Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Slow News Day

Dave and I are buried in getting together the next update "A New Home" part 1 of the upcoming trilogy of updates so I don't have much to report yet. "Say My Name" is still in review and we'll announce when it has been approved by Apple. In the mean time, I'd like to call out this video by IphoneStuffReviewer on Youtube. I was impressed with what he did here because I can't operate a camera and the game at the same time to save my life. Sure its a little blurry and shaky at times, but he gets in nice and close while playing Pocket God. Plus I really like his agenda is to help PG go back to number one! Be sure to go comment and agree with him! Thanks IphoneStuffReviewer!



Poll: When you get the ability to name the 6 islanders (dont' worry, when they die, you just resurrect them with the plus sign)...what will you name them? Answer in the comments.

67 comments:

  1. I'm going to name them after my friends. We play a game when we get bored in class, we flick an islander into the volcano whenever they fart, and see who the last one standing is. It will be so much easier to keep track and claim islanders now that we can name them! Very excited for the update.

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  2. I would name them after my core group of friends. That way when one is acting like a moron I can use pocket god as a virtual tally counter of how often they've been a moron. Commer to me if you thought this was a good idea haha I think it's pretty hilarious

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  3. Juzko, Snopzer, Barack, 1337 Translater Guy, yellowface, and hardhead.

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  4. i will probably name the six islanders: Nick, Ron, Andrew, Tyler, Nikki, and Taylor

    cant wait for the next update!!!
    you guys rule!!!!

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  5. Barack, Gordon, Nicolas, Dimitri, Tarō and Angela.

    Nah, just kidding :p.

    I don't know, probably after my friends.

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  6. i will name them all Flight Controll and drown them all the time:D moahhahaha

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  7. I'll name them after my friends and i like Roberts idea about my friends being morons im most likely to that

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  8. Riki, Ms. Field, Sam, Maltezer, and I'm still thinking on the other 2

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  9. I might name my Tribe "The Something Tribe" and name my dudes: Tim, Gordon, Zack, Dylan, Drew, and 'no-name' - this is after my group of friends and "No-Name" is the one in which i can name anything I want depending on the time being. This will probably change when the update comes out, but This is just a guess of something I might do XD. I'll have no-name for sure tho, and probably Gordon as he is a huge pocket god fan... too bad his parents won't let him get an iPod touch... and besides he's weird XD

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  10. they tribe will be Stoneys death squad
    they will be:
    Stoney(me),Batesy (best friend),bob,ouch,jimmy,and jerry
    does anyone like those names

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  11. ha ha ha!!!!!!!!! This is cool... 1) stefenak - math teacher 2) burns- HORRIBLE principle. 3) robbie - little brother. 4) jp- just pygmie : - ). 5) chris- a friend whos very strange... 6) naruto- i HATE that show.


    Lol thanks for the awesomeness!!!

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  12. One has to be called “Dave” LOL you guys rock!!!!!

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  13. I will name the mikey nik bama Kyle casey will(i hate bama)

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  14. I'll name them after the people that steal my Ipod to play the game...

    Then, after they have fun killing the people for a while, I will show them how many times they killed themselves... bwahah

    Ben
    Sam
    Melissa
    Dakota
    Jessica

    Don't know about the last one though...

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  15. Teachers, friends, parents, anyone annoying me!!

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  16. I'm naming mine, Mr. Bo Jangles, Mr. Jenkins (I named the stuffed islander I made that. ;D), and some others idk yet.

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  17. One of them would shurly be our outdoor giuder thing mrs.beckman. Sacrafice Sacrafice Sacriafice whoooo!!!!!!

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  18. Einstein, Sir Diesalot, Mr. Pygmy, Heraldo, Some Guy, and Jeff

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  19. Tribe: StUp1f13r5
    Names:
    Noah
    Liam
    Jon
    Vince
    Bryan
    Wade

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  20. I'm going to name my tribe "the Griffins". The people will be
    Stewie
    Lois
    Peter
    Meg
    Chris
    Brian
    They r all characters from Family Guy. I will kill them and feed them to make them like the characters on the show. Ex: I will kill stewie alot so he is always mad.

