Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year from Pocket God!

2012's coming in fast, and there promises to be an island-load of fun stuff coming for Pocket God fans. First and foremost, of course, is "The Runs," the brand new run-and-jump game that we hope to have available by March at the latest. Allan and Dave want this to be so good that they're taking whatever time is necessary to make sure everyone gets a quality game. But that's not all, of course, and we hope you'll enjoy the Pocket God and Journey to Uranus updates as they come out!

2011 was a good year for us -- among all the updates for Journey to Uranus, our biggest one, "Decapithon," seems to have been received pretty positively! The iOS many updates included "Battle of the Gods" multiplayer and all the idols contained therein. The "Two and a Half Pygmies" brought a whole host of Android updates into one. (We haven't forgotten about Android or WP7, you can bet on it!)

On top of that the Pocket God comic provided by APE Entertainment has enriched the PG universe with a tribe of female pygmies which will take the comic into amazing and adventurous new directions!

There's more we could mention, but we don't want to brag, just reflect a little! We're looking forward to creating more and more goodies for you, because even though this is a lot of work, it's also a lot of fun. If it weren't for you, it wouldn't be possible to combine work and fun this well.

Seeing us out are two funny Youtube videos. First of all, a cute 2-year-old attempts the Pocket God Update Song with a great deal of enthusiasm:

Second... REAL LIFE POCKET GOD? Oh, we're all in trouble. This video's really funny and clever; way to go, guys!

Many thanks to BigsbyTremolo and Nikaoto for those videos!

Happy 2012!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas from Pocket God!

Hey folks. Hope you're enjoying your December 25 this year! Today, Allan and Dave are taking some time away from creating newer and more twisted things for you to do to Pygmies to be with their families. In the meantime, if you've woken up this morning and thought "Oh no! I forgot to get the Pocket God fan on my list a present!" .... why not visit the Pocket Shop? Even if that Pocket God fan on your list happens to be yourself! You deserve something cool with a Pygmy on it too, so check it out!

> > Visit the Pocket Shop! < <

Thursday, December 22, 2011

White Fishmas - Pocket God Facebook's latest Global Quest!

A new idol has appeared in the Pocket God Facebook store -- the Father Fishmas idol!

Looking like a chubby, frozen Santa Claus, this idol has mistletoe on it. If you drop two pygmies below the mistletoe, they get all gushy and mushy and kiss each other. The goal is to get 1,000,000 pygmies to kiss before December 28. If this goal is accomplished, all Pocket God players who participated in the quest get a special reward!

A new power has also been added -- chilly snow! Activating the chilly snow power will cause dark clouds to appear, and light snowflakes will fall from the sky. Some are small and white, and others are slightly larger and bluish. If a pygmy stands under a white snowflake, he will look up in awe at it and then stick out his tongue to taste it. However, if he tries that on a blue snowflake...

...he freezes! And should another pygmy approach the frozen pygmy, he will stick out his tongue and stick to the pygmy! Watch what happens when the pygmy tries to get loose... and see what happens when you move the frozen pygmy around! Experiment with that new god power, there's some funny stuff happening here!

Finally, Frima has added the ability to send a Candy Cane to a friend! If a friend sends you one, it will appear at the top of the screen. When you click on it, a Candy Cane will spawn one on the island. A Pygmy will then eat it and you will gain eight devotion points. You get three Candy Canes just for participating in the Fishmas Global quest, so get those pygmies a-kissin'!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Episode 42, Bone Soup, now available!

Here it is, the last Pocket God update of the year!

A new pyramid idol has appeared underwater, with strange icons imprinted on it. When you hit the symbols in a certain order, you can activate five special powers: fire, ice, acid, oil and air. Fire, ice and acid have obvious repercussions, but oil is a little unusual, and air... well, we'll just let you see for yourself!

Included is the Candyland skin pack, which turns the island and all the skinnable elements associated with it into a series of sweet, tooth-rotting delights! Change a meteor into a donut, a fish into a gummi bear, and the outhouse into a giant frosted cupcake!

And finally, the Fishmas pack has a new addition: the Pygmies singing the "Twelve Days of Fishmas" song! See just how jolly your Pygmies can get... before you lead them to the underwater pyramid, of course.

