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Recap: “Gone in a Flash” Holiday Party πŸŽ„πŸ’₯

Hey Poptropicans! This weekend, just two weeks before the end of 2020, the Poptropica Help Blog commemorated two things at our “Gone in a Flash” Holiday Party: the death of Adobe Flash, Poptropica’s longtime game engine; and celebrations for the holidays in Poptropica’s Flash-based common rooms β€” for the last time. Here are the highlights! ✨

We began the memorial on the PHC with a eulogy for Flash…

In Loving Memory of Poptropica on Adobe Flash πŸ˜”

In 2007, Poptropica was born
Bringing islands, costumes, friends, and more
A universe built on Adobe Flash
But now this system’s about to crash πŸ’₯

So much has changed, so much now lost
What to do as Flash turns to frost?
Gather round, and bring your flowers
Press f in chat for its final hours πŸ₯€

(A moment was given for everyone to pay their respects with an F in the chat, and later, Purple Paw lowered the coffin. RIP Adobe Flash, 1996–2020.)

From the ashes, a new star rises
Haxe is bringing new surprises
In the meantime, let us cheer
After all, the holidays are here! πŸŽ„

Now comes the time to celebrate
On Poptropica β€” Flash, for old time’s sake
Get ready to party! Boom boom boom
Meet you in 24 Carrot’s common room! πŸ₯•

And thus we gave our last hurrah to Flash, with festive costumes and holiday cheer in the 24 Carrot and Mythology Island common rooms. The party enjoyed its share of fun Flash items that haven’t made their way to Haxe yet, from the lightning-fast Feats of Speed sneakers to the infamously lag-inducing Fart Gun. Plus, both the text and voice chats on our PHC Discord server were filled with laughter, thunder, and even a dose of language learning. A merry time! πŸ₯³

Though we’ll miss the many adventures we shared with Flash over the years, we’re looking forward to what Poptropica on Haxe will bring in 2021 and beyond. Thank you for joining us, and keep on poppin’! πŸ’™

12 thoughts on “Recap: “Gone in a Flash” Holiday Party πŸŽ„πŸ’₯”

    1. Well hope the classic islands come on the new poptropica port. Hopefully and thanks for flash for lots of awesome games

  1. Rest in peace, Adobe Flash. With such great games that’ve been featured in New Grounds, Coolmathgames, Miniclip and more. Granted, some will survive the fall. Unfortunately not all of them, but they won’t cease in vain though. 🌹

  2. This was a fun party, though. The SUI common rooms aren’t the same as the OG ones, but I still had a great time.

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