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 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

Junk Jack X 2.3.1 St. Valentine update is out!

Junk Jack X 2.3.1 St. Valentine update is out! This update adds more love to the game, including two themed mobs, new pets, treasures, and many themed placeable objects dropped from a new rare special themed chest.

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Check out the changelog below!

CHANGELOG

  • new Pink Valentine rabbit mob added
  • new Pink Valentine pocket pet added
  • new Cupid Zombie mob!
  • two new trinkets have been added
  • a new themed chest equip piece has been added
  • a new St. Valentine themed chest can be found on terra ground
  • new Themed bows and arrows
  • new plant: Red Rose!
  • new placeable Glowing Heart
  • new rare Pocket Heart pet
  • new Hanging Hearts decoration
  • new placeable Red Rose Bucket
  • many new St. Valentine themed treasures have been added
  • two new themed paintings have been added
  • fixed a wrong sound on Lilith monolith object
  • now pet entity light is correctly set after a warp
  • fixed a crash that occurred sometimes when unwrapping a gift
  • fixed a memory leak that occurred evey time you entered a world
  • added Citrine Block to creative
  • fixed Dromium Spores placement issues
  • added world chests to Lilith

More updates coming soon, stay tuned!

Junk Jack X 2.3 Christmas Update is here!

Hello everyone, Apple has just approved the Junk Jack X 2.3 Christmas update!

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This version adds the Christmas mood to the game with many new craftable items, and a themed Terra world. But that’s not all, a whole new planet named Lilith has been added with more than 25 new mobs, items, weapons,equips, placeable objects and blocks, a new ore which will be used in the future for something really unique, many new rares and crafts.

And, as usual a bunch of bug fixes will make the experience better!

Merry Christmas and happy new year by the Pixbits Duo!

Changelog:

New features:

  • Terra is now Christmas themed, with many christmas gifts on ground!
  • All the christmas presents from previous year have been added again, plus much more!
  • New end-game Lilith planet that can be reached from Xeno!
  • New Silicium ore, which will be used in the future in a very unique way. More news coming!
  • Fish more than 10 new fish types in the new planet
  • 10 new replantable plant types with relative fruits
  • More than 30 new mobs with their relative drops and crafts
  • Many new alchemy reagents!
  • Many new Lilith placeable blocks
  • Lots of new placeable Lilith objects, including 6 columns
  • New Moonstone material
  • New Rare throwable bomb
  • 6 New Rare placeable statues
  • New moonstone blocks and column crafts
  • 5 New Lilith pocket pets
  • 4 Lilith armor sets
  • 4 Lilith weapon sets
  • 1 Rare Craftable Armor Set
  • Many new trinkets, craftable or dropped from mobs
  • Many new rare weapons
  • More than 15 new crafts
  • New Christmas Zombie mob
  • New Placeable Hanging Tinsel
  • New Placeable Hanging Snowflakes
  • New Placeable Christmas Sleigh, you can sleep on it
  • New Rare “weapon” (again!) dropped from Christmas Zombie Mob
  • New Pocket Falling Star pet
  • New Pocket Frosty pet

Bug Fixes:

  • Falling star will now spawn more often.
  • Removed a graphic glitch from mineshaft bridge
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when opening chests/forges/etc in multiplayer with a laggy connection
  • Fixed dyable blocks and items that weren’t displaying correctly in super mini map
  • Fixed a bug the didn’t allow some ladders to be placed on trapdoors
  • Fixed a crash that could occur while taking a portal
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when multiplayer was canceled halfway through connection
  • Fixed a crash that occurred randomly when having stables with at least 2 mobs in the world
  • Fixed wrong flags set on yuca side objects
  • Added Night Owl to the creative eggs
  • Fixed some wrong mob particles
  • Enriched save check routines to minimize crashes during save operations
  • Fixed a crash related to the update lighting algorithm on blocks of the world
  • Many minor tweaks and fixes

Junk Jack X 2.2.6 Thanksgiving Update is out!

Hi everyone, Apple has just approved the Junk Jack X Thanksgiving update.

