Looks like an Episode Tie-In for this week’s “War of Art” episode just hit our devices. Working through the details as we speak, but this is an in-game update. Meaning it will download automatically once you start TSTO, so you don’t have to go to the App Store looking for it!
As always we’ll update THIS post with more details once we have them.
UPDATE: Mayor Quimby kicks things off, but it is an auto start.
You may have trouble getting it to start in your town, if that happens try all of the usual troubleshoot methods (hard close and restart app, restart your device. You may have to do it more than once)
SPOILER ALERT: More specific game details after the fold.
Springfield is being overrun with Guinea Pigs!
An Experiment Where Guinea Pigs are Guinea Pigs Pt. 1
Mayor Quimby Auto Starts
Mayor Quimby: Residents of Springfield, do not panic, but we are experiencing an invasion by an alien species. Every neighborhood, every street is being overwhelmed by —
Lisa: GUINEA PIGS!!!! Dad, I’ve always wanted one, and here are dozens wandering the streets, desperate to be rescued, and I’m the FIRST LITTLE GIRL on the scene!!
Homer: Hmmm, don’t you think we should just call animal control? Or lots of speeding cars?
Lisa: No, Dad! Let me take them. I’d be the perfect guinea pig owner. I even know their common health problems, which include wheezing….crusty eyes, receding eyes, drooling, watery diarrhea, anorexia, bladder stones, limping and mange mites.
Homer: That sounds like a lot of fun, honey. But how about anything in the world else?
Lisa: We have to rescue them. Guinea pigs are mistreated everywhere. Did you know that in Peru people eat them? (Note from Alissa…true story. Once worked with a woman from Peru who used to tell me all about how they ate them, and the different ways to cook them. Kinda gross!)
Homer: Wait, they what?
Lisa: Nothing, Dad! They nothing.
Homer: I just have one question: how long are they cooked and at what temperature and are they brined and what sauces bring out their delicate flavor?
Lisa: They’re getting away! Help me rescue them!
Rescue Escaped Guinea Pigs- x40 To get things going you have to find and tap 40 Guinea Pigs in your town. They’re hard to spot but they are EVERYWHERE. They’re roaming around Springfield and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are fluffier than others too! When you Tap on them they roll into a ball and disappear! Again do this 40 times to get this going in your town!
Lisa: Where did all these poor guinea pigs come from?
Wiggum: It’s common for people to dump unwanted pets in Springfield. That’s why there’s a flock of ferrets living under Moe’s, and hundreds of monkeys in Professor Frink’s lab. It’s strange that so many people didn’t want their monkeys
Lisa: That’s horrible! But I’ll never give a single one of these cute guinea pigs away — ow! Hey, that white one just bit me!
An Experiment Where Guinea Pigs are Guinea Pigs Pt. 2
Homer: Uh-oh, I see blue hair coming this way.
Marge: Homer! There are 40 guinea pigs in Lisa’s room!
Homer: I know, honey. I’ll find a tactic to make her get rid of them right away.
Homer: Um, what tactic do you suggest I use?
Homer: Okay, I’ll try, but I haven’t had much luck with it before. Lisa! You can’t keep these guinea pigs here. You have to find a home for them right now or you don’t get to go to Janie’s birthday party.
Homer: Good lord, this “parenting” thing is some powerful mojo.
Make Lisa Locate a Guinea Pig Sanctuary– 12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Lisa: Dad, I found a guinea pig rescue center on Craigslist!
Homer: Ah, Craigslist — the site that killed off classified ads, the yellow pages, and escorts having no where to advertise.
Lisa: The land the rescue center was on was taken over by survivalists so the center’s looking for new land. Apparently it’s easy to move — it’s a “manufactured home.”
Homer: In my day, those were called “mobile homes” and the residents were proud to be called trailer trash. But there’s no no name for these “manufactured home” people! Why must we ruin everything?
Lisa: Dad, I’m a little tired of hearing your “take” on things. Can’t we just find some land?
Homer: Land! The only thing in the world that God’s not making any more of…except during the Squidport update.
An Experiment Where Guinea Pigs are Guinea Pigs Pt. 2
Lisa Auto starts
Lisa: I’m so glad we finally found a home for all those adorable guinea pigs. Can we go there right now and make sure that the workers are calling them by the names I gave them? It’s easy to confuse Iphigenia for Clytemnestra.
Homer: Sure, we can go. My shoes can always use a few minutes of standing in shallow pails of bleach.
Place Guinea Pig Rescue Center- Free building, takes 24hrs to build.
Make Lisa Faun over Rescued Guinea Pigs- 8hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
The Guinea Pig Rescue Center is in your Inventory! (Woo-hoo free building!!) Requires Level 5, Earns $200, 20xp every 12hrs. And it’s 10×10 in size. Takes 24hrs to build.
Lisa: The guinea pigs look so happy! And only a couple of them have bumblefoot or slobbers.
Homer: “Bumblefoot or the slobbers?” What are those?
Lisa: Guinea pigs diseases. But not to worry, I don’t think humans can get them…Dad, you tripped! Are you okay?
Homer: Yea, that’s weird — my foot suddenly doesn’t fit in my shoe. And I’m drooling like crazy.
Lisa: Oh, Dad, Pokey the guinea pig is looking at you! Can I please adopt him?
Homer: *slobbering no*
Lisa: Please, please, please, please….?
Homer: *unintelligible slobbers*
That completes the Episode Tie-In Main Questline.
Other new stuff this update brought…unfortunately this stuff isn’t free.
That’s everything for this Episode tie-in update! What do YOU think of the update? Are you excited to get a free building with it? Did you like the crack about more land? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!