I’m back! :)

June 8, 2011 by

Sorry, guys.I was gone for a really long time. I’m going to resume blogging. ๐Ÿ˜€

-Sk

Steamworks and Motion costumes! :D

August 10, 2010 by

Hi! Sorry, but I’ve been busy. Anyway, there have been a lot more sneak peeks for SW, and a new, cooooool shirt! ๐Ÿ˜€ Let’s get to it!

The final countdown to Steamworks Island!

The wait is almost over. Poptropica Members will have Early Access to Steamworks Island beginning this Thursday, August 12. We think you’ll really like this one.

There are plenty of surprises in store for Poptropicans, and lots left to discover about Steamworks Island. So, as we count down to the launch of Steamworks Island, we’ll be sharing just a few more snapshots of what you have to look forward to.


This appears to be a shop of some kind. I wonder if there’s anything useful in there?

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๐Ÿ˜ฎ ooh! Now we can see the entire shop! ๐Ÿ˜€ AWESOME! Also, the poptropican returns to his un-edited version. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m so glad SW will come out soon!

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Friday, August 6, 2010

The robot struts its stuff

I cut a rug. I boogied down. I busted a move. Yet my new robot friend was unimpressed. When I challenged him to show me something better, he paused for a moment. I could hear a whirring sound behind his eyes.

Then, a surprise!

This little fella apparently has a few tricks up its sleeve.

“What else can you do?” I asked, a little bit uncertain of whether I wanted to know the answer. The machine extended another appendage that had previously been hidden. It was beginning to remind me of a Swiss army knife.

I wasn’t quite sure what it was doing, but I knew it looked useful. “Say,” I said, an idea forming in my mind, “you wouldn’t want to come along with me on Steamworks Island, would you?”

He nodded his assent, and we were off on a great adventure!

Poptropica Members will be able to join Sprocket when Early Access to Steamworks Island begins on Thursday, August 12. Steamworks island will be open to all on September 9.

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๐Ÿ˜€ AWESOME!!! It reminds me of a swiss army knife, too. ๐Ÿ˜€ Can’t wait for SW!

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Psychedelic Shirt

Check out this crazy new shirt inside the Poptropica store. It looks like it’s moving!

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MASTER MIME

AWESOME SHIRT! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll be sure to buy it!
Smart Kid… โ™ฅs Super Mario Galaxy Two!

STEAMWORKS FTW!! Sorry i’m late.

August 5, 2010 by

WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! STEAMWORKS FTW!!! The creators have revealed the release dates, some sneak peeks, and a trailer for SW!!! Here they are!
Steamworks Island available with Membership on August 12!
Gear up for the next Poptropica Island adventure and discover what happened to the inhabitants of Steamworks Island. Steamworks Island opens to the public on September 9, but Members can begin their steamy journeys on August 12.
Not a Member yet? Purchase Membership today! Not only will you get Early Island Access, you will also have unlimited use of the items in the Poptropica Store. Take the Poptropica Membership Tour now to learn more about Membership.

Keep up with the latest island launches, news, and cool stuff through the Official Poptropica Blog.
-The Poptropica Creators
AWESOME!! ONLY A WEEK! ๐Ÿ˜€ WHOOO!! Thank goodness i’m a member… And here’s a sneak peek!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

All right, so the question is: If you come across a strange robot lying dormant in a wasteland, should you poke it? 9 times out of 10, it’s probably not a good idea. But I poked this one. It unfurled some crazy robot arms.

Then the visor over its face started to slide upward. I braced myself for its evil mechanical visage.

Well, not bad so far…

Look at that! He’s smiling. Maybe we’re going to get along.

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๐Ÿ˜ฎ COOL!Looks like it would be an excellent follower! ๐Ÿ˜€ Speaking of which, It acually does turn out to be one, in the trailer!

Steamworks Island is coming very soon!

