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Want to take part in a treasure level making contest? - September 17th 2014
Source: JCF thread
That’s right, a contest for the forgotten official gamemode. And you could win real money! However, this won’t happen without your input.
You can also find more information on this thread here.
The poll will last for two weeks, so get voting!
Nick Stadler visits JCF, offers JJ2 artwork for sale - September 14th 2014
Source: JCF thread
In the wake of the Jazz Jackrabbit Revival Kickstarter fiasco, none other than original Jazz Jackrabbit 2 artist Nick Stadler just visited (and posted on) our forums!
Basically you should just go read his post, but what it comes down to is that he’s found a stack of old JJ2 artwork (the hand-drawn originals) and will be offering them up for sale soon. Included are for example the originals for the Time Warp comic and the game’s box art.
So if you’re interested in getting your hands on those originals, do go visit the thread. Nick says he’ll post some scans/photos too soon, so keeping an eye on the thread for the next few weeks might be useful.
POLLLLLLL - September 10th 2014
|Bowser with a Bandana||7 votes (17%)|
|Solid Snake with a Spinkick||5 votes (12%)|
|Bulbasaur with a Buttstomp||10 votes (25%)|
|Toad with a Trigger Crate||5 votes (12%)|
|Frogger with a Fourteen-Carrot Diamond Ring||13 votes (32%)|
|Total votes: 40|
I have no idea how he’s gonna cross the road with that huge ring. Still, the people have spoken. Get on it, Violet!
Fairly mundane question this time, but I’m interested in the answer nonetheless. The downloads section has arguably always been the most important part of our site (together with the JCF), but uploads have slowed down lately. Are you still keeping up with the newest levels and tilesets?
Ballistic Bunny remix is out - September 3rd 2014
Source: JCF thread
As a (slightly belated) gift to the community for Jazz’s 20th anniversary, our household composer DoubleGJ and his band have released a delicious small remix album: Ballistic Bunny.
(…) there’s 4 tracks. The EP includes an original composition “in the style of” – a song for a mockup of a planet, a robot assembly compound hidden on a highly unstable volcanic planet which I dubbed Lavalon.
Listen to Ballistic Bunny HERE!
Jazz Jackrabbit Revival appears on Kickstarter - September 3rd 2014
Update: The kickstarter was taken down after a copyright claim by Epic: see here
A rather unknown and small indie group Turbo Tech Games lead by Róbert Taddeo wants to revive Jazz Jackrabbit. This by making a kickstarter and let people pledge (in return for some rewards).
The game will be developed as Semi-3D in the Unreal Engine, so think about games such as New Supermario Brothers & The Giana Sisters.
They are planning to have 4 episodes that includes 3 different planets. Each planet will contain 10 levels.
You can find more info on: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/913575118/jazz-jackrabbit-revival?ref=watched_project_launched
Note: There’s no mention of Epic games on the page and the name of the series is actually misspelled in several places. So tread carefully, this may not be legit!
Jazz Jackrabbit turns 20 - August 1st 2014
Source: Google Groups
Fasten your seatbelts for the ride of your life! JAZZ JACKRABBIT is coming towards you at light speed, and this little bunny carries a big gun. The evil turtle emperor Devan Shell has rabbitnapped the beloved princess Eva Earlong. Now he’s swiping all the goodies in the galaxy to support his plot of Galactic Rabbit Destruction! Lead the speedy Jazz on a wild treasure hunt spanning enormous areas jam-packed with major danger!
Jazz features ULTRA-FAST scrolling 256 color graphics, ROCKING Digital Audio with Surround Sound, and WHITE-HOT action from Epic MegaGames! Look out Sonic, this is one tough little bunny!
August 1st 1994 saw the release of Epic MegaNews #3, and its announcement of the shareware version of Jazz Jackrabbit. The initial release, with the APOGEE cheat code that they quickly removed for some obscure reason.
Time would bring two Holiday Hare freeware releases (what we’d call DLC nowadays), an expansion pack with three new main episodes, cameos in other games, a sequel with three expansions of its own, a plush doll, a GBA game, an iOS stick shooter demo, and nobody knows how many failed attempts to produce a third game in the main series. But that was all later. Today we celebrate Jazz Jackrabbit 1.
Happy 20th Anniversary, everybunny! I’ve dug up a bunch of links and posted them in the comments.
Are you a guitar player interested in playing some Jazz (Jackrabbit) music? Community member Robo4900 is assembling a list of guitar tabs, sheets, and the like.
LFG-2000 AEG project is finished! - July 30th 2014
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PC Gamer reposts Jazz 1 review from 1995 - July 20th 2014
Source: PC Gamer
Intentionally, just to be clear.
PC Gamer reposts classic reviews every Sunday, but you can’t tell me the choice of Jazz Jackrabbit CD for today’s wasn’t inspired by all the recent BlueStreak hubbub. It’s a positive review that notably makes next to no mention of gameplay. Jazz 1 was a technological showcase in 1994, easy as that can be to forget in this modern age with our endless waves of indie 2D platformers, and the PC Gamer review bought completely into the “just as good as home consoles” narrative, though it does take some time to praise things that are more artistic than technological, like Nick’s amazing character animation.