Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Get your Survival 3 extras!

We've just added a couple new items to our Survival info page. Head there now to grab your free desktop wallpaper and printable poster for Survival: Distress Signal!

And don't forget that Survival: Distress Signal will be available to Poptropica Members this Thursday!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, June 2, 2014

Survival episode 3 is coming this Thursday!

Early Access to the third episode of Survival, "Distress Signal," will become available to Poptropica Members this Thursday, June 5.

In Survival: Distress Signal, the discovery of an abandoned radio tower gives you your best hope of rescue. You might just find your way out of the woods if you can assemble a radio and send a transmission -- but beware of who may be listening!

Find out how to get Membership today so that you can play Survival: Distress Signal this Thursday!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Poptropica comics, week 5

Here's the past week of Poptropica comics. Click on an image to enlarge it.








We'll be posting the previous week's comics every Sunday here in the Poptropica Creators' Blog. To read each new strip as it's published, visit Poptropica and check out the Daily Pop!

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BLACK WIDOW

Friday, May 30, 2014

Create Your Dream Island runner-up #9

We've announced the grand-prize winner of the Create Your Dream Island contest. To read about the winning entry, Arabian Nights Island, click here.

We're also featuring the 10 runners-up, in alphabetical order. Today's runner-up is:


Stormchaser Island, submitted by Laura S. of Virginia!


The pitch: Your Poptropican travels alongside one of Poptropica's most famous meteorologists and tracks a dangerous series of storms.

Why we liked it: "This is gold," someone said when reading Laura's entry, and nobody disagreed. What an exciting idea! In Stormchaser Island, players would travel the hemisphere trying to discover the source of increasingly powerful storms. Our sound effects team would love to take on this challenge!

We asked Laura, whose avatar name is Blue Horse, a few questions. Here are her answers!
Poptropica Creators: How did you come up with the idea for your Island?
Laura: I spent a lot of time thinking about my idea, and after a few tries, it just came to me!
Poptropica Creators: How did you react when you found out you’d won?
Laura: When I found out that I had won, my jaw dropped. Out of hundreds of entries, I had won! [Actually, it was thousands! -C.C.]
Poptropica Creators: How long have you been playing Poptropica?
Laura: I have been playing Poptropica for a few years now, and it is my favorite website! 
Poptropica Creators: Which Island is your favorite?
Laura: My favorite island has to be Spy Island, because I love all of the neat items that your character can collect.
Poptropica Creators: What 3 things would you want with you on a deserted island?
Laura: If I was on a deserted island and could only have three items, I would have:
1. A pocket knife
2. Flint and steel to create fire
3. A spile to get fresh water from trees
We hope you're enjoying Survival, in that case. Thank you for your entry, Laura!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Get your Puffer Fish costume!

With the first episode of Mission Atlantis out for everyone, and the second episode on the horizon, we thought now was a perfect time to release our new Puffer Fish costume in the Poptropica Store.

You'll fit right in with all the creatures in the deep sea when you've got this one on. Visit Poptropica now to get your Puffer Fish costume!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

That's how we spell "hooray!"

Here's a shout-out to a very special Poptropican, Zippy Berry, who's made it through to tomorrow's semifinals in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. We're so proud of you!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Create Your Dream Island runner-up #8

We've announced the grand-prize winner of the Create Your Dream Island contest. To read about the winning entry, Arabian Nights Island, click here.

We're also featuring the 10 runners-up, in alphabetical order. Today's runner-up is:


Space Bar Island, submitted by Naomi P. of North Carolina!


The pitch: On Space Bar Island, you're trapped in the newest computer, the "Lap Life," and you meet who's really running the internet.

Why we liked it: Cyberpunk is another underserved genre on Poptropica. The idea of seeing the internet from the inside-out is a great one, and Naomi took it to the next level with a terrific villain: a pixelated woman called "Mother Board," who controls the entire internet!

We asked Naomi, whose avatar name is Sleepy Panda, a few questions. Here are her answers!
Poptropica Creators: How did you come up with the idea for your Island?
Naomi: I came up with the idea while using one of my personal devices and thought of the two most popular technology companies in the world, Apple and Microsoft. Since the these two companies are "rivals" I thought what would happen if they came together. Would they have great success or have no success at all? That's how Orange Door incorporated came together.
Poptropica Creators: How did you react when you found out you’d won?
Naomi: I reacted by just jumping a bit after I was told on the phone. 
Poptropica Creators: How long have you been playing Poptropica?
Naomi: I have been playing on Poptropica for three years.
Poptropica Creators: Which Island is your favorite?
Naomi: My favorite Island is Night Watch Island.
Poptropica Creators: What 3 things would you want with you on a deserted island?
Naomi: Three things I would want on a deserted island would be: a two-story house made of bamboo, a lifetime supply of turkey sandwiches, and a cellphone that had connection to anywhere.
Hack the planet, Naomi!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Poptropica comics, week 4

Here's the past week of Poptropica comics. Click on an image to enlarge it.








We'll be posting the previous week's comics every Sunday here in the Poptropica Creators' Blog. To read each new strip as it's published, visit Poptropica and check out the Daily Pop!

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BLACK WIDOW