Pop App Tablet/Phone promo code, Wings of Fire ad, & more!

Hey Poptropicans! Here’s the latest on what’s up in the Poptropica community –

First, there’s a new promo code for a not-so-new item: enter POPANYWHERE in the Store online to get a free Poptropica App Tablet/Phone!

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Meanwhile, PoptropiCon Ep. 3 has been released to the Android app.

If you log into Poptropica, you’ll automatically receive two new ad prizes for Wings of Fire: a set of light blue Dragon Wings (press spacebar to fly), and Fire and Ice Breath (press spacebar to breathe fire)!

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Poptropica also tweeted a couple of remarkable Realms you can visit with the Realms sharing feature: Fast Catfish’s Arabian palace (code: 9wqm9) and Serious Bird’s rendition of New York City, ‘New Pop City’ (code: 47z7x). Check out our Poptropica Realms Guide for tips on playing with Realms!

The final episode of Arabian Nights Island (Ep. 3: Careful What You Wish For) released to members last week, and it’s expected to release to everyone mid-July. Our written walkthrough is up on our Arabian Nights Island Guide, so if you need help, check that out! 🙂

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Poptropica has also posted another Popstorm: #32, titled “Land of Mullets”.

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The PHB’s unofficial Poptropica Creators Database was recently updated to re-organize the information we had, making it more readable and adding new relevant information. While there is some speculation in there, Poptropica has commented that telling us what’s right and what’s not would take the fun out of it, and that we should “embrace the mystery”! 😛 Check out the updated database!

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Finally, if you haven’t already, go check out the latest issue of The POPCORN, our pop-pop-Poptropica fan magazine made by fans, for fans! For the first time ever, it’s available in PDF format, which means a better viewing experience. We would love to have your entries for the magazine (stories! fan art! and more!). If you’re interested, you’ll find instructions on how to send things in on our Magazines page – where you can also enjoy past issues of The POPCORN.

popcornLogoSmallStay popping, Poptropicans. 😉

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I can show you my Realms… shining, shimmering, splendid…

Hey Poptropicans! It’s here – the ability to share your own Realms and visit (and rate) the Realms of others! Sharing is for members only, but all players can check out the “Public Realms” and give likes.

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To share a Realm, visit the Realms menu (the bubble in the lower-left corner) and select the Realm you’d like to share, then click the “Share” button (remember, only members can do this). Once you do, it’ll be sent to the Creators for approval, and as long as there’s nothing inappropriate, it’ll be visible to the public shortly.

When it’s approved, you’ll see a Realm code in the Realms menu that you can tell people about so they can check it out. But everyone can visit other people’s Realms – just navigate over to the menu in the top-left and click the dropdown button for “Public Realms”. You can also enter a Realms code, if you know a specific one you want to visit. If you’d like, you are welcome to share your Realm code(s) in the comments here or on our Realms guide for people to check out your creation! 🙂

In the Public Realm-o-sphere, you can browse through the worlds made by members who’ve shared their Realms, give likes, and click “See More” for even more. You might even spot Poptropica Creator Black Widow’s Spider Web lava-land (and pool, if you go right)! (code: 9j548)

And Dr. Hare’s The Lair (code: 95b7p) is a brilliant re-creation of the entire factory on 24 Carrot Island, from the dilapidated exterior down to the Rabbot room at the very end.

Even Master Mime made a little something, a cactus dragon which he calls the Boa Hiyemthoum (code: 8c4yx). Does it look a little like his latest Popstorm drawing (#31, “Pups for sale!”)?

Captain Crawfish also made a video explaining the new features, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=154&v=hcBkKbDoNqI Also, as you may notice, the Star Wars Rebels Lightsaber promotion has now ended. For more Realms tips, and if you’d like to comment your Realms code, check out our Poptropica Realms Guide. One last Realms-related note: HPuterpop took the liberty of extracting these beautiful backgrounds from the Realms menus, which you can enjoy here – the images can also be tiled!

On a different note, get ready for Arabian Nights, Ep. 3: Careful What You Wish For, which is expected to be released in July, and keep checking the PHB for news and sneak peeks. There’s a banner up on the homepage now. Djinn see that coming, did you? Arab3-homePage Stay popping, Poptropicans. 😀

Sandbox acquisition, animation confirmation, & more

Hey Poptropicans! As you may recall from recent news, Poptropica is no longer owned by Pearson, but for those of you with an even keener eye, you may notice the copyright adorning the bottom of the homepage now being accredited to Sandbox Networks.

