Poptropica: Top 50 websites of 2011 from TIME magazine
Poptropica has been named one of the top 50 websites of 2011 by TIME magazine. The virtual world for kids has over 10 million visitors each month, playing quests and solving mysteries on each Poptropica Island.
“It’s incredibly exciting to be recognized by TIME magazine as one of the top 50 websites of 2011,” said Jeff Kinney, Poptropica creator and author of the bestselling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. “At Poptropica, it’s our goal to write great interactive content for kids, and we feel that it’s a privilege to be in a position to reach so many children across the world. We’re thrilled that TIME has recognized our efforts.”
In the 50 Best Websites of 2011 list, TIME writes of Poptropica, “If you’ve never heard of Poptropica, chances are you’re a grownup. An inventive megasite for kids with a wholesome and slightly educational bent, it features quests, games and puzzles set on 20 themed islands, including Shrink Ray Island, Wild West Island and ones based on the Wimpy Kid and Peanuts franchises. As many as 10 million kids explore Poptropica each month, but the site also aims to please parents. The chat feature, for instance, doesn’t permit free-form conversation. Instead, members can select questions to ask one another from a collection of family-friendly choices.”
Launched in 2007, Poptropica recently celebrated the debut if its 20th Island and more than 170 million kids worldwide have experienced the adventures of the popular virtual world. A range of plush toys is also now available at Toys“R”Us. Check it out at: www.poptropica.com