Friday, July 10, 2009

We got Props - 1.2 Million Served, Venture Beat and First Dave Post on the Blog!


Hey Everyone, I can't believe it's been 6 months and this is the first time that I've posted anything on our blog. Normally Allan runs a tight ship here but he is on vacation so he can't stop me from causing all sorts of CHAOS. :)

Hopefully I don't post anything too outrageous (I honestly can't help myself) and hopefully he doesn't kill me when he gets back because that would mean no more updates.

Anyway, Venture Beat is a really well respected blog that caters to business interests in many industries but a large part of their site is focused on the gaming industry. Just yesterday, we hit 1.2 million apps SOLD (not downloads like some apps count) and we decided to release this information along with an amazing graph that Allan created that shows our ranking vs. units sold since the game was launched.

Please check it out and leave lots of comments! Saints Alive already posted a classic Pocket God recommendation comment but we would like to see a lot more so the business world can see how strong the Pocket God community is!


Thanks,
Dave


46 comments:

  1. Hey guys, sorry about being so rude in the last post. Once again, I was wondering if you could post the Ooga Jump icon? Also, why aren't you fallowing me on twitter, Dave?

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  2. Again, I'm really sorry. I should have acted like that.

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  3. 1st person!!!!! I love PG but could you add a pygmie cosoms thing> so you have a girl or a boy. and have a king or some thing and you can decorate the pygmies please answer

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  4. Nice story! Never realised how succesful you both are. I knew you are, but so many sells (and so much money :P).

    And, Adrien, probably you already know that but, you are not the 1st person :P
    And when you make it possible to decorate your oogmies, then call the update:
    Apples next Top-Pygmie
    :P

    Acctually, that is a great idea. You could make a contest who paints the most beautiful Pygmie :P (i love this smiley :P)

    Oh, and again thanks to add my whirlpool idea :)

    Oogmie

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  5. I HATE FEINT!!!!! IT WON'T UPDATE MY #1 BIRD BOMB SCORE!!!!!!! ARGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

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  6. I remember getting Pocket God back in january (the between the 14th and 20th), and my brother was yelling at me because he said it was a waste of money.

    It was a related search when I was searching for an app, I saw this and thought it was pretty cool.

    This was one of my first apps, I got my iTouch for christmas.

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  7. I have not ever been able to go even one day without playing pocket god. But I have an idea that is so awsome that you guys could not resist! You should be able to change the colours of the leaves on the pigmys waist. Like you would go in to the settings for that pigmy and change, or edit the colors. Also not only that in this settings for the pigmy you should be able to change like facial features. Please concider!

    I LOVE POCKET GOD

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  8. can you put an ability to name the T-rex in a future update?

    just for fun. maybe the bird too.

    and i wanna cook the shark.

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  9. Big Shark!
    About what is going to be the next update?
    And could you put his artwork? please!

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  10. Adrien the Great, as I have said before in comment sections of other posts on the Pocket God Gods' blog (this blog), Pygmy customization would be too complicated for any ipod of any caliber. It would over load the app and the ipod. Also having boy/girl, tan/white, and other cosomizations would inflict racism and sexsism upon the owners of the app Pocket God. It would be catisrophic for Pocket God and could get the whole app shut down!!!!! I can understand that you would bring this idea up because you thought it would be original and fun, but I worry that it would endanger Pocket God socially. Good brainstorming though. I would like to hear more of your ideas. Please post them as comments on my blog. To get to my blog, just click on the green letters that say PUPPY LOVER #1 above this comment. :)

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  11. I can't believe how awesome pocket god has become from when it first launched. It is really something to look back when I first bought it and it was episode one all the way up to now and remember all the amazing things you've added. I know that bolt creative will always be one of the app store devs that I will always look forward to seeing what comes out next. Again, amazing job with pocket god and good luck with whatever you make for the app store. :)

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  12. new twitter trend #pocketgodideas
    this new trend will help dave and allan by giving them an all-in-one spot for fans to post ideas on twitter.

