Poptropica Players Challenge Their Wits to “Escape from Pelican Rock” in Virtual World’s Newest Island Quest

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Poptropica’s newest Island, ‘Escape from Pelican Rock,’ will challenge players to create a strategy for escaping from the most secure prison ever created in the Poptropica universe...

Kids around the world will embark on a new adventure today on Poptropica.com with the Early Access Launch of “Escape from Pelican Rock,” available to Members. Non-members can play a demo of the Island before the public launch on Dec. 30, 2015.

When players arrive on the new Island, they discover that they have been framed for a crime they didn’t commit, and are sentenced to Pelican Rock, the toughest maximum security prison ever built. While players use their wits to devise an escape plan and test their bravery to pull their plan off, they quickly learn that escaping from Pelican Rock is just the beginning of their adventure – the real criminal is still out there!

“Poptropica’s newest Island, ‘Escape from Pelican Rock,’ will challenge players to create a strategy for escaping from the most secure prison ever created in the Poptropica universe, and then take them on a rollicking quest to clear their names and bring the real criminal to justice,” said Jen MacLean, president, Kids & Games, Family Education Network.

Poptropica Members can get a free, member-exclusive “Escapee Costume” for the beloved Poptropica character, Dr. Hare, in the Poptropica Store. All players can get two free “Escape from Pelican Rock” themed items – a Prisoner Costume and a Pet Bird Follower – starting today in the Poptropica Store.

Players who solve “Escape from Pelican Rock” can check the World Champions Players Map to see where they rank against other players worldwide.

Hundreds of millions of kids have visited Poptropica since its launch eight years ago. Poptropica players come from more than 200 different countries and territories and have their web browsers set to more than 100 different languages.

Kids can stay up to date on new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica on the official Poptropica blog. Parents can read information on new Island releases and features on Poptropica by following the Poptropica Creators on youtube.com/poptropicacreators, facebook.com/OfficialPoptropica, instagram.com/poptropicacreators, plus.google.com/+poptropica, or at Twitter.com/poptropica. Poptropica.com and Poptropica’s mobile app are certified by the kidSAFE Seal Program. To learn more, click on the kidSAFE seal on http://www.poptropica.com or go to http://www.kidsafeseal.com.

About Poptropica (http://www.poptropica.com)

Poptropica is a virtual world available for desktop, Apple, and Android devices, in which kids explore and play in a certified-safe online environment. 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. Kids can also unleash their imagination with Poptropica Realms, where they can build, destroy, and create Realms of their own design, which they can share with the Poptropica Creators.

There are always new areas to explore in the world of Poptropica, 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 and mobile environment.

Poptropica is part of Family Education Network, a division of Sandbox Networks, Inc.

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