Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Noisy Snowball (Inking 5). Enjoy!
Hey there! This is Noisy Snowball talking! This is my first guest post, and I’m super excited to share my dream island idea!
First, here’s how I got my idea: One day I was in online school, thinking about stuff. I had the concept of the butterfly effect on my mind, and Poptropica in my brain as well. The butterfly effect is the idea that a small change can result in larger differences later.
Anyway, I had a thought. Why not make an island using the butterfly effect as the main gimmick? It was perfect! I started writing as soon as I could. I call it: Opposites Island!
The player starts at what seems to be the ending of the island. You’ve managed to stop a scientist who was going to steal a dimensional travel machine. However, before everyone can celebrate, a portal sucks you away…
You wake up in a destroyed version of the island you just saved, and after walking, you spot another version of yourself! This other version of you says that the villain has managed to steal the device — while causing a lot of destruction, which didn’t happen in the original dimension. You agree to help this version of yourself stop the villain.
Soon you both notice that there are two versions of the villain, who seem to have teamed up, are switching between dimensions. Now, you and your double must solve puzzles and platforms to stop the villains!
Near the end of the island, there would be a final boss fight, where you and your double must stop the teamed-up villains. Afterwards, both versions of the villain would be captured, both you and your double would get a medal, and you would say goodbye to your double.
The double trouble gimmick
The main gimmick with this island is that both versions of you would act in opposite of each other. For example, if you pushed a box to the right on the not-destroyed island, the box would be instead on the left for the destroyed island. Everything would be in reverse, and you would have to use that as an advantage to solve puzzles.
This island would really show how a simple choice can really change things, and how to look at things and imagine how things could have gone differently. That’s the butterfly effect!
That wraps up my dream island concept! This is Noisy Snowball, guest writer, signing off!
Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Noisy Snowball (Inking 5). If you did, you might also enjoy other posts in our My Dream Island series, such as the winning, upcoming Secret of the Jade Scarab Island by Girl Power/Lyndsey. And consider sharing yours!
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