This version adds the thanksgiving spirit to the game you love with new seasonal features, mobs and treasures, plus everything from the past year.

We also added the usual bunch of bugfixes ;)

Happy Thanksgiving by the Pixbits Duo!

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Here are the new features:

FEATURES

  • New Dyeable Wood Panels – build a barn with them!
  • New rare Barn Wood Support
  • New rare Sloped Barn Roof
  • New Night Owl Mob
  • New Pocket Owl rare pet
  • New Pocket Turkey rare pet
  • New craftable Hay Bale block
  • New Night Owl rare trinket
  • New rare owl treasure
  • New replantable Orange Dahlia flower
  • New Thanksgiving Zombie mob which drops a rare themed “weapon”
  • Last but not least autumn is back on Terra together with all the rare loots and treasures that can be found in the Cornucopia Chest!

FIXES/ENHANCEMENTS

  • Rain sound won’t stop anymore after being far from the surface and coming back up
  • Fixed iPhone6 Plus zoomed mode which wasn’t working as expected
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when encrusting/wrapping items with gems without simple craft
  • Fixed a crash that occurred frequently with forges when hosting a multiplayer game
  • Fixed a bug which didn’t update the item in player hand if involved in a trade
  • Fixed a misbehavior in renaming algorithm which could cause crash issues
  • Grass now grows on Yuca light green dirt blocks

More news soon!

 

Junk Jack X 2.2.4 iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus update is out!

Great news, Junk Jack X is now iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus optimized!

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Play with gorgeous native graphics and a larger viewport that will let you see more of your buildings and adventure, and have more fun!
We also managed to fix a whole lot of annoying bugs and made some minor tweaks.

Have fun with this update!

FEATURES 

  •  engine optimized for iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus
  • fixed lighting of liquids in super mini map
  • fixed alpha of liquids in super mini map
  • fixed a chat bug which incorrectly split long strings
  • fixed a chat bug which moved the whole chat upwards slowly
  • rewrote local multiplayer to work on iOS7+
  • fixed a crashed that occurred after deleting all players
  • fixed multiple crashes related to opening the zoomed map with tiles changing in background
  • fixed multiple crashes on server that occurred when a client disconnected from the game
  • fixed some memory leaks related to netcode packet management
  • fixed multiple crashes related to summoning/dismissal of pets
  • Pocket Crab pet is not hostile anymore
  • fixed a crash that occurred when dragging an item outside the inventory in creativE
  • fixed a crash related to using the small leather pouch (which is not implemented but just hacked by players)
  • fixed a crash related to merging item stacks in inventory with tap to move option enabled
  • added two missing halloween trinkets to the loot tables
  • fixed the wrong dark wood drop from the eerie tree leaves
  • fixed the wrongly set black feather reagent inventory outline
  • added banana popsicle to the cooking crafts
  • placing a paper lantern doesn’t require a back block anymore

 

Junk Jack X 2.2.3 Halloween Update is available on the App Store!

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Trick or Treat?
The Junk Jack X Halloween update is here! Celebrate Halloween with a new spooky biome which contains new dresses, toys, collectables, monsters, pocket pets, plants and many more cool things. Last but not least we managed to fix a whole lot of bugs, to make Junk Jack X even better.

Here’s the changelog:

Features 

  •  Terra is not summer themed anymore
  •  Summer became a season generation option
  • New Halloween themed spooky biome!
  • Craftable Dark Shurikens
  • New Cyan Slime Mob
  • New Craftable Cyan Torch
  • New Crow Mob
  • New Witch Zombie mob
  • New rare Witch Broom mob
  • New rare Dark Star mob
  • New black cat mob
  • All these mobs have the chance to drop the respective pocket pet!
  • 2 new IAPs
  • Pop Corn!
  • Watch out for spiders falling from trees!
  • New rare halloween themed trinkets
  • New halloween themed masks
  • New rare placeable hanging skull
  • Many new halloween cooking recipes
  • Lots of halloween goodies can be dropped from the new halloween biome chest
  • New Plantable Doll’s Eye plant
  • New Plantable Eerie Tree
  • New Plantable Black Rose flower
  • New Rare Demon Trident Weapon
  • Craftable Halloween Pumpkin and Lit Pumpkin
  • Craftable Halloween torch
  • New Carved Stone Skull block
  • New rare Wood Coffin, which can be used as a bed
  • A new toy: the Eyeball!
  • New placeable Lamp Post
  • New placeable spiked stone wall
  • New placeable Dark Iron Gate
  • New rare placeable Black Acid Pot
  • Craftable Spider Silk Bridge
  • Craftable Spider Silk Ladder
  • New Alchemy reagents dropped from the new mobs

