Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pocket God coming to Facebook!


The poor blog. Time to resurrect it like a zombie pygmy.... Well, its been tough because besides creating the next PG update and iPad game, Dave and I've been working closely with Frima Studios to put the pygmies on Facebook!

The third "Bolter" (kind of like the fifth Beatle), Jean Matthews, arranged a meeting last Spring at one of those game conferences to talk about a Facebook version. Dave and I had our eye on it, but knew we couldn't do it alone. We met Frima and they were great and their studio has mad skills when it comes to animation AND social gaming. We decided to go for it and took a short trip to their home base, Quebec, Canada, to kick it off and check out their facilities. We had a great time and were impressed by their staff.

Then, for the next 5 months I was forbidden to blog about it. I guess that is how it works in real-bizness-type world. Very frustrating!

Anyway, you can read about the details here on Mashable:

>> Pocket God is coming to Facebook <<

One thing the article doesn't mention is that the Facebook game will have....drumroll please....FEMALE PYGMIES!

The first phase we are just getting the game play and basically functionality together but it will have the episodes we've come to know and love, and soon to follow will be the ability to customize them. And if you think you're going to leave the iPhone version and just play Facebook, keep in mind the Facebook version will be MUCH different! Its a social game as well and will have similar elements but won't be identical.

In the first closed beta where we try to work out the most serious kinks will be coming soon and we will invite 500 fans to join. Let us know. are you interested?

And my holiday goal is get back focused on the blog with all the new stuff coming out. We've been hunkering down for a big holiday push, but we're almost there and more surprises are coming!

44 comments:

  1. I knew my hopes wouldn't be let down when I presumed oh, slow updates, something new must be on its way. I'd be glad to test the beta for you. Also, I'm extremely excited for the iPad application. How will it me priced? $1.99, I presume but i've already purchased all the Pocket God for iPhone DLC, so this is a small price to pay, $2.99-4.99 is just as good but to maximize profit I assume that the cheaper customers would rather pay $1.99 and then give DLC the cold shoulder.. Also, I accept the fact where the iPad and Retina Display would cause too much trouble in an update and would need a sequel. One question remains though, will the sequel be universal? Also, I know Open Feint has been used since the beginning but you could easily just build game center into the newer apps. Actually this leads to a final question; will Open Feint add Game Center support to its Interface?
    -Sincerely, Erran Carey

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  2. I'd love to take part in PocketGod beta cuz I really love that game :D

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  3. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I HOPE ILL BE A BETA.

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  4. I WANNA BE A BETA TESTER! PLEASE :D

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  5. I never saw this coming. its gonna be amazing! :D

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  6. I want to test tell me how to join!

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  7. I would be interested in being a beta tester, how do I sign up?

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  8. Dave can I be a beta tester? Pretty please with a cherry on top!

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  9. I"m interested. It would be interesting to get a close look at and have input on something I and my family enjoy so much!

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  10. Yes please!! Let us know how to sign up

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  11. WOW!
    I'm super psyched now! I was looking for something to do and this looks awesome! When can we expect a release?

    I would love to beta too! :D
    From
    Tigermouse,
    PGF

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  12. YES! How awesome is this?! I can't wait, I've been such a huge PG fan since the beginning! I would LOVE to help beta test this out as well if you'd let me! I've rarely commented on this blog, but trust me I've check and read it daily.

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  13. Yes I'll be interested in the beta. ^^

    Keep me updated!

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  14. i so want to be a beta for that!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. I would be happy to help! I can only hope I am chosen.

    --
    Weebler
    weeblerjake@gmail.com

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  16. Ohhhh....
    I want to help beta test....

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  17. Looks awesome guys! How do we submit to become beta testers?

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  18. I am very much interested as a long time Pocket God fan! I'd love to beta the Facebook version!

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  19. I would love to be in the beta... Again! :D

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  20. I posted a few hours ago that I'd be interested in beta testing (If indeed that was an invitation in the recent blog post) but as I was doing it on my iPhone, I didn't know if it actually sent off..

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  21. Nice! I'd love to be a beta tester.

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  22. SO INTERESTED! Have been with this blog for ages so definitely a serious fan. Lol i just so want to beta test! Anyway i said so much too much there but how do you choose the beta testers?

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  23. A facebook version sounds really cool. Can't wait until it is released.

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  24. this coud be really cool! sign me up! btw, (i dont mean to be pushy!) any chance of female pygmies on the iphone game?

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  25. omg i am very interested Tom Walters

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  26. Hi, Allan ..
    I'm super-keen - would love to be a beta tester for the Facebook version!

    Cheers .. Kate

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  27. OMG THATS AMAZING i want beta :D

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  28. me me me or have i allready posted if i have dont put this on

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  29. im interested, my email is lyonsassassinator@gmail.com please contact me

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  30. So, how can I become a beta tester?

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  31. I'm interested in doing the beta! If you still have spots, my email is dwan25@gmail.com ;D

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  32. I'll definatly test it for you: my email is yankeeboy1996@hotmail.com

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  33. I would love to beta the facebook pocket god!

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  34. i want to try beta how do i get it?

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  35. Will love to try the beta game. i'm just wondering where are we supposed to email you guys. info@boltcreative.com?

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  36. Plz PLz Plz I'd like to test it!! I've been a Pocket god fan since it's second update! Since then, PYGMIEs are tortured by me!! Let me facebook-torture them!! :)

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