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Jazz2Online was down a few times over the past two days - side-effects of moving and reconfiguring our servers. Should be over now, apologies for any inconvenience caused. Stijn

Permalink Platformer kickstarter namedrops Jazz, Epic, Apogee, etc. September 8th 2016

Source: Kickstarter

A new Kickstarter project titled Rad Rodgers advertises itself as “the return of the 90’s era Apogee platformer,” specifically citing “classics like Commander Keen, Conker, Ruff’n‘Tumble & Jazz Jackrabbit.” People they got quotes from include “Mark Rein, Co-Founder of Epic Games,” “John Romero, Co-Founder of Id Software (Commander Keen),” and course “Cliff Bleszinski, Co-Creator of Jazz Jackrabbit (Epic Games).”

Given all that, it makes you wonder what this line might be hinting at: “Classic Easter Eggs: The game features hard-to-find collectibles in sometimes even harder-to-find classic secret rooms. Use your precision platforming skills to collect ‘em all.”

Anyway the game is about 28% funded right now. What do you think? I’m not a fan of the dialogue (content or quantity) and I could do without the bloody explosions for that matter, but hey, I suppose that Apogee’s oeuvre did include Duke Nukem, not just Cosmo. It definitely looks like a platformer, though, and I appreciate they’re making an effort to have some weird-looking environments, though the lack of contrast makes me imagine the palettes are still a work in-progress.

 

Permalink Polling the player list August 22nd 2016

How many separate layers do you need for your levels??
Mo' layers mo' problems 6 votes (18%)
1-3 1 vote (3%)
3-6 4 votes (12%)
7-8 9 votes (27%)
One more 13 votes (39%)
Total votes: 33

That was a strange one. Here’s another strange one, asking about how you use (or don’t use) the F9 and Tab keys when playing online multiplayer JJ2. Hopefully I nailed every major category but maybe not?

 

Permalink National Tournament 2016 is OVER! August 16th 2016

Source: http://jazzjackrabbit.net/index.php?league=1&season=1&op=forumz&watte=viewtopic&topic=956

National Tournament – Season 5 (2016) is now officially over! All games have been completed except for the 7th place which has been awarded to Serbia. Congratulations to Poland for winning the tournament 3rd time in total! Final rankings:

1. Poland
2. The Netherlands
3. Germany
4. Finland
5. Egypt
6. United Kingdom
7. Serbia
8. Romania

Stats and awards can be found HERE!

Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the whole tournament is: [GER]KeV! Congratulations!

It was an exciting tournament overall with a lot of fun! Thanks to everyone who participated on one way or another! Many thanks to all the referees, all the broadcasters, the whole crew and all players who represented their countries!

In case you missed any game, you can watch most of the replays by clicking on a specific game you want to watch!

All information about the NT can be found in the menu to the left under ‘Tournaments’, when you click on National tournament! (JJ.net)

See you next season!

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Permalink It begins! August 12th 2016

Source: http://www.jazz2online.com/jcf/showthread.php?p=490270#post490270

NOTE: The event has been extended by one day, and now ends on the 15th!

The not-so-annual UNniversary bash 2 has begun! It will end on the 14th of August, 2016 5:30pm BST August 15th, 5:30pm BST

To give a recap, it’s a casual event where we go through all the bash levels, minus duplicates. Whether you want to chat or play, it’s up to you. A whopping over 250 levels for both gamemodes!

For those who have a failing serverlist, you can also join via the IP here: 213.127.217.229
However, it’s highly recommended you use JJ2+ or the LK avalon serverlist fix. However, support for plusless players is only temporary.

This was posted on RabbitJournal on August 12th 2016. You can post, too!

Permalink Create-a-Boss contest! July 31st 2016

Source: http://www.jazz2online.com/jcf/showthread.php?p=490198#post490198

Have you ever said to yourself “Man, I have an awesome idea for a boss, but I suck at animating art.” – well, here’s your chance to shine!

Unlike my other contests, the prize is not money, but your boss coming to life – fully animated from scratch!

If you have a lack of trust in contests, don’t worry – I have a good track record in promising contest winners. I got experience in animating sprites with high standards.

The deadline is on September the 15th, 2016

For more information about the contest, click here.

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Permalink Unniversary Bash 2 date announced! July 24th 2016

Source: http://www.jazz2online.com/jcf/showthread.php?p=490093

The UNniversary bash is a blast through time, showcasing all the bash levels right from the start! It’s a casual event – so you can chat or play, or just mess around.

It will begin from the 12th to the 14th of August.

More information (such as how plusless users will join) will be provided later.

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Permalink Serverlist down for non-JJ2+ players July 21st 2016

Some of you may have noticed that Jazz Jackrabbit 2’s serverlist – the address you connect to to get the list of online games – is no longer available via list.jazzjackrabbit.com.

This is not a problem if you are using JJ2+, since in that case you’re using another serverlist address which is still available. However, for people still running un-upgraded JJ2 this means that in practice they’ll be unable to play online games.

I have contacted Epic Games to ask whether they would be willing to fix the problem, but it’s a big company and JJ2 is an old game, and I don’t know how well this will work or how long it would take.

I’m mostly writing this newspost to dispel rumours that jazzjackrabbit.com is somehow no longer owned by Epic. It is, they just transferred the registration to a company specialized in managing domains for companies like Epic. So no worries on that front.

 

Quick news bit:

Just in time for the new JDC season (which starts today), there's a new JJ2+ release - mostly fixing bugs and adding a few new AngelScript features. Go get it! Stijn

Permalink JDC 25 kicks off on 9 July July 5th 2016

Source: JDC Newspost

More competitive JJ2 news: a new JDC season kicks off in a few days, on 9 July. It’s going to be a short but sweet one, lasting just over twee weeks until 24 July.

So if you’re interested in Being the Star of This JDC, Good luck To You, and go take a look at the (new and improved!) JDC website to activate your player account.

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