Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Surprise! Return of the Pygmy Out


Okay...this is weird! We were just told the update was rejected because the app icon didn't match the store icon. Dave went in and changed the icon for the store (we usually just wait until the update goes out)....and then we expected it to either take another week to go through, or just be put back in the queue...But to our surprise, they immediately approved it.

So this update basically has a new feature..which is the ability to attack the T-Rex with a spear. When the T-Rex appears, you can pick up the spear and drop it into the islander's hands A damage bar will also appear to indicate how close you are to conquest.

Also in this update is a secret easter-egg for you to find!

New note
: The god-stat screen isn't saving! We were so focused on animation engine optimization that it must have been broken in the process and we missed it. Sorry about that guys!

Hopefully we will be forgiven once you see that Dave put a huge amount of effort into was engine optimization. Let us know if you notice the difference!

P.S. because we were taken by surprise, its taking me a bit to update the App Store...I'm on it tho.

P.P.S. If you comment about finding the easter egg I will hold off on approving it until we think most people found it!

131 comments:

  1. Umm just to piont out u spelled pygmy wrong..... looove the update

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  2. Yeah, I saw the update an hour ago. I ALWAYS look for updates when i go on the phone

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  3. if you tap the statue it kills everyone

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  4. Come on, bring on the octopus and the tsunami

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  5. You know you love Pocket God... ^_^
    The easter egg was awesome... I found it right when I loaded the app!

    Keep up the good work!

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  6. I found the Easter egg! It's the octopus statue like thing!
    (Tap the statue a bit) And it says in an "epic," voice " You know you like pocket god." And all of the current villagers on the island explode!!!

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  7. Awesome update haha. I saw a comment about giving them RPG stats? great idea. and also I made up a game where I fill the island with Pygmies and then call the T-rex and see if I can kill it before it kills all the Pygmies... its really fun haha

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  8. what happenes to everytime is that the oogs idk what you guys call them now but yea when one goes in the out house batyhroom thing i knock and he comes out but the second person that goes in i knock he gets stuck and i keep knocking and he gets stuck and alll the oogs get exploded because the other guy cant get out hahah
    funny but suxx
    please write back or something or fix please can live with that for anylonger thanx and keep it up hope you guys do make a second app
    ily bye!!oxoxox

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  9. Awsome Update! Love protecting my villagers! I say the spear should stay even if the T-Rex ident around. The villager who picks up the spear should becom greedy and attack of the other villagers, once that greedy villager is alone he should start glaring at his "Amazing," spear. Kind like the Vampire Bite.

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  10. i found the secret. i like it
    pretty cool.
    keep up the good work.
    really love pocket god

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  11. cool i found the easter thingy i thikn its not really an egg but yeah on the octopus statue you tap on a few times and then it says "YOU KNOW YOU LIKE POCKET GOD!!!!" in a deep dark voice sooo awesome i think it was that was it?!?!?!
    well yeah and when it says that right after if there is any oogs then the statue will kill them like explode them as if they were struck my lighting and they vanish but when it says the dep scary voice the diomond on its face lights up nice secret thing BOLT you the best and
    "I KNOW I LIKE POCKET GOD"

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  12. You know you like pocket god. Found it.

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  13. I think I have found it .. By tapping the crystal on the statue :)

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  14. i found the easter egg and you know you like pocket god

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  15. Found it click on the new statue twice it said you know you like pocket god

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  16. Well love the update, something is wrong with feint though, several users and myself are having the same issue. The text now goes above the viewing area and you have to scroll up to read everything. Otherwise nice job guys.

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  17. My iPhone randomly broke today (figures) so i cant download it until tomorrow morning! AHHHH!!! now people are going to give it away... =[

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  18. Can I have a hint to the easter egg please ?

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  19. Is the secret thingie (you know you like pocket god) or does it have something to do with the bondsai tree? On the instructions menu it had a picture of a finger print on the bush on the right hand side root like you are supposed to click it there but I don't know? Can you please tell me!

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  20. liked the update. just thought that the spear could stay on the island without the T-rex. make the pygmies attack each other! also loved the easter egg.
    why don't you guys make an update with aliens? with UFO's, alien pygmy, laser gun, etc. it would be awesome!

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  21. Too fun as always! I found the easter egg. Hint : It is on the first island

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  22. I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH!! THANK YOU FOR THE CONSTANT UPDATES!! U GUYS ROCK!!

