Roblox, Zomberry Island

Zomberry on Roblox: Humans vs Zombies Survival Guide ๐ŸงŸ๐Ÿซ

Look out: the Zomberry outbreak is back, but not on Pop! Poptropica’s second Roblox game is out and this time, it’s hide-and-seek.

To play Zomberry: Humans vs Zombies, you’ll need a free Roblox account. Once you enter the game, you’ll find yourself in the parking lot of Joe’s Donut Drive-in, which is the lobby waiting area. We’ll delve more into fun finds from this area below, but for now, click “ready to play”!

Two or more players can start a game, which already makes it more accessible than Pop’s first Roblox try, Unicorn Frenzy. Each player is randomly assigned to one of two teams: humans or zombies.

  • ๐ŸงŸ Team Zombie: You’ll start off in a shed and will need to bust open the door by rapidly clicking on it till it opens. Once you’re free, start looking for humans so you can infect them with your spit! If all humans are infected and become zombies, zombies win.
  • ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿพ Team Human: Your role is to run and hide from the zombies. If you’re infected, you’ll join the zombies team to try to infect others! But if you can stay hidden until the 3 minutes are up, humans win.

You’ll also play as a random 3D Poptropican avatar, which could be any random civilian or, if you’re lucky, an iconic character such as Dr. Hare from 24 Carrot Island, Xavier Pendragon from Home Island, or even Joe Puddy himself from the OG Zomberry Island.

But that’s not all of the familiar faces: in the arena, you can find a fountain with the missing statue of Xavier from the Home Island quest. And in the lobby, inside Joe’s Donut Drive-in, the storekeeper is none other than Amelia… with a zombie caged above her: the Baron. Eerie…

By the way, you can talk to Amelia by clicking on the cup of caffeine (one of her beloved teas?) in front of her. She’ll explain that zombies have taken over the city, and now the donut shop is a safe house.

Behind the counter, you can also find secret rooms inside the donut shop. The one on the left is a storage room with another bizarre sight: a Frozen Zombie. The one on the right is a cozier room with film gear, a unicorn plushie you can ride, and framed photos previously seen in Amelia’s home (thanks for the tip, Tough Spinner!).

Back out in the lobby, you can find the leaderboard as well as a few more Easter eggs. On the outside walls of the donut shop are movie posters previously seen in Poptropica: Pony Bros (PoptropiCon), Night of the Living Carrots (24 Carrot), and Zombie in Paradise (Zomberry).

Poke around and you’ll find a mini one-seater car which you can ride around the lot at varying speeds. The car even has “RED” as its license plate โ€” could be the Red Baron’s? She’s quarantined now, so enjoy!

If you played this Zomberry game on its release day, April 1, you might’ve met the Pop Creators, who held a launch party at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST, but were also online for a while before that. ๐ŸŽ‰

Plus, the friends of @Pop_Creators account that hosts Pop’s Roblox games might reveal individual team members’ Roblox handles. ๐Ÿ‘€ We don’t recognize most of the 12 names, but there are a few familiar ones, like Pop artists @jonpitcher (Jon Pitcher aka Master Mime) and @lionhearted_gale (Abigail Grigg, who also has a webcomic called “King and Lionheart”). And @bloctorhare: “block” and “Dr. Hare”?

Another point worth mentioning: Poptropica’s Roblox games mark the first time officially having free chat in a Poptropica medium, something they’ve previously shied away from due to safety concerns. It might be a welcome change for players, but also indicates a shift in values.

Overall, this Zomberry romp is a decent minigame with some nice references to tie it into the Poptropica universe we know and love, which gives it more substance than Unicorn Frenzy. But as with that other Roblox release, and with our half-joking rant on release day, we’re still left wondering why develop on Roblox in the first place. It’s more Poptropica this time, sure โ€” just not the Poptropica we’re looking for.

๐Ÿ Looking for more walkthroughs? Check out our Island Help page! ๐Ÿ

App, Roblox

Multiplayer on mobile and Zomberry soon rising on Roblox ๐ŸงŸ

Pop on in โ€” we’ve got updates on the Pop app and Roblox game!

