Whale hello there everyone! 🐳 Spotted Dragon here with a cool behind the scenes post.
Before we get started, happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you! Poptropica released this cool picture of a Poptropican-ized Kylo Ren on their Twitter today. Now the real question is, how do we get that awesome lightsaber? 🌟⚔
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming…
Remember the PHB’s post with the sneak peeks of Zomberry mini-games, Zombie Catapult and Game Jam? The Daily Pop also hinted at these games, as you may recall:
Well, there’s another one we haven’t mentioned yet: Zombie Defense! Credit goes to idk for the info.
Yes, it looks like these sneak peeks are becoming a reality because what we have here is a mini-game in the making!
The zombies you see come out of the door on the bottom right and make their way up to the top left. Towards the left of the image, we can see 5 buttons for setting various booby traps. Presumably, we set traps for the zombies to stop them from reaching the end, or we just try to survive without letting them touch us.
The bar at the top shows the level and wave you’re on, along with how much health you have left. It also shows your prep time before the wave starts.
That basically wraps up what we have so far, so hopefully we can expect a Zombie Defense mini-game soon! Maybe it’ll appear in the new Poptropica? Let us know what you think! 😀
Hey everyone, and welcome back to our BTS Overview & Theory series! This time, we’ll be covering PoptropiCon Ep. 3: Reign of Omegon, written by the entire PHB staff (including myself of course). Special thanks to Brave Tomato for helping out a ton this time around. Be sure to check out the last BTS post, which was for Galactic Hot Dogs Island.
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW (but that’s what you want, isn’t it?)
Overview of evidence
Before we dive into this complicated mess, we should go over the basics. Below is the official description of the episode.
Omegon has taken over PoptropiCon, and he won’t stop until he’s transformed everyone into a hench-bot. Only you can acquire the powers of the Mighty Action Force to battle Omegon and free the convention goers. Join the resistance today!
Let’s start off with the items we found behind-the-scenes that will be used during the quest! These items include comic178, comic367, a bow, gauntlets, an old shield, a shield, and soda.
They don’t tell us much, but it’s something! Maybe the comics give us insight on how to defeat Omegon and the bow, shields, gauntlets, etc. are weapons that we end up using? Maybe…
Below, you can see the layout of the theater. However, the name of this scene has been changed to the throne room, which makes what we have to say next all the more likely.
Judging by what can be seen above, the theater/throne room seems to have turned into Omegon’s base after he crashed into the convention from where we left off in Episode 2. Sadly, we don’t have a lot of dialog to go along with this scene.
Again, this doesn’t give us much to work with, so we will just move on. Below is the layout of the HQ.
In the third image above, there seems to be a portal of some-sort. As we dig deeper into the island’s secrets, this portal might start to make sense. Anyway, you might be wondering who’s HQ this is. Well, since we have already assigned Omegon’s “HQ” to the theater/throne room, this scene must be a hideout for the survivors of Omegon’s arrival. The dialog below seems to back up this theory.
What our character is going to do in the island is definitely becoming clear. Rescue the Mighty Action Force, collect their weapons, etc.
Next up is the Processing Room layout.
Based on the images above, this scene appears to be where the MAF is trapped. Of course, this means we will probably have to sneak past guards.
As we suspected, prisoners seem to be in this room.
Finally, we have the Menagerie layout. If you don’t already know, a menagerie is a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition. Similar to a zoo.
As well as the processing room, the menagerie looks like it will contain a prisoner or two, since there is a cell shown above. While there were multiple cells in the processing room, there is only one that can be seen in the menagerie. This could just be a coincidence, but it could also imply that this cell is special. We might get captured or it might just be the final prisoner we have to save.
Judging by the dialog, it looks like the Elf Archer will be trapped in this room. 😛
That’s all for the behind the scenes files, but we can’t forget the special sneak peeks that have been released on Twitter! The following images are some of the cool sneak peeks.
They aren’t much, but they hint at a lot. The first two images seem to be the different comic books, mentioned with the other items at the beginning of this post. The comics seem to clarify that we use the MAF weapons to defeat Omegon once and for all.
Omegon’s presence in PoptropiCon brings up a lot of questions that can revolve around a story: Why is Omegon real? If Omegon had always been real, why have people not noticed until now? As a matter of fact, if he was always real, why does he look almost exactly like his newest version? If he wasn’t, what caused him to be real? Would the heroes be real too? What did bring him to a comic convention of all places? Some of these questions we’d have to delve deeper into the script to figure out, but we believe we (well, mostly BT 😛 ) have an answer to the last of those questions.
Remember at the end of Spoiler Alert (which was Ep. 2), when Omegon’s said “I have come to destroy the Mighty Action Force”? Hmm… When Spoiler Alert begins, of course, you see everyone excitedly go inside the convention center, but then the camera pans over to a spotlight featuring the silhouettes of the Mighty Action Force, pictured below.
