Football fever freebie for everyone this Monday!

Gooooall! Well, er, not quite yet – but the Creators have promised everyone (not just members this time!) a free costume this coming Monday, to celebrate this year’s World Cup champion team. Now the question that remains is which it’ll be: the great Germany or ardent Argentina?

Don’t forget that members can also collect 8 free football costumes in one item card from the Poptropica Store, featuring the teams that made it to the 2014 quarter-finals.

Which team are you cheering on for the big game? Sound off in the comments below! :D

Football Fever FIFA World Cup costumes!

Hey everyone! I just went on Poptropica and saw a new members only costume card in the Store! On a recent post from the Creators’ Blog, they said they’ve got soccer fever, and so they created uniforms for the 8 teams that made it to the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals!

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As you can see, I’m wearing the Brazil uniform! The other teams represented are Belgium, Argentina, Costa Rica, Netherlands, Colombia, France, and Germany! Here’s a picture of the uniforms:

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I love the jerseys! My favorite jerseys are those of Argentina, Belgium, and Colombia! I wish the US made it to this stage, so we could get a US costume. Oh well. :P I’ll see you all later! Bye!

~SW5~

 

Which episode next? Rhino costume for Survival!

Edit: BT here. The Creators have confirmed that both islands will have episodes released tomorrow (Thursday, June 26)! Scroll down this post for more details!

I’m confused now – which island will release its next episode first, Survival or Mission Atlantis? On one hand, the Atlantis: Ep. 2 medallion came first, followed by the incomplete one of Survival: Ep. 4…

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…and, on the other hand, the Creators have just released a new members-only freebie into the Store for Survival: Episode 4: the Rhino Costume!

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UPDATE: As noted by Enricc1, if you have a friend wearing this costume, you can customize it from them, even if you’re not a member! HP (username: puterpop) is currently wearing the Rhino, so you can customize this two-piece outfit from him if you’d like. Hurry, before the Creators fix it! :P

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Also, everyone can now play episode 3 of Survival (Distress Signal) on the Poptropica iOS app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. And not only that, the Creators have confirmed that this episode will also be online for everyone tomorrow, June 26 (Thursday)!

Oh, and Episode 2 of Mission Atlantis (Fortress of the Deep) will be released on the same day (June 26), but only if you’re a member. We’ll have the walkthrough here on the PHB as soon as possible, so keep an eye out for it! :)

Back to the medallions, though: they’re arranged in the order of the islands, and the next installment of Mission Atlantis looks like it’ll come before Survival’s, seeing as that medallion came first. (That is, unless the Creators go rogue and break their pattern again, which has been happening quite a bit lately…) Long story short: Atlantis: Ep. 2 for members tomorrow, Survival: Ep. 3 for everyone on the app now as well as online tomorrow! Now to wait for Survival: Ep. 4…

~SW5~

All of Poptropica on mobile, Puterpop at age 7, iPhone handheld, and more!

Hi Gs,

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Complete Poptropica game on mobile

PHB reader and PTFP owner Silver Wolf recently informed everyone that for a small price of 5 dollars, you can play all of Poptropica on mobile — not just the islands that have been released on the Poptropica app! See below for the steps.

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It works for both Apple and Android devices, which is something that the Poptropica app currently does not feature. Do note, however, that you will have to have an internet connection of some kind for this to work.

Here’s a basic outline of the steps involved:

  1. Download the app “Photon” by Appsverse on the iTunes Store or Google Play Store. It costs US$4.99.
  2. Wait for app to finish installing, then open it.
  3. Enter “poptropica.com” in its search bar, then tap the lightning bolt to activate Flash. Enjoy!
  4. To improve your mobile Poptropica app, click the gear icon to enter the Settings, and set the mode to “Game” and bandwidth to 6. You can choose from a few formats to play the game, but drag works best for Poptropica.

You can read her extensive directions here — remember that I have not been able to try this out, so if you do try it, tell us the results in the comments. :D

Shark Boy mystery: the Avatar Studio card

First alerted by Cool Octopus from the Pop Flop, the Avatar Studio card was recently removed from the store for obvious reasons — Shark Boy was on the front of it — and if you’ve been keeping up with recent posts, then you’ll know that Shark Boy is trying to be eradicated completely from everything, although some things still stick around.

Yesterday, the card was re-uploaded to the store, now with Master Mime on the front of card! If you had the original Avatar Studio Card in your inventory, it too is updated.

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I’m sad that Shark Boy was replaced by Master Mime on the card; it just doesn’t feel the same. :/

New iPhone handheld

The iPad handheld for the Poptropica App was recently removed from everything — inventories, costume closets, etc. — that is, until it reappeared in a new ad that I found on Main Street of Early Poptropica and Monster Carnival. The video ad stand awards both the iPad handheld and a new iPhone handheld for watching the app trailer!

