Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The QUESTION of the next update!

Okay, so we actually decided to move from the top secret project back to Pocket God "Proper" for a bit. A few things happened in the background that caused us to put a rush on the next PG project. However, things shifted AGAIN, and are focusing on the next update.

Dave has spilled the beans on Touch Arcade as to what has been hanging up PG. There are two parts to the update. One is a minigame called the Pain Drain. This is a new addition to the underwater area and its pretty fun. This part was created easily. The next was a little more complicated. We're creating a "story" mode where you turn on a "story" and a sequence plays of the pygmies talking (with word balloons) with various types of animations included (pygmy expressions, weather changes, island changes). We will create funny little stories that might serve a purpose, such as setting up an update or hinting at functions, or just be a story about the pygmies. As an addendum to this, we are making an editor you can purchase for 99cents that allows players to create their own stories. At first the story mode might have some limitations (only certain animations can play, etc.) but we will be able to add to it as we go.

Well, between our other project and the fact that the story mode is one of the more complex additions, we are watching PG fall in the rankings...so we debated on whether or not to just release the Pain Drain as an update, or spend a few more days to finish the story mode.

What do you think? Dave started addressing it on Touch Arcade here.

23 comments:

  1. Pain drain then story. If both comein like 3 days at the same time if it's a week people might be geting a bit antsy

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  2. I think you should release the story mode and the pain drain becuase lately your updates have been 2 awesome new features in one and I like it like that.Ps pocket god is so cool I showed it to my friends at school and they said lol that's so cool I'm gonna buy it.keep up the awesomely cool work guys.

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  3. I think you should spend a few more days to finish the story mode but thats just my opinion.

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  4. i think it would be a good idea to wait

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  5. I think you should wait a few more days and make the story mode and mini game 1 update. PG is still in top rated and I think updating it all at once will help the rating more! This is my first comment and I'm a HUGE fan of PG!!! Is there any email I could send some ideas too? Im working to make a huge list and send it to you next month.

    Thanks!
    -Fangfan

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  6. just release it as one BIG update...

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  7. hey guys, another fan here with typically another suggestion. i have viewed a lot of u guy's fan art and some videos posted. u guys need to in future updates do these things...
    1. a new area, the sunken pirate ship in the under water area, just click on it to swim there.
    2. on the volcano island have an option to switch out coconut tree for banana tree. then give it to a pygmy to have them eat it or throw it on the floor for a gorilla to come. he is friendly and mind his own business until u attack him and he gets RAGED!
    plz respond if u like these it would meen a lot to me.

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  8. Dave and Allen, I believe that if you post pain drain now, youll get a couple extra days to improve the story mode, you get even better results, causing pocket god to stay 1# in the ratings for longer than normal. these are just my thoughts. please answer.
    Eddie

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  9. Release it! That would be awesome :) Would love to make a new video :)

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  10. hey, i'm just wondering. could you please post on twitter where people would be able to buy a PRINT copy of the comic. i know it will be available via the app store, but I think if it's good/ unlocks something on pocket god when you get it, I'll want the print copy. I also think that you should make the digital copy give you something...

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  11. RELEASE UPDATE!!!!
    pocket god is the best game ever and i am only slightly sad that updates now take a very long time

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  12. story mode..now thats a good idea. i am anxious to see this new minigame..i was actually thinking that the underwater part was a bit overshadowed by all the land places. good place to add to.

    Now as for the release, one thing you want to remember is we all want to see both of them come out asap, but is the minigame enough to go solo? you are questioning it which means you have either have doubts or you had your mind set and now the ratings are worrying you. I wouldnt mind seeing just the minigame personally, i would say release unless its only going to take like 1-3 more days for the full deal. btw do in-app purchases count towards the ratings?

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  13. also, would there be anyway that we could create a story for PG and submit it to you guys for like updates or contests or just some way of getting it to other people? you could have small free stories..and then eventually create long stories for like an in-app purchase too

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  14. so whats the story morning glory?

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  15. I have lost all respect for this game it takes forever for new updates and u guys are being gay

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  16. Hey, just make sure its not too buggy, but I think that story mode is compelling! You'll have a lot of people want to buy the editor, and after many see a funny story, those who dont have it will end up wanting the editor too... kudos!

    Personally, I'd like to see a few more actual challenge games, like the cloud jump, or a new fishing game or something, but I enjoy wasting a few minutes here and there on this :)

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  17. For some odd reason i keep thinking giant mosquitoes would be a good update, or maybe being able to release plagues of disease. wierd right, well tell me what u think

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  18. how do I use the ice squid on pocket god

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