    P.S. I dig the easter egg! ^^

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  23. Hmmm.. an Octopus god, eh? :]
    What are the purposes of all these gods here though? And all of them just Conquer Tyrannosaurus'?

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  24. I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH!! THANK YOU FOR THE CONSTANT UPDATES!! U GUYS ROCK!!

    P.S. I dig the easter egg! ^^

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  25. The update is not coming up on my ipod touch... Help please!!

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  26. so i found the Easter egg
    its pretty cool
    i like how you incorporated the one youtube video into the game

    good update
    keep em coming

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  27. LOL. love the easter egg. The stats idea is cool to, but you guys should have zombies.

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  28. Love it! But MAJOR PROBLEMS with fishing. It completely imploded on me. The rod, line, and bobber came apart. Then when I tapped the villager to take it away from him, the rod got stuck to the background. It couldn't be turned off or on or unstuck or used at all. I tried to regenerate it but couldn't. I'll keep trying to find out when it happens

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  29. Yeah I was like why won't my god status name save!?!?!? That sucks, can ya'll fix that in a mini update?! Also I D K if anyone else was or has had this happen but on the ORIGINAL island, when you pick up the shark to have him knock over or eat the oogs he just dissapears? like vanishes? Is that a glitch? He doesn't do it on the new 2nd island just the original 1st. Hmm.

    Anyways. I love the "easter egg" haha very cool. ESPECIALLY what it say's does!

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  30. That Easter egg made me crack up. Genious idea!

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  31. Love the update, love the easter egg.

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  32. LOL I thought that Easter egg was always there and I was just slow on finding it... guess I'm not so slow after all lol.


    ps: I was vaporized for loving pocket godl

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  33. KEEP THE EASTER EGG ITS HILARIOUS

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  34. I died because I thought I would pick it up ok my own...
    Then I hot vaporized for loving pocketgod...
    I'm depressed now...haha

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  35. I LOVE THIS GAME, LOVE IT LOVE IT, PLEASE CONTINUE UPDATE

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  36. Found the easter egg too. Very cool.

    I'm also having trouble with the fishing. I was in the meteorite mode then switched to fishing, but the rod seemed to get stuck by the volcano. See a cap here: http://tinypic.com/r/2eee74j/5 Restarting the game fixed it though.

    Thanks for such a great game and for all the hard work you guys put into it. My 4 year old nephew loves playing and killing off the oogs, and so do I. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with next for both your new game and Pocket God.

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  37. now since this new update, I have one guy in the bathroom and 5 guys on the island. The guy in bathroom won't come out when I knock.

    lol

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  38. the easter egg has a bug :(! If you tip the oogas to the side (when they'd be wiggling to balance) hitting the secret thing will freeze them in place until you move again or kill em.

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  39. I can't find the Easter egg! Great update though.

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  40. Found the egg. Ha ha I didn't really get what you meant by egg so I just starting looking for... Something. But I'm so glad that the egg is where it's at. Bahahaha I was laughing really hard because I didn't think that something would be new with when the egg it. Amazing amazing amazing. Keep up the good work. ^_^!!!

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  41. the latest update fix the animation problem
    it is as good as before

    just one thing to fix to the latest update
    when u have all six ilanders on the screen and pich one up in the air and swing him up and down he fells into the water and by himself
    its getts a little problem with the animation when u do that,fix that on the next update !!!

    but still this update whas a huge improvment
    keep the good work up dave!!!

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  42. the update havent come! aaah, should I delete and reinstall it or what?

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  43. Awesome!!!!!! I just found the easter egg and i am still laughing! You KNOW you like the easter egg!

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  44. WOW i found an easter egg, within the easter egg. If you start a hurricane, then do the easter egg, they get vaporised in mid air and their ghosts fall in the water! TRY IT! it rocks

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  45. How to make an bulls eye with lightning?
    Help plz:(
    Great update, an c00l trick:
    Drop egg3 times and when trex baby comes out deselwct the trex option and you get only a spear

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  46. Hey, I really love the new update!! but there is something you guys need to fix before you submit another one, the spear won't come down after a few time of defeating the T-Rex. I don't know is anyone else has this problem but I have the spear icon in the scroll down menu on and the progress bar under the t-rex is still there, but no spear...

    I still love the update!! Every time you update, I seem to be on it longer and longer. :) I love the easter egg thing. That was really funny.

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  47. Excellent update, the status bar is an awesome idea, maybe a smaller status bar above the Oog would be pretty sensible. Just a suggestion for a future update, I know you probably get about a million of these every day but I was thinking, maybe it would be a cool idea to incorporate the use of seasons into the game e.g. you know how you scroll across to change the weather, maybe if you keep scrolling it goes to autumn and then winter then summer and spring etc etc. I'm probably getting a bit carried away now but each season could have it's own trait, like in winter you should be able to make snow balls etc.

    Love the Easter Egg-please think about my update suggestion

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  48. hey bolt I saw the artwork u posted on here and I really liked the one by A.J
    winters (pocket planet) and I thought that that would make a great PG 2 if u were going to make one anyway the features would be like u flick the oogs
    in the black hole and mabye an alien as well and also when u turn gravity off they could fly around the screen getting freaked out anyway hope u like my thoughts and thanx to the created of the artwork hope u use it as PG 2
    cya

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  49. Hint for update easter egg!!!!!!

    1. go to first Island...
    2. make sure there are pygmeys on island...
    3. turn up volume...

    4 and final tap the statue diamnd till something happens :)

    good luck!!

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  50. Hint for update easter egg!!!!!!

    1. go to first Island...
    2. make sure there are pygmeys on island...
    3. turn up volume...

    4 and final tap the statue diamnd till something happens :)

    good luck!!

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  51. woo!
    found the easter egg!
    cant wait till the next update!

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  52. i am super pisset at you right now!! i have a ipod touch generation 2 v. 2.2.. and deleted pocket god because the update did'nt show. when i tried to reinstall it, it said that it requires iphone version 2.2.1!!!! how could you guys let all of your fans with ipod touch down!! i hate you.. screw you...
    im never getting pocket god back now... and i've paid for it... damn you..

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  53. Why not make it where you can tap on the sun and it becomes crazy hot and everyone gets set on fire and blows up!

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  54. It says I have to buy it... AGAIN!

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  55. love the easter egg i thought it rocked keep it up

    p.s. plz fix the god name

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  56. Loved the easter egg, keep it please!

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  57. I thought all updates were free? It shows no update for me, and when I look in the top 25 it looks like I havent even bought the app, but I have!

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  58. i cant see the new update why bolt WHY!!!???
    just let your fans down :'(

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  59. Keep the easter egg! Also i had the bathroom glitch too. The pigmy gets stuck in the bathroom and wont come out when you knock. Pocket god rules!

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  60. stedsnavn- go die. I have an iPod touch & it works fine for me. & Im sure it works for others too. Either get your iPod serviced or your BRAIN serviced. Fool.

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  61. @stedsnavn -

    why would you be mad at THEM!? They work hard on getting the updates out. It's your own fault for not updating the firmware to 2.2.1! I did that AGES ago. And I have an iPod Touch. It works FINE for me. Don't go dissing people if they are doing all they can to work on something that they COULD be not doing at all.

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  62. Screw this! I have an itouch and I no longer have the software to download it! AAASAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!

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  63. LOL I really like the Easter egg please keep it and release more!

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  64. my itunes just won't sync. it says syncing then it shows updating pocket god then it stops and says sync complete but pocket god is nowhere on my ipod :(( what can i do??

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  65. aaahhhh! are you not planning to keep the easter egg?! KEEP IT!!!!!!!

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  66. i love the octopus god surprise,, haha u knoo u like pocket god

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  67. I can't find the easter egg :(

    @Stedsnavn: what?. Pocked God should work. I have iPod Touch Second Gen. with 2.2.1. It's been out for a while. iPhone and iPod Touch use the same OS, if people don't know.

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  68. I love the new update but there is one bug that I have. If you have the Oogs in a hurricane and then you quickly use the easter egg, the Oogs vaporize in the air but then outline of them still fall in the ocean
    Example: http://i43.tinypic.com/1zlszex.jpg

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  69. ahaha I love how if you kill them with the secret the death reason is "by Loving Pocket God"

    also, why is "T-Rex Feed" capitalized but "t-rex egg-hit then drowning" is not

    just wondering... :)

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  70. Found Easter egg. Pretty cool. I know I luv pg

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  71. YES! i downloaded it! But my iPhone is still pretty mezzed up... *sigh* Still fun to play though!