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In case you haven’t heard, the official Poptropica game app is now available for iPhones and iPod touches! You can read more about it in Sam’s post below.

Puterpop at age 7

I recently uncovered a video that I had made four years ago, with me playing on my second account, puterpoptropica. I had to share it with you guys, so here it is — humiliation and all. :P

Making a green-star ad account

Ad accounts are special accounts that always show up on the front of your friends list and have green stars instead of yellow –and now you can make your own with the video walk through below! (Thanks Raqk for the tip)

By the way, Poptropican Portraits Round 10 is coming out tomorrow along with the May issue of Poptropican’s 911! :D And did you notice my Gravatar change? What do you think? :)

-HPuterpop

Cover of upcoming sticker book, new Pop-backgrounds, and embedding Poptropicans!

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Poptropica sticker book cover – conspiracy?

The Poptropica Sticker Book that I posted about a while ago now has a cover — a mighty fine one at that — and that’s pretty note worthy as it is. But, when I saw the cover, I immediately remembered a place where I had saw it before — laying on a table in a picture of a Poptropica party that the Creators threw 2 YEARS AGO!

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How long has this thing been sitting on the Creator’s desk, waiting to be published? A long time. O.o What could have taken them so long to publish this book? Copyright issues? Or have they just not gotten to it? So many questions…

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This supports some of my theories on Poptropica Books, however, one being the rumor (started by me) about a Night Watch Island book. If they just haven’t published them yet, then we could be having a lot of books that seem outdated or have been rumored for a long time.

Embedding Poptropicans into WordPress posts

For all you people who use WordPress (.com, of course), you may have wanted at some point to put your poptropican into a post. You go to the Poptropica Avatar Studio, you put in your username, then you copy the embed code that comes up. You put it into your post, and BAM! It… doesn’t come up. You see, for safety reasons (IDK what safety reasons, but whatever), WordPress does not allow you to use embed flash in posts or in WordPress in general.

There is a work-around, though, that lets me add my Poptropican to the bottom of this post. The work-around involves (manually) converting the script into a “Gigya Shortcode”. WordPress allows this type of code. But, it is a hassle, and you may not have the intellect to do it. So I did it for you. All you have to do is:

  1. Go to the Avatar Studio, and enter your username. When your character pops up, click “view link”.
  2. When you’re on the linked page, copy the url of it.
  3. Now, paste the link between the empty quotation marks in the following code: gigya src=”INSERT HERE” width=”169″ height=”236″
  4. There is one modification to the url you have to make. Change “avatar.html?” to “charEmbed.swf?”. Now, add [ and ] to the front and end of the code. You can also change the numbers (the unit is pixels) within the quotation marks to change the width/height of your embedded Poptropican.

And there you have it!  Your living, breathing Poptropican in your post/page!  I hope you find this helpful! :D You can also use this in the sidebar like Fishy did. ;)

New Poptropica backgrounds

While playing Zomberry Island recently, I noticed an awesome desktop background on the laptop of the disco dancer. I immediately wanted it, so I downloaded it and got a high quality shot, which you can download here. :D

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My friend Pixel took it a step further and personalized his background with his name in the center of it. You can make your own personalized background with PicFont or Pixlr Express, and maybe even add a few more things than just your name. ;)

I also made a new desktop wallpaper featuring minimal Dr. Hare and Shark Boy! It took me a while, and I hope you like it! :D You can separate icons using the different colored planes, maybe one for work and one for play, or different types of programs. I might update it in the future, so keep your eyes out for a new version. :)

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Applebees costumes & Avatar Studio card gone, while other Store items remain

First alerted by Pixel, the rare “Apple Pie costume” and the “Apple Powered Glasses costume” have been deleted! If you look at the items in your inventory, you’re presented with a blank poptropican with no costume. I personally don’t think it’s right to delete rare items that save to your inventory, as they should be kept (other wise they just look stupid in there).

Also, the “Avatar Studio” card has been removed from the Store, perhaps because of the Shark Boy on the front of the card. I wonder if they’ll re-upload it with Dr. Hare on the front, or maybe they’ll leave it forever gone, making it a rare gold card.

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And speaking of rare items, you may have noticed that multiple items that were supposed to be deleted from the Store still show for some users. The Ringmaster Costume, Wrestling Gear, 6th Birthday Balloon, and Beta Tester Costume are all items that were scheduled to be deleted from the Store, but remain there to this day.

Advertisement: Legends of Oz – Dorothy’s Return

A new ad has popped up on islands (such as Skullduggery) featuring the upcoming movie Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. After watching the trailer, boys will be awarded with a Flying Monkey Costume (which is pretty awesome), and girls will be awarded a Toto Tote (also awesome).

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You’re still reading? Impressive. :P

-HPuterpop

CYDI runner-up (Fashion Crisis), more music men, and possible Night Watch book!

