Membership, Nabooti Island, Web Development

Raise to 150 credits & membership to play Nabooti

Hey Poptropicans! There’s good news and bad news –

First, the good news: Poptropicans are getting a raise! Instead of the measly 50 credits we usually get for completing an island, the reward is now being bumped up to a whopping 150 credits.


In earlier years, Poptropica used to give out 100 credits for an island finish, but this is even better! Like before, the reward only applies for the first time you complete each island. Also, the amount of credits you had before this update remains the same, so if you’ve finished every island already, you’ll have to wait for the next one to come along to enjoy the bonus.

Why are the Creators doing this? Perhaps they’ve realized how hard it is to earn enough to save up for the many items available in the Store, and implemented this change out of the goodness of their hearts. Or are there going to be changes made that will make us wish we had more credits to spend?

There’s cause for suspicion, and here comes the bad news: remember how Nabooti Island recently became just a demo version to non-members, with a prompt to get membership to play the full island?

Well, the plan isn’t to make this the next SUI. It’s another ploy to make buying a membership more enticing, because here’s the thing: Nabooti Island, which has been free to play for years, now requires membership – and more changes to membership are to come, according to these tweets:

Will more islands follow the same fate as Nabooti? (Is that why we have the chance to earn more credits – before more islands are locked on us?)

Of course, this isn’t an issue to members, but this could be potentially damaging to the current balance in the offerings between membership and free-to-play: it could mean more members, or it could mean more quitters if there is too much emphasis on membership. Possibly both.

We’ll have to see what’s in store (literally? 😛 ) – but tread carefully, Poptropica.

Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Arabian Nights Island, Nabooti Island, Realms

Realms sharing coming soon, and Nabooti demo?

Hey Poptropicans! Slippery here. I’m back!

When you login on Poptropica, you may find something new at the bottom of the homepage screen. Does this sign feature Poptropica Realms? Well, there’s a brand new feature coming soon to Poptropica and it’s what we’ve all been waiting for—realms sharing!

realms sharing

What do you think? Maybe we’ll be able to visit each other’s realms; I can’t wait to try it out.

Speaking of Poptropica Realms, the lightsaber is still there, so better collect as much Poptanium as you can before it’s gone! Check out our Realms guide for more details about the new tool.

Also, the banner carousel when you log in now shows a sneak peek for Arabian Nights Ep. 3: Careful What You Wish For, which is expected to come this July!

arab3 carousel

Meanwhile, something strange has been going on: if you check the Map on a non-member account, Nabooti Island has been marked with the membership icon and the “play the demo!” sign. After playing a while, you’ll be faced with the “End of Demo” screen.

What makes this all the more unusual is that Nabooti came out before membership and demos were a thing on Poptropica. Is Nabooti going to be the next island to be converted to a SUI? Stay tuned to the PHB as we find out more.


Advertisements, Nabooti Island, PoptropiCon Island

PoptropiCon, Ep. 2: now out for everyone!

Hey Poptropicans! Apologies for the delay in this announcement, but anyway – PoptropiCon, Episode 2: Spoiler Alert is now available for all to play! If you get stuck on how to proceed, check out our PoptropiCon Island Guide, our walkthrough complete with pictures. 🙂

pcon ep2 allThere isn’t much else that’s new at the moment, but be sure to catch up on all the posts below, where we uncovered sneak peeks ranging from the resurfacing of the underground island idea to making our own worlds in the Land feature and more. There’s some pretty cool stuff!

Meanwhile, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid ad for book 9, The Long Haul, is still around. For more details on the pig-pushing game and the prizes it gives out, check out Slippery Raptor’s post about it here.


Finally, the Creators have mentioned that R.A. Montgomery, who authored the Choose Your Own Adventure book series which included a book that inspired Nabooti Island (The Lost Jewels of Nabooti), has passed away at the age of 78. RIP, Raymond Almiran Montgomery!

That’s all for now – and this post’s bad pun is: pop over later, Poptropicans. :mrgreen:

Daily Pop, Nabooti Island, Store, Uncategorized

Lil Tips and Tricks

Black Widow strikes again! This time she’s posting–not exactly a news story or update– but a few tips to help the newer Poptropica players to find their way around.

Costume quest

You fashionistas out there already know that there are hundreds of outfits on Poptropica that you can costumize on Islands, or buy in the Store. And there are thousands of possible costume combinations that you can put together when you combine pieces from them all.

All those accessories can be hard to hold onto. Here are a few tricks for keeping around your favorite ensembles.

The Costume Collector Gold Card is available in the Poptropica store. It’s free to use for Members, or 250 Credits for non-Members. With the Costume Collector, you can store up to three of your costumes exactly as they are, so you don’t have to worry about having to put them all together again later.

The Portrait Printer, also in the Store free for Members and 250 Credits for non-Members, lets you immortalize your greatest fashion creations on paper. You can pose your Poptropican, add one of several backgrounds, and then print it out for all to see!

Finally, all Members and non-Members with a Poptropica username can use the Avatar Studio to save a picture of their current look and share it with the world. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and play dress up!

avatar image

While older members may know these, it’s always nice to have a bit more knowledge. After all, knowledge leads you to frolic– no, knowledge leads you to college! Or something all the adults say to trick you into eating your brussel sprouts and spinach. Either way, isn’t frolicking in the flowers quite fun?

What’s your favorite thing out of these three awesome advantages to Pop? (other then frolicking and skipping in the daisies, which no doubt the creators must add as a feature.)

As for the Daily Pop, there’s a new one called “Mine Is Yours”. How queer? Perhaps the “Mine” actually means… a mine!

*squee* Isn't Shark Boy just the most adorable?! Sorry, fangirl moment there.

It seems to be a scene from Nabooti Island– or perhaps an old island idea that was scrapped, or even an *gasp* upcoming island! As for me, if I were stuck in that unfortunate Poptropican’s place I’d probably be screaming my lungs out as well.

I took the liberty to go on my backup account and check out the mines at Nabooti. It took me a giant 18 minutes to get the camera and hard hat and everything! The things I do for you guys.

They don’t seem to resemble each other much. You don’t see that giant pipe thing or the broken boards in the background of the Daily Pop picture. Perhaps it was an early sketch.

By the way, maybe you know, and if you didn’t, you gained some more knowledge for frolicking! Tomorrow, January 8th (at least for the states), it’ll be none other then…The King of Rock n’ Roll’s birthday! Yes, lady and gents, Elvis Presley himself! Just a little fun fact I know c:

Nabooti Island, NPC Popularity Contests, Spy Island

Criminal in the Final?

Ladies and jellybeans,
Tables and chairs.
Cross-eyed mosquitoes
And bald-headed bears!

I welcome thy Poptropicans to take a quick vote for…

Popularity Contest #6: The Final Round!

Before we get to that, let’s take a look at #5’s contestants: Poptropica’s criminals!

D, otherwise known as Vince Graves of Giza 1, Nabooti Island, received 63% of the votes and was declared the winner. Now we see that he has moved onto the finals, along with all the others that were voted for…

I guess it doesn’t pay to lead a life of crime, Vince, because C, a handsome agent at Spy Island’s Headquarters is winning by far, claiming 57% of all votes! Wow! It also proves how popular Nabooti Island is – 2 of its characters are in the Finals! This poll isn’t over yet, though: there’s still a chance for the others to win!

To make things better, the winner of the Finals gets a T-shirt design made of them, the Poptropica Creators say. They will probably be sold on Poptropica’s online store, “T-shirts & More”!