Hey Adventuring Poptropicans! SD here with a few Poptropica updates. But before we get into that, I just want to give you a heads up: School has started for most of us authors, so we probably will be less active when it comes to posting. Don’t get me wrong! Everyone on the team will still try to keep you up to date as much as possible! 😉
Anyway, you may have noticed that Poptropica is currently down for maintenance. Not much was explained, so we don’t know exactly why it is down, but the Creators say they will let us know as soon as the site is back up.
In other news, the Creators also recently posted a sketch! Whatever the sneak peek is for, the project is “super-early.”
It appears to shows Oliver, from the Poptropica Comics.
Talking about sneak peeks, you may have already heard of the next Poptropica island! Most refer to it as “Pelican Rock Island” for the time being.
Thanks to Brave Tomato (for doing a ton of research on the island), we know the island is probably based on Alcatraz, which is a (now closed) famous high security prison on an island in San Francisco. When the island was first found, it was named La Isla de los Alcatraces, which means The Island of the Pelicans, so this makes perfect sense!
Fun fact: I have been on a tour of Alcatraz when visiting California! One big thing I remember: It STINKS of bird droppings.
We haven’t talked a lot about Pelican Rock Island, but we will mention it more as it develops into an actual island. For now, I will leave you with this: