Hoptropica, Merchandise

Jump for joy, Hoptropica is here 🐰☁️

Good day Poptropicans! Hope you’re staying safe and cozy as the holiday season arrives. Speaking of arrivals, the retro-style minigame event we’ve been waiting for is here, and it’s finally got a name: Hoptropica!

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Hoptropica leaps onto the first page of the island map and is free for all to play. But it’s only here for a limited time, so you’d better hop to it!

As you can see on the title screen above, the first step is to choose your furry doctor: classic Dr. Hare or—what’s this?—the delightful Dr. Beev is here too as a playable character. What a welcomed surprise! Once you have selected your character, it’s time to hop into the game.

The game’s premise and controls are pretty simple: just click above your character in the direction you want to hop (or use the left and right arrow keys), and try to go as high as you can before time runs out!

Of course, simple doesn’t always mean easy. Along the way, you’ll encounter both tricky platforms and helpful items. Here’s a guide:

Helpful items to pick up

  • 🕐 Clock – Grants additional time
  • ⭐️ Star – Grants even more time! (more than the clock)

Know your platforms

  • Pink/Green – Disappears and reappears (time your jumps!)
  • Ridged – Think fast, this platform falls if you stand on it for too long!
  • Clear – Can’t jump on this platform, it’s technically invisible
  • Spiked – Avoid jumping on this platform or you’ll get spiked!

Turn up the volume for a jaunty tune as you hop through the colorful pixel heavens! Hoptropica is visually appealing, fairly addictive, and fun to play, so enjoy it while it’s here. And if you’re really good, you might want to post your high score on social media with the hashtag #hoptropica for a chance to be featured by the Poptropica Creators!


Can’t get enough 8-bit Beev and Hare? The Creators also announced brand new stickers on their Zazzle merch store! Joining the handful of stickers from before are our new 8-bit buddies as well as the icons of islands already ported to Haxe, plus fan favorite Monster Carnival and under-the-radar Mission Atlantis.

They’re available for US$4.95 each, and Zazzle is also offering 15% off right now with the code ZHURRY4GIFTS. Browse Poptropica stickers here!

All right, I’m off to play some more Hoptropica. Stay safe and stay awesome!

—Sporty Boa 🐍

Member Gifts, Membership, Sneak Peeks, Video of the Week, YouTubers

Snowy gifts for members, retro games for hares, and fan art for beavers

Hey, everyone! The Pop Creators are continuing to thank their members during the “12 Days of Member Gifts” event. We already saw the first set of December gifts, so now let’s take a look at the new stuff so far!

On the second day of December, Poptropica gave members a gift fitting of 2020: Winter Masks. These festive face masks let players be fashionable in the game as well as remind them to stay safe IRL.

On the third day, members received the ultra cool Snowmobile, which can travel on any island whether or not it’s snowing. And most recently, on the fourth day, members met the short and stout Snowman Follower. Great additions to Pop’s collection of member gifts.



Moving on from member gifts, let’s take a look at some sneak peeks and shout-outs. Over on Instagram, Poptropica shared a new sneak peek for the near-complete Dr. Hare minigame. The video clip below shows some gameplay accompanied by a jazzy upbeat tune. In regards to the game’s title, the Creators have narrowed the list down to two names and will reveal the official title next week.

But enough about Dr. Hare. Let’s talk about Dr. Beev! The latest entry in the “Video of the Week” series is a speedpaint video by Pop fan artist Birdie Bea. Watch her draw this cool poster based on the fandom’s favorite animal-themed scientist.

That’s all for now. What do you think of the December gifts so far? What do you think the new Dr. Hare minigame will be called? Would you be interested in a Dr. Beev minigame in the future? Let us know in the comments below.

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin 🐬

Community Creations

Community Creations: August 2018

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the August recap for Community Creations! August’s theme was science and the featured work is not in any particular order. Be sure to check out all the featured artists!