Watch "Bone Soup" in action here:

Pocket God comic Issues 12 AND 13 now available!

As promised, here's your Christmas surprise... TWO issues of the Pocket God comic released at once!

Issues 12 and 13 complete the "Quest Called Tribe" story arc. The Pygmies meet more of Sun's tribe. The two tribes develop an uneasy alliance as they travel to the mysterious ruins to find the secret of Newbie and the Gem of Life. In the meantime, Nooby has found allies of his own. Klik is forced to confront his beliefs about the nature of their world while electrifying dangers claw at our heroes! Once this adventure is over, neither tribe will be the same!

Also included in this update is Pygmy Peril 12, featuring the Little Green Men and the Dev-Corner. As you can see, there's a lot to enjoy, so check it out!

And don't forget, later today, Episode 42 of the iOS Pocket God app, "Bone Soup", will debut, so keep checking in!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Episode 42, Bone Soup, debuts tomorrow!

Bone Soup, our last update for Pocket God for 2011, involves more underwater craziness! A powerful Pygmy-punishing pyramid gives you new abilities, if you hit the icons just right! 148Apps has a preview of gameplay, along with a sample of the new Candyland skinpack and the "Twelve Days of Fishmas" dance. Check out some of the goodies we're going to have for you tomorrow!

> > Click here for the 148Apps preview! < <

In addition to the above-mentioned update, we're going to have a massive new Christmas surprise for you to unwrap tomorrow, so don't go far away!

And, last but not least...

> > Read Dave's State of the Island here! < <

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Fishmas! Here's a sneak preview of "Pocket God: The Runs!"

Allan toiled hard this year to bring you a new Fishmas card -- "The Twelve Days of Fishmas!" If you're not bestowing some of the gifts mentioned in the song to your pygmies, Santa may have to come and fish-slap you. The pygmy dance will be included in the next update for the iOS Pocket God, coming very soon.

Also is a sneak preview of our next ALL-NEW game, "The Runs." This'll give you an idea of what gameplay will be like. Enjoy!

Note: Sorry, Allan chiming in here....there was some confusion in the text before about it being part of Journey To Uranus. The Runs is an all-new game. If you notice, the Pygmy design has been tweaked a little. You may wonder "why did they tweak the pygmy design? Well, we had to revisit the Pygmy design for a new function we are introducing in the Runs....can you guess what it is?

Oh, and the Twelve Days of Fishmas was performed by Liz Radford and Gavin Courtie (, who brought you Very Merry Fishmas. Additional video editing and effects courtesy of Scott Young.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

IGN features preview of "The Runs!"

IGN has given a sneak preview of "The Runs," our new iOS game that's set to debut early next year. This has been expanded from the mini-game included in Episode 32's "Crack is Wack" into a multi-level run-and-jump adventure. We've been working very hard to give it all the action and craziness that you expect from a Pocket God game. Until the final version is completed and ready to go live, though, we gave IGN an early version to preview.

> > Read the IGN Preview -- with screenshots -- here! < <

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pocket God reviewed at Electric Playground -- and introducing the POCKET SHOP!

Electric Playground, G4's foremost video game news show, has featured Pocket God on Reviews on the Run! While Dave has been on Electric Playground before, this is the first time they've done a full review of the game. And it's a mind-blowingly cool review, too. Thanks, Shaun and Marissa!

> > Check out Reviews on the Run here! < <

Also in the news... the Pocket Shop goes live today! Featuring T-shirts, comics and the Pocket God figurine, this is a great place to explore if you need to get your Christmas shopping done... or if you just want a little of that PG swag for yourself.

> > Visit the Pocket Shop today! < <

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The end of the Comic app promotion brings a preview of Episode 42 idol!

The Free Pocket God Comic app ended last night, and we hope that everyone who took advantage of it is now getting into the tribe's crazy adventures. Really quickly, we'd like to make a shoutout to all the people who put all those comics together:

Jason Burns, writer extraordinaire; Rolando "Rolo" Mallada, penciller of worlds; Aroldo, inker of pencils; Paul Little and Diego Rodriguez, providers of color; and Nick Deschenes, master of lettering.

