Over the weekend Rsnail, the creator of Club Penguin, made a blog post talking about ninjas on Club Penguin and how it came to be. It’s a great read and I learnt a lot from it.
Here’s an excerpt from his post:
I had always planned to release ninjas before pets, pirates, and secret agents in Club Penguin. The original plan was to include the dojo in the Plaza, but the Pet Store and the Pizza Parlor were not ready, so the Dojo was hidden on the map with the iceberg. The mountain became the perfect home for the Dojo and later Card-jitsu. When Club Penguin launched on October 24th, 2005 the Dojo and all the clothing items were ready to be unlocked. (Including the sword) Then something happened.
The players wanted pets for their penguins!
If you are interested in reading the full post, you can check it out on his website here. Happy reading!