How Disney's Club Penguin Became the Biggest Social Network for Kids
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Of course, the SnowBlasters idea was too big, so he whittled the idea down to something smaller: Experimental Penguins, later called Penguin Chat. Look at those fresh entrepreneurial faces! The two knew kids were going to be online, and they wanted to give them all a safe place to socialise with each other if they were going to be there anyways.
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They pitched the idea to their boss, Dave Krysko — who agreed to fund the vision. InClub Penguin was born. I joined the Club Penguin a year after it launched. Would I get a paycheck? I had no idea that I would end up exchanging my brain power and typing skills for paychecks from Club Penguin for the next 8 years.
The first time I set foot in a Club Penguin office, we were on the fourth floor of the Landmark 5 building in Kelowna. At that time, the entire team including community support and the development team were on the same floor. The room I entered was full of round tables full of computers, keyboards, and young people drinking Coca-Cola. My first impression was that it looked like a church youth group which was probably truer than I realized. I met Lance a few days after I joined.
He asked if I wanted to join the accounting team after I told him that I was previously an accountant. During my tenure with Club Penguin, I did just about as many different things as I could possibly imagine. I wrote support emails, took billing phone calls, set up display cases in the office, and sifted through Flash files to extract sketches for trading cards. I briefly managed word filter updates with Lance, tested features as QA and logged bugs, took photos, collected files for the archives, learned to become a manager, and aspired to become a leader.
The Happy77 on YouTube in ? Let the pointlessness overwhelm your senses! All of the mountains of work that I did for CP was just a drop in the bucket! Club Penguin is so vast and massive that it takes an army of people to make it work.CLUB PENGUIN GONE SEXUAL
So even though I did a whole bunch of random stuff for CP, so did hundreds of other people around the world. It takes many, many villages to raise millions of children. We poured our hearts into the first chapter — a four-minute story constructed from hundreds of images and clips.
We used my handwriting as transitions between the sections of the video, and recreated scenes from the original and games in p thanks to Adobe Flash files being vector-based! We even matched the fonts with the exact typefaces used in the original New Horizon Productions logo to ensure that we captured every detail of the history. We made rough cuts of parts 2 and 3, but they were never finished or released. The lesson here is to get started and finished as fast as possible, before competing priorities invade.
One day, I want to make the Club Penguin documentary that I started in I gave Jon Voight a puffle and told him to give it to one of the grandkids. I attended private events and flew on a private jet once or twice. I got to learn all about how drivers in L. I got to name a whole series of trading card games Card-Jitsuas well as pick out all the art and write the flavour text for the first set.
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All of this compliments the informal meetups and list of titles such as Card Jitsu, a simple card game. These interactions are, however, much different from how old folks use more mature social networks, such as Facebook, Merrifield says: During recess and after school the swings are swamped but you never see a line during down hours: Club Penguin is like a digital swingset where kids can play and gather around communal events.
It's also good for parents hoping to teach their kids a thing or two. Merrifield says the site actually helps kids improve their typing, reading and writing since so much of the site is understood through language. Auto-complete and predictive sentences help kids put together simple phrases and even learn new languages.
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All of the in-game signs, instructions and even predictive dialogue can be translated to any of those five languages. Some parents have allowed their kids to play for 30 minutes, for example, if they play for 20 minutes in a different language. It also means that kids from different countries can speak to each other in their own language.
The site also has other parental features like a "timer" which automatically limits how long a child can stay logged in. The site also promotes other lessons in responsibility, like how to take care of pets or keep a job. Players can adopt "Puffles" as companion pets, for example. These pets need to be fed and taken care of otherwise they run away. More than 25 million Puffles were "adopted" this year alone.
Philanthropy plays a surprisingly large part in Club Penguin. The program, called Coins for Change, is actually driven by the users.