Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Guest Post: A Pop Creators Interview with Invisible Ring

How’s it going, everyone? I’m Invisible Ring and I’m here today to uncover the secrets of Poptropica Airways! Hundreds of you have commented about it since August, waiting to hear more about it, and your wait is finally ending! 

That’s Right! I have communicated with the source; none other than Poptropica itself! They have allowed me to interview them with some questions on Poptropica Airways! 

OK… Maybe I have more than just some. I have a LOT of questions. I have surfed the blog comments, talked to the PHB club, and wracked my brain to get every airway question down that I could in one fell swoop. 

What is Poptropica Airways?


Poptropica Airways, also known as Paradise Island, was a beta experience we created to understand what features players today would like to see in Poptropica. It allowed us to test a new experience for entering the game, news messages, plus daily tasks and rewards. These tests allow us to quickly see what new players are interested in so we know if new features would be a good fit in Poptropica. The news system from Poptropica Airways has already made it into the main game and more features are on their way!

Is it anything like Poptropica Worlds?

No, it's totally separate from the Poptropica Worlds app. It only had a few days of content to play through where you got to decorate your beach house, visit friends, complete tasks, and earn rewards.

Is it a new island?

Yes and no. It was a beta of a new type of Home Island so we could see what type of stuff our players want on Home Island. Anyone who has played Poptropica for a long time knows that Home Island goes through periodic updates. At one point there wasn't even a Home Island, just the map!



Is it a station to access special islands such as Legendary Swords or Monkey Wrench? As in islands that don’t start with a yellow blimp?

No, it was just a test for a new Home Island experience and mostly a light test for a task system.

Is it going to be a full-sized, fun, and super-exciting game?

We may eventually incorporate into the main game, but 2021 is really focused on story. Poptropica Airways was focused on functionality and didn't have a lot of story behind it. For now we're sticking with full-sized fun stuff that is true to Poptropica's roots!
 
Is this going to replace the yellow blimp? (because I hope it’s not)

Nope! The blimp will always be part of Poptropica!


So for all of you out there who have been waiting to know more about Airways… I hope this helps. As for you, Poptropica, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS! It is an honor to be one of your guest bloggers!


As a side note, I am currently running a Youtube Channel under the name of Invisible Ring.  If you want to hear more blog posts from me, I can start a series of Vlog videos on my channel and connect with you guys. Until then, I’m gettin’ back to my online classwork! Invisible Ring out. 



17 comments:

  1. WOW! So, from what I heard, just let me clarify: So it is more of a home island, where there is no quest; you just explore and have fun? 'Cause if that's true...

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have always dreamed of doing something you would do on an island, but with total freedom and getting to just enjoy it and have no responsibilities. I only have one worry: Please please please please PLEASE (insert 80000000000000000 more pleases here) don't make it a limited time. Almost every awesome thing that has been on the new version was for a limited time and something this fun? Well, it would devastate me to only be able to access it for a short amount of time.

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  2. cool can not wait to see new and old islands coming back and the home island makover 2

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  3. So, it sort of is and it's sort of not an island? I thought it would be one. Either way, I'm really excited for it!

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  4. It will never stop being sad to me that Poptropica hasn't had an actual new island since pelican rock in 2015 and yet they keep on reworking and updating the home island more times than I can count and every time they do it's either worse than before or barely changes anything.
    Same thing for all their tutorial islands.

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    1. Well, at least you can count of the dream island winners! But yes Snagglemast is not nearly as involved or educational for the game as Monkey Wrench was. Besides, Snagglemast just lets you run around an island collecting coins. Monkey Wrench really gives you a taste of what the islands are like, and it helps you learn island-winning strategies. I hope someday it is added back

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  5. Wow! This is great! I have so many questions, and most of them I cannot even put into words. I will have to wait until it is actually here to find out! I am glad this is to let players tell you what we want on poptropica, because there is sooooooo much we want on this new version to make up for what was lost. I do have one question:
    Is it something almost like Galactic Hot Dogs in a way? What I mean is, do you choose which planet (island) you want to go to, and each one is a little different? And by island, is it like one of those islands that are within islands, like Mystery Train where you can get off the train at different "islands"? or like on og Reality TV island, where the actual competition is on another island you have to take a helicopter to? Whatever the case, I am tremendously excited.

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  6. Awesome thanks for this.

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  7. Why can I not find it?

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    1. It isn't out yet

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    2. I'm assuming you're asking why you can't find Poptropica Airways, and there's a pretty simple explanation. The developers are still working on it as well as the classic islands.

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    3. I'm assuming you're asking why you can't find Poptropica Airways, and there's a pretty simple explanation. The developers are still working on it as well as the classic islands.

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  8. i want to know where i can find poptropica airways. does anyone know?

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  9. It should be an island tbh...you already have the design concepts

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