Arabian Nights Ep. 2 & items for members, plus Jeff Kinney interview

Helloooo Poptropicans! As of 4pm EST on Thursday, Arabian Nights: Episode 2 (Lair of Thieves) became available to members, which marks the release of the 50th medallion! If you need help, check out our Arabian Nights Island Guide, now updated with a written walkthrough (with pictures) for Ep. 2.

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For more insight into the episode, check out our behind-the-scenes info post or trivia page for Arabian Nights Island. Plus, members can also collect two new freebies in the Store: a Shield and Scimitar!

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After you make it to the end of the episode, remember that you can check your finisher’s rank on the World Champions Player Map. Congrats to PHB author Samwow5 for making it to the top ten!

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In other news, a news site called BellyFeel recently posted a ten-minute Skype interview they had with Jeff Kinney, Poptropica’s founder (and Diary of a Wimpy Kid author). Check out the video below, or read the transcribed conversation on their site.

In the video, Jeff discusses some of the thought processes behind Poptropica, including scrapping the idea of our characters having their own home/apartment, the decision to switch to episode format due to the popularity of mobile gaming, and even a confession about the original name of Poptropica – “Poptropolis” – being altered due to Nicktropolis, as Brave Tomato theorized in a previous post.

And don’t forget the PHB is having a Christmas party next Saturday (Dec 20th) – we’d love to see you there! Check out the invitation post below for more details. 😀

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