Now, Pocket God is a deceptively complicated game to program. One criticism we read is that Pocket God is "simple". Every time I read that, I laugh out loud!
Most games give the characters a very limited set of actions and interaction. And the collision of characters on the screen is usually generic. Think about your average Mario game, he either dies or gets knocked backward, or falls off screen no matter what he encounters!
In PG, he characters react to gravity, weather, the animals, god's (i.e. your) interference. Dave has built an engine where we have many possibilities on the screen and I have to create the animations around them. and there are hundreds and hundreds of animations at this point.The more we add, the more possibilities. With every episode, our brains get closer and closer to exploding....whoops another update idea.
As hard as we try to imagine all the possibilities and test it, the PG players out there kick our butts in that arena and uncover all sorts of weird and funny glitches! I'd be upset except it seems to have become part of the fun. What weird stuff can you put the game through to break it and how funny is the result?
A new site is devoted to the glitches, Pocket God Glitchspot, is maintained by Alex F. and Skipper587. With every update, they comb it for new and weirder glitches and tell you how to reproduce them. They keep monitor with other glitch seekers (like the Pocket God Glitch Guide) to stay abreast of any new info....
"So I found some more glitches, so here they are. Ok, so to trigger this first one, right as the T-Rex bites down, tap him, and the pygmy will "fall through the floor." He goes off the bottom of the screen without drowning. See him at the bottom?"
Whoops! Put it on the list, Dave!
>> Check out Pocket God Glitchspot Here! <<
Great job on pointing out how we're NOT doing our job, guys! Keep up the good work!
P.S. I see in the flurry of the latest crisis, the title for the next episode was leaked! The reason we withheld it, is that its just a little TOO descriptive of the next functionality. I won't say it here, but for those of you who found it, and think its really weird....go on youtube and search it!