Oh hai there! Welcome to my blog. My name’s Chris, but you may know me from the Club Penguin Team based on my retired account, Polo Field. 

I used to work at Club Penguin.ย For a long time, tooย โ€” from 2006-2015.

Hideaway and Party Parrot World

Today I am working with an amazing team of former Club Penguin players and team members alike to create new virtual worlds!

Our kid-safe launcher platform Hideaway is available in beta now for Windows and sideloaded Android.

From within Hideaway you can download, install, and play our first new hideaway called Party Parrot World.

PPW is our loving tribute and spiritual successor to Club Penguin. A new virtual world built in a new way for a new generation of kids and kids at heart.

My Club Penguin History

For a while, I was Club Penguin’s archivist, keeping track of files and all the different interesting things that happened in CP history. The reason? For smart use and re-use of content for stuff like consumer products, etc.

Most importantly to me, to one day tell the story.

I love wikis, forums, timelines and other cool tech stuff like that. I’ve also written a few things, like the Paint By Letters books that were in the Book Room a long time ago. Prior to Club Penguin, I was a music journalist and used to write about bands and albums. It was my music writing background that helped me become a member of the Club Penguin Team.

But most of all, I love creative worlds with lots of music. I love creating universes full of characters and stories and mysteries. My first virtual world experience was with Microsoft Comic Chat, and joining Club Penguin was a dream come true. 

Some players that were around in 2007 might remember me from the Miniclip Forums, otherwise known as the “MCCP.”

I’d show up there every once in a while with other staff members at the time like Screenhog, Ice Pinapple and Hamustar. My Miniclip Forum avatar featured a panda with a red keytar — an instrument that eventually found its way into Club Penguin, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In my later years at Club Penguin, I worked with other talented folks like Businesmoose, Ninja, and Megg on social media stuff like blogs, YouTubeSoundCloudFacebook and Twitter.

You can find me anytime on Twitter at @redkeytar, or right here on this blog.

Bye for now!

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  • oarca

    Congrats! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • mrzap

    Polo Field Could You Let Me Blog On Your Blog I Would Be As Neat And Possible And It Would Be An Honour!

    • mrzap

      Please Reply!

  • Frosty Biite (@FrostyBiite)

    :O I remember you from the MiniClip forums. I was there in 2007-2008 with my first penguin.

    • Red Keytar

      Really? That’s awesome. I liked the MCCP forums.

  • lutun

    hey what time you log on club penguin

    • Red Keytar

      Depends on the day and how busy I am!

      • lutun

        Polo field I can be your friend in club penguin

  • ninjaoninja2

    Polo field I’ve never forgot you. I saw you many times in that time frame I just wasnt allowed on miniclip cuz I was young I actually was there for beta testing! I made the mistake of giving my password out and now the support team said it was banded to long so they can’t unban it!

  • Elisa Trucco (@luccaeyes)

    Hi Polo,
    You seem to be the institutional historian for CP! I love reading your posts. Please add me to your list.
    Your Fan Forever, Icey

    p.s. I’m a really good writer and editor. If you ever need help, please let me know. I’d be happy to help!

    • Red Keytar

      Thanks Elisa! I may invite guest bloggers in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • ikk200

        Yes! – Im here too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Apj26 (@Apj261)

    Club Penguinโ€™s historian? what do you do when you have that job?

  • RoCky

    Hey Polo Field! Your website is very interesting. I’ve also been playing Club Penguin since early 2006, too! Keep up the good work!

  • phoenixgoldsleader

    Hey polo welcome into the work of WP blogging! You have much to learn like me! I have been able to learn the widgets etc. I hope you can too! When you have time make sure to drop by my blog when you can clubpenguinepiccheater.wordpress.com

    • phoenixgoldsleader

      P.S polo can you tell me what you think!

  • rathin204

    Hey Polo Field i was wondring if you add people and I run a Blog http://www.rathin204cp.webs.com hope you like it. And i would like to work for your blog and write articles!

    Awsome Blog!


  • caamel209cp

    Hey polo!! Awesome blog! Could you feature my You Tube channel?


  • waddle467

    I hope I can be a future blogger here!

  • phoenixgoldsleader

    Hey polo,is their a certain requirement my blog needs before being able to for you to follow?
    My blog is clubpenguinepiccheater.wordpress.com Make sure to drop by!!!!

  • antoniovigo1

    Polo field please add me in CP! im your biggest fan!

    • Red Keytar

      Thanks for your nice comment, Antonio! Wish I could, but my list is already full, sorry.

