when they're in development. Reality TV Island's was "Survivor Island." 😀

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Play games and chat with your friends in a Multiverse room!

Have you ever experienced a Poptropica Multiverse? No?! Then you are missing out, my friends!

The multiverse is one of the coolest features of Poptropica. Just visit the Poptropica Store to get your free Multiverse card. Use it to create your own Multiverse room. Each room has a unique code that you can give to your friends so that they can join you to chat and battle!

Check out our new Poptropica How-To video to learn exactly how to create a Multiverse and how to join one your friend invited you to:

Easy, right?

Check this out: Here I am at my first multiverse party, back in 2015. The Poptropica Help Blog got a screenshot of the party. I looked a lot different then!

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And here are a bunch of the Poptropica Creators hanging out in one of the first Multiverse rooms ever, back when we first created this feature in 2009!

Get your free Multiverse card in the Poptropica Store today and have fun playing games and chatting with your friends!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Behind the scenes: Designing the escape plan for Pelican Rock!

Have you completed Escape from Pelican Rock yet? It's one of our Islands of the Month. First-time finishers earn 500 credits and repeat finishers earn 300 credits the first time they complete Pelican Rock again! You can see the Island preview and the walkthrough in our IOTM announcement.

Aw, man! I've been framed!
At least I got to keep my Poptropica phone.

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a Poptropica Island? In a post about Poptropolis Games we talked about how each Island has a style guide. Today we're giving you a peek into the development of Escape from Pelican Rock and its schematic. Check this out:

An Island's schematic lays out exactly how the game will be played. We're only posting a little bit of the schematic because we don't want to give away everything!

Here's part of the schematic that describes one of the last scenes of the game: When you break out of Pelican Rock.

After an Island's schematic is finalized, it's time for art and animation! Here's what an artist envisioned the escape scene looking like:

And here's an animator's concept of how a flood light would look as it searched for escapees:

The end result is a fun mini-game that challenges you to carefully navigate the rooftop while the warden and her cronies are on your tail!

Have you escaped from Pelican Rock this month? If not, play on Poptropica now and build up those credits!

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

#PoptropicaLove winners!

Skinny Moon's Poptropica valentine

There were so many funny and cute #PoptropicaLove valentines out there! We loved seeing them all! As promised, we randomly picked five entries (using to win one-month Poptropica memberships. Here they are:

AClarice C. from Facebook

@Toxic_Lexia819 from Twitter

@Dane07074 from Twitter

@plays_koalas from Twitter

@queen_bree_marie_carlin from Instagram

Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy your memberships!

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Friday, February 10, 2017

#PoptropicaLove membership giveaway!

Time for Valentine's Day fun - Poptropica style!

Hello, Poptropicans! It's almost Valentine's Day and to show our adoration for you, our fabulous fans, we're going to have a little giveaway!

Just go to our special Valentine's Day photo booth on the Home Island of and create a valentine pic. Then post your valentine on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #PoptropicaLove. If you don't have an account on Twitter or Instagram, ask an adult to post for you. You have to use the hashtag to enter the giveaway on those channels, or it doesn't count!

We'll also look for Valentine's Day photo booth pics that are posted to our Facebook page -- so you (or your favorite adult) can enter your pic that way, too.

We'll repost some of our favorite pictures AND we'll award one-month Poptropica memberships to randomly-picked valentine photo booth pictures! This giveaway ends at midnight ET on Valentine's Day, 2/14/17, so post your pictures before then!

Go use the Valentine's Day photo booth now on and get creating! You're going to love all the fun stickers, props, and characters!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Poptropica Creators' pups enjoyed their snow day!

What's cuter than puppies in the snow?!
Kids all over the Northeast USA had a snow day today! Here in the Massachusetts area (where Poptropica headquarters is) we're getting a foot of snow or more. That means many of the Poptropica Creators worked at home while their kids and furry friends enjoyed the wintery weather.

The Poptropica staff were sharing pics of our dogs with each other today and we thought -- hey, why not show our fans our adorable canines? Everyone loves puppy pics, right?

So, here are some pictures of Poptropica Pups enjoying the snow!

Master Mime's pup, Jessie, went outside with the kids
and ended up with snow pants of her own!

It's so windy, Kevin might fly away!

Skinny Moon's dog, Toby, loves to eat snow!
And last but not least, Poptropica Creator Red Lightning has a sweet dog named Rubbles who seems to have a taste for rabbits...

Don't worry, no evil rabbits were harmed in the taking of those photos. I think.

Happy snow day to everyone who had one!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Here are ALL the #MyPoptropicaCostume contest winners!

Greetings, Poptropicans! More than 9,600 of you voted for your favorite #MyPoptropicaCostume runners-up contestants, and now we know who our Top 10 are!

First, in case you missed it, here are our Grand Prize winners:

"Ocean Princess" by Creepy Peanut

"Hip Hop Boy" by Speedy Toes

Creepy Peanut and Speedy Toes will each get a 6-month Poptropica subscription, have their costume created by Poptropica and sold in the Poptropica Store, and see their costume worn by a Poptropican on the Home Island!

Now for our the Top 10 runners-up. The designer of each costume gets a 3-month Poptropica subscription and their costume will be created and sold in the Poptropica Store later in 2017!

"Cyber Angel" by Bashful Sword

"Rainbow Unicorn" by Cool Sword

"Gamer Chic" by Fearless Dragon

"The Dreamer" by Friendly Kid

"Celestial Mage" by Invisible Biker

"Diwali Inspired" by Lucky Joker

"Jazz Musician" by Perfect Sky

"Elemental Beasts" by Red Paw

"Watermelon Threads" by Shiny Penguin

"Witch and Wizard" by Young Heart

Congratulations, everyone! We can't wait to see your costumes come to life on Poptropica!

Winners, we'll comment on your winning entry wherever you posted it (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) so we can get your username and apply your membership to your account.

Now it's time to decide what our next contest should be. What do YOU think, Poptropicans? Let us know on social media!

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