There might be more to this than the Creators simply playing around with the camera. It may explain how Omegon was brought here through a very drastic misunderstanding. The Mighty Action Force spotlight may have made Omegon think that the real Mighty Action Force heroes are inside the building. As a result, Omegon decided to target that place to terrorize the people inside for praising his nemeses so much. And continue his evil plans there, because why the heck not?
Similar to PoptropiCon’s plot, did you know that a comic-book/movie villain actually hijacked a convention back in 2013? It may not be as literal as Omegon’s hijacking of his own cosplay contest, but something close to it did happen. In the San Diego Comic Con (or SDCC), over at Hall H, Marvel was promoting the movie Thor: The Dark World, which was to come later that year. Suddenly the power comes out and back on to reveal fan-favorite villain, Loki’s, actor, Tom Hiddleson, dressed and acting in character. Unlike Omegon’s serious appearance, this appearance is more so to excite the fans and have a little bit of fun. Below is a clip from the appearance.
Of course this brings up another question for PoptropiCon. Could Omegon’s appearance all be an act? This is unlikely, but we should still consider the possibility.
In PoptropiCon Island – Episode 3: Reign of Omegon, we’ll pick up where we left off, when the real Omegon has crashed into the convention. His goal is to transform everyone into a hench-bot and to destroy the Mighty Action Force. Your Poptropican has to save the MAF from their prison cells and retrieve each MAF member’s main weapon. By gaining knowledge about Omegon through comic books that you have gathered, you are able to combine the power of each weapon to defeat him (presumebly by breaking his Omega Crystal). Combining the weapons gives you the power to create Alphaon (however, we aren’t exactly sure what role he will play).
Remember, the final episode of PoptropiCon Island is coming out Thursday, March 19 for members (tomorrow)Thursday, March 26th! It’ll probably then release to everyone three weeks later, on April 16th (keep in mind that these dates may change). Be sure to get your island extras from PoptropiCon’s tour page as well. Con on! 😀
Hey everyone, and welcome back to our BTS Overview & Theory series! This time, we’ll be covering Galactic Hot Dogs Island, written by myself (Spotted Dragon), Samwow5, and HPuterpop. Be sure to check out the last BTS post, which was for Arabian Nights, Episode 2: Lair of Thieves.
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW (but that’s what you want, isn’t it?)
Overview of evidence
Since there have been so many Daily Pop sneak peeks for GHD Island, we won’t list them all here, but we have listed some below. Be sure to check out our Daily Pop Sneak Peek Archive page to see them all! Remember to click on the images to enlarge them.
Let’s start out with items. Below are all the items that will be used in the quest, or at least all that we could find. They include an egg, fuel cell, fruit, gelatin salad, giant spoon, guano, map-o-sphere, the island medal, and a seed pod. What most of these items will be used for, we aren’t entirely sure, but we might be able to piece everything together later on in the post. Pretty cool items, huh? Now let’s focus on scenes and dialog. Below we have included all the important scene designs for the island.
Again, pretty cool, huh? The designs are a perfect mix of Poptropica and Galactic Hot Dogs. 🙂 We have the layout of the island down, but what about its storyline? Below we have put together all the important pieces of dialog and other text. Again, click to enlarge.
Judging by the text, we seem to start the island off in the Space Port, or at least start to meet the characters there. It also looks like we will help Cosmoe in a food truck contest among other things. We also found a major piece of music that will be used throughout the adventure. Click here to hear it! Before we wrap things up, since this island is based off something that is not Poptropica-related (Galactic Hot Dogs), there is of course going to be some sort of ad building for the franchise, like on Red Dragon Island (Magic Tree House), or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Those islands each have a building to promote the books. Below is an idea of what the GHD Store should have… in store for us.
Other than getting a glimpse at the GHD series, it seems like we will be able to customize the characters’ costumes too, since there will be mannequins inside.
In Galactic Hot Dogs Island, we will meet Cosmoe and Humphree and try to help them win the food truck contest. Along the way, we’ll run into trouble and meet Princess Dagger. We will most likely have to go around the island trying to help them perfect their Mega Dog and perhaps somehow bring peace to the galaxy. In our travels aboard the Neon Wiener spaceship, we’ll explore exotic planets, battle Jack-robots, and maybe even get to enjoy a hot dog. Maybe.
Remember, Galactic Hot Dogs Island is coming out Thursday, January 29 for members! It releases to everyone three weeks later, on February 19. To infinity and beyond!
Well, it looks like a comic to promote an island, like the Virus Hunter: Pandemic Panic comic series from before. For what island, I’m not sure. However, it does look a bit like the abandoned geological park idea that surfaced in the Daily Pop in July 2013, around the same time sneak peeks for the underground cave island showed up. Could they be related? Will this ever be a complete island?
Disguiser: You might recognize this incognito geological feature.
Rock of Ages: A very faithful bit of old geology.
Range Rovers: The park is in capable hands.
