MotM pages 8-9, Vikings, & Realms

Hey Poptropicans – pages 8 and 9 of Mystery of the Map are here, which you can read below. To stay up-to-date with the series, you can read every page on Poptropica’s official graphic novel site area!

Looks like an interesting story so far! :D

Over on the Daily Pop, many of the sneak peeks this month have been for the upcoming final episode of Arabian Nights – but in the mix is this character sheet for a bunch of Vikings (and what appears to be a dodo bird). Could this be for something entirely new? As Tiny Socks points out, this looks like it could be for an adventure (island? ad?) based on the graphic novel, since we’ve previously seen these characters in Mystery of the Map sneak peeks like this one or this one.

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Norse Code: You won’t be liking these Vikings.

Just for fun: the PHB’s Daily Pop Sneak Peek Archive is a great place to peruse every single Daily Pop image and witty caption from over the years. :)

And finally, here’s the latest selection of featured Realms tweeted by Poptropica: a colosseum and house design by “ST”! They’re also interested in seeing (and sharing) fan videos of Realms like these.

Stay popping, Poptropicans. ^^

Mystery of the Map (p. 5-7), Jorge’s name, & more!

Salutations, Poptropicans! Omegon here- *takes off Omegon mask* Ugh, why did I resort to buying this thing off the convention floor? This thing smells like bad cheese. And I should know, I attend the World Cheese Festival every year, I’ve tasted 37 kinds.

Anyway, what’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here, bringing you pages 5 through 7 of Mystery of the Map! Click to enlarge the pictures.

Interesting! Now, I’m assuming that our four heroes are entering the world of Poptropica? Looks like this is the origin story I requested from Poptropica!

By the way, for those wondering, the Creators pronounce Jorge’s name “hor-hey”, not “George” – but “you can pronounce it any way you wish”. :)

Stay tuned for more pages as they’re released!

In other news, the Poptropica mobile app recently reached 2 million downloads! Congrats! :D

Also, Poptropica composer Jeff Heim recently posted the “Crystal Realm” soundtrack on his Soundcloud. Plus, keep an eye out for more of his music, because he says he’ll “be posting more from Realms over the next few weeks”!

Nice. Peaceful. Tranquil.

Lastly, there’s a new banner for Membership on the Poptropica homepage:

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For more info on what it means to be a Poptropica Member, as well as some help on deciding whether it’s worth it, we’ve got a Poptropica Membership Tour right here on the PHB. ;)

Stay popping, Poptropicans.

Galactic Hot Dogs Island – out for all!

Yep, that’s right! Galactic Hot Dogs Island is now available to everyone!

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Remember, if you’re having trouble, be sure to check out the PHB’s Galactic Hot Dogs Island Guide (our written walkthrough, with pictures) for help.

If you prefer a video walkthrough, the Poptropica Creators have their very own official GHD Island Walkthrough.

Enjoy the adventure if you haven’t already. :)

~SD

A raging cloud of hot dogs, hench-bots, & more

Hey Poptropicans – page 4 of Mystery of the Map is here, and you can read it below! You can always catch up on this exciting new series over on the Poptropica graphic novel page. :)

mystery_of_the_map_4Next in news, a friendly reminder that Galactic Hot Dogs Island comes out this Thursday, February 19 to everyone! If you need help, we’ve got a written walkthrough with pictures right here. :)

ghd4Hm, what’s up with the whole “transported to strange lands” theme going on lately? ;)

Anyway, in all that excitement, the Creators haven’t forgotten about PoptropiCon, with its final episode scheduled for sometime in March. The plot description for Episode 3: Reign of Omegon was recently leaked on its Tour page, although it seems to be gone now – thanks to Brave Tomato for catching it!

pcon3 descSo that’s Omegon’s evil plan… well, at least he’s not trying to turn us into funky-toothed Poptropicans. Like in this Popstorm #15, titled “teeth”. (I know, great segue.)

popstorm15 teethStill saying aaahhh? Hold it; there are a couple more cool creations to behold – another selection of Realms, featuring a ship and a maze. “Interesting stuff going on today,” tweets Poptropica.

Stay popping, Poptropicans. :D

edit: my 500th post! much wow. :)

MotM page 3, angry balloon animals, & more Realms

Hey Poptropicans – the third page of Poptropica’s new graphic novel series, Mystery of the Map, is here, and you can read it below (or on the Creators’ Blog, where they’ll be posting new pages daily).

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Wow. The kids are about to enter the whimsical world of Poptropica, but what could the sinister Octavian have dragged them in for?

If you missed the beginning, you can catch up on yesterday’s post, or the new graphic novel page on Poptropica’s website, which also offers this blurb about the series:

Mystery of the Map is the first entry in Poptropica’s epic graphic novel series. A freak thunderstorm during a hot air balloon ride rips brother and sister Oliver and Mya and their companion, Jorge, from the “normal” world to the dangerous, unpredictable, and mystical world of Poptropica. The kids embark on a perilous journey to discover the truth about this mysterious place… and the shocking reason they were brought here.

