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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08-15-2012, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by nicodemus82 View Post
Completely disagree. The controls in my opinion work perfectly and are very intuitive. Regular platform controls would suck
At least have them as an option. The current controls are a big turn off.
08-15-2012, 05:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,760
For dealing with monsters, I think "regular" platformer control option would be nice. The current controls are great for mining, but iffy when the monsters are about.

On another note: I wish we could craft brighter light sources.

08-15-2012, 05:41 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,760
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Originally Posted by tim240 View Post
Where can I find seeds for wheat/hay?
You can find them in crates.
08-16-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Ravenblack View Post
You can find them in crates.
Hmmm.. Ive destroyed like 50 crates but I don't have them.
08-16-2012, 06:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,760
You may need to break a lot of crates before you hit the jackpot and get the seeds you want. It's random. Metal crates deeper in the earth might yield more items, increase the chance you might get seeds, they still might not be wheat seeds.

The alternative is to get the botanist hat, which is an iap. It truly increases the chance of getting seeds since it drops random seeds at random rate. You won't get it right away, but it's easier to get seeds of all sorts with that hat, faster than crate smashing.
08-17-2012, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Ravenblack View Post
You may need to break a lot of crates before you hit the jackpot and get the seeds you want. It's random. Metal crates deeper in the earth might yield more items, increase the chance you might get seeds, they still might not be wheat seeds.

The alternative is to get the botanist hat, which is an iap. It truly increases the chance of getting seeds since it drops random seeds at random rate. You won't get it right away, but it's easier to get seeds of all sorts with that hat, faster than crate smashing.
I'm not waiting for the hat! I'm going mining for crates instead! And I also found a metal chest underground (I'm not sure if that's what it's called) and I can't open or break it. Any tips?
08-17-2012, 10:52 AM
i've had this game since the day it released and have yet to open it...I should probably do that.
08-17-2012, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by tim240 View Post
I also found a metal chest underground (I'm not sure if that's what it's called) and I can't open or break it. Any tips?
You need a stronger hammer - the higher quality the hammer, the higher quality the chest it can open. I think you can use a hammer with one quality level less than the chest (so a silver hammer should be able to open a gold chest).
08-18-2012, 06:21 AM
For those who are wondering where to find wheat seeds: they are mostly found in gold chests and are really rare.
08-18-2012, 11:04 PM
This game is so cute. Thank you!

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