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Pocket God: The Runs Takes Pygmies to New Speeds This Spring

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App, App Store, Apple, Mobile, Mobile gaming, Pocket God, iPad App, iPhone App

San Francisco - December 15, 2011

The Pygmies of Pocket Go d may be immortal islanders now but come this spring that will all change with the release of Bolt Creative’s next iOS game – Pocket God: The Runs. A new take on the auto-running game, this will be the latest entrant into the Pocket God universe since the launch of Pocket God: Journey to Uranus on iPad in December of 2010. In The Runs, players will find a refresh of the running game genre influenced by classic games like Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat.

Once immortal, the Pygmies of Pocket God have angered the gods, who have stripped the islanders of the gift of never-ending life. Players must help the Pygmies dash and jump through level after level of fast-paced running and platforming to retrieve the shards of their god idol’s gem, the only thing that can restore their immortality. Pocket God: The Runs will present players with a fully fledged new game complete with multiple worlds, multiple levels, and a compelling story line.

“Over the past few years we have explored many different ways to annihilate those poor little islanders, many of the suggestions coming from our own community of devoted followers, and the original The Runs mini game was definitely one of the more entertaining ways to dispatch Pygmies, ” said Dave Castelnuovo, co-founder of Bolt Creative. “As anticipated, The Runs proved to be quite popular and we really felt that it deserved to become its own full featured game, we’re not releasing all the details on it yet but be assured that it’ll fit nicely within the Pocket God universe.

The Runs first appeared in Pocket God Episode 32 “Crack is Whack,” where players could create a crack in the island floor to send a Pygmy down to a hellish and lava-filled running mini game. Pocket God: The Runs will fully expand on this mini game in an all new Pygmy adventure.

Pocket God is one of the most popular and beloved franchises birthed on the iOS platform. With over 7 million total downloads since launching in early 2009, the game has consistently ranked as one of the top 25 paid iPhone apps for nearly three years running. The Pocket God comic series recently surpassed the 500,000 digital downloads milestone.

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

 

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