Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Behind the Sweets Look at Candy Crazed!

Hey there, Poptropicans! Hopefully you’ve been enjoying the warm weather! Summer’s just around the corner!

Have you had the chance to play the new Candy Crazed Mini Quest? If you haven’t, take some time for a sweet treat and pop on in to take a look around!

 

Before beginning the mini game, it’s a huge surprise to see Hansel and Gretel in a different light! Rather than adhering to the traditional fairytale, these Poptropican siblings terrorize the witch’s candy palace, eating whatever they can get their hands on, even going so far as taking a chomp out of a very dapper gummy bear. In the wake of Hansel and Gretel’s confectionary destruction, the witch has one option left.

 

Get the cage.”

Intro Comic

 

Now that the mini quest has been released, it’s the perfect time to introduce the rest of the Candy Crazed cast and crew!  ROLL CALLLLLLL! 📣

 

You’ve had the chance to meet Hansel and Gretel

 

Hansel and Gretel

 

 

Gumdrop Pup and Gummy

 

Gumdrop PupGummy

 

 

Now to meet the rest of the Candy Crazed characters!

 

Master Huggins

 

This is Master Huggels! He’s become a victim of Hansel and Gretel’s appetite and lost his leg to the ravenous children when he got glucose to them. Despite his missing limb, Master Huggles is still a gummy bear of extravagant taste!

 

 

Little Witchy

 

 

Here’s Little Witchy! Little Witchy lives in the candy palace and is often misunderstood because of her appearance and unfortunate fairytale reputation. Everyone thinks Little Witchy is just like all the other witches that give the community a bad name, but they’re wrong! Hansel and Gretel have DESTROYED her home and eaten a limb from the precious Master Huggles! Can you blame her?

 

 

Nanny

 

Last but not least, say hello to Nanny! Just like Master Huggels, Nanny falls victim to Hansel and Gretel’s relentless cravings. After releasing Hansel and Gretel from their cage, the pair of rascals waste no time in taking a bite from Nanny!

 

End Comic

 

Don’t forget! The Candy Crazed mini quest can be replayed as many times as you’d like to earn credits! Each completion earns you 50 credits!

 


Now that you’ve met the cast of the Candy Crazed mini quest, who is your favorite character? What are your thoughts on Hansel and Gretel? Candies kids ever be wrangled?  

 

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Candy Crazed Mini Quest is NOW LIVE!! 🍬🏰

 

 

Play the Candy Crazed mini quest now!

 

Today’s the day, Poptropicans!! The new Candy Crazed mini quest is out now and is accessible to all players!

 

It’s your chance to be the hero and scoop in and save Hansel and Gretel from their doom! Do you have what it takes to deliver sweet justice to their captor? Poptropica’s newest mini adventure transports you to an enchanting and decadent candy palace that is sure to tickle your tastebuds. Don’t let the confectionary castle consume you though, Hansel and Gretel still need your help! 

 

You can play the mini game one of two ways. Access Candy Crazed:

  • By clicking on Master Huggins (the dapper gummy bear!) on Mainstreet
  • or via the map!

 

Candy Crazed Mini Quest Map Icon

 

The mini quest can be replayed and is a great way to earn extra credits! Run through the Candy Crazed course and stock up on all the credits you need!

 


 

Has anyone played the Candy Crazed mini quest?! Pop to it if you haven’t yet!! Let us know what you think in the comments below 👇 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Candy Crazed mini quest is so close, you can almost taste it! 🍭

There’s less than 2 days left until the release of the newest mini game! We’re mid sugar rush and counting down the minutes until Thursday! In the meantime, it’s only fitting that we share another glimpse into the Candy Crazed cast! 👀

 

You’ve already met Gumdrop Pup and Gummy, of course.

 

Gumdrop PupGummy

 

 

Now, are you ready to meet the main characters of Candy Crazed mini quest?!

Presenting…

 

Hansel and Gretel

 

 

Hansel and Gretel! 

 

Congratulations to everyone that guessed Hansel and Gretel as the fairytale inspiration behind the Candy Crazed mini quest!

 

Do you recognize these rascals? If you’re not familiar with the fairytale, here’s a little backstory. It’s a whimsical story about two desserted siblings, Hansel and Gretel, who are captured by an ill-intentioned, cannibalistic witch. Hansel and Gretel are trapped inside the witch’s gingerbread house. They’re no match against their surroundings and are unable to resist the temptations of a delicious, candy palace  – exactly what the witch was hoping for. Can you really blame them though? You probably nougat fairytale, but I won’t spoil the ending if you don’t know what comes next!

 

Don’t forget that the Candy Crazed mini quest will be released this Thursday, May 27th!! Candy Crazed will be available to all players and can be repeated as many times as you like to earn extra credits! 

 

What twists on the classic fairytale do you think Hansel and Gretel will encounter in Poptropica? Let us know in the comments below! 👇

Monday, May 24, 2021

NEW Monthly Store Costume Contests Are Hereee! 🎉

Top of the morning to ya, Poptropicans!

The Creators’ Team is delighted to see all your enthusiasm and creative ideas that you’ve been sharing with the community lately! In fact, we can’t get enough.

We’ve had a special project in the works for a while now that’s finally ready to be revealed… Without further ado, ALL Poptropicans are invited to participate in the monthly costume contest!!

 

Monthly Costume Contest

 

If you'd like to see YOUR IDEA in the Poptropica store, *this* is the way to do it! Do you wish you could match your favorite outfit with your Popsona? Do you fantasize about streetwear?  Maybe you’d love to see some goth gear?

