We continue to find lots of great Jazz art around the internet. Recently tumblr user PictoPatch finished a set of five standing animations for Lori, Spaz, Jazz, and even Eva and Devan, all looking ready for some HD action, possibly in a fighting game. Check them out here and leave the artist some appreciative comments in their notes!
The 31st season of the Jazz Duelists’ Challenge¹ starts tomorrow, in just under twenty-four hours. Get your rabbit ready for the Capture the Flag opening event, and lots more unannounced events coming down the pipeline after it. Remember to keep an eye on the JDC Website and/or JDC Discord server for more updates, including spontaneous events.
¹ now without duels
With the covid-19 lockdowns and people staying home, thing’s get a bit more creative.
but on reddit we stumbled on a “big fan” (DaniellesGivesHugs) that order herself some costum Jazz Jackrabbit mugs!
So did you do anything nifty Jazz Jackrabbit related these days? If so let us know below!
Hello! I’ve added papercraft templates for Spaz and Eva Earlong, so please feel free to download them.
JDC will be back on June 6th! But is it the same JDC as we all know and love??
Hop in here to read the official announcement, and get ready!
Hi everyone, I’m from another neighborhood on the internet, the papercraft corner. I’ve just released a template for a paper model of Jazz that anyone can print and build. This seemed like the right place to share it so those who care will find it. :)
(I looked around for rules on posting, but didn’t see any, so I hope linking is ok.)This was posted on RabbitJournal on May 14th 2020. You can post, too!
A month or so ago Dutch financial newspaper FD published a profile of Arjan Brussee, programmer of both Jazz games (and many other games). It’s in Dutch, and only spends a few sentences on the Jazz Jackrabbit games, but you may nevertheless find it an interesting read (Google Translate does a decent job with it). It also stars Michiel Ouwehand/van der Leeuw, who also worked on Jazz Jackrabbit 2. This is an amusing quote from him about Brussee’s work on later games:
Van der Leeuw: “The code he made was so rancid that we spent years replacing it.” Van der Leeuw nevertheless speaks with appreciation about Brussee’s contributions. “‘Can’t’ doesn’t exist for Arjan. Even if he doesn’t understand something, he dares to step in and ask stupid questions.”
The article is behind a login wall, but you can register for free.
After spending a day as a command-line application, the Jazz2Online front page is now back to its regular multimedia visage. Did you find all the commands? You can still access the interface via the floppy button in the bottom right corner of the front page. I hope you enjoyed this little diversion! -Stijn
Source: assorted JCF threads
The bash may be over, but there are still plenty of excuses to make new levels for Jazz 2! Let’s take a look. (All descriptions below are abbreviated: please click the contest links for the full lists of rules.)
Assault the Base Contest
Deadline: One week after the tenth entry
Prize: $20 per level entered
Make an assault level (either one-sided or double-sided) with at least five objectives.
Lori is a contest
Deadline: One week after the first entry
Prize: $5 per person who entered, plus Steam keys for Dust: An Elysian Tale and Outlast
Make a level somehow connected to Lori.
Single Screen 4 Contest
Deadline: May 17th
Create a level either 25×19 tiles or 50×38 tiles in size.
The 22nd Anniversary Bash is due to begin tonight at 18:00 GMT+1! It’s going to be one hell of an epic party! Whether you’re a seasoned JJ2 veteran, a casual player or something in-between, a good time is sure to be had by all! :)
Eat your lima beans, Johnny.