Our favorite Poptropica comic has now grown into an epic graphic novel! The novel is being published page by page daily on the Creators' Blog and the official page. Here's the description:
A freak thunderstorm during a hot air balloon ride rips brother and sister Oliver and Mya and their companion, Jorge, from the "normal" world to the dangerous, unpredictable, and mystical world of Poptropica. The kids embark on a perilous journey to discover the truth about this mysterious place... and the shocking reason they were brought here.
Wow, you’re really paying attention! Great questions. It’s all about being on Poptropica, not how one arrives. Comic Creators used school experiment, graphic novel creators used balloon trip. Comics will go on and on, for laughs, no substantial story or targeted end. Graphic novel, 12-book series, beings with Mystery of the Map, will introduce many more characters & pursue a substantial & complex story completing with 12th book. Other stores could then evolve.
As you might remember from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, when things go viral, they can make their way into Poptropica once in a while. If you log in one of these days, you'll get a special, limited-time Dressgate costume.
In case you aren't familiar with it: this image of a black and blue dress makes it look gold and white to some people (myself included) because of the light coming from behind. Apparently people get really upset when they see colors differently from someone else, so it has gone viral. And now you can support your side through Poptropica!
Last but not least! The winner of the previous Poptropica Hide & Seek contest is Incredible Coyote! Here's the image that she successfully guessed. If you missed this challenge or want to know the correct answer, there's a new one up at the Hide & Seek page. Happy guessing!
Before I go (I'm bursting with news since I've been gone for a while, sorry about that) -- have you noticed something new on the bottom of many pages on Poptropica? It's a little seal that certifies it as kid-friendly. Like we needed any convincing ;). I wonder why the Creators went for that all of a sudden. I suppose we'll never know.