SAN FRANCISCO - Aug. 5, 2010
Bolt Creative today announced that its widely popular deity simulator, Pocket God, has now surpassed the three-million download mark and continues to be one of the best-selling apps of all time. If you were to lay down three million great white sharks (with freaking laser beams of course) from nose to tail, they’d stretch from New York to London and back.
This milestone for the wildly successful app also comes just days within Bolt Creative releasing Pocket God #1, a new comic book based on characters from the game, which will be the first issue of a new four part mini-series.
Starting out as just a week-long pet project for Dave Castelnuovo and Allan Dye, Pocket God became a breakout success just months after its release. What began as a great sandbox app where the only premise was to torture loyal islander subjects has transformed into one of the most beloved titles on the App Store. With more than 30 free updates, which have introduced a slew of mini-games, new islands, and creative ways to end Pygmy lives, Pocket God continues to remain in the top 50 Paid App list on iTunes, consistently impressing players old and new with its deviant humor and all around fun.
“We can’t thank the fans enough for all their support, enthusiasm, fan sites, YouTube videos, suggestions for content, and everything else,” said Bolt Creative CEO Dave Castelnuovo.“Since day one we’ve embraced our community and we’re ecstatic to see that feeling reciprocated. We’ll continue to push Pocket God into new realms and keep giving the legions of PG fans out there more tools to become great deities. Deities great at offing the little islanders that is!”
For more information about Pocket God, please visit www.boltcreative.com.
To read the misadventures of Ooga and the rest of the Pygmies, check out Pocket God #1 on iTunes at http://bit.ly/pgcomictp073010
Pocket God can be purchased in the iTunes App Store by pointing your browser to http://bit.ly/pgtp073010
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.
Joe Ziemer, TriplePoint
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