We all know Poptropica is an American-made game. Its headquarters are in Boston, after all. Even so, there are Poptropicans all over the world, and the Creators sure know this. Or do they? Is Poptropica too American?
You may not agree with this, but let’s just look at all the evidence…
- Poptropica is only available in English.
- Nearly half of the events in Time Tangled are American.
- Mystery Train Island, period. Oh, and Wild West, period.
- Sure, it may seem like a ton of islands are based off of places around the world, and that is true. But look closer…
(Pictures from the Poptropica Help Blog)
- The whole “Winter is Coming” advertisement on the home page: what about the people who live in the Southern Hemisphere? It’s summer for them…
- Stating only the Northern Hemisphere’s season has been done by the Creators several times before. Like, when Worlds was announced to be releasing in spring 2017. Some poor kids in the Southern Hemisphere could get confused and think it’s coming out in what’s fall for the people living in the Northern Hemisphere.
- The Poptropica flag in Lunar Colony sort of references the American flag, with the stars representing the islands/states.
- In Reality TV, that magazine says that Bucky Lucas is running for president. In many countries, leaders are called prime ministers, etc, not presidents.
- The ads. It’s possible that some of the ads are not accurate for other countries. Like, the release date for a movie could be different around the globe, or the thing something is advertising may not even be available to purchase in other nations.
- On the membership page, the costs are listed in American dollars only, I think. I’m not too sure on whether they show other currencies, but it’s probably just in US dollars.
- Some of the contests from a few years ago were available to US citizens only.
- On the World Champions maps for the SUIs, there is a completely separate map for the US, but not for any other countries.
- Etc, etc, etc…
As you can see, Pop could possibly be just a little too American, and I seriously hope that Pop Worlds is a more global game. Will that actually happen? I have no clue.
Oh, I almost forgot: Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