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Whew! Ooga Jump has barely had a chance to cool off before we jumped in ourselves to provide a new update. We’ve taken in a lot of feedback and burned the midnight, noon and half-past-three oil to fix a couple of issues we had with the first version of Ooga Jump.
First of all, we’ve reduced the file size. A lot of people had complained that the game was too big, so we reduced it down to below 60 MB, so now your other apps have a chance to breathe! We also fixed another bug that was causing the app to crash when the GameCenter was engaged, so the game should be running much more smoothly now.
Also, we’ve added a new Nooby skin to the game. A glimpse of this can be seen above! We hope to add many more fun skins to the game, along with additional functioniality!
Dave and Allan are looking for your feedback on Ooga Jump, so feel free to respond with comments and ideas! Also, and we can’t stress this enough, please be sure to rate the game on the Apple Store! The higher the game is rated, the more we’re able to continue supporting, improving and enhancing Ooga Jump! Your support has meant everything to us in the past, and it means everything to us now! Thanks very much for sticking with us through thick and thin!
Hey, folks! We’ve had some nice reviews of “Pocket God: Ooga Jump” that we wanted to share with you.
From Christine Chan of AppAdvice:
The graphics in the game are crisp, lush, and incredibly detailed. Seriously, when I started playing this, I was drawn in right away because it all looked so good. The environment, the platforms, obstacles, and smooth character animations — they’re all a keeper here. Plus, the game has a quirky soundtrack and delightful sound effects that will bring a smile to your face as you play. I know, as it certainly did that with me.
From Terence Sheridan at Apple’n'apps.com:
Pocket God: Ooga Jump … is entertaining, challenging, and designed to keep things fresh!
We’ll keep track of the reviews as they come in. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, it’s at the Apple Store for only 99 cents!
Happy Halloween! At last, Ooga Jump is out at the Apple Store, in all its slam-bouncy, dodo-attacky, meteor-smashy, gamecenter-challengy glory! We’re very excited about this new game and all the possibilities it can open up in the future. We hope that you’ll enjoy it as well.
Here’s a great review and preview of Ooga Jump at TouchArcade. One thing the review fills you in on is the extensive stats where you can keep track of your progress and abilities in the game, so stay with it to the very end!
And be sure to rate the game on the App Store! We depend upon your ratings to keep the momentum going to add more cool features to Ooga Jump and make it more challenging, fun and adventurous.
Thanks, everyone! The wait is over. Let the leaping begin!
Hey folks! Tomorrow Ooga Jump premieres at the Apple Store (only 99 cents!) and Dave has laid out some insights into how the game was created, how the game is different, how the game is challenging, and how the game might be updated and enhanced in the future.
[W]hen we set out to make Ooga Jump we wanted to take the jumping game from Pocket God and transform it into a solid stand-alone game. Upgrade the game play, add a lot more variety, add customizations and add a good meta game (collectibles, objectives, etc). We ended up trying to make the most epic jumping game that anyone has every seen. Lol, which might not match what most people think about jumping games.
PygmyPalace, of the Pocket God Forum, has an interview up with Allan about the making of Ooga Jump and what fans can expect. Here’s a quick sample:
Any last words about what makes “Ooga Jump” special in the world of games?
Well for me, I had been wanting to try a game format that was more accessible so in a way, this was an attempt at a little conformity, but we still were sure to keep our personality and twisted sense of humor. Plus our characters are much more animated and alive than your average game sprites.
To read more and see a bit of Sun animation, click here. Thanks, PygmyPalace!