There’s been a lot of rumors going around in the last few days. A lot of tweets have been spread out, as well. As a result, I am here to put a rest to the rumors and explain what really is going on. This could be a long post, so read on!
Disney Interactive has released a statement on their Tumblr page, naming Club Penguin’s beautiful headquarters and awesome team in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada the VoluntEAR of the Year, a special award given for helping out in the community. Congrats, Club Penguin! This is big. Check it out:
Congratulations to our Kelowna Studio, the headquarters for Club Penguin, who was recognized as Disney’s 2013 VoluntEAR Team of the Year for the North American region! Volunteerism is a central and enduring part of Disney’s legacy and culture and our employees around the world give their time and expertise to brighten the lives of kids and families in need, and help strengthen communities around the world. Since the program’s founding in 1983, Disney VoluntEARS in more than 40 countries have given over 8 million hours of volunteer service, including comforting kids during their hospital stays, participating in beach clean ups, and building community playgrounds.
The Kelowna team’s 210 volunteers completed more than 1200 hours of service in 2013. Working on projects of various scope and scale, the group contributed to global initiatives like Change Heroes’ “Build a School Campaign” where they raised $53,475 in 6 weeks to build schools in Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone and Ecuador as well as local projects which included work at community food banks, women’s shelters, boys and girls clubs and more. In honor of their work, Disney VoluntEARs is making a donation to one of their favorite local organizations, the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club.
By coming together to complete these VoluntEAR efforts, the studio not only helped those in need but also strengthened their bond as a team. Congratulations to all!
Club Penguin has been experimenting, and they are considering changing the day they release new Spoiler Alert episodes in a week. We can help them! Check out Polo Field’s tweet, and vote in the Google Docs link.
I much prefer Mondays, as Mondays are usually the most boring for me. What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know.
Quite a few new pieces of information going around the Twitter Club Penguin community!
For starters, at this past Field Friday, Polo Field said that the team is currently working on a brand new app for mobile devices. And it’s not just the Club Penguin app for Android. This will be another one for an entirely new purpose. For what, I don’t know. Shouldn’t they just update the app they have right now? Whatever. Spike Hike also tweeted about it.
In other news, Lance Priebe aka rsnail, whom you may know as one of the founders and former owners of Club Penguin (Lane Merrifield and Dave Krysko were the other two), is at it again. After successfully launching the tactical strategy game Mech Mice with his team at Hyper Hippo, Lance is creating a brand new virtual world. This is promised to be even better and more different than Club Penguin, a “next generation game”, if you will. More will be revealed in June.
Lance also has some news for Mech Mice fans.
Lane Merrifield, one of the other founders of Club Penguin, who left his job at the game back in February of last year, is back! Kind of.
Polo Field is busy teasing up the the Future Party, which starts next week.