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๐ŸŽˆPoptropica’s Poppin’ 10th Birthday Bash! ๐ŸŽˆ

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, dear Poptropica,
Happy birthday to you!

It’s official: Poptropica is 10 years old! It’s been a whole decade, and Poptropica is still, well, popping. That’s incredible. We said as much earlier this week, but today the Creators made it official with their big birthday bash, on and off Poptropica!

First, as promised earlier, the 10th Birthday Costumeย โ€“ grinning monkey and all โ€“ is here! You can get it for free on Poptropica Original by going to the store. It will also be on Worlds, but they’re still “getting the final birthday touches added,” so it’s not there yet.

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On the Creators’ Blog, the Creators also shared a glimpse of the celebrations going on in real life at Poptropica HQ in Boston โ€“ featuring a sweet-looking birthday cake with the 10th birthday costume printed on it, and a happy birthday message, sitting among a bunch of Poptropica graphic novels, including the latest book, The End of Time!

The mystery blogger on the Creators’ Blog had this to say about the occasion:

ITโ€™S BIRTHDAY TIME! The big 1-0. 10 years of Poptropica awesomeness, time really does fly. Another year under our belt with a newly launched book AND game, the next upcoming year is sure going to be as exciting as the last. Here at Poptropica HQ, we love to celebrate with cake and fun (as I am sure you have seen in past years)

Well, it’s nice to see the festivities at Pop HQ!ย The post came out around 11 am EST today, with a promise at the end for “another gift we will open today for all of you, and this one is BIG!” So, what they brought up next, at around 2 pm EST, is most likely the rest of the “big release” they had planned for September:



The full details and rules are available here, so be sure to check that out before you start dreaming up ways you’re going to win this thing! They’ll be giving out 10 one-month memberships, which are good for both Poptropica Original and Worlds.

The task is to come up with a completely unique island with 3 pre-determined ingredients: a birthday cake, a parrotfish (that’s a real fish, by the way), and the color green. You can present it in any way you want, whether that’s through prose, drawings, websites, or whatever else you can think of to show it to the Creators. They haven’t promised to actually make any winning island a reality, but it’ll still be a fun endeavour.

On the page with all the details, the benefits of membership are displayed to show you what to look forward to if you win, and interestingly, there are a couple of features on the Worlds chart we haven’t seen on Worlds before: an all museums access pass and early island access. So far on Worlds, these things have not been restricted to members, but this suggests that they very well could be in the future. (Thanks to idk for the tip.)

membership benefits

You’ll have 10 days to create and enter for this contest starting today. It ends September 25 (Monday) at 9 am EST. Be sure to read all the rules, and use the submission page to submit your one (and only one) entry!

Speaking of contests… I do believe many of us are still waiting for the winning costumes from the #MyPoptropicaCostume Contest of yesteryear to actually appear in the store. So… if the Creators are still able to pull off another costume and contest like they’re doing now,ย let’s hope they get on that old promise too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

By the way, don’t forget: the PHB is hosting a Poptropica party this weekend to celebrate the big entrance into double-digit years! Check out this post for more info, and be sure to come! It’s going to be a blast, and the PHB team hopes to see you there!

10years party

๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿฐย ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰ย ๐ŸŽ‚ย Happy 10 years, Poptropica! ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿฐย ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰ย ๐ŸŽ‚

Here’s to many more.

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20 thoughts on “๐ŸŽˆPoptropica’s Poppin’ 10th Birthday Bash! ๐ŸŽˆ”

  1. So stoked that I finally beat my 50th island in Pop Original on Pop’s tenth birthday!! Big dates for both of us I guess! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Man this 10th birthday is going to be awesome! I really hope they add more things for this 10th birthday like a limited time gold card or maybe a limited time mini game! Or who knows for the 10th birthday they will add multiplayer to Poptropica worlds!

    1. Well, the 10th birthday costume is technically a limited time gold card. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It doesn’t look like they’re adding more than what has been described in this post, but perhaps in the future!

  3. This is certainly interesting, but it feels a little anticlimactic to members. We’ve all waited this long for something we already have?

    Also, why is the colour green a requirement in the island? Do they seriously think someone will go out of their way to make an island without anything green in it?

    1. True, but I suspect most of the player base is comprised of non-members, so at least it still matters to a majority. But it would have been cooler if they made it like another Create Your Dream Island contest, wherein the winner’s island gets made into the game.

      And I think the green part is more about making a more conspicuous use of the color, as opposed to something simple like saying your island has trees that are assumed to be green. For example, there might be an intense vegan on your island who refuses to eat anything but green foods, or something like that.

  4. Wow, I can’t believe it’s been decade already! My favorite game since 2010. A question about this contest. Is it only for people in the USA? Because I live in Canada. Can i still enter? Already go to ideas for a birthday cake, parrotfish, and the colour green. Boy, I can’t wait to see what else Poptropica has for us in the future!

    1. Rule 6 on their rules page may be relevant. I believe it would be fine to enter even if you are not a US citizen or resident, as long as the law in your area allows your participation in such events. It does list Puerto Rico as void, but does not name other specific regions.

    1. I’m not certain, but it sounds like it would be fine if you just explained the situation the second time around. That way they actually have a way to contact you if you do win.

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