Wimpy Wonderland open to all!!!!

Neat Tornado: Hello peoples, sorry I haven’t posted since, well, January 1st or a little later. But anyway, there is some exciting news…… WIMPY WONDERLAND IS OPEN TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wimpy Wonderland — Early Access for all!

We have some exciting news for our fellow Poptropicans! Thanks to our friends at 20th Century Fox, who made the new movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, now everyone can play Wimpy Wonderland during the Early Access period.

We hope this gives non-Members a taste of how much fun it is to be one of the first to play a new Island. And remember, Poptropica Members who play Wimpy Wonderland during the month of March still get something no one else does — the Paper Girl or Paper Boy Gold Card — and it’s yours to keep forever!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Non-Members: YAY!!! Thank you 20th century fox

Neat Tornado: Yes, thank you Fox, for this early access.

Fox: Your Welcome (in a deep voice)

Everyone except fox: O.k, that was well, :p

Neat Tornado: This is cool, I will try to get a guide on here. This is NT, signing off.

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What is that?

Hey peoples. Am I the only one that’s craving chicken soup? In speaking of chicken…

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sound the alarm!

You do need a good chicken alarm now and then.

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Hazmat Hermit

Does anyone else see the barbed wire and cracked egg? And what’s that in the corner?

Well, I’m Neat Tornado, Signing off(I don’t know from what, I’m just signing off).

I’m BACK! Plus, I’m badder than ever!

O.K, I know I’ve been gone a while, and I was busy, but I NEED AUTHORS!  I can’t keep this blog going on my own ya know.  O.K, I will go from the latest post, and go from there………..

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It’s a conversation piece

 

Imagine having something like this on display in your home. You’d need a pretty big house — not to mention money to burn!

What kind of bird is that, anyway?

Sorry about no picture… I am trying to fix that.  Just to catch you up, there is a new island called the Great Pumpkin Island, and it stars the Penuts Charicters.  so…. thats it.  I need more authors, so just make a comment and I will e-mail you.

~Neat Tornado

Who says you can’t pilot a mech and play videogames at the same time?

I am here to report the BEST GLITCH IN THE HISTORY OF POPTROPICA! But first, some PCB posts…

A Steamworks surprise is coming

There’s a special treat coming tomorrow for Poptropica Members: a special Steamworks-related mystery item!


All will be revealed tomorrow. What could it be? The suspense is killing me!

…fortunately, I am well versed in suspenders.

Poptropica Members: Get your exclusive Steamworks Island costume now!

Here it is! Today until July 30, all new and existing Poptropica Members will get this free costume added to their inventory. All you have to do is log into your game with a valid Membership!

Boy oh boy, that is one sweet looking mech pilot costume.
Wait a minute… what the heck is a “mech?”

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COMIC KID

A mech is a huge ‘robot’ with huge guns to destroy anything in their path. (Thank the poptropica gods this island is coming out*heavenly music starts playing*)

Now. to the glitch……. SOME NON-MEMBERS GET THE COSTUME TOO! That’s right, some non-members(like myself, weeeeeeeell, on some accounts anyway, and I’m not on the dark side because I have membership) got the member’s only coustume.

Now, to the gamer part…

The Awesome Gamer (That’s You)

It’s time for the rock star gamers of the world to step up and break out the moves.

Only a gifted mind and super fast reflexes like yours can perform these amazing skills.

The Gamer Dude and Gamer Girl costumes have just arrived at the Poptropica store.


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MASTER MIME

Is that the best you could do creators. Really? *sigh* Another bad coustume, but at least it wasn’t the worst.

~Neat Tornado

A shark blowing BUBBLEGUM PARTY!

Hello peoples, LETS PARTY! I did the best thing eva! O.K, I was bored on poptropica, so I kept typing in random codes in the multiverse bar, and the next thing I know, I’m in the party shown here…..

Bubblegum party!

Remember that cool bubblegum we released to the Poptropica Store a few weeks ago?


Or maybe the hot bubblegum?


Or the free bubblegum?


Well, the creators decided to get together in a Multiverse room for a bubblegum party! As you can see, things got a little out of control.


Why not throw your own bubblegum party in a common room or Multiverse room?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Then, I had a Shark Bubblegum party!

Sink your teeth into these shark costumes

Have you had a chance to try out the new Hammerhead Shark costume in the Poptropica Store? I thought about it, but I couldn’t bear to look at myself in the mirror. What would my shark parents think?

Don’t forget, there are lots more neat ways to dress up like your favorite ocean predator in Poptropica. Also available in the store is this mean-looking Tiger Shark:


You don’t need credits for all the fishy fun. On Shark Tooth Island, a street vendor will give you this snazzy dorsal fin, free of charge!


And, of course, you can always visit the lowest level of the Shark Museum on Shark Tooth Island and costumize the most handsome museum employee around.


All this neat shark stuff — it’s almost enough to get me to crack a smile! Almost.

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SHARK BOY

Then, I used my free stuff….

I want to be free

That’s not true: I want everything else to be free. In the Poptropica Store, I mean. Even though most of those sweet, sweet Gold Cards cost me my precious Credits, there are plenty of free items to go around.

Like mini-quests!



The avatar studio!


Candy canes!

Popgum!


