Mumbai: Children and families in India can now access the popular online virtual world of Club Penguin. This announcement was made today in Mumbai by Robb Beeston, head of Disney Online Studios, Asia Pacific and Nitin Chawla, executive director, Disney Interactive Media Group, India.
The snow-covered online playground is enjoyed by fans in more than 190 countries around the world. Although it’s free it offers additional benefits to those who purchase subscription memberships. In response to a steady growth in popularity throughout India, Club Penguin has launched the option to purchase memberships in local currency.
A part of Disney Online, Club Penguin is one of the largest and fastest-growing virtual worlds for children. Since launching into cyberspace five years ago from its headquarters in Kelowna, Canada, the virtual world has expanded internationally, and now has teams located around the globe, including Sydney, Australia.
Club Penguin has won numerous awards from parents and consumer groups, including being recognized by influential Australian parent’s website Kidspot. Club Penguin was awarded with the Best of 2009 award, “Highly Recommended” in the category of best website for kids aged 8-11years
“The virtual world is popular with kids and trusted by parents because we believe passionately in providing a fun online experience that’s guided by a strong commitment to safety. There’s no third party advertising in the virtual world of Club Penguin, and it’s thanks to the players who purchase memberships we’re able to maintain that no ads policy as well as a large team of trained moderators and player support staff” said Robb Beeston.