NimbleBit has had two big freemium hits now with both Pocket Planes and (before that) Tiny Tower, but my favorite of the company’s titles is still Pocket Frogs, where brothers and developers David and Ian Marsh first cut their teeth on the generous freemium gameplay they’re now known for. And this week, they’re returning to that title with a big update: Pocket Frogs is being updated for the iPhone 5 with version 2.0 on November 1.
Not only will the updated app include support for the iPhone 5’s taller screen, but it’s getting new content as well. Over 40 new frog breeds are being added, bringing the total number of collectible amphibians up to 100. And NimbleBit is also making another big change: They’re switching the game’s backup and social system from ngmoco’s Plus+ service into Apple’s Game Center.
That’s a pretty significant change, but a solid one, since the official Game Center service has become much more prevalent lately. But it does have one side effect: Players will need to make sure they have at least one install (and run) of the current client before upgrading to the new client. Otherwise, the Game Center version won’t be able to grab the Plus+ backup, so all of your frogs will be lost.