Friday, May 8, 2009

The Tyrannosaurus Strikes Back is out!


Woohoo! I was afraid it wouldn't make the weekend. And sorry if putting a spoiler in the promo video was a bad idea. It was a strategy to leak out the images to increase new sales. Not sure if it worked, but as time goes on, it will be difficult to maintain our place in the charts so we are trying new things. Including this new splash page for the itunes store...


The problem with leaking updates, is we start getting criticized even before the release has gone through! Also...keep us posted if people are still having crashing problems. I hope our fix will alleviate the majority of them!

We are submitting the latest update tonight. The features are starting to tax the ipod processor even more...so Dave worked on optimizations today to get into "Return of the Pygmy" so it runs smoother. Hopefully people see the difference!

72 comments:

  1. oh yeah, PLEASE, don't tell us what the return of the Pygmy is going to be about if you haven't already told us! wanna have it a surprise

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  2. I love the dinosaur PG! Very fun. In order to keep PG updates coming out, maybe you should create a "Pocket God 2" and put all future updates on that version. I'd have no problem with spending another $0.99 to keep the updates coming, and I'm sure most other PG fans would too!

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  3. I second ZAlcorn's idea for PG2, maybe it will include different looking pygmys (oogs just doesn't work with me) but not by too much. or maybe the sun will be on the other side of the island (new island? =D ) who knows, maybe it will allow numerous fish and fruits instead of one, or possibly a koi pond! the possibilities are endless!

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  4. Where can I post an idea that I have for Pocket God? Is their an email I can send it to?

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  5. Love the new update but plz plz plz can u make the dinosaur able to dance when u tap the sky that would be pure awesomeness!!!!!

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  6. Great stuff, I've had the game for a little bit, very pleased with it, love the dinosaur. If I could add 1 thing though, I'd want to be able to ride the dinosaur. So you can drop one of the islanders on top of it, and ride it.

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  7. has Any1noticed how the titles of the trilogy R like the name of the original trilogy in star wars? (A new hope, the empire strikes back, return of the Jedi)

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  8. don't make a different game. It would totally ruin PG 1 and it would be anoyying to switch back to Pg 2 if u want to see a polar bear or sometimg then go back to PG 1 to see the T-Rex. Anyways love the update.

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  9. Hey Diket, sure some people would say that, but everyone knows PG1 is going to run out of something some time that would stop it from getting more updates, and plus the game is starting to get slower and slower. The best solution is PG2 and then it allows the game to be built with the coding advances that Dave and Allan have come across through PG1. Yes, i know it kind of sucks, but you have to face the inevitable.

    Beastlybeast, sorry to burst your bubble but everyone knows that and i believe it was talked about for a while in both this website and tcouharcade. Still nice if you never new everyone else know it though =D

    csiCJ, i believe there is an email somewhere, but when i sent them one they never responded, so it is best to just post it here or in toucharcade.

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  10. PG I want to thank you because of this brand new up date I was able to have my recent ex, the school slut, and my evil teacher eaten by a dinosaur. Thanks keep up the great work

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  11. I was wondering where the hint about what the next update would be is. I really want to know (is it a gift or sacrifice)PLEASE RESPOND!!!!!

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  12. i love this app for my i pod!!! you guys do rock!!!!!!!!!!
    but i was just wondering can we turn off the out house on the newest island its a bit annoying when you want all of your villagers to be eaten by the dinosaur but one is in the bathroom

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  13. You people are amazing!!!! I love your app
    but I was wondering if you can turn off the outhouse on the newest island its annoying when you want all of the villagers to be eaten by the dinosaur and there's a guy that's in the bathroom and then also trying to keep them out to be killed by the dinosaur just letting you guys know i can't till the next update is out!and please take that idea and make it possible pleeeeease

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  14. Riding the dino sounds awesome! Maybe tht will be in return of the pygmy. I would have no problem paying for a PG2 , i think we can all say that we have had our moneys worth!

