Thursday, May 19, 2022

Survival 2: Hook, Line & Sinker is NOW AVAILABLE! 🎣🗺

Have you given some thought to the returning mystery episode? Is it Ep. 3 of Arabian Nights or PoptropiCon? Perhaps the second chapter for Survival or Mission Atlantis will reappear? Let’s get on with the big reveal! 

 

Without further ado, the latest island conversion to Haxe is… Survival Island, Episode 2: Hook, Line & Sinker!! 🎣

Survival Episode 2: Hook, Line & Sinker is now available!Survival Episode 2: Hook, Line, and Sinker

 

AAAAAND no need to wait any longer! Episode 2: Hook, Line, and Sinker is NOW AVAILABLE to members on both desktop and mobile! 

 

Survival 2: Hook, Line, and Sinker on the map!

 

So you've made it through the first leg of your survival journey. Now what? Don’t get too comfortable adventurer, you’ve still got a ways to go. Continue traversing the frozen Yukon and take extra care to stay warm! Can you collect the resources you need to stay alive? 🥶

 

Survival 2: Hook, Line, and Sinker intro popup card

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Guest Blog: A Possible Reappearance by Young Rider 👀🏇

Hello, fellow Poptropicans! It is me, Young Rider, back with a whole, new idea! Poptropicans, do you remember Sir Howard Diggory from the new island titled “Secret of the Jade Scarab”?

 

Howard Diggory from Jade Scarab

 

Photo Credit: poptropica.fandom.com (I would have preferred to replay the island and take a screenshot, but April was one of my busiest months, so I speeded up a little bit).  

 

For those who don’t know, Sir Howard Diggory was the main antagonist in the Secret of the Jade Scarab Island. He chose the money over the people (like stated by the goddess in the climax of the island) and he planned to make deals with the Jade Scarab to the queen. Shame on his disgrace towards the Poptropican inhabitants of the village where the Jade Scarab lies!! Judging by his name “Sir Howard Diggory”, he is most likely English. His hair is blond and according to Google, your hair can change depending on your genes, so another character that literally comes to the top of my mind right now is……

 

Burt Diamond!! 

 

 

Burt Diamond

 

 

Burt Diamond could possibly be Sir Howard Diggory. After all, Diamond and Sir Diggory share many traits…

 

1: They both are greedy and avaricious. 

2: They both commit sins and make vicious stealing attempts to gain luxury.

3: They both are fashionably fancy (Diamond having a tuxedo while Sir Diggory having a pipe and a green suit)

4: They possibly both share British names (If you don’t think Burt’s a British name, look up “Ickabog” by British author JK Rowling and see the main protagonist of Ickabog, which is a boy named Bert) 

5: They both have the same, exact, tan skin color which implies that there is a high chance that Diamond is Sir Diggory.

 

 

These 5 examples prove more of my point. After all, in Twisted Thicket Island, they never revealed Diamond’s background nor his nationality. Seeing his deal-making plans with the Queen, it might be possible that the Queen sent Diamond/Diggory to build a big casino in the forests of Twisted Thicket to create a humongous profit. After Diamond/Diggory failed to create the Casino, he came shame-faced to the Queen. Who knows? Maybe Sir Diggory disguised as a figure named Burt Diamond to blend in within the town and get his plan more and more successful as each day passed. He might have been making more profit over the whole decade after he got defeated and finally decided to get more luxury by coming to a city nearby the Jade Scarab village.  Now, poor Sir Diggory is a dung beetle who will probably get identified as a pet in the village or the city nearby. Like I said, Who Knows?

 

What do you think, guys? Reply your ideas in the comments below.👇👇👇👇👇 

 

-- YR 🏇🏇🏇

Monday, May 9, 2022

May's Costume Contest Begins! 🎨🏆

Just last week, the Baron’s Airship reappeared on Home Island. While stationed on Mainstreet, all players are invited aboard the Airship to mingle on the common room-esque flight deck and browse the Baron’s exclusive plunders products. Visit the Cabin of Curiosities to claim this month’s free costume, Vamp Rock by Sleepy Owl, and an entire collection of Jade Scarab memorabilia! This haul isn’t one to miss – hurry before Pop's favorites sky pirate returns to sea! 🏴‍☠️

 

Baron Sets Sail - Airship Reminder

 

If you’d like to see your costume ideas in the Baron’s pop-up shop, submit your outfit designs in May’s costume contest! Every month, one lucky winner earns their actual costume design in-game and offered to all players (for free)!

 

No need to wait, let this month’s round of costume contests begin!

 

 

Monthly Costume Contest

 

Enter your costume designs by Monday, May 23rd at 8pm PST (9pm MST, 10pm CST, 11pm EST, or use a time zone converter) for the chance to win!