 

In the past, our official costume contests were held occasionally. This time, we’re reviving the costume competition to continue on a monthly basis, to give you the opportunity to turn your designs into a reality, visibly contribute to the game itself, and most importantly, share your ideas to millions across the community! 

 

Your costume submission should be original!

  • Get creative! Look for inspiration in your favorite looks that you can put your own spin on! From TV/film, magazines, your personal wishlist outfits, career uniforms, and celebrity sightings, you can find express your individuality through just about anything! 
  • Costumes may also include accessories and special powers.
  • While designing your entry, be sure it can be reproduced as a Poptropica Costume. Avoid including tiny details would be hard to recreate and using previous store costumes. Where’s the fun in that?

 

The monthly costume contest will close in 2 weeks, on Monday, June 7th at 8pm PST! Enter your costume creations via our submissions page! Be sure to include your Poptropican’s name and your login username. Please be aware that there is a three entry maximum per person each month. The winning costume will be available to all players upon its release! 

 

Share your costume design on Instagram after entering the contest from the submissions page! Use #MyPoptropicaCostume and tag us @poptropicacreators so others can see your work!

 

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Don’t hesitate to leave any questions or comments about the costume contest below! Good luck all – can’t wait to see what you put down the runway!

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The Candy Crazed Mini Quest Is Coming Soon!!

Mini Quest Coming Soon!

Hope you have a sweet tooth, Poptropicans! 🦷

Are you ready for a brand new mini quest?! It seems like just yesterday the Lost Cubs mini quest was released, and here we are again! And the better news! You won’t have to wait long to play Candy Crazed, because the new game will be released in ONLY ONE WEEK!  

 

Get ready for a sugar rush and tune into Poptropica on Thursday, May 27th to play!

 

We’re so excited for its release, we want to give you a cotton candid sneak peek into the Candy Crazed Mini Quest...

 

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... Meet Gumdrop Pup and Gummy

They’re absolutely adorable and sweet as can be. Does anyone else just want to eat them up? While they may not be the main characters of the mini quest, Candy Crazed wouldn't be complete without Gumdrop Pup and Gummy! 

Do you have any guesses as to what the story will be about? Let us know in the comments below. Keep an eye out for more behind the scenes previews into Fairytale Island’s Candy Crazed mini quest throughout the week! 👀

Thursday, May 20, 2021

WANTED: Guest Writers for Poptropica! ✍️

Thank you for all your interest in becoming a guest blogger for the Official Poptropica Blog!

We see the AMAZING Poptropica content (Poptropicontent?) that you are contributing!! We want to extend the opportunity to the ENTIRE Poptropica community to publish your own original content on the Creators’ Blog.

Wanted: Official Guest Writers
  • Are you lover of all things Poptropica?

 

  • Do you have an in-depth knowledge of Poptropica’s lore? Do you ever analyze characters and their storylines? Maybe you have an overwhelming gut feeling that you caught a detail nobody else did?

 

  • Do you have a habit of doodling in Pop style? Or recording your own island walkthroughs?

 

  • Do you want to share your experience with the game and community?

 

  • Are you looking for a platform to share your love and excitement for Poptropica and upcoming releases?!

 

If so, you may be a great guest writer on the Official Poptropica Blog!

 

If you're interested in being a guest writer for Poptropica (and are over 13 years old), submit a quick answer on why you think you'd be a great contributor to the blog and what you would like to write about! Your content can be anything Poptropica related! You are more than welcome to write a guest blog, film your own video, or draw. As long as you create it, we want to see it!!

Be sure to include your or your parent's email address so we can contact you. Please note that you may only submit 1 guest writer inquiry per month.

Thanks again everyone! Can’t wait to read your submissions and help feature your original ideas!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Guest Post: Musical Crusade with Invisible Ring!

As we wait for the old islands to be ported over, we may find ourselves viewing fan art, fan videos, or island walkthroughs of Poptropica to occupy our minds.

 

We all love what Poptropica has to offer. The designs, the stories, the music… It’s easy to find the first 2 in fan art, fan videos, and island walkthroughs, but what about the music?

 

Clubhouse Music Jams

 

Each Poptropica island has its own soundtracks, and I used to revisit Mystery of the Map, Monkey Wrench, and other islands again and again just to hear those sweet sounds! Most of the islands of Poptropica are off of the map until further notice now, but If you’re like me, and you’ve been looking for that music to enjoy again, then look no further. HERE is the link to Jeff Heim’s entire library of Poptropica compositions!

Although this library doesn’t have 100% of all the songs Poptropica ever had, I think it comes pretty close. Nevertheless, I hope this music brightens your mind and spirit as it did for me. In these troubled times, I think we all could use it!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Is this a dream? Can it really be happening?! 

THIS IS NOT A DRILL! I REPEAT - THIS. IS. NOT. A. DRILL.

OG Poptropican and Youtube extraordinaire, Thinknoodles, recently released a walkthrough of the newest addition to Poptropica -- Fairytale Island!!  Please tell us we're not the only ones that are starstruck! 🤩

This video is definitely a sight for sore eyes! Before watching, please prepare yourself for the flood of nostalgia that's coming your way. Seriously, don't say we didn't warn you. Unquestionably, Thinknoodles' walkthrough pulled on our heartstrings with his return to the game, the revival of his original video intro, and affectionate sentiments for both Fairytale Island and Poptropica as a whole. 

Thank you so much, Thinknoodles!! It's been incredible to see your progression as a Youtuber and gamer over the years -- and to think the best is still yet to come! 🥺💙