Hey Poptropicans! Great news! The winner of the Create your Dream Island Contest has now been named! Here she is! (Yes, she is a girl!) Her winning entry is…
Arabian Nights Island,
submitted by Sarah S. from South Carolina!
Congratulations! Also, great island! Is it like the Golden Harbor in Skullduggery island? Next, here is the plot of the island, which will be released this year! (Soon!)
The pitch: On Arabian Nights Island, Poptropicans go on a quest across the desert to rescue a sultan’s genie from the Forty Thieves.
Here is why the Creators liked the Arabian Knights Island!
Why we liked it: Everyone who saw Sarah’s entry — from our friends at Penguin, to the creative team at Poptropica led by Jeff Kinney — said the same thing. Between the characters, the setting, the storyline, and the gameplay, Sarah’s entry came to us sounding exactly like an Island we’d put together. It’s a classic tale, inspired by one of the oldest storytelling traditions in the world, and yet one we’d never thought about doing before.
Here’s a scoop of the interview that the Creators did with Sarah.
Poptropica Creators: How did you come up with the idea for your Island?
Sarah: I came up with the idea for my island because of some souvenirs my dad brought back for my sister and me from his deployment to Kuwait. He had brought back a genie lamp, a magic flying carpet, and most importantly Clyde the Camel. When I was trying to figure out what to do for my island I saw these objects and everything just clicked.
Poptropica Creators: How did you react when you found out you’d won?
Sarah: When I found out I had won, I screamed, jumped up and down, and danced around the house for at least an hour. I almost couldn’t believe it. I thought I was going to wake up and realize it was all just one awesome dream.
Poptropica Creators: How long have you been playing Poptropica?
Sarah: I have been playing Poptropica for four years now. My sister introduced it to me when I was old enough to understand the game. I have been in love with it ever since. I have had a bunch of different characters over the years because I love making new characters.
Poptropica Creators: Which Island is your favorite?
Sarah: My favorite island is definitely Game Show Island because I love all of the different game shows! Mr. Yoshi’s Super Terrific Challenge is my favorite game show because of all the crazy costumes! I thought that was really cool.
Poptropica Creators: What 3 things would you want with you on a deserted island?
Sarah: Three things I would want with me on a deserted island would be a flare gun, Buster my dog, and a full year’s supply of ice cream.
We both like ice cream! Great! 😀 Next, the Diving Suit from Mission Atlantis has now been released! For short, NOW AVAILABLE! Reminder guys, later this week, on Thursday, 17 April 2014, Survival: Crash Landing and Mission Atlantis: Into the Deep, will be released! I’m so excited! That’s our post for today! Also, with the Island Reviews, I am not that sure that we will have one this month. I want to finish it (I restarted it) so that I can create the review. Coming Soon! ~Slippery! 🙂
UPDATE: Hey! We’re on the PHB, Poptropica Help Blog! Thank you so much Fishy! ❤ the PHB! 😀