On top of that, there's Weldon Adams, Editor, Isaiah Samson, Assistant Editor, and, of course, the two big kahunas: APE Entertainment co-founders David Hedgecock and Brent Erwin.

All these people come together to bring the Pocket God comic to digital form (and print form too!) and thus have earned their supersized kudos. On top of what they've already done, they're working hard to provide a special surprise regarding Issues 12 and 13, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, we're still laboring over PG in its various forms. To show you some of the fun stuff you have to look forward to, we're providing a sneak preview of the idol that will come with the next Pocket God (iOS) update, at the top of this entry! Enjoy!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

More mentions for the Pocket God Comic app!

The Pocket God comic app continues to get more mentions across the web!

First of all, Comic Book Resources features an article about the success of the comic, coupled with a free preview of Issue 11:
[APE Entertainment,] known best in the direct market for its Kizoic kids comic line with titles like Richie Rich and Strawberry Shortcake has over the past year take the digital comics world by storm thanks to a partnership with smart phone game developer Bolt Creative on the ongoing Pocket God comic series.
> > Read the Comic Book Resources article here! < <

148Apps has also featured the Pocket God comic in an article of their own:
It’s amazing how certain iOS games can just explode into our culture, isn’t it? ... The sadistic little app from Bolt Creative about the lovably doomed island of pygmies has also been bitten by the success bug.
> > Read the 148Apps article here! < <

LevelUpNews has a lomg and complimentary article written about the Pocket God Comic, mentioning the original App as well:
[The] success of Pocket God comes from a combination of endearing characters, unique art style and an incredibly fanatical community of followers.
> > Read the LevelUp article here! < <

Remember (and I can't stress this enough, honest) if you haven't discovered the wonders of APE Entertainment's fine work on the Pocket God Comic, this is your chance to get the Comic App (which includes issue 1) for FREE, until December 11! That's only three days away, so take this opportunity now!

> > Click here to get the Pocket God comic app for free! < <

Thanks, folks. If it weren't for the "incredibly fanatical community" (or as we like to call them, "cool people") like yourselves, Pocket God wouldn't be the success it is now.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Kotaku article on Pocket God - featuring a sneak peek at Issue 12!

Kotaku has just featured Pocket God in one of today's top stories! They're also featuring a sneak preview of part of Issue 12, so go on over there to check it out!

> > Click here to read the Kotaku article! < <

Remember, Issue 1 of the Pocket God comic is free until December 11. If you've been putting off reading the comic, there's no better time to start than now!

> > Click here to get the Pocket God comic app for free! < <

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Issue 11 is out! Plus, Pocket God Issue #1 is FREE for limited time!!

Hello again, folks! Issue 11 of the Pocket God comic is out! This continues the "A Quest Called Tribe" story arc. If you'll recall, Sun has led our brave Pygmies underwater to a mysterious temple. However, dangers surround the temple, some more mysterious than others! On top of that, the Pygmies make an important discovery about the Gem of Life... and about Newbie as well. There's a serious amount of action in this issue... and once again, Nooby is at the center of a new plot point he barely understands.

If you haven't actually had the chance to read the Pocket God comic, we have good news for you. Until December 11, 2011, the Pocket God comic app is FREE which includes the first issue (free also). This is a great way to get yourself hooked on the little oval-headed guys' adventures, so don't wait! Get it now!

> > Click here to get the Pocket God comic app! < <

By the way, we apologize for the delay getting this out but Issue 12 and 13 are coming fast behind, we're hoping before the Christmas holiday.

Friday, November 25, 2011

"Say Your Prayers" - Harvester Challenge on Facebook!

Hey folks! We're a little late here with this update but there's still plenty of time to explore the new Harvester challenge on Facebook!

For the next five days, you can buy the new Chubby Turkey power. When you buy this power, a turkey will fly by periodically. Strike the turkey with lightning and it will fall to the island, whereupon a hungry Pygmy will eat it.

When THAT happens, revenge is swift! Two new turkeys fly to the island, and peck their Pygmy tormentors to death! The turkeys then travel to the opposite side of the island, pecking whatever unfortunate Pygmy is in their path. When they reach the end of the island, they fly away, and the cycle begins all over again.