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  21. Hey Bolt Creative, I would apreciate if you would answer a quick question, if you don't mind. Would you guys be able to implement a feature that gave you rewards like clothing that would be appropriate for the objective that needed to be completed? For example, if they stared at the sunset for three minutes it would unlock sunglasses, or drowning them after a certain number of times would unlock floaties, or after making them dance for a while you would unlock leg warmers, and if the unlocked thing would apply to the person that unlocked it, or would all the islanders be able to have it? Sorry for such a long question, I just think it'd be cool if those could be added, and an answer would be much appreciated.

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  22. I'll name them after my friends that act like an idiot

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  23. im naming them after my funny friends and people i despise haha benvolent to friends horrid to enemies of course

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  24. Samuel....this is a big request we get often..the ability to add new clothing items or customize the characters. its a quick question but the answer is very long.

    Our game engine....the current way the game is put together, there are well over 70 animations, and somewhere around 650 frames (and growing) that the comprises the islander's actions. ... I can guarantee that's way more sprite animation than in your average mario game (for a single character anyway).

    While a 3d game with a huge amount of investment could do it more practically, Pocket God is a 2d animation engine where clothing items would have to be drawn and added to 650 frames of art.

    even 1 item would take forever and blow out memory.....3d games are better built for that kind of thing, but even then would have to be limited to really basic items as to not interfere with animations.

    You could point to 30 dollar games with years development and still see there are limited character customization options. There's a reason. for animated characters. its really hard.

    I don't want to disappoint anyone...and never say never...but even if we thought it would sell a million more, we would still have to tear the whole thing apart and start over...ugh!!! For now, we are concentrating on additions that are doable with the current engine. If we started the whole project over in 3d with a big investment, we'd be sure to work it in! Tell this to Dave and he'll jump off a cliff.

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  25. Dr. Strangelove, Barack, wigglesworth, mrs. Doubtfire, bill gates, and Helen

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  26. just wanna say in relation to samual's question, we all think you are doing an amazing job on this a and we can see that is what you put all your efort into. I belive you do ot for fun, for seeing your app in the top 20 and mainly ( I think) to please us the pocket god followers. So I just wanna say thanks andnkeep up the fabtastic work!

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  27. Hi guys,

    As a famly we all love PG and eagerly await every update. The ants...priceless...especially dragging the bone back to the ant hill. LMAO. Anyway, my twelve year old Graham has a suggestion. He has been bothered more and more by the Easter Island Dude that does NOTHING (his inflection). So his suggestion follows:

    Tap Easter Island Dude - kinda like tapping the moon for the bat. Tapping would bring out a UFO that would fly over and abduct little pygmie.

    I think it's a pretty great idea. Let us know what you think!

    The Knode Family

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  28. Can we have different islanders? can they marry? for marrying that would be hard but. But for the other islanders you could have girls with or an old man with a beard, or even a king with a crown, a knight (mask?) a peasant (rags). what if they fought with cocoanuts and fish!!

    Bolt Creative please answer.

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  29. First of all, I'm glad you guys still have time to answers people's requests. I respect that.
    Everything sounds great so far!
    Anywho, after people I'm mad at, for sure.
    And some assorted teachers...........mwahaha.

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  30. Wow, thanks for taking the time to answer my question(s) guys! Sorry I asked a question you guys answer often, you guys are just able to make such great stuff, I just thought I'd ask. I know that whatever you guys can do, though, you will, you've proven that so far. So uh. . . sorry, but I got another teeny (I think) question, uh, if you wouldn't be able to do the clothing thing, are achievemnets possible, or would that not be possible also? You know, like 'Feed an Islander 3 fish', or, 'Throw every islander into the volcono x times'. Not that the game needs achievements, its great as it is, I just thought it'd be cool. Thanks again!

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  31. I'll name my tribe lyconia and the names will be the names of the characters in the games im playing

    Will the trilogy update be a 3 in 1 update or three separate updates?

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  32. Fi-Fi, Fa-Fa, Fu-Fu, Fe-Fe, Fo-Fo, and Charles.... <_<
    I honestly have no idea, I will probably change them A LOT, lol :-)

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  33. dear bolt
    i would really like if you answer me and all your other fans whats the new trilogy thing all about. and im realy crazy to know if you are actualy doing the temperature change,tsunami and the thing with the statue head.

    att dan
    pd: you rock

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  34. Haha I know what they mean. But there should definitly be a way to see how many gifts or sacrafices YOU have.

