Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Challenge of the Gods is out!


This is the big update we've been working on. We've decided to celebrate the fact that we're nearing Episode 40 by encouraging players to go back and refind, or find for the first time, the various god powers, interactive situations, mini-games, creatures, islands, traps, etc. that we've added over the last two years!

A new Startup screen appears (and you can turn it off, if you prefer to ignore it) that has a button "View Challenges". There you can see the familiar list of icons we've created for each episode (except we had to add two from the beginning). Tap the icon and you view the episode challenge screen. This will be where you monitor your progress for that episode. Click "Activate Challenge" and then try to complete the Challenge Tasks for that episode. They are hidden for those who don't want the hint, but it's there if you need it. For instance, activate the episode "A Storm is Coming" and then go practice your lightning powers! The active episode icon appears on the corner, that you can tap to go back and view your progress. Complete all the tasks for that episode, and you will acquire a God Idol for that episode. There are 39 to collect...but once you have at least four, you can go to God Island and place them on the pedestals to open up the ancient tomb. What happens inside the tomb? Well, there's a hint there, but you'll have to wait for Episode 40 to find out! And anyone who reads the comic might recognize the ruins on God Island.

While we want to maintain the sand box free for all of Pocket God, we wanted to figure out a way to encourage people to go find all the stuff we've added, and this seemed like a fun way to do it! Plus, the God Idols add a new dimension to PG and will be useful in the future. Much of this plays off of issues we are planning for the Pocket God comic series as well as the Facebook game.

Another thing we've wanted to do for a while is to offer a Custom Pack for shark! We also have customizations for the laser attachment for the underwater area! As always, the update is free, but the optional custom packs are 99¢. Thanks to everyone who has been purchasing them and helping us continue to evolve PG.

>> Check out Dave's State of the Island on Touch Arcade for more on this episode! <<

Check out this video created by a behind-the-scenes Bolter, Pepijn Gooiker to see this episode demoed!




And the awesome marketing poster above was created by Junko Mizuno.

102 comments:

  1. I already finished all the challenges! They were fun!

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  2. Yes! This is awesome!

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  3. Awesome idea and execution ! Works really well

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  4. Since when pocketgod is not a retina display apps?

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  5. egg in your face charlie? much

    i dont understand.
    help help help

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  6. hint...where in pocket god is there an egg? take charlie there and experiment. I probably can't give tons of hints here. maybe check touch arcade or the video! Thanks guys!

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  7. tanks dinosaur-egg
    im norwegian so im not wehry good in english

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  8. I must admit, I am not a fan of this update (I would rather see more investment in island of misfit crossovers) but I am aware that it is highly popular and I accept it.

    Still, don't go too overboard, or you risk jumping the shark.

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  9. cool off an overheated pygmy! help

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  10. I can't get past ep 10 "put on some sunblock"

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  11. Check your EMAIL! Best update everrr btw :D

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  12. For put on some sun block............ Think of the last 2 words I said and reverse them! 8^}
    From, Mr. Maybe

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  13. how do i cool off an overheated pygmy in 11 a mighty wind

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  14. I have almost every idol (I'm stick one the last one on Ep 4!) I absolutely cannot wait till the next episode, Pocket God is just pure epic awesomeness!
    And can someone help? When I try to go on Pocket God on FB, it stays on the home screen with the Mario-like thing. No loading or nothing. I'm really upset cause I wanna play so super duper bad. :(

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  15. Sleeping pygmy's don't lie??!! Help please!

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  16. Help with these:
    A wet tornado- Ep 21
    Bug the Bug- Ep 28
    Put him on the ice- Ep 29
    Fired pygmy in the hole- Ep 30
    See if you can empty the ocean- Ep 31
    Charlie doesn't like the new hats- Ep 38

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  17. Also: How do you 'overheat' a pygmy for 'cool of an overheated pygmy?

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  18. To amandaa
    For a wet tornado........ Think of the underwater place
    For bug the bug........... Jump on one
    For fired Pygmy in the hole......... Use marshmallow Pygmy on put him in the hole
    For see if you can empty the ocean....... Use a plug
    For Charlie doesn't like hats.......... What animal goes on a pygmys head
    I'm still trying to find the others, for a you know, I already found them and it is hard to pin point which one is which ( now that I dont have hints) I'll try to get back to you guys as soon as I find the other ones......

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  19. Hi guys,
    For the cool off an overheated pygmy..... try putting a pygmy over FIRE and then use a hurricane/tornado. For don't let a sleeping pygmy lie.... which episode is that in?

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  20. Mr Maybe:
    Don't let sleeping pygmy's lie is in Episode 7
    and also: what is a marshmallow pygmy exactly?

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  21. Dear amandaa,
    A marshmallow pygmy is a pygmy burnt from the fire. For put on some sun block....... switch th last two words I said, with a vampire out on the island! I'll look into the sleeping one.
    From, Mr. Maybe

    P.S. If you don't know how to block the sun, put a circular object over it!

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  22. Oh yes. Thank you very much Mr. Maybe!

