Hey Poptropicans, it’s time for another check-in on the post-Flash future.
The Creators’ Blog came out with a (cleverly titled) “State of the Game” address, confirming many of the things we covered in our own similar post last month on “Preserving Poptropica post-Flash”: mainly, that the Creators are working hard to keep Poptropica alive after Flash technology is gone.
Here’s a snippet from the “State of the Game” post (our emphasis added):
As many of our older fans know, there were two different Flash engines that previously ran Poptropica. In technical terms, they are called AS2 and AS3. Some members of the community might know them better as Old School and Sound Updated islands. Our main task right now is converting every AS3 island.
Old school islands (AS2 islands) are every island that preceded Virus Hunter and that did not get an SUI upgrade in subsequent years. As of July 2019, these 30-some islands—which include classics like Astro-Knights and Skullduggery, as the Creators’ Blog laments—are no longer on the map. (For now, though, you can still play them using idk’s Old Island Directory!)
And now, a moment of silence for the fallen:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
This bit of news about the old school islands may be a downer, but as the Creators remind us, it’s still pretty incredible that Poptropica gets to remain playable even after Flash is no longer supported, especially in a time when “so many browser games from the 2000’s and 2010’s are disappearing.” So thanks back at you, Poptropica Creators, for doing what you gotta do—even when it may not be as exciting as creating new islands.
Keep on popping, Poptropicans. ✌️
11 thoughts on “SUI’s will stay, old school islands maybe someday”
I seriously miss those islands, not gonna lie.
Man I really liked zomberry island quests now I gotta wait until it resurface though I’m glad I still have 25 carrot island one ☝️
R.I.P. Everyone’s childhoods
I am super sad about all those classic islands going away D:
Been playing since 2009 so those old islands are special to me,
I really liked Ghost Story and Cryptids.
But the gif at the end made me laugh so that’s nice.
I know right. I’ve been playing this since the beginning and remember when the map was only one page. Its sad to see all those great islands gone.
welp i’m never gonna forget those islands
Legendary Swords…that one hit me hard.
Now we’ll never get the Battle Arena…
Wow. I’m speechless. This is so sad. So many awesome and fantastic islands right down the tubes. I haven’t played Poptropica in years but I was pretty sad to hear this. Night Watch Island? Skullduggery? Spy? Mystery Train? Shrink Ray? And so many more? Aw man. It’s awesome that Poptropica is able to keep going though and isn’t shutting down. And we still have some epic islands like Monster Carnival and Virus Hunter.
I cant believe the got rid of skulduggery, astro-knights and counterfeit island. those were and still are my absolute Favourites!