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Co-Creators Dave Castelnuovo and Allan Dye make rare public appearance! Will sign autographs, as well!

Pocket God was the #1 download for at least six months on iTunes!
POCKET GOD COMES TO CHICAGO COMIC CON!Pocket God is a game for the iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad developed by Bolt Creative. It was programmed by Dave Castelnuovo and it was designed by Allan Dye. Originally released on January 9, 2009, Pocket God has been in the iTunes App Store's Top 100 Charts since its release.

Pocket God is a god game in which the player takes the role of an omnipotent being who rules over an island and controls everything. The primitive islanders, known as Pygmies, are subject to the player's god powers. These range from benevolent powers, such as giving the islanders a fishing rod, to destructive, like summoning a hurricane, or simply entertaining, such as levitating the Pygmies. Built-in features of the iPod touch and iPhone OS are used, such as the accelerometer to simulate gravity and earthquakes. Most of these features can be toggled on the game's menu bar. The "March of the Fire Ants" update also added a new feature known as OpenFeint, where players can access chat rooms, leaderboards, achievements, and announcements during gameplay. Pocket God was ranked number one on iTunes for at least six months.

One of Pocket God's most notable features is the regular release of updates that introduce additional content. The episodes "A New Home", "Dead Pygmy Walking", and "The Pyg Chill" added additional islands to the game, which can be toggled from the menu bar. The Fun n' Games until A Pygmy Gets Hurt update added mini-games for consecutive coconut bounces, consecutive shark snaps, underwater skewer, pygmy bowling, and hurricane zaps. The Ooga Jump update added the first crossover minigame, Ooga Jump, which was followed by a Harbor Master crossover. In the Idle Hands 2: Caught With Your Pants Down update more idle features were added to the Pygmies when they are not in use. Also, Buddy Challenges were implemented with OpenFeint. In the Good Will Haunting update, a DLC store was added with changeable skins for the T-Rex. Other packs, such as the Halloween, Holiday and alien themes, have since been added.
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