The Club (lost Nickelodeon MMO; 2010-2014)
The Club is an online multiplayer game created by Nickelodeon. The game was designed for children ages 6 to 14 since that was Nickelodeon's main demographic. In The Club, the game allows players to create their own avatar, decorate their home with merchandise and furniture, visit locations similar to actual Nickelodeon shows such as iCarly, watch videos, and post comments on the message board.
The game began development in November 2004 and was released as an open beta in June 2006. 5 months later, the beta was closed and it was confirmed by Nickelodeon that over 3,000,000 users tested the game. On January 30th, 2007, the full game was finally released to the public under the name Nicktropolis. Nicktropolis turned out to be successful and earned a much favorable reception from its fans. Nicktropolis had a player count of 7,000,000 at the time. The game was later updated to have a blog where events were held for the game. On May 19, 2010, the game was redesigned to have 2D graphics and was renamed to The Club. Not only was the name changed, but the site was updated to have a message board for users to post comments.
In September 2014, Nickelodeon updated its website to have a more modern-type look and because of this, The Club had to be shut down and taken off of the website along with the message board. There are only a few screenshots of the game along with a commercial for it found by TheUkeUkeable on YouTube, but as of right now, The Club remains completely and utterly lost.
- Wikipedia page on Nick.com, which mentions The Club. Retrieved 04 Oct '19
- Nickelodeon Games Wikia page on The Club. Retrieved 04 Oct '19