Posted by Andrew Stevens on July 1st, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The Pygmies have returned with part 3 of The Pygmies Strike Back. Things aren’t looking so great for Ooga’s group as they are lost in a desert and quickly running out of food and water. Meanwhile, Klik’s group seems to be in better shape after the mysterious arrival that showed up in the final page of the last issue.
Issue 23 can be downloaded straight from the Pocket God Comics App, for $0.99 cents.
Posted by Rob LeFebvre on February 28th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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There’s a new issue out in Pocket God Digital Comics app today, which begins a five-part story arc about a mysterious force that is hunting Pygmies. Check out issue 21 today, right from the Pocket God Comics app, which will still run you a buck for this and all the back issues, newsletters, and such that come along with your purchase.
The Pygmies Strike Back, Part 1 of 5.
After Nooby hogged the spotlight all last issue, this time everyone gets a bit of attention. But of course, in the world of POCKET GOD, a bit of attention can be Dangerous! The tribes have figured out that someone or someTHING is hunting them. So it’s Fight or Flight time! And the group is split about how to deal with that.
And what about that mysterious artifact-thingy that Nooby found last issue? How will that play into the decision?
This story kicks off the new arc that will divide the tribes like never before!
Posted by Rob LeFebvre on December 19th, 2012 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Pocket God digital comics are still going strong, and we’ve got two pages of artwork from the latest one-shot holiday special, “Ghost of Fishmas Past,” to share with you right here. You can get the new issue as an in-app purchase form the Pocket God Comics app, as well as some sweet extras along the way.
Hop on board for one wild ride! We finally get a chance to see the world inside Nooby’s head. And you KNOW that’s going to be a party! …That boy ain’t right! You may have noticed Nooby go storming off as Gem Cell Research came to a crashing conclusion. Now we get to see where he went….and WHY. It’s a Trippy Fishmas for sure! Merry Fishmas everybody!
Click the title of this post to check the gallery for our exclusive pages, and be sure to grab the comic from the app store above. Merry Fishmas!
Posted by Rob LeFebvre on October 31st, 2012 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Today, Ape Entertainment and Bolt Creative announced that Pocket God Comics issue No. 19 is now available. This is the final issue in a five part story arc called Gem Cell Research. Pocket God Comics gets updated an a frequent basis, and includes such goodies as The Pygmy Peril Newsletter and a remastered version of the first Pocket God animated video.
There are answers to questions in this issue – like what IS that seaweed creature? But when the answers are uncovered more questions pop up – like, really, what IS that seaweed creature??? Also, what happened with the Girls’ gem? Whereas it’s the relationships that help bind the tribes together, it’s the relationships that might also pull them apart! You just have to check out the story as Gem Cell Research comes to its crashing conclusion!
So Pocket God has been a complete success. This is no real secret. The original game – with all its pygmy torture and ridiculous amount of mini-games that cover just about every popular genre on the App Store – continues to receive plenty of updates (and accolades!), it’s spawned a sequel of sorts, comics, and now an official theme song! Written by Parry Gripp, no less.
The Pygmy Theme made its first aural appearance in Episode 45: Dance Dance Execution and has been so well received by the fans that Bolt Creative has made it available for download on iTunes. Don’t fret; the song will also see Google Play, Amazon mp3, and Zune releases “… in the coming weeks.”
The tune can be had here for a mere $0.99, and I have to admit it’s pretty catchy. But don’t just take my word for it. Check out the surprisingly awesome music video below and hear for yourself. Pygmies! Pygmies!
No doom and gloom for the pygmies this time around. At least, not on a global scale. The Pocket God Comics app is getting an update (or rather just got one by the time this ends up being readable) including the 16th issue and a fairly major tweaking to the store’s interface.
In this latest episode, the girls need to fix their raft with a laser. Sure, that makes perfect sense. The catch is they can only get one by catching a laser shark. Oddly that makes a little more sense. And, of course, mayhem and hilarity shall ensue as the pygmies attempt to bag a very large, toothy, and heavily armed fish. The app itself (pictured above) should also be much more navigable. New issues, featured releases, Top Titles and more will be right up there on the main page for all to see and access. It’s looking pretty slick all things considered.
