|This page contains information regarding the Summer Event 2021.|
Much of the content below is copied verbatim from Castle Cats and is therefore copyrighted by PocApp.
Summer 2021 was a full Castle Cats event added in app version 3.1. It began on August 9, received a mid-event update on September 1, and ran through September 25. It included the premiere of a new feature, the Event Pass, which awarded prizes as players collected event materials; additional rewards were available for players who purchased the Gold Pass for 450 gems.
The event introduced five new heroes: Lewis, Dandelion and Glaucous, who could be purchased with real money, and two more who could be crafted in Alchemy. These are all fan-designed cats, based on the winning entries in the 7th Design a Castle Cat contest held this spring. The event also featured the return of all 13 previous Summer cats.
New guild leader customization options were available in the Event Shop, as were one new and four returning hero outfits. Items from past Summer events were available in the prize pool of the Event Box.
- 1 Event Quest
- 2 Event Content
- 3 References
The event included a 15-quest campaign. The story features the following characters (in order of appearance): Conan, Newt, Francis, Curio, Bob, Catniss, Cupcake, Berry, and Ash. A transcript of the dialog was recorded as the story unfolded.
While the event was live, rewards for event-specific, normal and battle quests at quest level 4 and above can include watermelon slices, seashells, and tubes of sunscreen, Summer event materials that can be used to craft hero eggs and plushies and acquire new guild leader items. These materials can also be purchased as microtransactions in the Event Shop.
|2000 of each Summer material||$14.99 USD||+750|
1000 of each Summer material,
300 gems and Sandra
|1000 of each Summer material||$7.99 USD||+400|
|500 of each Summer material||$4.99 USD||+250|
The quest selection screen included a materials boost button offering the option to watch an ad and get double event materials from quest rewards for 30 minutes. Alternatively, purchasing a new premium hero for real money would double event materials from quest rewards and purchasing two or more microtransaction cats would triple them. These boosts lasted for the duration of the event and replaced the ad boost option.
The Event Shop offered three new Summer heroes as microtransaction purchases and all six previous premium Summer cats for 300 gems each.
Two new Summer heroes could be crafted in Alchemy from the Sunken Treasure and Flask Eggs. All seven crafting cats from previous Summer events were also available.
|Egg||Name & Description||Materials Cost||Craft
|Sunken Treasure Egg
This egg is SHINING like a treasure! The Hero might love gems more than even Francis!
We found this egg stranded on the shore. The Hero must really love the ocean.
Use Summer Materials to create a new Hero. Maybe she will help you catch those lousy pirates?
Use Summer Materials to create a new Hero. She loves the beach.
We saved this egg from the sea. Wonder what's in it! A Hero perhaps?
This egg looks funny. Hope the Hero is too!
|Nordic Flower Egg
Hop around in circles while singing cheerfully to hatch this strange Hero
|Ice Cream Egg
This Hero loves ice cream more than anything. Remember to keep out of the water immediately after eating!
This Hero loves the water. Good thing the egg comes with a[sic] inflatable ring.
|Totals||4800 of each material (+4000 of each material)||18d (+14d)||9 cats|
Note: Plushies can only be unlocked in guilds that have reached level 50.
The two plushies from the Summer Event 2020 were available again this year and were unlocked in the same manner, by collecting pearls. Players who unlocked them last year found them in the Alchemy station available for crafting or, if already crafted, with a green check mark. Moreover, pearls collected in the previous event were carried over and applied to unlocking the one new plushie recipe. Pearls spawned once a day near the arch in the guild hall and only when skies were clear; the rain returned when a pearl was successfully collected.
Guild Leader Items
The following new guild leader customizations were available in the Event Shop.
|Item||Cost per Variant||# Variants|
|Wayfarer's Garb||4 Variants|
|Sailor Suit||4 Variants|
|Happy-go-lucky Face||5 Variants|
|Dancing Crab||5 Variants|
|Kite Flyer Newt|
|Beach Lounging Catniss|
|Beach Bro Francis|
The Event Box was shown in the final tab of the Event Shop window. It could be purchased for 50,000 coins every 2 days or for 60 gems otherwise at any time. Players got a free box at the start of the event as well. For each box purchased, a player received one of the nine prizes shown in the window, chosen at random. The prize pool, which was automatically refreshed every day at midnight local time, could also be reset by watching an ad, and then for successively higher gem prices starting at 5 gems.
The overall prize pool for the Event Box included the following:
- All six previous Summer premium heroes: Wetbeard, Harbour, Starsky, Sunset, Steve and Sundae.
- All four previous Summer hero outfits, one for each of the following cats: Conan, Catniss, Francis and Nessie.
- More than 40 different guild leader items from the Summer events in 2017, 2019 and 2020.
- Various resources in the following fixed amounts:
- Gems: 50, 35, 20
- Reputation tokens: 12, 9, 6, 3
- Event materials: 300, 200, 100, 50
- Rare embers: 5, 3
- Common embers: 10, 5
Players could earn up to nine event badges by acquiring new event content and completing event quests. Prizes are awarded for obtaining 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 badges. Progress is tracked and prizes can be claimed in the Event Badges window accessed by tapping the watermelon icon in the bottom left of the guild hall screen.
Note: Real-money purchases are required to earn the Recruiter badge, which is fitting given that the reward for earning all badges, a 14-day VIP ticket, is useful only to players who have made at least $10 in real-money purchases.
|Recruiter||Purchase New Premium Heroes||1||Lewis, Dandelion, Glaucous|
|Alchemist||Craft New Hero Eggs||1||Sunken Treasure Egg (Crabina)|
Flask Egg (Jack)
|Artisan||Purchase Guild Leader Items||1||One variation per type of item|
|Lorekeeper||Complete Event Quests||8||Event Quests|
The event included the premiere of a new feature, the Event Pass, which awarded prizes as players collected event materials; additional rewards were available to players who purchasec the Gold Pass for 450 gems. Materials requirements increased as players advanced through ten stages and acted only as criteria, not costs; that is, no materials were taken from inventory as prizes were claimed. The Event Pass window could be found by tapping the watermelon icon in the bottom left of the guild hall screen and then opening the third tab on the right.
Requirements and Rewards
Rewards included two new kinds of tickets, one that grants a free opening of the Event Box (pink with gold star), and another that can be used to refresh the prize pool of the Event Box (blue with circular arrow). These tickets do not expire and any still held at the end of the event will be carried over into the next. The Gold Pass could be purchased at any time to receive rewards retroactively from stages already cleared.
Free + Gold Pass
- https://www.facebook.com/castlecatsgame/photos/a.1091007500921428/4045923612096454/ Castle Cats Facebook post announcing the winners of the 7th Design a Castle Cat competition, April 16, 2021.
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