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  • pixbits 4:22 am on December 14, 2013 Permalink
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    Junk Jack X 2.1 Christmas Update is out! 

    Hi guys and gals, the Christmas update with a complete new planet and many other features and fixes is here! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you by the Pixbits Duo!


    Here are the new features:


    • 2 new iaps
    • a complete new ice planet, Cryo, has been added! Who will discover it first?
    • more than 40 new mob types with man new unique loots
    • new frozen music tracks by Bright Primate
    • weather system: rain and snow have been implemented! More weathers will come in the future!
    • craftable fireworks: up to 4 stages mixed with your own dyes for a total of ~50000 different possible fireworks
    • a new powerful ore used to craft strong tools and armor
    • more than 10 new placeable blocks
    • more than 10 new placeable objects
    • more than 10 new alien plant types
    • Terra is now Christmas themed!
    • new discoverable Christmas gifts!
    • new placeable Snow Man
    • new placeable Christmas lights, stockings, baubles and bells
    • new placeable Christmas wreath
    • 3 new Christmas themed plant types
    • 2 new Christmas themed trinkets
    • craftable paper wrapping to wrap items into gifts and give them to your friends!
    • a new rare Christmas tree sapling to discover
    • 10 new delicious Christmas cooking recipes
    • 4 new rare statues
    • 3 new unique armor sets
    • 3 new unique weapon sets
    • many more new unique and craftable weapons and equipments
    • new crafting materials and recipes to discover
    • the rare falling star is back!
    • gem enchants don’t give total immunity to elements anymore but 25% damage reduction
    • all immunities in equip have been tweaked and balanced to reflect the new resistances
    • immunities become resistances: they are not ON/OFF anymore but they’ll reduce damage from 0% to 100% like defenses
    • added an automatic check that will ask to try to recover your world if game crashed during loading
    • you can set your favorite world by holding your finger on its button in world list
    • added a button in creative mode which can stop and start world time
    • togglable extended tooltips for items
    • advanced shader graphical effects for sky with weather (available with a togglable option)
    • a longer section that explain equip bonuses in the tutorial


    • premium items bought as IAPs can’t be added to trades anymore
    • you can now tap items in a trade to see their names
    • fixed a physics issue with items pushed away from tiles being filled by the player
    • global chest locks now blocks forges too
    • chest locks can now be applied on forges
    • crafts that require specific materials (water/milk buckets, milk glass) will now give the empty container back (when you have room and it is appropriate for the craft)
    • changed rough violet rock color to green to give more variety to block colours
    • dungeon chest locks can’t be removed with a hammer anymore
    • fixed a bug when removing two equal items from a trade
    • fixed some achievements that were incorrectly reported by the game
    • fixed a crash related to opening a trade with inventory already opened
    • fixed many crashes crashes related to trade updates sent to a client with trade interface closed
    • fixed a crash related to mobs spawned by blocks in multiplayer creative worlds
    • fixed a crash with some accented letters when used in chat
    • fixed a crash when editing a sign that is destroyed by another player
    • fixed (finally) map generation to avoid liquids on bedrock and prevent related crashes
    • fixed a crash related to having items in trade while the other player canceled the trade
    • fixed a crash related to symbols used on inventory slots
    • fixed a crash related to a client that is trying to place item on shelves/showcases
    • fixed a nasty bug that made the game crash after getting disconnected from a game in multiplayer
    • fixed chasing mobs behavior in multiplayer: they now chase the nearest player
    • fixed a crash that occurred sometimes on clients on connection drop
    • fixed a crash related to “Hold to Break” option that incorrectly reset the periodic break
    • fixed a crash caused by a client trying to gather item in a multiplayer game
    • many other bugfixes, tweaks and improvements


  • pixbits 2:58 am on November 19, 2013 Permalink
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    Junk Jack X 2.0.5 Thanksgiving update has been submitted to Apple 

    Hi guys, sorry for the long silence, usually that means we’re working hard! We’re proud to announce that the new Junk Jack X Thanksgiving update with many multiplayer improvements, fixes and new features has been submitted to Apple!


