Every year, on the 14th of March (because it’s 3-14… get it?) mathematicians, students, and ordinary people alike celebrate Pi Day, mostly by sitting around and calculating the circumferences of circles or (if you’re like me) just eating pie. You too can honor this important irrational by buying your very own pie costume from the Poptropica Store. There are three to choose from: Mud, Lemon Meringue, and Cherry.
The last episode of Poptropicon, Spoiler Alert, was released last November, so many of you have probably forgotten about it by now. In case you need to jog your memory of what happened in time for the impending release of the next episode, just read the spoiler below:
At Poptropicon, the wildest geek culture convention in town, you entered a costume contest dressed as Omegon, the famous comic book villain who fights against the Mighty Action Force (a Justice League-type team of superheroes). Just as you were about to claim your prize, a transdimensional portal appeared and the real Omegon leaped out, claiming that he had come to destroy the Mighty Action Force. He started using his powers to zap everyone present, and the episode ended on a cliffhanger.
The third and final episode of Poptropicon, Reign of Omegon, is going to be released soon, hopefully this Thursday. From the picture above, it looks like Omegon has captured the Mighty Action Force and is trying to zap away their powers. Here’s the full synopsis:
Omegon has taken over PoptropiCon, and he won’t stop until he’s transformed everyone into a hench-bot. Only you can acquire the powers of the Mighty Action Force to battle Omegon and free the convention goers. Join the resistance today!
You can get up-to-date information and download some free extras on Poptropicon’s info page.
Last May, the Creators released a comic strip on the Daily Pop about the adventures of two kids,Oliver and Jorge, as they travel through Poptropica trying to find a way back home. The strip was put on hiatus not so long ago, but it’s now been replaced by an all-new graphic novel, to be updated daily on the Creator’s Blog.
You can read all about the graphic novel in this article. The story of how Oliver and Jorge got to Poptropica is completely redone: now Oliver has a sister named Mya and they find themselves in the mysterious world of Poptropica after their hot air balloon is carried away in a freak storm. You can start reading Volume 1: Mystery of the Map right now on this site.
And I’m happy to say that this island is EPISODE-FREE! Hallelujah!
This new trailer doesn’t give us many details about the actual plot of the island, but at least we now know how revolutionary it’s going to be: for the first time in Poptropica’s history, we’ll have Noodly Poptropica Arms! I have no idea what that’s supposed to signify, but I guess that everything will be cleared up once the island’s released.
If this trailer isn’t enough to whet your appetites for Galactic Hot Dogs Island, everyone can now get a flying robot follower FREE in the Poptropica store. Members also get a free Galactic Hot Dogs space suit.
Every once in a while, Poptropica is updated with a new and (sometimes) improved design, whether it’s to accommodate new features or simply make it look better. If you go to Poptropica right now, you’ll see that the home page has been given a major rehaul:
This design is definitely much more organized than the last one, but the screen feels a lot more constricted. Maybe I’m just getting nostalgic, but I still prefer the older Poptropica, back before SUIs or episodes or redesigns like this one.
What are your thoughts on the new home page?