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

Top 5 Picks

The Archaeologists by BeanSkelly

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This piece is stunning! The perspective of the scene is really well made, making the room feel practically real. The lighting is breath-taking as well, especially when it comes to the detail on the glass cases. The texture is wonderful throughout the background, going together well with the warm tones used. Finally, even though the room itself seems to have the most thought and detail, the characters fit in perfectly. Amazing job! Find his DeviantArt here.

Balloon.Experiment Girl by POP-whitewolf

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A bit of an older drawing, but nonetheless great! While this is a totally unique submission, it still perfectly fits our theme and shows off a recognizable minor character. Shrink Ray Island science fair anyone? I love seeing fun background characters in the spotlight! The movement, however little, is depicted well and gives the character some lively energy. Additionally, the coloring is super soft and I love that you can see the brush strokes in this style. Fantastic! Find her DeviantArt here.

Villainous Visages Doctor Hare by Kennerium

Kennerium - Villainous Visages Doctor Hare

Oooooh! While this drawing is relatively simple, it still demonstrates skill. The color choices work extremely well with one another and even the simple geometric shapes in the background help to add interest. The emotion in Dr. Hare is super cute and I love the shading and coloring! Even the line quality is wonderfully smooth, giving this a nice, graphic look. Dr. Hare should be proud! Find his DeviantArt here.

Invader Zim AU – Ghost and Invader Hare by epiphxny

epiphxny - IZ AU Ghost and Invader Hare

Wow! Despite featuring Dr. Hare, a common choice for the “science” theme, this piece is absolutely unique! I may be a bit biased, as I am a big Invader Zim fan, but this crossover AU is certainly interesting. Dr. Hare could definitely pull off a Zim role, which really takes our theme to a new level! You can tell some thought went into these designs, especially considering the plot of this AU that the artist came up with. Not only is the coloring and lineart smooth and professional, but there is even a sequel to this piece, featuring Mordred! I’m digging the simple but cool background, as well as the characters’ poses. Find his DeviantArt here.

Science with Dr. Hare (Poptropica Descendants OC Short #11) by SuperGrape1

Dr. Hare: Greetings, I’m Dr. Hare, and today I will show you how to, do some science! *He smiles with excitement as he glances at the audience*.Harry Hare: Hey Daddy, can I help? *He asks Dr. Hare this sweetly as he gives him the puppy dog eyes*.
Dr. Hare: Of course, my son. *He smiles happily as he pats Harry on the head while he glances at him*.
Harry Hare:Yippee! *He jumps up and down with excitement as he glances at his father*.
Dr. Hare: Alright, now my son, we’re going to start by making the mind control serum first. *He smiles evilly as he glances at his son*.
Harry Hare: Yay! *He smiles with excitement as he glances at his father*.
Dr. Hare: Now, my son, be a dear, and get the formulas we need, they should be at my desk somewhere. *He smiles as he glances at his son*.
Harry Hare: Alright, daddy! *He searches the desk, and he finds the formulas* Here you go Daddy! *He hands him the formulas*.
Dr. Hare: Thank you, son, now watch as I put the chemicals into beakers! *He pours the chemicals into beakers and he mixes them together*.
Harry Hare: Yay, you can do it daddy! *He jumps up and down with excitement*.
Dr. Hare: It’s time to put the next formula into the destillator! *He puts the chemicals into a machine*.
Harry Hare: Yay, science! *He dances around in excitement*.
Dr. Hare: *He takes the new chemical out of the machine* Now to put the next formula into the bioreactor! *He puts the next ingredient into the bioreactor*.
Harry Hare: Yay, this is so exciting! *He hops up and down with excitement*.

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Even though this piece also features Dr. Hare, it still has another unique twist! I love seeing literature submissions, as they’re generally less common. In the author’s “Poptropica Descendants OC shorts,” many Poptropica characters are re-imagined with children, and it’s cool to see how the parents’ personalities reflect in them! Additionally, the layout of text stands out among others, considering it’s dialogue based format. Way to be creative and different with this storytelling! Find her DeviantArt here.


Honorable Mentions

Creative submissions once again! We have a lot of Dr. Hare fans out there. 🙂


September: 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, Worlds houses, 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 September’s theme? September’s theme is…

MUSIC!

