Quebec, Canada - April 1, 2011
Does size really matter? Oh yes, it sure does. Frima Studio, Canada’s leading independent game developer, announced today in conjunction with Bolt Creative, a San Francisco-based developer of original mobile applications and games, that the Pygmies of Pocket God on Facebook are moving to bigger and better things with Episode V: Archipela-Go-Go . This latest addition to the Pocket God world introduces a brand new island, a first for the popular online title, and features a fun new way to reward the Pygmies for their undying loyalty. The latest update also adds customization for a 6th tribe member and offers players the chance to participate in a global event taking place on April 1st!
Since its debut in December 2010, the Facebook version of Pocket God has grown exponentially and is attracting more players every month. More than 40 million loyal, unquestioning Pygmies have met their demise over that time—that’s approximately the same amount of people who have had the fortune of being Rick-Rolled over the years. Don’t worry, we’re never gonna give you up (or let you down). Another two million sacrifices can be attributed to friends on Facebook sacrificing other friends in a host of brutal and irreverent ways, including electrocution, shark attack, venus fly traps, tornados, tar pits, and more! Nothing says moral support like a good smiting.
The new updates for Archipela-Go-Go include:
• Movin’ on up to a larger coastline: The Pygmies have finally found their deluxe island in the sky. Errr—water…you know what we meant! Players can now unlock or purchase a larger BIG island for Pocket God on Facebook, a third land mass in the archipelago, and will give deities the opportunity to stretch their Pygmies’ legs so they don’t feel too claustrophobic. More so, the new BIG island can be utilized for larger-scale Pygmy torment as there is now more space to invoke different, simultaneous acts of torture, as well as additional room to conveniently handle quests.
• More Pygmies, more customization: Six is bigger than five so it must be better! With the BIG island available, players can now add and customize a sixth member of their tribe, allowing players to expand their roster of endless torture victims, complete with all the trimmings such as grass skirts, t-shirts, life jackets (that still don’t work), and more!
• Relax with a nice hot spring bath: Put a hot spring in a Pygmy’s step with the all new Hot Spring! See what we did there with a classic expression and some word play? Zing! With the Hot Spring environment now enabled, players can pamper their subjects with a much needed and deserved bath, which will also award deities with additional devotion points if Pygmies are asking for a dip in nature’s hot tub.
• Win a trip to Uranus: April Fool’s (unless you’re into that sort of thing)! Jokes aside, players who log in today will have a chance to participate in a global event where users from around the world will cooperatively work towards unlocking a new special item. Also, for a limited time, players can feed their Pygmies and watch as the results of said feeding become more“explosive” than normal. What’s the secret item to be won and what kind of“explosive” do we mean? You’ll have to log in and find out!
Stay tuned to the official Pocket God on Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=118036478255212 for more details. For more information on Frima Studio, please visit www.frimastudio.com. For more information on Bolt Creative, please visit www.boltcreative.com.
About Frima Studio
Frima is a prominent game developer based in Quebec City, Canada. Since 2003, the company has been developing countless worldclass products for the Web, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation Portable, DS, Facebook, iPhone, iPad, TV and mobile markets. Frima's clients include world-renowned names such as Electronic Arts, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Warner Brothers and Nickelodeon. With over 265 artists and programmers to develop our products, Frima produces high-caliber games that are as remarkably outstanding artistically as they are technically. For more information, please visit www.frimastudio.com.
About Bolt Creative
Bolt Creative is a San Francisco-based developer creating original mobile applications and games, including 2009's blockbuster iPhone game Pocket God, the third best-selling iPhone app of all-time. 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.
David Martinez, TriplePoint for Frima Studio