Timmy Failure Island just released earlier this week for all Poptropicans! To celebrate, the Creators continued their recent streak of generosity in Store credits. A whopping four (!) promo codes were offered throughout this week:
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Has anyone else noticed the many ways that the Creators have started giving away free credits? This increases the freedom for non-Member Poptropicans quite a bit; they can now buy a lot more from the Store. At the same time, recent changes to Membership (the 7 islands made Members-only and rise in some Store prices) have been aimed at increasing the value of paying for Poptropica and getting more paying customers. So it seems that the Creators are making up for the shocking withdrawal of those 7 islands from public status, by getting the best of both worlds and making both Members and non-Members happy. Well, it worked, didn't it?
Anyway, enjoy Timmy Failure Island, and if you need any help, Poptrickia's guide is always handy!
Noticed anything new on Poptrickia recently? Hint: scroll up. It's Poptrickia's brand-new logo!
What do you think? This is, somewhat surprisingly, the first time Poptrickia has ever had a logo. (I know, it's been ridiculously overdue). All credit goes to the Poptropica Help Blog author and graphic designer HPuterpop; he came up with the idea and designed the logo for me! I'd love to hear feedback in the comments.
And now for some very interesting news... Poptropica may be starting a new line of YouTube cartoons! Two new videos were released recently (well, not that recently, but I'm sorry I've been so busy lately):
Watch them. They're genuinely funny. The first, "Shark Toon," is about Shark Boy (who they're now calling Shark Guy). Glad to see the character surprisingly revived after his disappearance! At the end, it promises a new installment of the series every week, but that hasn't happened yet. Perhaps due to lack of enthusiasm on both Creator's and our (the viewers') sides? Anyway, the second one features another well-known, albeit newer, Poptropica character: Gamer Guy, in a "Draw my Life"-style video. Responses to that have been quite positive, with many fans submitting their own Draw My Life videos related to Poptropica. What do you think about the cartoons? The art style is very fun in my opinion, and we need more of them, hopefully regularly.
And last but not least, the winner of the incredibly difficult Poptropica Hide & Seek challenge has been declared! Congrats to Paultropica6 for getting the correct answer. The reason why this one was so difficult (and thus dragged on for more than a month) is a little thing called parallax.
Well OK, one last hint: note the point of view that you see outside of a window in Poptropica (or in real life) as you walk past it. Notice how it shifts?
Well, that's all for this mega-long post :). I've said this many times before, but I've been very busy with school and other responsibilities recently. I don't want to make excuses, but that's the reality, and if I had enough time I would make a higher amount of reasonable-length posts more frequently rather than a couple huge ones per month. Oh well; enjoy Timmy Failure Island and Poptrickia's new logo (again, thanks a ton HPuterpop!) until next time!
The full written and illustrated guide is available on the island page (click here) . You can also check out the official video guide for tips:
Enjoy Timmy Failure Island, and non-Members, keep celebrating Poptropica's 8th birthday!
This is going to be another sponsored island, featuring the Timmy Failure comic book series, which features a boy who runs a detective agency (and presumably, is a failure at it). Although I haven't read it, it sounds like a fun premise for an island! Check out the official sneak peeks for more behind-the-scenes information.
Not to sound negative, but have you noticed the number of original Poptropica islands has gone down lately? Timmy Failure, Galactic Hot Dogs, and Mystery of the Map (the most recent full islands) have been based on other comic books, and Arabian Nights is based on the Create Your Own Dream Island contest winner. Poptropica's original ideas have been the most popular; take Survival Island from last year as an example. So they must be doing more sponsored islands for one reason: money. This coincides with Poptropica's break from its major sponsor, Pearson, while they are in the middle of major expansion into comics, mobile apps, TV shows, and other languages. Already we've noticed the slowdown in island releases. Perhaps that's going to be the permanent situation until Poptropica gets more funding and more employees to handle the extra load (I remember the Creators saying that they have less than 50 employees). But it gets worse...
Notice how they are all sponsored islands? In the new Poptropica, Membership and sponsored islands are becoming increasingly prevalent. Anyway, sorry for the negative news, and enjoy Arabian Nights 3!
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