Tuesday, January 4, 2022

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… the BARON! 🏴‍☠️

Look to the skies, Poptropicans!

 

The snow has cleared, the clouds have opened up, and the Baron has finally returned to Home Island! It’s time to “get off this dusty rock” and climb aboard the Airship! 

 

The Baron returns to Home Island

 

On the Airship’s deck, you can interact with other players, send friend requests, and play the Clear the Skies minigame to earn extra credits! After you’ve explored the main deck, stop by the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities to see what this month’s pop-up shop has in store. For January’s visit, the Baron’s stocked her Cabin with clubhouse décor and last month’s winning costume design – Rainbow Pup by Hamburger Hamburger! As usual, all players can add the contest winner’s outfit to your wardrobes for FREE✨🌈

 

Rainbow Pup by Hamburger Hamburger - December's Contest Winner

 

Along with the Rainbow Pup costume, the Baron’s included three new items to decorate your clubhouse. Spice up your cottage with a huge Dino Head (75 credits), potted Cactus (75 credits), and a mystical Cards and Candles centerpiece (75 credits). Who wouldn’t want a giant fossil in their living room?!

 

January's Cabin of Curiosities gear

 

The Baron’s return to Home Island will only last a short while. Don’t miss out on the free costume, jaw dropping clubhouse gear, and the chance to earn some extra credits!

 

Pop to it before it’s too late! See you on the Airship! 👋

Monday, January 3, 2022

2022’s first round of monthly costume contests begins NOW! ⏰

No need to dilly-dally, let’s pop right into the start of this year’s costume creations! 💥

 

The entire Pop community is invited to participate in January’s contest! Our monthly costume contests are an opportunity for you to turn your designs into a realityvisibly contribute to the game itself, and most importantly, share your ideas to millions across the community!

 

You're invited to join Poptropica's monthly costume contests!

 

January’s contest begins today, January 3rd, and ends in 2 weeks! Please submit your outfit designs by January 17th at 8pm PST (5pm EST / 6pm CST / 7pm MST / for all other time zones, please use a time zone converter).

 

Once you’ve finished your designs, you can share them with us a few different ways. The simplest way to enter your designs into the contest is by using the submissions page! Be sure to include your Poptropican’s name and your login username with your design. Please be aware that there is a three entry maximum per person each month.  

 

If you’re on social media, you can also share your costume design on Instagram for others to see your idea! Remember to tag us (@poptropicacreators) and use the hashtag #MyPoptropicaCostume – we’ll repost your costume design to our story to share your work! If you post your designs on Instagram, please send us a link to your post through the submissions page!

 


 

To get started on your outfit idea, here’s a few tips!

 

First and foremost, you have free reign over your design! You can opt for island inspired clothing or go in a completely different direction. Are you in love with wacky, mysterious, otherworldly, fantasy, simple, or just downright weird costumes? Are you hoping to see the latest fashion trends? 🧐

 

Perhaps you’d like to share your favorite IRL outfit with players? Are you excited by the thought of sharing your costume designs and art on a larger scale? Do you have an eye for streetwear, goth gear, or are you in love with cottage-core clothes? Maybe you have a quirky sense of style that you think others haven’t seen before? Don’t worry if you prefer to march to the beat of your own drum. Creativity and originality are always appreciated!

 

Keep these tips in mind as you’re designing your outfit:

 

  • Your costume submission should be original!
  • Get creative! Look for inspiration in your favorite looks that you can put your own spin on! From TV/film, your personal wishlist outfits, career uniforms, and celebrity sightings, you can design just about anything!
  • Costumes may also include accessories and special powers.
  • While designing your entry, be sure it can be reproduced as a Poptropica Costume. Avoid including tiny details would be hard to recreate and using previous store costumes. Where’s the fun in that?

 

Don't be discouraged if your design hasn’t been chosen in the past! We’re truly blown away by the incredible amount of creative and unique costume designs each month. We wish they could all be winners! You’re also more than welcome to resubmit past design submissions or come up with new costume ideas for each month's contest!