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  23. For the sleeping one........ bounce FOOD on a pygmy, while the pygmy is sleeping. I hope all my comments have been found helpful!

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  24. Ep 28- Put him on the ice?
    Ep 11- Flying out of control
    Bug what bug?
    I've tried putting every animal on every island on Charlie's head and nothing is working! Please help anyone!

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  25. For bug what bug.... the bug in the Konkey Dong mini game. The other two I am unsure of. Unless you mean Ep 38 or 18 instead of 28. For the animal.... it doesn't walk and it can be on every island.
    From, Mr. Maybe

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  26. The ice monster one: put him on ice- Ep 29 i meant
    and ive tried shark?

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  27. For flying out of control..... I do not know, but did you try... 1. Generating a hurricane. 2. picking up a pygmy w/ a hurricane or 3. zapping a pygmy w/ lightning while in hurricane. For ice monster one... try defeating ice monster. For Charlie... It may not be an animal. I thought it was, but know I remember. Try putting a half pygmy on Charlie.

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  28. I found out the flying one- just put as much stuff out as possible and generate a hurricane/tornado. And thanks for the help on everything! SUPER helpful :D

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  29. Your welcome, all. If you have any more trouble, you know where to find me!

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  30. What do you do when your finished all the challenges

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  31. Once you get all idols, you finished! Congrats! All you need to do is 1. Level up you idols or 2. Wait untill the next update.

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  32. What are all of the achievements for Episode 29: The ice monster?

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  33. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO BUG THE BUG?!

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  34. visit ice island
    drop pygmy in igloo
    drop fish in igloo
    pygmy crawls into igloo for fish
    pygmy crawls out of igloo
    pygmy eats fish in igloo
    fire pygmy from igloo
    drop two pygmys into igloo
    pygmy hit by pygmy flying out of igloo
    raise ice monster
    pygmy killed by snowball
    defeat ice monster
    flick pygmy and bounce of ice monster
    flick pygmy and explode on ice monster
    flick pygmy into ice monters mouth
    make ice monster dizzy

    I'm probably not going to do a whole list like that again. From now on, I shall only give hints to hints. Hope your okay with that!
    From, Mr. Maybe

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  35. First, find a bug(on ape mountain orin a MINIGAME). Then, go Mario style on him!

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  36. Episode 14 choose your profession??? Please help

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  37. For Ep 14- Are you a sun god? You probably want to change that!

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  38. O I get it thanks mr. Maybe

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  39. What does it mean for episode 11 what a slip it?
    HELP HELP!!!

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  40. For Ep 11- I'll have a banana if it's not picked up by a hurricane.

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  41. How do you stoke the fire

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  42. 10- batter up, I mean down
    20-Stoke the fire
    27-ghostly sounds
    36-it's a long way down
    38- you might want to pump your breaks Charlie

    Pleases help, if you do then I'm done!!!

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  43. Batter up, I mean down: has to do with the bat...how would you make him fall?
    Stroke the fire: you've always wanted to touch fire, right?
    Ghostly sounds: try doing something with the ghosts ahemholddownontheghostcoughcough
    It's a long way down: get past level 2 in Konkey Dong. You'll see what it means.
    For the last one, I'm not sure. I have the idol, but it's only cuz I kept doing random stuff with him. Experiment. ;)

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  44. Update for windows phone!

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  45. charlie dont likes the older hats!
    ?????? wtf

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  46. something on your back, charlie?????

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  47. For Charlie and the older hats, half a pygmy goes on top.
    For something on your back, think of bananas.

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  48. what does the other side mean? ive tried everthing like going into the light and scaring pygmys!please help

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  49. I need help with
    Rise to the challenge from episode 19
    And episode 31 and 31 b

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  50. For Ep 19- How about you check your pending challenges?

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  51. For the ghost one- I am not sure, but look in the ? page. The, go to the section about ghosts. It tells you about everything.

    From, Mr. Maybe

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  52. What do u mean by pending? And what about 31/31b?

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  53. I don't get the "flying fish" hint.

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  54. HOW DO I LOOK FOR THE BOOK?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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  55. Pump your breaks Charlie

    Please answer

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  56. Hey,
    Can you guys (bolt creative) make your pocket god APP for free so only the comics cost something? Because i started reading them on comic+, but I don't want to pay twice for the first issue when I want to have the pygmie peril or special issues, which are not available with comic+

    Oogmie

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  57. When will battle of the gods come out because i finished up the challenges? oh and you guys are great

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  58. WTF! I bought pocket god for the Android and it really isn't fair that other get the update before us... We're still on the double rainbow episode... seriously, what is this BS. I had an ipod touch before and I played the game ever so often, but now seriously im finding it to be just a bad game for android users to buy! Atleast update it once a month to the next one. I mean there are so many things missing such as the monkey island and there are bugs in for the ice giant. Everyday as I scroll through my apps on my phone i find myself hating this game more and more for the lack of updates.
    I'd be AWESOME if you guys working on it could just UPDATE it atleast ONCE....
    P.S. The last update didnt really do much... >___> all it did was fix bugs? Maybe for other phones but on my phone it has been working fine, and in the same way as it did when I first bought it.

