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PoptropiCon Episode 2 is out for members (& spoiler alert – it’s awesome!)

Check out our PoptropiCon Episode 2 guide here! Video guide coming soon.

Hi Gs,

PoptropiCon Episode 2 (Spoiler Alert) was just released this afternoon for members, along with Arabian Nights Episode 1 releasing for non-members. It’s a grand adventure for both, so go to Poptropica now to complete your end of the island stick. With members battling cards and non-members throwing smoke bombs, use our PoptropiCon walkthrough (click here!), or our Arabian Nights walkthrough (click here!). Either way you’re in for a treat. :D And if video guides are your cup of tea, check out both islands’ info pages for that.

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And yes, there are some spoilers in PoptropiCon Episode 2, possibly Legendary – you’ll just have to find out for yourself! :mrgreen:

TAFN.

-HPuterpop

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This Thursday: P-Con Ep. 2 for members & Arab Ep. 1 for all!

Hey Poptropicans! This Thursday, October 23, everyone will have something new to play. Here’s a little spoiler alert: for members, PoptropiCon: Ep. 2 (wittily titled Spoiler Alert) will be released!

As of now, members can get a free Popzilla costume in the Store (which looks suspiciously like a mix between the Furry Monsters & Dragon costumes, plus the Chemical X creature from Monster Carnival).

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To see what’s on its way to the convention, from trading cards to crazy costumes, check out the PHB’s Behind the Scenes: Overview & Theory post on Episode 2 PoptropiCon!

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PoptropiCon – World Guy (click here for more “Spoiler Alert” sneak peeks!)

For non-members, Arabian Nights: Ep. 1 (How Bazaar) will finally be released on Thursday as well. If the Forty Thieves have got you totally baffled, check in with our Arabian Nights Island Guide for a detailed walkthrough!

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In other news, the PHB’s 6th Annual Halloween Costume Competition is still going on, and there have been some spooktacularly awesome entries so far! If you haven’t entered yet (or would like to enter more), you have until next Friday, October 31. Stay popping, Poptropicans. ;)

Dr Hare’s Lab – destroyed!

Hi Gs,

Quick post to tell you guys about a new video released on the official Poptropica Youtube channel, in which Captain Crawfish shows you the world sharing functionalities of Poptropica Land. You can watch it below -

Now, a couple of things to note about the video – one, he mentions to not make fun of his crummy world in our blogs – oops.. :P Second, he loads a world constructed like Dr. Hare’s Rabbot room (which looks pretty cool), and begins to destroy as he never got his own toy. ;)

He also mentioned that they’ve been looking at all of the submissions for the Land challenge – over 10 thousand were submitted for the dream home, and they loved every one. :D

Anyway, tell me what you think of the frequent and random videos from the Creators in the comments below. :D

TAFN.

-HPuterpop

P.S. What do you think of my spooky new Gravatar?

Best of Land’s Dream Homes & Arab genie sketch

Hey Poptropicans! The Creators have posted their top ten entries for the Dream Homes portion of the Land challenge, and I’m honored to be listed among them! <3 In fact, you can check out the PHB post below for an in-depth tour of my “slanted fish” Land. :mrgreen:

However, I don’t want to detract from the glory of the other picks (and there are some pretty great ones!), so here’s a gallery of the chosen Lands, along with their witty captions (click to enlarge):

Great entries, guys! And don’t feel bad if yours isn’t up there: the Creators received thousands of entries over the weekend, and they promise that they looked at every submission. The next/current theme until Oct 23 is Village, and the Creators will be announcing their favorites on Friday.

