iPad Pocket God concept?

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  1. sjleworthy

    sjleworthy Well-Known Member

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    Just a quickie fellers.....

    i downloaded Pocket God (because of the hype) and it looks fun, but what is the idea of the game? what is my aim, what am i meant to do and strive to?

    the instructions say "....You can bring new life, and then take it away just as quickly. Exercise your powers on the islanders. Lift them into the air. Throw them in the water. Propel them into the horizon. Show them who's boss!
    Pocket God is an episodic microgame for you to explore and have fun with...."
    but that sounds pretty aimless.

    what's the gig?
     
  2. Danillson

    Danillson Well-Known Member

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    Just play with them.
    It's comparable to Koi Pond. There is no real aim.
     
  3. gd3

    gd3 Well-Known Member

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    There is no point, Pocket God isn't a game. It's under the entertainment section because that's just what it is, a mindless app for wasting time and killing some boredom. All you do is just toss and kill the little islanders in different ways, there is no goal.
     
  4. sjleworthy

    sjleworthy Well-Known Member

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  5. Javahart

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    No gig just another overhyped app - did i actually pay for this :(
     
  6. Owl

    Owl Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I got it when it was boring and there wasn't as many things to do. Before you could only throw them into the air or into the water, but it's pretty expanded now. I got it as a random buy while looking through the app store! :D
     
  7. sjleworthy

    sjleworthy Well-Known Member

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    well, it's nicely executed, nifty and graphically good but, like SkyCoaster (again, quite fun but pointless), i feel a tad miffed i payed for something that's pointless. i was looking forward to a game of some kind. it is good to look at, but i know i'll never open the app up again because there's no point to it.
     
  8. pante

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    somewhere
    and that's the reason why i always dig touch arcade threads before buying game/app. :D
     
  9. hirschy75

    hirschy75 Well-Known Member

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    I guess it's not for everyone but it is a great app with weekly updates.
    Can you name another great game with weekly updates?

    And it's #2 in the app store so they're obviously doing something right
     
  10. pante

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    somewhere
    we just have to ask how many weekly updates are yet to come?
     
  11. sjleworthy

    sjleworthy Well-Known Member

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    but this isn't a game
     
  12. ibelongintheforums

    ibelongintheforums Well-Known Member

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    Oh my gosh. This is pointless?????

    Skycoaster, ifart, wobble are pointless
    Pocket god is not

    You kill and torture them. Every week it gets better. Soon there will be a point

    Waste of a dollar don't tell me you haven't spent a dollar worse. Pocket god is one of the two games I use every day
     
  13. sjleworthy

    sjleworthy Well-Known Member

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    it's the same concept - just a concept. more advanced maybe, but no direction.


    this will be a good day. when it turns into a game i'll be uber happy.


    i certainly have
     
  14. ibelongintheforums

    ibelongintheforums Well-Known Member

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    It's like interactive buddy or idoodle. You kill them an tortur them in many different ways.
    You can add a point yourself. I got a cocunut bouncing on there head for 22 seconds.
     
  15. Wegmans

    Wegmans Well-Known Member

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    Actually once you buy it you can keep posting in meaningless threads and really get your post count up in the 100s after only being here a couple of months! Amazing replay value! wow

    Like hirschy75 said, it's not for everyone!
     
  16. Hobbes

    Hobbes Well-Known Member

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    I like it because of the devs that listen and the weekly updates that have stuff YOU suggest. The 7th update should be out tonight, adding sharks (you can have them clamp on islanders heads and hold the islanders over the water and the shark jumps up and eats it
     
  17. kuler51

    kuler51 Well-Known Member

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    All those who say "why did I buy this?"
    YOUVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!

    It was only 99cents. (the price of a mcdonalds value fry)
    It's not like it was 5 bucks. Seriously... Don't buy that fastfood and consider yourself even.
     
  18. ibelongintheforums

    ibelongintheforums Well-Known Member

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    yea
    its 99 cents and a great app. tell me u havent blown more then a buck at the arcade for tickets....................
     
  19. JanB

    JanB Well-Known Member

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    I dont know why but I feel OFFENDED by your remarks towards this app. This may not be a game now, but I can assure you IF YOU READ THE FORUMS you would discover that the devs are planning to implement gaming elements to this app. And its not pointless when you are LITERALLY PART of the experience. The devs LISTEN to you and thats what this app is, a application where your ideas spring to life. So please before insulting such a beautifully crafted app...read.
     
  20. Palfince

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    +1

    The devs work hard on this app and it annoys me when I read reviews on the app store that say it needs loads more updates really soon. Unfortunately most people don't know that Pocket God only has a 2 man development team and that they can only do things at a certain speed.

    That sounds a bit harsh but oh well...
     

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