Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Guest Post: A Pop Creators Interview with Invisible Ring

How’s it going, everyone? I’m Invisible Ring and I’m here today to uncover the secrets of Poptropica Airways! Hundreds of you have commented about it since August, waiting to hear more about it, and your wait is finally ending! 

That’s Right! I have communicated with the source; none other than Poptropica itself! They have allowed me to interview them with some questions on Poptropica Airways! 

OK… Maybe I have more than just some. I have a LOT of questions. I have surfed the blog comments, talked to the PHB club, and wracked my brain to get every airway question down that I could in one fell swoop. 

What is Poptropica Airways?


Poptropica Airways, also known as Paradise Island, was a beta experience we created to understand what features players today would like to see in Poptropica. It allowed us to test a new experience for entering the game, news messages, plus daily tasks and rewards. These tests allow us to quickly see what new players are interested in so we know if new features would be a good fit in Poptropica. The news system from Poptropica Airways has already made it into the main game and more features are on their way!

Is it anything like Poptropica Worlds?

No, it's totally separate from the Poptropica Worlds app. It only had a few days of content to play through where you got to decorate your beach house, visit friends, complete tasks, and earn rewards.

Is it a new island?

Yes and no. It was a beta of a new type of Home Island so we could see what type of stuff our players want on Home Island. Anyone who has played Poptropica for a long time knows that Home Island goes through periodic updates. At one point there wasn't even a Home Island, just the map!



Is it a station to access special islands such as Legendary Swords or Monkey Wrench? As in islands that don’t start with a yellow blimp?

No, it was just a test for a new Home Island experience and mostly a light test for a task system.

Is it going to be a full-sized, fun, and super-exciting game?

We may eventually incorporate into the main game, but 2021 is really focused on story. Poptropica Airways was focused on functionality and didn't have a lot of story behind it. For now we're sticking with full-sized fun stuff that is true to Poptropica's roots!
 
Is this going to replace the yellow blimp? (because I hope it’s not)

Nope! The blimp will always be part of Poptropica!


So for all of you out there who have been waiting to know more about Airways… I hope this helps. As for you, Poptropica, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS! It is an honor to be one of your guest bloggers!


As a side note, I am currently running a Youtube Channel under the name of Invisible Ring.  If you want to hear more blog posts from me, I can start a series of Vlog videos on my channel and connect with you guys. Until then, I’m gettin’ back to my online classwork! Invisible Ring out. 



Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Adventure Awaits! 🎉


Did you know Jeff Kinney, the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, helped create Poptropica!? It's true. He planted the seed for the incredible islands of Poptropica and the amazing stories and adventures within them!


We're SO EXCITED to be releasing new islands this year, making player requested updates to features, launching new side-quests and mini-games, and even giving Home Island a makeover!

Here at Poptropica HQ we're calling 2021 the Year of Stories. 📚There will be adventure, mystery, and tons of fun ahead (including multiplayer!). 

Keep up with the latest news and sneak peeks here and stay tuned for a fan interview by Invisible Ring about Paradise (Airport) Island later this week!


Monday, February 8, 2021

New Clubhouse Items, Plus the Latest Store Update! 👀


Greetings from the Pop Creators! We've been busy working on a lot of new stuff including updates to the game, new islands, and converting old islands! 🏝

We've also been working on new items for the shop, pets, and your clubhouses! It's been a busy start to 2021 and we can't wait to share all of the cool stuff in the works! 


This week we released a bunch of new items based on requests from you! This is just the start of what's to come, but if you have any special requests let us know in the comments below! 👇





We're also loving the new tees and hoodies in the shop! What new outfits or costumes do you wish you could get in Poptropica!?!

Friday, February 5, 2021

Guest Post: Which Poptropica Character are You Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

Howdy, Poptropicans! It’s Lucky Joker, also known as LJ, and I’m one of the staffers over at the Poptropica Help Blog. Today I’d like to talk about the 12 astrology zodiac signs and the characters that I believe embody them. Let’s pop right into it! (disclaimer: dates may vary depending on the source)


♈ If you were born anywhere between March 20 and April 19, you are an Aries. Aries are said to be direct and confident leaders and because he operates the infamous Sea Chicken ship and commands his very own pirate crew, I think Captain Crawfish best fits this description. 


♉ Next is Taurus, which are those born from April 20 to May 20. Just like Aphrodite, Taurus are known for their relaxed and loving nature and are extremely loyal as well.



♊ For the people born somewhere between May 21 and June 21 you may share a lot of similar traits to the intelligent CJ from Shrink Ray Island. Geminis are usually very intellectually curious and immersed in many hobbies. It takes a really smart cookie to invent a shrink ray!

♋ Elf Queen represents the Cancer sign. Cancers, born between June 22 and July 21, tend to be compassionate and caring individuals who carry a gentle demeanor. You may seem distant at times, but that’s only because you’re shy and reserved, and there’s nothing wrong with that.



♌ Next are the Leos. Like Flashy Florian Fosbury, you’re most likely vivacious and proud. You might even come off as a diva every now and then. Leo's birthdays range from July 22 to August 22.