 

At the beginning of every month, you’re invited to showcase your costume designs and art! These monthly contests offer all players (of any skill set) the opportunity to see your dream outfits become a reality in Poptropica! Yep, you heard that right. Your costume idea could be the next design created in-game and shared among millions across the Pop community🤩

 

How do you enter?

 

First things first, brainstorm ideas for your costume. Costumes should be original, reproducible and age appropriate. There is a 3 entry maximum per month.

 

Once you have your outfit ideas, the next step is to draw them out! You can do this on paper or go the digital route to show off your designs.  Don’t worry about comparing yourself to the rest of the community. Differences in art skill will not affect your likelihood of being chosen. Go all out with it! The Team loves seeing your imagination and creativity!

 

Once you’ve finished drawing your outfit designs, the final step is to share them with us! The easiest way is to enter through the submissions page. Submit your designs one at a time and be sure to include your Poptropican’s name and your login username with each entry.

 

To start brainstorming your outfit designs, here are a few tips!

 

Keep in mind, you have free reign over your design! You can opt for island inspired clothing or go in a completely different direction. Are you in love with wacky, mysterious, otherworldly, fantasy, simple, or just downright weird costumes? Are you hoping to see the latest fashion trends?

 

Perhaps you’d like to share your favorite IRL outfit with players? Are you excited by the thought of sharing your costume designs and art on a larger scale? Do you have an eye for streetwear, goth gear, or are you in love with cottage-core clothes? Maybe you have a quirky sense of style that you think others haven’t seen before?

 

Don’t worry if you prefer to march to the beat of your own drum. Creativity and originality are always appreciated!

 

Keep these tips in mind as you’re designing your outfit:

 

  • Your costume submission should be original!
  • Get creative! Look for inspiration in your favorite looks that you can put your own spin on! From TV/film, your personal wishlist outfits, career uniforms, and celebrity sightings, you can design just about anything.
  • Costumes may also include accessories and special powers.
  • While designing your entry, be sure it can be reproduced as a Poptropica costume. Avoid including tiny details would be hard to recreate and using previous store costumes.
     

Don't be discouraged if your design hasn’t been chosen in the past! We’re blown away by the incredible amount of creativity and unique costume designs each month. We wish they could all be winners! We always welcome players to resubmit past design submissions or come up with new costume ideas for each month's contest! 🎨

 

Good luck, Poptropicans! Don’t hesitate to leave any questions or comments about the contest below. We can’t wait to see what you put down the runway! 💃🕺

Friday, May 6, 2022

Pop Highlight: Fan Art Appreciation 🤩🎨

We see you, Poptropicans! Shoutout to everyone who has been making and sharing fanart with us, your talent never fails to impress! Here are just a few special pieces we’ve seen on social media – let’s show these Poptropicans some love!

 

First up, Instagram!

 

@goldsberrie on Instagram

 

@goldsberrie shared two awesome redraws, one of their Popsona as an 80’s anime character and a stand out scene from Jade Scarab… the infamous 4,000 year old dung bottle! While the art is certainly appealing, the same can’t be said for the dung bottle. 🏺

 

@curlie.png on Instagram

 

@curlie.png shared an original piece, featuring none other than Black Widow! In true Black Widow fashion, @curlie.png also included ‘The Scream’ painting, one of the invaluable masterpieces our femme fatale tried to swipe in Counterfeit Island.

 

@Howdyitslj on Instagram

 

@howdyitslj had Zomberries on their mind while painting eggs! Who would have thought that rocks would be such a perfect canvas? The rocks are near identically shaped like the Zomberry heads and the color looks so vibrant! 🥚🧟‍♀️

 

@cniionnn on Instagram

 

@cniionnn’s one-of-a-kind view delivers an aerial shot looking down from the big, yellow blimp onto the map. Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to fly above Poptropica? Look no further, @cniionnn’s got ya covered!

 

@sockf00ted.books on Instagram

 

@sockf00ted.books is taking an amazingly creative approach to the islands. They’re designing outfits that match island-specific vibes! They’ve already covered a bunch of islands, but there’s still plenty of Pop-inspired fashion to go. Follow along their IRL costume curation for more trendy 'fits! ✨

 

Also, there’s been some activity in our submissions page since the last time we’ve highlighted it!

 

Red Toes sent in their take on the Jade Scarab and cat from the latest island – green eyes, gold jewelry, and all! Lovely art and so, so cute, Red Toes! 🐱

 

Red Toes' JS Fanart

 

This character compilation by Pink Crush (napstachill) also made us smile! Check out PR’s nifty illustrations of famous villains (plus Amelia) with some incredibly animated expressions! BinaryBard.exe may need a reboot…

 

Pink Crush's Character Compilatin

 

Last but certainly not least is Maroon Fox’s ominous drawing of Poptropica’s resident magic man. “Rumpel hears all,” paired with a tiny glimpse of his ear, resembles either a warning or simple fact. Whichever it is, be careful what you’re saying about Rumpel – especially on Fairytale Island.