Bug Fixes/Enhancements

  • netcode has been rewritten by using message passing, now everything should be more precise
  • difficulty now affects the time of immunity from damage after being damaged
  • fixed a bug with Chemistry Labs which made items disappear in rare circumstances
  • fixed fishing bobber buggy behavior in multiplayer
  • added back missing pavement decos from all the underground zones in the worlds
  • added back missing veins from all the underground zones in the worlds
  • tackle boxes can now be opened to have a chance to receive some lures
  • fixed critical chance which was incorrectly applied to stats
  • fixed chance to save ammo which is not applied anymore on toys
  • fixed graphical bug of Tiny Green Scorpion
  • fixed graphical error of Tillia Purpurea
  • fixed many minor graphical glitches
  • Pocket Crab pet is not hostile anymore
  • fixed time played stat which was incorrectly calculated
  • fixed Right Sloped Bright Wood craft
  • Jack now holds the beer by the handle

Pixbits duo wishes all of you a creepy Halloween!

Junk Jack X 2.2 Summer Update is available on the App Store!

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Hello miners! The Junk Jack X Summer update is here! It includes a new summer themed biome with new dresses, toys and objects. Play with water balloons while eating a popsicle! But that’s not all, we’ve also included a whole new planet named Yuca with more than 15 new monsters, lots of blocks, placeable objects, weapons, equip sets and much more! But that’s not all again, we implemented Fishing: relax yourself while trying to catch more than 100 different fishes spread out on all planets and depths, even special fishes! Finally we added multiple player support, now you can create as many players as you’d like and switch between them whenever you want! Tap the bubble in the main screen to reach the player selection screen!

Here’s the changelog:

FEATURES

  • New Yuca planet, explore a whole new Mayan themed planet reachable from Alba!
  • 15 new mob types ranging from tribal rippers to huge swamp skulls and demon monkeys!
  • New mob loots used to craft new weapons and armors
  • 3 new Yuca rare equip set pieces and weapons
  • New summer themed biome all over Terra! Search for fresh dresses or sunglasses while playing with water balloons!
  • Summer themed objects can be found in the summer chest
  • New rare Soccer Ball toy!
  • Many new placeable blocks and objects
  • 3 new fishing themed IAPs, including the terrible Fish Lord pocket pet
  • 20 new plant types can be found in yuca planet, collect them and grow new exotig fruits in your farm!
  • 3 new gems: Citrine, Tanzanite and Tourmaline, with new powers, can be found!
  • Fishing has been implemented! Now you will be able to fishes in any liquid on any planet of Junk Jack X!
  • More than 120 different fishes, with different depths and themes, can be fished!
  • 9 unique fishing Lures
  • 6 fishing Poles, ranging from wood to a rare master fishing pole
  • 3 new rare special fishing pets
  • Some special useful or playful fishes to help you in your adventure (for example Lava Fish, Bombfish, Mithril Fish, etc)!
  • Fish Tanks to place your fish! Look at them swimming around!
  • Multiple players support! Now you can create how many characters you want and manage them exactly like worlds
  • Hardcore is not a difficulty setting anymore but a player option which can be chosen at creation
  • A new option to reset statistics in player editor
  • New statistics of items consumed/crafted/etc have been implemented
  • New statistics of blocks/destroyed placed have been implemented
  • New statistics of mob slains have been implemented
  • New statistics of player deaths have been implemented
  • New statistics pane in extended statistics
  • Reintroduced the Enhanced Widget craft, used for a fishing pole at the moment
  • New Palm Thatch Wall and Half Palm Thatch Wall crafts
  • 6 new rare monster statues, find them in Yuca!
  • Brand new music tracks by Bright Primate!