Mouth of Madness: Are you sure you want to step inside?
Pooled Resources: Value is in the eye of the beholder, of course.
Can You Canoe: Hang around a while and you may get a chance.
The Creators also shared this Poptropica Realms sneak peek (see below). The caption: “Just grabbed from a Poptropica Creator’s computer when she snuck out to do some shopping.”
I personally can’t wait for Poptropica Realms! 😛 In the meantime, members can still play with Poptropica Land – and if you need a guide, we’ve got one right here!
Hi guys! Slippery here. There’ve been a lot of Poptropica updates and other tidbits over Twitter and the Poptropica world lately, so here’s a recap! Let’s start with the minor ones.
Poptropica Name-All Islands Quiz
Poptropica recently shared an awesome Poptropica quiz! It’s a name-all island quiz. Can you name them all? Just click this link to take the quiz. I’ve got an extra challenge for all of you: can you beat this score? 😀
Concept art: Black Flags Common Room and new PopStorm hair idea!
Another behind-the-scenes moment was featured on Twitter – an early concept idea for the Black Flags tribe common room. Who’s a Black Flag member here? However, if you’ve ever visited the Black Flags room, you’ll recognize that this was not what they went with – it was a rejected idea. What do you think?
Here’s the latest PopStorm entitled “Helpful Hairstyles”! Hairstyles that you can control on your own?! These are odd-looking hairstyles. How awesome is that?
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 9: The Long Haul ad
The 9th book of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has made it to Poptropica! As mentioned above, the title of the 9th book is The Long Haul. In this advertisement, Greg Heffley and his family visits a country fair, which Greg finds boring. When you get inside, just talk to Greg and he’ll tell you that if you can roll the pot-bellied pig, you’ll win great prizes!
The game is simple, similar to the mini-game on Great Pumpkin Island where you push the biggest pumpkin. You’ll run through moles, mud puddles, barns and crazy fair booths. Here’s a tip: Use physics! (Push the pig with great force from a far spot.) You can also watch a pig fly to the sky and crash a pie eating contest. When the pig lands on the weighing scale and breaks it, you’ll receive two prizes: a Pig Costume and a Pumpkin Bazooka Game (which leads to an external link, and awards you an in-game Pumpkin Bazooka).
Win an autographed Poptropica sticker book!
DK Publishing is holding a raffle draw for a chance to win an exclusive Poptropica Sticker book signed by Jeff Kinney! Enter now and you could be the lucky winner of this awesome treat! This tweet contains the link (note: you must be aged 13+ and live in the U.S. to enter):
Interview with Poptropica comic artist Kory Merritt confirms upcoming graphic novel
One of Poptropica’s artists, Kory Merritt, was interviewed on an online magazine named “L’idea Magazine”. He talks about his creation, Lost Side of Suburbia and of course—Poptropica! He also confirmed the Poptropica graphic novel which is coming in 2015. Here’s an excerpt of the interview. If you would like to know more about this interview, visit this link.
L’IDEA MAGAZINE: You are illustrating a graphic novel for a famous author. Are you still keeping the details secret or are we ready for the revelation of this mysterious author? KORY MERRITT: Ah, that’s the Poptropica stuff. The famous author is Jeff Kinney, the Wimpy Kid himself – I think I’ve dropped that name a few times already. He created Poptropica and the characters from the Poptropica comics, along with author/editor Jess Brallier and some others. I’m presently drawing and coloring a 105-page graphic novel based on the Poptropica comic characters. It’s an original story from Jeff and Jess, and the script was written by Max Brallier, who has another illustrated series in the works. They’re really cool people. I’m lucky to be on board. I nearly geeked-out the first time I heard from Jeff, but luckily managed to keep it together (or at least that’s how I remember it).
Best of the Lands: The Best of the Best
Who will be reigned as the best of the best? The Poptropica Creators asks everyone of us to judge and vote our own Lands champion! The battle is between Zany Crown’s terrific tree house, Serious Bird’s tasty village, Silver Lightning awesome obstacle course and Fast Lizard’s haunted house! Who’s the best of the best? Vote in the poll!
From Fast Lizard, an amazing paranormal panorama.
From Silver Lightning (another repeat Land challenge champ), this multi-screen course is truly a-maze-ing!
“From Serious Bird, you don’t have to go far for a bite to eat in this town. Does the building on the right shake in an earthquake?”
Ladies and gentlemen, here’s what all you’ve been waiting for…
PoptropiCon Episode 2: Spoiler Alert public release date!
What’s coming next Thursday, 13 November (on my birthday)? PoptropiCon’s second episode, Spoiler Alert will finally be released next Thursday! What an awesome birthday gift, Creators! 😉 Do you want to know a spoiler? Guess what? SPOILER ALERT: There will be an awesome plot twist!
That’s every update on Poptropica right now, so I better go too! What do you think of the recent updates? Leave a comment below!