Monday, December 21, 2020

The Great Migration


Ahoy Poptropicans!

For those of you still playing on the original Flash version of Poptropica, you may have seen the news that your account is going to be migrating to the Haxe game. It's true, the time has finally come!

There's nothing you need to do to make this work - your existing login will be the same, your account will be the same, your medallions, friends, outfits, and everything else will still be saved! If you've never been asked to "Activate Flash" while playing, you have the latest version of the game and can skip this post!

We're working on some new features and converting more of the islands so all of your favorite pieces of Poptropica live on. We're also working on ways so that you can still play the original Flash version of the game!

For those of you who are members and are playing the Early Poptropica islands - this will stay on the map and can be accessed in the newest version of the game. We'll keep this access up for as long as possible and recommend not updating your browsers! Newer versions of browsers are starting to block Flash which will keep you from being able to access these. 

We're going to be releasing a ton of new stuff in 2021 and can't wait to share with everyone what we have in store!

36 comments:

  1. This is great! But when will Early Poptropica be available to non-Members?

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  2. Whoo-Hoo! Migration for a good cause! I REALLY hope you migrate Mocktropica island!

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  3. WOOHOO best news ever! It all sounds awesome and I can't wait! I hear you're trying to keep the early poptropica up for as long as you can... I bet it's for nostalgic purposes before the islands are updated just like their new-fashioned neighbors: shrink ray, mythology, and 24 carrot! That's the reason, right?
    Thank you all and merry Christmas!

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  4. Finally a HTML5 port of Poptropica after so long. Not sure what happened to the game on Flash because most of the maps are buggy, glitches and most of the OG Poptropica maps are missing. Hope to see more from poptropica team as they haven't been exactly open about this game in the ongoing developments.

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  5. hey cool but when are you guys announcing the winners?

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    1. They are announcing the winners on December 28

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    2. I think they said they'd announce it the 28th of December, although I may be wrong.

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    3. 28th December

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  6. Sweet! I was wondering when this would happen. Now just for news on that strange airport 🤔

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  7. Are all the islands you're updating going to be like the new Mythology Island? I played it as soon as you announced it and there was a surprising amount of hand holding. And if the new Mythology is labeled under the hardest level (3 skulls and crossbones), I'm nervous to see what the less challenging islands will look like. I'm of course just one person, I can't speak for anyone else, but the satyrs blocking you from going anywhere, being given the mirror straight away, and other things made it not challenging. I've been playing this since I was around 6, so when Poptropica first came out, and am in college now and still love all the islands. I think that that's because they were not only challenging, but also incredibly fun and memorable for that reason when I was a kid, and not only is there a huge nostalgia factor for me now, but I still get stuck on some parts, and it's incredibly satisfying to go back and complete islands I've never been able to before! I think that if you turn the islands into versions where the player is directed to exactly where they're supposed to go and can't explore first thing or think about what's in their inventory to use to complete puzzles, it really takes away from the game, and amount of time spent playing it. Lastly, I think if you pander to younger kids and make the islands super straightforward and easy to complete, then in the future it may be something they remember fondly, but not something they'd enjoy returning to. I don't know, I of course will always love this game, but I hope you don't make the islands as easy to complete as the new Mythology was.

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    1. I agree so much! I am probably the same age as you from what you've said so I relate fully. I loved returning to poptropica to inch my way towards finishing Skullduggery (one of the hardest islands in my opinion) and would be devastated if the newer version was far easier to defeat. Hopefully the creators see our cry and can keep the difficulty for people like us and future players.

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    2. I WAS LITERALLY JUST THINKING THIS! I randomly decided to see if Poptropica existed anymore,as I haven't played in years. So all through December I played through the old islands on flash. Yesterday I decided to try out the "new" Mythology Island, and was so disappointed in how lame it became. That was always my favorite island, and all of the conversations, places, and activities that don't exist anymore made me so sad! I hope the rest of the islands aren't this easy... :(

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  8. Yay! I'm so happy! But, why are they removing islands!?

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    1. To your (Reread: OUR) surprise, flash is ending in 2020.

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  9. I'm just wondering, will nonmembers be able to play the old islands, or are they now strictly members only?

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  10. This is cool but where are all of the old islands that disappeared years ago for this? Why is Time Tangled now members-only?

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    1. Either they don't want average people to have to deal with the Flash compatibility barrier or they're trying to fund remasters of those islands by getting levels of interest.

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    2. I dislike how now you don't earn credits by finishing islands your already completed. I can't log in every day and I'm trying to buy the jetpack so plz fix that.

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    3. Yeah I wish we had more ways of earning credits

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    4. Same I really want Jetpack and I can't get it because I did all islands already...

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  11. oh okay, i was scared for a sec lol :))

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  12. If the migration comes will the old islands come back?

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  13. I want ALL THE ISLAND BACK!!!
    PLZ DO IT! Also I bet other agree.

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  14. tbh i miss the spin the wheel in the old version it gave me many coins and cool
    free prizes that i never get in the stores in the game ever i hope they put the spin the wheel back

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  15. all i want is spy, superpower and astro knights

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