Monday, August 1, 2011
Episode 40 FINALLY Submitted!
Hey guys. Really sorry for the delay. Dave pointed out that it is getting kind of cliche for us to say this is "the most complicated update so far." But we did get a bit ambitious! We really hope everyone likes it because this is nearly a whole new game added to the game. It really is a fitting 40th update celebration, because it expands on the Challenge of the Gods and adds what kids have been requesting for a while...pygmy fighting! AND this game is right up Dave's alley. He loves strategy and RPG elements in games. He really worked hard on the rules and we went back and forth on how to present it. And yes, while it is very strategy-based, but you CAN play it just by guessing at first until you pick up on the rules...then in later battles that get harder, you have to strategize and pick idols with purpose. The mechanic is basically a two tiered Rock-Paper-Scissors but each idol also gets a special ability that keeps things interesting. Dave will probably explain it better in his state of the island. But part of the delay is that we wanted to make sure that with more complexity in game play, we made it flow nicely and I think we did. And of course we kept it funny too. I had fun doing different pygmy fighting animations. We decided that sometimes it would be with weapons, and others, something more like anime Dragon Ball Z powers. Then of course we had to have a very Pocket God final death at the end of each battle.
We've decided the next update is going to much more of a traditional PG update closer to Monkey See Monkey Chew or March of the Fire Ants. I'm a little behind on the blog. We've decided to recruit help because we just have too much on our plate to be consistent about communication... Besides working on PG and PG Uranus, Dave and I monitor and approve all PG projects including the comic and Facebook....so it's getting too hairy to handle everything ourselves, so we've been finding new people to help us. I will still add entries, but will have someone else fill people in in between.
BTW, I'm not sure why I'm still having to approve some of the comments. I'm not supposed to have to any more. If your comment doesn't come up right away, I apologize. Again, hopefully I can get the blog running smoother with help!