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!

 

Junk Jack for Android, out now!

Hello everyone, we’re proud to announce that Junk Jack for Android is out now!

The game can be considered as an early release, all features from iOS counterpart are present (except for multiplayer which is still under development) but there could be issues related to the fact that Android ecosystem has so many different devices.

Google Play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pixbits.junkjack

Please let us know any issue you might find!

Have fun playing Junk Jack!

Junk Jack 3.1 Uber Mobs Update is out!

Welcome to Junk Jack 3.1!
This patch adds Uber Mobs, powerful monsters that can be summoned by destroying Altars in each world. Defeat them and gather unique powerful equip and weapon sets!

We have also improved combat hit detection, added new treasures such as weapons, pocket pets, new essence swords and revamped trinkets! Worlds are more varied now with new rare biomes with chests and everything has also been fine tuned once again.

You will also find Totem pieces in all the planets which can be assembled to form a huge totem tower! Many other features and fixes have been added too. Check out the changelog below!

*The update is already out on Steam and coming in the next days for iOS!

The image shows some of the full armor sets and weapons obtainable by killing Uber Mobs! Remember to generate new worlds or you won’t find Altars.

Changelog

  • combat hit detection has been improved!
  • revamped swing and hit sounds
  • experimental: now you will be able use portals in multiplayer!
  • tweaked weapon animations
  • each planet will now spawn Altars: destroy them to summon powerful Uber Mobs!
  • collect 12 new unique looking armor sets which are dropped from Uber Mobs!
  • collect 12 new unique and powerful weapons which are dropped from Uber Mobs!
  • 30 new rate pocket pets!
  • totems have been added! Collect and assemble totems from all the planets
  • some rare treasures became pocket pets
  • some rare treasures now became fancy weapons
  • new essences treasure graphics
  • revamped ethereal essence trinkets with improved stats
  • craft ethereal swords by forging them with precious metals and essences
  • every planet surface will now have rare biomes with chests from the nearest planets!
  • new rare chests have been added on all planet surfaces
  • pocket pets icons are now integrated in the inventory just like encrusted weapons
  • tweaked gem variety and density on all worlds
  • tweaked mob spawning algorithm and max mob quantity
  • slight tweaks to ore distributions
  • added missing colored goo to craft equivalence
  • added some crafts to default available crafts
  • tweaked some mobs health values
  • some loot table tweaks
  • zombies and skeletons will now wear various helmets!
  • added generic songs to all planets
  • tweaked music vs ambient sound occurrence
  • revamped campfire graphics
  • improved terra surface variety with new biomes
  • added trap chest to all planets
  • fixed various reported graphical issues
  • small graphical tweaks
  • various bug fixes

Happy Uber Slaughtering!

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 has been released on Steam!

Hello everyone! We proudly announce that Junk Jack has been released on Steam!

Here is the link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/414190/

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Thanks everyone for the support during these months in Early Access, that helped us to improve the game in every aspect and reach that much desired goal.

This is not the end but just a major step towards the development of our dream sandbox game, stay tuned and have fun playing Junk Jack with your friends!

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!

Troubleshooting Junk Jack Issues

Hello everyone, we heard some of you have issues launching the game, we’re sorry to hear that. Here are some possible fixes which could help you running the game:

Junk Jack on Windows has been compiled with latest tools from Microsoft so it requires Visual Studio 2015 redistributables, which can be downloaded here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145

These redistributables are automatically installed by Steam when you launch the game for the first time but, if for some reason the install fails, it just fails silently without warning the user.

Older operating systems like Windows 7 or Windows8.1 requires certain official Windows updates to be installed to work properly with Visual Studio 2015 Redistributables so if the game doesn’t start this is probably the issue to be solved.

INSTALLING REDISTRIBUTABLES

You can try to manually install redistributables by downloading them from the previous link or by launching the one bundled with the game. To do the latter select Junk Jack in steam Library, then right click and choose Properties:

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Then under Local Files Tabs choose Browse Local Files, this will open the game folder:

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Browse to the folder _CommonRedist/vcredist/2015 and launch the executable which matches your Windows version, x86 is for 32 bit, x64 is for 64 bit.

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You can then choose to Repair installation or Uninstall and try installing it again. If the installer gives you any kind of error then it means that your Windows is not officially updated.

Windows 8.1 requires the update KB2919355 to work properly while Windows 7 requires all available mandatory updates.

SAFE MODE

If you are then able to install redisistributables properly and the game still doesn’t start then try to launch it in safe mode, this can be done through opening the properties of the game and in General tab click the buttn Set Launch Options, add “-safe” (without the quotes) and then try to start the game again. This will try to launch the game in windowed 800×600 resolution.

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DISABLE ANTIVIRUS

If neither this fixes your problem please try to disable any Antivirus temporarily to see if it’s preventing the game from launching properly.

IF EVERYTHING FAILS..

If none of this solves your problem please specify your operating system and computer spec and send us an email at pixbits@pixbits.com or write to the Community Hub of the game!