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  59. What does the hint "you know you look like pocket god" hint mean?

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  60. What does bang their drums mean

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  61. Shake it off? Help please

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  62. Iv tried to do the bug the bug thing with the donkey kong minigame thing and jumping on the bug but it just wont work! Please help

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  63. to solve the hint bang their drums you have to create a ghost and then hold them in one place untill they scream... i know it has nothing to do with drums i dont really get it but... there ya go:)

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  64. Put him on ice help please episode 29

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  65. It is a long way down pleassssse helP

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  66. Flying fish episode11?

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  67. How do you do the "shake it off?"

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  68. episode 14...choose your profession:S please help:)?

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  69. I need help with these:

    episode 4 - poke em when they're up
    episode 16 - ouch, that tickles
    episode 19 - rise to the challenge
    episode 38 - charlie doesn't like the older hats (i tried putting half a pygmy on his head but it doesn't work)
    episode 39 - pygmy's performance

    thanks!

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  70. what is you know u like pocket god on how do you do it

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  71. 19 rise to the challenge
    27 get the exorcist
    29 shatter the defences
    30 split with the squid
    38 Charlie doesn't like the new hats
    39 pygmies performance

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  72. I need help with the charlie ones I have about 4 left the one that's listed is about the dark cloud over charlies head.. tried clouds, and all weather and still have nothing

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  73. What does burn baby burn mean?

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  74. Charlie finds religion
    What is that?

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  75. cool off your food? HELP!!

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  76. For episode 27 what does,"cross over children! All are welcome!" mean????

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  77. Whats episode 38 pigmy hats are a new sensation?

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  78. I am like, the number 1000001 comment so probably nobody will read this (except for nooby, but he counts as nobody) BUT I will say that the challenge of the gods is an awesome app.

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  79. how do you "bang the drummer"?

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  80. Im done with all of them i only need " pygmys performance??????"

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  81. Pygmies performance: put pygmy on pedestal and touch the pedestal. It will light up an Pygmy will sing. Can you help with "you know you like pocketgod"

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  82. What do u do when ur done?? Can someone help me Plz!!!!

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  83. for "you know you look like pocket god", go to the island with the coconut tree and tap the weird statue thing 3 times

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  84. for split with the squid, pick up a pygmy and hold it over the hole til a squid comes out and hold on to the pygmy while the squid grabs it and and the head will come off.

    and hat is flying out of control???

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  85. for bug the bug, bring out the spider boss and poke it!!!!!

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  86. for you know you like pocket god, you go to the sand island (or ant island) and you put pygmies on the island and tap 3 times on the idol hope that helps you!!!

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  87. flying out of control can someone please help me????

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  88. The other side:
    What you do is you drag the ghost
    underground and up towards the
    Pygmy. Then, it will like take the
    Pygmy or something, I don't remember,
    And the you are done.

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  89. ok guys just go to the link below and you will find EVERYTHING YOU NEED!
    http://www.chaptercheats.com/cheat/iphone-ipod/28721/Pocket-God/hint/39615/

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  90. episode 27 get the exorcist?

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  91. Put on some sunblock???????????

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  92. To all that have all idols, You can level them up to level 20. Keep on going! There is a walkthrough on YouTube.

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  93. Help please;
    Episode 11 - What a slip up! ?
    Episode 13 - Get a closer look at the ants. ?
    Episode 21 - A wet tornado. ?
    Episode 30 - Fired Pygmy in the hole! ?
    Episode 31 - A downward spiral. ?
    Episode 32 - Crack kills! ?
    Episode 40 - Take a hint from the vampmires. ?

    Thanks.

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  94. Also,

    Episode 39 - Gotta catch 'em all. ?

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  95. My team of deva, annal, demon god and monkey god at level 14 can beat deva battle

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  96. how do i make the ice monster dizzy?

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  97. what levels do most idols have to be in order for me to use them


    Lc

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  98. what does it mean to 'interrupt the barbeque'???

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  99. To the person/people who need help with the Charlie episode (Ep 38: Two And A Half Pygmies) dropping things on his head, you need to:
    Drop a monkey on Charlie's back.
    Drop a shark on his head.
    Drop a Half Pygmy on his head. (Note: To make a Half Pygmy, just place a Pygmy near Charlie and he'll turn into Tiger Charlie and cut the Pygmy in half.
    Drop the meteor or the T-Rex egg on Charlie's head.
    You also need to drop a Half Pygmy on a normal pygmy's head as well.
    Hope this helps. :)

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  100. charlie finds religion??

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  101. answer for Charlie and question

    charlie gots religion is when he makes a thunder in his sleeping friends

    and my question is why the app shut off when I carry them away? I need 3 chalenges, the ghoost, the island of gods, that i can only end with the ghost and the 40th but I am kind lazy of this one.
    please help

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