For the first time, the Club Penguin Rewritten team have unveiled in extensive detail the direction which the game will take as browsers begins to retire Flash. For those unaware, Flash is the technology on which the game is reliant. There’s quite a few technical terms in this post, so I’ll try to explain.
Effectively, Club Penguin Rewritten will be migrating to a new platform. A lot of this will require recoding/reprogramming how the game works, though there’ll be public tests in-between.
HTML5 will be a slow transition with quite a few public tests in-between. Our main aim is to have basic functionality like rooms, igloos first and then slowly add on other stuff.-Thorn, Club Penguin Rewritten administrator
On when these public tests will occur, Thorn has stated that they can be expected to occur “soon”. It has been stressed that the transition will be slow and not something that happens overnight; features will be added to the new version that won’t be on the Flash client.
Once it’s released, we will slowly phase out the Flash client and there will be features available in it from release that are different or not available in Flash.-Thorn, Club Penguin Rewritten administrator
An example of the kind of features to expect to be available on the new version is the more modern igloo system, which is something that has been highly requested as it allows you to save three igloos.
The team have previously said it’s being worked on, but we now know for certain that it won’t be on the Flash version.
Saving igloos and the new igloo system will be available in the HTML5 version from release which we won’t be bringing to the Flash version-Thorn, Club Penguin Rewritten administrator
It was also stressed that the new technology opens up more opportunities for Club Penguin Rewritten. The team have considered a more modern version of the game, though this could take the form of people being able to switch between the version of their choice. However, that is realistically still a long way off, so please don’t get the impression that things are going to change immediately!
This is pretty significant though as it’s the first time that the Club Penguin Rewritten have gone into detail with their plans for next year, and I’m sure there’s more to be revealed. As always, when it is, I’ll let you know!
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