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!
If you were to look up generosity in the dictionary, I am pretty sure you might find an icon for the game Pocket God next to the definition. Simply put, this is the franchise that just keeps on giving, and for completely free. Their most recent release of the game Pocket God: Journey to Uranus is no exception to the rule either, as it was announced yesterday that another cost absent update has just been made available.
Entitled “Planet of the Living Dead,” the game is delving into a world that gamers have become ever so familiar with: zombies. Not only do the brain gobblers make their first appearance, but now you will also be able to arm your pygmies, in order to fight off the mindless hordes.
Check out the trailer below and let us know in the comments if this is the type of update that could coax a purchase out your stingy wallet.
Pocket God is one of the true success stories on the app store. It was over 2 years ago that it first hit the app store and ever since it’s been riding high in the app store charts. It’s not surprising even considering the wealth of updates that have been released for it gradually. Even when it first came out, it won our esteemed Editor’s Choice award thanks to its casual yet innovative style of god simming and it’s gone from strength to strength since then. Since its release, Pocket God has reached 4.5 million downloads with over 1 million in-app purchases made too. There’s even a whole range of Pocket God Comics now which has been downloaded over 300,000 times thanks to the seven issues currently available, with another 25 issues planned.
More immediately exciting is that of the release of Pocket God: Journey to Uranus for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It’s already been available for the iPad for the past 6 months with a very positive review from Chris Nitz to entice players in. Now iPhone and iPod Touch owners can see what all the fuss is about too.
Journey to Uranus offers an interactive universe that players can explore and use their godly powers upon the inhabitants. It looks set to be a great twist on the regular Pocket God formula. There’s also the addition of a new mini-game: Quantum Entanglement. This involves hunting down all the entangled atoms that are currently floating around in space. Essentially it’s a memory game in which players have to remember the locations of each atom but it looks set to be addictively fun.
Pocket God: Journey to Uranus is available now for $0.99. iPad owners can download it for the iPhone and iPod Touch for free as it’s an universal app now.