Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Great Job Ice Hole is out!


I can't believe we got away with that title! So, Dave describes the functionality in the link below, but I will say that this update has the long-awaited temperature change. When we were trying to figure out what it did (besides make them feel hot or cold), we went over several possibilities, but we had this idea that they would sink through the ice island, and then remembered ANOTHER part of the cool concept art by Palfince that was sent to us a while back that originally got us thinking about the ice island. In case you haven't seen it...



And we thought, what if the hole from sinking through the island stayed and you could fish from it? And then Dave thought of the title so we stuck with that idea!

The other part of the update is a purchasable "Dance Pack" . When we were trying to come up with the next downloadable content, I said it would be really cool to give them other dances. I had no idea what I was in for! It was an intense amount of animation and quickly figuring out dances (thanks to YouTube). I'm most proud of the Smooth Criminal zombie dance. At first I didn't want to do it because I said to Dave "its all about the hat." And he said "how about using their skullcaps". And I said "that sounds hard" but then when I sketched it out, I realized it was too good an idea not to do and stayed up until 4 in the morning doing it.

Of course as we got to the Dance Pack, the whole Pants on the Ground thing happened on American Idol. Dave called me and said "We gotta do it..." We put out a request for auditions to do the rap, but it ended up being Dave's that sounded the best. So the voice you here is Dave's pitched up! Its the only dance that got its own audio because otherwise it wouldn't make much sense! Also included is the Fan Dance, the Robot, the Chicken Dance, Staying Alive (main dance for Vampire, backup for the other Pygmies) and All the Single Ladies.




25 comments:

  1. Hi! I've just purchased the dance pack but I can't make them dance any of the new dances. Why is that?

    Thanks for a great game and a great new update guys!

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  2. A little problem I found: maybe it's just my iPod, but whenever there are more than 4 pygmies on the island and I tap the sky to make them dance, the game's touch interface lags and I lose the beat, resulting in only the beginning of the dance. Could you fix this?

    Also, GREAT JOB THIS UPDATE ROCKS!!! Even if I can only have 3 pygmy backup dancers in "Stayin' Alive."

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  3. the sun was worknig at first but now its not! how come?

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  4. Bad Romance as the next dance! Thanks!

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  5. the geyser works! i thought it was an fried fish at first but i figured it out!

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  6. Make the pigmes tahw out in the hot sun i cant belive you guys dident think of that lol!

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  7. yay first comment!
    im buyin the single ladies pack right now lol

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  8. Being that you guys are developers, I'm sure you've heard. PLEASE MAKE SURE POCKET GOD IS AVAILABLE FOR iPAD!!!!!!

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  9. are you gonna make an exclusive version of pocket god for the iPad?

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  10. Great update! This is the first pack I've bought and I cannot figure out how to change the dance I am doing. Also, when I have 6 pygmies on screen the dancing starts for a second then stops.

    Advice on both please...

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  11. Hey guys just to let you know--and this has also been happening to me before this update; I'm 1st gen ipod touch--I can't get the dancing to work. I tap to the exact same beat I have since the dancing was added, but recently nothing even happens. Can you guys please figure this out and implement a fix in the next update?

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  12. Will there be any more updates to pocketgod?

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  13. This update is really awesome I've wanted temperature change for a while now. But I can't find what makes the ice hole a geyser, Ive tried I think every item, so what is it?

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  14. idea!!!!
    on the ice island there's a coat button
    & when u press it, the pygmies have coats one
    if they don't they freeze

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  15. You need to fix this glitch: when I try to do dances with six, or five pygmies, I want to do an all pygmies pants on the ground dance. You should also make music to the other dances like the chicken dance.

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  16. I had that problem with the dances and to fix it i just re-downloaded the app.

    PS: I noticed that you guys went back and did everything you had planned on doing as an update. (ie: the squid and temp change) However, the red dot in the night sky (mars) hasn't seen an update yet. I, and many others, would love to see an update involving aliens like you hinted at several times before. :)

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  17. Great update. I was wondering if it was possible in the next update to make it so that the iPod music didn't cut out when you launch the app. Also, any plans for an iPad version?

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  18. This probaly is the best update ever but for the next one could you custimize pygmies like giving them tribal masks or tattoos and change the color of the hair bone, grass skirt or eyes. These are just suggestions but thanks for taking the time to read this.

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  19. A little picky but I have always been sensitive about keeping my pygmies angry at me. At first it wasn't a problem since there were only a few gifts. Now there are so many and the ratio of sacrifices to gifts affecting happiness has not changed. It is still like 100 gifts equal 1000 sacrifices. Btw awesome job with the dance pack making that must have taken forever. Just here to say it was worth it! Great job!

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  20. To make the ice geyser just burn a pygmy over a fire and then drop him in the ice hole.

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  21. burn a pygmy on the second island en trow him in the new ice hole and watch!

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  22. I can't get the dance pack, why? It says i need to purchase the app that this item is for, why, and what does that mean?

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  23. how do u make the octupus kill u?

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  24. Please keep in mind that the singer of the "Pants on the ground" song was wearing a "Free Troy Davis" sticker on his shirt. Troy Davis is a convicted COP KILLER from Savannah, Ga and is on death row. Please keep Officer Mark MacPhail, Davis' victim, and his family in your thoughts. I understand the need to keep up with pop culture with your app but please have some respect.

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