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;D AWESOME TRAILER! The music was a little strange, but appropriate… Looks like tone of the best islands yet!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Steamworks Island mystery: It moves!

Imagine my surprise when I came across a strange-looking machine on Steamworks Island. The place is full of old gears and pulleys and things, but most of it is rusted out and hasn’t been used for years. This one looked a little different — different enough to pique my curiosity.
I don’t know what you do when you’re in an unfamiliar place and you come across some strange being that’s curled up in a defensive position, but I know what I do: I poke it. So that’s what I did.

Whoa! It moved. And there were a lot more surprises in store.

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Cool! ๐Ÿ˜€ Can’t wait for SteamWorks!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Something is living on Steamworks Island

I’ve started to get really excited about the upcoming launch of Steamworks Island (dates to be revealed soon!).

So I took a walk through one of the creepy new areas you’ll explore on Steamworks Island. Wouldn’t you know it, I saw the craziest thing.

This little machine was all curled up in a ball. It looked like it might be just another piece of rusted out junk, but something about it seemed… odd. Tentatively, I moved a little closer to it.

I couldn’t believe what happened next!

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ooooh…. A MECHANICAL ENTITY? O A ROBOT? :O You decide!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Poptropica Tips and Tricks: Emote control

You probably already know that when you’re in a multiplayer room on Poptropica, you can click the emote buttons on the side of the screen to make your character smile, cry, pout, and jump for joy. Did you know you can also do these elsewhere in the game?

A simple keyboard combination will allow you to use any of the emotes during your adventures, which lets your character react to the story as it happens.

Press Ctrl+Shift+1 to laugh at pompous jerks.

Press Ctrl+Shift+2 to cry when you receive bad news.

Press Ctrl+Shift+3 to blow your stack at a faun who’s giving you guff.

And press Ctrl+Shift+4 to celebrate getting a new item.

That’s not all! You can combine some of these emotes to create brand-new ones that you won’t see in any common room. First, start the angry emote by pressing Ctrl+Shift+3. Once your character’s face is red, but before his head pops off, enter either the happy or the sad emote!

Everyone will think you’ve spent too much time in the sun. Sunscreen, people!

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lol, I always laugh at people. I like the last smilie. ๐Ÿ˜€ I use it at the beach.

For those that can’t hide their feelings

Today we added a new Gold Card item to the store. It’s called Smiley Potion. Use it like the Love Potion. You can choose one of three smiley faces to attach to another Poptropican or even yourself.

I decided to put on a disguise and try it out on Spy Island. Yeah, I know. I’m pretty smooth.

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meh, kinda boring… but cool!

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Greg Heffley’s big news

The wait is over. Visit the Main Street of any Poptropica Island and talk to Greg Heffley for a look at the cover of the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid book!


Can’t wait to read this one!

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๐Ÿ˜ฎ THE UGLY TRUTH. On the cover, Greg’s sitting and thinking with an egg in his hand. I wonder what it’s about?

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Poptropica Tips and Tricks: The randomizer

Poptropica has lots of great costumes and accessories that you can buy from the store, or costumize from the characters you meet on your adventures. But did you also know that you can get a random costume any time you want?

It’s simple: just press Ctrl+Shift+R and an entirely new Poptropican will appear. Everything will be different, from hair style to accessory. Here’s some of what you might see.

Just a handsome pirate hanging around on Skullduggery Island. And then:

A pink-colored athlete.

A suave-looking fella in sunglasses.

This last guy looks like my accountant.

Be careful, though. Once you switch costumes using the randomizer, there’s no way to switch back right away! (Unless it’s a costume you bought in the Poptropica Store. Those stay in your inventory.)

Speaking of which, where did I put my eyepatch?

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KEWL. ๐Ÿ˜€ I can’t wait for Steamworks!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
Smart Kid… Is waiting for the PHF to be rebooted. HURRY UP MOTION!

