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!

Junk Jack X 2.4 is here!

Hello everyone!

This major patch adds a whole new component to the game: ELECTRONICS! Build complex widgets and contraptions which can interact with the world. In addition to this, the lighting engine has been rewritten and enhanced to support coloured lights, which makes the game much more dynamic and fresh looking, with accordingly updated planets which are have even been revamped. The most notable changes can be seen in Terra.

Last but not least we’ve also added a whole new planet reachable from Seth, named Thetis! Explore this new aquatic world with new monsters, equip pieces, armor, fishes, weapons and new biomes with unique blocks and objects.

Have fun little inventors!
Pixbits

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FEATURES

  • Silicium can now be used as the main resource for electrical devices
  • A FULLY FLEDGED ELECTRONICS ENGINE allows the creation of complex widgets, even complete CPUs!
  • New Electrician’s Bench addon allows to craft electrical devices
  • New Copper Wire and Wire Insulator items to transmit digital and analog signals
  • Craftable logic gates (AND, OR, NOT, XOR, NAND, NOR, XNOR)
  • Craftable latches to store values (Flip-Flop D, Flip-Flop JK)
  • Craftable devices which are able to operate on analog signals (comparators, displays, …)
  • Miscellaneous craftable devices to build complex contraptions (three state buffers, adc/dac converters, shift registers, …)
  • Input devices to interact with circuits (levers, pressure pads, light sensors, …)
  • Output devices to interact with the world (light bulbs, colored light bulbs, doors, item dispensers, …)
  • A new Spanner tool which can configure and rotate electrical devices
  • The Spanner tool allows also to flip selected blocks
  • Doors can be flipped horizontally
  • All sloped blocks can be flipped horizontally
  • All right sloped blocks have been replaced to left sloped blocks in your inventories
  • NEW AQUATIC PLANET reachable from Seth: Thetis
  • 3 new IAPs
  • Terra biomes have been revamped and improved
  • Many other work in progress tweaks are being made to other planets
  • The light engine has been recoded to support COLORED LIGHTS!
  • New Colored Lights which give the game a new and refreshing look
  • Many light sources have been tweaked accordingly
  • 25 new monsters with unique loots
  • 10 new fishes to fish
  • 7 new trinkets
  • more than 10 new equips and sets can be found in the new planet
  • 6 new alien plant types
  • 6 new rare statues
  • 7 new weapons can be dropped from thetis monsters
  • New Craftable yellow torch
  • And much more!

ENHANCEMENTS

  • Portal Chests now emit light, making them easier to find
  • All mobs have been shaded and have a less “flat” look
  • Many slimes now split into smaller when killed
  • New reagents have been added to the alchemy system
  • All craftable goo torches now emit their relative colored light
  • Deleting all world won’t force the creation of a new player anymore
  • Degenerated buggy trees won’t be generated anymore during map creation
  • Trees won’t grow anymore through blocks
  • Many crashes have been fixed
  • The whole engine is finally all written in C++11 language