Big Nate Island

Big news: Big Nate Island is available to all!

What’s up, Poptropicans? It’s Lucky Joker here, and I’ve got some big news. Today, Poptropica just announced that…


There it is loud and clear, folks—Big Nate Island is available to all players this week only! Up until this Friday (July 27), members won’t be the only ones able to play this classic island. 😉 Sadly, it’s not really a full week, but rather a full standard school/work week which is only five days. :/ But hey—it’s better than nothing at all.

UPDATE: We’ve been getting reports that the membership lock continues to activate up until the end of the demo point. To combat this, PHB reader Massive Monster suggests closing the “get membership to continue” window and refreshing the page to continue without membership.

So what are you waiting for? Log on to Poptropica, check out our Big Nate Island Guide for some extra help, and earn those credits (since store items are super pricey now)!

Well, that’s the little amount of news for now. Thanks for reading as always! Talk to you all soon… pop on!

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Big Nate Island, Sneak Peeks

Storefront sketches and the gate to Big Nate

Hey Poptropicans, Slanted Fish here, with two bits of news. 🐠

The first is this: another sneak peek! Yup, soon after the Creators posted a sketch of a pet barn on their blog, we find another view of the same scene posted on their Instagram. This one includes a movie theater (hopefully it’ll be better than the current one), store (which we’re familiar with), and the aforementioned pet barn. Check it out:

barn peek2

The caption on Instagram offers some insight into the island creation process:

Ever wonder how games like Poptropica are made? It all starts with our artists working on lots of concepts like this one! Once a design is chosen, it’s redrawn in Photoshop! Stay tuned for more behind the scenes pics! 🎨

And the comments reveal a little more. A commenter (hiskeyblade) asked, “Do you guys start just random doodles after you figure out a plot of a world?”

To which the Creators replied: “We do! We also create mood boards with photos of real places and other inspiration!”

Pretty cool to hear about — it’d be great to learn more about their creative process, and the prospect of seeing more behind-the-scenes pics is one we can all look forward to!

Now for the second shocker: there’s a good chance that Big Nate Island, which is currently locked for members only, will be unlocked for all to play! See for yourself:

The hundred-plus comments received on the Creators’ proposal on Instagram are overwhelmingly in favor (albeit with some repeat “votes”).

As it should be! Poptropicans who hear about the sponsored islands being made members only are still as salty as Cap’n Salty’s about it as the day the news broke three years ago. With Poptropica Original likely to fade by the end of 2020, perhaps all features should be made free — better that more of us get to enjoy it than not at all, right?

That’s all for this post, but be sure to scroll down the blog for more news. We’ve had a lot going on in the Poptropica sphere lately!


Big Nate Island, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island, Great Pumpkin Island, Membership, Nabooti (CYOA) Island, Red Dragon Island, Wimpy Boardwalk Island, Wimpy Wonderland Island

Seven Islands become members only!

Okay… so I got some bad news, guys. Remember the whole Nabooti demo thing and how Nabooti Island is only for members now? Well, more islands have joined the members only club.


There may be over 40 islands, but now 7 of those islands are exclusive for members. The seven islands are all sponsored islands (islands that are based on a franchise/not completely original), with the exception of the more recent Galactic Hot Dogs Island, which isn’t on the list:

Non-members can still play a demo of each island, but nothing beyond that. With Timmy Failure Island coming up, we have to wonder if that will eventually be locked to members only as well, since it’s also a sponsored island.

Yes, what we have feared is true. I just hope Poptropica won’t become completely membership oriented. 😦 Let us know in the comments what you think!


Big Nate Island, Website Updates

Big Nate: Island and Guide ONLINE!

Big Nate Island has been released! Time to help Nate and his buddies out – visit Poptropica now and play on the newest island!

Big Nate Island

Need a few hints for the quest? Comment on this post and help each other out!

Looking lost? Don’t worry, we have finished the guide for Big Nate Island! So if you need help click here:
Enjoy, and comment on the guide page if you need further help! 🙂

 Or you can go to the Island Help page by clicking on the link up at the top and then scrolling down to the icon that says ‘Big Nate’.

The Big Nate Island map is now available here:
Have fun!


Big Nate Island

Big Nate Launches Tomorrow!

Today Poptropica anounced that Big Nate Island will be released tomorrow afternoon. Woohoo!


If you signed up for the E-mail alert, or checked the Poptropica Creators’ Blog, you would have seen the following message (this is what it says in the E-mail; the blog has a similar message):

The all-new Big Nate Island will launch tomorrow afternoon, February 12, 2009 (EST). Visit Poptropica tomorrow to be one of the first to play!

-Poptropica Creators

Don’t forget to sign up for Island Alert #3. You’ll get advance notice of the next island’s launch.
Sign up now!


  • For some of us it might be February 13, early in the morning. It depends on your country’s time zone.
  • Don’t forget to sign up to be alerted when Astro-Knights Island is released!
  • The Poptropica Creators’ time zone is possibly EST, since that was the time they mentioned. See this webpage for information of what places EST is used.
  • The E-mail address used was: Some other additional details included were:
  • The E-mail title was – “Island Alert #2: Big Nate Island…”
  • The blog post title was: Heads up!
  • At the bottom it says, “This message was sent by Family Education Network using Responsys Interact.”
  • Based on the picture given by the Creators (it shows what Main Street will be like on BN Island), it looks like there will be some kind of photography building involved!
  • Remember to check out some of the posts below too.