|“||Waddle around and meet new friends!||”|
— Club Penguin
Club Penguin was an online-based, massively multiplayer role-playing game created by Disney Canada Inc. (formerly New Horizons Interactive). Club Penguin Rewritten is a recreation of this game.
It was founded by Lance Priebe and co-founded by Lane Merrifield and Dave Krysko in August 2005. At that time, players were able to participate in an open Beta Test, where they could receive the Party Hat for a limited amount of time. Club Penguin was officially launched on October 24, 2005.
On January 30, 2017, Disney announced that Club Penguin would be replaced by a successor title named Club Penguin Island, a game supporting a 3D Game engine. They also announced that Club Penguin would be discontinued on March 29, 2017.