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Club Penguin was a massively multiplayer online game MMO , involving a virtual world that contained a range of online games and activities. Players used cartoon penguin- avatars and played in a winter-set virtual world. After beta-testing , Club Penguin was made available to the general public on October 24, ,  and expanded into a large online community , such that by late , it was claimed Club Penguin had over 30 million user accounts.
It had a public Beta Testing in August , and was officially launched on October 24, It was later bought by Disney in August It involved a virtual world , where the players were penguins , and was featuring a large range of minigames and other online activities , and was based on a snowy island , after which the game was named. Club Penguin has been noted as sharing similarities with other popular browser-based online environments such as RuneScape and Habbo Hotel , such as the use of an in-game currency to purchase virtual items and pets, named " puffles ". The game was specifically designed for players within the ages of however all ages can play , thus child safety was a vital responsibility of the game's developers.