 

Best of luck, everyone! Don’t hesitate to leave any questions or comments about the contest below. We’re eager to see what you put down the runway! 💃🕺

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! 👀

Monday, January 3, 2022

New year, new store update! Adventure-worthy outfits, decorations, and January's member gifts! 🎉

Happy new year everyone! Do you have any new year resolutions that you’re excited about?

 

Today is the Monday and first store update of 2022! Let’s stop by Adventure Outfitters to see what Amelia’s added to the inventory!

 

Right off the bat, there’s a TON of new items available. Even better, each addition is available to all players! The newest costume collection includes a bounty of fantasy attire for even the most seasoned costume enthusiasts. Anyone up to convene in crazy costumes? 👀

 

Starting with the left display, we’ve got a Grape Soda accessory (75 credits), Trash Collector costume (100 credits), and Cool Blade Ninja outfit (250 credits).

 

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The dumbwaiter now houses 2 new hoodies: Kittie Softie and Super Softie (250 credits each). Bundle up with these super soft hoodies to outfit your Popsona in the cutest costume available! Try pairing the Kittie Softie sweatshirt with the cat backpack for a purrfect combo!

 

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Towards the right end of AO, even more fantasy ‘fits have hit the racks! Suit up with the Mutton Chops (100 credits) and Dirt Clod costumes (100 credits) for an outlandish, sci-fi look! You might also remember the Large Fry costume (350 credits) from previous releases.

 

Alongside the costume wear, decorate your clubhouse with action figures of some of your favorite Pop characters! Add some pizazz to your clubhouse with the Archer (100 credits), Dr. Hare and Egg mashup (100 credits), Space Cow (75 credits), Balloon Boy (75 credits), and Pirate statues (75 credits)!

 

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As usual, the start of each month also brings a new batch of member gifts! Keep the new year’s party going with January’s Apple Cider Bottle, Fun Fireworks, and Sparkler accessories!

 

January Member Gifts

 

Notice any themes happening in Adventure Outfitters? Could these eccentric ensembles have a special meaning? Add the latest costumes to your wardrobe and take a close look at ‘em!

 

That’s a wrap for this week’s inventory update! Which gear items stand out most to you? Again, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s make 2022 the best yet!

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

2021 Wrap Up: Looking Back at the Year of Stories! 📚

Hello there, explorers!

 

What a whirlwind of a year it’s been! Where did the time go?! 2021 was dubbed the “Year of Stories.” The stories we shared have covered everything from fairy tales, sabotage, colorful contrasts, and reignited rivalries. But before we look forward to the next chapter, let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of this year’s adventures!

 

First up, islands! 🏝 

 

2021 beckoned tons of new gameplay! Specifically, two new dream islands joined the map! After winning 2020’s Dream Island Contest, Fairy Tale Island and Goofball Island were brought to life, crated on the basis of your fellow players’ original ideas. With the new releases, many fascinating characters have joined the ranks among memorable characters: Rumpelstiltskin, Cinder, an emotional Prince, Mayor Naise, Dr. Blandston, and Bosko (to name just a few). As for the last installment of the Dream Islands, look to the start of 2022 for Secret of the Jade Scarab Island updates and sneak peeks!

 

2021 island releases

 

Alongside the new experiences, several episodic islands have also been ported to Haxe! Recently, Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep and Arabian Nights: Lair of Thieves have made the transition and are now available to members! It’s incredible to see them resurface after 2020’s Flash Flood. As for a current update, there are more episodes in the process of conversion at this very moment! It’s worthwhile to note that we recognize and share your frustrations. Although the act of converting the older islands is long and difficult, we’d like to thank you for your patience, Poptropicans. Your understanding is greatly appreciated! If you’re hoping for hints about the next rerelease, there will be much more news to share in the coming weeks!

 

2021 side quests and mini games

 

Of course, a handful of new side quests have popped up around the islands! The new quests have taken us on a deep dive into some of the lore surrounding Poptropica’s leading ladies (Amelia’s mini quest and the Baron’s Crusade) and a certain cunning, magic man (Rumpel’s Challenge). These quests have revealed an enormous amount of information, but it seems that there’s often more questions than answers. Rest assured; this won’t be the last of these stories… Perhaps this is just the beginning.

