Announcing Junk Jack X

We’ve been silent for so much time, we feel sorry for that. The reasons behind our lack of news are easy to say: we worked a lot in these months and we had to find the right direction of development before saying anything official. This day has come.

First of all, we are aware of the new Apple policy which prevents applications which are not wide screen optimised from being updated. This partially breaks our plans but at the same time gave us the opportunity to focus on our new game by turning it in a completely new product before deciding the fate of the original Junk Jack.


The codename of our new instalment will be Junk Jack X and it is scheduled to be released in Q3 or Q4 of 2013, according to the flow of the development. Now that we bored you enough with miscellaneous infos it’s time to speak about the features of the new game.

Junk Jack X - The new Title Screen!
Junk Jack X – The new Title Screen!


Junk Jack X will have multiplayer that works both with GameCenter, so over the internet, and through BlueTooth/WIFI. At the moment it works with 2 players through GC and with at most 4 players over local connections. In the future we plan to add support fore more players. There is no PvP as it is not our priority at the moment but aside that you will be able to play with your friends while exploring world or building huge houses.

Junk Jack X - Roaming around
Junk Jack X – Roaming around


Your character will be much more customizable compared to Junk Jack. You will be able to customize his appearance (even gender!) and big part of customization comes with equip that you will find and craft in your adventures that will be either aesthetically appealing or useful. When we speak about useful equip that’s because there will be attributes that alter certain aspects like the movement speed, your health, your damage or defenses. More details aren’t available yet since we’re still working on it.

Junk Jack X - Character Creation Screen
Junk Jack X – Character Creation Screen


You will be able to store an arbitrary amount of worlds, you are not limited to three slots anymore, you can even rename them so that you will be able to keep everything organized. You will be able to create creative worlds in which blocks don’t drop anything, you won’t find mobs but you will fly around and build whatever you want with free unlimited resources (and with friends in multiplayer too!).

Junk Jack X - Underground Mineshaft
Junk Jack X – Underground Mineshaft


Worlds will contain liquids. At the moment we are developing water and lava and their behaviour. Having them in a 2D world is not so easy to manage from a gameplay point of view but we start to feel satisfied with them.

Junk Jack X - Encrusting Items
Junk Jack X – Encrusting Items


As most of you already know there will be equippable items, four slots: heads, chests, legs and feed. In addition there will be a fifth slot which will be used for special trinkets that will have their usefulness providing special bonuses or whatever.

Junk Jack X - The Forge
Junk Jack X – The Forge


Crafting will be split in two ways: the traditional mode, that is the one with the craft grid (to which you are used to), and a simpler way in which you will be able to craft things directly through the craftbook. This second way is meant to be used by more casual gamers and, to counterbalance its behaviour, we had to include crafting times (just for the simple mode) which are roughly equivalent to the time you would need in traditional crafting.

Junk Jack X - New improved Craftbook
Junk Jack X – New improved Craftbook


We could say that the whole graphics have been redrawn. In addition many small things have been implemented to provide a more appealing experience like smoke and sparkles over torches, parallax skies, a smooth lighting engine and much more!

Junk Jack X - Flowing Liquids
Junk Jack X – Flowing Liquids


We couldn’t release a new Junk Jack game without music from our friend BrightPrimate so rest assured that another fantastic soundtrack is already in development and we’re really proud of it so far!


  • Forges will be completely revamped: now they use fuel and produce items in a way more similar to Minecraft
  • Encrusting will be completely revamped: bonuses are applied generically to all weapons, tools and equip pieces
  • The craftbook will be really light years ahead the current one in terms of usability
  • There will be more kinds of weapons that are more or less effective against specific monsters
  • The addon system has been revised and enlarged to be more consistent for the whole crafting experience
  • All of the cool features of Junk Jack will still be present in Junk Jack X though refined or improved
  • Many more things!


Oh, we almost forgot to say. Since Apple ruined our plan, our first priority became moving Junk Jack X in a new dimension. We’re proud to announce the fact that Junk Jack X will have planets and different themes! There will be an adventure mode, in addition to single worlds which are created like in our previous game.

Junk Jack X - New worlds to discover
Junk Jack X – New worlds to discover

The adventure starts right from the same planet of the original Junk Jack, while exploring you will be able to find portal pieces that, assembled, will let you travel to new undiscovered worlds in which you will be able to find different blocks and materials for your crafts, strange and powerful mobs and completely different moods.

Junk Jack X - New Biomes
Junk Jack X – New Biomes

Of course, before being able to generate a world of a specific theme, you will need to discover it through adventure mode! Otherwise all of the fun would be ruined 🙂

Junk Jack X - World Creation Screen
Junk Jack X – World Creation Screen

Regarding price, we haven’t decided anything yet. The only thing that it is sure is that this will NOT be a freemium app as you all know what we think about freemium and Junk Jack.

Junk Jack X - New adventures await you and your friends!
Junk Jack X – New adventures await you and your friends!

Good, that’s all for now, keep tuned for future updates, in the meanwhile just enjoy the screenshots which are all in-game screenshots but mind that everything is still WORK IN PROGRESS so things can change!


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.


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.

Craftbook categories!

Hi guys, here is a screenshot that shows the work in progress craftbook categories!

This should help navigate the recipes a lot 🙂

We hope you like that!

More news coming soon.

Junk Jack iPad work in progress screenshots

Hi guys! The Junk Jack iPad version is coming along very nicely, here are 2 ingame screenshots to show you the progress we made so far (click for full size):

We hope you like it! 😀

Bomber Skeleton preview!

Hi guys, today we want to show you one of the new mobs of the upcoming Junk Jack patch, the bomber skeleton!

Let us know what you think of it in our forums 😀


Hi, today we want to share to you some of our work in progress artwork.. zombies!
They use the new walking ai, which is pretty cool. They chase you like zombies should do! 😀

What do you think?
Discuss it in our forums!