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It’s called Ooga Jump, and it takes the existing mini game found inside of Pocket God and turns it up to 11.
Allan and Dave decided to take one of the most popular mini-games in Pocket God, Ooga Jump … which, of course, sprang from our cross-over with Doodle Jump! Wanting to put their own twist on the game and differentiate it, they came up with a new game mechanic in addition to the jumping which will make it faster, more frenetic and more challenging … and basically more fun! And suffice it to say that they weren’t satisfied with your standard death of falling off the screen; there are additional new flourishes that lay well outside the jumper paradigm, plus there’s that recognizable Pocket God groove, multiplied by a million. This was worth waiting for.
TouchArcade will be there with the first screenshots, and we’ll have more news on this as it comes in!
In the meantime, if you haven’t seen a sneak peek of issue 22 of the Pocket God comic… > > check out the Pocket God forum here! < <
People have been quite rightly wondering what has become of “The Runs.” Here’s the story: “The Runs,” over the past year and a half, has become epic. Very epic. So epic that it was clear Dave and Allan weren’t going to be able to finish it anytime soon. There was always a chance that it could get done by the deadline, but there was always one more level or aspect that had to be worked on. By the beginning of this year, we realized we need to put out something new…
They’ve now switched gears a bit and have something else in the works that is a bit smaller scale while continuing to plug away on the Runs, and it will be announced on Touch Arcade VERY soon…maybe today! And Allan let us know it will have some familiar characters…
Recently I animated animals. I’ve animated a monkey and dodo, to be specific, upgrading the art for higher resolution. The dodo isn’t the same as the one in Pocket God; it got a bit of a makeover. It also might be surprising to hear that I also did an incredibly elaborate drawing of a black hole which was fun. It reminded me of when I was 14 and painted electric guitars floating in space.
Today isn’t quite as much fun. I’m back to more tedious art “adjustments” that often happens because it isn’t easy to get freelance artists to design art that fits perfectly. That’s sort of boring, but that’s my day today and probably tomorrow.
So, monkeys, dodos, a black hole, and another old Pygmy nemesis. I leave it to you to put it together. But you won’t have to speculate for long. The game is nearing completion, and once it’s completed, the premiere will be announced on TouchArcade.
We apologize for all the secrecy; we know it’s been tough to wait, and we really appreciate your patience. Pocket God fans are the coolest of all fans (this has been scientifically verified by several sources) so naturally Allan and Dave wouldn’t want to let anyone down. When the new game premieres, we hope that everyone will enjoy it! Stay tuned!
If you’re going to be in San Francisco this week, Touch Arcade is holding a special Game Developers Conference party at 111 Minna Gallery at 111 Minna Street on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. For more details, check out this Touch Arcade post.
However, most important for our purposes, Allan and Dave will be there, passing out the above Pocket God stickers! They’re really high quality and a fun addition to your Pocket God collection! Stop on by and get an added dose of fresh Pygmy!
We checked in on Dave recently, and he gave us his report of how his days have gone as he readies the Big Surprise coming up.
I wake up at 10:00am, read a little bit of news before crawling out of bed. I do a run down with Pepijn and Jeff before I get in front of the computer, and then I hibernate in my office until 12:00 at night. I eat all my meals at my desk and take small breaks to get water but other than that I try to shut out everything that doesn’t have to do with getting this app complete. Sometimes that’s not successful like when I need to respond to requests for a report on how my day goes.
Oops! Heh. Well, anyway, as you can see, he’s staying very, very busy, making sure things remain high quality and highly fun. Keep watching this space as we have more updates!
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