 

Not only that, but we’ve also ventured off the beaten path to offer a helping hand to other Poptropicans. The Lost Cubs event ended with a happy ending as Mama Bear and her little cubs reunited on Survival Island. Unfortunately for the Candy Crazed mini quest, let’s just say that story’s end wasn’t quite as sweet.

 

The Baron will return next month!

 

Apart from recent islands and quests, this year also marks the return of the Baron to Poptropica! Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to spot the sky pirate on one of her monthly stopovers to Home Island. She’s even been gracious enough to open her Airship to visitors, giving players the chance to scoop up some of the Cabin of Curiosities’ limited time bounty.

 

Looking forward to 2022, there’s still so much waiting to be uncovered. The stories we’ve encountered have only just begun. Buckle up, Poptropicans! Unimaginable adventures await! 💫

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Pop Basics: How to change your name! 📝

What’s popping, players? Hopefully you’re loving the time off from school this winter break!

 

If you’ve ever wondered how other players are creating these wild name combinations, look no further! Our most recent Youtube video highlights the 2 ways you can change your Popsona’s name.

 

 

You can either use the Character screen or Friends page to pick a new nickname for your avatar. For both pages, you’ll see your name displayed in the top left corner. Right next to your name, you can click the pencil icon to open the name generator.

 

Character Screen for your PoptropicanFriends Page

 

Ta-da! Now you can customize your Poptropican’s name to your heart’s content. You can choose an amusing, unusual name or stick with the original.

 

Poptropica Name Generator

 

Legend has it, all adventurers are unified by one thing. Every single Poptropican enters the islands bearing the same name – Hamburger Hamburger. Although many have investigated the name’s origin, the topic is still up for debate. There are even rumors about explorers that have gone mad looking for answers.

 

“Hamburger this, Hamburger that. Why Hamburger? Why not Cheeseburger Cheeseburger?”

 

We may never know the source of the players’ default title. But the mystery is one that is not easily forgotten… Do you have any theories about the default Hamburger Hamburger name? Does the name come from a long forgotten explorer? Could it just be a random combination with no further explanation?

 

Whatever the cause, a Poptropican’s default name does not have any impact on their adventures. Go forth with your favorite name and travel the islands! 🥇

Monday, December 27, 2021

Store Update: Adventure Outfitters' last inventory drop of 2021! 🛍🎉

Alas, ‘tis the last Monday and store update of 2021! This year, Adventure Outfitters has seen quite the variety of costume attire, pet wear, and clubhouse decorations! But there’s plenty more planned for 2022 – don’t forget to stop by Home Island’s shop every Monday for new gear!

 

With that, let’s check out Amelia’s offerings for this week!

 

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The latest inventory drops have added a brand new holiday outfit, as well as a couple of trendy costumes that you might remember from earlier in the year – and they’re available to all players!

 

First up: Reindeer Ready (200 credits). Try on the Reindeer Ready costume’s antlers and cozy green sweater, before joining the ranks of Santa’s flying friends for sleigh duty!

 

As for the returning outfits, all players can snag the Neon Rockstar, Warm Vibes, and Pumpkin Pleasure costumes for 250 credits each! Experiment with the Neon Rockstar’s bright green biker jacket to create your own showstopping outfit for any of your adventures. If you’re looking for something a little more lowkey, the Warm Vibes and Pumpkin Pleasure costumes might be right up your alley. Stay cute and comfy while vibing in the maroon hoodie or opt for Pumpkin Pleasure’s classic rainbow tee, dark wash jeans, and high ponytail.

 

The gear displays on the far left and right of the shop also house more from this month’s winter wear! If you haven’t already purchased your Snowman, Tangled ‘N Lights, Candy Cane suits, or the festive clubhouse decorations, this week might be your last chance!

 

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On another note, all of the submissions from December’s costume contest can be seen in our most recent Youtube video! Check out the awesome costume designs created by people in the Pop community – let’s give all the costume creators a big hand for their amazing work! 👏👏👏

 

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Happy holidays to the entire Pop community 🎉

Finally, the long-awaited break is here!

 

From our lil fam to yours – we wish you the happiest of holidays! 

 

Happy holidays!

 

Enjoy the time with your loved ones and take care of yourselves. Until we see ya again soon, stay poppin’ friends! 💙