I continue to be one of the curious and determined kids. The number of stories that I hear from kids that grew up with Club Penguin inspires me to create more. I have had the opportunity to meet Michael. Amazing story. Be curious. Create something.
When my mother-in-law would get upset, she would say "Grub!". I continued this tradition and added it to Club Penguin. This is one of the original messages penguins can use to express their feelings of frustration. Others included the angry and skull emotes.
Grub appears in most of my games. Mech Mice makes reference to a food and weapon company called Grub Co and the mice say "Grub" when they are frustrated.
Want to learn a little secret about Club Penguin? I didn’t make it for kids. I made it for anyone that loves imagination.
Club Penguin is a world full of adventure, mystery and delight. You can be anything you want to be. A pirate that sails the seven seas, a thief that robs the pizza parlour, a ninja that masters an ancient legend, a secret agent, a barista or even an army that wages war on this little snow covered island.
I do not create kids games, I create games that kids can play. Club Penguin is for everyone
10 years ago today, we launched Club Penguin to the world. Over the years I have had the amazing opportunity to work with hundreds of crazy talented people and the opportunity to watch a generation of kids become creative young adults. In the past 10 years, around 400 million children have created penguins, made friends and waddled around. I look forward to the next decade.
- The History of Club Penguin by Riyita
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Long before Club Penguin I was a graphic designer and I loved to create logos. Actually I still enjoy creating logos. Sometimes I will even create a logo before I design the game.
The history of the Club Penguin logo.
Way back in early 2000, I had an idea for a massive multiplayer snowball game with penguins. This game was called SnowBlasters. The logo was pretty simple, I wanted the logo to look like it was made out of packed snow.
A massive multiplayer game was a big idea, I needed to start small. So I created a little chat with waddling penguins called Experimental Penguins, later called Penguin Chat.
Penguin Chat continued to grew and it was time to build something larger. A world to explore, items to collect, games and activities to play. The name Penguin Chat was too small. We considered Penguin World and many others. We finally decided to call it Club Penguin. The word "club" is powerful. Everyone wants to be part of a club. Plus to word "club" encouraged membership. There were many other reasons for the name Club Penguin but the biggest reason was the domain name was available.
The design for the Club Penguin logo was pretty simple. I took the theme from the SnowBlasters logo and added the penguin colours.
In 2007, Club Penguin joined the Walt Disney Company and we wanted to add the "Disney" logo. The Disney logo is one of the most recognized logos around the world. Adding Disney to the Club Penguin logo would create trust with parents.
We considered a couple options for adding the Disney logo to the Club Penguin logo but the hole between the L and the U was a perfect, for the Y in Disney. The new logo looked perfect. It was almost like Club Penguin was made for Disney. (Another story, another day)
I am super excited about the new Club Penguin Starwars party. This is one party I will need to dust off my old red viking helmet and login. Keep waddling.
Many people have asked "What is your favourite party, game, or feature of Club Penguin?"
Coins for Change! Every year millions kids from around the world to donate billions of their hard earned virtual coins to three different causes. These causes include health, education, and the environment. Based on the kids virtual donations, Club Penguin donates $1 Million dollars to help kids around the world. Over the past 6 years Coins for Change has donated more than $8 Million dollars and changed the lives of more than 250,000 children.