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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11-16-2011, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Pixbits View Post
We are closed testing the 1.0.3 which changed many things internally to avoid crashes, make sure to make backups until then.. unfortunately an engine like the one of Junk Jack is so full of features that requires really a lot of work for 100% safety

It will also have a good backup function that will save your worlds and your inventory from these issues.

Soon everything will be working fine! (or the real Minecraft will have buried us :P )
No, Minecraft won't bury you, at least for me . Junk Jack suits my iPhone much better than Minecraft, it has got mobs, etc. Yes, some people will prefer Minecraft, but I prefer yours. Btw, you're around position 42 in the global game ranking of the Spanish app store. You should be very happy about that, plus IMHO you are nurturing the game and taking care of all the issues ASAP, which is a plus for iPhone games.

I have stopped playing until 1.03 is available because I haven't got much time to back up the archives during the day, so I prefer to be patient and wait for all the fixes to arrive. Nonetheless, I've played a lot and I've enjoyed it much, much more than when I played Eden (Minecraft clone) some months ago.
11-16-2011, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Pixbits View Post
We are closed testing the 1.0.3 which changed many things internally to avoid crashes, make sure to make backups until then.. unfortunately an engine like the one of Junk Jack is so full of features that requires really a lot of work for 100% safety

It will also have a good backup function that will save your worlds and your inventory from these issues.

Soon everything will be working fine! (or the real Minecraft will have buried us :P )
You have a great chance to beat Minecraft on the iPhone since the look and nature of your game just fits the device SO much better, but only if you can put the work into it you will need to fix all the bugs, make regular updates and expand the functionality to add lots while still fitting the small format so well like you have so far.

I hope you have great success, since I have no interest in the regular Minecraft on my phone

11-16-2011, 04:55 PM
I don't think you can compare this game to minecraft, because it is 2D. Just because it is a block building game doesn't mean it is like minecraft.
Besides, there are like a billion minecraft fanboys that get butthurt when people give their honest opinion and say they like (whatever game) over minecraft.

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11-16-2011, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by TakenXXDeadly View Post
I don't think you can compare this game to minecraft, because it is 2D. Just because it is a block building game doesn't mean it is like minecraft.
Besides, there are like a billion minecraft fanboys that get butthurt when people give their honest opinion and say they like (whatever game) over minecraft.
Heh, now there are a billion minecraft fanboys butthurt
11-16-2011, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by VirtualBoyFreak View Post
Heh, now there are a billion minecraft fanboys butthurt
Lol I know.

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11-16-2011, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by VirtualBoyFreak View Post
Heh, now there are a billion minecraft fanboys butthurt
Fine by me.



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11-16-2011, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Pixbits View Post
We are closed testing the 1.0.3 which changed many things internally to avoid crashes, make sure to make backups until then.. unfortunately an engine like the one of Junk Jack is so full of features that requires really a lot of work for 100% safety

It will also have a good backup function that will save your worlds and your inventory from these issues.

Soon everything will be working fine! (or the real Minecraft will have buried us :P )
Not in my eyes!

Never played Minecraft and it is way too open world for me - this while open world has some distant goals - finding biomes, finding items, etc. No comparison.

Not only that but this looks a heck of a lot better and more fun than the screenshots of that "other" game!
11-16-2011, 07:35 PM
Im not going to buy minecraft.
first off its so expensive
2nd off, i dont like the graphics or the less personal feeling i get when i play it..its more cold and lonely for some reason.
and 3rd, it doesnt fit the ipod in my opinion.

Keep up content updates, and you wont have anything to worry about.
11-16-2011, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by New England Gamer View Post
Coal I get from just breezing though the third world now and again. I have left that one undeveloped and delete it when I pillage the top later.
Read that again from the context of globalization and economic imperialism.

It's pretty darn funny.

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11-16-2011, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by deadclown View Post
Read that again from the context of globalization and economic imperialism.

It's pretty darn funny.
Yeah now that you say it like that, you are dead on right!

Still, it does work and has its place in the Junk Jack world of survival!

Now you are going to make me feel bad!

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