Hey Poptropicans! From all of us at the PHB, we hope you all had a great holiday season with family and friends. 🎄🎉✨
Over on the Creators’ Blog, you’ll find a post highlighting some of the biggest Poptropica events of the past year. Their 2019 highlights mention:
- the arrival of the pet barn (and a hint at “more fluffy friends” to come),
- the store redesign (this and more were in preparation for moving off of Flash, they say),
- device syncing for Poptropica Original (originally a big draw for the now-inactive Pop Worlds), and
- Reality TV: Wild Safari Island (“uniquely awesome” for letting players earn unlimited credits with replays).
The post ends by saying “big plans” await in 2020—including the upcoming Zomberry Island remake!
We’ll be posting our annual Poptropica & PHB Rewind on New Year’s Eve, so stay tuned for that as well!
Poptropica’s last ad of this year happens to come from the first cartoon of next year: Owl House. To begin your adventure, enter the titular Owl House and talk to Eda. She will tell you that King has been kidnapped by a demon and give you her staff. All you need to do is move your mouse left and right to move around and avoid falling monsters.
Saving King and winning the game will reward you with two bewitching prizes: the Flying Staff and the King Friend Follower.
With the end of 2019 comes the end of the 2010s decade. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Poptropica music composer Jeff Heim is counting down the days by releasing 10 music tracks to Soundcloud! At this point, his playlist contains three previously unreleased Poptropica soundtracks, with possibly more to come.
The first Poptropica track in the album is called “Vampire’s Transformation.” Although the title implies that this song was made for Vampire’s Curse Island, it actually debuted in Poptropica Worlds’s Greek Sea Odyssey. You can hear it when you arrive at Mount Olympus before your big encounter with Zeus. Here’s to hoping that we get a Vampire’s Curse remaster soon!
The second track is called “Arabian Palace.” Unlike “Vampire’s Transformation,” this track is currently in the game—it can be heard in the sultan’s palace in “Arabian Nights, Episode 3: Careful What You Wish For.”
The third track is called “Drive” and could once be heard at the start of the Flying Ace Race on Monkey Wrench Island, which no longer exists as it was replaced by another tutorial, Snagglemast Island, earlier this year.
It’s nice discovering these tracks, and if you like them, I recommend also listening to Jeff’s non-Poptropica music, which you can find on his Soundcloud.
Thank you for reading, and have a good day!