Club Penguin is Back With 'Club Penguin Island'

Lawrence Kim
March 31, 2017

The browser-based MMO, released on October 24th, 2005, shut down with around 200 million users (as of 2013), only to be replaced by its mobile-only successor, Club Penguin Island.

As previously reported, Disney has shut down the kid-friendly social network Club Penguin.

The new version also adds things like quests and the ability to design your own clothing - things that have been common in MMORPGs for a while, but notably absent from Club Penguin.

The new subscription-based mobile app game, called Club Penguin Island, is available today for iOS and Android.

Original Club Penguin memberships will not be transferred to Club Penguin Island, though players were able to pre-register for the app to reserve their penguin's name.

The long-running massive multiplayer online game and meme machine Club Penguin has moved to where the kids are these days: mobile.

So rest assured, parents, your children should be safe from other people's bad language on Club Penguin Island.

In our experience, Club Penguin Island is plagued with an unstable server - not atypical on launch day - and some tepid gameplay.

Much of this is in Club Penguin Island, but you wouldn't know it if you were playing the game for free.

In addition, Club Penguin Island maintains a strong commitment to providing a secure environment for kids, with a new safety moderation system that includes a chat filter.

The new game has some of the same features as the old one, along with 3D animations and unique emojis. "The viability of Club Penguin was the main concern for us". Players will also have access to familiar reporting tools, which lets them self-moderate the community.

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