RIP to the 3D, post-Flash Poptropica prototype: Poptropica Worlds. This week, the plug was quietly pulled from the game for good.
Pop Worlds began its life in 2017, releasing only a handful of islands in the year that followed: Crisis Caverns, Greek Sea Odyssey, 24 Carrot and Home Island (both of which are different from the versions we know today), as well as the mini-game Dr. Hare’s Revenge.
But by 2019, with barely any updates and some glitches never quite resolved, Poptropica quietly began to retire the game, first by hiding all links to it from their website. However, as long as you visited poptropica.com/worlds or downloaded the mobile app for iOS or Android devices, which would sync with the desktop game, you could still play it. But as of this week in November 2022, it seems, not anymore.
Now, going to the link will redirect you back on the original Poptropica.com homepage. The app has also been removed from the Apple and Google Play stores, which seems to point to the official end for Poptropica Worlds. We’re sad to see it go! While there’s no archive of the game itself available, you can revisit its legacy through our various blog posts under the Poptropica Worlds category. Rest In Pop, Worlds.
Thanks to Muddy Fly and Dizzy Feather for sharing this news.
While we’re missing Pop Worlds, over on this side of Poptropica, we may soon be seeing the return of one of this year’s free costumes! On the Creators’ Blog, you can cast your vote for which player-designed outfit from the Baron’s Cabin of Curiosities you’d like to see make a comeback next month. Guess that means we won’t be seeing the airship this month, but at least it’ll be back in time for the winter holidays!
On the note of design, check out the latest fan art features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories — red’s a hot color this week! 🔥