Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The saga concludes in Poptropica: The End of Time -- now available!

Poptropicans, rejoice: the epic conclusion to our graphic novel series is now available!

When The End of Time begins, Mya, Oliver, and Jorge are stranded in the ruins of Poptropica. After causing a cataclysm at the end of the previous book (uh, spoiler alert?), they're alone and seemingly out of options.

The kids may have one chance to return home. If they can reach the legendary "Nexus," a place through which all time flows, then it's possible that they can return home to the instant they left -- or even further back.

Faced with the opportunity to rewrite their own histories, our heroes will have to make the most difficult decisions of their lives. And so will Octavian...

Poptropica: The End of Time is now available from Amazon and other fine book sellers. Get your copy today!

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Captain Crawfish interviews Mitch Krpata, the author of Poptropica: The Secret Society!

Captain Crawfish interviews Mitch Krpata about Poptropica the Secret Society.
Ahoy, Poptropicans! Captain Crawfish here. The newest book in our graphic novel series, Poptropica: The Secret Society, is out today. Don't forget to enter for your chance to win all three books!

I caught up by phone with the book's author, Mitch Krpata, to get the inside scoop on the book series, Poptropica Worlds, and more. A lightly edited transcript follows. Enjoy!
Captain Crawfish: Hey there, Mitch! It's Captain Crawfish. Thanks for taking the time to speak with me.
Mitch Krpata: Huh? Who? Why are you calling so early?
CC: It's one o'clock in the afternoon. Your publicist made the appointment. 
MK: Fine, fine. Let's make it quick. I need my beauty sleep.
CC: At the end of the previous book, the kids had been captured by some mysterious figures in uniform. Are these members of the "secret society" of the book's title?
MK: How about a spoiler alert, Gary Gives-away? [deep sigh] Since the cat's out of the bag... yes, they are.
The Secret Society picks up immediately where The Lost Expedition ended. The kids are being transported to the headquarters of an organization whose purpose is not yet known to them. But they do know that they've run into its members all over Poptropica -- the people with the strange tattoo who keep popping up on every island.
CC: Obviously we don't want to spoil the story for readers, but what will be different about this book? How have the kids changed?
MK: The Secret Society explains more about the history and purpose of Poptropica. It also starts to pit the kids against each other a little bit. As they learn more about the mysterious organization, they find themselves disagreeing about the group's motives and actions. There's still a ton of action and peril, but now there's tension between the kids about the right way and the wrong way to do things. The Lost Expedition was more of a pure survival story. 
CC: Speaking of which, what about Captain Franklin and the crew of the HMS Terror? What happened to them?
MK: [diabolical laughter, devolving into a coughing fit]
CC: We also know that Octavian had gotten away with the magical map at the end of book 2. Is it safe to assume we haven't seen the last of him?
MK: Octavian plays a bigger part in this book. Let's just say that there's more to him than meets the eye.
CC: Switching gears a bit. Poptropica players are on the edge of their seats waiting to play Poptropica Worlds. You've been hard at work on it. What can you tell us about it?
MK: At work... at work... uh oh, I was supposed to be at work four hours ago! I don't think anybody noticed I'm late. You can keep a secret, right? 
CC: Me? Totally.
MK: You'll edit out that part of the interview?
CC: Absolutely.
MK: Thanks dude, you're a lifesaver. Anyway, yeah, we're excited about Poptropica Worlds. It was a real opportunity to take what players love about Poptropica and make it even better.
We've still got big island quests with lots of characters, challenges, and plot twists. That hasn't changed. But now we've got new features that make the quests more accessible to new players and that help returning players get back up to speed. The islands aren't necessarily easier, but we're giving players more tools to finish them.
Plus, we're building tons of new stuff from the ground up, including a lot of things that Poptropicans have been requesting for years -- like your own customizable house. It's a brand-new game that is still unmistakably Poptropica.
CC: When can we expect to play Poptropica Worlds?
MK: What's that? Couldn't hear you. Bad connection.
CC: Let's just move on to the lightning round. I'll ask you a question, and you answer as quickly as you can without thinking.
MK: Now you're speaking my language.
CC: Here goes. What's your all-time favorite TV show?
MK: The Simpsons.
CC: Movie?
MK: Batman (1989).
CC: Video game?
MK: Resident Evil 4.
CC: Band?
MK: The Cure.
CC: Writer?
MK: David Foster Wallace.
CC: Okay! Again, Mitch, thanks for your time. I know Poptropicans will really appreciate it.
MK: [snoring]
Well, that's it for the interview! Once again, Poptropica 3: The Secret Society is available in bookstores today. We hope you'll check it out!

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Meet Kory Merritt, the illustrator of Mystery of the Map!

Cover of Poptropica Mystery of the Map, illustrated by Kory Merritt.
"Mystery of the Map," our first graphic novel, is in bookstores everywhere. And if you live in the New England area, you may have a chance to meet the illustrator, Kory Merritt!

Kory will be making the following appearances:
Space is limited at some of these events, so check out those links if you want to go!

We'll keep you informed of any future appearances! Check out "Mystery of the Map" today!

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mystery of the Map is available now!

Cover of Poptropica Mystery of the Map, illustrated by Kory Merritt.
The day is here! The first book in our graphic novel series, "Mystery of the Map," is available at bookstores everywhere!

Visit our Mystery of the Map homepage to find out where you can get your own copy!

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Gotta go get Mystery of the Map!

We are now only one day away from the release of our first hardcover graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map!" It's like a non-denominational Christmas Eve.

This is the third of three teasers. If you like the art here, then you'll love the book! It's over 100 pages of full color fantastic-ness starring Mya, Oliver, and Jorge. You may think you know the story, but you don't know it all.

"Mystery of the Map" is available at bookstores everywhere tomorrow, March 1!

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Heads up for Mystery of the Map!

Here's the second of three teasers for our first graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," which is available in bookstores next Tuesday!

If you can't wait for the book, remember that you can play Mystery of the Map Island right now on Poptropica!

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

It is almost time -- for Mystery of the Map!


We are but days away from the release of our first hardcover graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map!" To get you pumped, here is the first of three teaser videos.

This book is packed with exciting action and incredible art. It's available for pre-order now, and will be available everywhere books are sold on March 1!

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Mystery of the Map is coming soon to bookstores!

The Poptropica graphic novel Mystery of the Map is available in bookstores on March 1.
The first volume of the Poptropica graphic novel, "Mystery of the Map," is coming to bookstores on March 1!

The full-color, hardcover edition includes new art and updated storylines that you never saw in the online version!

Check out the official Mystery of the Map homepage to find out how you can pre-order your copy.

That's not all. You can always play Mystery of the Map Island for free on Poptropica.

And keep an eye out for the Mystery of the Map Photo Booth, which includes characters, backgrounds, and stickers from Mystery of the map!

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