Club Penguin in Russian Coming Soon!

Привет Penguin Friends,

Our global Penguin community is growing again! We are so excited to announce that Club Penguin is finally coming to Russia!

This marks the sixth language to join Club Penguin. With over 7M kids online in Russia, we hope to see lots of Russian Penguins waddling around the island soon.

To our new Russian friends, “добро пожаловать” (welcome)! What makes Club Penguin special is the diverse community of kids like you from around the world who visit the island every day and fill it with their joy and imaginations. Here, the coolest thing you can be is yourself, and we can’t wait to see the special things you will bring to our community.

I also want to say “привет” to our new Russian blogger Snego Lex. Snego will keep our Russian Penguins up to date on everything happening on the island and will also share more about Russia and its culture with the rest of our Penguins around the globe.

club penguin in russian coming soon

Club Penguin will go live in Russian officially on February 6 at www.clubpenguin.com/ru and will be available in the next release of the Club Penguin app in the next few months.

Until next time…шлёпаем дальше (Waddle On)!
-Club Penguin Team

By Spike Hike

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Welcome Russian players! 😀

-Dj Pingy8

VIDEO: More news about the NEXT Big Update – CPNext

Penguins,

For the last year we have been working on something HUGE! We have been building a WHOLE NEW technology to take Club Penguin into the future. Right now we’re calling it CPNext. CPNext will allow us to take the Penguin world to new platforms and devices – connecting our community here on clubpenguin.com to mobile devices on iOS and Android, smart TVs, and who knows what else may come?!

CPNext will look and feel just like Club Penguin today, with a few improvements along the way. We want it to feel as close as possible to the CP community you love! You’ve already seen the first version of the CPNext technology on “My Penguin” for iPad… mobile igloos are built on it already. We’ve worked hard to make sure that the CPNext igloos are fully connected with igloos on desktop, so the experience across both is totally seamless.

With CPNext, we will finally be launching the Jump to Friend feature! To make things simpler and faster, you can just jump to where your friend is right when you log in. Much simpler and easier than in current CP! We know this has been a long requested feature – and it’s finally coming!

video more news about the NEXT big update cpnext

We know that there is some concern about always having full rooms. Don’t worry! We’ve built a lot of smarts into the system to make sure you stay with your friends when you go from room to room. And we will be watching and listening and can turn the number of Penguins in a room up or down based on your feedback. This is your world and we will work with you to find the right balance!

We will be taking our “next” step with CPNext in December with the launch of the Town on iPad. We will then start launching new rooms into the app every few weeks! Over the next few months you are going to see the CP world come to life on mobile. And for those of you with iPhones, iPod Touch, or Android devices – we are working on these NOW and plan to bring the Club Penguin app to you, too!

This is only a tiny bit of what we have planned – wait ’til you see the future for Puffles and Card-Jitsu… 😉

Waddle on!

-Club Penguin Team

By Spike Hike

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Awesome! 😀

-Dj Pingy8

My Penguin iPhone Concepts!

Penguins,
Many of you have asked us for a version of My Penguin that works on iPhone and iPod Touch. As always, we listen and we are working on it… but we need your help!
We’re trying to figure out the best way to format the user interface for the smaller iPhone screen. Below are a couple of concepts we are considering. Take a look and let us know what you think would be best?
#1.
my penguin iphone concepts 1
#2.
my penguin iphone concepts 2
#3.
my penguin iphone concepts 3
This is going to be awesome!
Waddle on,
-Club Penguin Team
By Spike Hike
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I really like #3!
-Dj Pingy8

Igloos Coming to My Penguin on iPad!

Hey Penguins!

Last week we revealed the epic news that My Penguin 1.2 is coming to iPad, with all-new 3D penguin avatars! Of course, penguins need a place to hang out… and what better place to hang out than your iggy? That’s right, igloos are coming to the next version of My Penguin!!

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Here’s how it works: when you log into My Penguin on iPad, you’ll see your igloo as it appears on clubpenguin.com. Re-decorating your igloo in My Penguin is super-fast, too — thanks to an all-new touch interface that takes full advantage of the iPad! When you save your iggy design, it will appear on clubpenguin.com as well. Pretty cool, eh?

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Just like on clubpenguin.com, you can invite your friends to check out your igloo or visit theirs. My Penguin has a brand new interface that lets you see a preview of igloos for easy browsing. It will make it so much faster to find igloo parties!

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For those interested in our technology, My Penguin uses entirely new tech that will be the future foundation of Club Penguin. Servers will work a little differently. Instead of logging into a server, we will take you directly to the igloo you want to go to. If the iggy gets full, we will spin up another version of that igloo so that more people can join. This will be really handy for the most popular iggys. Now if we only had a jump feature… 🙂

Waddle On!!

By Spike Hike

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The 3D penguin avatars look amazing!

-Dj Pingy8

VIDEO: New My Penguin Avatar Sneak Peek!

Hey Penguins!

Last Friday we debuted our sixth episode of #WaddleOn and many penguins told us that they noticed something…. different.

You guessed it – full 3D avatars are coming to My Penguin 1.2 for iPad!!

We’ve completely rebuilt the avatar from scratch to take full advantage of 3D. All your items from Club Penguin are available with this new 3D avatar. When you change your avatar on clubpenguin.com, your outfit will show in My Penguin, too! And if you change your outfit in My Penguin, you will be able to see it on the web. They are completely synched up so it’s easy to go back and forth. We’ve also re-done all our animations in 3D!

Below is a video that gives you peek at how cool these animations look in 3D. The team worked on these for over a year and did an amazing job! You are going to have a ton of fun playing with all your special dance items and seeing the cool, new animations. Check it out:

video new my penguin avatar sneak peek

In other news… this new avatar also gives us a LOT of opportunity down the road! I don’t want to spoil it now, but let’s just say that this will let us take animations, special dance items, and interaction with the world to an entirely new level!!

I hope you are as excited as I am about My Penguin 1.2! Pay attention to the blog for even more sneak peeks about what’s next!

Until next time…Waddle On!

-Club Penguin Team

By Spike Hike

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Can’t wait for the update! 😀

-Dj Pingy8