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  15. The update is really great, thanks a lot guy. But I wish the T-Rex would do more than just eating the Pygmies

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  16. Yaaaaaay!

    Truthfully, I went to the Apple Store yesterday to complain about update times, but I chickened out. However, I DID change almost all iPods/iPhones/Macbooks'iTunes' to Pocket God!...before an employee looked at me funny and I changed 'em back. Ah, well, I tried!

    But seriously, Apple, if I killed people out of anger, I'd...(thinks of Pocket God)....I'll be right back!! :)

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  17. My nephew wants you to put monkeys in the tree
    And have them throw poop and bananas at the
    Islanders lol also it would be cool to be able to
    Interact with the dinosaur more, but I know you
    guys are swamped as it is I can't even imagine
    how hard it must be to design and update an
    Interactive cartoon, but somehow it's possable
    lol keep up the good work guys and please don't
    ever get too graphic with the app (the fire ants are
    a little gross) my nephews would really hate me if I
    told them they couldn't play anymore lol

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  18. I guess it wouldn't be to bad to have PG 2. I think u should b able to drop the oog on the T-Rex and he could pull out a spear and stab the T-Rex it would fall down and the Pygmy would laugh, but then the dino would fall in the water and kill the oog too. If u make a 2nd game u should make the game called: Pocket God 2 The Ice Age. U could make the main island an is one and the oogs could be Indians and have Eskimo outfits. I hope u like my ideas. U guys rock.

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  19. you should beable to coax the t rex with the fish so that you can get him to follow it. also you should beable to drop the shark on the dinosaur. another thing that would be more interactive is that when the trex throws the pygme up to eat it, you should beable to grab the pygme right before he goes into the trex's mouth

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  21. Suggestions for PG2

    A great idea struck me to make it more game like and have a back up story....Im basing it of Zelda and the Phantom Hourglass....

    When you start the game a ship full of pygmies is sailing toward some country.. the captain pygmy looks at the map and looks confused, he realizes hes holding it upside down and all of a sudden the ship crashes into a rock and the screen blacks out for a second.. you are in the captains eyes now and he realizes half of his crew is gone and the other half is with him stranded on an island....

    Then in the menu bar now there would be a map icon like there already is, but instead of a tab that shows up, a map of the pygmies planet( maybe you could call it Planet Oog, Instead of naming the islanders Oogs... That would create some diversion of the Pacific Islanders because its on a totally different planet )... Theyre would be like 8 islands or maybe more.. and there would be a large mainland.. As you do more stuff, you can unlock the islands and then eventually the pygmies can sail back to the mainland and reunite with theyre families and friends...

    You could also do Game mode and Classic Mode.. Where classic mode is what i just mentioned with tons of more features( im going to make a blog or a site with all my idea for this app on it ) and the game mode is with the backup story and the captain and his crew struggle to defeat creatures on a larger island and after that you can unlock more islands

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  22. I have an idea for pocket god updates ACID RAIN come on everyone wants to see people melting from acid :)

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  23. I'm getting pretty disappointed. I've posted this problem three times now and you haven't even bothered recognizing it. For some reason the game's frame rate drops significantly when touching the screen. It will lag like crazy and drop frames all over the place. I really hope you respond this time, I'm considering deleting Pocket God.

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  24. Cam just so you know...we are working on the slow down. if you notice, the slow down happens when you are using touch controls (dragging the pygmy, creating the hurricane)...notice if create a hurricane and see lagging, you let go, it works great? right? So actually, Dave and I have been working on optimizations for two days now. Sometimes I wish we had just worked with acceleromater controls and not done such a touch-oriented game because its an integral issue with the iphone. It has a very intense position capturing system that is processor intensive and there is no way to configure it for our purposes...But again, we are on it.

    Kyle: actually volcano smoke WOULD cause acid rain. haha!

    Candie: monkeys throwing poop! Genius!