The global challenge is to sacrifice 550,000 pygmies in the next five days. So far, there have been over 50,000 sacrifices made. If everyone reaches that total goal, every Facebook player will win another idol!

Go over to the Facebook app today and give it a try. For extra fun, see how many Pygmies you can have the two turkeys peck before they fly away. Click on the Harvester icon on the left of the Facebook app to see how far people have come.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dave on BBC Podcast about Steve Jobs!

Hey again, folks. Long time no blog!

Again, we can only apologize for the long silence. But there hasn't been much to report recently: we're still working hard on the new update, sometimes putting in sixteen-hour days to get things right. (Allan and Dave would love to put in more, but there's this annoying thing called "sleeping" that they have to do.) We're still waiting for Issue 11 of the Pocket God comic to come out, as well.

We should have some interesting articles on the blog coming up within a week or two, so stay tuned! And, as always, the minute any news happens, you will hear about it here.

In the meantime, Dave has made an appearance on a BBC podcast about Steve Jobs. It's called "Upsetting the Apple Cart - The Genius of Steve Jobs" and he appears at about the 0:35 mark.

<< Click here for the podcast! >>

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

More Decapithon reviews... and a comic preview!

Hey again! Hope everyone had a good Halloween, eating candy and destroying Pygmy zombies. And speaking of the latter, Decapithon has had some more reviews come in:

>> The Appera has a positive write-up here! <<

>> App Advice gives a solid Decapithon rundown here. <<

And Gamezebo mentions how the Decapithon carries on in the tradition of the platformer "Ghosts 'n' Goblins":
We’ve had a chance to fool around with this new mode, and from zombie Pygmies coming out of the ground to the very deliberate arc of the axe-throw, there’s no question that the folks at Bolt Creative put this together as a loving tribute to one of the toughest platformers of all time.
>> Read the Gamezebo review here! <<

Also, the above art sample indicates that Issue 11 of the Pocket God will soon be surfacing for the public to see! This, of course, continues the "A Quest Called Tribe" story arc, just as APE Entertainment, of course, continues its tradition of rich, quality art. I won't give away very much about the story, except to say that Nooby always seems to discover the most interesting mysteries, even if he can't fully understand them!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New update: Journey to Uranus: Decapithon!

At last, the iPad game receives its long-awaited update.

>> Read Dave's most recent State of the Island regarding Decapithon! <<

"Decapithon" introduces a bizarre new portal for Graveyard Island, which transports pygmies to the Horror Dimension...a dimension where the walking dead terrorize the living!

Upon crossing over, you become a pygmy with an infinite number of axes at your disposal. Your job... to decapitate the zombies who cross your path, so you can make it to the end of the level. See if you can beat all eight levels; it's not all that easy!

To make your hero move back and forth, just tilt the screen. Tap the arrows in the lower corners in order to jump, and to throw your axes, you tap anywhere else on the screen!

Besides the familiar blue Zombie Pygmies who use their own flying boomerang arms as weapons, you have many other horrors to confront: the acid-spitting Moon Witch, the Zombie Pygmy-headed Vampire Bat with his eerie sonar attacks, and the boss himself, Big Booga, who has a special talent of causing fiery skulls and bones to rain down upon you. There are gates that will prevent you from going further until you've eliminated all the zombies in your midst, so your aim had better be good!

Don't despair, however: regeneration graves are dotted across the landscape to give you a health boost if you need it, and if a ghost should cross your path and you absorb its energy, you'll gain a longer life.

Cross over to this new dimension of fast-paced horror and make heads fly, just in time for Halloween! Watch the video below to see Journey to Uranus: Decapithon in action.

The reviews are already streaming in. Christopher Park at Softonic has given us a great review:

Pocket God: Journey To Uranus contains a lot of variety and the consistent updates makes the game a must-have.

>> Click here for Softonic's Decapithon review and be sure to leave a comment! <<

Jennifer Allen at 148Apps has given an especially glowing review:

Decapithon is just the kind of game that would easily work as a $0.99 title so as a free update for owners of Pocket God, it’s an exceptional addition. It’s been touted as one of the most ambitious updates for the game yet and quite rightly so.

>> Click here for 148Apps' Decapithon review and be sure to leave a comment! <<

As you can see, this is a big deal, and we're quite excited about it. Please leave feedback at the above sites! Also, we hope you'll spread the word via Twitter, Facebook... maybe even telling all your friends face to face! Let the world know!

