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What's all the Hub-bub?
One of the places you'll visit on Steamworks Island is what we call the Hub. It's a sight to see! A rickety tower, a massive drawbridge, and pot-bellied steam stoves powering everything. Safe to say that you've never seen anything like the Hub before.
Er, at least, you won't have seen anything like it. To start with, this marvel of modern engineering just looked like this:
Yes, it's hard to see what all the hubbub is about -- yet. Just wait until you see how this one develops!
The Hub takes shape
The Hub started life as all of Poptropica does, as a simple idea and a sketch. Before long, we take that idea and turn it into reality. But did you know how many different revisions a single scene takes before it gets the Poptropica stamp of approval?
At first glance, this might look like a well developed scene.
But look a little more closely. Why is almost everything the same color? Why does it all look so flat? And what the heck is that blue thing on the right, anyway?
No, the Hub isn't done yet. Not even close.
Filling in the Hub
Time for a pop quiz: Can you tell the difference between the picture we posted yesterday and the one below?
Most of the background elements still look the same as they did yesterday: flat and monochromatic. We're adding more detail to the Hub on Steamworks Island. We've colored in some of the more important foreground objects. They really pop off your screen!
That doorway in the upper-lefthand side of the screen looks mighty intriguing, wouldn't you say?
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Looks like a pretty interesting place, wouldn't you say? I bet they have some pretty high security...