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  13. So if you sold 1.2 million at 99 cents does that mean you made like around 1.2 million dollars?!? Haha, get a bugatti dave! You deserve one for working hard on updates... Also bolt creative emal me @ jakeslater@rocketmail.com so I can reply with an attachment of a video of some good ideas. THANKS

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  14. First of all, I love Pocket God! Suggestion: When you went to the stats on a pygmie, you could change (in the stats screen)whether it was a girl or a boy. And the girls could have coconut bra's. And it would've been awesome if you added another new underwater place, for example you could've made like the place was in the water on the pirate ship that is in the background in the skewer/underwater area/screen. And there it could've like come pirates and kill you if you did something, and there could be an octopus right beside the pirate ship but in the same screen. Just a suggestion that would've been cool.. :)
    Oh, and can you write a TouchArcade-post about the new episode that is about to come, Ooga Jump? I think it's related to Doodle Jump, and I want to know if I'm right.. x)

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  15. Guys, this update was really fantastic. Not only did you add the bird but the list of things you can do with it is endless. It even gets trapped in the hurricane! And it even was approved quickly! I have a couple of suggestions and one complaint though.

    Firstly, on the list of sacrifices and gifts for a certain Pygmie, you can only see the top few. Would it be possible to make a scrollable list?

    Secondly, please tell us all what "dropping the kids off at the pool" means, as it is a whole feature of the game that not many people are aware of, and so it makes it sort of redundant.

    Also, the statue gem easter-egg should be in the help menu, as people who do not read the blog do not know it exists.

    My complaint is that my achievements do not show up in feint. For example, though I have bowled over 6 pygmies in my god stats screen, on feint I am not even listed as a minion. Likewise with all the other achievements apart from bird bombs. Along with this, the number counter in the top right does not appear when I bowl or spear pygmies.

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  16. hey,

    could you please post the picture of the ooga jump update

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  17. Molebobby, don't freak out on everyone. There are probably other people that aren't being followed on twitter. It isn't the end of the world if you aren't being followed. The fun is having the account and doing fun stuff on it. You don't need other people seeing everything that you do to make it fun. They could give you good comments, or they could crush you and ruin all of your hopes and dreams. And just because someone is following your blog doesn't mean that they are going to watch it 24-7. I mean, a lot of people are busy with their everyday lives in this date and time. Also, just because other people are doing it, doesn't mean that you have to do it to. Just look the other way. I hope this helped. ;)
    PS: You spelled follow wrong. It's not fallow but instead it is follow.;)
    PPS: I would also like to see the icon for the next update if you Gods of Pocket God have it ready and finished. Please. :)

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  18. I have been a pocket god fan from day one and I have an idea. You should be able to change the colors of the leaves that the pygmies wear around their waist. you could do this by going into settings and selecting that pygmies name where that opens a settings window where you could change the color of the leaves that the pygmies wear around their waist or change facial features too. That would be awsome

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  19. I have been a pocket god fan from day one and I have an idea. You should be able to change the colors of the leaves that the pygmies wear around their waist. you could do this by going into settings and selecting that pygmies name where that opens a settings window where you could change the color of the leaves that the pygmies wear around their waist or change facial features too. That would be awsome

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  21. I've got an Idea for the atlantis area you should add a squid attack button

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  22. How do you become a beta tester for Pocket God!!!

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  23. Great update!
    I am having trouble with Feint though.
    Pocketgod works well, but I seem to have set up 2 feint accounts! 1 for Pocketgod and 1 for everything else!!
    Although I can change my name in th Feint menu, I can't change it to my other account 'coz its used!
    I have tried deleting pocketgod, restarting iPod and reinstalling PG, but it remembers the wring account!
    How can I clear the Feint memory??

    Keep up the great updates!

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  24. I love pocket God. I think that a cool feature would be to be able to choose which pygmy spawns. For example, you could have boxes that are checked next to the pygmies names in the stat screen. Then, if you don't want one to keep spawning, you could uncheck the box. This would help people keep their favorite pygmies happy and their least favorite pygmies upset.

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  25. Hey puppy lover, sorry. I posted an apology elier but bolt rejected it.

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  26. you jerks should pay me to play your stupid game so shut up you stupid tards

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  27. 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. when underwater, the harpoon could bend to a break as it hits him, if the bird picks him up he hits it and gets down, if it dumps on him he could pull out a spear and shoot it down, and if he gets put in fire, or struck by flames, he could jump in water then swim back, or just stop drop and roll.