At long last, multiplayer functions are now available on the Poptropica mobile app with the latest update. But recall that earlier this year, a bunch of old islands were deleted from the Pop app. So if you do decide to update, be warned of what you’ll be missing. โš ๏ธ

Anyway, if you do proceed with this app update, you’ll get all the multiplayer features from the desktop version of the game, including the arcade and island common rooms with Quippy stores, 1v1 arcade games, and private parties in player clubhouses. Plus, when the Baron visits, mobile players will get the same experience as desktop users! ๐Ÿ“ฒ


In other news, we have a launch date for the teased Zomberry Island-inspired Roblox game, and it’s this Friday, April 1! ๐ŸงŸ The date might be sus but this is no April Fools’ joke, according to the Pop Creators’ Blog.

As you can see above, there’s a new sneak peek of an infected 3D Poptropican bitten by Zomberry blues looking as horrified as all of us when we learned of Poptropica’s first Roblox game, Unicorn Frenzy.

Anyway, let’s hope this one turns out better โ€” according to previous peeks, it’s going to be survival-based, humans versus zombies. Now, what about other questions of survival: Poptropica vs Roblox? Desktop vs mobile? Share your thoughts in the comments!

UPDATE: Poptropica announced on their Instagram story that they’ll be hosting a launch party for the Roblox game, with more details to come. In the meantime, here are the latest fan art features from their stories:

~๐Ÿ 

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March of Outfits: Oscars to Fraggle Rock ๐ŸŽŽ

March on in, Poptropicans, before March is on its way out!

Entries for the monthly costume contest are in, and while a winner has not yet been selected, the showreel for March’s costume designs is now available below. We’ll find out which one gets made in-game when the Baron docks again in early April!


This past weekend also saw the 2022 Oscars hosted, and Poptropica’s pop-arazzi got in on the buzz with some red carpet looks on their Instagram. ๐Ÿ†โœจ Check out their recreations of big night outfits worn by celebrity singer Beyoncรฉ, actor Simu Liu, actress Jessica Chastain, and actor Kodi Smit-McPhee (swipe to see them all):

Of course, if you’ve been on the internet lately, you might know that the stars of this year’s Oscars weren’t all the glitzy fashion, but the face slap moment that quickly became a meme. ๐Ÿ’ฅ Poptropica’s Instagram might only show a pretty side, but Poptropica’s Twitter gets real with a retweet of one such meme from Coolmath Games, and even their own surprised tweet when the moment occurred. Seems like Pop’s social media might have split personalities across platforms… ๐Ÿค”


Onto the game itself: on Home Island, there’s a new ad for Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock (now streaming on Apple TV+)!

Head inside for an obstacle course mini-game to get Gobo’s backpack while avoiding hidden Gorgs and other dangers. After two minutes, if you make it, you’ll win a Doozer Follower and Be Red! outfit.

Still a better game than Unicorn Frenzy, perhaps? If we’re going to be playing lackadaisical mini-games, at least this one’s got Pop style.


Speaking of which, if you’ve been wondering what’s up with Poptropica’s Roblox game (or couldn’t get a game going), Poptropica recently released footage of the candy-colored collect-a-thon in action. ๐Ÿฆ„


Rounding off this update are the latest fan art features from Pop’s Instagram stories! These characters are really rockin’ their pink. ๐Ÿ’–

Keep on poppin’ on!

~๐Ÿ 

Roblox

Forget Zomberries, it’s a Unicorn Frenzy on Poptropica’s Roblox ๐Ÿฆ„

Hey Poptropicans Robloxians!

Remember how Poptropica teased an upcoming Roblox game inspired by Zomberry Island? So, Poptropica’s first Roblox game has arrived, but no Zomberries. Instead, it’s Amelia’s wildest fantasy: Unicorn Frenzy!

In Unicorn Frenzy, “Youโ€™ll have 2 minutes to dash, jump, and scramble around the arena to collect as many unicorns as you can! Race against other players and be on the lookout for purple lightning bolts. Youโ€™ll earn speed power-ups that can mean the difference between winning and losing!” Plus, don’t miss the baby unicorns in the clouds!

Now, you do need 5 players to start a game, and unfortunately nobody else came along while I was waiting. However, you can see some screenshots above, some from the lobby waiting area and some on the inside from the Pop Creators. Pretty sparkly, huh? Play it here!