By the way, for more details on making the most of this sandbox feature, do check out the PHB’s Poptropica Labs (Land) Guide, now with a detailed chart for what you unlock at each level and how much Poptanium you need to get there! :D

There’s also a poll on the sidebar of the Creators’ Blog asking “Who created your favorite Dream Home?” and so far, Zany Crown and her treehouse is taking the lead! These are the results:

  • Cool Sponge (7%)
  • Friendly Fish (that’s me!) (12%)
  • Golden Lightning (5%)
  • Golden Lobster (7%)
  • Hyper Fire (6%)
  • Mad Comet (10%)
  • Red Sun (4%)
  • Small Tiger (11%)
  • Striped Fox (2%)
  • Zany Crown (31%)

Also, is it just me, or are the Creators deliberately avoiding words like “contest” and “winners” for this “challenge”? Not that I have a problem with it; just an observation. What do you think? :P

Another behind-the-scenes sketch has popped up on Poptropica’s Twitter, and this one’s an early character sketch for the unreleased Arabian Nights, Ep. 3! From the looks of it, it’s a female genie – perhaps the one from the Sultan’s lamp? We’ll have to wait and see.

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Speaking of Arabian Nights Island, friendly reminder that Episode 1 will be available to all this Thursday, October 23 (at least according to one of Poptropica’s tweets)! And while we’re talking about upcoming releases, Poptropica has also tweeted what’s to come for ads:

Anyway, that’s all for now! Keep on popping on, Poptropicans. :D

Dream Home: touring Slanted Fish’s Land!

Update: Thanks to the Poptropica Creators for featuring my Land among their favorite Dream Homes! Here’s what they said about it: “From the one and only Friendly Fish, an abode that lives up to her name.” Indeed. <3

“You’ll shoot me down, but I won’t fall… I am POPTANIUM!”

Wow, that was some rousing musicality there. But anyway… *ahem* Well hello, Poptropicans! Like the new Land-themed PHB header? ;) Just for fun, today we’ll be taking a tour of my Poptropica Land, which is also my attempt at the “Dream Home” Land challenge!

Here’s an overview of my not-so-humble-abode (click to enlarge):

slantedfish landYes, it’s shaped like a slanted fish, and yes, I marked my territory in the water below. Hehe. :mrgreen:

(Helpful hint: you can take a screenshot of your whole Land by pressing the “S” key. For more tips on using Land, check out the PHB’s Poptropica Labs Guide!)

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Poptropica has Tumblr-ed over and can’t get up (plus more!)

Hey guys! The Creators have been checking out micro-blogging site Tumblr recently, taking screenshots of specific posts they liked and re-tweeting them (they even re-tweeted the PHB’s tweet about this post after it was published!). Check them out! (click to enlarge)

Cute! Sadly, there haven’t been any behind the scenes images for any islands recently. However, they did post these random sketches (made by bored Creators in their downtime):

Also, the Creators’ “Inside Poptropica” YouTube playlist has been updated with another video, in which a “QA tester” has found a bug in the most recent unreleased update to SUIs – not being able to swim in the water on Mythology Island.

Meanwhile with the Land Public Preview Challenge, the Creators have already tweeted a couple of their favorite Dream Homes so far (click to enlarge).

For help with Land, check out the PHB’s Poptropica Labs (Land) Guide, which was recently updated to reflect some new changes: now including a detailed chart of what you unlock at each level (as well as how much Poptanium is needed per level, which is no longer the standard 15 – it now varies)!

They’re also seeking advice for the future of the Land project over on Twitter, and so far suggestions have included changing the health effects of water in different biomes, plus the ability to name your own Land and have it seen by people on the Map. Both sound pretty neat! :D

Heh. Well, good luck in the Land contest, everyone! :)

Lastly, on Night Watch Island for a limited time, there is is a dance party for girls only (sorry guys). It’s an ad for Lalaloopsy Girls, which was covered a bit more in-depth on the PHB last week. You can chat, battle, make friends, and get two costumes and a Dance Party power. Visit it before it’s gone!

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Umm… sparkly… :P

~SD

The Poptropica Land public preview has dropped!

What’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here, with a post announcing that the public preview of Poptropica Land has dropped! Now non-members can join in the fun of Poptropica Land from now until October 30. The Creators are challenging everyone to submit a Land creation for several themes:

land public previewThis weekend’s theme, from October 16 to 19, is Dream Home, so I’m just gonna link to this little tidbit here. Anyway, for upcoming themes, check out the graphic above! Note: you don’t have to follow any specific theme when you play around with Land. It’s your Land, so do what you want with it! :)

To get started, just visit the map and click on Land, or get the Poptropica Labs gold card from the Store. You can submit your Land to the Creators’ contest through the in-game menu. For a walkthrough on how to use the Land feature, check out our Poptropica Labs (Land) Guide!

