The Pocket Blog
Yes, that’s right. Ooga Jump is now being sold for $0.00.
We’ve made a new update for Ooga Jump that changes the way it’s structured. While Ooga Jump is now free, there is also now advertising. If you paid for Ooga Jump originally and have played the last update or two, you should NOT see the ads. Unfortunately, if you have not updated Ooga Jump since its original release, you will still see the ads. However, there is good news: if you make an in-app purchase in the store, the ads will go away forever.
Another change we’ve made is to the nature of the power-ups. Instead of selecting the artifacts at the beginning of the game, they are now scattered through the game itself. You can even upgrade them in the store. From left to right, these artifacts are:
The Ghost Charm. This makes the pygmy invincible to obstacles, though not to gravity.
The Jet Pack. This jets the pygmy Rocket past extra oogles. If you upgrade, the jet pack will attract gems as well! This effect also affects the “Save Me” feature, as well as Boosts.
The Gem Magnet. This attracts gems and gives you the gem’s sparkly height boost.
The Gravity Feather. This reduces gravity and slows the pygmy’s falling rate.
The Platform Spring. This increases pygmy’s jump height.
All these power-ups are temporary, so be sure to act quickly!
As a note, these artifacts override the original artifacts. If you’ve already spent gems on artifacts, the gems will be refunded to you.
Also, background themes are now an in-app purchase. If you’ve already bought a theme with gems, it will remain unlocked.
We’re hoping by making it free, we will be able to get more players. With more players, there’s more opportunities for us to upgrade Ooga Jump, add skins, and generally make it more excellent.
We want to thank everyone who bought Ooga Jump originally! Remember, if you’ve already paid for Ooga Jump and played one of the recent updates, you should not see advertising. Your loyalty always inspires us and we hope that we can make this game even better, sparklier and jumpier!
And be sure to spread the word! The Expanding World of Pocket God depends on your likes and reviews on iTunes!
In all the business of the Ooga Jump rollout (and things are still very busy right now) we’ve neglected to mention that Pocket God Issue 25 is now out! It’s part 5 of “The Pygmies Strike Back,” and things are starting to heat up! If you haven’t already bought it, drop by the Apple Store and grab your copy today!
With Klik’s tribe ensconced among the Birdmen, things seem to be going smoothly and swimmingly, but are they really? The Birdmen are on the hunt for Ooga’s tribe, but Klak… is missing! What can it all mean?
Meanwhile, Ooga’s tribe is in a fix of its own. Trapped by Newbie and the evil Neeboo, they’re forced to witness the potential final death of a tribe member. At the same time… they’re not sure, but something unusual seems to be occurring in Newbie’s head… does Nooby have the key to unlock the Newbie puzzle? Or is it too late for all of them?
All the while Sun is in trouble… but she may have an answer that gives the Pygmies an added edge in dealing with their foes! It’s an issue of action, adventure, mystery, menace and magic. And don’t forget the Pygmy Peril, which is always free!
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, serving up dodo and coconuts for everyone! Things are a little quiet on the Pocket God front at the moment, as befits the holidays, but we did want to share a cool Ooga Jump review in case you hadn’t seen it yet!
(Review begins at 2:58. Have a great weekend, everyone!)
Amateur Surgeons cut up! And Pygmies get cut up! Bolt Creative and Adult Swim Games are both proud to mutilate each other’s creation in their first crossover!
Adult Swim’s hit game “Amateur Surgeon 3″ features a devastating dilemma for our Pygmies. Apparently a killer whale has swallowed Oog Island, and it’s up to Alan Probe to excise the island’s residents from the whale in any way possible!
As you get to the serious business of slicing and dicing in order to save the whale, it’s clear you can’t make an omelet without breaking some Pygmies, dodos and jellyfish. Be careful… or don’t!
Thanks to the folks at Adult Swim Games for making this calamitously cool cameo a reality! If you haven’t played before, throw away your medical school textbooks and get cracking!
In the meantime, we’ve created a brand new Adult Swim Pocket God Skinpack, where you can eviscerate the islands with Amateur Surgeon goodness! The island statue becomes Alan Probe! The shark becomes a Geisha Finger! Spears become hypodermic needles! What’s more, the islands themselves get splattered with collateral damage-y red blood cells from successful (and unsuccessful) operations!
We’re going to have a few more surprises on the way, so stay tuned! In the meantime… put the Hippocratic Oath on hold and go to town!
Hey folks! Last night “Ooga Jump, Episode 3: Home of the Grave” was released, with new functionality and a brand new spooky graveyard theme. If you haven’t checked it out yet, we encourage you to do so. Plus, again, we need those five-star ratings to boost “Ooga Jump” on the charts! If you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, we heartily encourage it!
One of the new themes we have is a graveyard theme with appropriately spooky elements: headstones for platforms and so forth. Dave has a new State of the Island at TouchArcade where he describes the remainder of the new additions. He also has some news about future plans for Ooga Jump, so it’s worth a read.
And, of course, thanks for all your continued support! We’re still taking in your comments and feedback here and elsewhere!