Steam Bundle

Old Poptropica: picking up Steam ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿš‚

Pop drop: After a day’s delay, Poptropica’s Steam bundle is ready to play!

To get started, head on over to Pop’s page on Steam to purchase the game, then open up the Steam app (or download it if it’s your first time). If you’re playing on a Mac, you’ll also need to download Adobe AIR.

Interestingly, the price of the bundle seems to vary by region. If you’re in the US, where Poptropica is based, the bundle is US$19.99. Traveling by VPN, you can see how it varies only slightly in other Western countries (A$28.95 in Australia, ยฃ15.49 in the UK, CDN$22.79 in Canada; which is US$20.53, 19.48, and 17.82 respectively).

But you may be able to pick up the game at about half the cost in other parts of the world. In Hong Kong, I was able to get mine for HK$89 (US$11.34). Other countries are similar (R 130 in South Africa) or even cheaper (โ‚น 529 in India, ARS$224.99 in Argentina) which is US$8.25, 6.82, and 1.88 respectively. As for why, we can only guess, but such pricing is generally tailored for the market value of local economies.

The pirate and Wheel of Loot are back in Poptropica for Steam.

Those of us anticipating the game’s release were kept waiting a while, but it finally came out in the final hours of the expected day. The game was originally scheduled to release around 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 25 according to Pop’s Steam page. Poptropica didn’t explain what caused the delay, but did tweet an apology around 8 p.m. EST. It was finally released about 1 a.m. EST on Thursday.

The Poptropica Steam bundle includes Realms as well as 17 islands (+1 if you count the tutorial, Snagglemast): Mythology (classic),ย Shrink Ray,ย Poptropolis Games,ย Monster Carnival,ย Time Tangled,ย Mystery of the Map,ย Virus Hunter,ย 24 Carrot,ย Galactic Hot Dogs,ย Mocktropica,ย Escape From Pelican Rock,ย Reality TV: Wild Safari,ย Timmy Failure, and all episodes ofย Survival,ย PoptropiCon,ย Arabian Nights, andย Mission Atlantisย โ€” also known as the AS3 islands, or the newer bunch of the old islands.๐Ÿ Playing requires an internet connection and logging into your account, which is connected to your desktop or mobile game.

Poptropica on Steam includes the summer 2020 version of Home Island, with throwback features like the Costumizer, New You, Arcade, and more.

Anyway, we’re off to play this Steam game! We’ll update more soon, so stay tuned. Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!


Fan Art Features, Pets, Store

Plenty more Pets up for the Public! ๐ŸฆŽ๐ŸŽ

Heyo, Poptropicans! Good news for pet lovers: most of the pets from the store are now available to all for free! ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ

Previously, non-members could only get the Puppy and Kitten. But with this quiet update, the Bunny, Lizard, Pony, and Goat are no longer under the paywall! The only pet that remains for members is the Husky.

It’s great to see more options for non-members, so if you are one and you’ve been eyeing any of these animals, now’s the time to adopt! ๐ŸŽ (Thanks to Silver Horse for the tip.)

By the way, it’s grad season! ๐ŸŽ“ Check out this fun fan-made, Pop-themed graduation cap from Azia, which the Pop Creators retweeted:

For those of you graduating from a chapter of your education, congrats! You’ve made it this far and you’ll go farther still. Enjoy the ride! ๐Ÿฅณ

And wherever you’re at โ€” whether looking back on past lore or looking forward to tomorrow’s Steam release โ€” we’ve still got Poptropica.


Free Membership Giveaways

PHB Membership Giveaway: May 2022

Hey Poptropicans, weโ€™re approaching the end of the month, which means itโ€™s time to announce another lucky Poptropican to win our monthly membership giveaway! ๐ŸŽ

Congratulations,ย linksgames28 โ€” your new membership status lets you play the recently re-released Survival, Ep. 2: Hook, Line, and Sinker, along with other exclusive quests! Plus, you’ll also get to enjoy premium store items, member gifts, and other perks.

If youโ€™re not a member, you still have the chance (or many chances, in fact): the PHB is hosting a giveaway every month, and itโ€™s easy to enter! Just comment on the Free Poptropica Membership page and leave at least two other comments around the PHB within the month to be entered into that monthโ€™s giveaway.

Weโ€™ll announce a winner sometime in the final week of each month. If you donโ€™t win, you can always try again for the next month! Full details ยป

Congrats again to linksgames28! Keep on popping on! ๐ŸŽฎ

Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Survival Island

Hook: Survival Ep. 2, Sinker: For Members ๐ŸŽฃ

Yay to you for surviving another week in this weird world! ๐Ÿฆซ

Pop drop: after an earlier teaser, Poptropica has re-released another episode for the map. Survival Island, Ep. 2: Hook, Line, and Sinker is back in business for desktop and mobile โ€” but only for members.

Episode 1 of Survival is currently free for all, but beyond the newly re-released follow-up, the rest of the story is still stuck in limbo. However, the full island (with all 5 episodes) is expected to be included in the Steam bundle releasing next week, so stay tuned for that!

In other news, guest writer Young Rider on the Pop Creators’ Blog has been speculating that Sir Howard Diggory from the new Jade Scarab Island might be a reincarnation of construction leader Burt Diamond from the missing classic Twisted Thicket. ๐ŸŒณ Between their pale English looks and nefarious tendencies, they sure share some similarities. What do you think? (We think we want Twisted Thicket back!)