      • antoniovigo1

        Ok, thanks for your answer!

  • Trainman1405

    Hi Polo Field,

    I decided that reaching out to you here would be more appropriate as opposed to via Twitter or sending you an unexpected email. You can take your time in replying to this or just disregard it, it’s up to you. I know you’re a busy guy with your job and life in general so you can make this the bottom of your “to do” list.

    Anyway, I’m writing to you with the hopes of getting some old images/swfs from Club Penguin to put up on Club Penguin Memories. I’m contacting you as opposed to Club Penguin Support since I’ll get a more “personal” reply and Club Penguin tends to have standard email responses. If this is a no or a not sure or you’ll have to pass it along to someone else, it’s your call. If you know right from the get-go that nothing can be done then that’s perfectly fine, I’m just trying to go with what I have.

    Getting into more detail, as you have probably seen on my Club Penguin Memories I have lots of pages where I have pictures archiving practically everything – rooms, newspapers, stage plays, catalogues, parties, and more – over 1,000 different pages.

    While with the help of others I have managed to get ahold of missing pictures from time to time, but Club Penguin Memories is still incomplete and both I and others would love to see the site as complete to possible. It’s something I strive to do. I’m trying to see if I can somehow get the swf files sent from the Disney team to me to screenshot and upload (then dispose the flash files) or get pictures taken and sent to me to upload. I feel like this would be an up in the air thing due to the fact there are risks such as the fact that it’s copyrighted work, I could easily decompile them, distribute them to others, turn them into a private Club Penguin server, and who knows what else – but I have no plan to actually do that if this actually happened. I’m just looking for pictures to upload.

    So just read this over, respond somewhere such as a message on Twitter, via email (skater1405@chtz.info), a comment on my website for me to read over, whatever. Or not reply at all. It’s up to you, I’m just trying to use my available resources.

    And if you’re curious as to what is it I’m missing, then:

    More pictures of Newspaper Issue 242
    Bits and pieces of newspapers 1-95
    Bits and pieces of 2005 & 2006 parties, some early 2007
    Bits and pieces of 2005 & 2006 catalogs, some early 2007
    More pics of the Clothing Catalogs from March to June 2010.
    Igloo Catalogs from February to May 2010
    Furniture Catalogs from March to June 2010, and August 2010
    February 2010 Puffle Furniture Catalog
    February 2010 Puffle Catalog
    February 2010 Sports Catalog
    Pins in rooms from Pin 1 – Fall 2011

    I appreciate your time in reading this message.

  • Try Sasuke

    Hi Polo Field I have a blog and I would like you to see it, is in Spanish but you can see it in your language using a translator: trysasuke.wordpress.com
    I hope you like it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • jelacio

    hello I want polo field and add it in my name jelacio club penguin and I’m big fan of yours and businesmoose

  • shawnz5252

    Nice Blog Polo! Im your Fan and Im BusinesMoose Fan! ๐Ÿ˜€ if you wanna check out my blog! here it is: Shawnz5252.wordpress.com There’s a Stuff i need to put! Nice Post! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • uswu

    Hi im just testing out my new gravatar.

  • mega7000

    Hey Polo yeah I remember your MiniClip Forums I created my penguin in 2007

  • polaricekingdom

    I remember you from MCCP. Can I ask you a very very important and serious question?

  • Pikalugia

    Really really nice, Polo Field! I love your blog, its super nice! I have meeting you on Club Penguin one time, i remember you! Have a nice day! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • thunderdare50

    Hi Polo, congratulations, good blog I follow it. Your posts are brilliant, im your fan!

  • Coolpool79

    Note: Businesmoose has left Club Penguin. You should edit ‘Now I work with Businesmoose on social media stuff like blogs, YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook and Twitter.’. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Luki6191

    Hi Polo, I’m Luki6191. I’m from Argentina if you wonder why I speak English so well is because I go to a very good school English i German: D ok I would like to be an administrator on your wordpress.com ok, this is my blog: http://luki6191. wordpress.com. And if you do not understand come here to translate: http://translate.google.com.ar/. Ok Bye polo hope to have good news soon Atte:
    Greetings from Argentina!

  • epfagent9421

    Polo Field wanna be friends but not on cp also if you want to see me i will be on sleet and my cp username is epfagent9421

  • Amrutesh Arun

    Hey Polo Field!! Can you work on my blog? http://www.clubpenguinlatest.tk! Its made by using blogger! And if you work there, it will be awesome by posting Sneak Peeks of the future parties and updates!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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