Sorry that we didn’t post too much about the winners of the Create Your Dream Island contest (none of us were crying over a bowls of ice cream), but don’t fret! A recap is here now.
The big winner, creator of a soon to come islands, was… Arabian Nights Island, submitted by Sarah S. from South Carolina!
The pitch: On Arabian Nights Island, Poptropicans go on a quest across the desert to rescue a sultan’s genie from the Forty Thieves.
Why we liked it: Everyone who saw Sarah’s entry — from our friends at Penguin, to the creative team at Poptropica led by Jeff Kinney — said the same thing. Between the characters, the setting, the storyline, and the gameplay, Sarah’s entry came to us sounding exactly like an Island we’d put together. It’s a classic tale, inspired by one of the oldest storytelling traditions in the world, and yet one we’d never thought about doing before.
It didn’t sound too bad to me, but definitely not a top favorite either. Still, great job Sarah! Read more about the island here.