For a while now, the Club Penguin Rewritten team have been slowly revealing details about the upcoming HTML5 public beta test. This has now been officially released in a blog post, but I just wanted to give you a run down of what’s going on!
In case you’re unaware, the team are currently migrating the game to a more modern technology. There’s two primary reasons for this:
- In December, Flash (the current technology used) will begin to be retired by browsers. It’s also significantly outdated as it is.
- HTML5 (the more modern technology) will provide the team with more options. This includes mobile support, but they have also confirmed that features such as igloos improvements will be made for the more modern technology. Read more.
Without further ado, here’s how you can test it! You can sign in at the following link on any device, including mobile: https://play.cprewritten.net/2020/
This is really just a test, so a lot of things such as sitting and emotes don’t work yet, and it may feel a bit odd. You can also currently access the following rooms:
- Outdoor: Town, Dock, Snow Forts, Plaza
- Indoor: Coffee Shop, Dance Club, Gift Shop
By testing, you’ll receive an exclusive background! It’ll be added to your inventory automatically as long as you’re not logged in on both the HTML5 version and the Flash version at the same time.
Of course, a lot is being updated and there’s still a while to go! However, it’s pretty amazing to see the rapid progress which the team has made, and the game does play relatively well. It’s also really cool to be able to play on mobile devices!
Above are some more links with more information regarding the HTML5 change, in case you’re interested. I will keep you updated with more information as it’s released, but it’s amazing to be able to finally test it out!
Thank you very much for reading, be sure to check back for more of the latest Club Penguin Rewritten news and guides!