Pocket God Facebook (Beta) (also known as Pocket God (Facebook) and Pocket God on Facebook) is an online god game released by Frima Studio and developed by Bolt Creative. It was released on December 23, 2010 on the popular online social network, Facebook.
The goal of the game is to expand the established world in which the player takes the role of a god and manipulates features of islands and their inhabitants, and adds the ability to torment Pygmies with your friends, along with gaining the ability to share your progress and your in-game triumphs in Facebook.
Description of ApplicationThe following text was taken from the description of Pocket God Facebook on the Pocket God Facebook page. Do not modify it:
Pygmies have found a new home in the social space with Pocket God on Facebook. More than a simple port of the iPod version, Pocket God on Facebook features unique powers, female pygmies, and the ability to spawn your friends on your island. Participate in special Facebook challenges and see how far you can go!
Before the game was released, an article in Mashable: Entertainment stated "Pocket God for Facebook brings the same omnipotent gameplay to the world’s largest social network, but adds a social twist or two". Bolt Creative has chosen to work with Frima Studios in Canada to develop Pocket God on Facebook. The game opened for closed beta testing on November 30, and the first release of the game, Facebook Ep. 1: Pocket God, antisocial was released December 20, 2010.
The developer and publisher of Pocket God Facebook was Frima Studios, with versions 18.0 platform(s) PC, Mac OS X, Linux (with Adobe Flash installed). The genre(s) of the game, just like Pocket God, is a god game, and the mode is online single-player, online multiplayer. The media/distribution is digital distribution.
1 million players milestoneAfter the game reached 1 million players, a whopping 129,770,223 pygmies were sacrificed. The United States rate first on the player density meter, with a full third of the players being American. The next largest concentration lies in the Philippines, where 8% of our players reside. The highest concurrent users playing in one hour is 5,329. The oldest user has conncetced to the game 28 days, or 87% of the game's life since it went live. The ARRPU of Pocket God on Facebook is above $3. A third of all sacrifices ended with a Pygmy drowning, and lightning struck 12,963,796. The volcano erupted some 3,000,000 times. 20,801,195 quests were completed, and half of the 697,487 graces bestowed upon the Pygmies were drinks from the fridges. Rival Gods were provoked and defeated 117,753 times, and The Volcano God was angered more often than the others.
In-Game Origin StorySince Facebook Ep. 3: The Birds, an origin story has been added to the loading screen for the game to keep the player entertained and amused while the game is starting up. Here is the story:
- In the beginning, there was Facebook...
- And then we wished were gods on Facebook...
- We spat to fill the ocean...
- We tore open our teddy bears to create the clouds...
- We painted a sky of tears on the ceiling...
- We used a burger bun to make the island...
- And then we fashioned Pygmies out of leftover pizza...
- We invented animals to play with them...
- And deadly plants to liven up the scenery...
- Now the only thing that's missing is some friends...and you!
This origin story being included on the loading screen during the start-up of the game was discontinued beginning with Facebook Ep. 13: Happy Valentine's Slay.
Devotion, Sacrifice Points, and BonesA feature of the Facebook version that was not in the original is Devotion Points. With the devotion meter on, each time you kill a Pygmy some devotion will be subtracted; likewise if you give a Pygmy a Coconut or a Cocodrink when they ask for it a point of devotion will be restored. Also, it takes 5 minutes for the computer to restore 1 devotion point on its own without help from the player giving things to Pygmies. Sacrifice Points, on the other hand, are sort of the opposite of devotion. Every time you kill a Pygmy, the player is rewarded by a certain about of sacrifice points when the devotion meter is turned on. Bones are also a currency, but are more rare than sacrifice points and are only rewarded for leveling up. The player recieves one per level they increase, but can also buy them for real-world money.
Quests, Challenges, and Global ChallengesThese are three separate things that players do to keep themselves busy in the game. Quests, or missions, are single-player only. Completing their objectives helps you advance in the game (ex.: kill 5 pygmies with Lightning). Challenges are issued by Rival Gods, and your friends can participate if you ask for their help. Global Challenges are special challenges, generally issued during special holidays and in which everyone can participate. The rewards can include sacrifice points, experience points, idols, clothes, etc. Sacrifice points and XP are shared between all players based on level of participation (like normal challenges), while idols and clothes are awarded to all participants.
- Main article: Pygmy (Facebook Version)
Pygmies are the main focus of the game and can be killed in a variety of ways. However, the Pygmies added in the Facebook version are much more high-quality, and as they are not part of Tribe Ookga Chaka there are some added Pygmies, some of which are female. Their names vary by the player. In addition, as of the fourth episode, the player now has the ability to customize the appearance of the Pygmies, which includes their grass skirts and hair bones. This customization also includes switching the gender and changing the name of pygmies.
Gallery of Facebook Pygmies
The following are some Pygmies found in the Facebook version:
There are many ways to kill Pygmies in the Facebook version. Here is the list:
- Drop a Pygmy in the ocean.
- Flick a Pygmy by clicking under it and then moving the curser up.
- Use Gravity to slide a Pygmy off the island and drown.
- Turn the island upside-down, dumping Pygmies into the sky.
- Spin the cursor under the dark clouds to summon a Hurricane.
- Stick it in the fire when another pygmy blows its torch in the air
- Make it dance by clicking the drum until it gets a heart attack
- Activate the Hailstorm, click in the dark clouds, and trace a line toward a pygmy to crush it with a huge hailstone.
- Flick it into the Volcano.
- Flick 3 pygmies into the volcano to cause it to erupt lava everywhere
- Drop it in the Tar Pit.
