First of all, we have a BRAND NEW HEADER! Woot!
We have two new winners of the Create Your Own Dream Island Contest!
The first winner is:
Pharaoh’s Fantasies Island, submitted by Calloway B. of Kentucky!
What’s on with Pharaoh’s Fantasies Island? Let’s check it out!
The pitch: In my Island, Poptropicans would enter the mind of King Tutankhaman, and defeat the gods of Egypt.
I think this is cool since he made a big twist between Ancient Egypt and Super Villain Island (since we enter their dreams).
Why we liked it: Calloway’s wasn’t the only entry that dealt with Ancient Egypt in some way, but the twist — going inside the mind of the Pharaoh — was inspired. Calloway also suggested some very colorful characters and monsters for the player to battle. It was easy to see how Pharaoh’s Fantasies would make a fantastic Island!
See? The Creators love twists! Calloway hasn’t been heard back, so no interview. Now, let’s go to our next island winner!
Islands are now down to P! Guess what the next island is! It’s…..
Prehistoric Island, submitted by Sofia W. of Illinois!
Very interesting, eh? Here’s what in store for us in her primitive island!
The pitch: A paleontologist built a time portal to study living dinosaurs, but something went wrong and now dinosaurs are coming into the 21st century. Poptropicans must reassemble the time portal and send them back.
Why we liked it: Sofia wasn’t the only person to send us an idea about dinosaurs, but hers stood apart in two ways. First, she had the dinosaurs coming into the present day, which is a fun twist. Second, Sofia reached out to two real-life paleontologists, Jack Horner and Larry Witmer, to ask if she could include them as characters on her Island — and they both said yes! Way to go the extra mile, Sofia!
Here she is in Poptropica! She’s Friendly Cactus!
Here is the interview between the Creators and Sofia.
Poptropica Creators: How did you come up with the idea for your Island?
Sofia: I came up with the idea for Prehistoric Island from my life-time love of dinosaurs and everything ancient.
Poptropica Creators: How did you react when you found out you’d won?
Sofia: I have to admit, I was VERY suprised when I got the news that I’d won. I never win anything. 🙂
Poptropica Creators: How long have you been playing Poptropica?
Sofia: I’ve been playing Poptropica for about 4 years.
Poptropica Creators: Which Island is your favorite?
Sofia: My favorite island is Spy Island because of all the action and cool stuff you can do.
Poptropica Creators: What 3 things would you want with you on a deserted island?
Sofia: If on a deserted island, I would bring a horse, a pet lion, and a ton of fossils and artifacts I could excavate. :3
I do see that she really loves artifacts, fossils and the PAST! 🙂 Great work winners! Your ideas are the best! We look forward seeing those islands in the Poptropica Map!
How much do you like the new header? What do you think might happen in the islands? Are they cool? Leave your comment below this post! ⭐ 😀