Finally, we'd like to give some shoutouts:

Chris Kennet designed that stylish poster up at the top. Visit his site at !

Grammy Award winner Chris Tin provided us with another excellent music piece. You can visit his site at .

Plus, Sam Washburn and Robin Harbron of P1XL Games gain Big Booga-sized kudos for their awesome programming! Visit them at !

(One last note: the Moon Witch is based on an upcoming character in the Pocket God comic. We won't reveal any more, apart from the obvious fact that she's not going to be sweetness and light.)

IGN Article about Journey to Uranus: Decapithon!

The new update for Journey to Uranus is right around the corner, and IGN has already done a cool article about it, complete with screenshots!

>> Read it here and read it now! <<

Monday, October 24, 2011

Two Halloween updates!

October 31's creeping up on us, but fortunately we have two Halloween-themed Pocket God updates: one is live right now, and one will be arriving very soon!

For PG Facebook, Frima introduces "Attack of the Killer Pumpkin"! A magic pumpkin is now available in the store, under "plants." With this pumpkin, you can grow a pumpkin plant that will help you to sacrifice more pygmies. If you pick a pumpkin and let a pygmy eat it, he will immediately turn into a pumpkin himself that another pygmy can eat. Cannibalism at its finest!

On the other hand, you can also pick a pumpkin, let it grow larger, and use it to squash other pygmies.

In fact, take the Jack-o-Pymgy global challenge: if everyone sacrifices 250,000 pygmies altogether, everyone will gain the special Jack-o-Pygmy idol. So invite your friends, and see your collective progress towards the ultimate prize! Also, be sure to spawn your friends in order to sacrifice them to the pumpkin god! After you sacrifice them, click the RIP icon on their picture and taunt them on their Facebook wall!

However, the time to get busy is now, because this idol is only going to be there for a limited time. And it's possible this idol might be useful in the future... you can never tell...

>> Check out PG Facebook now and rise to the challenge! <<

(By the way, if you don't see the pumpkin in your Facebook store, either refresh the screen or back out and return to it.)

Meanwhile, on Pocket God Uranus, we have our biggest update yet coming out soon... the Decapithon! This update was submitted last week and we hope it will be live within a matter of days. Keep an eye out for it!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"I Sting the Body Electric" now in Apple iTunes' new and noteworthy section!

From the comments, it looks like our latest update is going over well. On top of it all, Apple iTunes has decided to honor our clear but deadly jellyfish with a huge new ad. We're also featured in the new and noteworthy section! We definitely appreciate the extra attention, and couldn't have gotten it without your support.

Of course, we're also proud of the iOS5 multiplayer functionality and iCloud storage. Dave talks about this, as well as what iOS5 and iCloud will mean to game developing in the future, in a recent Pocketgamer interview.

>> Read the interview here! <<

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"I Sting The Body Electric" is out... and we introduce the iOS5 Battle of the Gods Multiplayer!

Hey again, folks! Plenty of news today. Before we get to the new update you've been waiting for, we have an exciting new announcement about "Battle of the Gods" and the iOS5 system.

>> Read about it at Kotaku! <<

To sum up, the new iOS5 system will allow multiplayer turn-based gaming. You can now go head-to-head with other Pocket God players on their devices! Just go into the battle arena and, in the battle selection screen, tap "MULTIPLAYER" to sign up. You can even save your progress on the iCloud! We feel the multiplayer aspect adds a cool strategic dimension to the game -- it's more important than ever to choose the right idols when you play!

And now, for another answer to the ultimate question of "Where Is The Update?"

Our 41st update is called "I Sting The Body Electric." Introduce your pygmies to a new underwater area, a coral reef inhabited by deadly jellyfish! They swallow, they sting, they even form a ring of death... and if you take the challenge and find all the jellyfish features, you can collect the Jellyfish Idol!

To top everything off, we have a new Underwater Skin Pack available for only 99 cents! You can make your island an underwater paradise, with flying dodo fish and sponge doodlers who in no way resemble Spongebob Squarepants. Okay, maybe a little.

