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Pocket God: Journey to Uranus is an app created by Bolt Creative as a sequel/spinoff to the best-selling iPhone/iPod Touch app Pocket God. It was released on the 16th of December 2010. Until Episode 4, it was an iPad-exclusive app.
HistoryThe game "Journey to Uranus" was first referred to as simply a mysterious project Bolt Creative was working on. This unknown, top-secret project was sometimes mentioned casually in the Blog posts. However, the teaser graphic to the right was the first thing to give the game a name. When this teaser graphic appeared on the blog, it was clear from the green planet with the constellation of stars above it in the shape of the Pygmy's signature hair and bone that this spin-off of Pocket God would have to do with space and the planet Uranus.
It was then announced that the game was only for the iPad, and soon more information about the game taking place in Outer Space and battling Evil Robots was released. Before the release of the game, the Pocket Blog stated that it is not a remake or sequel to Pocket God but a "spin-off set of mini-games centered around being able to take Pygmies to other worlds."
The theme of this app is based on Pocket God being a god game, so the planets are all named after the Roman gods and each planet is themed with the Roman god in mind. Earth, the first planet, is a reinterpretation of the orginal Sand Island in Pocket God. Uranus in the Roman god of the sky, so there is an interpretation of what a sky island and mini-game would look like. Mercury, named for the Roman speedy messenger god, is a planet based on speed and technology.
In addition, moving from space to a planet with Pygmies makes it so the Pygmies fall through the atmosphere and burn like meteors before they land on the new location. Like Pocket God, "Uranus" will be updated with new features. Dave Castelnuovo of Bolt Creative as hinted at shaders, particle effects, and subtle 3D graphics such as rotating planets and depth to Earth's ocean. The space setting explores ideas that weren't possible with Earth's gravity in real life.It is only unknown if, in the future, the game will have god powers Pocket God never had, or what new dangers the Pygmies will face.
Because it was originally designed for iPad, the interactivity focuses on the iPad's strengths, like the bigger screen and the multi-touch features. The result of this can be seen in details such as smaller name labels on iPhone and iPod Touch to the original Pocket God.
Main Article: Earth
Earth is a reinterpretation of the Pocket God World. At the moment, there are two islands: Sand Island and Graveyard Island. Sand Island is very similar to its Pocket God counterpart, but it has more 3D elements, is larger, and is rounder. The ocean is different and extends for miles, and the Coconut Tree, Sand Island Statue, and the Volcano exist. This island is home to the Volcano Blast mini-game. Earth is also home to a reinterpretation of Graveyard island, which is bigger, more detailed, and has different decor than in the original Pocket God. It also includes reinterpretations of the Spider Web Tree and zombie Grave, as well as a new feature: the Axe, which allows Pygmies to chop off Zombie's arms, legs, and head.
Main Article: UranusUranus in a planet in the game Pocket God: Journey To Uranus. It is named after the Roman god Uranus, who was the god of sky. There is currently a dragon theme on this planet, as is evidenced by its mini-game, is wildlife, and its statue. Uranus, as the namesake of the game, was the first planet in space (other than Earth). Its mini-game is called Dragons on Uranus.
The player can change between day and night as of Journey To Uranus Episode 2: Electric Booga-Loo , by rotating the position of the sun and moons. As well, the Fire Dragon, storm clouds and Uranian Gas with Lightning, and Pygmy naming/God stats have been added.
Similarities to Pocket God
Besides the obvious fact that they will both star Pygmies in the same tribe (Tribe Ookga Chaka) Journey to Uranus will have updates in which a new planet and mini-game are added. Also, the "Journey to Uranus" planet of Earth is a reinterpretation of the Sand Island.
- Episode 1: Journey To Uranus
- Episode 2: Electric Booga-Loo
- Episode 3: Mercury Rising
- Episode 4: Quantum Entanglement
- Episode 5: Planet of the Living Dead
- Episode 6: Decapithon
As this app continues to be updated, information in this section may change rapidly. Here are the current icons for Journey to Uranus:
- This will be the first time Pygmies will be in space.
- The Alien Skin Pack may foreshadow some of the things this new game will have.
- In the teaser graphics, the planet presumed to be Uranus is the wrong color.
- Tribe Ookga Chaka is the group of pygmies in JTU, shown by the default name tags.
- In order to unlock the Jetpack in the original game, the words "Journey To Uranus" must be typed (capital and spaces).
- On episode 4 it became avalible for the iPhone/iPod.
- Charlie cannot be used in this game.
- Update 1.05.1 released on 19 Dec. together with Episode 47 of Pocket God and added bug fixes and removed OpenFeint and updated GameCenter.
- Tom cannot be used in this game.