Wednesday, December 15, 2021

FIRST LOOK: Goofball Island’s soon-to-bee side quest! 🤪🐝

We have some Pop News to share with you, hot off the presses at HQ! 📰


Goofball Island dropped onto the map in the middle of November, just a few weeks ago. If you’ve already earned your Goofball medallion and saved the island from bland-astrophe, you know that we last left off with Dr. Blandston’s surprising reveal. And in a surprising twist, the player made the final call in deciding the island’s fate! Although Goofball may be out of immediate danger, our services are still needed around the silly sanctuary.


We’re not done goofing off just yet… In fact, there’s a continuation of Goofball Island in the works! Don’t let news of the upcoming quest bland-boozle you. As we’ve found out the hard way, “strange things sure do happen on Goofball Island.”


We’re thrilled to share this itty bitty, teensie weenie sneak peek of Goofball’s next adventure with you. Presenting, a bee-hind the scenes look into one of the crazy creatures featured in the upcoming quest… BEE BOT! 🐝


Bee Bot rough sketch


How awesome is this design? This sneak peek is also a double whammy. Not only does it reveal Bee Bot’s character design, but it also highlights some of the Art Team’s behind-the-scenes practices and use of concept art! It’s not every day that we get to share some of the backend work with players. (Yes, even seasoned artists like those on our Team start off with rough sketches. Just like you!)    


Let your imagination run wild for the Bee Bot! How do you imagine the Bee Bot will fit in among all of Goofball’s antics? What are you hoping to see more of from the island? We’d love to hear your predictions and first impressions – share your thoughts about the Bee Bot and Goofball’s continuation in the comments below! When the goofy island’s quest drops, you can claim bragging rights for your successful guesses! 👀

Golden CrownDecember 15, 2021 pm31 2:31 pm

Can't wait for this! Will it be members-only?

Also, for the next episodic island you let out, can you please give us Poptropicon 2??? that'd be awesome!

anonymoussssssDecember 15, 2021 pm31 5:26 pm

you can play poptropicon 1, 2 and 3 on the mobile app

Golden CrownDecember 16, 2021 am31 11:41 am

I know, I have the app. Still, it'd be awesome to have it on desktop.

AutumnDecember 19, 2021 pm31 4:41 pm

I fullheartedly agree.

Barefoot KnuckleDecember 15, 2021 pm31 2:58 pm

This should bee very interesting....

Chilly ShadowDecember 15, 2021 pm31 3:17 pm

The artwork looks awesome! Where do you get your ideas?

pop fanDecember 15, 2021 pm31 3:22 pm

lessee...maybe the bee-bot is the one to ask you for help? 🤔🤔

Captain DrakeDecember 15, 2021 pm31 3:32 pm

He's so cute!

Small OctopusDecember 15, 2021 pm31 7:34 pm

It’s so cute!!! Can you share more stuff like this for other projects??

Shifty PawDecember 15, 2021 pm31 8:50 pm

Nice, looks cool.
But can we pls have news on how the old islands are coming?
I used to go on poptropica and be carried away by the islands, because they were actually hard, had real poptropicans and were fun.
Now, I only go on poptropica online version to go to the Red Baron to buy costumes from the old islands because I don't like to see all the animations on the new islands.
I played goofball though and I started to like it because the first two characters weren't animations, but then I saw that the rest of the characters who were animations and I just stopped playing. Sorry, though.
Hypothetically, if you guys were to.. limit animations or completely delete them, people would flock back to poptropica, if you pick up what I'm putting down, heh.😏

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the old islands coming back hopefully without animations, as that would probably push me off the edge once and for all.
Thanks for mission Atlantis, and Arabian nights! Keep up the good work!

shifty PawDecember 15, 2021 pm31 8:52 pm

Reminds me of twisted thicket in a way with the cool creatures and magic. Can't wait for that island to return.

cant beelieve itDecember 16, 2021 am31 9:42 am

I wonder if this is a blandifying Bee Bot? Stinging people and turning them bland?? 🤔 Whatever happens! I’m excited!! (Just hope it isn’t members only tho..)

popbizzDecember 18, 2021 pm31 1:55 pm

cool bee robot when will the sidequest come out and if it's delayed tell me!!

Buzzy side questDecember 23, 2021 pm31 3:28 pm

Maybe the bee bot turns everything it stings into something bad.

Hyper LightningDecember 29, 2021 pm31 9:57 pm

Ya I agree. This is going to "BEE" very exciting!!!!! 🤩🤩🤩🤩