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You can read more about the Sandbox acquisition in this article. Family Education Network, formerly a division of Pearson, was recently sold to this London, UK-based company, and along with it went Poptropica. Both the leaders of Sandbox and Poptropica seem positive about this change, so here’s hoping this’ll make Poptropica bigger and better in due time! 🙂

In fact, the article mentions a quote from Jeff Kinney revealing that “…we’ll be seeing the stories and characters from FEN brought to life on the big screen.” And this tweet from Poptropica confirms that they are indeed working on an animated show – the question now is “when?”

On a different note, here are a couple of Popstorm illustrations that have recently popped up:

Also, Captain Crawfish has posted a new Remarkable Realms video on the official blog, which you can check out below. This one showcases a waterpark made by Fast Lizard – and better yet, a comment made by the Creators on the video assures us that we’ll soon get to share our Realms with each other: “by end of June, we hope to have function that allows users to share on their own”.

And, just in case you haven’t been keeping up with our Twitter timeline (either on the sidebar of the PHB or by following us), here are some tweeted tidbits that may be of interest:

  • Between the site and app, Poptropica gets about 4.5 million different users a month, playing from 100+ different countries. (see tweet)
  • Even Jeff Kinney hasn’t completed every Poptropica island. (see tweet)
  • Arabian Nights Ep. 3 is currently scheduled for late June. (see tweet)
  • The unnamed underground cave island (hinted at in past sneak peeks) has been an idea from the Creators for years, but the storyline is still uncertain. (see tweet)
  • There are plans to offer Poptropica in Spanish in late 2015 or early 2016. (see tweet)
  • There are 31 Creators at Poptropica offices. (see tweet)
  • Among the Poptropica Creators, there are two Jeffs, two Jennifers, and two Jons. (see tweet)

That’s all for this post, but be sure to catch up below for news on the Poptropica Hall of Famenew Poptropica-comics-based games on the mobile app, and more. Stay popping, Poptropicans! 😉

The Mysterious Map, Bye Pearson, and … (of course) Butt Kites

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here! Lots of news is out and I am here to give it to you.

Mystery of the Map Island official announcement and tour page

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First of all, the highlight of the post (unless you’re into Butt Kites): Mystery of the Map Island has been officially announced on the Creators’ Blog! It is to be released for members on Thursday, May 21.

There’s also a non-members clothing item released for the island, so head down to the Poptropica Store and get yourself a Viking Shield. Also, if you’re a member, you can pick up the “Island Wildlife – Pig” and “Island Wildlife – Dodo” costumes. (Note: There’s currently a glitch that prevents them from showing in the inventory!) (Update: They should be accessible now!)

Along with the Creators’ post, the Mystery of the Map Island tour page is up as well! There’s a new trailer for the island:

The official Tour page offers the following synopsis:

A lost Viking settlement… an island unstuck in time… a magical map with power beyond understanding… and a devious plot that could unravel the very fabric of Poptropica! Join Mya, Oliver, and Jorge for a thrilling new adventure that lifts the veil from the greatest secret of all: the origin of Poptropica!

Along with that, there are plenty of scenery sneak peeks, as well as the wallpaper:

A whole lot of new MOTM Island stuff! I’m quite interested to hear how the island will be and how it will differentiate from the comics. Hopefully it’ll be a great island and I’m looking forward to how it goes! Check out the PHB’s Mystery of the Map Island page for trivia and discussion. 🙂

Poptropica is no longer owned by Pearson

Next in today’s news comes from the Poptropica official Twitter, on which it was revealed that Poptropica isn’t owned by Pearson Education anymore.

Under further questioning from our very own HPuterpop, the following was said:

Slippery Raptor also asked concerning the reasoning behind said action:

It’s somewhat said to see Pearson is no longer involved considering they were likely Poptropica’s main funding. But, I’m glad that Poptropica now has the freedom to take liberties for whatever they’d like. Hopefully, this change will be for the good, bringing forth many new islands! 😀

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There’s a new Popstorm released as well!

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Remarkable Realms: Cool Boa’s panic room

This new Remarkable Realms was released on the Creators’ Blog recently! This one is a cabin-like house with a secret panic room.

New Poptropica Realms button in the SUI menu

Just wanted to throw in this post that there is a new button in the SUI menu.

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As you can see the left button is one for Poptropica Realms. Like the Blimp button, which brings you to the map, the new Realms button, brings you to Poptropica Realms.

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It simply takes this prompt and brings you directly to Realms. A fairly helpful tool for us to use!

Butt Kites and Alligators

Now to finish this post off on an extremely weird note (or a high note, if you’re into this kind of thing). New ad items have shown up on Poptropican for a book called The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry. Items include the Butt Kite and Alligator Tag-Along. You can see them below:

Really kind of strange to me that these are on Poptropica, but I digress.

