2007 to 2017… it’s been a poppin’ decade.
September 2007 – From an office in Boston, Poptropica is launched as an extension of the kids’ educational entertainment site FunBrain. There is no blimp, because there’s only one island: Early Poptropica. There is no Costumizer, no friend profiles, no membership. Just a simple island, and a gaggle of basic-looking Poptropicans.
But ten years later… the Poptropica of the past is worlds apart from the present – with tons of creative characters, 50+ intricate islands, and lots more fun features – but at its core, it’s still the same whimsical world it started out as. And now here we are, in September 2017, looking back on the fact that it’s been a whole decade. Most games don’t stay popular for so long and still pump out new content, but this one beat the odds. Wow.
To commemorate the occasion, we put together the graphic above, celebrating each one of Poptropica’s 10 years with the 10 letters of its name (although, since September is not at the start of the calendar year, the last letter had to encompass two years). You can click on the picture above to take a closer look – there are a lot of details packed in, with each letter marking some events that took place in its represented year. Hope you enjoy! 😁
That’s not all. We’re also going to be having a party on Poptropica to celebrate the anniversary – after all, we couldn’t let such a big milestone pass by without one! It’ll be this weekend, it’ll be lit 🔥, and you should totally pop in…
Mark it on your calendar! Here are the details for the celebration:
- 😜 WHO: Everyone’s invited! PHB staff will be there too!
- 🎉 WHAT: Multiverse parties on Poptropica, games, and hanging out on the PHC.
- 🕒 WHEN: September 16, 2017 (Saturday) @ 3 p.m. EST / 2 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. MST / 12 p.m. PST. If you live in a different timezone, you can use a time zone converter to see what the time will be where you live.
- 🎈 WHERE: The Poptropica Help Chat (PHC), our moderated chat server on Discord. If you’ll be on the go at this time, you can download the Discord mobile app.
- 🎂 WHY: To celebrate a decade of Poptropica’s existence!
You’ll find the Multiverse room codes on the PHC during the party. Bring your favorite party gear: colorful outfits, balloons, special effects – let’s pop into those rooms with a bang! See you there, and bring on the flair! 😉
– the Poptropica Help Blog team –
53 thoughts on “Celebrating 10 Years of Poptropica!”
Holy flippin’ guacomole. Ten years? Geez, where has time gone? i remember being a wee little tot when first seeing these giant eyed fun characters on my computer screen when all I could do was make costumes and run around. Now I blog about this very game, and have come to realize the impact it had, and the amazing times it brought me. I sure hope, Poptropica or Worlds, can bring this very experiance for younger kids, and I’m so glad to be apart of this fantastic community. I hope that Worlds will shine bright and create so much more then I envisioned for this game. I hope that they will continue to create content as they have. And BTW that picture had that nostalgia tho.
Nice that someone’s celebrating this. *coughcoughcreators*
As usual, I won’t be coming, but I’ll still be celebrating myself. Have a good one, guys!
Poptropica is an inspirational world. And it’s 10 FREAKING years old now! I really hope the creators do something special for the occasion. 🙂
10 years, guys. 10 backflipping years. We’ve done well, guys. Here’s to 10 more.
Aww yeah! This is a huge milestone! I’ve been with Pop since after Astroknights came out, even if I wasn’t part of the community, so I’ve seen some awesome things!
Now if only the Creators would get their gear together…
*insert loud and emphasized ahem here*
*insert scream of “hurry it up!” here*
*insert Sonic “Cmon, step it up!” here*
*insert Illuminati theme simply because.*
Too bad I probably won’t have wifi again by then. I’ll definitely try to enter a Multiverse with Puffin though. 10 years is huge compared to other online games that have fallen far before then. Here’s hoping Poptropica Worlds doesn’t pop like a balloon before the next decade. The 13’th anniversary will be rather bittersweet though, heavy on the bitter, with the death of Flash and Original Poptropica in 2020 ;C . Better enjoy the game while we can before then.
