Junk Jack 3.1.2 Update is out on all platforms!

Welcome to Junk Jack 3.1.2! This update is out on all platforms: Steam, Android and iOS as soon as Apple approves it!

This version adds preliminary multiplayer based on direct connections between mobile devices! It works for local networks and over internet for reachable connections. It’s cross-platform between Android and iOS!

We also gave the game a new coat of paint with many tweaks,new craftable items, huge monsters, weapons, ancient craftable pick-shovels, revamped graphics and lots of features and refinements to improve the game balance and polish.

Check out the changelog! ( Some of these features are already present in the Android 3.1.1 version)

  • new Android pocket pet to celebrate the Android release of Junk Jack!
  • new network advertiser to find games over local networks!
  • more than 40 mobs have been redrawn from scratch!
  • 12 new entirely revamped and much bigger golems!
  • 12 new wearable golem heads
  • new unique antique shards have been added on each planet
  • use the new antique shards to craft 12 new powerful pickshovels!
  • new wood and stone pedestals, use them to display your precious treasures!
  • new craftable glass showcase and shelf
  • new craftable flower supports
  • new craftable golem pets
  • new utility crates added on all worlds!
  • added rotting pocket pig and sheep pets
  • many balance tweaks to weapon damages
  • many balance tweaks to mobs damage and health
  • tweaked loot tables and general balance
  • tweaked mobs health and general damage
  • tweaked essential soul sword crafts
  • tweaked uber mobs damage and mobs damages
  • tweaked music and ambient sounds distribution on all planets
  • improved statues graphics
  • improved addons graphics
  • improved gem torches graphics, they glow now!
  • improved gardening plants graphics
  • improved vases graphics
  • improved furniture sets graphics
  • modified crafts available by default
  • new reagents have been added to alchemy
  • fixed duplicate drops on some objects
  • old chair can now be flipped
  • gem blocks are now translucent!
  • many craft tweaks and balances
  • new item gather animation
  • all tools and weapons have had their graphics improved
  • all mobs have been revamped with new shading
  • fixed pocket king slime not appearing. Now it has new graphics too!
  • fully redrawn equip pieces with new shading
  • player graphics have been improved
  • fixed some crossbows and bows not correctly appearing when equipped
  • new craftable rare golem smashers
  • new craftable rare gorlem armor pieces!
  • revamped craftable chests graphics
  • tweaked some blocks graphics
  • new library block
  • new rain sound
  • improved overall Terra biomes density and quality
  • added rare palms in the desert biome
  • added large bricks column in the stone biome on terra
  • added craftable large stone bricks!
  • sugar canes will now appear in Terra
  • revamped stone merlons
  • tweaked maximum allowed hostile mobs
  • tweaked ground chests spawn rate
  • new rare flowers added in the stone biome
  • tweaked rare biomes occurrence on all planets
  • increased default music volume
  • fixed some minor graphical issues

That’s all, happy mining and thanks for your continued support!

 

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Uber Mobs are coming!

Hello everyone, update time!

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Here’s a sneak peek of what we’re working on: Uber Mobs!

Each planet will feature a unique Uber Mob which can be summoned by destroying its altair. These mobs are harder to kill and will drop unique rewards such as equip pieces, weapons, tools, rare materials and unique pets.

We’re also working on totems! You will be able to collect cool looking totem pieces from each planets and assemble them as a trophy for your adventures.

The upcoming update will also feature new ground biomes from the nearest planets, new collectable pets, some loot/ores rebalance and other tweaks!

 crosshairandroid  Last but not least, Android development is going well!  More news about the Android version of Junk Jack are coming soon! 

That’s all for now!

Junk Jack Christmas update is available on the App Store!

Ho Ho Ho, it’s Christmas time! This update makes Junk Jack Christmas themed with a snow biome, presents filled with treasures and themed mobs. Decorate your home with the new ornaments, treasures, lights and much more!

By popular request we have increased tools and weapons range starting from iron and fixed many reported bugs. Thanks for your support!

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Merry Christmas by the Pixbits duo!

Changelog:

• Terra is now christmas themed!
• zombies and skeletons are now christmas themed
• added presents with many cool treasures!
• increased range of tools/weapons
• reduced hardness of some blocks
• fixed wrong offset on some mobs
• decreased forge build time in Simple Craft mode
• slightly increased crossbow dart damage
• fixed crashes when interacting with blocks with potions which enables you tool effects
• fixed rotation of top objects which was incorrectly reset when placing a rear block
• added missing chat sound
• fixed minor bugs

Junk Jack iOS 3.0.1 bugfix update is available on the App Store!

Hello miners! We just released on the App Store a patch which fixes many reported issues and crashes, making the experience better and hopefully crash-free.