What do you think of all of this? Feel free to comment your thoughts below!

P-Con Ep. 3 for all April 16th, Popstorms, & Working on the Wiki!

Hey Poptropicans! First of all, a reminder that PoptropiCon Ep. 3: Reign of Omegon releases to everyone this coming Thursday, April 16th. This final episode had quite some celebration here last week as the subject of our April Fool’s prank. Plus, check out our Behind-the-Scenes post for some sneak peeks, or Sam’s review for an overview!

There hasn’t been a whole lot of other official news besides Mystery of the Map pages, of which you can read the entire collection thus far on our Comics page. And, if you’ve been keeping up on our Twitter timeline (via the sidebar or by following us on Twitter), you may have seen a few new Popstorms, which are posted from Master Mime’s Pinterest.

Anyway, with the current blogging stalemate, the big thing in the Poptropica community right now is the ongoing community project we’ve mentioned here a few times already as being a new-ish partner site of the Poptropica Help Network, the Poptropica Wiki.

PoptropicaWikiLogoAnyone and everyone is welcome to create a Wikia account and get editing – writing up information, inserting pictures, and more. (Protip: If the ads bother you, just get AdBlock for your browser.)

So, how can you help?

We’re looking to create informative pages for each and every character, itemisland (and to a lesser extent, scene – an area of an island). You can find a page simply by using the search bar at the top of the wiki, and if the page does not exist, you can create it!

From there, you can add in information that you think would be relevant and informative (including pictures), or perhaps fix up bad grammar if you spot any. Wiki editing comes with its own markup (notation you can use to produce various effects like bolding or linking to another page) – here’s a quick guide to a few basics that may help.

The Poptropica Wiki currently has 700+ articles, and we invite the community to join us in creating more. Have fun editing, and see you on the wiki! 🙂

GoRealms code, Poptropica on Pinterest, & PopStorm 18

Hey guys! Quick post to announce that Poptropica Realms recently got a big upgrade of features, which we’ll be getting into soon here on the PHB. For now, you can enter the promo code GOREALMS to get your own free Realms Builder costume!

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Also, the Poptropica Creators officially have their own Pinterest board.

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Instead of Zeus being the face of their account, Master Mime (also known as Jon Pitcher, as you can see on our Creator Database page) is the star. You can view and follow it here, but unlike their other social media sites, they’re more focused on re-pinning random Poptropica things from others. (Update: They’ve started posting some of their own fun stuff, like this St. Patrick’s Day promo!)

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Of course Jon Pitcher also has his own Pinterest account, which has a board that features all of the Creators’ PopStorms!

Speaking of PopStorms, number 18 has been released! This one, entitled Classes of Glasses, depicts many Poptropicans with glasses that match their own style. 😛

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Last but not least, Poptropica says they’re hoping to get their mobile app out to Kindle Fires by June 1. Great news for all the Kindlers out there!

Anyway, have a great weekend and be sure to check out other recent PHB posts for the latest happenings in the Poptropica community! 😀

~SD

Reign of Curls, Comics, Tweets and Zomberries!

Hello Poptropicans! Slippery here.

First of all, Poptropica has announced over Twitter that the concluding episode of PoptropiCon—Ep. 3: Reign of Omegon—will be released on March 19th for members and on April 9th for all. Just keep in mind that these dates are only tentative and may change. If you want more news about the final episode, check out the island page here on the PHB.

PopCon3-ScreensaverNext, Poptropica tweeted Popstorm #17! It’s all about curly hairs. Pretty awesome.

PopStorm 17Poptropica has also uploaded weeks 29 to 32 of the Poptropica Comics series (not to be confused with Mystery of the Map, which you can read in its entirety on the PHB’s Comics page!) and you can check them out on Funbrain! Oliver and Jorge will continue their adventures with the Veggiestein and the characters from the Wizard of Oz. Thanks to Fairy Tale for the tip!

popcomics2932Also, Poptropica revealed their plans for the app for this year. It includes multiplayer games, common rooms, and more items on the store.  And in case you haven’t heard yet, we can use our own accounts by the end of the year! Sounds exciting for me. Check out these tweets:

They also tweeted a couple of interesting Realms:

Last but not the least, Poptropica uploaded a brand new video and it features the Zomberries from Zomberry Island. They also tweeted that Poptropica Realms will receive an update with Zomberries in it! Hmm, very puzzling. Anyway, enjoy the video of these zomberries grooving on the funky beat of DJ Saturday Nite at the karaoke bar! Very funny.

That’s all of the updates! Hope y’all had fun. Any thoughts? 🙂

-Slippery