Thursday, October 27, 2016

Behind the scenes: Creating the Monster Carnival monsters

As you know, Monster Carnival Island is an October Island of the Month. One of my favorite parts of the Island is when the carnival workers get hypnotized and turn into creepy monsters! Did you ever wonder how the Poptropica Creators came up with the monsters' looks?

Well, I did a little digging and found some awesome art the Creators did as they were designing the carnival workers and monsters! That video above was made by a Creator who was animating the ferris wheel monster. Cool, huh? Check these out...

Early sketches of Monster Carnival characters

Early sketches of a Monster Carnival demon

Early drawings of the duck game guy - he could have looked a lot different!

Sketches of two carnival monsters

Drawings of six looks for the duck game monster

Carnival workers and their monster alter-egos

And here's a look into the animation process for the duck game monster:

So. Amazing. Right?

I hope you liked this behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Monster Carnival. Go play it now on Poptropica and earn big credits: 500 for 1st-time finishers and a one-time 300 credit bonus for repeat finishers! And don't forget we now have a Monster Carnival walkthrough to help you if you get stuck!

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