I’m sorry

I’m resigning from the ICB because I’m too busy, I’m sorry everyone BYE!

Passing the Test!

No, not a literal test, of course. The Creators are receiving helpful data from us beta testers from Beta Carrotene about things they need to improve on. Keep on testing!

You’re acing this test

In just over a week since we launched 24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island, we’ve already been able to make a lot of fixes and improvements thanks to your help. Some of the big ones include:

  • Fixing the entrance to the sewer that was giving lots of players fits
  • Improving the inventory so that it’s easier to put on the drone ears
  • Eliminating jittery performance in the smelter

We’re also continuing to work on other issues like improving play control, minimizing lag, and implementing the classic movement cursor.

Your feedback is absolutely invaluable to us. By beta testing these new features, you’re helping to make Poptropica better for everyone. And that’s important! If you’ve already played through the test and sent us your responses, we’d love for you to go through again and let us know how the changes worked for you.

If you’re a Member and haven’t played 24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island yet, visit Poptropica now to get started. Not a Member? Find out how to get Membership.

 
Not much to say about this anymore, just keep on sending feedback so hopefully these features will be released quicker and better with all the help from us players! Have fun and a great rest of the day! 
 
~M.O. 

Disney Ads and Paper Hares Equals Fun!

The Creators have another dynamic duo of posts to share. First, the most recent one is about the reward for reaching 10,000 supporters for the LEGO CUUSOO Dr. Hare project. It’s a craft, not a Poptropica power though.

Craft your own Dr. Hare!

Minions, 

We still need 2,300+ more votes to reach 10,000 supporters for the Dr. Hare’s Lair Lego project. To help you visualize just how cool a Dr. Hare Lego set would be, we’ve created this Dr. Hare Paper Craft for you to print out and assemble. We’re sure all you evil geniuses in the making could whip this up in a matter of moments. 

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to support “Dr Hare’s Lair” today! If you’re under 13, ask your parents or an older sibling to cast a vote of support. How could one refuse, when presented with a super cool paper Dr. Hare?

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Dr. Hare

 
Next, the Creators announced a pretty new ad (as in a week old) about Disney XD with multiple prizes and a grand prize at the end. They don’t really announce ads on Poptropica that much, so this is kind of new. Screenshots too!
 

Disney XD’s Non-Stop Summer on Poptropica!

Disney XD is kicking off Non-Stop Summer here on Poptropica! All summer long, we’ll be bringing you all sorts of awesome games, costumes, parties, prizes, and introducing crazy new characters! 

Take a ride on your bike and play some awesome new games. The more games you play, the more prizes you can win! 

It’s going to be non-stop fun on Disney XD’s Non-Stop Summer onPoptropica

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BLACK WIDOW

 
Keep those supporters coming, and have fun! :D

~M. O

 

Beta Testers Assemble, and a Trailer!

Yeah, sorry. Anyway, the Creators have another duo of posts. The most recent one is the trailer for the upcoming Virus Hunter Island. It does look interesting. The trailer is mostly movie-style, not gameplay. Anyway, enough talking…

Friday, June 21, 2013

Watch the trailer for Virus Hunter Island!

 

Virus Hunter Island is coming soon to Poptropica!

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BLACK WIDOW

 
 
The next post is a newsworthy one, for members at least. I won’t spoil it for you!
 

Thursday, June 20, 2013


24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island is now available!

 

Let the testing begin! 24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island is now available to Poptropica Members. This is your chance to get a sneak preview of the next generation of Poptropica, while also helping us make important improvements.

To play 24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island, grab the Gold Card from the Poptropica Store (pictured above). Or just click on the slide on your Welcome Back page. The beta test is for Poptropica Members only, so if you’re not a Member, find out how to become a Member today!

Remember, although there are a lot of new features to try out, like a soundtrack and a bigger screen, the beta is still missing some things you’re used to, like the costumizer and the ability to save your game. Fear not, those features will be returning!

Also, the cursor is not staying that way.

So head on over to Poptropica to play 24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island and check out all the great new features we’ve got coming up!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

I wonder how long it will take for the improvements to make it to the general public. Soon, I hope. A soundtrack is going to be AWESOME! :D 

Happy Trails! 

Maroon Ocean
 
 

Hare Ears and 24 Carrot BETA Carrotene!

The Creators have an announcement to what’s in store for improvements to Poptropica/what members get to see in Beta Carrotene.

