Almost 22, and Playing Club Penguin Island
Next week I'll be 22, and I can't stop checking in on Club Penguin Island.
The game officially launched about a month ago, and while thousands of ten-year olds are bitching about the new game across the internet, I'm having the time of my life. I didn't quite realize how much I liked the idea of a cute and pointless online game.
The announcement of the original Club Penguin ending forever sparked a little nostalgia for a game I've never played, but remember seeing throughout my K-5th grade years. I figured I should try the new one. It is easily accessible (as it's a mobile game now), free to start, adorable, and features tons of Disney memorabilia. So, in a sense, it's the perfect game for me.
On a daily basis I check in on my little green penguin that sports a pirate hat to complete the daily challenges, and eat a slice of pizza. Daily challenges usually consist of doing something simple and minute, like picking up the guitar and jamming out, or sitting down by the beach with four other penguins. They're goofy, they encourage community interactions, and the XP keeps me going back.
I'm not hooked on the game to the point where I'm pouring hours a day into it. It's just nice to pop in and spend fifteen minutes or so a day with my penguin friends. The game is quite simple right now. With the promise of more content on the way, I'm contempt exploring the small space that's available now, but I'm looking forward to future content updates.
I am by no means trying to I encourage everyone to go subscribe to Club Penguin Island, but I find it rather interesting that a game that would seemingly fly under the radar for anyone ten and above has its hooks in me so deep. Then again, I do still play Disney Infinity regularly.
It's an unexpected surprise. It's a fun game to buy a pizza in and share its virtual cheesiness with a bunch of random penguin strangers. Here's to you, CPI. May we have many more days together.