May store arranges, 24 Carrot changes

Hey Poptropicans! Store items for the month of May are here, and unlike last month, there’s no sign that they’ll change weekly this time.

The items are all ones we’ve seen before in Poptropica, though their availability on the Haxe Javascript build is a good sign of the Creators’ progress in porting over some of the older items to the game’s future.

For this month, the store costumes are: Soccer Player (boy and girl), Rainbow Storm, Rebel Beach, Mythology Surfer (boy and girl), Pop Star, and Rock Star. Miscellaneous brings us the Cinnamon Fire PopGum and Balloons, and in pranks we have Sticky Notes, Fart Gun, and the 8-Bit Birthday Pixel Pig Power.

As for the real powers, there’s Binary Rain, Bobblehead, Flower Planting Power, and Atom Power. Finally, in followers, we have the adorable Chick, Classic Pack, Charlie the Chocomonkey, and Atlantis Drone.


In other news, the Haxe Javascript version of 24 Carrot Island has had a few updates! (But not as drastic as the remastered version on Poptropica Worlds… Haxe hasn’t given us wild-haired Maynard or the Carrot Museum.)

You’ll see the first change right when you start the island, which now plays a short video showing a kid pulling carrots and getting whisked underground by a mechanical claw that drags him into the carrot factory, where Dr. Hare awaits. You can see this teaser video in our previous post.

The next change is a nostalgic one: you can mix a drink at the Carrot King Diner to change your hair color! This hidden trick was in the original 24 Carrot that released in 2008, but had disappeared when 24 Carrot was re-released in 2013 as a sound-updated island. Seven years later, it’s back!

Characters on this island also now come with small speech bubbles with just an ellipsis (the three dots) to indicate they have something to say. Perhaps this will extend to other islands in Haxe?

Speaking of, well, speaking, some of the dialogue on this flagship Poptropica island has been altered. Overall, the new lines flow well and give the player a better sense of what’s going on. Even the homeless man gets to explain his circumstances: the closure of the carrot cake factory has put him out of work.

And, at least one store in Poptropica still has toilet paper. 😉

Anyway, that’s all for this post, but these aren’t the only updates from Poptropica this week! Stay tuned for our next post, where we’ll talk more on the new common room stores and the funky little droid powering them…

Stay awesome, Poptropicans! 😄

New cheat and Creator identity discovered!

This just in: A new Poptropica cheat and another Creator’s real identity has been discovered! Read on for more information.

The New Cheat: Hold a Cup!

Is your Poptropican in need of a cool handheld item? Then this cheat is for you! Fearless Paw has found a way to hold a cup of black liquid, and generously informed us via E-mail to poptropicahelpblog@gmail.com. If you’d like to know how, head over to our Cheat Codes page, or check out this quick guide:

Yum, black juice! 

Yum, black juice!

 

  1. Travel on the Blimp to 24 Carrot Island.
  2. Enter the Carrot King Diner.
  3. Go to the “Change Your Hair Color” Section of the Diner. Click on it, which will open up a screen with various colors in containers.
  4. Fill the cup with white.
  5. As your Poptropican drinks it, press down on Ctrl+Shift+S.
  6. Your mouse should become a swirl. Close down the tab.
  7. Re-enter your account. Your Poptropican should be holding a cup with black liquid in it!
  • ****

Creator’s Indentity Revealed: Jess M. Brallier

One of PHB’s readers, Oumer26, was so helpful as to do some Poptropica research and has been sending poptropicahelpblog@gmail.com, the blog’s E-mail address, updates on his findings so far. Recently, he has made a huge breakthrough: he discovered someone named Jess M. Brallier, who is one of Poptropica’s Creators! Thanks, Oumer!

Jess M. Brallier is the publisher, Family Education Network, developer of Poptropica. For proof, visit this website:
http://fun.familyeducation.com/page/61557.html

Also, take a look at this site that Oumer found, which talks about Mr. Brallier:
http://www.ourwhitehouse.org/contribbios/brailler.html

By the way, if you have some of Jeff Kinney’s (creator of Poptropica) bestselling books, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, you may have noticed that Jess Brallier is mentioned in the Acknowledgments at the back. Here are 2 examples:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
“… Jess Brallier, who understands the power and potential of online publishing, and helped Greg Heffley reach the masses for the first time. Thanks especially for your friendship and mentorship. …”

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
“… Thanks to Jess Brallier for bringing Greg Heffley to the world on Funbrain.com. …”

Because we know Jeff Kinney is also a Poptropica Creator, his book is on Funbrain.com, Poptropica (the game he created) is also on Funbrain.com, and now we know that Jess B. helped put Diary of a Wimpy Kid on Funbrain, it’s quite likely that Jess M. Brallier is a real Poptropica Creator too!

Note: Unfortunately, we could not find a way to contact Jess. If you do know, however, feel free to let us know!

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