♍ Virgos are born anywhere between August 23 and September 22 and are often logical, systematic, and diligent just like the supercomputer Holmes. He may be the villain of Game Show Island, but really he was just misguided. No one can deny his superb coordination skills.


♎ If you were born somewhere between September 23 and October 22, you belong to the Libra sign. I reckon you’re a charming, intuitive, and luxurious chum just like Mr. Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory island! I mean, who else can dazzle a group of kids in their very own whimsical chocolate factory?


♏ All hail the mighty and powerful Zeus   the representative for Scorpio! Born from October 23 to November 21, Scorpios are absolutely fearless and passionate in everything they do. Just look at how Zeus attempted to take over all of Poptropica not once, but twice! I suggest using your strengths for good instead of evil though.


♐ For those born between November 22 and December 21, you are a Sagittarius and are most like Harold Mews. Similar to the businessman, it’s likely that you’re a wild and adventurous explorer type who loves to tell stories about your discoveries.


♑ Next up is Capricorn as best portrayed by Oliver. Capricorn birthdays range from December 22 to January 20. Capricorns are known for their youthful and playful nature and are always ready to take on whatever steps in their way. They have a can-do attitude, an optimistic outlook, and can sometimes be a little mischievous.


♒ All Aquarius, rise, for you, share characteristics with possibly Poptropica’s most iconic character, himself Dr. Hare! People born from January 21 to February 19 are rebellious, eccentric, and unusual (in the best possible way of course) in the way they carry themselves. Keep doing you!


♓ And finally, Pisces! Pisces, born between February 20 and March 19, are recognized for being visionaries. They are greatly imaginative and even a little mysterious on occasion. You’re just like the brilliant engineer Nikola Tesla from Mystery Train Island.


And there you have it folks the 12 zodiac signs as represented by your favorite Poptropica characters! I hope you got a kick out of my first guest post here on the Poptropica Creators’ Blog. It was a pleasure writing it for you guys. Thank you for reading and I’ll talk to you in the next one. Pop on!


Lucky Joker 🍀






Thursday, February 4, 2021

Guest Post: Create your own Popsona (Poptropica persona)!

Hey Poptropicans! Have you ever created a story for your Poptropica character? This fun practice is a longtime tradition among the Poptropica community and the creations are known as “Popsonas,” or Poptropica personas.

For my first guest post here on the official Poptropica Creators’ Blog, allow me to introduce myself through my Popsona:

Slanted Fish hails from Shark Tooth Island, where she has always admired the swimming fish, including the bright blue betta she adopted from the sea. Born as Friendly Fish, she acquired the nickname Slanted Fish in her youth as a wordplay on her Chinese name. This Fishy finds her home in both land and ocean; bustling cities and secluded islands.

She went on to study many of her passions, including art and writing, at Ephraim University on Mocktropica Island. These days, Slanted Fish works as the editor-in-chief of a Poptropica fan publication known as the Poptropica Help Blog. She is often traveling around various Poptropica islands to promote the PHB, but also travels to relax and catch up with Poptropicans all over the community.

By the way, many friends from the community have created Popsonas too —  you can meet Poptropicans who photograph their Poptropica adventures, study the Greek art and history of Mythology Island, and more on the PHB!

Now you try! Share your Popsona in the comments below, and keep on popping on!


 



Thursday, February 4, 2021

Video(s) of the Week!

Need help winning Timmy Failure Island? Siblings Ahoy has you covered! We love these Timmy Failure walkthrough videos to help players beat this tricky island!





Have you made a walkthrough video? Are there walkthrough videos you want to see? Let us know in the comments below! 👇


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Guest Post: BraveSky!

 We're back with another guest post, this time by BraveSky!

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Greetings, fellow Poptropican veterans and newcomers! I am BraveSky! Things are getting better here during this time of maintenance. The Poptropica Team is cooking up a storm with renewed islands and more cool stuff underway! So, stay in tune for that! As a Poptropican veteran (13yrs strong), I have created a sonnet based on the cherished moments I made from this website. It was difficult, but I managed to put the pieces together. My mind went blank a few times like that blue loading screen filled up with vines because it was hard to choose specific ones I remembered, but that's okay. Thank you all, please enjoy!

Breaking through, out of a box; a big world of puzzles and opportunity

Seeking problems and solve them with help from Pop community

My favorite islands are guarded by coconuts and a shark

And delicious fried dough that can hypnotize you into a lark

   

Thousands of things you can collect in your bag with no limits, luckily

For in real life, I would regret carrying a bag so heavily

Finding objects is fun even through dark tunnels and forests

Just make sure a creature doesn’t catch you with your missing florets


From encountering art thieves, pirates, and evil geniuses

To a lonely vampire and ringmaster, defeated by their weaknesses

Amazing cutscenes and a medallion are guided by dialogue

So, you can feel accomplished on the computer and then log---


Who says Poptropica is too different; is that truly so?

Ever stop to realize we have again rooms, shoes, pets, my beautiful afro?


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

A Heart(y) Shop Update! 💜

 


Have you seen the latest items available in the shop? There are a bunch of cute valentine's themed items, plus these outfits



Also, don't miss out on the ADORABLE baby unicorn follower and the heart bubble wand! 💕