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App description: To celebrate Junk Jack release for desktop (Mac/Windows/Linux) on Steam platform we decided to make Junk Jack Retro free for one week (starting on December 2nd) for the first time in its release history! Grab it while you can!

*If you don't have Junk Jack we suggest you to first purchase it and then consider Junk Jack Retro to enjoy where all started!*

Junk Jack is now called Junk Jack Retro, with widescreen support!

Junk Jack Retro is the prequel of Junk Jack, 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!


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. "
-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


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


* 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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11-07-2011, 04:08 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 216
I KNEW IT!! Haha 5 open-days! Downloading ASAP! Looks so awesome!

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11-07-2011, 04:09 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: With Carmen Sandiego
Posts: 889
I really wish this was below 20mb right now!! Away from wifi for a few days

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11-07-2011, 04:10 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,307
Just downloaded. Post some impressions back in a few hours.
11-07-2011, 04:11 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 6,143
SO psyched about this release! Downloading now, impressions in a bit.

@Pixbits - was there any way to get the download under 20 MB? I only say that because you seem SO close! And I know that Mage Gauntlet said they increased their downloads with OTA downloads (when they decreased from barely over 20 to under). It does seem to make a difference for impulse buys!

At any rate I am glad to be in wifi cuz I have been waiting for this!
11-07-2011, 04:17 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 19
11-07-2011, 04:22 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,340
Bought. Now this is how you save a Monday.
11-07-2011, 04:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,304
Wow man! That's awesome! Universial soon please?

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11-07-2011, 04:24 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 11,190

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!