Facts about Club Penguin

There are many facts and interesting pieces of information about Club Penguin that many people don’t know about! Thanks to Club Penguin Wikia –  http://clubpenguin.wikia.com, Club Penguin Memories -http://clubpenguinmemories.com and most of all helpful, Google –  www.google.com

  • Club Penguin has close to 1,000 employees
  • Screenhog was Club Penguin’s first artist
  • Happy77 was Club Penguin’s first writer
  • 10% of Club Penguin Membership profits are donated to charity
  • The old newspaper design took over 100 hours to make
  • Club Penguin launched incomplete
  • Club Penguin started with around 10 employees and quickly expanded
  • Club Penguin was originally scheduled to launch in 2010
  • Club Penguin was redone several times
  • Word about Club Penguin quickly spread. They didn’t advertise at all
  • Screenhog’s last day at Club Penguin was October 29, 2010
  • Rsnail’s favorite part about working at Club Penguin was going out for lunch
  • Club Penguin started with a little under 10 employees, but by the end of 2006 had almost 100
  • The original penguin in Experimental Penguins was created using a program named Ray Dream, a simply 3D program
  • Club Penguin was designed to add and update rooms forever
  • Disney loves Club Penguin – they are adding penguins to their theme parks
  • Rsnail’s first game made in flash was Ballistic Biscuit, created in 1999
  • Gary The Gadget Guy, also known as G, was named after James Bond’s gadget guy “Q”
  • All Club Penguin staff members must login from one of the offices around the world for their penguin to work
  • Rsnail and Screenhog no longer work for Club Penguin
  • Rsnail created all the smilies on Club Penguin
  • The Skull Emote was removed due to thousands of kids writing in asking for it to be removed
  • In 2005 there was a bug on Club Penguin that allowed you to walk on walls
  • When Rsnail was 12 he created a small game with his brother called Orbit Zoids. This was his first game ever
  • Rsnail created Hydro Hopper, Sled Racing, Mancala, Find Four, and Puffle Roundup
  • Rsnail came up with the idea for Club Penguin while watching the news in 2004
  • Even though he no longer works for Club Penguin, Rsnail still keeps in touch with some of the employees
  • The Club Penguin Times has a readership of over 1.7 million penguins
  • Rsnail had other names for Club Penguin, but the domain names were taken
  • 200 different employees respond to Club Penguin’s emails
  • Club Penguin has over 150 million registered users
  • Club Penguin receives 40,000 emails in a week
  • Over 21,000 penguins log into Club Penguin daily
  • Screenhog created the Thin Ice theme song
  • Since Club Penguin released Puffle Launch for mobile devices more than 100,000 coins have been uploaded via the app
  • More than half of children own a toy based on a virtual world like Moshi Monsters and Club Penguin
  • Billybob is a multi-millionaire
  • The Club Penguin Team must send a personal reply to every email received from a parent or child
  • The guy who made the cover art for both Club Penguin Nintendo DS games also directed and storyboarded the Puffle Launch app trailer
  • In 2010, more than 3.4 million kids donated more than 12 billion virtual coins to charity
  • Club Penguin has more employees than Twitter does
  • Club Penguin’s revenue is estimated to be over $50 Million ($50,000,000)
  • Lane Merrifield (Billybob) did not excel in post-secondary school
  • Lane Merrifield was a C-average student
  • Puffle were originally meant to not have mouths when Screenhog designed them, but Billybob and Rsnail convinced him to include them
  • When there is a silly or fun bug, Club Penguin calls it a blooper
  • Club Penguin was once going to have a cooking themed stage play but it never saw the light of day
  • Club Penguin’s domain name accidentally expired in 2011

Wow! That is a lot of facts and secrets and information about Club Penguin!

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