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Offline Misery

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Remember the old PC game "Jetpack"? Well, sequel coming.....
« on: August 05, 2012, 09:39:50 AM »
.....and it has a kickstarter going, which appears to be nearly funded.  for anyone interested.  There's still a few (not many) slots to get into the beta left, as of the time that I am posting this.

I expect that some people that frequent these forums are likely going to know about the old Jetpack game.   An old DOS platformer in wonderfully pixel-tastic VGA graphics.  Levels were always just a single screen.... sorta like Lode Runner, and sorta like the new game that Arcen is working on actually.... and your little guy could run around, jump, climb ladders, the usual, but also had a jetpack that could allow him to fly, provided you had fuel, as well as a "phase gun" sorta thing..... think the way Lode Runner let you dig at bricks, where they'd vanish for a bit but then come back, that's how it works in this, but you have more freedom with it in this game. 

If you HAVENT played this, seriously, just go play it, like, now.  The original is really easy to find, and it is SO worth it.   

One of the best features about the game though was it's excellent level editor. Even without the ability to trade levels back then.... as such a thing was utterly unheard of, this being well before the Internet really took off.... it was still all sorts of fun to make a pile of levels just to challenge yourself and have fun with it.  This is the big feature that most players remember.

The developer seems to have set up a big site for the game, which will allow for level trading;  you can actually see some of this already there, as well as a little test thingie that lets you screw around with the current (unfinished) editor and get a taste for what that's like.  Having a chance to REALLY mess with it though is going to require beta access however.   This is the same developer that made the original, too.

I already tossed $40 at it myself, as this one was a total no-brainer for me, prompting a reaction akin to just chucking money at the screen and hoping something happens, hah.   I had a look at the editor too (there's a fully-made level there that you can mess with, as well as actually test), and really, I'm already impressed by what little I've seen.

Anyway, I figured I may as well mention this here, some of you might take an interest in this.   I know I just cant freaking wait to hop into the beta myself.  As if I dont already have enough awesome indie-game goodness lately!

I apologize too if this topic is in the wrong place, I wasnt sure if I should put it here or in "off-topic", so do feel free to move it if needed.

Offline Mánagarmr

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Re: Remember the old PC game "Jetpack"? Well, sequel coming.....
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 09:27:42 AM »
Oh man! I used to play this SO much in my youth!
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Re: Remember the old PC game "Jetpack"? Well, sequel coming.....
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 05:15:25 AM »
I remember this game...I have play it all day long sometimes. I love it!