Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dave's State of the Island

So Dave and I spent a bit of last week recovering from an extremely grueling November (and part of December) finishing up Pocket God Journey To Uranus and Episode 36: Konkey Dong (see image above!). I don't want to make anyone feel bad or anything, but one day I literally worked around the clock. 8AM - 6Am (22 hours). I still shudder to think of it. It was these two projects in conjunction with the Facebook game and Android (which we are pitching in with ngmoco who ported Pocket God) that nailed us.

>> Read Dave's State of the Island Here <<

Which reminds me, we haven't made much of the port, which we partnered with ngmoco to create, which we were super excited about. The reason? There were some hiccups with some devices. Unlike the iPhone there's a bunch of different devices with slightly varying operating systems so it crashed on a few...and PG is a little large...20MB. There's a ton of stuff in there, so its kind of unavoidable. So ngmoco did some fixes and solved some of the issues, but it might take a couple iterations to be stable on every device. And we are getting creamed in the comments because of it! Despite that fact, its still selling because most people CAN play it and we are getting positive reviews on the sites.

The other thing we haven't made much of....and is coming soon: We decided to make a fun animated short as a holiday card and that is wrapping up in the next few days! The subject? Well, it would be Christmas, but since the pygmies technically live in prehistory, they never heard of it. But by coincidence they have their own peculiarly similar holiday called Fishmas, and that is what the short is about! They even have their own Fishmas carol! We also included the song in the update as part of a free custom Fishmas Pack! Look forward to both the animated short and Fishams Pack coming your way soon!

Oh, and there will be MUCH more on PG JTU coming, so stay tuned!


  1. Wait... I didn't understand ANYTHIING... is the update coming? WE WANT THE UPDATE :P
    But anyways this game is horrifyingly GOOD! It is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo addicting! BGE (best game ever) Can't wait for Fishmas! And is Fish mas on 25 december like Christmas ? :p

  2. Oh and I have a suggestion.. can you make female pygmies and pygmies that loses weight? I know you fear that the island will be overpopulated with the female pygmies.. but I mean that we can change from male to female in the Trip Stats? Can you do that for Ep 37? AND PS: I love your comics! The Sad thing is that we have to pay AGAIN for the other ones

  3. YEAH, go guys! You are awesome!
    Don't stress yourselves, it's okay if you guys go a little slow, just do your best!

  4. Will you guys be doing an update where you can customize your Pygmies on the iPhone/iPad version? I would appreciate it.