 

Maroon Fox's Rumpel Fanart

 

Woooo, what a lineup! Special thanks to the Poptropicans above and ALL the artists that have shared fan art, videos, and stories with the community! It’s a pleasure to see your creativity and artistry in action. We can’t get enough! WELL DONE, EVERYONE! 👏 👏 👏

 


 

Want the chance to be featured next? Tag us on social media (IG: @popcreators, Twitter: @Poptropica, TikTok: @Poptropicacreator) and use #Poptropica! If social media’s not your thing, you can share your creations through the submissions page as well!

Friday, May 6, 2022

Pop Culture Update: Episodic Announcements

Happy Friday, Poptropicans! Hope you’re ending this week on a high note, the weekend is finally upon us!

 

We’ve shared a bunch of exciting news with you lately, but there are still more updates to fill you in on! Several special, behind-the-scenes projects are currently in the works around Pop HQ. Think you can handle another announcement? 🤔

 

At this very moment, another installment of an episodic island is being converted for rerelease! 🎉

 

Nope, you didn’t read that wrong. It’s true!

 

Although the upcoming episode is not set to be released for several more weeks, we’re delighted to share the good news with you! In the meantime, can you guess which island installment is being converted? Not only that, do you have a favorite episode from all the multi-part islands? Or does one particular episode stand out among the rest? We want to know! Share your predictions and favorites in the comments, they’re a hoot to read! 👀

 

Have a lovely weekend, Poptropicans! Stay poppin’.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Guest Blog: Invisible Ring Returns in a Blimpy Trance 💍✨

Guess who’s back up high in the sky after that hiatus? …It’s MEEEEE, Invisible Ring! Did ya miss me? 

 

I tell you, it’s been one heck of a ride for me… and I mean that quite literally! …I do believe this yellow blimp of mine SHRUNK! Why, I haven't seen a blimp this tiny since the tiny blimp of Shrink Ray Island!

 

Invisible Ring's Blimp

 

…Just the other day I woke up, I stepped out of my house, and my first thought was, “Hey, wait a minute… Didn’t this yellow blimp used to be bigger?”

…My second thought was, “Seriously? You’re noticing this just NOW?”

 

Invisible Ring's Tiny Blimp

 

…Then I turn my head and say, “Wait, WHAT? A second blimp? I thought I only had one! How long has that been there?”

 

Invisible Ring's Tiny Blimp

 

know from the late Monkey Wrench Island that the monkeys built a giant yellow blimp that looked more like THIS… and there was only ONE of ‘em at the time…

 

Invisible Ring on 24 Carrot

 

On the other hand, some of the islands… Particularly the episodic adventures… They don’t have blimps at all! It must trace back to Survival: Episode 1. What puzzles me there is that although the blimp gets destroyed in episode 1, not a single episode shows a new blimp coming back! It explains why the other episodic islands don’t have blimps, but it doesn’t explain why there’s a blimp in Pelican Rock… That one came out AFTER those episodes! …Quite the mystery indeed, I wonder if those monkeys from Monkey Wrench island kept building new blimps as needed.

 

Invisible Ring with Pelican Rock's Blimp

 

…Anyway, on my travels during leave, I found that the new home island, fairytale island, and goofball island are the only islands with those tiny blimps. …And aside from those, AND the blimpless episodes… The rest of the remaining islands still have the priceless classic blimp design.

 

Invisible Ring with Mythology's Blimp

 

…Big blimps on the old islands and small blimps on the new ones… THAT’s a tad suspicious. And confusing! Do the blimps suddenly change size when you cross over to one of the 2021 islands or what?...

How does that work? How does one even FATHOM the blimp changing shape while you’re inside the blimp? Most importantly, why is this happening in the first place?

 

Invisible Ring Blimp Basket

 

It’s one mystery after another. 2 mini-blimps on home island, 1 on fairytale, and 1 on goofball. One could guess that the miniature blimps are a side effect of Glowbhax, but it’s also possible that the strange occurrences on the new islands are responsible for this. …I can see it now: The Curse of Rumpelstiltskin, and/or the Goofball-Blandsworth Chaos Clash. 

…Anything is possible, but perhaps the most confounding possibility that comes to mind is that the blimp on home island started out as a big blimp, but split into 2 smaller blimps which got DISTRIBUTED to these 2 other islands. …A suggestion such as this makes me wonder what will become of the upcoming Jade Scarab island.