This theme may not directly relate to September, but I for one certainly use my earbuds to listen to music more often when school starts. Anybody with me? Anyway, no matter what genre of music you like, everyone has been caught loudly singing (off-key) in the shower at once point or another. So it’s a theme we can all find something we like in! Besides the obvious Poptropica elements of course.

So what are your options? Well, like always, they’re pretty limitless! Write your own Poptropica song or rap, recreate your favorite album cover with Poptropica characters, make costumes for your favorite artists, remix some of Poptropica’s classic background musicetc. These are just a few of the many things you could create. And hey, maybe I’ll discover a new bop to add to my phone thanks to your submissions?

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  • Submitting: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as 3 honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to the theme.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will always be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. Bonus points if you make a compelling description for your piece! 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

Advertisements, Social Media

A gram of Hare and ad-ception

Hey Poptropicans! It’s Dr. Fish—uh, Slanted Hare—uhh, whatever; somebody with a funky animal name and honorific that only #RealPoptropicans would understand.

For those of you on the ‘gram, you might like to know that the PHB is now on Instagram, too! Well, sort of. We’re letting our fluffy friend Dr. Hare run the show:

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Dr. Harvey Hare, as any #RealPoptropican can tell from the profile, holds a PhB degree in Poptropica help, so I daresay he’s qualified to post his hare-y selfies while offering Poptropica updates and other tidbits on our new PHB feed. Plus, he just won “Best Poptropica Worlds Character” in this year’s Poppies, and he’s pretty proud of the fact!

Charming, is he not? Give him a follow on Instagram @PoptropicaHare!


In other events… while enjoying some good old Poptropica Multiverse at the Poppies party last weekend, I came across something a little odd… are you seeing it, too?

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Ads for Poptropica… while playing Poptropica! And not just one, or two, but three of them! Now I’m not sure whether this is desperate, or sad, or funny, or perhaps a mixture of all three… but it does seem rather excessive.


Anyway, these are the latest shenanigans on Poptropica. Let us know what you think in the comments, follow us @PoptropicaHare on insta, and as always, keep on popping!

<・)))><<

24 Carrot Island, Clubhouse, New Islands, Poptropica Store

It’s Time to Master the Remastered 24 Carrot!

Update: Our 24 Carrot Island Guide for Worlds is here!

Hey Poptropicans, look what’s popped up on the map…

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Bubble Witch 3 Saga!

Wait, uh… no one cares about that. But there is something else that’s new on Poptropica Worlds: 24 Carrot Island! 🥕

As we’ve rumored, it’s not a copy-and-paste version of the 24 Carrot from Poptropica Original, but rather a remastered version of the classic island. Those on the PHC who’ve already played the island have remarked that the differences include: an extended plot, improved scenery, and a new carrot museum. Considering the visitors’ center on Crisis Caverns, it looks like a museum will be a regular feature to new islands on Worlds!

We’ll be adding We’ve also just added a guide page for the new 24 Carrot, complete with a written walkthrough and other tidbits, as soon as possible here on the PHB. (You are welcome to help us out!) You can also find it on our Island Help page.

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On Home Island, you’ll meet a new character named Scarlet who’s a fellow adventurer like you – what does this mean for the Poptropica universe?

In other news, you can now buy swords for your house for 1 coin! That’s quite the bargain, even beating out the previous “cheap favorite,” the potted cactus (4-5 coins depending on whether you’re a member). It can be placed repeatedly with no limit, but will not save once you leave your house.

Update: This item seems to be gone now.

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Finally, the clothes shop is currently promising 8 new summer outfits, but upon scrolling all the way to the end, I (and others) have yet to see any such new outfits. A glitch, perhaps?

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Anyway, it’s great to finally get some updates on Worlds – a retake on an old favorite, no less! What did you think of the New New 24 Carrot Island? (24 Carrot first came out in 2008, then re-released as a SUI in 2013, and is back again, remastered, in 2017!)

Share your thoughts in the comments – the Creators tend to read them! 😉

Beware the hare.

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