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Runner-up #2 in the CYDI contest

The next runner-up of the Create Your Dream Island contest, without further ado, is…

Fashion Crisis Island!

Now, even though I’m not that big on fashion :lol: , I still am pretty impressed and pleased that this girl won. I’ve never heard of the idea being used, and the prospect of an island based on the costumizing feature is pretty smart —

When you’re on Fashion Crisis Island, you must recover a stolen line of clothes for a very famous designer right before an important show.

Is it just me, or is it strange that all the winners up until now have been girls? I’m excited to see a boy’s idea, but in the meantime, I’d like to congratulate Elsa W. of Illinois — or Bronze Fox — for the awesome idea and the impressive ranking. :D Here’s why the Creators liked the idea:

Costumizing is one of the most popular things to do on Poptropica, and yet we’ve never made an Island based entirely around using the Costumizer. Elsa’s idea presented a lot of opportunities to let players create new costumes. It was also set in the the 1940s, which we haven’t done before, and featured some famous fashion icons as characters.

More music men

Kyle Fox now has a Soundcloud, and he’s uploaded his few but wholesome tracks that he’s made for Poptropica. I want to give him a shout out for all the music work that slips by as Jeff Heim’s — I personally love the MFB theme. :D

Another unknown composer for the theme and sound effects of the Forgotten Islands app has now been uncovered: Bob Baffy! The theme sounds great as do the sound effects, and I hope he might do more soundtracks for Poptropica in the future. ;)

Jeff Heim recently posted a Demo Reel for his work on Poptropica, including a new Villain theme for the island Super Power. Sounds awesome!

Mythology SUI offers easier River Styx

As mentioned the recent PCB post, the upcoming Mythology Island SUI is going to have an easier River Styx scene (check it out here), and I immediately had to check and see what it was like. Well, they weren’t lying — all you do is jump over an alligator and you’re home free!

easyriverstyxI wonder if they’ve made any of the other hard parts of the island easier — maybe the red eyed snake game and the Aphrodite test. Either way, I’m happy! :P

Who is Catie?

There’s a question that remains a mystery, and that question is “Who is Catie?”. Written on a wall on Virus Hunter Island, we see “Catie was here” scribbled onto it. Designers often do this sort of thing in Poptropica – for example, in Mocktropica, written on the wall in the Poptropica Headquarters is “Nasan was here”. Nasan Hardcastle is a designer for Poptropica, and he wrote it there. So who is Catie? An unknown designer? There are multiple possible answers.

Catherine Prentice is a writer for Pearson, but it seems unlikely that she would be designing anything. There’s also Catherine Gilliland, a person who strangely liked a Poptropica tour on YouTube, and that was pretty much it. Who do you think Catie is? We may never know…

And did you notice the view count on the tour? Over 5 million hits!

Night Watch book may be coming soon

Here’s some forewarning — a written book for Night Watch Island may be coming soon. Why? First, I don’t think that they will be releasing books for all of the islands — just a select few that have a strong enough story and cast of characters to work with. For sure, Night Watch Island has a pretty good story to begin with, but I’m not just going out on a limb like that. You guys know I wouldn’t do that. ;p

Around mid-2012, around the time that Night Watch Island was being made, multiple preliminary sketches for the illustrations for the book pertaining to Cryptids Island were posted to the Daily Pop. Around the same time, a sketch looking very similar to the drawings for Cryptids Island was posted — showing the rare Cat Burglar costume being worn and the Poptropican posing in multiple positions. I have a hunch that the picture was actually some preliminary sketches for a new book pertaining to Night Watch, where a Cat Burglar contributes to the plot. What do you think?

 

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 How many theories did I fit into this post? XD Quite a few… :P

-HPuterpop

Items gone? Is it a myth?

Hey everyone! Remember my post about the two new Mythology Island costumes (Icarus and Cyclops) in the Store and updated Tour page? Well, now they only have the Cyclops (for girls and boys) listed on the Tour page!

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The Creators even changed the text underneath to “Members get an additional Mythology Cyclops Costume”, whereas before it said “Members get two additional Mythology Costumes”… which leads me to believe that perhaps the Icarus costume is for Episode 2!

The Icarus costume for Mythology Island is still in the Store though! I have a hunch it will go away very soon after this post – so members, go get it quick before it disappears for a while!

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~SW5~

New Mythology members-only costumes in the Store!

Hey everyone! Something unexpected happened today – when I went to the Store, I saw two new members-only costumes for Mythology Island! They are the Cyclops and Icarus:

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This is really interesting – Mythology Island has never had a members’ gear pack in the Store! We know there were plans for Mythology to be the next SUI (sound-updated island), although it’s been about 3 months since the Creators announced that. This might be the beginning of it!

Also, look forward to Mission Atlantis Island on Thursday – I’ll be contributing to the guide! :P

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