Permalink People are putting Jazz in things July 16th 2019

While we wait for more information about JDC Season 30, Jazz Jackrabbit has been making some surprising appearances across the internet:

Jazz is in Doom

AlanjWeh89 has created a custom .wad file for Doom that lets you play as Jazz in several familiar locales, fighting familiar enemies with familiar weapons. You can read about it and download it now.

Jazz is in anime

Shaddow Black0 would like you to watch Jazz Jackrabbit The Movie Mini Trailer Fanmade (Jazz With Muscles)!

Jazz is in ultra high resolution

Magnifai has upscaled the Jazz 2 intro animation (as well as the Epic Megagames and Orange Games logo sequences) to 1920×1440, working frame by frame using different neural networks. Check it out here!


Permalink New JDC Season Approaching July 7th 2019

Source: JDC

Mark your calendars, because JDC is returning for its 30th season on Saturday 20th July!

More info to follow shortly, so stay tuned.


Permalink Jazz Jackrabbit character mod for SRB2Kart May 4th 2019

Source: SRB2 Forums

You may have heard of SRB2Kart, a kart racing mod of a mod of a fork of a port of Doom. With 100 different race tracks and 31 different characters, it’s hard to think of what SRB2Kart is missing… except Jazz Jackrabbit.

But fortunately, community member Guppinas (also known for working on a mod for Risk of Rain) has discovered a Jazz Jackrabbit character mod for SRB2Kart! You can download it here for an optimal racing experience.


Permalink Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Anniversary Bash 21 April 6th 2019

At long last, the annual Anniversary Bash is happening to celebrate 21 years since the shareware release of Jazz Jackrabbit 2! Beginning on the 6th of April, 15:00 GMT+1, it’ll run for 4 days.

For those unfamiliar, this is a public casual online event that hosts a hand-picked set of maps in the Battle and Capture the Flag gamemodes. You can even just chat if you’d like—you might spot a retired veteran! More information is available in this forum thread.

To join the event, you’ll need a registered copy of Jazz 2 with the JJ2+ patch applied. (For more information about JJ2+, click here.)


Permalink April News Roundup '19 April 1st 2019

Gravis announces new Gravis Gamepad Mini

Gravis has announced a new “mini” version of their Gravis Gamepad controller that was made famous by its numerous appearances in Jazz Jackrabbit 1. The new controller will be essentially identical in function and design to the older hardware that ceased production because nobody wanted to buy it anymore, except this time around, it will be smaller. A spokesperson for Gravis explained that unlike the original, which could theoretically be used to play any game ever, this new Gamepad Mini will be limited to working with a handpicked set of forty or so games. When asked whether this didn’t make it a strictly inferior product, the spokesperson patiently explained, “but, you see, it’s smaller.”

JJ2+ Developers Attempt to Form Union

Unfortunately, unions are not supported constructs in AngelScript.

Epic Games Announces Exclusivity Contract With Epic Games Store

That counts as a joke, right? Look, I dunno, it’s late and I’m tired.


Permalink Prep for Bash 21 begins March 11th 2019

As the sunny day of April 9th draws near, preparations for the yearly Anniversary Bash are already underway. Follow the JCF thread for info about the dates and the lists!

If you want one (or more) of your new Battle or CTF level(s) to be considered for inclusion, you have until Wednesday 3rd April to submit it (…). I highly recommend you go and make something, as the Bash more than any other time of the year (outside of JDC) is a fantastic opportunity to give your levels the exposure they deserve!

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Permalink JCS Awards 2018 January 26th 2019

Source: JCF

The JCS awards have returned, and there’s a real variety of levels to choose from this time across multiple categories! Cast your votes here to give recognition to your favourite uploads last year!

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Permalink Jazz Jackrabbit has found a new job January 17th 2019


After almost 21 years since that our green hero Jazz Jackrabbit has saved the ring from Devan’s dirty hands (Yes, I am totally rejecting the GBA storyline here). Jazz has finally started a new business.

He’s now into speedy distribution and mega services in Pennsylvania USA…. well at least according to @RerezTV (Shane Luis)‘s tweet.

Not that we can find any information about this. The website doesn’t work and Google doesn’t give any result. But still funny non-the-less….

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Permalink Gamer.NL reviews Jazz Jackrabbit 2 January 14th 2019

Source: Dutch’s largest gaming website has made a review about Jazz Jackrabbit 2 in their reload series. Reload is a series of reviews from games from the past, think about games such as Sonic the Hegdehog, Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros 3. But this time it was our green rabbit in the spotlight.

Their review is pretty straight forward, it reflects back on the game’s development. They also point out that the game is timeless and still works as it is. Plus they praise the community about building new levels etc.

You can read everything here in Dutch here at Gamer.NL.


Permalink Happy holidays! December 3rd 2018

Happy holidays!

Snow is falling in the backgrounds of J2O, JJ1, and JJ2+, carolers are out in the streets without their safety goggles, and candles are being lit at sunset around the world. The J2O staff wishes you all a spectacular holiday season and a happy new year. Enjoy the last bits of 2018!

And an especially happy holiday wish to Holiday Hare 98, which turns twenty years old on December 10th!

PurpleJazz is planning a JJ2 Christmas Party from 20th to 23rd December; check out the JCF thread for further information!