FIXES/ENHANCEMENTS 

  • Slightly increased falling star treasures drop rates
  • Fixed drop chance of some plant saplings
  • Fixed throw strength of some mob bullets
  • Added some missing miscellaneous drops to mobs
  • Bone Dust has been added to creative
  • Additional informations are shown in extended tooltips
  • Added critical and health leech modifiers to weapons
  • Effects of gems are now considered inside advanced item tooltips
  • Fixed some light values of torches held in hand which were missing
  • Fixed some craftbook pages which weren’t associated with correct crafts
  • Arrows craft output has been doubled (from 15 to 30)
  • Fixed some tooltip messages which didn’t work in inventory
  • Fixed bone dust behavior which occasionally didn’t work
  • Fixed a bug that affected column type blocks mixed with bridges
  • Fixed a bug with trading scales to prevent a scam giving by fast interactions
  • Difficulty is now bound to the player, so different players can have different difficulties
  • Some options are now bound to the specific character and not game wise anymore (eg. simple craft)
  • Arctic Spruce now properly drops just Dark Wood
  • Tooltip in creative now correctly disappear when destroying the selected object
  • Fixed a crash with bridges and stackable objects at the top of the world
  • Fixed player that wasn’t falling when floating on removed liquid
  • Fixed health regen algorithm which wasn’t working properly
  • Fixed a bug which left armed TNTs on clients in protected zones
  • Fixed a trapdoor glitch which didn’t make the player fall properly under certain circumstances
  • Many minor graphic fixes
Pixbits duo wishes all of you a nice Summer!

Junk Jack 2.1.1 is out!

Hi guys, Apple just approved Junk Jack X version 2.1.1! This patch was solely meant to remove the Christmas theme, but we managed to include some other minor features and a bunch of bugfixes.

Here is the changelog:

New features: 

  • glass blocks can now be dyed
  • craftable carpets can now be dyed
  • curtains can now be dyed
  • added a flat generation option for creative worlds
  • added a way to generate seasonal worlds for Terra (Autumn and Winter for now)
  • added a new specific view for world generation options
  • new craftable cuckoo clock and pendulum clock
  • new craftable wood scaffolding

Tweaks and bug fixes: 

  • added an alert that reminds you to enable bluetooth when hosting a local game
  • fixed a bug which applied liquid effect of tile above the player in certain situations
  • fixed a bug that applied drowning just on water (now it’s correctly applied to all liquids)
  • fixed crashes related to strange character in player/world names (this fix is retroactive)
  • rebalanced Terra weather to be less wintry
  • portals no longer spawns with decorations (ores, stone slabs, etc) on them
  • items with durability < max can no longer be gift wrapped
  • drowning resistance is not correctly shown in extended tooltips
  • fixed Eggsellent achievement
  • fixed Golden Egg item name
  • fixed a graphic artifact on underground vines
  • fixed Blue Ice Iris wrong variant
  • weapon stand can now be placed on ground only
  • granite columns head height fixed
  • dark bricks now have their drop correctly set
  • Midnight stone blocks now have their drop correctly set
  • fixed Old Glyph set wrong graphics
  • removed snow from normal trees
  • Red Cobra now correctly drops Red Serpent Scales
  • Magenta Crocodile on Cryo now has its drop table correctly set
  • big sharp ice crystal variants tile correctly now
  • fixed wrong Raw Ice sound
  • fixed Wood Spear and Simple Bed equivalence craft
  • removed christmas theme
  • Papyrus can now be planted on sand
  • fixed a bug that incorrectly refreshed item in hand when using simple craft
  • Milk Glass craft now requires 3 Empty Glasses
  • fixed loot drop chances from Rough Red Dirt blocks
  • adjusted some incorrect furniture graphics placement
  • fixed magenta paint which wasn’t correctly removed from liners

Stay tuned for more major content updates and features coming in the future patches, though!

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!

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Here are the new features:

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

FIXES/ENHANCEMENTS:

  • 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