Rogers taking over Club Penguin office space

Interesting news in Kelowna, the hometown of Club Penguin. We had a very large space for the CP team in the Landmark buildings. With the closure of Club Penguin and Club Penguin Island, the team obviously didn’t need that much space anymore.  Now that space is going to be occupied by Rogers, a telecommunications company, […]

The Fallen King of MMOs: Club Penguin

“So far in this particular series, we’ve talked about Pixie Hollow and how it sparked a love of online gaming in an entire generation, and we’ve discovered what became of the old favorite ToonTown Online. This time, I’ll be talking about the powerhouse that took down ToonTown, the key to all Disney online gaming’s undoing, a true monarch […]

Club Penguin Island developers laid off, game shut down

“Club Penguin Island is shutting down at the end of the year, according to an announcement from Disney” Source: GameDaily

Canva’s guide to designing websites for kids

Kind of interesting to see Club Penguin featured in a post on the Canva blog.  Source: Canva

Laughing Place reviews Club Penguin Island

“[Club Penguin Island] brings together the familiarity from the old game, with new, re-imagined characters and graphics. In creating an account, you are able to design your own penguin and start tasks such as repairing a pirate ship, helping fix water slides and zip lines and even help find the lost city of Penglantis.“ Source: Laughing Place

Getting banned from Club Penguin is now a speedrunning competition

“How quickly can you create an account and get yourself banned from this browser-based kids’ game? Well, as of right now that answer is 39.53 seconds.“ Source: PC Gamer

Club Penguin set to close, breaking millenial hearts worldwide

Not to be dramatic but this is literally the worst news I’ve ever gotten ever” Source: Polygon

Disney’s Defunct Toontown Remade by Unsanctioned Teen

“Disney shut [Toontown Online] down last year amid a shift away from subscription-based games. Now, it’s getting a second life thanks to fans who have created a knockoff version without the company’s permission.” Source: Bloomberg

Club Penguin’s translation system will make language barriers vanish

“British children will soon be able to chat online in Spanish, French, Portuguese and German without knowing a word of  those languages, as part of an upgrade to [Club Penguin].“ Source: The Telegraph

Half-Price Deal?

Club Penguin, the subscription-based online community acquired by the Walt Disney Company in 2007, has failed to meet profit targets that were tied to $350 million in payouts to the Web site’s creators. Source: New York Times

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