July 2010

Update: The cover of the new Wimpy Kid book.

Well, all you costumizers out there, the Creators have some tips for you to help make your Poptropican look and feel better. Check it out! (more…)


Hello! I’m Graham. I’m the new author here at the PIB! I soooo exited to be here, so heres a little bit about myself:

I’m Graham! (duh!) I’m 11 years old and I love to make movies, write books, go on the computer, hang out with friends, read, go on adventures, and have FUN! I make a lot of movies on ProductionPoptropica (http://www.youtube.com/user/ProductionPoptropica) and I’ll share some of the good movies on here. I’ll try to add a lot of fun and creative stuff on here. I’m sorta a nerd, but as athletic as nerds get meaning I don’t like sports but I’m still fit and like to run (mainly because my Dad’s a gym teacher so I HAVE to be active.) . So, that’s it for me, lets go on to the Wimpy Kid himself, GREG HEFFLEY. On Main Street of any island he’s there saying that if we come back on Thursday we’ll see the cover of his new book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE those books. In fact, once I laughed so hard I- (more…)

Well, the Creators certainly have been updating a lot recently. Look below for more:

Vampires Invade Poptropica

Are you a fan of vampires? We’ve got a whole new set of vampire looks just waiting to be costumized. Check them out in the Poptropica store!


Well, I’m leaving. Because of some recent events, Setew2 will now own The PIB. It is my wish that any old authors please do apply for a spot (if kicked off for inactivity/Left) by email. I’ll probably be quitting Xat and AQWorlds soon. Believe me, this is not an easy choice. Submit for Author Role by commenting, only one person will get this opening.  I know this isn’t the proper way to leave, but I feel this is the only way it can be done. The sun sets on the era of ownership by me, but a new one is created with the ownership of Setew2, BunBun, Hyper Star and Xarr. I would like to thank Abram, Speedy Fly.White Star, DJDOG, Happy Storm and Popular Thunder for their past efforts on the blog. We closed down for the past few days, and because of recent events taking place in my real life, I was unable to reopen the blog. However, it is now public. I will be handling the blog for the rest of the day, and will be handling the Author Submissions for 3 days. Today is day 1. The Blog Email is going to become irrelavant, as this contact will no longer be in use. Goodbye Friends, Bloggers and Commenters.


It seems the Hub is mostly colored in and textured, so now we need some animation. Looking forward to that? I am. 🙂

Details, details…

The Hub on Steamworks Island continues to evolve. Now, all of the elements are colored in, and we’ve added some detail to try to tell the story of the island.

This version of the Hub is overgrown with vines and weeds. The wobbly angles of its structure are making it look like the whole thing could topple at any moment. And, of course, there’s now a sign telling everybody where they are.

Almost done!


The blue square is back! I wonder what it does… There seems to be a drawbridge on the right down, which I assume leads you deeper into Steamworks Island. And it seems to me that this machine might run on water somehow, because it has water inside it. Or maybe no one ever emptied the water out after it rained. It is an abandoned island. Or so you think…

Well, more color has been added since we last looked, along with some texture. Look below:

Filling in the Hub

Time for a pop quiz: Can you tell the difference between the picture we posted yesterday and the one below?

Most of the background elements still look the same as they did yesterday: flat and monochromatic. We’re adding more detail to the Hub on Steamworks Island. We’ve colored in some of the more important foreground objects. They really pop off your screen!

That doorway in the upper-lefthand side of the screen looks mighty intriguing, wouldn’t you say?


Well, I can tell that the red box is the “Interface Area”, and the black line within it seems to show the height of a Poptropican. I’m curious as to what that switch in the middle right does. Maybe how you get the Hub started? We’ll just have to wait and see. What are your thoughts?

Well, the next step in the creation of the Hub on Steamworks Island is revealed on the Creators’ Blog. How about that?

The Hub takes shape

The Hub started life as all of Poptropica does, as a simple idea and a sketch. Before long, we take that idea and turn it into reality. But did you know how many different revisions a single scene takes before it gets the Poptropica stamp of approval?

At first glance, this might look like a well developed scene.

But look a little more closely. Why is almost everything the same color? Why does it all look so flat? And what the heck is that blue thing on the right, anyway?

No, the Hub isn’t done yet. Not even close.


Sort of looks like a really complicated steamboat on the water. And what are those red boxes? They seem to me to show how far a Poptropican can jump, but I can’t read whatever is at the top of them. And where do all those pipes go? The Hub is certainly a nice look into the upcoming Steamworks Island. What do you think?

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