Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Dave Report: Release 1.14 (Episode 15 - A New Home)


As usual, Dave comes out of the coder cave but has nothing to say, so he writes about the latest release with very little information.
"Like I said last week, this update was mainly a cleanup update where we did a lot of bug fixing and optimization but we ended up having more time than normal because of our late update schedule so we were able to add a bunch of stuff in addition to that...."

"...As some people have guessed, the main goal of the update was to introduce a new island. The new island has its own background loop, it has a T-Rex Egg, and it has a structure of some type (testers, please do not post screen shots at this time). It’s a brand new location so it doesn’t have the volcano in the background like the other island, we will be adding a different background hazard in the future after the trilogy, not sure when though. There is also a second secret about the location, a future unlockable (after the trilogy)."
>> CLICK HERE FOR THE TOUCH ARCADE THREAD <<

We have Ep 15 'A New Home' wrapped up and ready to go, but we have to wait for 'Ep 14: Say My Name' to be approved before we submit, so everyone please be patient!

50 comments:

  1. this update sounds frickin awesome. can u plz show us some screen shots. what will the unlockable island look like. can u plz make the island bigger and when will new home be out if u submit it today or tommorow. will the dinosuar egg be like the rock?

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  2. Hey bolt, i have two questions for you.

    One: are you looking at the iphone 3.0 APIs for new update ideas (a little radio that plays our music would be nice =D )

    Two: I know you propabley have hundreds on the list for beta testers, but can you post your email so i can apply to the list? Thank You =D

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  3. awesome, I can't wait!!!!!
    but iTunes is sure taking their time approving this update
    at least longer than usual
    but something I noticed about the march of the fire ants update is tht once you make the ants come out of the ant hill, and then lead them by dragging your finger from the ant hill to another location, and then by taking out the magnifying glass u can burn the ants, making a small stream of smoke to rise....which I thought I very cool addition

    keep up the good work

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  4. hey Guys i was woundering if you coukd with the price going up mybee upgrade the engien or increase meory space to like 20.3 mb i think with that you can aford more space and not have to compermise stuff like the smoke ishue.

    By the way will that be fixed in next update?? And also can you tell pocket god more about that JACKIE BUTTON app that sounds cool but I would like more detail on what it is like will it be free and what will it do?

    Ps. I would love to be a beta tester how would i sing up?

    Pocket 1# fan out!!! :)

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  5. Yeah, me too. I REALLY want to become a beta tester and help you guys out.

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  6. 4 the clothes, if you make the clothes and the islanders into one sprite maybe it would be possible... it wouldnt be able to change mid game but if you picked one item that they could either have or not have when you started, it may work. It would also let you make another drop-menu. Im not an expert though so idk, Just tryin' to help. Pocket God Rules!

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  7. Hey bolt u guys rock how do u become a tester because if u guys need another im ur guy

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  9. Just wanted you to know that Pocket God is simply the BEST APP.

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  10. was the "Say my name" Update submitted today?

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  11. sooooooooooooooooooooooo coooooooooooooool i hope it comes out tonight

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  12. can i be a tester? i will pay money!

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  15. hey bolt, does the new update have a banana on the tree instead of a coconut. Something cool u could do as an unlockable, easter egg or for the new island is make the fish into pirhanas and when the islanders eat the pirahana it will eat the islanders from the inside out. Also can the next update after new home make it so when ur in the jurrasic island the pygmys have more caveman features like the have a dumber look on their face, they carry clubs to hit the shark if he lands on the island, and they have caveman clothing. PG RULES!!!!!!!!

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  16. Bolt when u update to 3.0 will the ipodtouch users still be able to play?

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  17. I know this isnt the correct place to put this.. but, i found a bug. It may be fixed in the newest update (which isnt out), but i thought it was worth mentioning. When you have the magnifying glass and put it over one of the guys, wait until he starts to sweat, and then throw the magnifying glass up and to the side. He will continue to sweat, and then burst into flame as if you are still holding the magnifying glass above him. If more information is needed, feel free to email me at xFinch713x (at) aim (dot) com.

    Looking forward to the newest update as well :)

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  18. Say my name was submitted last thursday! I think apple are taking ages reviewing it.

