Poptropica’s finally played their cards right, and as promised, another episode is now available for all! 🖖
Head to the map to access the reopened PoptropiCon, Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert. If you need pointers in moseying round the convention hall and dunking on gamers, we gotchu with our PoptropiCon Island Guide.
For a head start on the third and final episode, you can also find the full PoptropiCon Island and more through purchasing the official Poptropica on Steam. Or you can also access it for free with AS3 Flashpoint, but this latter unofficial version may be buggier.
Anyway, it’s great that non-members can now continue this classic after months of waiting. May the Mighty Action Force be with you!
Hey Poptropicans, we’re gathering steam on some Pop drops! 💨
The doors to PoptropiCon, Episode 2: Spoiler Alert will be opening to allthis Wed, June 15. 🚨 Get ready for cosplays, card games, and chaos!
It’s been over four months since this installment re-released on Haxe for members, and restless players have been petitioning for the paywall to come down ever since. It’s great to see the episode open back up for everyone, and hopefully this indicates more re-openings for other locked segments of episodic islands as well. Time will tell!
By the way, enjoy the PoptropiCon poster above? We’ve been working hard to include images of old island extras in our Island Guides, particularly as links have broken from Pop’s website in recent years. Check out our various guides for desktop wallpapers and more! 🖼
In other news, guest writer Invisible Ring has returned to the Pop Creators’ Blog with commentary on the recent Steam release. She observes how the discontent around the game’s pricing reminds her of her fan movie Battle Morale and how the growth of Pop’s mobile app over the years could indicate more classics might also appear on Steam.
Alongside her usual optimism, however, she also calls out the Creators for not having brought back Monkey Wrench yet (a promise they made over a year ago) and seeming potentially “desperate” for not making the Steam bundle free — though she ties that into her hopes for more islands on the Steam game, which she has not purchased.
Speaking of PoptropiCon fever, there’s more. The Creators’ Blog recently pulled up PoptropiCon Bingo cards for Episodes 1 and 2, featuring lots of colorful characters for you to look for as you wander around the convention. (Pro tip: Download the PDF from our PoptropiCon Island Guide, which also includes the bingo game for Episode 3!)
Poptropica’s been picking up the activity on Twitter, too. A recent tweet hyped up the return of Flash islands, but it was quickly followed by a note that it was just about conversion — in other words, nothing new.
Another tweet even suggested that buying memberships can contribute to Poptropica’s progress in bringing old islands back. That may be true, but we can’t help but wonder if it could go any faster!
Last but not least, enjoy the latest fan art features — cute and creepy — from Poptropica’s Instagram stories:
That’s all for this update. Keep on popping on, Poptropicans!
Hey Poptropicans, here comes a force of mighty coloring action! 🖍
It’s time for another monthly costume contest, and the current competition is open from now till Wednesday, February 16, at 8pm PST! Get the details on the Creators’ Blog »
For more creative challenges, check out the new Mighty Action Force coloring pageson the Creators’ Blog! You can print out or download these outlines of the superhero squad to decorate as you please.
By the way, did you know that these PoptropiCon heroes are inspired by various characters from other franchises? Try swapping out Teen Arachnid for Spider-Man, or World Guy for Captain America. 🌎 Check out our PoptropiCon Island Guide trivia for more fun facts!
As for some already made art, check out the latest fan art features on Poptropica’s Instagram stories:
That’s all for now. Stay mighty and doodle on, Poptropicans! 💪
Hey Poptropicans, we’ve got tons of fandom creativity to share, including a couple ideas to inspire your own — let’s pop into it!
To celebrate the re-release of PoptropiCon, Ep. 2, Poptropica is hosting PoptropiCon Challenges with two options! The first Pop prompt is to 🕷 Show Off Your Dream Cosplay Outfit (see the Spider-Man example from the Creators), and the second is to 🃏 Make Your Own Mighty Action Force Card. See the official blog for details!
While the new episode is currently for members only, everyone is invited to join the PoptropiCon Challenges, which comes with the chance to earn “huge credit rewards”! (How much, they didn’t say.) Send in your creations to Pop’s submissions page by Wednesday, February 9th at 8pm PST and be sure to include your player name.
Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! Have fun!
The Creators’ Blog also recently put out a massive post of over 10 video highlights from across the fandom from YouTube and TikTok, including speedruns, Skylanders, and sketches. See all the clips from these talented video virtuosos on the official blog! 🎥✨
Speaking of video talent, Invisible Ring recently released her full-length feature film Battle Morale, an original story of an optimistic Poptropican seeking hope and truth in a dark and pessimistic world. Watch it on YouTube with bonus clips, or below:
The production took at least three months since releasing the trailer, and the movie clocks in at an impressive hour and 43 minutes. In addition to Ring’s guest post on the Creators’ Blog about the film, look forward to her interview with the PHB coming up! 👀
Closing out this collection of fandom features is an Instagram story from the Pop Creators, showcasing fan art of a perky Popsona patting an adorably grumpy Bard. Aww, good doggo! 🐶
Lots has happened this past week, so be sure to scroll down for more news, including Jade Scarab sneak peeks. Pop on, Poptropicans!