App Review: Doodle God by Joybits

This app has been out for a good while at this stage but only recently caught my eye when browsing through the top 25 category on the app store, I had high hopes as I had also been told it was a great game by a friend of mine.

The first thing that struck me was the name which is similar to that of fellow app Pocket God. This game however is nothing like it’s counterpart. Instead the basis of the game revolves around you creating new elements from the four you start with. For example if you combine fire and earth you are rewarded with the new substance metal. Through out the game you will notice that sometimes the combinations are a little confusing and would not happen like that in real life however I continued to play until I had found all 140 elements available so far. However at the time of playing it had only gone as far as episode 2. The creators have promised to continue releasing updates or episodes for a considerable period of time similar to what pocket god has become.

The graphic in the game a very decent with a great UI and eye pleasing interfaces, There is also quotes throughout the game to coincide with elements you have created. It can get a little dull after long periods of play but this is a common problem with various other titles. The music is not to bad either, although it is the same track played over and over it is quite bland as an annoying song in loop would ruin the gameplay.

The game fits nicely into the pick up and play category in which you could pull it up when waiting for a bus or sitting in a cafe but you will find you start to bore easily when it becomes a repetitive process of going through each element to find a new combination. The developers have tried to combat this by adding a small hint feature in the shape of a light bulb. When you click on the light bulb you will be given a small bit of help on creating a new element such as naming one you have not yet discovered so you can think of how you can create it. Sometimes this can get annoying because if you think to logically about creating an element you will only get frustrated. In the end I had to resort to continually using the hint feature to make any progress.

Overall I enjoyed the game and I would recommend it because of it’s low cost. It can only get better with regular updates so there is no doubt there’s value in the game.

PR: Doodle God 1.0 Released – New experience on iPhone

June 14, 2010 by Rob  
Filed under News, Tips and How-To's, Press Release

JoyBits have announced a new app called Doodle God. The game lets you play god as you build your world from the smallest elements all the way to storms and armies.  We haven’t tried the game yet so don’t consider this a review of the game. Full description and press release is below:

Full Press Release:

JoyBits today announces Doodle God 1.0, a new puzzle and board for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Doodle God puts the power of creation in your hands. Create storms, build armies, grow a civilisation and more. Mixing and matching different elements, work your way up from bacteria and beetles, to clay and ceramics, to tools, weapons and beyond. Doodle God was in Top 50 paid board category, and in Top 70 paid puzzle category, New & Noteworthy in board category.

Donetsk, Ukraine – JoyBits today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Doodle God(TM) 1.0 – puzzle and board for iPhone and iPod touch devices. Released June, 11, the game is featured in “New & Noteworthy” and “What’s Hot” in puzzle and board categories. Game’s debut on charts was in TOP 50 paid board category, and in TOP 70 paid puzzle category. Now it continues to grow constantly (#20 in board, #30 in puzzle).

With Doodle God(TM) you can create storms, build armies, grow a civilisation and… drink vodka! Doodle God(TM) puts the power of creation in your hands. Mixing and matching different elements, work your way up, all the way from bacteria and beetles, to clay and ceramics, to tools, weapons and beyond! But beware, creating a whole world is not so easy – inventing the wheel might just end in a plague of zombies …

Don’t worry though, you’re not completely alone on your cosmic journey! Every time you successfully create a new item or procedure, you’ll also be rewarded with the wit and wisdom of some of the greatest philosophers and comedians. Clear, colourful graphics bring the rise and fall of mighty empires to your iPhone screen. Unleash your inner god with Doodle God(TM).

* Mould the 4 basic elements to your whim
* Create 115 advanced items and concepts
* Simple one-click gameplay encourages thoughtful, creative play
* Hundreds of interesting, funny and thought-provoking quotes and sayings
* Doodle God(TM) – tame the natural world on an epic journey of discovery

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 7.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Doodle God(TM) 1.0 is $0.99 USD, and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Promo-codes are available to journalists by contacting Avaloid online.

Doodle God 1.0:
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JoyBits, Ltd. is the pioneer in game development on Russian’s mobile market and successful PC-casual developer for now. Founded in 2002, Saint-Petersburg, the company has released over 40 mobile apps, including first Russian branded mobile games (FC Zenit, DIXIS), and award-winning Silent Storm Mobile (Nival Int), Disciples Mobile (Glu Mobile), as well as dozen portings of casual games (Snowy Puzzle Island, AirStrike, Birds on a Wire). As one of the leading mobile content aggregator, JoyBits, owns IP rights for 800 J2ME midlets for CIS region. Casual division of JoyBits creates #1 TOP brands from 2007 like “Cassandra’s Journey: The Legacy of Nostradamus” and “Cassandra’s Journey: The Fifth Sun”. Copyright (C) 2008-2010 JoyBits, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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