One of the most popular and universally acclaimed games on the iPhone/iPad, Pocket God by Bolt Creative, is coming to Windows Phone 7 this holiday season.
Basically, you are a god-like figure in the game who rules an island of Pygmies.
Well, I'm sold!
Wielding your powers for either good or evil, the game looks like a ton of fun with a brilliantly warped sense of humor (see Bolt's "From the suggestion box" video). With over 30 free updates delivered as "episodes", the developers have won quite the following amongst fans and at least according to the press release (after the break), even a comic book had been made.
Oh and it's now on Android too, but whatever. Seriously though, the game looks to be quite a lot of fun as we currently don't have any "god" games yet, as far as we know.
Bolt Creative Teams Up with ngmoco to Bring Pocket God to Android and Windows Phone 7
Pygmies Discover New Islands, Ready to Please More Gods
SAN FRANCISCO – December 2, 2010 - Bolt Creative, the development studio behind best-selling iPhone app Pocket God, today announced that everyone’s favorite Pygmies will be available on both Android and Windows Phone 7 devices this holiday season. Partnering with ngmoco, a leading publisher in the mobile games space, Pocket God is the first venture into a platform other than iOS for both companies. Pocket God is available now on Android and will arrive for Windows Phone 7 soon.
“Pocket God has been expanding rapidly since its inception almost two years ago and we’ve always had our eyes on new platforms, to be selected as a launch title for Windows Phone 7 as well as hopping over to Android is something we’re truly happy about,” said Dave Castelnuovo, CEO of Bolt Creative. “Collaborating with ngmoco on these monumental launches is just icing on the cake, their expertise in mobile gaming is unparalleled and their outstanding reputation ensures that these new versions of Pocket God will be the same high quality fans have come to appreciate.”
"We were delighted to work with the Bolt Creative team on bringing their Pocket God IP to Android and Windows 7 Mobile using the gamemaking resources at ngmoco and we're certain Pocket God will continue its success on these new devices" – Simon Jeffery, CPO at ngmoco
What was intended to be a small side project for Dave Castelnuovo and Allan Dye one winter week has turned into one of the biggest franchises on the App Store, with Pocket God becoming a smash hit just months after its release. With over thirty free updates, which have introduced mini-games, new islands to discover, and creative ways to smite Pygmies, Pocket God continues to impress day one fans and new players alike with its irreverent humor and originality.
Pocket God has also spawned its own comic book, a first for any franchise born in the mobile app space, expanding the Pocket God universe by providing a background story for the island and its seemingly immortal inhabitants. Carrying over the same diabolical themes that popularized the original title, Pocket God Comics has found a following of its own and consistently tops the charts with each new issue released.
For more information about Pocket God, please visit www.boltcreative.com.
About Bolt Creative
Bolt Creative is a San Francisco-based developer creating original iPhone applications and games, including 2009’s blockbuster iPhone game Pocket God. Bolt Creative’s goal is to create games that are not only fun to play, but fun to develop and make them laugh. For more information, please visit www.boltcreative.com.
Ngmoco is a wholly owned subsidiary of DeNA Co., Ltd, the world's leading social mobile gaming company. Headquartered in San Francisco and with studios in New York and Portland, ngmoco creates and publishes games for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android in collaboration with the best and brightest game makers in the world. To witness the lives and minds of the ngmoco team at work on the future of social mobile gaming, visit http://www.ngmoco.com.
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I watched the video of the game and I don't get it. All you can do is kill them. Really boring after 5min. I though it was some Black & White god like gaming. We don't need this port honestly.
Yes the major premise of the game is killing the pigmyies, but there are also a lot of different things to unlock and fun things to do with them other than kill them. I've played this on a friends iPod Touch and love it. Before the arrival of WP7 I'd actually been eagerly awaiting this game on either Android or WebOS so I could play it without succoming to the Apple zombie mindset. I for one am extremely excited about this and it only increases my desire to get a WP7 device the day they come out for Sprint.
Hmmm. Given that Pygmy people actually exist, this game seems inappropriate.
I agree and it has garnered some controversy in that regard.
"One of the most popular and universally acclaimed games on the iPhone/iPad..." Really? Until this press release, I'd never heard of it. From the looks of it, it'd be another of those one-day wonders tucked away never to be seen again after any novelty it has wears off in a few hours...
With 30 addons/episodes, it sells very well and has spawned a large following. There's actually quite a few of these "god" games on the iPhone/iPad, they're quite fun actually.
Will this be an XBOX Live enabled game? I could see playing this and getting achievements!
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