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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http://forum.pixbits.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=448
12-14-2011, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
I'm just off to now research computer hacking so I can hack in to iTunes and give Junk Jack 6*s
Why stop there, try finding out how to give it 8*s!!!!
12-14-2011, 04:37 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: England, UK.
Posts: 147
JJ gets a 100% from me. :3

Currently playing; Infinity Blade 2, Whale Trail, Tiny Wings, Where's my Water?, Junk Jack, iBlast Moki 2 HD and Bike Baron.

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12-14-2011, 05:52 PM
The devs have gone silent though - so either they are silently playing elves and submitted the update or they missed the deadline for a guarantee beat the iTunes lockdown approval. And with the size of that update it will need all the time it can get!

Would be a shame though since I would have loved to be playing the Christmas update before Christmas! The rest though is good enough on its own! I mean and more so!

An ETA or a verification it was submitted would be awesome, otherwise going to err on the side of caution in order to not get my hopes up too high and hope I don't lose too many more pick axes down the mine shafts! (that is actually the part of the update I am looking most forward to - the reset of the hold to throw counter)

And can someone PLEASE tell me how to finish the silly statues? MORE PAINTINGS - that's all I GET - PAINTINGS - I can have a whole gallery by now of the same 7 paintings!!!
12-14-2011, 05:59 PM
Actually we just sent it to Apple

It's waiting for review, we should make into AppStore before lockdown.. well, if Apple review team is not just scratching himself
12-14-2011, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Pixbits View Post
Actually we just sent it to Apple

It's waiting for review, we should make into AppStore before lockdown.. well, if Apple review team is not just scratching himself
Cool beans! Wow I am psychic!

SO excited for this update - really hope it hits before the lockdown!

But I need more STATUE PIECES I TELL YOU!!
12-14-2011, 06:10 PM
Does the update that was submitted make it universal?
12-14-2011, 06:17 PM
Yay, early Christmas present! I was hoping to play with 1.0.4 on my trip. And that list of features keeps on growing every time I see it. It's unbelievable that they added so much content in just one update.
12-14-2011, 06:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Sunny South FL!!
Posts: 915
hey dev, do you plan on a price drop anytime soon? not making a demand or anything. i have family that wants the game and id hate to recommend, only to have a price drop slap me in the grill.

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Last edited by nesio718; 12-14-2011 at 07:53 PM.
12-15-2011, 10:34 AM
Great to hear the huge additions!

Is there an index of what materials are stronger than others?

I guess Mithril is best?

Also I do wish there was a way to trade. I have 400 iron lumps to get rid of, but not enough coal.

Lastly, is there any point to ornaments like jewels, goblets and rings because I have about 6 chests full of jewellery and I don't know what to do with them.

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12-15-2011, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Pixbits View Post
Actually we just sent it to Apple

It's waiting for review, we should make into AppStore before lockdown.. well, if Apple review team is not just scratching himself
OH MY GAHHHHH!!!!




Also this game runs gloriously on my 4S

Thanks for the constant updates and improvements you have made so far.

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