- Dangle it above the tar pit, let the Skeleton grab it, and then let go.
- Dangle it above the tar pit, let the skeleton grab it, and then pull in the opposite direction (beheading).
- Dangle a pygmy above the Geyser and wait for boiling water to shoot up and send the pygmy splashing into the sea or crashing on the beach.
- Pull the Coconut Tree to the ground to make an improvised catapult.
- Feed it to the Christmas Tree (only possible if you bought the Christmas tree before it was pulled from the store).
- Click on the Venus Flytrap to have her snatch a nearby pygmy and devour it.
- Dangle it above the Venus Flytrap to have her gobble it up.
- Get a pygmy to eat a Bomb Fruit before it explodes.
- Let the bomb fruit explode next to a pygmy to fill its face with shrapnel.
- Let the bomb fruit explode far form a pygmy to blow it in the water.
- Drop a Shark on its head.
- Scare it into the water with a shark.
- Dangle it above the water until the shark grabs it.
- Have a pygmy catch a shark while Fishing (or is it the shark that catches the pygmy…?).
- Make sure that a pygmy is standing next to a Fish or even holding one as the Dodo Bird flies by. The bird will swoop down and grab the pygmy.
- Open either the St. Pat Fridge or the Cocodrink Fridge and put a pygmy in it. Wait until the fridge stops moving before opening it. Watch the frozen pygmy slide out.
- Feed them to Fire Ants
- Make a Pygmy eat two Magic Mushrooms and it will go flying in the air.
- Make Pygmies deul with Weapons from the Weapon Rack.
- Have the Unicorn blast Pygmies with a rainbow.
- Have the Unicorn fly a Pygmy in the air.
God Powers and DancesThe features of the Facebook game are either unlocked when you reach levels or bought with Sacrifice Points or the real-money Pocket Change. The god powers on the game are Gravity, Lightning, Hurricane, Lunar Phases, Dance Dance, and Hailstorm. New dances are added for the Pygmies such as the Irish Dance, Dance Dance, Young Pygmies' Devotee Association, but too much dancing will lead them to a death from exhaustion. The dances used to be considered God Powers, but after the addition of more than just Dance Dance they were expanded into their own category.
DevicesDevices are things that the player can build to enhance (or worsen) the lives of the Pygmies. The available devices, so far, are the Cocodrink Fridge, the Fishing Rod, St. Pat Fridge, and the Weapon Rack.
WildlifeThe plant life and animal life in this game differs from the original verison. The Palm Tree, known know as the is the Coconut Tree returns a new appearance and a coconut, but the inflating Magic Mushrooms, Pygmy-eating Venus Flytrap and explosive Bomb Cactus are two new plant features. The animal life on the island is the Shark, Dodo Bird, Fire Ants, and the Unicorn with three involved in the original game and one not (The Unicorn), they are very similar in their interactions with Pygmies. The Fish from Pocket God has been replaced with the Orange Fish, but is not considered part of the animal category because it is toggled on and off with the Fishing Rod.
IdolsIdols are a new feature of this game. They provide the player with extra boosts and help in the game. As of Facebook Ep. 4: Dressed To Kill are divided into two categories, Rival God Idols (see below) and Power Idols. The Power Idols are are the Basic Idol, the Idol of Wisdom, the Idol of Sacrifice, the Almighty Idol, the Foreman, Green Thumb Idol, Faith Booster, All-Knowing Idol and Bloodthirsty Idol. They all resemble either a large beetle, a pygmy-like sphinx, or a creature with a feathered headdress and each has a certain type of gem on them.
- Main article: Rival God
A Rival God will challenge the player when the player overuses its respective power. The challenge will involve sacrificing a certain number of Pygmies in that rival god's specific way in a certain amount of time. If defeated, the player will be awarded an idol for each god they defeat. The rival gods (and idols, if the god is defeated) are Fat Cupid, Moonface, Mother Nature, Sharky White Teeth, SkekDodo, Steamy, Stormy the Snowman, Tar Fossil, The Beast of the Abyss, The Galley Master, The Unindentifiable Leftover Monster, The Volcano God, The Warmonger, The Yoga Master, the Venus Queen, the Wind Dragon, and Zeus the Old King, The Skull Army, The Smuck, Kali, The Night Mare, Spider Mamaw and Aquapella.
BoostsBoosts help the player in a number of ways, such as giving them more devotion or letting them sacrifice more than five friends a day. They are the Puny Soul Potion, the Reaper Potion, the Armageddon Potion, the Miracle Growth, the Mercy Hammer, the Grace Period, Dodo Down and Kalima's Heart. All this boosts cost Bones.
- Facebook Ep. 1: Pocket God, antisocial
- Facebook Ep. 2: Clash of the Frightened
- Facebook Ep. 3: The Birds
- Facebook Ep. 4: Dressed To Kill
- Facebook Ep. 5: Archipela-go-go
- Facebook Ep. 6: Kiss your Ants Goodbye
- Facebook Ep. 7: Supersize PygMe
- Facebook Ep. 8: Hi-Islander
- Facebook Ep. 9: My Little Pygmy
- Facebook Ep. 10: Attack of the Killer Pumpkin
- Facebook Ep. 11: Say your Prayers
- Facebook Ep. 12: White Fishmas
- Facebook Ep. 13: Happy Valentine's Slay
- Facebook Ep. 14: Wrath of the Frightened
- Facebook Ep. 15: Creature from the Wack Lagoon
- Facebook Ep. 16: Pocket God