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  25. CHECK OUT MY VIDEO LONGER UP IN THE COMMENTS!! it is really awesome:)

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  26. THE MUSIC DISSAPEARED!!! please check me out!
    i've found a glitch (or easter egg??) and recorded it in this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3aTkoPgyrs
    poor focus quality, i know, but it's just the sound that's important.
    if this turns out to be an easter egg, i would really like a little giftXD

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  27. Alex..just reread your post! thanks for the support

    Stedsnavn----did you delete the link?

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  28. Why did bolt creative respond to ideas and almost all ?'s except mine i feel left out i am deleting pocket god from my I touch because bolt creative did not answer my ? ... Now i have nothing to do... Fine i forgive you but please answer my ? Thanks! (this message i was just kidding my friends would kill me if i deleted pocket god

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  29. I somehow managed to click the delete button and the confirmbutton.. I swear I wasn't high or anything.. just sleepy maybe

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  30. http://brilliantideas.webs.com/pocketgod.htm ok check that out, I have a whole list of ideas for pocket god.. I really want you guys to look at it because it includes some great additions and complete plans for all of it

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  31. Can you please make the dinosaur do a Jurassic Park, where it eats an oog while it's on the toilet? I think that would be cool!
    I'm also surpised that no-one has commented on the new octopus statue. Personally, I prefered the original statue, but keeping people happy and not seeming racist is important too, so I will be content with the new statue.
    Thanks!

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  32. oh the video? no I just added it, so it has to be approoved or something... just wait and see.

    the glitch is that when I press the volume buttons repediately when PG is loading. when the loading is done the music is gone (only work on the old island, and have only worked when I have a loudspeaker wired in) leaving only the sound of the environment. it really shows how silent the game would be with just sound and no music.

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  33. tentac! sorry! I'm going between this and working on stuff. so my mind is divided. The hint for the next update is that all three parts of the trilogy had a master plan to introduce something people have been asking for since we started it. Another hint? the pygmies are tired of being pushed around!

    S-N---with the plus sign thing....that is a new one! try deleting it and reinstalling maybe? or restarting your ipod first. So you're saying you can't add any new pygmies even though they are all gone?

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  34. SN thats me right? I mean I deleted the commentXD gz, alot of conusion in this tread:p
    but I did experience that the name of one of my pygmies dissapeared and never came back, even though I killed him and pressed the pluss button.. don't know how it happened.. restarting the game allways fixes those sort of things

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  35. Hey I found this glitch when Ep 15 came out, and I guess no one noticed because it still happens in the new update. It has to do with the bathroom. While a guy is waiting and there are others nearby, knock on the door to free it up. Then an idle guy will walk in, followed by the waiter. So you'll have 2 guys in there at once. If you knock to have them come out, you will see 1 guy exit but see both nametags, and the other will be invisible and frozen in front of the bathroom door. The nametag is visible and frozen in the spot, but no islander appears. And you can't respawn or kill the invisible one, you have to restart PG. It might not be a huge problem, but it can get annoying

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  36. ive read all the posts and noticed alot of people talking about PG getting abit slow with all the new features ect. Then i thought of something that i know is being down with another app i own and will be easier to do when 3.0 update is released.
    The app im talking about is LuxDLX and they offer free maps from a database to people who have the app.
    What pocket god could do is have the app with its set of standard features and then have a number of other features on an online database that people can access on their ipods and replace default features with others. (possibly as an in-app payment option for access to the database, payment for each option would be abit too far for some customers) This would allow a greater means of gameplay and allow customers to choose the features they like to torture their oog's with and not being forced to have all the functions and a slow running game.
    Hope that helps some what. im sure you guys can expand on this idea if its good enough.

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  37. I support the idea of coming out with Pocket God 2!! :)

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  38. S-N, i think the plus/minus glitch thing is just the app and iPhone not working properly due to some type of overload that was caused by you pressing buttons and "freaking it out"

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  39. there should be 1 pygmie in the game, 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 volcano 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. for the dino, he could pull out a spear and throw it to ward him off or something.