The first Poptropica graphic novel will be released in daily installments on Poptropica.com and social media. Readers will be able to follow Mya, Oliver and Jorge’s adventures, with each entry bringing exciting plot turns and new revelations.

Balloons and balloon animals alike are features of the Poptropica comics, and regarding an earlier sneak peek of the latter, it looks like the Creators are still messing around with balloon animals… but angrier. Not so cute anymore, huh?

And finally, have you noticed the new Realms banner on the Poptropica homepage? Congratulations to Speedy Pelican, Creepy Pear, Bronze Singer, Cuddly Knuckle, Spotted Fox, and Fast Lizard for having their creations featured! :D

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In the spirit of Realms, here’s today’s batch of creations tweeted by Poptropica. A treehouse with a basement, a smoky factory with a truck, and a windmill with a dragon… yup, they really are nailing it.

For more about Realms and its many world-building features, check out our Poptropica Realms Guide! Stay popping, Poptropicans. ;)

Mystery of the Map begins, Arab Ep. 2 on iOS, & Realms

Attention Poptropica comic fans – the bad news is, Poptropica’s pausing posting comics for 90 days, according to this tweet. But there’s better news ahead: the first entry in the graphic novel series begins tomorrow now! It’s called Mystery of the Map – keep reading for the first couple of pages!

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And the series has begun over on the Creators’ Blog! Below are the first few pages (click to enlarge images), written by Max Brallier (author of Galactic Hot Dogs) and illustrated by Kory Merritt (Poptropica comic artist). So Mya (Oliver’s sister) and the mysterious Octavian make their debut at last…

Stay tuned to the Poptropica Help Blog (and Twitter) as the story unfolds! :D

Next up – Arabian Nights, Ep. 2: Lair of Thieves is now available on the Poptropica iOS app! It was also made available to Android users about a week ago. Anyway, if you need a walkthrough, check out our Arabian Nights Island Guide!

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Lastly, here are a few more Realms that Poptropica featured on Twitter this weekend with the comment, “You’re building beautiful, amazing, and loving.” That last one does give off a Valentine vibe!

That’s all for now – stay popping, Poptropicans. ;)

Penguin Power & Arabian Nights Ep. 3 peeks

Hey Poptropicans! If you head on over to Main Streets right now, there’s a new ad for the new Dreamworks movie Penguins of Madagascar (I found it on Mythology Island). Click on it to receive the Penguin Power! (thanks to ~Anime_Cookie~ for the ad alert!)

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Pressing the space bar will make your character equip a handheld bag of Cheezy Dibbles (delicious) and a big penguin will pop up on the screen for a moment. You’ll retain the snack bag after the effect.

Next in news, here’s a recap of the Daily Pops for this week, as well as some from the upcoming week that have already been uploaded to Poptropica’s servers. Most seem to be for Episode 3 of Arabian Nights, and the “Dig Deep” one with the miners might be for the hinted-at underground cave island.

For more sneak peeks, check out the PHB’s Daily Pop Sneak Peek Archive! :D

Also, for you Twitterers out there, it looks like Poptropica’s account is starting to hit its following limit – so they’ve started unfollowing some accounts (don’t worry, it’s nothing personal!). They suggest following them back to ensure you’re not one of the accounts they stop following.

And feel free to also follow the PHB on Twitter for the latest Pop-happenings! :D

Finally, hope you’re having a lovely weekend! Just recently, the PHB celebrated Valentine’s Day with a pink-ified site layout, which you can see below if you missed it. Plus, PHB author Brave Tomato drew some fanart for one of Poptropica’s best love stories: Fiona and Valiant of Ghost Story Island!

Don’t forget to be awesome, and stay popping, Poptropicans. :mrgreen:

Spreading the Poptropica love with Realms & fan creations

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Poptropica Help Blog! <3 We didn’t have a party, but we hope you’re enjoying the sweetened color scheme and header – don’t worry, it’s just for today. ;)

Anyway, over on Twitter, Poptropica’s been sharing the love with another batch of remarkable Realms creations – check them out below! (click to enlarge pictures)

Some of these kind of resemble Angry Birds levels, somehow. :P For more info on this feature, check out the PHB’s Poptropica Realms Guide!

There’s not much else going on at the moment, but here are some recent fan creations from the Poptropica community on social media! From left to right: PHB author Brave Tomato’s drawing of characters from the Poptropica comics, a villain Valentine from technobunny16, and DJ_kitty_girl’s custom Dr. Hare doll. (For a villain, Dr. Hare sure is lovable…)

Also, apparently, the Popstorm series is drawn by Poptropica artist Jon Pitcher, who has the entire collection thus far on a Pinterest board. Here’s what he has to say about it:

As a Poptropica Creator I created this Popstorm series to inspire kids to use their imagination to be as silly and creatively as possible as they develop their own stories and cast of characters. There are some animation tricks quietly sketched into some of these pages. See if you can find them.

And lastly, here’s an unreleased Poptropica comic strip to wrap up this post (nice touch adding in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie, by the way).

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That’s all for now, but be sure to catch up on all the latest happenings (and even wild theories) in the posts below. Stay popping, Poptropicans. :)

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