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Old April 1st, 2006, 07:58 AM   #1
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Game Titan's latest project

Okay, you guys may be wondering why I haven't worked on OpenJazz for ages. I know I've used the excuse that I've been busy with university work, but the truth is I had so much crammed into last semester that I've had very little to do this semester.

So little, in fact, that I was able to squeeze in a trip to Austin, Texas. At the behest of George Lucas (no relation), CEO of Game Titan North America.

They paid for the trip, and even paid for my new passport (my old one wasn't valid for entry to the US because it wasn't machine-readable, even though it was BRAND NEW ). Anyway, they put me up in quite a nice hotel. After I'd caught up on some of my jet lag, they took me on a tour of their NA office. It was a lot smaller than I'd expected for a company that gives random guys free transatlantic air tickets

But the biggest thing I noticed were all the pictures of JJGBA-era Jazz and Spaz Jackrabbit, Zoe Cottontail, and Dark Shell.

Long story short, they gave me a job as Assistant Software Designer. I was due to start work this summer, and take my next year of university out.

Anyway, I've been worrying about it ever since. It's a kind of confidential project, so I wasn't comfortable about telling you guys. but there are some things which have been worrying me, and after all the talk about JJ3 that's been going on, I really have to tell you.

"Jazz Jackrabbit 3: A New Hope" will be based on the Jazz Jackrabbit Advance Universe, as you may have guessed. I could live with this. I'm a Doctor Who fan, I can deal with huge changes to franchises.

But there are more changes in store...


  • To their credit, Game Titan have managed to come up with an incredibly innovative way of reconciling the new games' canon with the old. At the start of the game, Jazz wakes up and realises that JJ1 and JJ2 were all a dream.


  • It is the morning of his wedding to Zoe Cottontail. AS the ceremony is about to begin, Dark Shell breaks in and steals Zoe's diamond wedding ring. He escapes to the planet Carrotooine.


  • Jazz is found guilty of treason, and thrown in jail. Spaz comes to free him, saying "Meesa here to be freein yousa from da nasty jail cage!"


  • They pursue Dark Shell to Carrotooine. There, they encounter Luke Bunnywalker, a farm boy who wants to join the resistance against Dark Shell. The game play then starts, with you playing as Luke Bunnywalker. Jazz and Spaz will apparently appear at various points in the game to help the plot progress.


  • Towards the middle, Luke reunites with Jazz and Spaz to fight Dark Shell and Devan Shell. Yes, Devan Shell is back, but most of the time he's referred to as "The Evil Emperor." Dark Shell and Devan Shell both escape. Spaz then says to Jazz, "Zoe never wasa tellin you what happen to yousa brother. Jazz, meesa yous brother!"


  • Spaz will be voiced by Chuck Norris.


  • Towards the end, Spaz is approaching death, and says to Jazz "There... is... a-noth-er Jack-rab-it," to which Jazz responds "Lori! It must be Lori!" They were hoping this would be a good opportunity to spin off a new franchise:
    "Lori Jackrabbit: The Steroid Adventures"

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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:04 AM   #2
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Almost forgot, an early beta screenshot, showing Luke Bunnywalker:

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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:04 AM   #3
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To be honest, this sounds like the worst game ever, and I could not help but laugh out loud. I like the Chuck Norris part and the screenshot though.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:05 AM   #4
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Old April 1st, 2006, 09:31 AM   #5
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>( iam going to kill game titan if jj2 and jj1 never happend! and yeah it does sound like a terrible game that is also a star wars ripoff
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Old April 1st, 2006, 09:42 AM   #6
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>( iam going to kill game titan if jj2 and jj1 never happend! and yeah it does sound like a terrible game that is also a star wars ripoff
yeh this totally isn't an april fools joke >(>(>(>(>(>(
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Old April 1st, 2006, 10:01 AM   #7
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You're right. This calls for drastic measures. I have the (flowers) ready, now I've just got to catch the plane to the Game Titan headquarters.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 10:30 AM   #8
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Old April 1st, 2006, 10:54 AM   #9
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I assume Star Wars Galaxies has something to do with the deveolpment?
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Old April 1st, 2006, 11:11 AM   #10
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This is a little bit too obvious :P
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What a disappointment...I didn't know it was April fools, I wasn't even out today, and April fools fell on a saturday....weak. ):
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Old April 1st, 2006, 01:38 PM   #12
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I assume Star Wars Galaxies has something to do with the deveolpment?
JJ3:ANH uses the Star Wars Galaxies engine.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 01:22 PM   #13
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Old March 31st, 2007, 02:32 PM   #14
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its because of the timezones
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Old March 31st, 2007, 03:05 PM   #15
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ok what did i miss. why the hell does spaz talk like jar jar binks. this is a dumb star wars rip off. if this is not a joke it should be it sound like a pile of crap. . luke bunnywalker it sounds like lukes arts is desprite to try and bring starwars back to life through jazz, spaz and lori. didn't he make enough money with the games of starwars and the 6 movies and the tv shows and the spoof movies. if they do make this game i am going to kill someone.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 03:06 PM   #16
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For a second I thought Alister was doing the same joke twice in a row.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 03:54 PM   #17
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ok what did i miss. why the hell does spaz talk like jar jar binks. this is a dumb star wars rip off. if this is not a joke it should be it sound like a pile of crap. . luke bunnywalker it sounds like lukes arts is desprite to try and bring starwars back to life through jazz, spaz and lori. didn't he make enough money with the games of starwars and the 6 movies and the tv shows and the spoof movies. if they do make this game i am going to kill someone.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 06:10 PM   #18
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oh so it is a joke. then why isn't it closed then.
p.s sorry about what i sayed befor no hard feelings right.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 06:49 PM   #19
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This is not the first time people start talking about a new jj on april 1st... And you are saying EXACTLY what jazz fans don't want to hear.. So I'm sorry, but this couldn't be more obvious...

And btw, why has J2O changed to Myrabbit 2.0, I laughed my (-)(-)(-) of...
Oh I see, the original website is still HERE :P
And why is this whole forum now written in capitals :P
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oh so it is a joke. then why isn't it closed then.
p.s sorry about what i sayed befor no hard feelings right.
Dude, no hard feelings about anything.

When I first read that first post, I was a bit worried, especially when I got to the part where Jazz wakes up from the dream. That is, until I thought to check the date of the post.
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Old March 31st, 2007, 07:43 PM   #21
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so this happens like every year or something.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 02:21 PM   #22
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The basic verdict is:
Don't trust any forum posts made on April 1st.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 07:10 AM   #23
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 10:24 AM   #24
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Consider the possibility that he posted on April 1st in order to confuse us
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 12:40 AM   #26
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you make a good point.
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