Archive for August, 2010

Steamworks and Motion costumes! :D

August 10, 2010

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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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

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

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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SHARK BOY

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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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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

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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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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

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