Archive for July, 2010

New Updates! :D

July 27, 2010

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

July 24, 2010

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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BLACK WIDOW

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

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

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

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

    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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    COMIC KID

    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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    DR. HARE

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

    Bubbles and Shark-fits…. No updates.

    July 14, 2010

    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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    CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

    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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    SHARK BOY

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

    O.o What animation??

    July 10, 2010

    Hey, guys! ๐Ÿ˜€ As Hades said, he put the plant in motion for the first time… Here’s the post:

    Steamworks monster animation test

    Now that the we’ve decided what this plant monster should look like on the new Poptropica Island, Steamworks Island, the next step is to decide how the monster should move. We put together a quick and dirty animation test:

    Bet you wouldn’t want to run into that thing in a dark alley!

    http://sites.google.com/site/poptropicaassets/BolasPlant_Projection01.swf

    All this has taken us nearly to the completion of a plant monster for Steamworks Island. We may still decide to change the monter’s behavior, or some aspects of its appearance. After a few final touches, we’ll put it all together — but you’ll have to wait until Steamworks Island launches to see it!

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    HADES

    Yes, apparently we will have to wait until Steamworks to see it… :/ Or until you update your post… WHERE’S THE ANIMATION!? D:ย  Trust me, everyone, it’s not your computer. No one can see it… Anyway, cool! I thnk….
    Smart Kid… Is confused about the animation and will update this post later if Hades updates his post… :/
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    Edit: the animation is back! ๐Ÿ™‚ Click on the link that I put in the post to see it! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Smart Kid… Thinks the bola plant is really cool!!
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    AHHH!!!! HAMMERHEAD!!

    July 10, 2010

    ๐Ÿ˜€ Hey, guys! As usual, Master Mime has posted yet again. This time, with a hammerhead! (I’m sure we’re the first to post, because there was only one vote f0r the reactions ) Anyway, here’s the post:

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

    I hope everyone is having a fun summer, while they squish red crabs on the beach. If you want to surprise your friends, try out the Hammerhead costume. It comes with a warm, limp fish.

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    MASTER MIME
    >: D Looks like that crab is about to get squished! ๐Ÿ˜› On topic, nice costume!! I’ll be sure to try it on! (With da dead fish!!)
    Smart Kid, is very bored and so; very updated.

    Invasion of the Steamworks Island Plant Monsters!

    July 9, 2010

    Hey guys! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hades has given us yet another preview of Steamworks island…. This time, with a scale! ๐Ÿ˜‰ย ย ย ย 

    Plant monster, attack!

    We’ve got a pretty scary looking monster at this point, but what good is a monster if it can’t attack? This monster can swing its seed pods around from its head, before throwing them at you at high speed.


    Looks like you’re pretty small next to this thing, doesn’t it? That’s not all — we haven’t even seen the plant monster in motion yet.

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    HADES

    ๐Ÿ™‚ GREAT! :O That’s one big plant… ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I can’t wait to see what it’ll look like in motion! Hopefully you’ll give us more sneak peeks tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Smart Kid… is thinking, ._. kids jeopardy…. I did better than Bryce!