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  72. THE NEW UPDATE RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GUYS HAVE TO USE MY IDEA ABOUT THE OOGS GETTING ABDUCTED BY ALIENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WOULD BE SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS I thought of the alien abduction idea before anyone else so please give credit where credit is deserved. PPS I LOVE the easter egg. Great idea incorperating the "You know you like Pocket God" into it. Don't worry, I will not give away the surprise. I will only say YOU GUYS TOTALY ROCK!!!!!!!! ;)

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  73. I forgot to ask. When is the next update coming out? I'll settle for an estimate if that is okay. Please reply either with a post on your blog or a comment on mine. PS Thanks for the surprise update. I needed it after the long week of school I've been through. And it's only Wednesday!!!!!! Thanks. ;)

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  74. stedsnavn seems upset to me. What do you think?

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  75. I FORGOT TO ASK YOU AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like such an idiot for forgetting again!!!! Anyway, could you guys post a picture of the next update? I have been saving them cronologically in my ipod and I really would like to ad another to my collection. PS Just so you know,YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  76. love the easter egg and cant wait for new update also every time i check itunes it shows chapter 16 as the most resent

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  77. ***DON'T APPROVE THIS PLEASE***

    This seems to be the only way to contact you guys, so just don't accept this into the comments please :)

    -----------

    I'm starting to make a Pocket God animation and was wondering how I could improve my Pigmy for it...

    http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a342/benoman/Figure.jpg

    You can e-mail me at ben_gronfors@hotmail.com, or I will see it here eventually, OR you can just ignore me :) (in case you need that option)

    Thanks!

    (Remember, don't approve this!)

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  78. Love the update!
    But there's a problem, all of my god stats, tribe names, and number of sacrifices and gifts have all restarted. I don't know if it is due to the update or not but is there's way to get it back?

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  79. oh my, i'm so sorry, I just got a mail from bolt creative and found out the new 2.2.1 software is free! I am going to kill my brother for telling me that it cost 10 dollars

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  80. Hint for the easter egg: "YOU KNOW YOU LIKE POCKET GOD" *distintegrates*

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  81. I found the easter egg and i was "shown the light".

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  82. I love the new update. But i wish you could know what achievements are possible to get, so that you can use them as a personal goal

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  83. I haven't had any problems with my iPod or pocket god app. Am I lucky or what? Have you guys thought about MY aliens idea yet? Sorry if I am sounding impatient, but I just REALLY want to know. Peace out if you know what I mean. ;)

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  84. lol ill admit that easter egg wasnt the most obvious but its so cool its just like poof there all gone

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  85. lol i found the easter egg before the sword fighting thing. Is this foreshadowing a new monster?

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  86. WAAHHHH!!!! I CAN NOT FIND THE EASTER EGG!!!!! SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME I WANT TO SEE WHY ITS SO FUNNY!!!!!! I HAVE BEEN TRYING AND TRYING!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!

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  87. *Im a brasilian and I not speak english very good.
    I FOUND THE EASTER EGG!!! Just touch the precious on the statue two times and all oogs explod!!! I THINK POCKET GOD IS VERY COOL AND I LOVE THE CONSTANTLY UPDATES!!!
    BOLT CREATIVE RULEZ!!!

    Gabriel Levcovitz

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  88. It won't let me update, only repurchase

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  89. what other "accomplishments" are theree??

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  90. found easter egg!
    pretty funny...
    "you know you like Pocket God"...(clue?)

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  91. love the update; it's awesome and so is the easter egg.
    i'm not happy about the no longer once a week update but i understand. :(
    The tsunami is going to be awesome.
    I would love to see the spear stay so a islander can go mad with power and kill the others, but i think it is too soon for aliens to show up; the pygmes are living with dinosaurs.
    love the update; can't wait for "Surfs Up"
    Thanks

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  92. great update
    the egg is frigin sweet
    havin trouble getting some of god stats though? probaly just me.

    Just keep doin what your doin guys.

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  93. For some reason, I can't download the new update. I've heard other people have had the same problem. I have an iPod touch, so that might factor into the problem. Please fix this, I really like this app. Thank you.

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  94. easter egg......keep on touching the octopus and everyone will blow up.

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  95. easter egg is to keep on touching the octopus statue...everyone will blow up.

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  96. I know I LOVE PocketGod! Why not being able to blow into the microphone and cause them to blow away or tsunami or something like that you'll figure out. And make it so ipod touch users can use it too (you'll figure that out too). Thanx for the updates and continue pocket god 1.

