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First look: J.A.M.

08-22-2012, 10:37 PM
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First look: J.A.M.

Updated: J.A.M. will be out on the 19th.

Jets. Aliens. Missiles. aka J.A.M. published by Forest Moon Games (sister label to Crescent Moon, and developed by Neptune Interactive Inc.)

J.A.M. is a take on classic shoot-em-up with style and killer visuals.

The Aliens have invaded. Take to the skies and defend the colonies with the most advanced Jets at your fingertips. Battle against waves of enemies and their giant bosses. Upgrade your favourite weapon, or equip a different one for the next mission. Add on special modules to beef up your Jet. Get the highest score multiplier, challenge your friends, and beat others around the world.

Features:
◆ Slick hand-drawn art with 3D graphics, and sweet particle effects
◆ Simple controls with engaging old-school game play
◆ 5 stages and 3 difficulty settings
◆ Lots of enemy types: tricky Warper, armored Barfer, weird alien-squid thing, and more
◆ Gigantic alien bosses like the fire-breathing Dragonus, or the fully armoured Dire, and many more
◆ Equip new weapons like the spray-and-pray Machine Gun, or armor-slicing Laser
◆ Add on extra modules such as the recharging Shields, or the devastating Shockwave bomb
◆ Customize the look of your Jet with tons of awesome paint jobs, like Camouflage and Tiger-Shark
◆ Game Center Leaderboads, Achievements, Challenges
◆ Universal app with full screen Retina, including the New iPad and full widescreen iPhone 5



Trailer:


Stage 2 boss fight:










Last edited by Knight; 09-17-2012 at 06:51 AM.
08-23-2012, 07:03 AM
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Some more info:
  • 5 stages with crazy bosses for each stage.
  • Multiple types of enemies, some with armor and special attacks.
  • Different types of weapon, and modules to customize your Jet.
  • Score multiplier for the hardcore gamers.
  • Universal app, with full resolution support on non-retina iPhone/iPod Touch all the way to iPad 3.
  • Game Center (Leaderboards, Achievements)
  • In-game store to get items and upgrades faster. Game can be fully completed without spending extra money.

This game is heavily inspired by Space Deadbeef, if anyone remembers that game from back in 2008? I was waiting for the original maker to expand on it, but after waiting for so long, I decided to do my own version of it.

08-25-2012, 06:48 AM
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I'll be posting a video of the gameplay soon. Hopefully that will get some people excited.

Last edited by Red1; 08-25-2012 at 06:53 AM.
08-26-2012, 02:10 PM
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A quick video of the 2nd boss. He's a meanie.


Another video showing more of the game coming later.

Last edited by Knight; 08-26-2012 at 02:40 PM.
08-30-2012, 11:10 PM
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Some more screenshots:








Game trailer coming up in the next day or two. Also we are planning to submit the game soon.
09-01-2012, 07:09 AM
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09-01-2012, 07:36 AM
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Looks cool, but it seems too easy, even the bosses. Looking forward to the release!
09-01-2012, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by VaroFN View Post
Looks cool, but it seems too easy, even the bosses. Looking forward to the release!
there are different difficulty modes - also this will be published on Forest Moon.
09-01-2012, 09:17 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshCM View Post
there are different difficulty modes - also this will be published on Forest Moon.
Now that's even more amazing!
P.S.: shouldn't the Forest Moon Games link be in your signature?
09-01-2012, 09:21 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VaroFN View Post
Looks cool, but it seems too easy, even the bosses. Looking forward to the release!
Besides what Josh said about difficulties, do keep in mind that the Jet in those clips has some pretty sweet upgrades.