Tuesday, May 27, 2014
We’ve announced the grand-prize winner of the Create Your Dream Island contest. To read about the winning entry, Arabian Nights Island,click here.
We’re also featuring the 10 runners-up, in alphabetical order. Today’s runner-up is:
Space Bar Island, submitted by Naomi P. of North Carolina!
The pitch: On Space Bar Island, you’re trapped in the newest computer, the “Lap Life,” and you meet who’s really running the internet.
Why we liked it: Cyberpunk is another underserved genre on Poptropica. The idea of seeing the internet from the inside-out is a great one, and Naomi took it to the next level with a terrific villain: a pixelated woman called “Mother Board,” who controls the entire internet!
We asked Naomi, whose avatar name is Sleepy Panda, a few questions. Here are her answers!
Poptropica Creators: How did you come up with the idea for your Island?
Naomi: I came up with the idea while using one of my personal devices and thought of the two most popular technology companies in the world, Apple and Microsoft. Since the these two companies are “rivals” I thought what would happen if they came together. Would they have great success or have no success at all? That’s how Orange Door incorporated came together.
Poptropica Creators: How did you react when you found out you’d won?
Naomi: I reacted by just jumping a bit after I was told on the phone.
Poptropica Creators: How long have you been playing Poptropica?
Naomi: I have been playing on Poptropica for three years.
Poptropica Creators: Which Island is your favorite?
Naomi: My favorite Island is Night Watch Island.
Poptropica Creators: What 3 things would you want with you on a deserted island?
Naomi: Three things I would want on a deserted island would be: a two-story house made of bamboo, a lifetime supply of turkey sandwiches, and a cellphone that had connection to anywhere.
Hack the planet, Naomi!