Game Name: Pocket God
Publisher(s): Bolt Creative
Developer(s): Bolt Creative
Release Date: January 1, 2009
Quebec, Canada – February 14, 2011 – What better way to show that special someone just how much they mean to you than to sacrifice their digital pygmy avatar?
Frima Studio, a leading and award-winning multi-platform game developer based in Quebec, announced today in conjunction with Bolt Creative, a San Francisco-based developer of original mobile applications and games, that the recently released and wildly popular Facebook version of Pocket God is celebrating Valentine's Day by unveiling a host of new updates with Episode III – The Birds! This third episode follows in the footsteps of the recent Episode II: Clash of the Frightened for Pocket God, which is currently in an open beta and growing rapidly with more than 175,000 monthly active users. Log into the game by going to apps.facebook.com/pocketgod to check out the latest and greatest and maybe even find true love!
The new updates for The Birds include:
The Return of the Dodo! – While it may have gone extinct hundreds of years ago for being too passive and peaceful, this reincarnation of the Dodo could not be farther from its ancestors – keep an eye out as it will terrorize your island, making short work of your fish and pygmies!New "Dodo Down" Item – Usually there's a limit on how often you can sacrifice your friends, but with the new Dodo Down power, feel free to resuscitate them and bring them back to life...only to kill them again!More Customization – Make Pocket God your own! Players now have the ability to name their individual pygmies so there's no need to have to settle for the pre-assigned monikers...name them after your enemies and get extra satisfaction from their sacrifice!Fat Cupid! – It's gorgeous, lovely, and quite Rubenesque – it's Fat Cupid and it needs to be stopped! Band together with your Facebook friends to take down the ultimate evil god.Valentine's Treats – Take a break from drowning your Facebook friends and get into the spirit of Valentine's Day...send them chocolate treats to let them know that each time you sacrifice them, it's a gesture of love.
Since its debut on the world's most popular social network in December of 2010, the Facebook version of Pocket God has grown exponentially and is quickly approaching a quarter of a million active users in less than two months. More than 20 million hapless and helpless pygmies have been sacrificed over that time, and one million of those are friends on Facebook sacrificing other friends in a host of brutal ways, including electrocution, drowning, shark attack, tornado, volcanic lava and much more! The lucky user who sacrificed the one millionth friend, Jessy Rivas of France, received 350 Pocket Change, the in-game currency for Pocket God!
Originally developed by Bolt Creative for iPhone and iPod Touch, the Facebook version of Pocket God features a brand new way to experience the colorful, death-inducing, all-powerful and hilarious universe of Pocket God across the world's most popular social network. With all-new socially integrated features, episodic updates and a host of hilarious ways to both dispose of and resurrect the immortal pygmies of each island, the Facebook iteration of Pocket God offers a fresh experience for both fans of the iOS versions, and those looking for an omnipotent new twist in online social gaming.
Stay tuned to the official Pocket God blog at http://pocketgod.blogspot.com/ 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 world-class 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.