Junk Jack 3.0.1 update

Now the game is named Junk Jack, as it’s our flagship product! The old Junk Jack on iOS became Junk Jack Retro with added widescreen support!

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Thanks everyone for the support, we always appreciate constructive feedback.

Changelog

  • In-App purchases now are saved correctly between sessions.
  • Fixed a crash on opening stats after using forge/chest/etc
  • Fixed wrong doors behavior
  • Explosive arrows won’t explode anymore in protected worlds
  • Fixed a crash involving extending a piston on top of the world
  • Fixed a crash happened when attacking monsters
  • Long tap on backpack now toggles item tooltips on/off
  • It is now possible to attack creatures with placeable items
  • Fixed trap-door issues with object placements
  • Added default chest treasures to Tor chests
  • Tweaked pickup “pop” sounds
  • Tweaked mini item stack arrow in inventory labels
  • Tree leaves can now be broken with any tool effectively
  • Removed life leech from some weapons
  • Polearms are now held correctly in your hand
  • Fixed minor graphical issues on some blocks

Junk Jack X 3.0 update is available on the App Store!

Welcome to Junk Jack X 3.0!

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This is our biggest update yet, it includes months of work and brings all the new features and improvements from our PC/Mac version to iOS. The changes are too many to list here, but we’ll try to mention at least the major changes below here!

There is a downside though: unfortunately we had to change the whole engine, this makes actual worlds and player incompatible, forcing you to start a new game to experience the new patch. Old worlds and players won’t be deleted but they’ll become unaccessible from the game.

** PLEASE NOTE THAT UPDATING THE GAME WILL MEAN A FRESH START WITH NEW PLAYERS AND NEW WORLDS **

We sincerely hope you understand, sorry for any trouble this may cause.
This is the only choice we had, the only alternative would have been to sell a different game under the same brand which wasn’t acceptable for us.

Happy mining!

Changelog:
• All new Junk Jack logo!
• More than 250 new rare treasures: happy hunting!
• All planets have been overhauled with new graphics, content, biomes and tweaks to make them more fun and varied.
• New planet reachable from Mykon: Tor!
• More than 20 new Tor monsters!
• More than 40 new slimes different for each planet
• Added a collections view which will track all the things you gathered while playing: rare treasures, fancy equips, fish, cooking recipes
• Added scrolling to super minimap
• Super mini map will only show discovered areas
• New procedural part engine for mobs: many mobs will now have random parts attached!
• Explosive arrows!
• Each slime type has its own unique behavior
• New king slime mobs!
• Many mobs have been redrawn from scratch
• New weapons, armor, trinkets can be found in Tor
• New pocket pets, statues, fish, objects, blocks and so on!
• New world sizes options
• Added customisation options for world creations also for adventure mode
• Tweaked treasures and ores distribution
• Dozens of new placeable blocks and objects!
• Added objects and blocks to creative
• Added a new actuator: piston block! It’s able to push players, mobs and items by extending and also behaves as a bridge or one-way door according to rotation
• Added a new actuator: advanced pressure pad! It’s like the normal pressure pad but it’s able to detect mobs too
• Added a new actuator: retractable block! it’s a block that becomes solid when activated and blocks light, movement and liquids
• Trapdoors now behave as devices and can be opened and closed with electronics signal
• Health bars of creatures have been added
• Improved overall game difficulty balance
• Rebalanced food heal values
• Rebalanced potions heal values
• Tweaked treasures drop rates on all planets
• Tweaked chest treasures drop rate
• Tweaked portal chests spawn rate
• Tweaked crates seeds drop rate
• Tweaked mobs health and hit values
• Added many utility crates in the world
• Added dangerous spikes on end game planets
• Portal chests now emit light
• Two new types of wood have been added
• Additionally tweaked light thresholds for mob spawning
• Add-ons now have default crafts available
• 6 new wood crossbows, each one with different bullet and fire speed stats
• New craftable slingshot which throws tiny rocks
• New detailed tool and weapons graphics, with custom animations
• New bows graphics
• New craftable colored goo torches
• Objects and blocks can now be placed on small objects without the need to break them first
• It is now possible to place blocks behind objects without breaking them first
• Fancy trinket slot is now considered for pet summon and will take priority if a pocket pet trinket is present in that slot
• Added Ninja Potion which alters throw speed and power
• New ambient sounds and sound effects
• New music tracks have been added to Terra
• A new manly hurt sound has been added
• New liquid graphics

That’s not all! We made dozens of other tweaks and bug fixes to improve the game experience, we hope you will enjoy the new Junk Jack X 3.0!

Junk Jack X 2.4.4 is available on the App Store!

