A Phone-y Photo Booth, a New Island for New Players, & More!

Hey guys! Spotted Dragon here with another Poptropica recap!

So, first things first! The Poptropica Photo Booth is now available on the app for iOS! Android and other mobile devices should also be updated soon. 😉

phoney photo

The Photo Booth is also coming to Mystery of the Map Island. 😛

In other news, you may have seen some jungle related Daily Pop sneak peeks lately. We thought it was hinting towards a new jungle themed island (and we were kind of right), but it turns out to be a bit different…

new island

This is what the Creators’ said about the new island:

Well, we’re trying something a little bit different this time. We’ve got over 40 full Islands on the site already. That’s great for most players, but some of those Islands — okay, most of them — are very complex and challenging!

That’s why we’re putting our efforts toward a new Island especially for first-time players. It’s shorter than most, with simpler objectives. The idea is to let new players understand how to approach the challenges of Poptropica and give them the tools they need to crack some of the tougher Islands, like Escape From Pelican Rock.

If you’re already a Poptropica expert, fear not! We think you’ll like this Island too. It’s got some fantastic art, great gameplay, and hilarious characters. In other words, everything you love about Poptropica!

We’ll let you know when this new Island is available. It’s coming soon!

So, this new island will basically be a tutorial. I’m assuming it will be similar to the tutorial we’ve seen on Hub/Home Island, but more detailed and useful. Looking at the art in the picture above, I’d say it looks pretty cool! 🙂

The Daily Pops above are perfect examples of what may be sneak peeks for the upcoming island.

Lots of monkey related pictures, huh? What about all the other animals of the world? What about pandas?!? Well don’t worry, Poptropica has got that covered too.

panda pic

Heh, yeah it’s just a new ad for Kung fu Panda. XD

Anyway, moving on. The Creators have been posting a lot of things on Twitter. Specifically, one creator in particular. Why? Because the Twitter account is officially being run by Skinny Moon! Also known as Jessica.

twitter pfp

The Twitter, and Poptropica’s other social media accounts, seem to be a lot more active now.

If you aren’t following the Creators, you should! They post lots of cool things like concept art, sneak peeks, and even things from fans!

concept art 1

Twisted Thicket sketches

Well, that’s all for now guys! Until next time! 😀

~SD

Pop Storm of BTS & Arabian Nights Early Access!

Like always, we have a lot of Twitter updates. Especially a lot of behind the scenes stuff, so let’s start with the latest PopStorm! Basically a bunch of happy eyes. 🙂

popstorm 8

I think I like the simple, bottom middle drawing the best. 😛

Next up, more Galactic Hot Dogs Island news! To find out more about GHD, go to Funbrain. In this case a behind the scenes, uh, scene.

ghd scene

Pretty cool! The island seems to be coming along nicely. Plus, I love the ship. 🙂

Next up for GHD is an upcoming item in the Poptropica Store. Sorry for the bad image quality, it was the only picture available.

ghd item

As you can see, it is called the F.R.E.D. Follower and it’s free!

Next up, yet another behind the scenes image for GHD. However, this one is made up of rejected art.

ghd rejected art

Hmmm… my favorite would probably be the top left creature.

Enough with GHD, right? Well, if you said you wanted more GHD, I’m sorry because there is nothing more… Although you can go to the Daily Pop on Poptropica to see cool sneak peeks!

*cough* Anyway, Shrink Ray SUI is now out for all! Plus, Arabian Nights Episode 2 (Lair of Thieves) will be out for members on December 11!

Check back soon for more updates! 😀

~SD

Shrink Ray SUI & One Stressed Out Fish

 

shrink ray 1

shrink ray 2Hey guys just a quick post to let everyone know that Shrink Ray (SUI) will be out for everyone on December 4, which is this Thursday! And remember that the Shrink Ray Gun is free in the Poptropica Store!

In other news, since the release of the Poptropica App on Android, the amount of downloads has been amazing! Nearly at a rate of 6,000 per day! Now that’s pretty cool.

The Creators have also released yet another sneak peek on Twitter. Click to enlarge the image

 

sneak peek

It’s a bit more difficult to tell what this sneak peek is for. Along with the image, the Creators said “We too get that busy, overwhelmed, confusing feeling.” That also doesn’t give anything away, at least not for me. However, the font used in “AHHHHHHH!” looks like it may be for Galactic Hot Dogs. What do you guys think? Comment below!

Well, that’s all for now! Stay adventuring Poptropicans! 🙂

~SD

Land Competition, BTS Images, & More…

THE PUBLIC PREVIEW IS NOW OUT!

land competition

land previewBig Poptropica Land news everyone! The creators are holding a Land competition! Plus, nonmembers will be able to compete, because a land preview for everyone will be available tomorrow. As you can see from the image above, there are four different themes you can challenge yourself in.

  • Dream Home — October 16-19
  • Village — October 20-23
  • Obstacle Course — October 24-26
  • Haunted — October 27-30

Click here to view the original post.

Good luck to everyone! *This post has now been fully updated*

While on the subject of lands, here are the most recent Poptropica Land Wows!

I wonder if the Creators will keep on showing their favorite creations, even with the competition going on? 😕

Anyway, there have also been some new behind the scenes images shared with us on Twitter!

I’m really liking these images! What about you guys? 🙂

If you’re liking this post so far, then you’ll love these funny Poptropica themed vine videos. 😉

Click here for the first video.

Click here for the second video.

Ah yes, that well known “Are you a boy or a girl” question. It has always been so difficult to answer. XD

If you have noticed, we also have a new Halloween themed header and background. What do you guys think?

header and background halloween

If it’s too dark for you, don’t worry, the style will be changed back after October. >:) Be sure to check out our Halloween Costumes page for costume ideas for your Poptropican and feel free to send in your own creations! In honor of this spooky month, there are two new gold cards in the store, so get them while you can!

halloween items

In addition, if you were wondering why there hasn’t been a new issue of The New Pop Times, it is because our special AT-Pop Topics magazine! You may remember it from last year, but there has only been one issue so far. Well, we have decided to try and make one issue for every big holiday. In this case, Halloween! Realize that this is a tabloid, so you may not be able to trust everything it says. 😀

~SD

“Landing” at Comic-Con: Sneak Peeks, Songs, Upcoming Apps, & More!

Whoa… did you feel that? Twas if the very earth began to shake! And on that note…

The next version of Poptropica Land is coming next week, exclusively for members. It will still be an alpha, but it was rebuilt based on our feedback, so it should have a whole lot more awesome in store for us! 🙂

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