Club Penguin

Date Created

August 22, 2005 (Beta Testing) October 24, 2005 (Full Release)

Created By

New Horizon Interactive

Adopted by

Walt Disney Company (2007)

Club Penguin is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) founded by New Horizon Interactive, involving a range of online games and activities. Players use small cartoon penguin avatars and play in a snow-covered virtual world. On October 24th, 2005, Club Penguin was released to public after beta testing, growing a large world with more than 30 million accounts by late 2007. Membership was the most popular due to being able to decorate a user's igloo using furniture, Buy virtual clothes using virtual coins earned playing games, and also continue games that non-members could not do. In August 2007, Club Penguin was adopted for Walt Disney Company for a sum of 350 million dollars, with a additional 350 million dollars should specific targets be met by 2009.