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  97. I have a screenshot I took of pocket god... Who can I send it to? Email me at atytla@optonline.net

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  98. That easter egg thing is awesome! The voice is rad. You guys are the best app makers out there. I cant wait for the next update.

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  99. The egg doesn't work unless the egg is just a flash around the ruby and the islanders go poof. If that's not supposed to happen, post it out and tell it to Awesomeness thanks

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  100. Ha ha wow I love the update and the Easter egg is awesome and so unexpected..... Great job guys

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  101. they should make another seperate app called suggestion box where you can suggest straight off the itouch, also, they should make a stratergy guide with weird pics and a action figure with plastic power(e.g. lightning) and the pygmys and t-rex, ect.....

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  102. i found the easter egg in about 10 seconds but totaly by accident now you know you like pocket god

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  103. OH you know what?!?! the pygmies should be able to attack the t-rex with the fishingrod! just to add a little variables in the HP loss of the t-rex.

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  104. I think it would be fun to give the islanders a soccer ball to kick around the island. It would be both a gift and a curse. Playing soccer would make them happy, but the ball would get kicked into the water, where the islanders would come in contact with the shark, or perhaps a new water danger. Of course they would be eaten. Playing in a storm could allow the ball to be struck by lightning, thereby wiping out an entire tribe.

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  105. found the little red easter egg! You KNOW you like pocket god....... You guys ROCK. Keep it up!

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  106. found the little red easter egg! You KNOW you like pocket god... lol i love it! You guys are THE greatest. Keep it up!!

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  107. does the easter egg look like a jewel? and when is the next update and what is going to be included
    love this one!

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  108. what color is the Easter egg?
    when is the next update and what will be included?
    thanks for the update-a-week :)

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  109. About that one guy saying that it is too early for MY aliens idea, it is the perfect time for aliens. After you guys do the update with the octopus and the tsunami of course. ;)

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  110. Hi, I really like they update... but I think it was a kind of small. I find a bug or something like that. When you are in the first island and the clouds are in front of the sun, then you take the meteor to make an eclipse. It makes an eclipse in front of the cloud and not in front of the sun. I think there is 1 bug more, when you star the app, it stars with the typical image of pocket god with the word loading then it dissapears and it is all in black for one moment. I hope this helps you for the next update Have a nice day bye

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  111. OMG i was like looking around for an actual egg lol how embarrassing.. I later realised that the lighty uppy statue thing was actually the easter egg....

    shame. :(

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  112. its not letting my ipod touch download the app, ive given it about 24 hours, and its saying i dont own it in the app store, as well as its saying that i dont have the right updates for it when my itouch is a 2nd gen, is there something going on?

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  113. if you are going to make rpg stats they should be:
    Acutacy (or however you spell it)- increase chance to throw spear at dino head
    Strength- more damage dealt per hit
    Agility- can run from the dino faster,
    Or maybe endurance- can throw spear faster

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  114. Found it. I guess there was more to that thing than decoration. He's like an assistant now.

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  115. Dear pocketgod,
    I cant receive update from appstore. There is no notification abt this new update in my update list.

    Pls advise.

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  116. found it, it made the change on the origonal island worth while

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  117. Lol, im an octopus god, and the easter egg blows people up! (you would find the connection if you know the easter egg)
    P.S. just my icon is saving, nothing else

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  118. When you tap the jewel on the octopus 3 times it says you know you like pocket god then they all poof

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  119. hey guys i need alittle help..ok well iv been waiting for this last pygmy update forever and now i finally saw that it came out but when i look in my updates its not there and also when i go to the app store it looks like i havent even bought it yet even though i did like 5 weeks ago.....any ideas?

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  120. if you tap the gem on the statue and drag your finger around it kills everyone on the island

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  121. oooookkkkkkk, creepy easter egg, 'YOU KNOW YOU LIKE POCKET GOD!!!!' CABAAAAMMMM!

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  122. Why didn't I get the Update for Episode 17. It sounds like everyone else got the update. I am an ipod user. :( :(

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  123. I can't get the god name to stay changed that's re only problem with the update I love the easter egg it cool but the voiceis kinda hard to understand but it's cool they just vaporize!!!!!!! LOL!!! I have an iPod victor u just check the app store duh!!!!!!!!!!!

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