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, March 10, 2022

Poptropica's Roblox News: More Game Details Revealed 👀

Breaking news! We have more Roblox updates to share with you today!

 

After revealing the very first sneak peek into Poptropica’s upcoming Roblox game, we left you with a question: “which island do you think inspired the new release?” The Pop community dropped tons of guesses about the island inspiration, with the frontrunner being Monster Carnival. Although it isn’t Monster Carnival, the islands do share the same spooky atmosphere. Props to the handful of players that called it early – you guessed right!

 

No need to keep it a secret any longer! The island inspiration for Poptropica’s debut Roblox game is…

 

Poptropica's Zomberry inspired Roblox game

 

ZOMBERRY ISLAND!!

 

Isn’t the dusky game scene a close match to Zomberry’s vibe? Keeping the berry-infected monsters in mind, the upcoming Roblox game is zombie themed! All players will be welcomed into a new multiplayer experience to play against one another – humans versus zombies style. Will the humans survive the Zomberry chaos? That’s up to you! 🧟‍♀️🍇

 

That’s the latest news on the Roblox release! Luckily, the upcoming Zomberry game will be launching soon, so you don’t have to wait long for it! Who else is excited to explore Poptropica’s zombie adventure in 3D? What Zomberry elements are you hoping to see recreated? Sound off in the comments section and share your thoughts with other players! 👇

 

As always, stay poppin’ y’all. 

Friday, February 18, 2022

Secret of the Jade Scarab: Sneak Peeks, Cat Concepts, and more! 🐈✨

Happy Friday, Poptropicans! Let’s kick off the weekend with a special surprise… How about another sneak peek into Secret of the Jade Scarab?! The final Dream Island is still in development, but we have more behind-the-scenes teasers to share with you!

 

In case you missed it, the first look into Secret of the Jade Scarab was shared only a few weeks ago! In the sneak peek, a fancy feline was revealed… Notice anything interesting about the creature? It seems impossible to look away from its glowing green eyes! There’s also been talk about the cat’s impressive jewelry. Whoever gave this mystery cat its gold accessories was not kitten around...

 

Secret of the Jade Scarab - coming soon!Secret of the Jade Scarab sneak peek

 

Now that we’ve covered the previous teaser, let’s move onto the next sneak peek! Without further ado, here’s another glimpse at the same green-eyed cutie!

 

Cat concept art for Secret of the Jade Scarab island

 

How great are these cat concepts?! They’re. Just. So. CUTE. This kitty might be on the on the move, but it’s ready to strike a pose at a moment’s notice! Can you pick a favorite from the poses?

 

Do you have any guesses how the cat might be involved in the island? Maybe you love Egyptian history and mythology? Is there something in particular you’re hoping to see? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments section! Once Secret of the Jade Scarab is released (to all players‼️), you can claim ultimate bragging rights if you guess right! 🤔

 

Keep your eyes peeled more news and teasers for the final Dream Island -- coming soon! Until then, stay poppin' y'all!

Friday, January 28, 2022

Coming Soon to All Players: Secret of the Jade Scarab! 🪲

SURPRISEEE! Happy Friday, Poptropicans!

 

What a better way to end the week than to unveil the very first sneak peek for Secret of the Jade Scarab Island! The island’s idea was thought up by Girl Power and is the 3rd (and final) Dream Island Contest winner to be converted into a full-fledged adventure!

 

Without further ado, here’s the first look into Secret of the Jade Scarab! 🐈

 

 

Coming Soon: Secret of the Jade Scarab Island!

 

Secret of the Jade Scarab scene teaser

 

The Egyptian-themed island is in development at this very moment! Upon its release, Secret of the Jade Scarab Island will be immediately available to ALL PLAYERS on both desktop and mobile! Get hyped, y’all!

 

This is just the tip of the iceberg! More sneak peeks and previews will be coming soon! Based off the teaser, what are you first impressions? What do you know about Egyptian history that may be important within the story? Do you have any theories about the Jade Scarab or the secrets it holds? Share your ideas, predictions, and knowledge with the community in the comments below! After many of you made surprisingly close predictions about past islands, we’re intrigued by your guessing skills! Can you do it again? 🤔

Monday, January 24, 2022

PoptropiCon, Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert will be returning on January 27th 🦹‍♀️

It’s official, y’all! We’re less than a week out from the rerelease of another episode of PoptropiCon! Prepare for the island’s next installment by revisiting Episode 1: Line Forms Here! First and foremost, you’ll need a ticket to get into the sold-out convention. Can you find a way into the most exciting event of the year?