Hello everyone, welcome to Junk Jack X 2.4.4!

This version introduces a new gardening system: discover new flower types by combining their seeds and get more than 15000 unique plants! We also added a new planet called Mykon with new monsters, rare weapon drops, equip pieces, placeable objects and blocks. A new Tone Emitter device has been introduced to let you compose music directly inside the game! Last but not least we’re adding many bug fixes and tweaks which hopefully will improve your experience with Junk Jack X.

Check out the changelog below:

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CHANGELOG

  • the game is now optimized for 64 bit architecture
  • new procedural plants: combine plants by mixing their seeds and obtain more than 15000 unique flowers!
  • 3 new IAPs
  • new Planet: Mykon!
  • more than 35 new mobs
  • more than 15 new weapons
  • more than 25 new equip pieces
  • many new plants with their relative fruits
  • new rare pocket pets
  • 10 new fishes
  • new rare king slime pet craftable from monster drops
  • new mushroom wood
  • sloped blocks can now be rotated even upside-down
  • the normal minimap is now a live view of the world (and not a static snapshot anymore)
  • new craftable tone emitter blocks, make music with them!
  • new truth table device
  • different musical instruments can be set for tone emitter blocks, including chiptune sounds!
  • new spider web graphics
  • new king slime mobs!
  • tweaked dye colours
  • tweaked ground plants spawn rate on terra
  • each flower will drop its relative colored petal which can be used to craft dyes
  • new craftable gem torches which make colored light
  • statues are now flippable with the spanner! (more things will be flippable in the future)
  • new world generator allows props to be rotated into all directions making every biome much more immersive
  • fixed (hopefully) fishing as clients in multiplayer
  • fixed a crash related to spawner eggs thrown by an item dispenser
  • fixed a bug that didn’t allow players to tap a near addon to craft things with it
  • fixed crashes occurred when tapping a camp fire
  • lighting on rotated blocks is now properly calculated
  • fixed a crash that occurred when a client exited from a multiplayer game
  • fixed lighting issues around world map wrap
  • sloped blocks now respect their placement rules
  • sloped blocks have been added to creative again
  • colored lights are now properly shown on zoomed minimap
  • fixed a crash that occurred while opening the in-game shop
  • loading a world from an obsolete game version (< 2.3) now could work properly, don’t forget to always update your game and worlds!
  • fixed sky appearing black on world load
  • many more fixes and tweaks!

Have fun, and as always expect more news coming soon!

Mushrooms everywhere!

Hello everyone, here’s a quick teaser of a new planet we’re working on.

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Lots of mushrooms as you can see, but just not only that! The planet will also include new mobs, drops, weapons, equip pieces and craftable objects to discover.

Stay tuned for more updates! 🙂

 

Junk Jack Development Update

Hello everyone, here’s a quick update and a screenshot about the progress on Junk Jack for Pc/Mac/Linux.

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Jack worked hard these months and finally managed to make the game at least run on every platform, it hasn’t been an easy task mind you! This doesn’t mean we’re done yet, actually there is a huge amount of things to be done, but now we have a solid foundation to continue our work!

We’ll keep you posted in the future on how the development is going.

Last but not least, we’re also working on new content for the mobile version of the game. More places to explore, with their relative monsters and loots are coming, which adds to the already huge pool of content present right now in the game.

We hope you enjoyed the update.
More news soon!

 

Junk Jack X 2.4.1 bugfix update is out!

Hello everyone, Apple has finally approved Junk Jack 2.4.1 which fixes all the major reported bugs including:

  • Multiplayer crash when connecting
  • Craftnotes crash when opening them from quickslots
  • Unredeemable Technician’s hat IAP
  • Many more minor bug fixes and tweaks

Sorry for the trouble caused by the previous patch, unfortunately despite the beta testing these bugs managed to appear in the final version of the game.

Happy wiring everyone! 🙂

 

 

Junk Jack Pack is available on the App Store!

Hello, time for a new release today!

Grab two of the best sandbox games available in the AppStore at once.

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Dive into the past and feel the nostalgia of the original Junk Jack, released on 2011, the first sandbox exclusively made for touch devices! Then enjoy the full experience of Junk Jack X, a overwhelming experience full of exploration, items, monsters, customizations and many more features that, together with multiplayer, will entertain you for hours and hours of gameplay!

This bundle is a must if you still don’t own Junk Jack X and a nice addition if you missed our first game.

Junk Jack X update

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We fixed the bugs present in the current version of Junk Jack X, including the multiplayer crash and the craftbook pages crash.We submitted the new patch to Apple, hopefully it will be approved soon.

Thanks everyone who helped by reporting the bugs!