Kids can create, destroy and rebuild at will whatever their imaginations can dream with Poptropica Land, launched today from the popular virtual world for kids Poptropica,. Developed in response to requests from kids, Poptropica Land allows Members to “alter the world” by inventing their very own Islands.
In Poptropica Land, players locate a mysterious tool, spoken of in Ancient Norse legend, which gives them unbelievable power over the world – the power to investigate, the power and the power to destroy.
Last February, Poptropica Members were invited to participate in the first Poptropica Labs experiment – a theory for testing new attributes with players – to assess the Poptropica Acreage image. Members climbed to the occasion, crafting Islands which could be inhabited by everything from space creatures to dragons, and discussing their experiences, which were used to develop the “alpha, variant 2” of the merchandise.
“Children love Poptropica Islands, but they also want to devise their own virtual worlds and storylines, and now they can,” said Jordan Leary, game designer and programmer for Poptropica, who leads the attempt to create Poptropica Land. “Using feedback from thousands of Poptropica Members, we were able to present a brand new experience that puts the power of creation, and of storytelling, in the hands of our players.”
Parents can purchase Poptropica Membership for their children for less than $4 per month -, three- or six-month recurring increments. Membership gives players access to Early Use of new Islands, the recently released Poptropica Land, use of costumes and unique powers in the Poptropica Store, the capacity to save costumes into a private cabinet, and access to photos demonstrating achievements in Isle quests.
Today’s launch is just the beginning for Poptropica Acreage. New features will be added in the foreseeable future, enabling even more opportunity for creativity and building stories.
Countless millions of kids have visited with Poptropica since its launching almost 7 years ago, and the number grows every day. Poptropica players come from more than 200 distinct countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages.
Kids can stay current on the official Poptropica blog on other exciting developments in Poptropica’s world and news about approaching new Islands.
Poptropica is a virtual world where kids play in complete security and explore. Every month, millions of kids from all over the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica’s engaging quests, stories and games.
Children create a “Poptropican” character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a story that is frequently rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as children solve enigmas distinctive to each Island and find.
There are always new areas to investigate in this ever-expanding world where objects can be collected by children, read comic books and digital books, watch pictures and compete in head-to-head contest. Parents are always able to trust that their children are playing – and learning – in a safe online and cellular environment.