    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.

    i still think this is a really good idea.

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  40. It would be interesting to see Pocket God expand to other terrains. Perhaps, if a sequel is made, it could be set in the arctic/antarctic, with polar bears, pygmies getting frozen, penguins, etc. Sure, penguins and polar bears aren't SUPPOSED to live in the same half of the globe, but who cares about fact?

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  41. Make a runoff adventure series!

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  42. the dino glitches alot. sometimes she is there but the pygmies doesn't run away in fear, and the trex doesn't eat them. if I then crack the egg three times, she's gone for a couple of frames and then appears as she allways does, able to eat the pygmies

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  43. nice idea nick and i LOVE PG I would make this girl who i have a mad crush on the god and i basically never kill her (shes the former ooga) then i put my family in as every1 else and just kill em :)

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  44. there's a glitch where if you turn ur iPod/iPhone upside down and move it back like your trying to throw the pygmies into the air all at once and then having them all mostly fall back on the island you'll hear the dino roar but won't see her and then she will walk out and not attack the pygmies and they won't be scared either!!!:)

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  45. i like the jurassic park idea n the monkey 1
    the jurrassic park cood b called triassic park n have more dinos n with monkeys it could b called monkey see monkey poo

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  46. When i'm on the new island and they need to go to the bathroom, sometimes two pygmies go in and only one comes out. The other pygmy you only see the name not the character

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  47. haha, monkey see monkey pooXD INGENIOUS

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  48. I was just wondering what was going to happen with this game when iPhone OS 3.0 is released. With the capabilities on in-app purchasing will the updates still be free for all or will you charge us for each one. I wouldn't mind a pocket god 2 but paying for every update would be a little much.

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  49. Guys i looove pocketgod but i realy think raising the price is a bad idea i meen u saw idracula and it was number 1 then it was raised to 1.99 and now it isnt even in the top 100 so im just saying i dont think it is a good idea untill u get about 5 or 6 more updates

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  50. NICK NICK NICK NICK!!!!! NICKs idea was pure AWESOME!!!! although he should have superpowers and be able to shoot fire at the other oogs(pygmies) or be able to fly. He should also look different. Please respond bolt! P.s. Pg2 would not go over well with hardcore fans + please cross your fingers that the update is out saturday new york time!

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  51. More things with the dino would be cool. Like when the islanders r going to get eaten they stick the fishing rod in the dinos mouth which paralyses it from eating the islanders for a while before it breaks it in two. I also lile the idea of the islanders riding the dino.

    I really hope that u guys allow the dino to eat islanders while they are on the loo. That would be sooo cool!

    I would also like to see some sort of acievements and points system. The smoke monster from lost would also be an excellent addition to PG!

    Please reply. Ps i like the monkey idea.

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  52. wasn't it just last week that you guys were reprimanded for using the word "pygmy?"

    how can you now use that in the title of the next update?

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  53. OMG. I got it! Bolt said it was something people were asking for since the start... Right? So I think the Oogs will take the baby t Rex as a pet!!!!

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  54. also since there is a vampire 1 it wood be cool if there was a werewolf 1 it could be called little red[riding hood] p.s. i came up with the monkey see monkey poo idea

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  55. Ultra media people know about the t rex till recently

    bolt creative have you submitted the update yet

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  56. Good update! I think you should be able to lift your oogs up even furhter than just the sky, to space where they freeze, suffocate and explode!:D

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  57. The Tyrannosaurus Strikes Back

    I hate this update
    I cant play pocket god
    every time i touch the screen everything breaks

    when i am trying to throw away a pygmie (ogg dosent work for me) in to the water the screen goes super super slow!!!! and he just
    dissipears (this happens however u kill them,it goes super super slow and crashes)

    fix this or u have destroyed the game!!!

