In March 2005, the founders of Club Penguin set out to create an ad-free, virtual world where children could play games, have fun and interact. As Internet specialists and parents, they wanted Club Penguin to be a place they'd feel comfortable letting their own children and grandchildren visit. After months of consultation, research and testing, Club Penguin opened to the public in October 2005. Thanks to great reviews from players and parents, word quickly spread. In March 2006, Club Penguin launched on Miniclip, the world's largest online game site, and rapidly became its number one game. In August 2007, Club Penguin joined the Walt Disney Company in a partnership designed to provide access to unprecedented resources and unique development opportunities. Less than a year later, in April 2008, Club Penguin opened its first international office in Brighton, England, in order to provide localised player support and moderation. Club Penguin is privileged to be part of the Walt Disney Company, which shares its unwavering commitment to creating a fun and safe online entertainment experience for children and families. At Club Penguin we believe everyone deserves a place to live, good health, an education and hope for a bright future. We're passionate about community engagement and we work hard to foster a culture of giving, both in the virtual world of Club Penguin and within our company. Club Penguin is headquartered in the beautiful city of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada and maintains offices and staff in Brighton, England and Sydney, Australia and Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina.