Merchandise

The (Epically Awesome) Poptropica Island Creator Kit

(Before I begin this post, I just want to say sorry for not posting in ages!  I know that my last two posts have started this way, but, like I’ve said before, life’s been kind of crazy and hectic for me recently.  Nothing bad has happened, I’ve just been super busy.  Hopefully, now that it’s summer, I’ll have time to post more!)

Creating an island on Poptropica must be extremely complicated.  I know that you’ve probably never had that thought cross your mind before, and, honestly, before today I never thought about it either.  But take a moment to sit down, calm your brain, and just think about all of the things that the Creators have to do to design an island.  They have to come up with a story line, bad guys, good guys, they have to design the backgrounds, buildings, all of the items, all of the clothing, they have to do all of the drawing, they have to do all of the coding, and they have to do about a million things more to make sure that Poptropica is the wonderful place that it is.

So, how do the Creators do all of that and what steps do they take to do it?

On August 1st, in the form of a book, the Creators are going to reveal all of their secrets.  …Well, maybe not all of them, but that’s beside the point.  Yesterday, the Creators announced a new book that will come out in a couple of months.  The book is called the Poptropica Island Creator Kit.

According to Captain Crawfish’s post,

The Poptropica Island Creator Kit is an activity book that will walk you through all the same steps we take when we make a new Island. You’ll come up with a storyline, create characters, and design puzzles. There are some surprises in store, too.

The book is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.  Click here to go see the page.

Right now, the book is priced at $7.19.  And, like I said before, the book comes out on August 1st.

So, what do you think of the book?  Do you think you’ll be getting it?  Hopefully we’ll find out more about it soon!

~IC

Merchandise, Zomberry Island

Books and Guides!

Hey, everyone! RD here again!

Never felt like picking up a book? Ever down in the blue and always bored? Perhaps you’ve bought everything on the Poptropica Store and you’ve beat everyone in games. Well then, fear not! In case you’ve forgotten, the creators sent us a kind reminder and a grand homage to all things possible. There are multiple books on Poptropica. Heck, there’s Mad Libs, a guide to Poptropica, and even books for islands that give you clues or hints.

Okay, so maybe you’re no Kafka or Hawthorne. Maybe you don’t like reading long or mundane works that ramble on and on about some life moral. That’s okay! These books are filled with fun dialogue, colorful pictures, and even funny situations, such as in the Mad Libs. Whether you want a guide to Skullduggery Island, or you want just a fun Mad Libs to work on while bored over break, be sure to check out Poptropica books.

Eek! Zombies! To be correct: Zomberries. You’ll find the new Zomberry Island guide quite helpful in your journey to cure the island of its infestation. Need help? Stuck on that final boss/part? Fear not! The Guide is here! You can download this onto either your iOS or Android device. Or, save yourself the effort and just go right on over to the PHB’s Zomberry Island Guide.

Thanks! RD out!

Merchandise, PHB Sneak Peeks

Poptropica Mad Libs and possibly other books?

We all know Poptropica released an Official Guide Book, but while searching the Barnes & Noble website, PHB reader Muddy Axe discovered there could be more Poptropica books to be published!

As many people know, Mad Libs is a popular word game for kids where you pick random words based on parts of speech, then fill it into the blanks of a story for hilarious, nonsensical results. And now, Barnes & Noble lists a book called Poptropica Mad Libs by Roger Price available for pre-order.

There is also a pre-orderable book titled Poptropica Lime 1 by Elizabeth Corfe, and according to Amazon, “This title is part of Pearson’s Bug Club – the first whole-school reading programme that joins books and an online reading world to teach today’s children to read. In this book: Discover the online secrets of Poptropica. This title is suitable for ages 6-7 (Lime level).”

Do you think you’ll be buying these new titles if/when they’re released?

-slanted fish

Red Dragon Island

New books

Greetings, everyone! It’s EP here with the latest scoop from the PCB. This new post hasn’t been done in a day or two so I guess I’ll try and keep this blog updated. Here we go.

I bet you’re all familiar with the Magic Treehouse themed Red Dragon Island. Well on the main street there you’ll find a Magic Treehouse Store! Yep, one click on one of those virtual books inside the store will bring you to an information page. There’s information on the books on the page as well as a “Buy Now” button.

Well according to the new PCB post, they added two new books to the virtual store. The two are Dogs in The Dead of Night and Dog Heroes. Obviously these books have to do with dogs in Jack and Annie’s new adventures.

Dogs in The Dead of Night apparently has to do with Jack and Annie in the Swiss Alps where they meet monks. They apparently also train a wild young dog named “Barry” and Barry leads them to some mysterious flower that has to do with the story.

Dog Heroes has to do more with the actual facts in Jack and Annie’s stories and has more of an educational purpose. There’s a red mark on the book that says “Fact Tracker”. It mainly gives interesting facts like “Who were the most famous war dog heroes?” or “What breed makes good service dogs?”.

You can click the Buy Now button, and you’ll be redirected to the Amazon.com page to buy any of the books featured in then store.