 

Invisible Ring on Goofball Island

 

...But considering my first thought of comparing the mini-blimps with the toy blimp on shrink-ray island makes me wonder if someone stole the shrink-ray again. ...And if this is true, then WHO?

 

The mind BOGGLES at the blimp mysteries and the answers could be anything… The sky is literally the limit in this case! As a mystery train detective would say… “This Game is Afoot!” 

Hmmm… Perhaps I should keep looking into this. …Considering the Home Island deductions I already made, I might have what it takes to be a mystery train detective myself!

 

- Invisible Ring 💍

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Baron's Returned to Home Island (With Freebies & Extra Gear)!

The Baron has arrived!

 

The Baron is back and better than ever! Stop by the Airship and the Cabin of Curiosities pop-up shop onboard to snag the pop-up shop’s brand new and exclusive bounties! This month’s theme is… JADE SCARAB! To celebrate the 3rd Dream Island release, ALL PLAYERS can add Egyptian themed clubhouse gear and costumes to your inventories! 🪲

 

Jade Scarab Gear in the Baron's Cabin of Curiosities

 

Create an exhibit worthy clubhouse! Decorate your rooms with a funky Camel (300 credits), Jade Scarab Artifact (150 credits), Dung Bottle Artifact (10 credits), Jade Scarab Flag (50 credits), Pedestal (50 credits), and Museum Display Case (200 credits). If you’re feline Jade Scarab’s cat craze, add the Green and Grey Bastet Idols (150 credits each) and Cat Statue (100 credits) to your cottage for a purrfect space! Outfit your Popsona in the eye catching Bastet Costume (100 credits), complete with jewelry, golden robes, and cat mask! 🐈‍⬛

 

The entire Jade Scarab collection is available for a whopping 1,260 credits! If you’re in need of extra credits, play the Clear the Skies mini game on the Airship. Each successful round rewards 50 credits and is infinitely replayable!

 

Clear the Skies mini game

 

On the other end of the shop is this month’s FREE costume! Before the reveal, drum roll please…

 

April's Contest Winner and FREE Costume: Vamp Rock

April’s costume contest winner is VAMP ROCK! Congratulations to Sleepy Owl for their creative mashup of vampy goth and rockstar drummer fashion! Don’t forget to add the Vamp Rock matching boots (also for free!) right next to the outfit display. Let’s give Sleepy Owl a round of applause for such an awesome idea! 🧛‍♀️🎸

 


 

Take a look at the entire roundup of last month’s contest submissions -- well done, Poptropicans! The Team has a wonderful time seeing your creative designs, it’s always difficult to choose just one. Don’t be discouraged if you did not win, we encourage resubmitting your favorite designs in future contests! 🤩

 

Monday, May 2, 2022

Just Restocked: Knights in Shining Armor and Dragon Gear! ⚔️🐉🔥

A massive shop update is happening in Adventure Outfitters! There’s plenty of fantasy-inspired gear for explorers and heroes alike, and even some fun clubhouse additions from the same collection! Who’s in the mood for a shopping spree? 🛍

 

5/2 Adventure Outfitters shop update - 1 of 45/2 Adventure Outfitters shop update - 2 of 45/2 Adventure Outfitters shop update - 3 of 45/2 Adventure Outfitters shop update - 4 of 4

 

Now for the main event! Browse the huge collection of medieval gear and suits of armor lining both ends of the store. Choose your knightly protection in your favorite color or add ‘em all! To the right, find the Knight in Shining Armor costume (350 credits), Hero Sword (300 credits), Heart Astro Knight (300 credits), Dark Astro Knight – Girl (250 credits). Also, clubhouses were not forgotten in the feudal fashion! Pick the Baby Dragon Plushie (300 credits), Sword and Shield (150 credits, members only), and Steve Armor (150 credits, members only) to spruce up your clubhouse!

 

5/2 Adventure Outfitters shop update - right

 

Over at opposite end, the Dark Astro Knight – Boy (250 credits) and Earth Astro Knight costumes (350 credits) and Knight Flag (150 credits) decoration are available to all players! ⚔️

 

5/2 Adventure Outfitters shop update - left

 

In other news, the start of each month means members are due for a sweet delivery! May’s monthly member gifts feature a trio of new, magical prizes! Check your inventory to try out the Cute Baby Dragon Follower, Dragon Sword, and Master of All Dragons costume! Show off your fiery spirit or channel your inner dragon tamer with the fresh ensemble – nobody will mess with a master of all dragons! 🔥🐲

 

May Member Gifts May Member Gifts: Dragon Inspired Gear

 

What do you think of this week’s shop update? Do you have a favorite from the bunch? What are you most exciting to wear? Let us know in the comments! 👀

 

That's all we have for this week's rotation! Have a great day, Poptropicans!