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Heyo! Poptropican’t wait for PoptropiCon? It won’t be much longer.
Release day revealed: This Thursday, Jan 27, members* will get to enter the convention center and continue the story on both desktop and mobile* in PoptropiCon Island, Episode 2: Spoiler Alert!
*No word yet on whether or when it might be released to non-members, and for those who wish to play on the app — read this before you update.
Adventure Outfitters has been hinting at the re-release all month, but the PoptropiCon items are here only for a limited time, so snap them up while you can! Also new this week is the Sparkling Snow outfit with its cozy cream coat, available to all for 200 credits.
For more Poptropica OGs, there’s always fan art. Here are the latest features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories:
Hey Poptropicans! We’ve got costume designs, throwbacks, tone-twisting tweets, and a fan comic. Let’s pop right in!
January’s costume contest reel has been released, though a winner has yet to be announced. In the meantime, enjoy all the creativity:
Which ones are you hoping to see in the game? Here are a couple of costumes with great color schemes that caught our eye:
The Pop Creators’ Blog recently shared a post from guest writer Golden Crown about the old tradition of Tribes from the Poptropolis Games. By the way, thanks Golden Crown for sharing the PHB’s Tribes page, where you can learn more about each tribe’s personality and even tour their epic common rooms! Which flag will you fly?
Over on Twitter, Poptropica shared a wholesome response to a wholesome meme, featuring a dino-dressed pet:
And in a less wholesome tweet still perhaps with a grain of truth:
Last but not least, here’s a fan art feature from Pop’s Instagram story! If you’re a diehard Pop fan, perhaps you too can relate to the intense passion captured in this comic:
That’s a wrap for this post. Pop on, Poptropicans!
Another week, another restock at Adventure Outfitters. The hottest (or coolest?) new ‘fit this week is the Tough Tundra (250 credits) for members, which features a jean jacket layered with a hoodie. Also, pets get three new styles: a Polar Bear outfit and Snowboard Goggles for all, and grey Puffy Jacket for members, all at 75 credits each.
Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Silver Shell. Enjoy!
Hey Poptropicans! Recently, Purple Paw made a post about how to be Poptropica’s protagonist, which inspired me to write a Pop 5 post about being its antagonist — the enemy who actively opposes the hero.
You’re always saving Poptropica: doing good deeds, helping people, protecting the planet, et cetera. But what if you feel like doing something different for a change, being a villain just this once? If so, you’ll need traits that check off this list:
5: A Thirst for Revenge
Countless Poptropica villains had a sad background that fueled their anger and their need to take revenge. Take Ringmaster Raven. His village treated him terribly and later forced him out, and he chose to turn the entire village into monsters. If you’re a villain, you’re usually acting out because of anger and the need for revenge.
4: A Way With Technology
In plenty of islands, the villain messes around with technology to defeat you, like how Gretchen Grimlock pretended to be Harold Mews to get the location of Bigfoot, or how Director D used mini-robots to stop you from getting to his spaceship. Being a villain requires using technology a lot of the time, so learn to be tech-savvy!
3: A Unique Outfit
The protagonist of the island (you) usually wears whatever they want, wherever they want. But the villain should have a noticeable, awesome costume that makes them stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s pirate attire or a bunny costume, be sure to find a cool outfit to show you’re a villain.
2: An Awesome Villain Name
For some small, not-super-important villains, like Gretchen Grimlock, Dr. Silva, Ghost Story’s magistrate Henry Flatbottom and more, they use their own basic names. But the best of the best, like Binary Bard, Dr. Hare, the Black Widow, and Captain Crawfish, have a really cool villain alias that makes them iconic and infamous. Go for greatness.
Tons and tons of villains have deceived you to get what they want. From Zeus stealing your sacred items to Binary Bard masquerading as the Princess of Arturus, it happens a lot. To be a successful antagonist, you must be willing to resort to trickery.
So, how many of these did you get? Have you got everything it takes to be a true villain? If you don’t think this is for you, you can always go back to being the good guy. Thanks for reading!
The official blog included only a brief line about the cons of the changes: “Although the mobile app’s update included some unpopular changes, we can now focus on bringing you a new and improved experience!” That doesn’t sound too promising about whether we’ll see those old islands (and complete sets for episodes) return anytime soon — so before you update (if you do), just be sure you know what you’ll be missing.
However, the blog also brings some good news about other islands in the works. As hinted by recent store items, PoptropiCon Island, Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert will be returning later this month, for both desktop and mobile! (Catch the rereleased trailer, too.) Also, the final Dream Island winner, Secret of the Jade Scarab, is on its way for all players!
Here are this week’s fan art features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories, plus a Pop poll on “How do you play Poptropica?” According to voters, 84% prefer desktop while just 16% choose mobile. Hmm, so much for that mobile app upgrade/downgrade?