Parents' Guide to

Pocket God Comics

By Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Pygmies from popular app still can't escape the violence.

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If you're familiar with the Pocket God app, then you'll have a good idea of what goes on in POCKET GOD COMICS. The comic takes the pygmies from the app and tells a story about them -- in the first book most of the pygmies die several times, and one pygmy tries to convince the others that the gods are simply toying with them and will never respond to rituals and prayers. There is supplemental material as well, about character design for the comics and a bit about the app, plus a "Little Green Men" comic about three dim-witted aliens.

The app is easy enough to use, but because it is translating paper comics to the screen, sometimes on an iPhone or iPod Touch the frame-by-frame mode is confusing, particularly when some images overlap frames. In those cases, dialogue bubbles can get mixed up, and it's hard to tell what's going on. The comic is a clever take on the game, though, with an enjoyable story. However, like the app, this is for teens and up only.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Release date: October 19, 2010
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: iVerse Media
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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