Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Uncategorized

Filling Blanks, Firing Blanks ๐Ÿ’จ

Hey Poptropicans! Two updates from the Creators’ Blog to cover: a downtime activity and a downer analysis. Let’s pop into it.

Poptropica shared a new fill-in-the-story activity to play around with: simply come up with a list of words following the parts of speech listed, and plug them into the blanks in the story below to enjoy a unique tale.

The concept comes from Mad Libs, and if you’ve been around awhile, you may even remember that Poptropica released its own Mad Libs book back in 2012! You can still try a free page from that book at this link.

In other news, guest writer Busy Walker has kicked off a new series on the Creators’ Blog called Real World Conversations, which aims to “relate current world events to Poptropica.” It’s an interesting premise, but…

In this first attempt, Walker compares the unfolding Russian invasion of Ukraine with helplessly chasing the havoc-wreaking genie on Arabian Nights Island. Maybe it’s the choice of heavy subject matter feeling like a stretch in this case, but something about this one just seems odd to us.

But now here is the point: sometimes it needs to be said, stuff that isnโ€™t 100% happy.

Busy Walker

People everywhere are empathizing with those affected by the vastly unwanted war in Ukraine, including us here at the PHB. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ™ We’re not sure comparing the dire situation to Poptropica is doing it much justice, but it does at least get a conversation going.

Anyway, Walker’s post ends with a change of subject: a reminder that Daylight Saving Time begins on March 13 (for those who live somewhere where that’s used). Well, we’ll look forward to the next guest post โ€” hopefully one that adds up! Stay safe out there, Poptropicans.


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 funย 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 Libsย 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