Club Penguin

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Club Penguin
Club Penguin.png
Waddle on and meet new Friends!
Protagonist: Penguin avatar
Genre: MMO
Platforms: Internet and Digital
Release Date: October 24, 2005 (original version, later defunct in March 29, 2017)
February 12, 2017 (Rewritten version, later defunct in one year later until revived one month later)
Developer: New Horizon Interactive
RocketSnail Games
Disney Interactive Studios
Publisher: Walt Disney Company (original version)
LimeISP (Rewritten version)
Franchise: Club Penguin
Next Game: Club Penguin Island

Club Penguin was a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) involving a virtual world containing a range of online games and activities, created by New Horizon Interactive (now known as Disney Canada Inc.). Players use cartoon penguin-avatars and play in a winter-set virtual world.

After beta-testing, Club Penguin was made available to the general public on October 24, 2005 and has since expanded into a large online community —growing to the extent that by late 2007, it was claimed that Club Penguin had over 30 million user accounts. As of July 2013, Club Penguin has over 200 million registered user accounts. The success of Club Penguin led to New Horizon being purchased by The Walt Disney Company in August 2007 for the sum of 350 million dollars, with an additional 350 million dollars in bonuses should specific targets be met by 2009.

On January 30, 2017, the creators announced that the game would be discontinued on March 29, 2017 and be replaced by a successor, known as Club Penguin Island.

Why It Rocks

  1. It's free-to-play.
  2. It was the only friendly MMO video game that you can talk and socialized with people and even become friends.
  3. You can create your own penguin avatar, which some other things you need is a membership.
    • However in the Rewritten version, you can buy anything without paying for real money because the membership was free forever.
  4. Fun and entertaining mini-games.
  5. It spawned countless videos on YouTube like the music video and "Funny Club Penguin Bans" by Calbel.
  6. Likable characters such as Gary the Gadget Guy, Dot, Cadence, Captain Rockhopper, Aunt Arctic, Sensei and many more.
  7. It spawned a spin-off video games like Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force for the Nintendo DS, and even three television specials.
  8. You could send fanart, asked questions or jokes to Aunt Arctic in the newspapers every weeks.

Bad Qualities

  1. Some people will keep swearing and bullying other players, although moderation is pretty good.
  2. You can get banned very easily for swearing.
  3. It ended up causing Toontown Online to shut down.
  4. Disney shut it down in 2017 and replaced it with a crappy successor.
  5. It started to go downhill in mid-2013. (Ex. Longer parties, most parties being Disney takeovers, removal of the Recycling Plant, big design change in November 2012, etc.)
  6. If you want to play buy more power cards, clothing or anything more, you need to buy Membership, It is clearly microtransactions.
    • Thankfully in the Rewritten version is allow to have free Membership when you log or signed up, it was state and clear that microtransactions is gone forever.

Club Penguin Rewritten

You can join Club Penguin Rewritten which is a completely-free version of the original game. The game's playerbase has substantially increased following the negative reaction to Club Penguin Island. CPR Team has said "Just because a company pulls a plug out of a game doesn't mean it has to die.".

On October 10, 2017, it was reported by Club Penguin Rewritten that Disney Interactive had filed a copyright complaint against the website. Nikola Petkovic has set up a petition on Change.org to help the site keep its domain name. In 2 hours, the petition got over 140k signatures.

On February 26, 2018, they have announced that they have decided to close Club Penguin Rewritten down on March 4, 2018 then until in late April as it revived.

Comments


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Ilovethesewikis

10 months ago
Score 5
I love Club Penguin Rewritten!
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DarkMatterMan4500

10 months ago
Score 1
I'd rather use Club Penguin Rewritten and Animal Jam than those terrible successors.
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Ilovethesewikis

10 months ago
Score 1
Same.
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MonokumaFan2002

7 months ago
Score -1
I Hate It
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Anonymous user #1

10 months ago
Score 0 You
Bring it back
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ThePCGamer

8 months ago
Score 0
I love this game!
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Kam66akaBackingnum

8 months ago
Score 0
Aw damn I love club penguin rewritten. It used to be my favorite game. So many memories. I joined in summer of 2017. It was a truckload of fun. First, I saw my friends playing it and then I decided to create an account. Its been amazing playing cpr
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XXSeph MySpaceXx

5 months ago
Score 0
I remember joining this game in 2009-2010. I miss it. It's a shame it went downhill during last few years of its lifespan. Now I play Club Penguin Rewritten (my username there is myspacedotco)
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TheShinyLucarioMaster

5 months ago
Score 2
Remember people made videos on Club Penguin back in the golden age of YouTube where they used Windows XP, Notepad, Unregistered Hypercam 2, and the song Dreamscape? A lot of Club Penguin videos back in the day followed the old YouTube tutorial trend.
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SporeShroom2007

5 months ago
Score 2
HOW TO GET FREE CLUB PENGIUN MEMBERSHIP (WORKING)!!!
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XXSeph MySpaceXx

5 months ago
Score 1
HOW TO TIP THE ICEBERG IN CLUB PENGUIN WORKING 2009
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Bradyreino

3 months ago
Score 0
Love this game too! Rewritten's here!
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Bradyreino

3 months ago
Score 0
I love to play Club Penguin Rewritten and the game on Steam Team Fortress Classic.
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Bradyreino

3 months ago
Score 0
Besides Club Penguin Rewritten, I also wanna play Among Us, on the service called Steam, to become a Impostor.
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Bradyreino

3 months ago
Score 1
The F-R-I-E-N-D-S of Pingu.
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KalloFox34

one month ago
Score 0
What's the difference between Club Penguin Rewritten and Virtual Penguin?
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UndertaleGamer1000

one month ago
Score 0
Too bad this closed down.

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