App description: Junk Jack is a 2D sandbox game where you can explore, build your home and survive in random procedurally generated worlds full of monsters, treasures and hidden secrets!

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What the press says:

"A Wonderful Free-Roam Game with an Irresistible Pixel Aesthetic"
-Iphonealley.com, 4.5/5

"It has charm in spades. While it isn't the first 2D sandbox building game out there, it is a particularly attractive one, sporting crisp pixel art and gorgeous lighting effects. "
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-Toucharcade, 4/5

"Junk Jack is a hands-down, no questions asked must-own for any and all iOS users who love sandbox crafting games."
-148apps, 4.5/5

"Junk Jack isn't Minecraft, nor does it feel like it needs to be as its 2D world provides the same level of novel exploration fun while presenting challenges of its own to overcome; a tightly balanced free form experience that's only going to get better with time."
-Appspy, 5/5

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Join our forum (http://forum.pixbits.com) and help us to improve our game, and share your creations!

Features:

* retro style pixel art!
* beautiful sound tracks from Bright Primate
* intuitive controls: swipe to move and tap to interact with everything!
* dynamic day/night cycle
* never get lost with customizable signs
* advanced farming system with more than 30 different plant types
* 135+ recipes for cookable foods!
* tint cloth blocks with 15 color dyes
* underground biomes with unique graphic style and monsters.
* placeable and throwable explosives that can destroy buildings, landscapes and monsters!
* critters and enemies to fight (more than 60 different mobs!)
* a fully featured lighting system together with many different sources of light and global lighting
* 3 slots for infinite worlds that you can generate and explore, every world is different from any other!
* procedural generation which creates beautiful worlds with plants, caves, different biomes all around the world
* a double layered world which allows to customize background and foreground of your creations
* many ores and shiny gems to help your adventure
* many hidden containers full of treasures
* more than 1000 treasures!
* more than 600 crafts!
* more than 380 block types
* many elements to decorate your houses (like sofas, tables, wardrobes, paintings, statues and many others)
* an in-game discoverable book to teach you how to play and the recipes available
* shelfs to place items around just to make your buildings shine
* minimap (with a really zoomed out feature to allow you to share your creations)
* runs fine on older gen hardware

We would like to thank Notch! He developed our bigger indie brother Minecraft, without which this game would not exist.

If you need help, please contact us!

New England Gamer's comments:




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05-09-2013, 01:59 PM
Hi guys, we're happy to announce Junk Jack X! We made a long post on our blog with many details, you can check it out here:

https://pixbits.wordpress.com/2013/0...g-junk-jack-x/

05-09-2013, 02:06 PM
Awesome news. I never expected the next Junk Jack to have so many features.

05-09-2013, 03:27 PM
I can't freaking wait.

Last edited by Bloko; 05-09-2013 at 03:40 PM.
05-09-2013, 04:06 PM
Looks fantastic!

Be sure to include a check to see if Junk Jack is also on the system and unlock some sort of cosmetic item for us original gamers.

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
05-09-2013, 08:29 PM
As I'm a fan of Minecraft and Survivalcraft, can someone explain why this game is so good? It seems to me that the lack of 3D could remove the sense of exploration seen in those games.
05-09-2013, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bronxsta View Post
As I'm a fan of Minecraft and Survivalcraft, can someone explain why this game is so good? It seems to me that the lack of 3D could remove the sense of exploration seen in those games.
I can't properly explain it. Yes, it is very similar to the *craft games in 2D.

I see it similar to Terraria as well, which my friend picked up and said to me "why shouldn't I just play minecraft?"

Though that was in relation to the 360 version of minecraft.

On iOS, there is no question that this game is awsome and is a welcome addition, especially at the price. It provides awesome things like treasures, statutes and such that give the exploration some real "depth".

Personally, I keep going back to JJ to quell my desire for minecraft. It's much easier to control and it is incredibly fun to play.

Watch some gameplay videos to see if you're feeling it, but for me this is an amazing game well, well, WELL worth the $3

GC: andsoitgoes
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05-09-2013, 09:56 PM
Junk Jack X left me speechless..that looks beyond amazing. I cannot wait.
05-09-2013, 10:35 PM
Been waiting for this. Looks like it is very close to release already. GC multiplayer is great. The abilities and planets should add quite a bit of depth to the usual JJ. Cant wait!
05-09-2013, 10:55 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,760
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bronxsta View Post
As I'm a fan of Minecraft and Survivalcraft, can someone explain why this game is so good? It seems to me that the lack of 3D could remove the sense of exploration seen in those games.
It's very different from the 3D block builders. The joy of Junk Jack is in collecting the junk -- neat and cool pixel loot and goodies hidden in chests, popping out of blocks, falling out of slain monsters. And decorating your 2D structures with them.
05-09-2013, 10:59 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Burlingame CA
Posts: 2,382
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Originally Posted by andsoitgoes View Post
I see it similar to Terraria as well, which my friend picked up and said to me "why shouldn't I just play minecraft?"
That's funny. I looked at Minecraft once and said, "Why shouldn't I just play Terraria?"

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