New Updates! :D

July 27, 2010 by

WOOO! Yeah, awesome!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Hub of the universe

We’ve done a lot of detail work on the Hub for Steamworks Island. Before we can call it done, we’ve got to give it one more pass to make sure it’s got character.

Ahh… that’s the stuff. The Hub looks old, weathered, and worn. It looks like it was once a city on a hill. Now, it’s grungy and decayed. And dangerous.

There’s lots more to see and do on Steamworks Island, and we’ll be showing you more soon. In the meantime, maybe we can all try to figure out what that blue thing is doing.

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BINARY BARD

Oooooh, that looks awesome! :O I wonder what will happen in the hub? ๐Ÿ˜• This will be cool! :mrgreen:

Our guest has arrived!

Poptropicans, please welcome the wimpy kid himself to Poptropica!


Greg Heffley is waiting for you on the Main Street of your favorite Island with some exciting news. Visit any Poptropica Island for the scoop!

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BLACK WIDOW

And I qoute from Greg Heffely,
Come back on Thursday to see the front cover of my new book!
Cool, maybe there will be an ad for this new book! ๐Ÿ˜€
Monday, July 26, 2010

This week we’re going to be sharing some neat tips and tricks to help you get a little more from Poptropica. We’ve hidden a lot of fun easter eggs in the game. You may have found some already!

Have you ever noticed how many of the background objects in Poptropica are interactive? Sometimes even more than you’d think. Take the crab that’s crawling around the first screen of Time Tangled Island.

He certainly looks mopey. But he’ll look even more mopey if you click on him.

See how he gets squished? Well, just see what happens if you keep clicking on him real fast!

Yikes! He explodes. Your Poptropican has to dodge the debris.

Don’t worry, though: he’ll come back together and be good as new in no time.

The same cannot be said for the roaches that infest Bucky’s hotel room on Reality TV Island.

Those little buggers move fast. If you can catch up with them, here’s what happens:

If you leave the room and come back inside, they’ll be ready to be squashed all over again.

Have you found any more clickable objects in Poptropica?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

>.< Pirates have bad language. (See crossed out word) Anyway, bug squishin’ ain’t for me, I prefer sleep. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Green Boa Out

Steamworks islands evoloution, a new creator, and wimpy kid!!

July 24, 2010 by

K, so the creators have been really active lately… AND AS SEEN BEFORE IN THE MULTIVERSE ROOM, THE BLACK WIDOW IS A CREATOR! (:o TWO Creators, one island??) Here areย the posts…

A special guest is coming to Poptropica!


Greetings, Poptropica fans!
Recently, the creators of Poptropica learned of an
exciting new development: Next week, a special
guest is coming to Poptropica!

He’s well known to many of you
(especially those of you who like to laugh)
for his hilarious adventures, not to mention his loony
friends and family.
Let’s be sure to welcome him when he arrives.
Expect more information on Monday, Poptropicans.
You won’t want to miss this!

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awesome! Welcome to the blog, BW! ๐Ÿ˜‰ And not to give away the surprise (Not really),ย  but that’s Greg Hefflely…. WIMPY KID! Thanks Black Widow!
Are you a fan of vampires? We’ve got a whole new set of vampire looks just waiting to be costumized. Check them out in the Poptropica store!


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MASTER MIME

>.< I think the creators are doing this for fans of The Twilight sequel, eclipse…. Oh well, more money for them I guess… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cool!
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Details, details…

The Hub on Steamworks Island continues to evolve. Now, all of the elements are colored in, and we’ve added some detail to try to tell the story of the island.

This version of the Hub is overgrown with vines and weeds. The wobbly angles of its structure are making it look like the whole thing could topple at any moment. And, of course, there’s now a sign telling everybody where they are.

Almost done!

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BINARY BARD

Awesome! But where’s the creator for SW? I’llย  be sure toย enjoy this island!ย 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Filling in the Hub

Time for a pop quiz: Can you tell the difference between the picture we posted yesterday and the one below?

