Ape Entertainment and Bolt Creative announced today that the Pocket God Comics have hit over half of a million downloads to-date. Based off of the very popular Pocket God iOS game, newcomers to the digital comic series can get their hands on the first issue for free via Free App A Day and Monster Free Apps for a limited time.
Additionally, the full-color digital comic series introduced issue No. 11. The new issue features 20 pages of all new content starring the pygmies of Pocket God on their adventures to understand their world and to just stay alive as long as possible. Fans can follow Ooga, Booga, Klik, Klak, Nooby & Dooby as they get eaten by piranhas, hit by meteors, menaced by Sharks-with-Frickin-Lasers, and face even more horrible dangers.
Specifically, it introduces Sun, the mysterious new female pygmy, who has convinced the tribe to help her on her quest to find the rest of her missing tribe mates and save them from the maleficent Newbie.
"What makes Pocket God such a breakout hit is its attention to original characters and stories that play off the sadistic, episodic-based app that allows users to control the lives of a group of energetic pygmy islanders," said Brent E. Erwin, Ape Co-Publisher. "We're extremely pleased to see how well fans of Pocket God and fans of comic books have taken to the series."
Pocket God was created by Dave Castelnuovo and Allan Dye, founders of Bolt Creative and has remained in the "Top 25" games in the iTunes App Store for over two and a half years. It's racked up over 7 million downloads, which is attributed to a combination of endearing characters, unique art style and an incredibly fanatical community of followers.
Ape Entertainment is no newbie to the comic scene. Founded in 2003 by David Hedgecock and Brent E. Erwin, these two have turned their passion for comics into a thriving company with popular titles as Black Dynamite: Slave Island, Freakshow, Little Green Men and the Eisner Award nominated SCRATCH9. Pocket God Comics is available via iVerse Media, a digital distribution partner of Ape Entertainment.