So that St. Patrick’s Day pic with Amelia turned out to be a sneak peek for this game, but this whole development still leaves a lot of questions for us players. First, what happened to all the hype about a Roblox game inspired by Zomberry Island? Is Pop working on multiple Roblox games?

Sneak peek for a Roblox game said to be inspired by Zomberry Island

Second, what does Unicorn Frenzy have to do with Poptropica? Sure, the Pop Creators can spin a story about Amelia’s love for unicorns as we discovered in her mini quest, but it’s a bit of a stretch considering Amelia isn’t even in this Roblox game. In fact, other than a couple of posters with nameless Poptropicans and a support chat with “Dr. Beev,” there isn’t much connection to Pop to be found here. Seems pretty off-brand.

It’s worrying that the new Roblox game(s) don’t really build on the world of Pop. Not only is it on another platform, the content feels unrelated to Pop’s visuals and stories, and also doesn’t tell any new stories through its endless games, contradicting the Pop spirit we love.

Third, why is Poptropica building games on Roblox anyway? It certainly isn’t anything the fandom ever asked for, and seems to take resources away from building on their own game in the world of actual Poptropica. Sure, we might speculate that this could tap into Roblox’s bigger player base, and allows for wider multiplayer functionality than what is available on Pop. But it’s still too early to tell if that’s happening, and so far waiting for players to join and start a game has been pretty slow.

UPDATE: After sharing this post, former Pop Creator Mitch Krpata responded on Twitter with a meme saying, โ€œHahahahaโ€ฆ this sucks, man.โ€ And the evidence that even a former Creator doesn’t recognize any value in this may be enough to show just how far Pop has gone.

Anyway, what are your thoughts on Unicorn Frenzy and Poptropica’s ventures into other frontiers? Share with us in the comments!

~๐Ÿ 

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Zomberries are coming to Roblox! ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽฎ

Hey, Poptropicans! We just received more details about Pop’s upcoming Roblox game. If you have questions about island inspiration, gameplay, or other miscellaneous details, then you’ve come to the right place.

Many fans speculated which classic island inspired this little collab, with the most frequent guess being Monster Carnival. While our guesses were close, Pop’s debut Roblox game is actually based on the similarly spooky Zomberry Island! ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿซ I guess the swan threw us for a loop. ๐Ÿฆข

Sneak peek from Poptropica of their upcoming Roblox game

This crossover event will pit humans and zomberries against each other in an all-new multiplayer experience. Considering the fact that zombie games have a great presence on Roblox, it’s easy to see why Zomberry Island was a prime candidate for a Roblox spinoff. However, it would have been nice to see another island get the spotlight since we got the Zomberry Hero event less than two years ago.

Some fans might also be disappointed that this game won’t prominently display Pop’s storytelling capabilities. While I don’t play or watch anything relating to Roblox, it seems storytelling is not Roblox’s main priority. Plus, we hope the best stories are being saved for Poptropica’s main projects.


Update: Turns out the following featured image is just fan art. Still cool nonetheless!

We also got an inside scoop outside of the Creators’ Blog. DataSigh, a 3D modeler for Roblox, revealed a 3D recreation of Poptropica’s iconic yellow blimp on Twitter. The model looks great, and I can’t wait to see what it looks like in the game!

DataSigh’s tweet also included one of my own Poptropica illustrations. The original tweet did not credit any artist for the illustration, but proper credit was added after I asked for it. I’m honored that my art was featured by a game developer even if I would have appreciated credit from the beginning. That begs the question: why was fan art included and not any official Poptropica images? ๐Ÿค”

According to their Twitter bio, DataSigh works for Dubit, a games studio with a slight connection to Pop: a former Pop Creator published an article about the game on Dubit’s website back in 2013. It’s possible that Poptropica hired Dubit to create the new Zomberry-inspired Roblox game, or DataSigh might just be a Pop fan โ€” another Roblox project they shared was a boat combat system inspired by Skullduggery Island.


Before I sign off, here’s a reminder that today (March 11) is the last day you can visit the Baron’s airship and purchase the latest collection of curiosities. Grab every item to your liking before the Baron sets off on her next adventure!

If you want your costume design brought to life in Poptropica, why not submit it to March’s costume contest? You can enter via social media or Poptropica’s submissions page until March 21 at 8pm PST/11pm EST.

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

โ€”Gentle Dolphin๐Ÿฌ