Before and after

One of the new features you’ll find in 24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island is a larger screen size. But just how much larger? Well, here’s the old game window:

And here’s the new one:

Now look what happens when we put the old screen on top of the new one (you may need to click to see the full effect):

Wow! That’s a lot of extra real estate. More to see, more to explore, more to enjoy.

And did we mention that all of this will be happening at a smoother frame rate? Yes, sir. There’s going to be a lot more of Poptropica to enjoy.

24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island is coming soon. We’ll let you know just as soon as it’s available.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Sounds cool. Except the Poptropican looks much smaller in the bigger screen.
Also, since supporters supported the Dr. Hare LEGO CUUSOO project more than 7,500 times, Dr. Hare released the new power that lets you give everyone in your vicinity Dr. Hare ears (and you as well, but it doesn’t affect your hairstyle when you walk out of the room except if you activate it on Main Street and go into a common room, it’ll stay on if you exit if you do that.). The code is: DRHARE7500.

Dr. Hare Ears Power is now available!

Minions,

Sometime this weekend we passed another crucial milestone on our LEGO CUUSOO project. We now have more than 7,500 supporters!

As promised, the Dr. Hare Ears Power is now available for free. To get this card, all you need to do is enter the code DRHARE7500.

(Not sure how to redeem a code? Find out here.)

7,500 votes is great, but it’s not our ultimate goal. We’re not done until we get 10,000 supporters. So enjoy the fruits of your labor thus far, but if you haven’t yet supported our project — or, if you’re under 13, gotten someone over 13 to cast a vote for you — now’s the time!

Support “Dr Hare’s Lair” today!

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DR. HARE

Hopefully he’ll release a bigger prize when the goal of 10,000 supporters is achieved. So redeem, redeem, redeem! :D

Members Get Extra Beta Carotene!

…Only if you like carrots and stuff. But anyway, the Poptropica creators have some news for members…about something called…”24 Carrot Beta Carrotene Island.” (Nice pun.)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What is 24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island?

 

 We’ve been working very hard behind the scenes on some big improvements to Poptropica. After hinting at them in this blog, now we’re almost ready to unveil them! But first, we need to test them out — and we’ll be asking Poptropica  Members to help us do that.

 Soon, we’ll be releasing a special card to Poptropica Members that we’re calling “24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island.”  It’s our way of letting you help beta test the amazing new features we’ll soon be rolling out for everyone. Features like:

  • A full soundtrack (music and effects!)
  • A bigger screen
  • Better navigation

 Because it’s a beta, some things that you’re used to doing on Poptropica will be missing. For instance, you won’t be able to save your game in the beta test, or use the costumizer. Don’t worry: we’ll be adding everything back in by the time the testing period is over.

By playing the beta, you’ll help us to make sure we get everything to work right so that everyone can enjoy it. As thanks, all Members who try the beta will get an extra-special Beta Tester costume, pictured above, which you can keep forever. So keep an eye out right here — we’ll let you know the moment that 24 Carrot BETA Carrotene Island becomes available.

And if you’re not a Member yet, find out how to become a Member today so that you can be the first to experience the next generation of Poptropica!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Those lucky ducks, those members. Anyway, have fun when the beta comes out and the new features come out to everyone! :D

~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~

Maroon Ocean, signing off. :)

Create an Island

Have you ever been playing Poptropica only to get hit with a sudden desire to know how on earth the Creators make all of those islands, Poptropicans, common rooms, bad guys, and all the other stuff that Poptropica has?  And then, after wondering about that for a while you start to think that, maybe, if you could learn how to do all of that stuff for yourself, that you would like to make an island of your own?  An island with your own story, your own bad guys, and your own setting.  An island that the Creators, or anyone else for that matter, couldn’t possibly mess up because it was all yours.  I, personally, have never had any of those desires…  But, just for the sake of this post, let’s assume that you have.

Anyway, if you have wished/thought of any of that stuff, you’re in luck!  On August 1, the Creators are releasing a kit called the Poptropica Island Creator Kit.  The kit will answer all of your questions, and, at the same time, it will let you come up with your own island, just like the Creators do!

The Poptropica Island Creator Kit is coming soon!

Have you ever wanted to create your own Island? Now’s your chance!

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 Island Creator Kit will be available on August 1, and it’s available for pre-order right now on Amazon!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH 

Like the good old Captain said in his post, the kit is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.  The price right now is $7.19.  In case you’re wondering, here’s the description of the kit from Amazon’s page on it.

Poptropica’s Guide to Island Creation is a first-hand look at creating a custom island Poptropica style. Written and illustrated by the site’s creative team, this unique how-to book guides fans through every step in the process of creating their own Poptropica island.