Most of the background elements still look the same as they did yesterday: flat and monochromatic. We’re adding more detail to the Hub on Steamworks Island. We’ve colored in some of the more important foreground objects. They really pop off your screen!

That doorway in the upper-lefthand side of the screen looks mighty intriguing, wouldn’t you say?

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BINARY BARD

๐Ÿ˜ฎ I didn’t know Binary Bard gave out quizzes!! > : O XD But yeah, I can tell the diffrence… And I would say! I wonder what’s inside??
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Hub takes shape

The Hub started life as all of Poptropica does, as a simple idea and a sketch. Before long, we take that idea and turn it into reality. But did you know how many different revisions a single scene takes before it gets the Poptropica stamp of approval?

At first glance, this might look like a well developed scene.


But look a little more closely. Why is almost everything the same color? Why does it all look so flat? And what the heck is that blue thing on the right, anyway?

No, the Hub isn’t done yet. Not even close.

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BINARY BARD

Yeah, it does kinda look well developed…. But the newest one looks ever so much better! Thanks for showing us the evoulution of the hub! ๐Ÿ˜€
Smart Kid… Has Brainetics!

Makings of the Hub! :D

July 20, 2010 by

As we saw previously on the facebook, there is a hub in the latest creators’ post. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What’s all the Hub-bub?

One of the places you’ll visit on Steamworks Island is what we call the Hub. It’s a sight to see! A rickety tower, a massive drawbridge, and pot-bellied steam stoves powering everything. Safe to say that you’ve never seen anything like the Hub before.

Er, at least, you won’t have seen anything like it. To start with, this marvel of modern engineering just looked like this:


Yes, it’s hard to see what all the hubbub is about — yet. Just wait until you see how this one develops!

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BINARY BARD

Yeah, what is the hub-bub about? :/ We’ll just have to wait and see! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Smart Kid… is reading Xenocide!

:D GAMERS UNITE!!

July 17, 2010 by

Hey guys!! For the second time today (:D) the creators have posted yet again. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I guess now we can tell which people are gamers now… ๐Ÿ˜‰ GAMERS UNITE!!

The Awesome Gamer (That’s You)

It’s time for the rock star gamers of the world to step up and break out the moves.

Only a gifted mind and super fast reflexes like yours can perform these amazing skills.

The Gamer Dude and Gamer Girl costumes have just arrived at the Poptropica store.


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MASTER MIME

๐Ÿ˜€ KEWL!!!! (sorry if i’m late, I was at he dentist…) I probably won’t but it, but awesome costume! And jus in time for me getting Super Mario Galaxy two… ๐Ÿ˜€

Smart Kid… HATES HER MEAN DENTIST!!!!!!!

MECH PILOT, WHOOOOOOOOO!!!!

July 16, 2010 by

๐Ÿ˜€ HEY GUYS! A NEW PCB POST! (thanks to Fearless hero) Remember that post yesterday?? Well, now Comic Kid is revealing the item!!

Poptropica Members: Get your exclusive Steamworks Island costume now!

Here it is! Today until July 30, all new and existing Poptropica Members will get this free costume added to their inventory. All you have to do is log into your game with a valid Membership!

Boy oh boy, that is one sweet looking mech pilot costume.

Wait a minute… what the heck is a “mech?”

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COMIC KID

WHHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! THANK YOU, COMIC KID!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I have to agree with you though, what is a mech??? I’lll update this post later. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Smart Kid…. IS LOGGING ON TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS!!
EDIT: K, so I found out what a mech is.. Here are the definitions:

  • Mecha, also known as meka or mechs, are a broad genre of walking vehicles which are usually controlled by a pilot. Mecha often appearing in anime, science fiction, or other genres involving a fantastic or futuristic element. …
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechsย 
  • ‘Mech – BattleMechs (often abbreviated ‘Mechs) are large walking war machines that feature prominently in the fictional universe of BattleTech. ‘Mechs, which are generally either bipedal or quadrupedal in configuration, are controlled by human pilots and can thus be classified as mecha.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/’Mechย 
  • mech. – mechanical; mechanized; mechanic; mechanics
    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mech.ย 
  • mech – a large piloted combat robot; a robot; Alternative form of mech.
    en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mechย 
  • mech – The part of a coin-operated machine (vending, arcade, or other) into which a coin or token drops. The mechanism either accepts the coin or token or rejects it. Coin mechanisms come in various levels of sophistication and operate based on the size of the coin. …
    www.hoffmanmint.com/glossary.html
  • Please use the first reference… ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ So this is like Sci-Fi island, right here….. COOL!!!!!!!! The costume to me is OK, but The only thing it does is slip up and down it’s goggles… Bye!

    Free like a bird! :D The return of Comic Kid: SteamWorks surprise!

    July 16, 2010 by

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Hey guys!! COMIC KID IS BACK!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ And along with it, a steamworks surprise!! (MEMBER BENIFITS!! ๐Ÿ˜€ :P)

    A Steamworks surprise is coming

    There’s a special treat coming tomorrow for Poptropica Members: a special Steamworks-related mystery item!


    All will be revealed tomorrow. What could it be? The suspense is killing me!

    …fortunately, I am well versed in suspenders.

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    O.O TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????? Ohmahgawsh…. =D I wonder what it’ll be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BY THE WAY, WELCOME BACK!!!!!!!!!! (sorry, some of MF’s sarcastic hyperness spread.. >.<) ๐Ÿ˜€ What happened to ya? Blow up by the black Widow??? xD Anyway, thanks! I’ll keep an Eye out tomorrow… ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  And here’s a post from Dr. Hare about some stupid items… :/

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    I want to be free

    That’s not true: I want everything else to be free. In the Poptropica Store, I mean. Even though most of those sweet, sweet Gold Cards cost me my precious Credits, there are plenty of free items to go around.

    Like mini-quests!



    The avatar studio!


    Candy canes!

    Popgum!


    (What is it, bubblegum week around here? Wake me up when there’s a carrot-flavored gum. Sheesh.)

    Of course, for Poptropica Members, everything in the store is free, even costumes. But you knew that already.

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    Alright…. Anyways, see ya tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Smart Kid…. has found Flock Mod! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Bubbles and Shark-fits…. No updates.

    July 14, 2010 by

    Hi! ๐Ÿ™‚ Not much the creators were doing, just putting together pairs… and having a party! ๐Ÿ˜€ Here are the posts:

    Remember that cool bubblegum we released to the Poptropica Store a few weeks ago?


    Or maybe the hot bubblegum?


    Or the free bubblegum?


    Well, the creators decided to get together in a Multiverse room for a bubblegum party! As you can see, things got a little out of control.


    Why not throw your own bubblegum party in a common room or Multiverse room?

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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Nice party! Meh, no Pop bubblegumin’ for me…ย I chew Ice Cubes… ย Anyway, cool! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Looks like a nice idea…. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Monday, July 12, 2010
    Have you had a chance to try out the new Hammerhead Shark costume in the Poptropica Store? I thought about it, but I couldn’t bear to look at myself in the mirror. What would my shark parents think?

    Don’t forget, there are lots more neat ways to dress up like your favorite ocean predator in Poptropica. Also available in the store is this mean-looking Tiger Shark:


    You don’t need credits for all the fishy fun. On Shark Tooth Island, a street vendor will give you this snazzy dorsal fin, free of charge!


    And, of course, you can always visit the lowest level of the Shark Museum on Shark Tooth Island and costumize the most handsome museum employee around.


    All this neat shark stuff — it’s almost enough to get me to crack a smile! Almost.

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    ._. Why are you telling us about combos? It’s not really an update… :/
    Smart Kid…ย  is considered a n00b by DB.