(What is it, bubblegum week around here? Wake me up when there’s a carrot-flavored gum. Sheesh.)

Of course, for Poptropica Members, everything in the store is free, even costumes. But you knew that already.

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DR. HARE

If you’re wondering why the graduation coustume isn’t there, it isn’t free anymore. =(
Dr.Hare: YES! I made the coustume not free!
Neat Tornado: Is that the best you could do?
Dr: Hare: No, I have HENCHMEN!
Henchmen #1: Cinimenion?
Neat Tornado: Really? A Despicable Me henchmen?
Henchmen #2: Cinimenon?
Dr.Hare: No thanks. And Yes, they were the best I could find.
Neat Tornado: You mean you took them?
Dr.Hare: Yes.
Henchmen #1: Nom Cinimenion?
Neat Tornado: I was thinking we could nom some stuffed RABBIT(without the stuffed part)!
Dr.Hare: Where are you going to find stuffed ra…. Oh no
Neat Tornado: Oh yes.
*the henchmen and I move toward Dr.Hare, Ready to nom*
~Neat Tornado

Lots and lots of PCB posts…

I am Sorry, but I was on Vacation.  I am back, so I will be posting right away from now on. I NEED AUTHORS! Please Comment. now, to the posts!

Celebrate with some powerful party favors.

Here are three items in the store to pump some power into your party.

The Atomic Power item will generate a lot of atomic energy for you and those who happen to be near you when you punch the power button (space bar.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYikEpxYSKo&feature=player_embedded(couldn’t load the HTML, so here’s the link)

The fireworks are another new item in the store. Just launch them and watch the fireworks shower above. I recommend using them on top of a tall building on Spy Island, or at the Pirate Outpost. Just try not to light them too close to the gun powder on Pirate Outpost. We don’t want to have to release an injured victim outfit in the store.

And last, don’t forget those Silly Streams. Always fun for spraying at friends, and innocent mimes that are often too easy of a target.

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Evolution of a Steamworks Island monster

For Steamworks Island, the we’ll pit you against a variety of mutated plant monsters. But how did we make the creepiest, crawliest, ickiest plant monsters around?

We started by brainstorming.

These are just some of the sketches we drew to help us visualize what our monstrous creations would look like. Not all of the sketches will make it into the final product — in fact, most won’t — but this allows us to try out different ideas. Then we’ll take the very best concepts and work them into Poptropica.

Steamworks monster sketch

Yesterday, you saw some of the earliest ideas for the plant monsters that will appear on the next Poptropica island, Steamworks Island. This one seemed appropriately icky.


It’s still no more than a sketch — just an outline of an idea. But we’re already thinking about how the plant will look when it’s colored and detailed, and how it will move. The next step is to take this sketch and Poptropica-ize it!

Steamworks plant monster art

After settling on a sketch we liked, it was time for to give a little more life to the plant monster that will be menacing players on Steamworks Island.

Below are two approaches to the plant monster. Can you spot the differences between them?


Little details, like the color of the planter, and big ones, like the plant’s eye, can make a big difference in the monster’s appearance.

The next step: animation test!

Plant monster, attack!

We’ve got a pretty scary looking monster at this point, but what good is a monster if it can’t attack? This monster can swing its seed pods around from its head, before throwing them at you at high speed.


Looks like you’re pretty small next to this thing, doesn’t it? That’s not all — we haven’t even seen the plant monster in motion yet.

Steamworks monster animation test

Now that the we’ve decided what this plant monster should look like on the new Poptropica Island, Steamworks Island, the next step is to decide how the monster should move. We put together a quick and dirty animation test:

http://sites.google.com/site/poptropicaassets/BolasPlant_Projection01.swf (link, the movie wouldn’t load on my computer!)

Bet you wouldn’t want to run into that thing in a dark alley!

All this has taken us nearly to the completion of a plant monster for Steamworks Island. We may still decide to change the monter’s behavior, or some aspects of its appearance. After a few final touches, we’ll put it all together — but you’ll have to wait until Steamworks Island launches to see it!

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HADES

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…

I hope everyone is having a fun summer, while they squish red crabs on the beach. If you want to surprise your friends, try out the Hammerhead costume. It comes with a warm, limp fish.


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Cool, huh? I can’t wait for Steamworks island.

Again, i will post every time I see a creators blog post.

To fight, someone…….

~Neat Tornado =)



Steamworks works in the works =)

Confusing title, I know. But… Get ready for…. the best island eva… it’s… it’s………………..IT’s………………………………….

*comercial break* Go poptropica’s newest island……………….. ********** ******.(no it’s not a bad word, it the newest island name covered) *comercial break ends*

O.K, the newest island is………………..

STEAMWORKS ISLAND!

Friday, July 2, 2010

All week we’ve been showing you sneak peeks of the newest Poptropica island currently in development, and we’ve promised to reveal the island’s name.

The time has come. My fellow Poptropicans, the Poptropica creators are proud to announce their newest creation:


STEAMWORKS ISLAND is coming soon!

Make sure to visit the official Poptropica creators’ blog often for the latest news and announcements about Steamworks Island, including some of the incredible gameplay features we have in store.

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MASTER MIME

Cool huh? Now, to poptropica to hassle and weasle some information out of the creators for steamworks island.

~Neat Tornado