    Im so glad tht a new home is a new island, at first glance at this post i thought u had just tweaked the engine! At least this gives you room to expand without clogging up the existing island too much. Im also glad that u have more plans to make new islands! Cant wait!!

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  19. Looking forward to it guys, i think that Apple are being a bit slow on the Application front, as they are trying to improve the iphone 3.0 software (Also on ipod touch) and get a better built in app store and itunes.

    Beta Tester available if you need me

    JC

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  20. hi bolt just wondering when the "a new home" update comes out will we be able to switch between the two islands and will it be an island or just some land so you wouldn't be able to drown them. plz reply love the app can't wait for the update. BYE!!!

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  21. i LOVEE the say my name one. idk y i got it, but it came for me. i named all my islanders.
    they all have funky junky names!

    WOOHOO!
    I LOVE POCKET GOD!

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  22. Can you start telling when the update is beeing released?

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  23. Didn't the icon for Say My Name originally have the islander's nametag say, "Hello my name is Ooga"?

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  24. when will the 'say my name' update be released??? GREAT APP !!!!
    I think a sandstorm or sinking sand would be good :D

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  25. The islanders could make tree-houses as well and sleep in them....from broken wood from a tree

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  26. Is the new say my name icon a hint at what the GIRL pygmie will look like? I'm suprised no one mentioned cause if anyone noticed re hairstyle is parted on the side unlike the BOY pygmie who has no part and the hair sticking up in the middle. Speculations anyone?!?!? Bolt creative any comments??

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  27. notice how once i talk about beta testing everyone else does too...

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  28. WHERE IS THE $#%@ing update getting here!!!!!
    HURRY UP!!

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  29. I finally got the update and it's a good job

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  30. i gt the same my name update aswell! Its pretty good bt the next update has me more excited!! For some reason the update came through the updates section, but the app store page isnt updated. Wierd huh.

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  31. i've noticed a glitch while playing with this update, the large maginifying glass was dropped on one of my pygmyies. When i took it off, he still looked like he was crushed and i was unable to pick him up again. Nothing big but just a small glitch. Still a great game though i really hope island customization is put in to where maybe we can by stuff for our islands with points we get from sacrificing villagers...just a suggestion!

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  32. Dunt matter both are updated now. Lol. I dunno bowt icon it culd b a girl pygmy, or new form of islander.

    PS are u going to update the screenshots on ur app store page and the features, because neither are up to date. Just an observation.

    I think the new island sounds sooo cool. And i love the idea tht u will be making more islands and a map to select them. Really cool. I hope this is the start of bigger updates! Wonder what return of the pygmy and the secret unlockable is.

    Can i ask a favor of u guys. Will u nt post screenshots of thenew island so tht it doesnt spoil the suprise? Tht wuld help me cuz i want to not see them untill the update, bt if u post them i wnt be able to help myself.

    And btw i love the dave reports. They are so interesting. I love u guys!!

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  33. Can I make a suggestion?

    I was looking at the ways I have killed each person and found you can only have a list of 5 for each. I was hoping you could add a scroll bar to fit more in.

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  34. hey how can you be a tester do you sign up or ??????

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  35. Great update!
    I'm glad it's out....
    I'd like to see girls islands, like everyone else; I love the bandwagon.
    A quick question:
    In the next update, would you be able to go back to the old island, or is this a complete redesign?
    I don't know which island I'll like more, but I guess that's something to complain about AFTER the 1.14 release. :)

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  36. Is there a way i can contact you guys( boltcreative ) by email? I have some great suggestions for the app and also i was wondering if there was a way if i could become a tester

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  37. Quote: (testers, please do not post screen shots at this time).
    End Quote.

    How would you become a tester. I would love to apply for the job (I will charge nothing)Pocket God is so fun. It would be awesome to test for it. Oh and i love the new update! I have a islander for all my teachers.

    Hope to hear from you
    -Kyle5507@gmail.com

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  38. To Katherine:
    You would be able to go to the old one. It would be cool if you left some guys on the old island LOL. They will take out the volcano button and switch it out for an island button to switch it to the other island! It will be the best update EVA!!!

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  39. you should put whirl pools as a nature hazard background

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  40. When will 'A New Home' come out?

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  41. When will "A New Home" come out???

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  42. Is "A New Home" coming out today

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