So, if you’re a budding Poptropica Creator, this might be just the thing for you!

…I wonder what those surprises are…

~IC

Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters Ad

Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Ad #1

I was wandering around on Zomberry Island when I saw this ad for Capri Sun!

There are two parts to this ad: the African Safari part and the Hawaii Zipline part.

Let’s start with the African Safari.

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Go to the left and go through the door that is labeled African Safari.

You’ll be brought to a screen where you can choose to go back, or continue on to the Safari.  Continue on!

The directions will tell you to search for the Capri Sun adventure crates.

This game is super easy.  Basically, all you have to do is ride around in your jeep and gather up all of the crates.  If that wasn’t easy enough, in the top right-hand corner of the screen, there’s a map that has a bunch of stars on it.  The stars represent the crates.  So, really all you have to do drive the jeep to where the map tells you to and get the crate.  Simple, right?

If you complete it before the time is up, then you will get the Safari Photographer costume and the Safari SUV Power.

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If you press the SPACEBAR while holding the camera in the Safari Photographer costume, your Poptropican will hold the camera up and the camera will flash.

Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Ad #5You know, I’m really liking that hat…

If you press the Take A Ride button on the Safari SUV Power, an SUV will drive by, your Poptropican will get in it, and you’ll go to a screen where you see your Poptropican in the SUV for a few seconds.

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Now let’s move on to the Hawaii Zipline part of the ad.

Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Ad #7Go to the right and go through the door that is labeled Hawaii Zipline.

Like before, you’ll be brought to a screen where you can go back or go on to the Hawaii Zipline.  Like before, continue on.

The directions will tell you to “collect the fruit as you ZIP to the finish line”.

This one is a little harder, or at least it is for me.  The goal is to get the fruit, while avoiding the birds.  The fruit isn’t in a straight line, though.  Some fruits are higher, and some are lower.  Click the mouse to fling yourself up.  After you fling yourself up, unless you keep clicking, you’ll kind of dip down before going back to the way you were before.  You have to do a combination of flinging and dipping in order to get the fruit and avoid the birds.  If you hit a bird, you’ll fall down, and you’ll have to start over.  You don’t have to collect all of the fruit to get to the end, so just try to collect as many as you can while you focus on avoiding the birds.  You should have it after a few tries.

Once you get to the finish line, you’ll get the Fruit Suit costume and the Roaring Waters Power.

Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Ad #8

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Unlike the Safari Photographer costume, the Fruit Suit costume doesn’t have any special actions and it isn’t all that amazing.

Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Ad #10Kind of weird, isn’t it?

When you press the Use button on the Roaring Waters Power, your Poptropican will hold out two Capri Sun juice boxes/pouches and juice will squirt out of them, eventually turning Poptropica into a momentary sea of juice.

Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Ad #11That’s about it for this little guide of mine.  Back to trying to beat Zomberry Island I go!

~IC

 

I’m Back!! (Yet Again…)

Hi peeps!

So, so sorry for not posting since February!  I know that a lot of my past posts have started like this, and I really am sorry about that.  It just seems like I’ll finally get the time to start posting again, and then something will happen to keep me too busy to post.  Like I’ve said before, it’s not that I don’t like Poptropica anymore; it’s just that life has been kind of busy and hectic recently.  Nothing bad has happened, I’ve just been really busy.

But, now that we are a few weeks into summer, things have finally kind of settled down, and (hopefully) now I’ll have more time to post more! :)

Anyway, since I haven’t even looked at Poptropica since February, I pretty much have no idea what has been going on recently, so I’ll probably spend at least the next few days figuring out what I’ve missed, beating all of the islands that I haven’t played yet, and adding the guides that I haven’t added yet.

Like I said before, I’m so sorry that this keeps happening!  I want to thank all of my amazing authors and everyone who keeps coming back, you guys are incredible!

~IC

Virus Hunter Island is confirmed!

Remember early last month when I made a post about Virus Hunter Island? If you did, you should really be intrested in it because the creators just confirmed it! The logo for the island is kinda weak, but here it is!

The creators also gave us a partial description of the island! I personally think it’s really going to be fun!

Somewhere in Poptropica, an unknown citizen harbors within his bloodstream a dangerous new virus. Your mission: locate Patient Zero, and eradicate the disease before it spreads. Prepare for a perilous journey to the most far-out place of all — inside the human body!

If you want to know more about Virus Hunter Island, here’s some pics about it!

~SW5~

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