On the 6th of June in there’s been updates in 2006 and 2008. In 2006 the Cart Surfer game was released and in 2008 a new pin was hidden and a new edition of the clothing catalogue was released. There is an interesting story on how Cart Surfer came to be, which you don’t want to miss out on!
Believe it or not, there is a back story to Cart Surfer that many do not know. Instead of Cart Surfer there was originally going to be a game called Cave Runner. It was going to be similar to Cart Surfer, but from a first person point of view and in 3D: you’re going through the Mine in a cart and need to dodge obstacles on the track. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out too well since the game is fast paced and you didn’t have enough time to react to the objects on the track, so you would hit them all and lose. The team changed the game prototype so you collected coins on the track, except they felt that it was boring. (think Cart Surfer in a Temple Run style) The team was stuck on what to do since they had promised users there was a new game coming out soon, but eventually Screenhog came up with the thought of Cart Surfer by combining their Cave Runner game prototype and their idea of implementing a surfing game in the future, which was done a year later with Catchin’ Waves. I asked Screenhog if he had any pictures of Cave Runner, and he shared this one with me!
From the time Screenhog came up with the idea of Cart Surfer to the day it launched in-game a mere nine days had passed. Since its release in 2006 the game has received a few minor updates. More tricks were added in July 2007, and other than that there’s only been a few small cosmetic changes throughout the years, plus the addition of stamps.
As for 2008, the Icecream Cone Pin was hidden on the island. You could find it in the Forest. This was the third pin to be hidden in that room and it is Club Penguin’s 63rd pin overall.
The other update on this day in 2008 was the Penguin Style being updated with the usual items one would expect in the month of June: summer styles. You could buy swimwear such as swimsuits, the Pink Snorkel, the Pink Flippers, Hawaiian Shirt, and more.
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