The Pocket God team over at Bolt Creative has unveiled their latest Pocket God project, Procket God: Journey to Uranus, exclusively for the iPad. Instead of simply porting the original Pocket God game to the big screen, Bolt Creative made an entirely new entity, which will be a "set of mini-games centered around being able to take Pygmies to other worlds." According to the Pocket Blog, "all the interactivity will focus on the strengths of the iPad, namely the bigger size, the extra screen real estate and multi-touch".
Dave Castelnuovo, who formed Bolt Creative after being a developer for Sega, among other companies, said in a recent CNN interview that, "It's a completely new game," he said. "I don't really believe in taking an existing title and cranking out an exact same clone of the game on every different console out there. If we have a really hardcore fan that has it on both iPad and iPhone, we want them to have a different experience."
If Pocket God on the iPad takes off like the iPhone version and sells anywhere near 3 million copies, it will be hard not to consider the pygmies to be the App Store's Mario or Sonic. Look for Pocket God: Journey to Uranus to launch sometime this fall. And don't fret, Bolt Creative is still going to fully support the original Pocket God, and have an update called "A Pygmy A Day Keeps the Ape Away" coming very soon.
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