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  35. My tribe will be called "The Others"; the islanders would be named after my favorite "LOST" characters. Ben, Locke, Jack, Hurley, Sawyer, &... (there are so many!) I guess Faraday or Miles. Ben's smart and an incredible actor, Locke's wise and a fantastic actor, jack's a great leader, hurley's hilarious, sawyer's nicknames are often funny, faraday's a geek like me, and miles is almost the new sawyer. None of the women are as cool as they are cute, except maybe Kate... What do y'all think?

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  36. Samuel: Achievements are in the works!

    Maureane: Hilarious

    nentendude: I'm a lost addict so YEAH!

    URlabel: Bill Gates! that is awesome

    fmico: I definitely plan on it! We've discussed all those updates..statue is still a mystery we won't give away.just gotta give us some time

    Adrien: Not sure about all of those. females are on the list tho

    note about the trilogy: its basically a three-stage update in order to get a more complex animation system in place. Since doing it all would take a few weeks, we are rolling it out in stages. But we are expanding PG world and adding more challenges and adventure. The god powers will begin to work as the way you help the islanders deal with new adventures. We felt this was a great way to keep people happy while expanding the game.

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  37. I will call them from final fantasy...
    Seph(my nickname)
    Cloud
    Will
    Riku
    Sky
    Panda

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  38. Ill call them from final fantasy and stuff...
    Seph(my nickname)
    Cloud
    Riku
    Panda
    Sku
    Will

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  39. I forgot my tribe will be called "Way Betta Than Yalls",
    Oh and when you pick up the islanders all the way up to the skies limit that they stay up their, they start suffocating, and you can flick them down and it'll be like a comet coming down and hitting the other pygmies.

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  40. great game well bold creative i have an idea. well you know when you pick up the shark and you drop it it goes back to the water it would be a feature if you drop the shark on the island and 5 islander would rather around him. and would get a evil face and they would picking up the shark and cook it over a fire and if you do this in night time they would dance around the shark dead bones afterward.this would make a nice update.and the episode name would be something around the name of "revenge of the pygmies".
    Also i dont use the wifi alot since im a ipod touch user it would be nice to have a off line rankings. one thing that also bothers me a bit is when i start the game on the right side of the screen it says not log in into feint.(well i know im not logged in it just doesn't need to remind me every time i start the app).
    Well ty for reading my wall of text I hope to get a response from you guys

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  41. I know u said that the clothes thing was almost impossible but can u still have things like jackets on different islands. Can u plz tell us about what return of the Pygmy is about. Also for the statue u could make it so when u tap the fireworks for awhile the statue will come up out of the ground and start stomping on the islanders while he is dancing. Something nice u could do for the pygmys is let them be able to surf on some waves u can create

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  42. First, you guys are amazing, and Pocket Gid is fantastic.

    Now, a question.

    Will the names I enter stay the same for all eternity or can I change them?

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  43. the trillogy sounds sooo cool. And im glad that the achievements system is in the works, because that will add more longevity to PG.

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  44. Just a quick question for Bolt Creative. When the change temperature update comes out, will that allow us to create snow from rain, by lowering the temperature. And if the temperature is at the lowest will this create an ice age? that would be really cool, and the islanders cool skate around on the water, and fish through a circle in the ground, you know like they do in the Antarctic. And one last thing, do you read the chats on Open Feint? because no-one seems to know and all of the chats that i have been in have been really cool and we have come up with some really good ideas. Please answer, thanks.

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  45. I'm going to name mine Chris(my little bro who I will torture relentlessly and never give food to), Me(who i will never kill and always give food to), Jim, Bob, Bill and Mr. Snuffles, LOL, no I'm not actually sure about the last 4!
    Btw not sure whether you've forgot or you're just too busy but you still have'nt updated the artwork on the right of the blog.
    Also, I LOVE POCKET GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. Pocket God is an amazing game so keep up the good work. One thing though, make sure that after the say my name update the newer updates after that won't erase what islander has what name and the individual statistics of each islander because that happened to me with a different game on the app store.

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  48. Also, 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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  49. Paula
    Andrea
    Robert
    Danny
    Ben
    Carol


    And the god will be called...


