Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
Kids can enjoy Poptropica fun when they visit Applebee’s restaurants in the United States. Everyone’s favorite Poptropica characters are making a repeat appearance on the kids menu, the Poptropica Family Activity Book, from now until Nov. 10.
Dining out at Applebee’s will be even more fun for families with the Family Activity Book’s coloring exercises, games and puzzles. Best of all, the kids menu features a special code that kids can use to unlock a virtual prize on Poptropica the next time they log on to play the virtual world for kids.
“Our second Family Activity Book at Applebee’s offers even more ways to make dining out a fun experience for families with kids,” said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica. “And once they have completed the great activities and games on the kids menu, they can take home the special code and discover a new and exciting virtual prize on Poptropica, available only to them.”
This continued partnership with Applebee’s is an extension of Poptropica’s ongoing and growing family of licensed products. Other ventures include a line of Poptropica plush characters and poseable figures from Jazwares, pre-paid game cards at Target stores, and a series of books published under the Poptropica imprint.
Just last week, Poptropica celebrated the public launch of its 29th Island, “Lunar Colony.” Named as one of TIME magazine’s Top 50 websites of 2011, Poptropica has been visited by more than 242 million kids worldwide since its launch in 2007. Players come from more than 130 different countries and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages, ranging from Spanish and Sanskrit to Vietnamese and Croatian. All Poptropica Islands are free to play, and each represents a unique theme and challenge.
Kids can stay up to date on news about upcoming new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica on the official blog at http://blog.poptropica.com/.
About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)
Poptropica is a virtual world in which kids explore and play in complete safety. Every month, millions of kids from around the world are entertained and informed by Poptropica’s engaging quests, stories and games.
Kids create a “Poptropican” character to travel the many Islands of Poptropica and use gaming literacy to enjoy a narrative that is often rooted in factual history. Problem-solving skills are honed as kids discover and solve mysteries unique to each Island.
There are always new areas to explore in this ever-expanding world where kids can collect objects, read digital books and comics, watch movies, and compete in head-to-head competition. Parents can always trust that their children are playing – and learning – in a safe online environment.
Poptropica is published by Family Education Network, a part of Pearson, the education, services and technology company. Pearson’s other primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.