    Here are the new features and improvements/bug fixes:


    • 4 new IAPs
    • added throwable spawner eggs to spawn mobs in creative for fun!
    • pine cones will now spawn on replanted spruce trees
    • rewrote the fruit management algorithm, now it manages spawning fruits on all parts of a multi leaves tree
    • new rare themed equip items
    • new autumnal biome on Terra
    • new rare Cornucopia containing Thanksgiving loots
    • new replantable chestnut tree
    • new replantable pomegranate plant
    • new replantable sunflower
    • new turkey mob
    • new squirrel mob
    • craftable bamboo blowgun to shot fruit seeds
    • a new rare toy: beachball. toss it around and then push it!
    • a new craftable toy: paperplane. throw them!
    • a new category of throwable items, toys. they’re just for fun with friends: throw them and them push them around with your finger!
    • setting the spawn point through beds now works in multiplayer
    • sleeping in beds now works in multiplayer
    • sofas now automatically attach to other sofas
    • a total of 8×5 + 8x7x8x15 = 6760 possible furniture combinations to be built!
    • 15 craftable paints to dye furniture liners
    • 8 sets of liners that can be applied on each different furniture piece
    • 8 sets of furniture made by 12 pieces each
    • new wood widget used to craft advanced furniture
    • woodworker bench: a new addon that took all crafts of carpentry bench
    • carpentry bench is now used to craft advanced furniture
    • a sixth special difficulty mode: hardcore! If you die your player is directly deleted, no way back.
    • 5 difficulty levels: peaceful, easy, normal, hard, very hard
    • 100+ achievements have been implemented!
    • 4 craftable world locks block to prevent clients placing or removing blocks within their range
    • craftable locks to prevent clients from accessing your chests
    • a trade window to do safe trades with people has been implemented
    • 4 new mannequins items can be crafted to display your equip
    • created a dedicated section to multiplayer options
    • added an option that prevents placement and destruction of blocks by clients when hosting
    • added an option to disable user explosions when hosting multiplayer games
    • added an option that prevents clients from opening chests while hosting a world
    • added an option that prevents clients from freeing items from shelves
    • added an option to disable statistics in online games to save bandwidth


    • dynaslimes explosions now correctly work in multiplayer
    • added a sound to chat messages
    • simple bed now requires leaves instead that cloth
    • increased throw power of bows
    • tripled arrow craft output
    • rewrote some critical parts of the physics engine to perform better
    • coconuts will possibly spawn on the whole palm (not only on the top block)
    • added an option to disable some console messages that could be annoying after a while
    • iron and jail doors are now immune to explosions (like metal blocks)
    • modified tap to attack algorithm to hit all mobs near to the tap instead that just one
    • fixed a bug that didn’t allow to craft the 999th item in the output slot of craft grid
    • fixed a bug that allowed to craft encrusted items without gem requirements
    • fixed a bug with IAP bought items in inventory
    • fixed a bug with simple craft that allowed to craft with infinite resources in ammo slot
    • disallowed tilde (~) character in player and world names to avoid file saves problems
    • blocked ammo slot to allow just ammo items to be placed there
    • old furniture pieces have a worn out look
    • armor chest piece have now customized hands look
    • blocks and objects now have a 100% chance of dropping their relative treasure
    • revamped iron tools to be more different from stone tools
    • metal armor pages are now easier to find
    • maximum mobs present on screen at once decreased
    • fixed some object wrong hand placement offsets
    • changed placeable thick stone tool breakability to iron
    • increased stone layer height on terra
    • decreased huge dynaslime max jump height value
    • revised some mobs damage – health according to their planet difficulty
    • fixed zombie ghost wrong health (it was really too strong!)
    • fixed blueberry and blackberry biscuits inverted graphics
    • fixed weapon stand floating graphics
    • birds have been added to terra surface
    • advanced leather boot crafts fixed accordingly to other leather boot crafts.
    • fixed some typos in option menu tips
    • fixed long red carpet missing back layer variant
    • decreased damage dealt by some mob bullets damage
    • customized messages for blocks that require strong tools
    • fixed a small bug with item name tooltip that wasn’t disappearing after craft
    • fixed movement bonus values shown in stats panel which were imprecise
    • renamed Blackberry to Raspberry
    • added missing pages amount in craftbook index
    • slightly increased craftbook page drop chance
    • radically reduced stabled mobs food intake over time
    • bronze block can no be crafted bag to ingots
    • fixed a bug that made some craft recipes emit light
    • fixed crashes while swimming at the top of the world
    • fixed crashes when removing portals at the top of the world
    • fixed titanium arrows: now they can be properly shoot
    • fixed a graphical glitch that created blinking small artifacts at the bottom of the map
    • fixed spawn position algorithm on map generation to avoid spawning in liquids
    • fixed various minor graphical bugs
    • fixed various minor bugs

    That’s all, for now! We’ll let you know as soon as the new version is approved and live on the AppStore!

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

    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 :)


    More news coming soon! :D

  • pixbits 4:22 pm on November 12, 2012 Permalink
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    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!

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