The famed iOS game Pocket God was released almost three years ago, and has since been updated 47 times. Bolt Creative has now announced that the game’s final update is available today, and that it ends this God-game’s legacy with new apocalypse-themed features.
Many of you may remember getting the game on your iPod touch in the early days of the App store. The game had a fairly strong following for the first year of existence, but interest waned as the game’s updates made the game more and more cluttered.
Personally, this was my favorite iOS game for a fairly long time. I anxiously awaited the then weekly updates that added many new features for free, and still have the game on my iPhone 5 today as matter of nostalgia. The game was a new step in iOS gaming, and spearheaded a new App store marketing strategy — rewarding your players with regular content updates.
Today’s update, “Apocolypse, Ow!” contains many doomsday features and mini-games, including the final room in the Apocalypse Temple, the Closet Room, and a new zombie skin pack.
Sadly, this final update does not bring iPhone 5 support to the game, something some of us that hold onto the game for nostalgia would love to have. Maybe we’ll see that in the future, but it’s unlikely because that would require a remake of all of the game’s art, a hard task for a game such as this with so many hand-designed visuals.
Although this may be the last update to Pocket God, Bolt Creative has assured fans that the cute little pygmies will be returning next year, including in the already announced spin off title, “Pocket God: The Runs,” which is said to be styled similar to Temple Run.
Remember Pocket God?