WAIT!!!!!! flash is dying in 2020. Not only old Poptropica is going to die but all those nostalgia flash games on http://www.y8.com and http://www.newsgrounds.com NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Flash won’t be supported by the developers (Adobe) after that time, but it may still work for a while. Hopefully the Poptropica Creators are able to move over more of what made Poptropica great from Pop Original to Worlds, which runs with newer technology (and is a big part of why they developed Worlds in the first place).
As for other flash games, that’s up to their developers to bring it to more modern technologies – or perhaps other creators will make better games inspired by games you like.
flash is dying in 2020?
*That moment when a fan blog mentions that it’s Pop’s 10th birthday month before the Creators themselves.*
Maybe they’re just busy making that BIG thingy they mentioned. 😏
(Although, I have two brains rather to count on that or not because… reasons, just saying)
i swear I ******* swear if the creators disappoint us with this 10th birth I will be more angry then i was when they made the movie theater!
Hey look cool down TM, and let’s just hope it’s just at least more great than some of the previous ones. Who knows, it might be even better than Poptropica’s 8th birthday, cooler prizes, and heck we might get an awesome new/remastered island or mini quest! 😉
Tfw a fan site dedicated to a popular game talks about the game’s 10 year anniversary before the people who developed the game
Poptropica is and always will bean amazing game and will always hold a special place in my heart for being my, and I don’t use this word lightly, *favorite* game. I’ve been a Poptropican since its 6th birthday and I intend to stay one until the end of my existence. I am so happy that I went to Applebee’s that one night and got a Poptropica kids’ menu because it has introduced an amazing game to me.
You learned Poptropica from a restaurant wow!
I learned poptropica from Funbrain
Sounds like there’s a cool story there that you could turn into a My Place in Poptropica story to publish on the PHB, if you’d like to share! 😉
*unsubtly nudges Barefoot Thunder suggestively*
Oh yeah, I remember there were Applebee’s code ad items one time in Poptropica. Makes sense that they were advertising Poptropica there. Still interesting to hear of another way peeps have found out about the game. The majority, including myself, discovered the game through Funbrain Arcade’s advertising.
I wander If the Night Watch common room is a call back to the Applebees menu
Yay! Another multiverse 😀
Slanted Fish i live in Toronto Canada. What time zone is that? Also wow just wow Poptropica is 10 years old. I joined Poptropica when it was 3 years old. Poptropica has grown so much and has also grown with me. Seeing Poptropica be 10 years old warms by heart. Its just amazing!
Toronto being on the east coast, it would be in Eastern time, so the party will be at 3 PM where you are. Hope to see you there! 😀
Can u please tell me the time in the northern hemisphere?
Well, time zones vary by longitude, not latitude, so you’ll find every time zone in the northern hemisphere. What you want to look for is the time zone for your particular region (narrow it down to city or state and google its name and the words “time zone”).
Woooooot! Good to see you, Skinny Moon! 😀
HEY!!!!! Skinny Moon! How has it been?
Things are good! I love popping in and seeing what you’re all up to — I keep in touch with the Poptropica team and keep tabs on the PHB. Hope you all are having a great start to the school year!
Hot diggity dog I feel old.
Happy 10th birthday poptropica! and happy 5-year-ish birthday to my poptropican (I still remember when I played my first island (ghost story)) memories -sighs-
HAPPY B’DAY POPTROPICA!
Sadly I can’t come but I’m sure it will be awesome! 😀
Am I not the only one who thinks Poptropica’s 8th birthday was the absolute best out of all of them.
Replaying Early Pop, all those awesome codes such as the clone follower (if only I could make my clone army), and man the cake pigsilator, just genius! 😂 👌
Happy birthday Poptropica! 🎂🎂🎉🎊
I can’t believe poptropica is a decade old. Before we know it we will be celebrating poptropica’s 20th birthday (and worlds’ 10th) in 2027
Birthday number 8: pigs made of squares
Birthday number 9: orange cats
Birthday number 10: monkeys (I have to be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of monkeys)
There’s just one question everybody wants to know…
What color will the balloon be?
I can’t come, because my belated birthday party is today, and the party is at eleven flippin’ o’clock, but enjoy youself!
Sorry you can’t make it, but happy belated birthday! 😀
Sooo, when’s the recap? Just asking.
It’ll be out soon – perhaps Monday – so stay tuned! 😉