Community Creations

Community Creations: November 2022

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the November recap for Community Creations. October’s theme was Royalty, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Elyana & Mordred as Friends by emelyn_is_trying

Aside from the more recent Fairytale Island, Astro-Knights is without a doubt the first island that comes to mind for OG players when they think “Poptropica royalty.” In an alternate reality where an evil Binary Bard didn’t kidnap the princess, Elyana and Mordred could have seriously become great friends. These space nerds just make such a fun pair! Their dynamic poses, expressions, and enhanced outfits make for quite the engaging design too. Find their Instagram here.

Princess Red Baroness by abbeyjoy25

In more recent news involving Fairytale Island, we seem to learn more about the Red Baroness’s mysterious backstory every month. But we have not yet seen her in full princess attire, so this exploration of her potential outfit is super interesting! The design takes inspiration from other Poptropica princesses, including Snow White, Cinderella, and Elyana, of course. She definitely fits the princess aesthetic here, while still retaining her unique color scheme and attitude, making her still recognizable. Excellent idea! Find her Instagram here.

Princess of the Cosmos by HeartofEnder aka Solemn-Siren

Stepping away from pre-established Pop princesses while remaining in a princess theme, this work is inspired by the game Sky: Children of the Light. It is specifically based on a certain crown item from Season of AURORA, except here it’s given a Poptropica twist in style. The original character turned out to have such a unique, eye-catching design! The color scheme and composition feel magical, perfect for royalty from the stars. Very cool submission! Find her DeviantArt here.

Gacha Club Fairytale Island King & Queen by mysticsunni

Back to the realm of Fairytale Island, here we have the infamous Red Queen and her husband. This time made in the Gacha Club character creator! It’s really neat to see how accurate characters from other games can be replicated in another game, rendered in a completely different style but still recognizable. Not to mention how adorable they look! Find their Instagram here.

Rumpel by oneofthosenightbees

Last but certainly not least, we have a character that perhaps was not born into royalty but briefly achieved royal status nonetheless. What do YOU think would happen if Rumpelstiltskin became kind of Fairytale Island for real? This illustration simply demands our attention, directly engaging with the viewer through the character’s eye contact. The color scheme and expression portray a dark, daunting tone with that eye-catching red adding a lot of visual interest. Very intense and captivating! Find her Instagram here.


Honorable Mentions

Hear ye, hear ye… you guys royally crushed it this month! I wish you could all be rewarded with your very own crowns for the highness of your creative standards.


December: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is December’s theme? December’s theme is…

 Grapple-Pap! 

Way back when the Grapple-Pap side quest first appeared, Poptropica introduced new festive lore into the game that we hadn’t encountered before. The holiday is basically Poptropica’s version of Christmas or other winter-y celebrations, so ’tis the season to celebrate it in our creations! The PHB even hosted a Grapple-Pap holiday party last year.

This month, I’m basically looking for any art that embraces the holiday season, but more so Poptropica’s take on winter festivities. Maybe draw some fanart of the side quest characters like Grapple-Pap himself, or create a cozy costume for your Poptropican perfect for the cold weather. Maybe even try to make an IRL Grapple-Pap mask or even your own Grapple-Pop treat IRL if you’re a whiz in the kitchen? Or simply incorporate IRL winter holidays like Christmas or Hanukkah into the world of Poptropica somehow.

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitterTumblr, Discord, OR the PHB’s Instagram.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Island Flash-backs

Island Flash-back: Astro Knights 🚀

We are now well into springtime (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), and I hope the weather has been more pleasant for you than the pre-summer heat that’s happening in my local desert!

I apologize for the delay in this post, and I hope there is still enough time to pay homage to an island that many of you know is very important to me

Astro-Knights!!

There is no shortage of things I or a giant portion of this fandom could say about this island. It’s easily one of Poptropica’s most remembered, and many consider it to be the pinnacle of the game’s storytelling abilities. Compared to islands that came before it like Shark Tooth or 24 Carrot, the world of Poptropica suddenly felt expanded and full of undiscovered potential.

Concept sketches for the knights

While less remembered, a short book was also made based off this island, among a series of four others. It can still be bought, but hasn’t been mentioned by the team for a while, nor have any other islands ever been added to the series.

The villain, Mordred/Binary Bard, is also quite iconic, to the point of being featured in the spin-off island Super Villain. He also has a fair share of fans, art, and a cameo in a dating sim.

An old version of the Binary Bard, where he was intended to be a simple background character.

There is no shortage of love for this island. That being said, it is hardly mentioned by the current Pop team anymore. While the development of Fairy Tale Island is probably the most pressing thing now, it would be nice to have it remembered by the future island pantheon.

Very nice, as a matter of fact. I don’t think many fans (including myself) would have any more interest in Pop if they completely discarded the stories that got us into it in the first place.

Concepts for the Princess of Arturus

Before I conclude this post, I would also like to highlight some fanart made for the previous Island Flash-back, Wild West. Here is some fanart of El Mustachio Grande made by Dangerous Dragon!

Now here comes your part, Poptropicans! Astro Knights and other classic islands were rendered unplayable for most people in the Flash-Haxe transition, but the months of work that the artists and writers put into it should not go to waste! Make fanart, fanfiction, videos, and guest posts. Let the Creators know what you appreciate about their past work to encourage them to preserve it!