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  58. Bolt Creative, please post the icon of Episode 17. I use it everytime on Twitter when you uploaded it! (@BenitoAjax)

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  59. Great job guys btw could u all make the new statue come alive.and u all could make a bridge where when u drag the oogs to it it they would go to the other island

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  60. Awsome game!!!!!! I love it :)

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  61. SlipKnot.....Yes...we know especially on older ipods/phones PG is starting to have dragging issues....literally. You might notice that the problem is when you are using the touch screen. when you let go...the animation runs fine. touch the screen, and that process brings the frame rate WAY down...till it skips frames and that causes weirdness. We're actually delaying "Return of the Pygmy" while Dave makes some optimizations. He's already made awesome progress and it runs much better on my 2g phone. Our weekly updates are becoming more difficult because it is difficult to compound functionality, optimize and then test properly. Please hold tight for the next update and let us know how that runs for you. in the mean time, you might try restarting your phone/ipod...you probably already tried it, but that seems to help. I've actually restored my iphone and seen speed up.

    So the answer to the question have we submitted the next update is 'no'. It was locked and loaded but then we decided to optimize it.

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  62. i dont think that they should make a whole new pocket god but instead completely revamp it over time and just include it in a future update

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  63. I haven't really seen anybody report this, but I have no sound on my game at all anymore ever since the update....
    ?

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  64. me again it would be cool if there was a cave on the island that when u put an islander nearby a spider jumps out n starts killing the islanders please i am full of ideas this 1 could b called the not so itsy bitsy spider

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  65. i think there should be heaven if u go hi enough wear u can keep certain oogs it could be called im in heaven!

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  66. i think that it woulb be cool if u could control the water like make a tsunami it coulb be call rogue waves

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  67. why is it always when you log on Feint, the motions in PG,gets slower to interact with the touch screen. Sometimes, the Pymgies or anything you can lift will suddenly disappear?!

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  68. Dear Dave, and Bolt Creative,

    Since the new t-rex update I dont have the crashing problem anymore! Good job on fixing this. I no longer have to put my iphone into safe mode to play PG. I might have figured out something as to why my brothers 3g was working so much better than my 2g using PG, my available memory is usually at 15mb, when I use PG it drops to about 8... His is at 50 or so and when he uses PG it drops to about 35, he has like 4 pages of apps too.. it could be something to do with that but im not sure. I haven't had a problem with it slowing down like some people have said, however it crashes when im using Feint, just thought id mention that.... I have a theme im working on creating for cydia with a moving background, like a waterfall, changing icons, a couple of them are like little movies, its pretty cool..... so far It doesnt work to play pocket god or mostly any app... when I have this theme enabled... I havent bothered submitting it yet, would you like a copy to try and find out why it is not working for me? Thanks! hope this helps.....

    BEN BECKETT

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  69. @lord maxilos, what if the heaven update would be called "Stairway to Heaven" I think that would be pretty cool =D

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  70. What happened to Julian happened to me. I have a really funny screenshot on my iTouch where the T-rex is on the island and no one is doing anything but one of the pygmies looked uo toward it and I took the picture at that very moment. I also have a glitch where after a while one of the pygmies is invisible you can just see the name and when someone gos to the bathroom the name is shown underneath the name of the person in the bathroom. So In my best screen shot the T-rex is there acting like no ones on the island, the islander NOT in the bathroom is looking up at the corner in his eyes where the T rex is and someones in the outhouse with the invisible dudes name under it. Its really hilarious. Just please fix this glitch. If it keeps going the program crashes. Oh also, the T-rex only reacts when you turn in upside down. IT wont slide on the sides of th island. Please edit this in the next update and fix the glitches. But you guys do an awesome job. Wooh!I think that Revenge of the Pygmy will be that they get spears and stuff and hunt down the shark and T-rex and eat it.
    Keep all the updates coming!

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