Friday, November 26, 2010
Okay guys! Wanna be a Pocket God Facebook beta tester? Click here to subscribe: Sign up form.
NOTE: We collected all the emails send to firstname.lastname@example.org, so if you signed up that way already, you don't have to do it again!
Request a place for a beta tester and we will send you a code, and 5 other codes to give away to friends and family...or anyone you want (if you want to give them away on facebook or twitter, etc.)
First come first serve! So hurry and send before space fills up!
Anyone who participates will get some extra goodies in the game when it goes live!
Okay, so we finally have the first pass of a pygmy figure with the box, and though we aren't quite ready to sell it, we have a few to give away, and so we gave a couple to Appmodo for the holiday contest! We also provided some of our famous posters. And they have tons of other stuff so check it out!
>> THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING EARLY TO APPMODO <<
Be the first on your block! Everyone will be jealous :)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Really sorry guys! I was on vacation when the last state of the island came out so I didn't blog it.
>> BUT HERE IT IS NOW <<
So, as it you have already seen, we've done a take-off on the YouTube viral sensation "Double Rainbow". The truth is we meant to put in a rainbow at some point or other, but this was a good opportunity....and a stop-gap between the last bigger updates and the next big one we are cooking up for the holiday. We've also added text labels to the menu to guide people (you can turn it off in the settings menu).
Also included is a medieval skin pack, which will make the island look all medieval and stuff! And don't forget to check out the story in story mode. You can create your own double rainbow story, with all the catch phrases as well!
We are swamped getting together everything we want to have ready for the holidays, which includes the next FREE update to Pocket God, and the Ape Mountain conclusion, "Konkey Dong" mini-game! Journey to Uranus is in its final stages (as final as the first version of a Pocket Game can be, anyway). And we've been working with Ape Entertainment to have the fourth installment of the Pocket God comic, plus a Holiday extra! AND we will have more holiday surprises in store.
So, the third issue should be submitted this coming week, but here's a couple panels to tie you over.
There are also a couple of things we are getting ready to announce in the world of Pocket God so be on the look out....In the mean time check out this Double rainbow video!
I like how you can hear someone snickering in the background! Thanks tbdonberg!