Deep Space Homer 2016 Event is the 18th minor event and the first event of 2016. It was released on January 21, 2016 and ended on February 3, 2016.
It was re-released on September 28, 2017, as the first event of the "Classic Mini-Events" if the user hasn't completed it in time on its first release. It was activable until October 2, 2017.
A new premium costume, Astronaut Barney, was released bundled with either Barney's Bowlarama (if the player didn't already have it) or the Space Shuttle Simulator. Buying Barney's Bowlarama gave a refund (rebate) of 130 donuts for the length of the event.
The event started with the quest Mars Won while the main quest was Cheap Space Homer. Mars Won required the player to have unlocked Quimby to start. There was also a hidden side quest, DSH Easter Eggs.
The event introduced a new limited time currency, NARA Certification Stars. There was no display for the currency, they were merely used as a quest tracker. Opening the Cheap Space Homer quest window showed how many were needed for the current quest. Stars carried over from the previous quest, but the counter reset each quest.
All tasks and buildings took 3 hours (except 2 Deep Space Homer actions). The following tasks generated stars (in order of task availability):
Work Out Payments (Unlocked on the beginning of Cheap Space Homer Pt. 1)
- Quimby - 1
Demonstrate Balance (Unlocked on the beginning of Cheap Space Homer Pt. 1)
- Astronaut Barney - 2
Do Narobics (Unlocked after finishing Cheap Space Homer Pt. 1)
Train as an Astronaut (Unlocked on the beginning of Cheap Space Homer Pt. 2)
Hang Out at the Hangar (Unlocked after finishing Cheap Space Homer Pt. 3)
Collect Payments (Unlocked after finishing Cheap Space Homer Pt. 4)
Gather Insect Specimens (8 hours) (Unlocked after finishing Cheap Space Homer Pt. 4)
- Deep Space Homer - 2
Walk Like a Hero (4 hours) (Unlocked after finishing Cheap Space Homer Pt. 5)
- Deep Space Homer - 1
Put Rocket Ship Together (Unlocked on the beginning of Cheap Space Homer Pt. 6)
New Content Edit
Note that prizes listed were available for a limited time and may not return.
|Name||Cost/How to Unlock||Available|
|Shuttle Hangar||Cheap Space Homer Pt. 3||Whole Event|
|Space Training Center||Cheap Space Homer Pt. 1||Whole Event|
|Name||Character||Cost/How to Unlock||Available|
|Astronaut Barney||Barney||Barney's Bowlarama or Space Shuttle Simulator*||Whole Event|
|Deep Space Homer||Homer||Cheap Space Homer Pt. 2||Whole Event|
* If the player already had Barney's Bowlarama then it was bundled with the Space Shuttle Simulator.
Returning Content Edit
|Name||Cost||How to Unlock||Available|
|Drive-In Theater||150||Mars Won Pt. 2||Whole Event|
|Portal to Rigel 7||75||Mars Won Pt. 2||Whole Event|
|Rigellian Tribal Hut||20||Mars Won Pt. 2||Whole Event|
Personal Prizes Edit
|Prize||How to Unlock||Need to Collect||Total to Collect|
|Space Training Center||Cheap Space Homer Pt. 1||2||2|
|Deep Space Homer||Cheap Space Homer Pt. 2||10||12|
|Shuttle Hanger||Cheap Space Homer Pt. 3||30||42|
|Deep Space Homer's Gather Insect Specimens job||Cheap Space Homer Pt. 4||45||87|
|Deep Space Homer's Walk Like a Hero job||Cheap Space Homer Pt. 5||50||137|
|Upgraded Rocket Launch Pad||Cheap Space Homer Pt. 6||100||237|
- Most of the content of this event was already coded since the Thanksgiving 2015 Event.