    Gordon Ramsay

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  50. Im gunna name mine Bob, Bill, Frank, Fred, John, Jordon. All are random names, lolz xD



    **Names subject to change**

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  51. Bolt Creative you guys RULE!!! I was one of the first people to buy your app and I love it. Right now it is wednesday at 5:30 P.M. When is the Say my Name update coming out?? I can't wait!!!! I hope you guys go back to #1. I have an idea for a new update. We could train our islanders to be skilled in fighting and give them weapons and we could do multiplayer with other people and have war to see who wins!!! It is kind of a big update and probably VERY hard to do. Tell me what you think about it!!!

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  52. It would be cool if they could have adventures like 1 or 2 pygmies go on a boat they built and then you follow them on a adventure and add some animations you watch or can skip and they're in 3D! Maybe you could help them. Maybe you can make it more difficult or you control the obstacles or enemies or the pymgmies. I also would like to be able to go around the island in a 3D coverflow type deal and go on different parts of the island. Sorry for such a long comment but please reply. PS I would name them Ki-Ki Nim-Nim Lo-Lo and that's all I know. Bye!

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  53. friends, teachers, anyone annoying, and of course, kenny from south park.

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  54. friends, teachers, anyone annoying, and of course, kenny from south park.

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  55. there should be 1 pygmie in say my name, that you can designate as the god pygmie representing you. he could be completely invulnerable, but still fun. he could be struck by lighting, but then just shake it off, shoot him in volcanoe and it just spits him back out, he could grab on to the tree in a storm, he could swim back to the island if he gets knocked off, if the shark tries to eat him, the sharks teeth break, the fire ants he could squish, and the vampire he could pull out a cross, and attack the vampire. if you catch him on fire, he jumps into the water, and then swims back.

    it would just be cool to have 1 pygmie represent you as the god. maybe the other pygmies could worship them as they please as some ai.

    PLEASE DO THIS.

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  56. You should add like a good and evil meter for god. That would make things pretty intresting.

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  57. go here to find what my islander names are

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  58. I'll name them after my two bros and ones got to be called Jesus just to be funny anyway bolt could u tell me the names of the trilogy chapter because everyone seems to now them except me. thanks anyway

    POCKET GOD RULES ITS THE FIRST APP ON MY FIRST PAGE
    AND I CANT WAIT FOR THE "say my name" UPDATE

    BYE

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  59. my tribe will be called Stoneys death squad
    they will be:
    Stoney(me),Batesy (best friend), bob,ouch,jimmy,and jerry

    secondly i think how you actually answer people's questions because a lot of game designers dont really care about the people who have bought the app so thanks q:)

    i think pocketgod123's idea would be great and i think even though it would take up
    A LOT of memory it may be worth it to squeeze it in lol

    i hope you guys can carry on with updates for a long time :) and i know im not the only one who checks the app store daily for updates keep goin thnx :¬)

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  60. Is there only me that thinks that the smoke monster from lost would be an amazing addition to PG. Especially if u could control it or choose victims. Please tell me what you think bolt.

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  61. I would totally name one Obama. The other, Hillary (clinton). This one is going to be so fun!

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  62. Obama and Hillary (Clinton)! That would make me feel better about the economy... These updates are wickedly awesome, love the game. Please add one where the islanders are able to get fat from eating to much, or change looks. Keep it up!

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  63. I would name them after my family & friends so when I get angry with them I will kill them some cool way!

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  64. I woud name them:
    Xilxon(me)
    kenny
    cartman
    stan
    kyle
    butters

    PLZZZZ let them turn fat or skinny when they eat to mutch or eat not plzzz

    and it woud be cool if the statue cood live and eat, trow or sit on the islanders

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  65. I woud name them:
    Xilxon(me)
    kenny
    cartman
    stan
    kyle
    butters

    PLZZZZ let them turn fat or skinny when they eat to mutch or eat not plzzz

    and it woud be cool if the statue cood live and eat, trow or sit on the islanders

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  66. 1.Edward Cullen
    2.Nick Jonas
    3.Joe Jonas
    4.Kevin Jonas
    5.Chris Brown
    6.Lil Wayne
    They all annoy me some degree. The first four are obvious. Chris brown is a girlfriend beater. Lil Wayne just annoys me because of his computerized voice.

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  67. Freddy, Shaggy, Scooby-doo, Forrest (me), ugh, ding

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