Radiation Warbird

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🙂 Hi! sorry for being late, but I was traveling in Ohio and lighting smoke bombs. There have been a lot of post lately… :/  So, Captain Crawfish is now, in my opinion, the best and most active poptropica creator…  Did I make a post about the new ad? I don’t think so… Anyway, there’s a new ad for an animated movie called ‘dispicable me’, something that most people probably wouldn’t watch. When you’re in the ad, you have to get 10 missles in 60 seconds, make it to the hangar door, and then defeat Vector’s ship which has a shrinking device… You also turn into a minion! similar to what Ieges found before in the poptropica vids (big nate was the creators’ poptropican!) you complete the tasks as an (in my opinion) ugly minion…

well, after you win this greuling challenge, you win two items…. It’s basically the outfit of the guy outside:

It’s kinda hard, but it’s worth it. 😉 Here’s what the shrink ray can do:

so, yeah… 🙂 here are the creators’ posts: 😉 (later first)

With the colors and the scale of the Phoenix Warbird in place, it’s time for a few final tweaks to the design. For that extra “oomph,” the creators give the ship a set of fierce-looking talons.
And it’s done! Starting with one basic idea, the creators sketch out different possibilities, choose a direction, and then refine and improve the design until the final version you see here.

Here’s how it looks next to an actual Poptropican.

Huge, isn’t it?

And here’s a look at the Phoenix Warbird when it takes to the seas.

Pirates of Skullduggery Island, tremble in fear!

Quite a journey from concept to reality, huh? How far we’ve come:

Of course, seeing the Phoenix Warbird in pictures is one thing. Taking the helm of this mighty vessel is quite another.

Have you earned enough doubloons in Skullduggery Island to buy the Phoenix Warbird? If not, what are you waiting for? Play Skullduggery Island now!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Cool! Now we know how the great warship came to be! Wait, You’re Captain Crawfish….. 0_o Shouldn’t you tremble in fear and be mad at meh? 😛
Stay tuned next week for a new item in the Poptropica store!


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MASTER MIME

😮 something to radiate attention? what could it be? O.O I hope it’s cool! 😉

Thursday, June 24, 2010

You’ve already seen how the mighty Phoenix Warbird started life as a simple pencil sketch. (Wait, you haven’t? Check out the first part of our behind-the-scenes look at Skullduggery Island.)

The creators worked hard to get the details right, and now it’s time to give the Phoenix Warbird a sprinkling of that old Poptropica magic.

The designers color in the black-and-white outline they made earlier. They create a simple background of water and sky to demonstrate how the ship will appear in Skullduggery Island. And, as before, they add a little reference box that shows how big the Warbird is compared to a Poptropican.

The Phoenix Warbird is almost ready to set sail on Skullduggery Island!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

And it’s finished! IT’S HUGE! O.O Fits the price… 😉

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Poptropica fans already know that the Phoenix Warbird is the strongest ship on Skullduggery Island. But it didn’t always look that way! The designers went through several rounds of revisions, tweaking existing ideas and coming up with new ones.

Finally, they had settled on the basic design and set to work putting it into Poptropica. The first step: a black-and-white wireframe, which adapts the earlier sketches into the Poptropica style.

See that little box above the ship and to the right? That’s to help the designers remember how large the ship is in comparison to your Poptropican.

The ship isn’t finished yet. There are more design tweaks to be made, not to mention the most fun part: Coloring!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Yeah, I was wondering what that box was…. It looked like two old poptropicans…

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

On Skullduggery Island, players start with a junky old sloop, and earn doubloons to buy bigger and better boats. Early on, the Poptropica creators knew they wanted the most powerful ship to have an animal theme.

Even so, there were still dozens and dozens of smaller decisions to make. Should the boat look realistic or fantastical? How big should it be? Should it be scary?

To explore the possibilities, the designers made a few more sketches.

After another round of discussion (okay, arguments), the creators settled on a direction and set to work on the final version.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

xD arguments? I guess it worked out well, though; Almost everyone loves the ship, and it was a great island!
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3 Responses to “Radiation Warbird”

  1. Katrice Gizinski Says:

    This is great! I can’t wait to see more.

  2. Enemeh Says:

    It’s despicable
    sk: what is?

  3. Jack William Loutsch Says:

    how bout makin a cave man island

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