|Publisher(s)||New Horizon Interactive|
|Release||October 24, 2005 (launch)
March 30, 2017 (closed)
|Genre(s)||Massively multiplayer online game|
Club Penguin was a computer game known as a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) on the Internet. It was owned by The Walt Disney Company starting in October 2005 before it closed down in late March 2017. The game was replaced by a freemium mobile application called Club Penguin Island. However, the app did not receive the success that the original Club Penguin had.
Club Penguin was an online virtual world for all ages, where players could talk and meet with each other. Club Penguin originated from a chat room called Penguin Chat by Rocketsnail Games. Parties were held once a month with a different theme every time. Players could play games to earn coins. Members could buy items for their penguins, and non-members could find free items during parties.
There were also several rooms in Club Penguin. A player would usually land in the town whenever they logged on. All players gathered at the town. By walking or by using the map, players could visit other places.
Penguins[change | change source]
Puffles[change | change source]
Puffles are the penguin's pets. Non-members can only buy 2 (red and blue puffles), but members can adopt a total of 20 in all colors and types. If you do not give your puffle(s) enough food, play or sleep, it will return to the wild and you will never see it again. You can adopt another puffle after one runs away. You can buy them food, hats, and toys.
Games[change | change source]
There are a lot of games on Club Penguin. Club Penguin games have different controls; in some games like Bean Counters you use the mouse, but in other games like Dance Contest you use the keyboard. After you finish a game (or you exit out of a game) you win a certain amount of coins, depending on how long and how well you played the game.
Video games[change | change source]
There are some games based on Club Penguin. There is Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force and Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge for Nintendo DS and Club Penguin: Game Day for Wii.
References[change | change source]
- "Club Penguin". http://www.crunchbase.com/company/clubpenguin.
- Priebe, Lance. "Experimenting with Penguins". Rocketsnail Games. http://rocketsnail.com/blog/2011/02/21/experimenting-with-penguins/. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
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