>> Dave reveals more in his State of the Island on TouchArcade. <<

And check out all our new features here:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dave quoted in Venturebeat article about the iCloud!

Here's an interesting article in Venturebeat about Apple's new iCloud. Dave is the only game developer mentioned in the piece, and he discusses the potential the iCloud has for games like Pocket God:

>> Read it here! <<

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pocket God Facebook: Now With Unicorns!

Hey again, guys. It's about time we put up some news about the Facebook game.

Pocket God Facebook has been undergoing some changes. After having some crashing problems, Frima put a huge amount of time this last summer into making sure PG Facebook is stable and can handle a large amount of users. They also beefed up the pygmy customization options; now you can have alien pygmies, cowboy/girl pygmies, prince and princess pygmies…not to mention customizations that you enable you to build pygmies right out of the Pocket God comics! It's a whole lot of variety for such a tiny island.

They've also gone and added a unicorn. Seems like an awful nice thing to give the pygmies, isn't it? It just makes you feel all magical inside...

... except that he literally FARTS rainbows! I know... we're classy. Especially when you consider that this rainbow gas dissolves pygmies on impact. Well, that's what rainbow farts do, it's been scientifically proven.

Of course, that's not everything the unicorn does. He has other talents that make it worth climbing the Facebook game levels to obtain him. The Games Blog was nice enough to write an article that goes into more detail about it.

>> Read the article here! <<

So with Pocket God Facebook finally stabilizing with its influx of users, and all this new cool stuff on top of that, why not have a go at it?

>> Play Pocket God Facebook now! <<

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Issue Ten - A Quest Called Tribe debuts

The new issue of the Pocket God comic is here, launching the new story arc, "A Quest Called Tribe." The mysterious new female pygmy Sun convinces the tribe to help her on her quest to find the rest of her missing tribe mates. Although Ooga doesn't trust her, Klik has his reasons for wanting to help, relating to the shadowy figure who has possessed his dreams. This adventure whisks the pygmies off to an exotic, mysterious place outside their comfort zone, and Ooga doesn't like it one bit. Is he right? Is he wrong? Will Nooby ever get a clue about anything?

I hope you can tell by the images above how APE Entertainment has really outdone itself with the artwork! Plus, the comic includes the usual extras, including the Pygmy Peril newsletter and an exclusive re-mastered version of the first Pocket God animated short.

>> Get yourself Issue 10 now! <<

Closing things off, we're flattered to discovered that the Facebook Apple App store has named "Pocket God" as one of its "Addictive Games"!

>> See it here! <<

Thanks, Apple!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bleeding Cool talks about Pocket God sales!

Here we are again, letting you know we're still alive (more or less) and continuing to expand the PG madness behind the scenes!

Some good news.. the new iOS Pocket God update is nearly finished! Allan and Dave have furiously been laboring to bring our shiny new addition to life. It's going to be interesting, it's going to be fun, and it's probably going to be messy. Watch out!

Also, the "Decapithon" game is still in progress for Pocket God Uranus. We've been working so hard over this we're starting to feel like we're ON Zombie Island. Though we're glad that Big Booga already seems to be a hit with people! Wait 'til you see him in action.

As to the Pocket God comic, issue 10 has been at last submitted, containing the first part of the "A Quest Called Tribe" story arc. And speaking of the comic, Bleeding Cool has noticed that the digital comic has hit a milestone:

>> Read it here! <<

Just for perspective: Pocket God comic readers outnumber the entire population of Casper, Wyoming. Not that we have anything against the town of Casper, Wyoming; it's just a town we picked at random. But it makes ya think, doesn't it?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fix available for the recent "Two and a Half Pygmies" Android update!

Hey, folks! Apparently some people have had crashing and/or sound trouble with the new Android four-in-one update so ngmoco now has a fix available (Version 1.3.1) that should clear that up.

>> Click here to get the fix! <<

If you still continue to have problems with Pocket God for the Android, contact ngmoco at with your device information so they can assist you.

As always, thanks for being patient and understanding!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Slow News Week: What's going on?

So, once again we've hit a lull in Pocket God world. That is not to say we aren't extremely busy behind the curtain with updates. We hope to get one out in the next two weeks and then the other soon after. We're not sure which update will come first, PG Uranus or PG proper, but here's a quick blurb on each project.

