Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 1, 2010
Starting today, popular Poptropica Game Cards are available at participating Best Buy stores around the country. For just $10, the prepaid cards are redeemable for Membership to the site or Credits to use in the Poptropica Store. And, as part of a special Best Buy offer, $10 Game Cards purchased there and redeemed for Membership entitle the user to an additional free month of Poptropica Membership.
"The holidays are upon us and Game Cards make great gifts for Poptropica fans in every family," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher of Poptropica. "As we grow the network of major retail stores where Poptropica Game Cards are sold, we know we will reach even more kids who are looking for a fun, safe and secure place to play online."
Once the prepaid game gift card is activated on Poptropica.com, kids who choose Membership receive exclusive Early Access to new Islands, such as soon-to-be released "Cryptids Island," as well as unlimited use of all costumes and Gold Cards in the Poptropica Store. Players who select Credits can instantly redeem them for costumes and Gold Cards in the Poptropica Store. Gold Cards allow kids to customize their Poptropicans with special abilities and effects, such as electrifying their Poptropican, creating a meteor shower, spraying silly stream and much more.
Every month, as many as 10 million kids explore Poptropica's virtual Islands. The players of this virtual world for kids come from more than 100 different countries and have their Web browsers set to more than 70 different languages, ranging from Spanish and Sanskrit to Vietnamese and Croatian.
Currently, there are 15 Poptropica Islands with intricate stories for kids to explore, and many more are planned for release in the future. Kids can get the latest news on upcoming new Islands and other exciting developments in the world of Poptropica straight from the creators 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, 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.