 

PoptropiCon Episode 2: Spoiler Alert

 

PoptropiCon, Episode 2: Spoiler Alert will be released to members Thursday, January 27th, on desktop and mobile! Before you know it, Poptropicans everywhere will be returning to the convention center. And this time, we’re finally getting in! Get ready to explore the huge expo hall, join the event’s costume contest, and face off with other superfans in a little friendly competition!

 

Brace yourselves, adventurers. The action is about to get real!

 


 

Countdown to PoptropiCon 2: 3 DAYS! 🦸‍♂️

Friday, January 7, 2022

Mark your calendars! Goofball Island's side quest is coming Jan. 11th! 📆

Happy Fri-yay, Poptropicans! The weekend is only a few hours away – finish strong! 💪

 

 

There’s some exciting news spreading around the islands today… Rumor has it, Goofball’s new side quest will be dropping Tuesday, January 11th!! In just a handful of days, we’ll finally come face to face with Bee Bot and the Hive News crew!

 

If you missed previous sneak peeks about Goofball’s side quest, we’ll give you a quick run-down. Picture this: Goofball Island. Post-Blandston takeover.

 

There have been sightings of a vivid Bee Bot nearby. The creature remains a mystery, but there’s been buzz among the islanders about the green insect. Is the bee friendly? Could it be an enemy? Until we learn more, only one thing’s for sure. Bee Bot’s a cutie! 

 

Bee Bot concept art - sketch and colored

 

Bee-hold, the previously unveiled sneak peeks for Bee Bot!

 

In other news, Hive News is the first to start broadcasting from Goofball’s Mainstreet. Perhaps unrelated or perhaps not? Equipped with the station’s trusty news van, Hive News reporters are always ready to dive right into the action to get the sticky stories – and Katie Dare is no exception. She’s the best and brightest of the bunch.

 

Hive News and Katie Dare sneak peek

 

But what’s the latest buzzworthy happenings? That remains a mystery. Details about Goofball’s newest visitors are still fuzzy at the moment. There’s only one thing we can do…

 

Next week, travel to Goofball Island to begin the next abnormal adventure, featuring Bee Bot and the Hive News crew! The quest will be available to members beginning this upcoming Tuesday, January 11th. Have your yellow jackets at the ready! 🐝

Monday, January 3, 2022

Breaking News: The final sneak peek into Goofball Island’s side quest! 🚨

Over the past couple of weeks, there’s been several beehive-the-scenes glimpses into Goofball’s upcoming quest. We’ve seen different variations of Bee Bot and the vibrant transformation from sketch to final product. Players have pondered the Bee’s role within the island’s quest… a few predictions have gotten quite close! 🐝

 

Bee Bot - sketch and colored design

 

Now that we’ve met both versions of Bee Bot, we’ve got one last sneak peek for ya!

 

Get your mics ready – we’re going live on air! Lights, camera, action! Reporting from Goofball Island… Hive News🎥

 

Goofball Side Quest sneak peek - news van

 

We might have saved the island from the complete chaos caused by Dr. Blandston, but Goofball’s hijinx aren’t over just yet. Very soon, Members will have the chance to be Goofball’s hero once again! Goofball brand new side quest will pick up where the story last left off, regardless of the island ending you chose. You’ll be whisked away to join the Hive News team and help return things to their former glory!
 

But how do Bee Bot and the Hive News reporter continue Goofball Island’s adventure? You’ll get your answer before you know it. Keep popping into Home Island to be the first to uncover the next chapter of Goofball’s buzz-are antics! 👀

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Coming Soon: Goofball Island's side quest and Bee Bot reveal! 👀

Alright, folks!

 

Last week, we shared the news that Goofball Island is getting a side quest! Alongside the exciting announcement, a new character was also revealed – Bee Bot!

 

Let’s revisit last week’s preview before we pop into the latest sneak peek. If you missed the last update teasing Goofball Island’s upcoming side quest, you can find more info about it here. Can you handle another wacky adventure?

 

Bee Bot sketch

 

Here’s a small snippet of the design process that isn’t usually seen by players. Everyone, meet Bee Bot! Bee Bot, meet everyone! 🐝👋  Isn’t it the cutest bee you’ve ever seen?

 

Now that we’ve bee-friended a new character and you’ve been sitting with the concept art for a bit, we’ve got more beehive-the-scenes glimpses into Bee Bot’s design to share with you!

 

No longer is Bee Bot bland. In fact, just the opposite. The insect’s initial design has transformed into a colorful specimen. Bee-hold!

 

Colored Bee Bot

 

What are your theories about Bee Bot? How might this lil fella impact Goofball Island? Based off your first impressions, do you think Bee Bot is a friend or foe? Cuddle bug or bitey bee? Share your thoughts in the comments below and stick around for more sneak peeks and general game updates as upcoming islands/quests prepare to drop!