This blog post is a bit of a bumpy ride, so buckle up.
It’s been 11 years (give or take) since I started playing Club Penguin. I loved it when I started. Tracing the penguins on my old 5:4 monitor on the backs of my homework and waiting until midnight for the updates to launch and being so excited to play all of the new parties and everything the game had to offer. Of course, as time progressed Club Penguin would eventually close and my passion for it was still there, so I found this little site. Vintage Penguin- a promise to bring the glory of old Club Penguin as it was when I first started playing. I applied to help design and finally be able to bring my own ideas to life and have others play around in them. I’m just rambling on about my life story, but I just want you to know that this does mean a lot to me. Club Penguin has brought me inspiration to be an artist, to find a future career in Graphic Design, and meet the most amazing bunches of people on the internet. I owe all of it to this little game about penguins. But now, it’s time to set sail for future adventures. Rockhopper Island, perhaps?
This picture is from the original Beta Testing party. Exciting times, huh?
Tootyta12, someone who has worked with me to help put code and reality behind all of the crazy ideas I tried to do, like events, parties, catalogs and fair games, is probably the nicest person I’ve met. He works his hardest with the time he’s allowed, and puts any idea into reality, no matter how crazy. Here’s his message:
Hey, Penguins. I just wanted to say, thanks for making this community my home for the past year. At the beginning of Vintage Penguin, I was going through some very terrible times. Vintage Penguin was the only source that allowed me to push through. Just interacting with you guys and having fun made me happy at those times. Vintage Penguin has allowed me to meet so many of you guys, and has pushed me through the hardest times. I just… I don’t know what I’d do if it wasn’t a part of my life. Thank you all for being such an amazing community. I don’t know where I’ll be after Vintage Penguin’s closure, but I do know that I’ll remember it forever. After Vintage Penguin’s closure, I hope you guys find a new place, and I hope Vintage Penguin remains in your memories forever. Thanks for everything, ~Tootyta/Obs1d1an.
And from Haribo122, another great person who was part of the Vintage staff and helped me get a lot of things done, like the Newspaper and some blog posts:
Hey penguins. It’s been a long ride, one of intrigue, amusement, and wonders. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. I wanted to say, that in this bleak moment, I look back at one of the greatest years of my life on the internet. The interactions with the community in which I have resided in for a year have made me smile and bask in glee. I don’t know where I would be without vintage penguin, but I know for sure that I would not be the person you know at this time. Thank you for being such great penguins, and I hope that vintage penguin will be a staple in your memories the same way that I know will for me. Thank you so much, and I hope you all the best of luck in your future endeavours. ~Haribo122
The Puffle Party has unfortunately been cancelled, and we will host our April Fools party on April 1st. We’ll also host our Waddle On party at a date that is to be announced.
With you, the community, you’ve inspired us to build an island, and you’ve changed our worlds. I can’t thank all of you enough for that. I will truly remember this for the rest of my life.
“Together, we can build an island, create a community, change the world… and even tip an iceberg.
-Sorcerer & The Vintage Penguin Team