Hey,everyone! It’s your new author,Strange Cat!,with some posts which have been missed. For your information,I am a weirdo and shall always be. 😉 (Note:Older Posts are on the bottom)
Friday, August 16, 2013
…or is it the beginning?
…and could there be a cheesier way to wrap up a prequel story than by asking if it’s the end or the beginning?
These questions and more will be answered on Virus Hunter Island, coming soon to Poptropica!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
It’s been a long road, but at last we’ve done it. We’ve reached 10,000 supporters for our LEGO CUUSOO project!
Now, it’s up to our friends at LEGO to review the project and decide it’s something they want to move ahead with. We hope they do. If not, we still had a great time working on “Dr. Hare’s Lair,” and we enjoyed being able to share it with you.
Of course, we’ve got one more item to give away to thank everyone for their support. The Dr. Hare Light and Shadow Outfits are available now, absolutely free! All you need to do is log into your Poptropica account and enter the promo code DRHARE10000.
(Not sure how to redeem a code? Find out here.)
That about wraps it up! Thanks again for all your help. And keep an eye out for more exciting Poptropica announcements!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
We are so close — so very, very close — to reaching our goal of 10,000 supporters for “Dr. Hare’s Lair” on LEGO CUUSOO. That’s the point at which our job will be done, and our friends at LEGO will decide whether or not to turn this project into a reality. Until then, it’s all in our hands.
So let’s finish strong. Let’s cast our support for this project, and bug — er, urge — our friends and family to do the same.
Since the project launched last winter, we’ve given away some cool prizes, and we’ve got another one waiting in the wings for when we reach the goal.
Once we reach 10,000, we’ll be releasing a code for the new Dr. Hare Light and Shadow outfits! This will be free and available to everyone, but only once we reach our goal.
One more time: let’s help “Dr. Hare’s Lair” get 10,000 supporters!
Monday, August 12, 2013
To be continued!
Friday, August 9, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
A lot of our North American fans know the benefits of a Poptropica Game Card. It lets you get a Membership without needing a credit card or signing up for a recurring charge. But for our fans in Australia and New Zealand, getting a Poptropica Game Card has been nothing more than a dream. That’s about to change.Poptropica Game Cards are now available in Australia and New Zealand exclusively at EB Games! For only ten bucks you’ll get a month-long Membership and can enjoy all the benefits: Early Access to new Islands, unlimited use of all costumes and Gold Cards in the Poptropica Store, 30 outfits in your costume closet, all the photos in your photo album, and the special satisfaction of knowing you’re part of the inner circle.So, our Australian and Kiwi friends, enjoy! And if you’ve already got a game card, redeem it here.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
With Virus Hunter Island bearing down on us like a freight train, it’s time to introduce another great new feature we’re adding to Poptropica: a live player map!
In the past, Poptropicans have loved our lists of the first 10 players to finish an Island. But 10 is such a small number. Since we’re making everything else on Poptropica so much bigger and better, then why not this?
That’s why the new player map will showcase the Virus Hunter Island World Champions — anyone who plays and completes Virus Hunter Island during Early Access!
You’ll be able to see not just the top 10 finishers, but the top 100 and the top 1000. You’ll be able to see where you rank. And you’ll also be able to see where people around the world are playing Virus Hunter Island.
For more on Virus Hunter Island, check out the Virus Hunter Island info page — and keep an eye on this blog to find out when you can expect Virus Hunter Island to be released!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Now that the Create Your Dream Island contest is open, we’re excited to start reading your Island ideas. You might be wondering how to get the inside track on a winning entry. You’ll find a lot of helpful tips in your copy of the Island Creator Kit.
Here are a few more hints about how to make your entry stand out:
A setting we’ve never done before
It might sound simple, but one of the very best ways to get our attention is to set your Island in a place we’ve never done before. Sometimes that’s all it takes for us to get excited about an idea. Even if you have a great story, if it’s set in Old Japan or on the moon, we’d probably pass. But if it’s somewhere new, we’ll be interested. Look for something that’s never been done on Poptropica!
An interesting time period
Another way to catch our attention is to look into the distant past, or the far future. For instance, when we were writing Mystery Train, we started with the idea of a mystery story set on a moving train, but it wasn’t until we decided to place it in a historical moment — the 1893 World’s Fair — that the whole thing came together. The when of your story may be as important as the where.
A twist on a familiar tale
We like genre stories. That’s why we often start with time-honored premises: a Wild West story, or a vampire story. But try to figure out what makes your idea different. For instance, Astro-Knights Island mashed up two familiar genres — knights and aliens — to make something new and original.
No licensed properties
Believe us, we’d love to make an Island in which Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen team up to fight Darth Vader. But it’s not up to us. Other people own those properties. For this contest, we can’t use existing characters, stories, or fictional worlds — period. So make sure that everything in your entry is an original idea!
Monday, August 5, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Go find it before it is gone tomorrow! Hint: Look for kids riding bikes.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
It’s been a long wait, but tomorrow marks the release of four new Poptropica books!
The Island Creator Kit will take you step-by-step through the process of making a new Island. It’s a great activity book on its own — but don’t forget about the “Create Your Dream Island” contest! We’re opening up submissions and will choose one player’s spectacular Island to create on Poptropica for everyone to play.
You don’t need to buy the book in order to enter the contest (you can read the rules and get a free entry form from our friends at Penguin), but following the steps outlined in the Island Creator Kit will certainly give you a leg up on the competition!
We’re also releasing Poptropica Friends: Quizzes and Activities for You, Your Friends, & Your Life. This is an activity book that asks a lot of questions about you and the people around you. You may even need their help to fill it all out! And who knows, when you’re done, you might have learned a little more about yourself and your friends.
We’re really proud of all of these books. We hope you enjoy them!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
To make it through Virus Hunter Island, you’ll need to be in peak condition. Pump some iron. Log some miles. Do that thing where you pick up two ropes and whip ’em up and down real fast — I don’t know what it does but all the ripped people at the gym are doing it.
Whatever exercises make it into your personal training montage, one thing’s for sure: you’d better be ready when Virus Hunter Island arrives. Because those nasty viruses aren’t going down without a fight. And it’s coming soon!