Until May!

Castori honorem ~ Maryann/Smart Bubbles

Astro-Knights Island, Sneak Peeks

The long wait for Astro-Knights Island is over!

Hoorah! After months and months of impatient waiting, it’s finally here! Let’s welcome the one-and-only Astro-Knights Island!

We’ve also updated our blog with an Astro-Knights island guide for the adventurers in distress!

Guide: https://poptropica.wordpress.com/island-help/astro-knights-island/astro-knights-guide/
More Information: https://poptropica.wordpress.com/island-help/astro-knights-island/

And here’s a final sneak peek at what you might expect on this troublesome island:

Blog Post Title: A Day in the Life of the Bard
Description: The Space Sharks are among my strongest but most stupid creations. They are a little thick headed, so I had to shoot at all three of them just so I could get their attention. We had quite a lovely space stroll until one of them got carried away and took a bite out of my space ship. What a mechanical mess! 0110111101110101011101000010000001100110
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[The binary code translates to “Out for a stroll”.]

So head on out there and explore the unknown territories of outer space! The kingdom of Arturus is counting on you.

Astro-Knights Island

Incoming Black Hole!

Poptropica has released yet another Astro-Knights island sneak peek.  This time it’s about a strange vortex in the middle of space. So watch out space bukaneers, It’s going to be a bumpy ride!

Danger Danger!

Blog Post Title: Danger Danger!
Description: Beware the Black Hole [>Translated from binary code.<]
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Underneath there was a binary code posted that was translated into this:

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0100001001101100011000010110001101101011
0010000001001000011011110110110001100101

BewareTheBlack Hole

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Stay tuned for later today the secrets to wearing Dr.Hares costume will be revealed.

So until then check down below for all our other posts.

Astro-Knights Island, PHB Sneak Peeks, PHB Specials

PHB Sneak Peaks: The New Knights of Poptropica

February 8th, 2009 #3

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-Poptropica Help Blog Sneak Peaks-

Welcome to another week of ‘Poptropica Help Blog Sneak Peaks’. These posts are posted every week on Sundays. In every new post there will be stories that only we have. And only we post them. These stories are classified and are very secret.
This weeks story is ‘The New Knights of Poptropica’, todays stories are all about the new island ‘Astro-Knights’.


-The New Knights of Poptropica-
They’re heroes just like you or me…But in shiny new armour.

Friday the 7th.  Just like any other day. But any other day was always a different day for Codien, encountering Pirates and strange dancing men in hats was just the usual-unusual thing.
Today as Codienwas walking to the ‘Hair Club’ to get his hair cut and re-curled, he almost tripped over as his eyes shifted to a giant object hidden behind one of the buildings. He forgot about his trip towards the Hair Club and found himself walking towards the massive shape. Getting closer to the object it became recognisable. Hiding behind the vast skyscrapers was a giant spaceship. It reminded him of the Space Buddies Spaceships but this one was silver with red and yellow stripes.
Codien edged closer to the spaceship only taking a tiny step towards the spaceship each second. It was only when he was a few meters away from the ships door when it shifted open with a strange hissing noise. From the blinding light pouring out of the opening, Out stepped two objects shrouded by light. Slowly floating closer and closer the two objects became visible appearing as two Poptropicans, well at least Codien thought they were, dressed in brown robes. One of the two stepped forward with an outstretched hand gesturing for him to come closer. He spoke, “We need your help, the whole kingdom is in danger!’
Without even a chance for Codien to answer they pulled him into the light with the door closing behind them.

Birds were twittering, the sun was beaming down upon him. Codien had woken without any memory of the sudden trip. All he could remember was the light that brought him here. But where was here?
Glancing around Codien found himself in front of an old building with a telescope gaping out of the roof. Taking in more of his surroundings he figured he was in the middle of an old town full of bustling Poptropicans. It was an old town with high powered telescopes, satellite TV, electricity and the weirdest thing was that most of the poprtropicans walking around were half robotic.
Codien had been taken into the past of the future. The world was a collaboration of both worlds.

Codien still didn’t know what he was doing here. The Poptropicans with brown robes were no where in sight. Looking through the crowds Codien couldn’t find anyone he knew. It was from the corner of his eye he noticed one of the brown robed poptropicans enter the building to the right. Getting up in urgency Codien went to investigate. Peering through the windows Codien saw a room full of  majestic armour and weaponry. With curiosity he entered the building only to be confronted by the two poptropicans that brought him here and and a stranger dressed in Purple robes.

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The next 10-20 minutes Codien was told about the unfortunate events of the King and Queen. It only got really exciting when they decided i was going to rescue them. The Blue robed man took many measurements and left the room. He came back with two different outfits in hand. Red and Blue amour.  Both were amazing.
But which one should i choose?

These outfits will be the two sets of armour that you will be able to choose from, like in Super Power island, and customize. How cool do they look. The blue one has a futuristic helmet with a medieval body. The red one has a medieval helmet with futuristic body. I love it how they both have aspects of the future and the past.

I’m sorry its just the one story this week guys. I had another but it was about the ‘A very special dog’ which ended up being the Space Buddies advertisement. 😛

So that’s my Sneak Peaks this week. Next week I’ll have more sneak peaks on the upcoming island Astro-Knights.
See you next week.

TaTa

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