Pocket God: We are adding yet another new area to the map! However, it might not be what you expect and it will have a new creature. I am still actually animating the creature, but this part should be done pretty soon. Dave's been upgrading Pocket God code (again) and we will be using some new technology, so a bonus feature will soon be added to Battle of the Gods. What is it? Well, I'm told not to reveal it but it's gonna be cool!

Pocket God Uranus: The second part of our Zombie Island addition is taking a bit more time. It actually has THREE new characters in a brand new game (above is a sneak peek of Big Booga)! And I'm going to go ahead and clue you in, it will involve zombies and is called "Decapithon". Use your imagination on that one!

Pocket God Comic: Well, we caught some heat for our cross-over. While we made an attempt to write a story that will be important to the Pocket God world, it is, admittedly, an odd issue. However, the next story arc "A Tribe Called Quest" is on its way and is more in line with the first two arcs... except (we hope) BETTER! The adventure is bolder, the stakes are higher and the cast of characters continues to grow. As the tribe gets to know Sun, they resolve to help her. This takes the pygmies on a new journey that hints at their mysterious past and alludes to future conflicts with mysterious forces. And as we learned at the end of Tale of Two Pygmies, Newbie (Nooby's allegedly evil clone) is somehow involved! Check out this sneak peek of Issue 10!

Pocket God Facebook: As some of you may be aware, we had some growing pains starting in the spring. As the community grew, it strained the servers and technology behind it, so we've gone back to the drawing board a bit. Frima has been working hard all summer to stabilize PG Facebook and we're gearing up to make a big push for new players again! Meanwhile, it has been chugging along and there have been some new additions. This deserves its own blog entry so more on this later.

Top Secret Pocket God Project: Still top secret! Hence the name! Of course you could point out how ridiculous it is to call it top secret when it can't be THAT secret if I'm writing about it. But let's just say it's Top Secret and not Top Top Secret. Or we could just forget about it for now and move on to the next item...

Pocket God Merchandise! Items we've been promising all year (turns out merchandising is HARD!) are on their way and we will definitely have new stuff to sell before Christmas! More on THIS later!

Speaking of merchandise, the above pygmy plushes are fan-made by MJDIllusion!

>> Check out MGDIllusion's Deviant Art page! <<

So that's quite a bit of news for a slow news week! I hope it whets your appetite. Since it's probably not practical to invite everyone into our homes to watch us work, you'll have to take our word for it that everything we've mentioned is on the fast track to becoming a reality. Stick around!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Two and a Half Pygmies for the Android... four updates in one!

At long, long, long last, your patience is finally rewarded! ngmoco has finally completed the latest update for the Android, "Two and a Half Pygmies"! Despite the title, this actually combines four of the iOS updates in one fell swoop:

Episode 32: Crack is Wack

Drag your finger along the island to create a crack in the Earth. Cracks formed under pygmies will send them plummeting to the Earth's core, and initiate the new mini-game "The Runs" (an homage to the awesome app store game, "Canabalt").

Episode 36: Konkey Dong

Place a pygmy in the grip of the gorilla idol on Ape Mountain (be sure to have the banana tree turned on) and the mini-game will begin. When the game starts, tilt the device to go left and right, tap the right to jump, tap upper left to climb up a ladder and lower left to climb down a ladder.

Episode 37: The Moron Pests

The pygmies, through their dreams, access the "Island of Misfit Crossovers", a surreal dreamscape where anything can happen. In this particular case, it's a misfit crossover with the Moron Test! Drop the snake on the Pygmy, and the snake will swallow him whole, taking you to the mini-game "The Moron Pests." Like the Moron Test, you are forced to answer seemingly easy questions, but in this, correct answers help the Pygmy run faster as an angry turtle chases him! See how far you can get!

Episode 38: TWO and a half PYGMIES

The first ever guest-pygmy visits Oog Island. He's a mysterious stranger who babbles about winning, and does weird things like turn into a tiger and slice other pygmies in half. Who is he? He's a total freaking rock star from Mars, that's who he is! Oh, and he calls himself Charlie.

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Thanks for being so patient. We know it's been a long time, but we hope you'll find it was worth the wait!