By the time people start reading this, the update should be live. Assuming there are some folks out there who don’t own the app yet, it’s also available for the incredibly low (and obnoxiously expected) price of $0.99.
2012 is still in full-swing and the Earth is still in one piece (more or less), so Bolt Creative is unleashing another catastrophe on an unsuspecting group of pygmies. Okay realistically they’re probably anything but “unsuspecting,” seeing as horrific tragedy is more common in their lives than breathing. Still, a new update has gone live and it involves nasty buzzing things. Those are always lovely.
Pocket God Episode 44: The Perfect Swarm unlocks a new door in the Apocalypse Island temple. An ominous door (okay, okay, they’re all ominous). A door leading to the lair of the Locust Queen. Inside, players can feed pygmies to the rather robust monarch or press out swarms of baby bugs to play with. Literally. This locust swarm can be directly controlled in order to smother, devour or even mutate the poor little fellas as much as anyone could want. But of course there’s more to it. As per usual there’s also a new skin pack, this time with an uber-nerd theme. I have to say, there.s something alluring about changing the moon into a twenty-sided die or switching the sand sculpture for an arcade cabinet. And even that’s not the end of it. In a similarly expectant fashion, Pocket God Comics is getting its fifteenth issue titled Gem Cell Research. Hilarity no doubt ensues.
These new updates are live now. Feel free to open up the App Store app and start downloading. Or stop resisting and buy them already. There’s also that.
Issue 14 of Pocket God Comics is now available on the App Store. Entitled “Para-Abnormal Activity”, it’s the final instalment in the series, before a new story arc begins.
The story in this issue focuses on the two tribes after they crash into a mysterious island while attempting to get home from their previous adventure. The girls are unable to regenerate which is not very convenient given they’ve just landed on a haunted and very spooky island!
For those who have inexplicably missed out on Pocket God Comics before, the comic is based on the very successful game of the same name and consistently features some great artwork.
As always, the comic is priced at $0.99 through an in-app purchase. A taster of the story is available below. For those comic book fans who prefer a physical item, issue 14 will also be available in local comic book shops around the US.
Pocket God Comics, issues 12 & 13, are available now in the App Store. Issue number 13 is the end to the “A Quest Called Tribe,” story-arc, begun in issue number 10, in which a female pygmy has convinced the boy pygmies to head deep under the water to find her missing tribe. Interestingly, no one dies in either of these issues; it’s up to readers to decide if this is good or bad.
The comic is based on Bolt Creative’sPocket God, one of the more successful apps on the App Store. The full color comic itself just passed the 500,000 download mark – with each issue coming in at around $0.99 (bundles can be purchased for a smaller per-issue price), we’re sure the folks responsible for the comic are happy.
The comics are available on the App Store now courtesy of iVerse Media, the digital partner of Ape Entertainment, itself the owner of several comic book properties, such as Shrek, Casper and Strawberry Shortcake. As with all the other Pocket God comics, these issues will also be available from your local comic shop as a print comic.
It’s amazing how certain iOS games can just explode into our culture, isn’t it? It happened with Angry Birds, which spawned more than a few spin-offs, merchandise and even a cartoon. The sadistic little app from Bolt Creative about the lovably doomed island of pygmies has also been bitten by the success bug. Since its release, Pocket God has seen a ton of content updates, a follow-up with its own metric ton of additions, and a digital comic. Each of these three things have been incredibly popular, but it’s the success of the comic we’re talking about now.
On the heels of a major milestone achievement (500 thousand plus downloads) and a new update (issue #11) comes even better news. Pocket God Comics, in collaboration with Free App A Day (FAAD), is on sale for absolutely free for the next two days. Well technically FAAD is responsible for Thursday’s sale, while MonsterFreeApps is handling Friday. Anyway, from the 8th through the 9th, the now 11 issue strong digital comic app will be available for zilch. Nothing. Nada. Zip.
Great games, great reads, great regular prices and an even greater sale. Honestly, aside from a general discomfort derived from the violent demises of cartoon islanders, I can’t think of a legitimate reason for anyone to miss this sale. It’s looking to be one fantastic weekend.