Hey everyone! The Creators just announced the 8th runner-up of CYDI (Create Your Own Dream Island) contest! The island was Space Bar Island, submitted by Naomi P. of North Carolina!
A computer-themed island! Wow! I’d like to see this island! Here’s why the Creators liked the idea:
The pitch: On Space Bar Island, you’re trapped in the newest computer, the “Lap Life,” and you meet who’s really running the internet.
Why we liked it: Cyberpunk is another underserved genre on Poptropica. The idea of seeing the internet from the inside-out is a great one, and Naomi took it to the next level with a terrific villain: a pixelated woman called “Mother Board,” who controls the entire internet!
Wow! The villain, Mother Board, sounds awesome (and the name is pretty clever, I might add)! I’d think this island is 3rd on the list for me! The best of course (just my opinion) was House of Cards, with Shakespeare Island in second. Anyway, here’s a snippet of the interview with Naomi (Sleepy Panda) – you can read the rest on the Creators’ Blog.
Poptropica Creators: How did you come up with the idea for your Island?
Naomi: I came up with the idea while using one of my personal devices and thought of the two most popular technology companies in the world, Apple and Microsoft. Since the these two companies are “rivals” I thought what would happen if they came together. Would they have great success or have no success at all? That’s how Orange Door incorporated came together.
Wow, Naomi! You are really clever! If you’re reading this, the PHB would love to hear more about your island idea. Anyway, that’s all for now!