The cult of Pocket God [$0.99 / $1.99] are on the verge of having a new altar to worship upon, in the form of Pocket God: Ooga Jump. We've posted about it a bit in the past, and I've been playing a build of it on my phone for the past few days. Check out the just-released trailer:

Ooga Jump ticks all the checkboxes of features that a good jumper should have. The controls feel great, there's an insane amount of objectives to work towards, deadly obstacles to avoid, and heaps of Pocket God flair. Fans of Doodle Jump [$0.99 / $2.99 (HD)] and Mega Jump [Free] are going to feel right at home, and a new mechanic where you tap the screen to slam down and bounce off platforms a little higher adds some variety to typical platform bouncing gameplay.

On a personal level, I'm super interested to see how Ooga Jump does on the charts when it launches this Halloween for 99¢. I feel like if I was able to pull up some stats of the games I've spent the most cumulative time playing on my phone, it's always these kind of simple portrait mode games you can play in a quick session with one hand, largely because those kind of situations that lend themselves to this style of game are the ones I most often find myself in... But does the world need another jumper? I guess we'll have to see!

  • Taclys

    Didn't Pocket Gods already have this mode built in? If you managed to jump higher than the clouds?

    • nini

      Yeah. it was a Doodle Jump tie-in, weird they'd try and make a full game of it. As I mentioned before, still somewhat irritated they killed development for the Pocket God games to produce this.

      • davecazz

        I'm going to do a state of the island next week to talk about it, but sales of Pocket God and Journey to Uranus was too low to keep development going. Even when it was really active when we did the apocalypse updates, the sales were getting too low to justify development.

        The only way we can move forward is through new apps.

        As far as original PG already having Ooga Jump. This game is totally different. there are way more obstacles, play mechanics, etc that make the original Ooga Jump look silly.

        BTW, We really tried to keep development for the Original PG going for as long as possible. We worked on doing updates for it for 4 years straight. There are no games from back then that have been updated nearly as much as ours.

        Unfortunately nothing stays popular forever, even breaking bad had to end.

  • dbhjed

    Doesn't Pocket God already have this as a mini game in the app?

    • nini

      It did, they killed both of their current Pocket God games for this one.

  • C. Stubb

    Also, don't forget that Doodle Jump itself has Ooga as a playable character. (Accessible when the player enters his name as Ooga)

    • Taclys

      So wait, lemme get this straight:
      Doodle Jump made the original jumper
      Pocket Gods made their own version of it (with the actual Doodle Jump character at higher elevations)
      Doodle Jump then adds the Pocket Gods Easter egg
      And then Pocket God stops development to make this jumper.

      Well that definitely makes sense.

      • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

        I would say Papi Jump was the "original" but Doodle Jump was definitely the one that went mainstream.

  • alex98909

    Little to late to clone doodle jump... outdated..

  • wedge598

    Booooorrring

  • JJE McManus

    So let me see, derivative and enough charm to keep you interested for at most five minutes at a time. Then what? Timers? Goodies that get unlocked after only 72 hours of pure grinding? Just tell me when I change from a customer to a piggy bank. Also the soupçon of racism is the icing on this cupcake.

  • BlueFalcN

    Here's an idea:

    UPDATE THE ORIGINAL FOR IPHONE 5

  • Lazer Kat

    Breaking bad was still popular, it just knew how to elegantly burn out instead of choosing to fade away.

  • James Cameron

    Just when you though you've seen the last boring endless jumper... I guess that's why they call them endless jumpers

  • Elmo Rabisto

    Cool no thanks

  • NOEN

    Wow! Tough crowd. Apparently Pocket God is a soft spot that shouldn't be touched around here.

  • Greatgoat

    i love the music!!

  • Dammster

    I love Pocket God. However I understand the need of developers to move on to be profitable.

  • ridiculocity

    One trick pony's!