Release: Oct 2005
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Club Penguin is definitely one of the most popular social MMO games for children and teenagers (ages 4-16). The game started back in 2005 and was created by New Horizon Interactive although the game is published, managed and promoted by Disney these days.
The game’s success in an online environment has led to many spin-off games being developed along with large numbers of merchandise including toys and books.
In Club penguin players create their own virtual Penguin avatar and explore the north pole like game world meeting other players, participating in events or playing various mini games. Players can open their Club Penguin account for free but a membership is required to access a number of premium features although this is definitely not required to enjoy the experience that Club Penguin offers.
The Club Penguin universe is split up into several rooms that each have their own unique and distinct vibe. Some of the most popular areas include the Beach, Arcade, Dance Club, Ice Rink, Iceberg, Pet Shop and the Plaza.
When you aren’t exploring the world of Club Penguin you can return to your own igloo home and relax. This home can be freely customised and you can even invite others to party in your igloo. Club Penguin also hosts parties on a regular basis for special holidays and events including Halloween, Christmas and many others.
As you take part in the Club Penguin universe you’ll earn virtual coins to spend on items to decorate your penguin avatar and make it unique. Customisable options include costumes, wigs, shirts and plenty of other accessories. Players in Club Penguin can also adopt their own virtual pets known as Puffles which come in a variety of colours which also affects their personality.
Club Penguin’s success in the children MMO genre is no accident. Everything about the game is well done and there are constant events and updates that add even more content to an already great game.
- Huge virtual world filled with penguins.
- Massive community.
- Customise your Penguin and your igloo home.
- Adopt a Puffle and care for it.
- Large collection of mini games to help pass the time.