Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Upside-Down Magic from the Disney Channel, Ice Cream, and Drittons!

Get ready for the newest original movie from the Disney Channel! This Disney Channel Original Movie starring Izabela Rose as Nory and Siena Agudong as Reina, is about two best friends excited to begin their journey at the Sage Academy for Magical Studies. Of course, things go a little upside-down and that's when the magic really begins!

Check out the official trailer for Upside-Down Magic and unlock an exclusive Poptropica prize, a Dritton follower! Part kitten, part dragon. Best follower ever?!

And don't forget to get a cone of ice cream on Home Island while you're at it!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Classic Islands are Baaaaaacccckkkk!

Howdy Poptropicans!

A LOT of you have been asking us when the classic islands are coming back. Seriously, you all ask this question a lot, a lot, a lot. 

The team is still busy converting all the islands for the new version of Poptropica, but until that's done, we figured we'd let you play the old islands while Flash is still available! 

These islands haven't been worked on in a loooong time. They use really old game technology (ActionScript 2!) and are sometimes a little buggy. But we know how hard things are right now and that your summer isn't what you were expecting, so we brought them back! 

They won't be available forever since Flash is going away at the end of this year, but if you're a member you can play them for as long as they are playable. Look for Early Poptropica on the map, enter your login, and take a trip down memory lane!

Let us know in the comments which classic island you want to see converted!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Make Your Own Dr. Hare and Rabbot!

Need a little something to keep you busy while you practice safe social-distancing? Look no further!

Dr. Hare is mischievous, a real trouble maker, and out for world domination. If you've played 24 Carrot Island, you know just how much trouble he can really cause. 

He's also a scientist. Maybe more of a mad scientist, but if you want to learn about engineering, aeronautics, and space travel, he's your guy!

Bring Dr. Hare and his Rabbot out of Poptropica and into real life with these awesome Dr. Hare and Rabbot paper crafts. They are totally free and easy to do! 

We recommend using heavier weight paper to make these, but any plain paper will do! Just click on the image above to access the PDF file for download. 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Quippy!

Every new feature that gets added to Poptropica goes through A LOT of art development before it's ready for the game. When we created Quippy, our friendly new droid in the common rooms, it took a lot of research and development (R&D) to get to what you see in the game today!

Before Quippy came into existence, the art team had to decide if they wanted a droid, a kiosk, or some other way to show players that there is a shop in the common rooms.

Then we picked some of our favorite designs and explored them even further.

Once we knew we definitely wanted a droid, it was time to decide what they would look like!

In the end we went with the magnificent Quippy. Wearer of many costumes. Supreme hoverer. A friendly face to help you with your common room shopping needs.

If you love games and art, consider learning more about becoming a games artist! There are a lot of ways to get involved in the making of video games outside of coding, and game artists are a critical piece of the team. After all, what's a game without the art!?

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Introducing Common Room Stores!

Looking for fun Island costumes, followers, and more? Check out the new common room stores featuring unique items for each Island! Find our new shopping helper, Quippy, in each of the common rooms (or out in the wild for Islands without common rooms) to launch these exclusive store items!

P.S. No noodle guys were harmed in the making of this post. While birds descended upon him at a feverish pace, he was able to shop and have some popcorn unscathed. Baby Dr. Hare was thoroughly amused at the chaos.

Monday, May 4, 2020

We Need Your Feedback!

Howdy, Poptropicans!

We're working a lot of new features in Poptropica (and converting old islands too!) and want to hear from YOU about what you want (aside from the old islands, haha)!

With all of us at home practicing social distancing, we all miss our friends. How do you wish you could connect with your friends in Poptropica? Let us know in the comments below!

Saturday, May 2, 2020

May Member Gifts

I spy, with my little eye, a baby Dr. Hare follower?! Could this be the cutest thing to ever have graced Poptropica?! BABY DR. HARE!!!!

May Member Gifts are here, and we're dancing with delight! Sign up for a membership any time during the month of May to get these exclusive items!

Did you know members also get exclusive access to new islands, shop items, pets, and more!? Get your membership today!

Friday, May 1, 2020

SURF'S UP on this featured American Girl Island!

We're going ALL IN with Joss Kendrick and American Girl! Check out Joss's new Island to collect 4 new items, play 2 new surfing and cheerleading games for prizes, and watch 8 full-length episodic videos featuring the Girl of the Year, Joss Kendrick!

We've got super stylish outfits, cute prizes, and all sorts of activities all down the boardwalk, so make sure you do some exploring when you log in today!

I won't spoil all the fun here, but make sure you click around the boardwalk, check out the shop, the gymnasium, the movie theater... There's so much to see, and so many girls to meet!