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!