The Pocket Blog
If you haven’t been checking out Allan’s tumblr site, he’s been answering a lot of fan questions that you’ve all been wanting to know. Here’s a couple of samples:
Which pygmies are some of your favorites?
Allan: It’s easy to say Nooby is one of my favorites just because I love his childlike nature….although I think a few issues shows there more there than meets the eye.
But a few other favorites? Klak because I relate to underdogs and maybe feeling under appreciated. Teela too for similar reasons. I also like Moon because I think goth chicks are awesome!
I love Linsee though because I think it’s fun to write about irresponsible people. But of course since I helped come up with all the characters i’m attached to them all. And we were having a lot of fun coming up with new characters and hope we can get them out the door some day!
First off, hi! Amazing to have someone so COOL on tumblr :)So okay this question has been bugging me for a while now …. What is the name of the girl tribe? I mean the boys have “Tribe Ooga Chaka”, so what do the girls have? Thank you~! *♡*
Allan: It’s so funny we could never settle on anything. The whole tribe name thing only came up because Dave added that field into the iOS pocket god customization. It seemed to make sense.
But there were lots of suggestions…I can’t remember them anymore, but nothing felt right. Any suggestions?
If you have suggestions, or just want to give Allan a wave and a hello, drop him a line at his tumblr site! In the meantime, Allan has been working hard on animation for a new Pocket God update, so all your encouragement and kind words will keep him revved up! More later!
Hey folks! While Dave and Allan regroup and ponder potential Pocket God possibilities, we thought we might share this with you.
Ever wanted to see the story behind the story? Well, Allan has a tumblr site where he shares his art and thoughts. Some of it is Pocket God-related, and some is not, but there are some interesting insights all the same. There’s background art and animations from various projects. Also, Allan gives the skinny on what’s happened with Issue 26 of the Pocket God comic, so it’s definitely worth a visit.
Allan’s tumblr site can be found at allandye.tumblr.com, logically enough. Bookmark it to get all the latest Allan Dye moves!
Hope everybody’s having fun making their fugus hop high! Our Hatch/Ooga Jump crossover has gotten some cool mentions recently across the web.
9to5 Mac has a report here, including the news that Hatch is presently 50% off at the iTunes App Store, thus, now is the time to check it out if you haven’t already!
Our friends at TouchArcade call it “what might be the most elaborate crossover we’ve seen yet.” They also mention that Hatch is on sale!
So if you’re curious about the hub-bub, but still haven’t tried it, get yourself Hatch (which, you’ll remember, is currently half off) and Ooga Jump… and see how pets and pygmies propel things to a whole new level! Thanks for all your awesome support.
Here it is… everyone’s favorite Fugus fall into flying fun with the new Hatch/Ooga Jump crossover! Slam bouncing to gain Oogles isn’t just for Pygmies anymore!
Here’s how it works. First, you need both Hatch and Ooga Jump! Once you’re inside Hatch, pick up a free “Ooga” doll in the Hatch “store” and it will be placed in the Fugu’s “toy drawer”. You then take it out of the toy drawer and hand it to the Fugu. The Fugu will cuddle it a moment and then jump off screen. Your Fugu (with its customizable coloring and markings) will then jump onto the Ooga Jump island. You can then play Ooga Jump with the Fugu. And whenever you’re finished, the Fugu can return to Hatch and enjoy its Ooga plush!
The Fugu has its own fun, bouncy sounds and animations. Allan had a great deal of fun animating him. You can read a little behind-the-scenes snippet > > here < < .
Here’s a little demonstration video to show the crossover in action. Get it now and launch your Fugus hopping into high-stepping adventure!
And last but not lost:
We started the Pygmy Profiles as a way to keep up interest in the comic, but it looks like we accidentally insinuated something was coming. All the same, we did hope to have something for you by this time anyway, but there’s been some behind-the-scenes drama that we hope to explain later this week.
In the meantime, yes, believe it or not, we have some action happening on Ooga Jump! It’s taken more time than we would have liked, definitely. For most of the year, Dave and Allan have had to do some other projects to keep food on the table, trying very hard to squeeze in more Pocket God-related work in their spare moments. We’re pretty excited about it, and with any luck you should see something new very soon.
Thanks for staying with us! We couldn’t ask for better, more patient fans than you.