    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.

    please respond

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  28. TIM you bad kid... dont say bad stuff to get it removed

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  29. I have had pocket god since the first day I got my itouch I wanted it because my brother and friend both had pg and itouchs and might I say I love pg more than any app on my iPod I'm on pg or the blog an average of 16 hours a day and I have a suggestion for a bigger island mabe and I want to be able to roast the shark also I'd like to be able to move the statue thank you and good luck with the next update

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  30. To Marianne and Matthew. You guys, Pygmy customization would cause racism, sexism, and would crash ipods and apps because it is just too complicated. I like the way you think though. Click on the green letters above this comment that say PUPPYLOVER#1 to go to my blog and post comments of your ideas in my latest posts. :)

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  31. At night, after you turn the screen upside down and make them fall into the sky, you could make shooting stars in the background. Make it the same number of shooting stars as the number of pygmies that fell into the sky.

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  32. Its great more and more people are LOVING pg. Anyways please come and visit my forums at www.pocketgodforums.tk

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  33. Hey, I have an idea. It's kinda wierd, but I thought maybe island custumation (not pigmy custumazation, as I agree with Puppylover#1 that it would be bad for PG's public image) where you can change the color of the sand, type of tree, and island music. Please consider!

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  34. Puppy Lover #1, first you spelled catastrophic incorrectly, and second how could it be sexist to add genders while there apps out there that exploit women? Just something to think about.
    P.S. Your spelling error was most likely a typo, and molebobby's mispelling was probably a typo as well.

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  35. hey, when you drag the clouds to change the weather, the bird should fly along, like in high winds:D and the pygmies could perhaps be affected by these winds too, but not as much as the bird though;)
    I just managed to skewer six pygmies a minute ago, and the atchievementthing didn't show.. I have managed to do it earlier but it doesn't seem to have recorded it...

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  36. does ooga jump have anything to doodle jump??

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  37. hah! found a glitch (I think)! if you make a hurricane and zap the bird, it falls to the ground and bounces while it rotates with the hurricane, has only worked when he was caught in the hurricane while flying and then zapped during the hurricane, I tried to burn him over the fire but the remains flew in the hurricane like normal

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  38. Oh, and Puppy Lover, when you "follow" someone who "follows" you on Twitter it means that you chat back and forth on Twitter. It would appear that Dave is following everyone that follows him EXEPT me! I dunno, I guess he didn't notice i was following him. I'm sorry for the confusion!!!

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  39. Puppy Lover, there are apps on the app store that have the ability to customize your character. Two I can think of off the top of my head are the Sims 3 and Ouch. Although I don't consider Ouch's customization that deep. I can see where it would spark controversies though. There was already the "Islander" issue not that long ago and people would probably think "Pocket God is racist. They let you make an island of all black people and zap them with lighting," Even though that would be a choice for the player. People are just always looking for things to whine about these days and even though I also think it would be cool to be able to customize the Oogs/Pygmies/etc, I think they still shouldn't do it because of controversy that would almost surely spark.

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  40. Sorry for the confusion Molebobby14. But still, the Gods of Pocket God are very busy people. They try hard to make everyone happy and it is a busy job.

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  41. not exactly 1.2 million dollars. remember, apple gets some of the profits. 30% i think. so not 1.2 million, but still a lot.

    this is the best app ever!!! go pocket god!!!

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  42. Hi again Dave I really love pg and I love all the pygmes but the only thing that bugs me about them is that the stay in the outhouse even wen u keep knocking and that's not nice also I love the fire but reall really really want to roast the shark and for the pygmes to be able to get more than one fish at a time and be able to fight off the bird

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  43. i have a great idea for a new weapon!!!

    ok like in the atlantis area you could find a hidden horn or a bell or something and when you used it merpeople would come
    and if you did the right thing you could become there friend and they would give you a magical weapon thing that shoots lasers!!!!!
    (ok well maby not lasers but some kind of technology.

    then with that update you could put in new predators too!

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  44. You should add houses and lets us see inside that houses! We could coustmise them and thgen the pygmies coulod go inside. And u could realse like a pocket god adventure mode where they go on a a boat to see new places around the world, like for the first update of that mode they would just be on the boat, but then in the next update you can steer the boat but since its olny the 2nd update they can olny go to one different place like the big city, and there could be new ways to kill the pygmies in the city, then mabye for the update after that one they could go to africa and zebras could stampede them or somethig. I think mabye u could just add a mode where u could swith it to pocket god adventure mode and do all that stuff. please use my idea!

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