In Memory of Neil Armstrong

As some of you may know, Neil Armstrong recently passed away.  Neil Armstrong was the first astronaut to set foot on the moon, and he was someone that will never be forgotten.  The Creators recently did a post honoring this amazing man.

Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012

The crew of the Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin
Tonight, step outside and take a look at the moon. Imagine knowing that a human being is walking around up there. For most Poptropicans, and even their parents, that’s all we can do: imagine it. It’s never happened in our lives. But the dream became a reality for everybody on planet Earth back on July 21, 1969, when Neil Armstrong became the first person ever to walk on the moon.

Upon setting foot on the lunar surface, Commander Armstrong said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” (He meant to say “one small step for a man,” but as the story goes, he was so overcome by emotion that he botched the line!) It was a moment of hope and optimism for the entire human race. When they returned for home, the astronauts left behind a plaque that said: “Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We Came in Peace For All Mankind.” The plaque is still there.

Neil Armstrong passed away this weekend at the age of 82. His courage continues to inspire millions of people around the globe. Still, you have to wonder: will anybody ever walk on the moon again? What about Mars? I sure hope so.

The next time you look up at the night sky, take a minute to remember the bravery of Neil Armstrong and all the other people who made the risky voyage into outer space. Those first few steps we took into the solar system, we took in the spirit of peace for all mankind — and for whatever else might be out there. Let’s keep exploring!

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Like I said before, Neil Armstrong was an amazing man who will never be forgotten.  Take a moment to remember him.

May he rest in peace.

Lunar Colony Island

Almost Time For Blast Off!

(Oh, the joy of finally beating someone to a post! 😉 )

It’s less than two days away from the launch of Lunar Colony!  This island sounds like it’s going to be pretty cool.  And just cause they’re so nice that way, the Creators wanted to give us a reminder about its launch on the 16th (this Thursday).  As if we could forget.

It’s the final countdown

We are less than two days away from the launch of Lunar Colony! It can’t come soon enough. We think you are really going to like this one.

Lunar Colony will be available this Thursday for Poptropica Members. Don’t forget your space helmet!

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Just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s the description from Lunar Colony’s info page:

So, I was looking at some of the pictures on Lunar Colony’s info page, and there was one picture, that when I looked closely at it, had something a little…unusual.

I took a picture and put a red circle around where to look.  You might have to look closely, but see if you can see what I’m talking about.

Did you see it?

That little sign thing that I circled says something like Eye-Color Changing Station.  I’m not sure if that’s exactly what it says, but that’s what it looks like.

So maybe we can change the color of our eyes in this island?  That would be pretty cool.  …Or pretty weird.

What do you think?  Any chance that our Poptropican’s eyes will get some color added to them?  Or do you think that that sign says something else?

Red Dragon Island

Creators’ Favorites

So, for some reason, the Creators thought that we would like to know what islands are their favorites.  And they’re starting with Captain Crawfish.

You might think that his favorite island would be Skullduggery.  After all, he’s the star villain in it.  But I guess he likes being the hero better than being the bad guy.

Creators’ favorite Islands: Captain Crawfish’s pick

Over the next week, we’ll be sharing the Poptropica creators’ picks for their favorite Islands. Today: Captain Crawfish.

My favorite is Red Dragon Island. I love the art for old Japan, and I especially like all the cool ninja powers you learn to use near the end. You wouldn’t expect an old sea salt with a peg leg could master the grappling hook, but I did it!

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A pirate in Japan…doesn’t quite fit…  Well, what can I say?  It’s Poptropica, anything can happen.

Lunar Colony Island, New Islands

238,900 Miles Away From Home

The next island has been announced!  And, like you’ve probably guessed from the picture above, the island is going to be called Lunar Colony.  Looks like this is the space-themed island we’ve all been waiting for!

So I’m guessing from the trailer that the Poptropican in the space ship is either you or another Poptropican.  (I know, brilliant deduction, right?)  Maybe they were flying around in space, got hit by a meteor, and then crash landed on the moon.  And…maybe you have to go out and find them…and when you find them they’ve started a one-man colony on the moon… 

Or!  Or, they could have a bunch of passengers in the ship and they are going on a mission to start a colony on the moon cause Poptropica’s become too polluted…  Like in the Disney movie Wall•E, except they’re not living in a spaceship they’re living on the moon…

I don’t know… All of my ideas sound pretty bad.  Anybody have any other ideas?


Ice Age Continental Drift

If you go onto the Map in Poptropica, you might notice something new.  Well, two new things, actually.  The first new thing is this:

The Creators have added Wimpy Boardwalk to the Map!  It’s obviously not out yet, but maybe that’s a sign that it’s going to come out soon!  …Maybe?

Anyway, the second new thing that you might notice is a certain iceberg floating around on the bottom of the map.

It’s an ad for the new Ice Age movie!

Click on the little iceberg to enter the ad.

When you enter the ad you’ll see this to the left:

If you click on it, an icon will appear next to your items.

If you click on the icon, you’ll be brought to a page where you’re able to see previews, a list of the characters, the story line, things like that.

There’s a sign that’s shaped like an arrow next to the notifier thing.

Go to the left and a monkey named Captain Gutt will tell you this:

This page will pop up:

The page says “Select A Game”, when it should say “Select The Game”, cause the game called Granny’s Bath isn’t available for you to play until July 2nd.  Which is fine by me; Granny’s Bath doesn’t sound like a very…appealing game anyway.

The game that you can play is called Escape from Captain Gutt.  This game is really easy.  What you do is you sail your iceberg, following the arrow of a compass.  The arrow points to your home.  The iceberg’s controls are exactly the same as the ones for your boats in Skullduggery Island, which makes it that much easier.  Basically just point your cursor in the direction that you want to go and click to fire what they say are cannonballs, but I have a sneaking suspicion that they’re actually snowballs.  Just try to avoid hitting other icebergs, running into sea crabs, and getting fired at by pirate ships.  Oh, and, obviously, Manny doesn’t understand that someone shouting things at you while you’re trying to sail is very distracting.  So, just try to ignore him.

Once you beat the game, you get two items.

The first item is a Badger Pirate Flag.

The second item is a Dodo Follower.

When you’re done with the game, go to the right and you’ll see a trailer that you can watch if you want to.

Keep going right, and you’ll see another sign shaped like an arrow.

Follow the sign, and go to the right.

Go to the right and up a little bit and you will find yourself in front of the ScrArcade.

If you go inside you’ll get to see some trailers.  There’s also a spot where you can download some wallpapers.

If you go to the right you’ll see another arrow sign.  They must really like arrows…

This thing is so important that it needed two signs, the second one (which is a little bit to the right of the first one) is even decked out with a disco ball.

Sid is standing to the right of this purty sign.  Talk to him.  Your conversation will go as follows:

(Bit melodramatic, don’t you think?)

The dancing game is really easy, as well.  It’s one of those memorization games that you see all the time.  A letter will get a glow around it, and you have to press that same letter on your keyboard.  Then it’ll be two letters, then three letters, and so on.

Once you beat the game you’ll get two more prizes.

The first prize is the Granny Costume.

The second item is the Acorn Costume.

Edit: Thanks to Tough Spider for letting me know that the boys’ prize for the Dance with Sid game is a Sid Costume instead of the Granny Costume.  Here’s a picture of it:

Well, that’s about it.

Since I can’t think of any other way to end this boring post, and since I’m sort of obsessed with these Brave motion graph things that I found on Brave’s website…

If you haven’t seen Brave yet, you should see it for two reasons.

One: cause it’s so hilarious you’ll laugh so hard that you’ll start crying.

Two: cause I told you so. 😉