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  • pixbits 3:13 am on February 14, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: 1.2.4, , st valentine,   

    Junk Jack 1.2.4 – St Valentine Update is out! 

    Hello people!

    Apple just approved version 1.2.4 of Junk Jack that removes the Chrismas theme (finally we’d say) and brings some minor fixes and some stuff for St Valentine!

    New Features:

    • Removed Christmas theme and mobs
    • New St. Valentine bunny!
    • New rare St. Valentine Chest
    • New St. Valentine Bow
    • New St. Valentine Arrows
    • Tiny consumable St Valentine hearts can be found in the world
    • New rare Spider statue
    • New rare Stone Golem statue
    • New rare Worm statue
    • New rare Mummy Pharaoh statue

    Bug Fixes:

    • Falling on blocks will make the correct block sound
    • The inventory outline for the cactus is now correct
    • It’s possible to hold on an item in a craftbook page to open its craft page (if it’s craftable)
    • It’s possible to hold on an addon label in a craftbook page to open its craft page
    • Player doesn’t get stuck inside blocks anymore when placing blocks on him
    • Wrapped ribbon decoration can now be placed on blocks adjacent to player
    • Jungle tree now makes the right sound when hit

    As you can see this update is minor compared to the huge updates we did so far, this because we’re so busy building the foundations for the sequel of Junk Jack that we simply couldn’t do better than this. We hope you understand that :)

    Now go and update the game on your devices, have fun with Junk Jack!

     
  • pixbits 4:51 pm on February 4, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , simple crafting   

    New crafting methods in our future game 

    Hi miners!
    Let’s talk about the new crafting features that will be present in our future game:

    there will be two different way of crafting things: advanced and simple mode. Advanced crafting will be exactly like the current one while, with simple mode, you will be able to craft items directly from the craftbook.

    junk_jack_sequel_new_craftbook_crafting

    This is not meant to give advantages to players who decide to play in simple mode, that’s why the latter option sacrifices 10 slots of inventory (the craft grid and the output are not present in simple mode). In addition, every craft requires time which is proportional to the difficulty of the craft (so that the time required to craft in simple mode resembles roughly the time needed to arrange items in the grid in advanced mode).

    The craftbook interface is getting a major revamp for both crafting modes: you won’t need to switch between hundreds of pages anymore. Every available item will be categorized and shown in a comfortable grid so that browsing crafts will be much easier than before.

    Finally, since some of you asked us about it, our policy with respect to In-App purchases will be kept the same: we won’t add anything which could give strong gameplay benefits to people for money.

     
  • pixbits 2:02 am on January 23, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: female character, , ,   

    Exploring new places, with a friend! 

    Hey there! This night Jack went exploring a new unknown place, but this time he’s not alone!
    Still a work in progress, as usual, but it shows the first multiplayer interactions of our new game :)

    Junk_Jack_Sequel_exploring_mp

    More news coming soon! :D

     
  • pixbits 3:53 am on January 14, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: , new game,   

    Working on the new inventory interface.. 

    Hi guys, let’s break the silence with the user interface we’re developing for our new game.

    The development is going rather well, we’re quite enthusiast of what’s happening here at Pixbits in these days.

    We’re currently working on the equip system and we’re trying to make it either useful either fun and customizable :)

    There are other features too, can you spot them?

    junk_jack_sequel_new_ui

    Even if this is not final, it should give you an idea of how it should look like :)

    We hope you like it! :D

     
  • pixbits 4:24 am on December 11, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: 1.2.3, , ,   

    Junk Jack 1.2.3 Christmas update is out! 

    Apple has just approved the new Junk Jack 1.2.3 Christmas update.

    Get it now :D

    Junk Jack Christmas Icon

    Happy mining everyone!

     
  • pixbits 2:45 am on December 3, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , , new update, ,   

    Junk Jack 1.2.3 Christmas update has been submitted to Apple! (waiting for approval) 

    Hi fellow miners!

    The Junk Jack 1.2.3 Christmas update has been submitted to Apple!
    It features new mobs, blocks, hats, achievements, themed stuff, weapons, crafts and much more :)

    Here is the changelog:

    New features:

    • 4 hats have been added to the shop
    • 10 new achievements!
    • New craftable curing star
    • The world has now a snowy appearance!
    • New ice block
    • Revamped Snow Bricks
    • Revamped Snow Blocks
    • Trees are now covered in snow!
    • New throwable snow ball
    • New rare placeable christmas tree can be found underground
    • New christmas decorations can be found underground
    • New placeable christmas bells craft
    • New placeable christmas balls craft
    • Brown Bears are back with revamped graphics!
    • New white bear mob
    • New big penguin mob
    • New small penguin mob
    • New frosty mob
    • New falling star mob
    • New placeable butcher’s broom!
    • New placeable christmas candles
    • New ice arrows, freeze monsters with them
    • New ice shurikens, used to freeze mobs
    • New ice sword weapon
    • New Bear Claw weapon
    • New placeable christmas light bulbs
    • New placeable hanging star
    • New craftable christmas chest
    • New craftable frosty head
    • New revamped placeable snow man
    • New christmas biscuits and more than 10 christmas treasures
    • New wrapped paper craft, use it to wrap blocks and give them a christmas look!
    • Bonedust has a chance to force the growth of a plant when used on it
    • It’s now possible to jump from the top of a ladder or a bridge
    • It’s now possible to jump vertically from beneath a bridge

    Bug fixes:

    • Some wood objects have a new wood break sound
    • Fireplace has now christmas socks on it
    • Zombie and skeletons are now Christmas themed!
    • Physics engine has been tweaked to work seamlessly on older devices (no more slides of entities anymore)
    • Sloped block crafts now require a workbench
    • Climb movement is slightly faster
    • Fixed jump animation frames
    • Blocks that yield fruits cannot be broken with bare hands anymore
    • Removing fruits from trees and items from shelves now is possible only with bare hands but from any distance
    • Fixed a bug that caused crashes with quickslots that were emptied and filled again
    • Fixed a bug that caused ghost items to remain in a quickslot
    • Fixed the bug which made the character float when sliding during explosions
    • Most sounds now are faded according to the player position
    • Hurt effect on player now has the correct brightness according to his tile
    • Pumpkin skin graphical hand glitch has been fixed
    • Now TNT has a special graphical variant when ignited
    • Fixed a bug that kept TNT on basalt blocks after explosion
    • Removing a deco from a tile doesn’t start to break it anymore
    • Tilling an untilled dirt block doesn’t start to break it anymore
    • Trees have been mildly revamped
    • Naturally growing leaves and blue leaves are now non solid blocks
    • Placing an item on a shelf will place the same variant that you have in your inventory
    • Dead tree now makes correct sound when hit
    • Fixed a bug which made fruits on trees glitch their hanging status
    • Now climbable vines correctly updates their sprites when destroyed
    • Some jungle decorations now correctly allow treasures and mob inside them
    • Chairs and tables can now be correctly placed without a background block
    • Dark stone can now be mined just with its correct tool
    • Fixed compact sand hardness
    • Fixed compact sand wrong footstep sound
    • Fixed bamboo bridge wrong sounds
    • Increased Wood Fence craft output to 2
    • Slightly increased sapling drop rate on trees

    We’ll let you know when Apple approves it!

     
  • pixbits 4:22 pm on November 12, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , , new project, ,   

    Working on new stuff.. 

    Hi guys, a little teaser today:

    *nothing you see here is final, or even working. Just to let you guys know we’re working hard on our next game :)

    More news coming soon!

     
  • pixbits 2:06 am on October 28, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: 1.2.2, halloween update, ,   

    Junk Jack 1.2.2 Halloween update is out! 

    Hi guys, Apple has just approved the new Junk Jack 1.2.2 Halloween update.
    It contains new monsters, statues, throwable weapons, blocks, crafts and much more! :)

    Go and get it! :D

    More news coming soon!

     
  • pixbits 2:11 pm on October 22, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , ,   

    The (not so) Weekly Junk #5 

    H guys, welcome back to the (not so) Weekly Junk!
    Sorry for the lack of news, the past weeks were really busy finishing the new Halloween Update, and developing the new project.

    Let’s take a look at our community:

    Our Member Tye-Dye is looking for “actors” for his Junk Jack themed music video.
    The movie will be recorded in Minecraft, and the song will be sold on iTunes, with all the revenue going to charity.

    Are you interested? Check out the forum thread below:

    http://forum.pixbits.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9416

    We also found that Mastery is working on a really cool adventure map called “Voyage to Whiterook Keep: The Cow Snatchers”.

    Make sure to keep an eye on that! :)

    Here is the forum thread:

    http://forum.pixbits.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8775

    Take also a look at the tree house by The Taupe!

    Very nice, as usual :) Keep impressing us :D

    Have you got a nice creation, mod or something cool that you would like to see featured?

    Post it on our forums here:

    http://forum.pixbits.com/viewforum.php?f=8

    The best ones will be featured in the next Weekly Junk!

     
  • pixbits 2:26 am on October 19, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: halloween, , ,   

    Junk Jack 1.2.2 update has been submitted to Apple! (waiting for approval) 

    Hi there!
    The new Junk Jack 1.2.2 update has been submitted to Apple! It features a whole bunch of bugfixes, new halloween themed mobs, treasures, and things to find!
    We’ll let you know when the update is approved, hopefully soon this time :)

    Here is the changelog:

    New Features:

    • A new option has been added that keep game unpaused with inventory/map/book opened.
    • New brewing barrel addon.
    • 25+ new cooking crafts.
    • New plantable hops.
    • 4 New rare statues.
    • Throwable knives!
    • Slingshot weapon, use it to throw small rocks at mobs!
    • Throwable shurikens!
    • Placeable camp fire that can be used for basic cooking.
    • Placeable fireplace block.
    • Placeable carpet block.
    • A new achievement has been added.
    • 3 new mobs!
    • More than 15 new rare treasures!
    • A new rare chest can be found in the world.
    • Halloween Pumpkins can be found in the world!
    • A new craftable chest has been added.
    • 10+ new crafts have been added.
    • 3 new hats have been added to the shop.

    Bug Fixes:

    • Cocoa tree can be correctly destroyed without crashes.
    • You can now milk a cow unlimited times.
    • Taming collar craft now requires copper bars instead of silver.
    • Various wrong treasure offsets fixed.
    • Various craftnote typos fixed.
    • Stone merlon moved under the right craftbook category.
    • Putting Junk Jack in background will automatically trigger pause view.
    • Damage on character is correctly inhibited for one second upon receiving damage from any source.
    • Items thrown from inventory will bounce correctly even when player is not aligned to center of block.
    • Sticky bombs thrown at world limit won’t crash the game neither explode anymore.
    • Ghost items shouldn’t remain anymore when placing items.
    • Unhittable blocks are properly indestructible with bare hands.
    • Removed the duplication glitch with crafting and tap to move on.
    • Arrows don’t stick on world limit anymore, they just disappear.
    • Sapphire encrusted tools now properly work (shovels and swords).
    • Compact sand is now properly identified as sand (eg you can plant cactus on it).
    • Wheat is now easier to find.
    • Increased stone merlon craft output to 4.
    • Left sloped bricks hardness fixed.
    • Fixed white sheep health.
    • Jungle tree base makes the right sound.
    • Walking on glass makes the right sound.

    more GREAT news are coming soon ;)

     
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