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Now, here’s a little extra for this post. My friend Captain Spencer had a bit of a theory. Let’s discuss this – here on “Blake Pops a Theory”!

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This theory is called the Poptropica Parallel Theory. What if every Island exists in another dimension? This would explain how no matter what you do on other Islands, nobody recognizes you whatsoever on each separate island. Greg Heffley on Wimpy Wonderland doesn’t, Van Buren on Survival doesn’t, and even the PASE crew (the Poptropica version of NASA on Lunar Colony) doesn’t recognize you!

This theory basically states that each Island by itself exists on its own dimensional plane, and the blimp allows you to travel between dimensions (separate, parallel worlds unaware of each other). It’s plausible, except for the fact that somehow, we’re told to travel to Early Poptropica Island during the Counterfeit Island quest.

Also, how/why did we get our blimp for free at the beginning of the game, when a device that lets you go to other dimensions could cost thousands? Well, one guess is that our blimp was a present from our Poptropican’s “parents” or some guardian wanting us to go through the different dimensional planes; someone who wants us to keep saving every Island in crisis.

Poptropicans, the world just got a whole lot more wibbly wobbly, timey wimey. 20 points for Gryffindor if you get that reference.

Well, that’s it for today! Stay popping and multiverse-travelling, Poptropicans.

Concept art, Friendly Fish feature, Land WOWs, & more!

Hey Poptropicans! This mega-post covers recent Poptropica tweets for concept art, Land “WOW”s, another glance at a Poptropica comic graphic-novel-like project, and BT’s fan art, plus my Poptropican getting featured on the Creators’ Blog – if you’re interested, read on! :D

Concept art for Mission Atlantis & Zomberry

Poptropica recently tweeted yet more concept art for Mission Atlantis, Ep. 3this time, the living quarters and lab. For the previous Atlantis Ep. 3 sketches, click here!

That’s not all: they also tweeted this unused art for Zomberry Island, which they used as the style guide for the overall look/mood of the cityscape. Looks like 8-Track Attack and Franny’s Fine Jewelry didn’t make the final cut for vandalized Zomberry storefronts!

unused zomberry artCreators’ Blog feature: Friendly Fish!

As some of you PHB readers commented, my Poptropica character, Friendly Fish, was featured on the Creators’ Blog! It was on a post about how to use the Poptropica Shop to get your character on a shirt, and their screenshots show me in my Halloween costume. Well, Poptropica, I’m honored! :D

If only my bangs showed in the final shirt product – but still, pretty neat. :mrgreen:

Speaking of dressing your Poptropican in haunting fashion, you should totally enter in the PHB’s 6th annual Halloween costume competition, accepting entries from now until Halloween. ;)

More Poptropica comic/graphic novel

Remember when the Creators tweeted a sample page of what appeared to be a graphic novel based on the Poptropica comic series starring Jorge & Oliver (and a new addition named Mya)? They’ve posted more, again stressing that it was very “behind-the-scenes”. (Last time, they mentioned to expect whatever this project was to come in January 2015, but we’ll see!)

Brave Tomato’s fan art

Getting into the Halloween spirit, PHB author Brave Tomato recently tweeted some fan art for the Poptropica characters of Count Bram (Vampire’s Curse) and Dr. Jupiter (Super Villain) – which were then re-tweeted by Poptropica! You can check out more of BT’s awesome art on her deviantArt page.

More Land “WOW”s

Finally, here’s a look at some of the recent Poptropica Land “WOW”s the Creators have tweeted recently. Remember, there’s going to be several Land challenges coming up from tomorrow until the end of the month, in which everyone (even non-members) can participate, so look out for that! :mrgreen:

Anyway, that’s all for now! Keep on popping on, Poptropicans. :)

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