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You have until 20 August to cast your vote for the Summertime Jazziness tournament! Stijn

Permalink Egypt wins 2018 National Tournament August 14th 2018

Source: JJ.net news post

This weekend marked the finals of 2018’s National Tournament, the semi-annual JJ2 tournament for national teams hosted by jazzjackrabbit.net.

This year’s finals were a real thriller – both teams went the distance and it took 7 (seven!) rounds for Egypt and The Netherlands to decide which of them Would be The Star of this National tournament. In the end, Egypt came up on top, delegating The Netherlands to the second place, just in front of Serbia which placed third.

Take a look at the announcement on jazzjackrabbit.net for the full results and more details!

Additionally, JJ.net has announced a level making contest in preparation for the upcoming ladder season. If you want to see your own level played online, this is an excellent opportunity.

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Permalink Summertime Jazziness voting begins August 14th 2018

Source: JCF Thread

It’s time for some single player! Primpy’s Summertime Jazziness level contest is just wrapping up, challenging community members to make single player levels “with emphasis on things that are related to summer and the summer holiday. There are a lot of possible themes for this: the beach, mountain trips, pool parties, the exaggeratedly hot weather and so on.” Now the entries are in, featuring blazing hot Texas skies, sunflowers and rolling sand dunes, a solar eclipse, and an artificial summer brought on by Devan Shell himself.

Download and play through the new SP levels, then go to the voting thread for the (simple) instructions for how to vote.

Summa Summa Summatime!

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Permalink Seven new beta JJ1 screenshots discovered August 2nd 2018

Source: JCF thread

Until today, there had been only nine known screenshots taken of Jazz Jackrabbit 1 before its release. featuring such oddities as different character sprites, a different HUD, simplified ammo pickups (explaining the references in the game’s manual to “red orbs,” “green orbs,” etc.), and indications of a different planet order.

New magazine scans from PC-King, however, almost double that number, with seven new images from a never-before-seen stage in Jazz 1’s development, appearing to have been taken earlier than almost every other known screenshot. Check them out!

 

Permalink Jazz to be featured at the Shots Fired marathon! July 10th 2018

Source: horaro.org

So you’re probably thinking “What the heck is Shots Fired?” Well, it’s a semi-annual speedrunning marathon which exclusively features shooting games of all kinds. And not one – but two Jazz games are featured to appear!

There will be Jazz 1, All episodes + bonus levels with turbo run by SimonN on 7:33pm UTC+1, Saturday the 14th.

And also a Jazz 2 Spaz race of the original campaign between BinaryBlob and Dominator101, (the top two runners) on 9:03pm UTC+1, Saturday the 14th.

The marathon itself is running on the 10th-15th of July. Check out its full timetable here, and here for the marathon stream.

DISCLAIMER: Times are announced at the time of creating this post, and may become delayed. Keep rechecking the timetable (which automatically adjusts according to your own timezone) if you want to catch them live.

In other less but somewhat related news, BinaryBlob just smashed a new World Record in this classic category!

This was posted on RabbitJournal on July 10th 2018. You can post, too!

Permalink Finally say something positive about CliffyB July 4th 2018

Source: ALSO Twitter

The last poll has been online for a long time, so let’s see what people thought:

If JJ2 had a new playable character, who should it be?
Devan Shell 24 votes (40%)
Eva Earlong 8 votes (13%)
Zoe Cottontail (from JJA) 3 votes (5%)
Razz ma Tazz (from JJ3) 10 votes (16%)
Batteryman (from Battery Check) 0 vote (0%)
Fooruman (from Foo Products) 2 votes (3%)
Other existing character 0 vote (0%)
New original character 12 votes (20%)
0 vote (0%)
0 vote (0%)
1 vote (1%)
0 vote (0%)
Total votes: 60

That’s a pretty clear plurality! I’m not sure how those last four blank options got added, but at least one person felt pretty passionate about one of them, so that’s nice.

Recently, following the lack of traction with its LawBreakers game, CliffyB’s new game studio shut down. But then he posted a lot of concept art on Twitter from some other games he’d been thinking about doing. If all those different games from Boss Key Productions had come to fruition, which would you have found most interesting?

 

Permalink JDC Coming Soon! June 17th 2018

Source: JDC

If you’ve been itching to play some online multiplayer lately, mark your calendars – JJ2’s most popular tournament, JDC, is coming back for its twenty-ninth season on Saturday 30th June! Whether you’re a dedicated duellist or a casual player looking to experience some multiplayer action with our community, there’s fun to had for everyone! You can see some sample gameplay from our last JDC opening event here.

This season we are also proud to announce the first new logo contest since our website redesign for JDC 25! Full details can found in the accompanying JCF thread.

We are also looking for some new officials to help us run this upcoming season. If you’re interested in organising your own JDC events and contributing to discussions on how the season should pan out, express your interest in the comments or feel free to drop me a message on Discord. As long as you’re enthusiastic, dedicated and eager to learn, then you should be elligible to join our team!

 

Permalink JazzJackrabbit.net National Tournament signups are open May 22nd 2018

Source: http://jazzjackrabbit.net/index.php?league=1&season=1&op=forumz&watte=viewtopic&topic=990&page=1

The well known clan competition site JazzJackrabbit.net is bringing back the National Tournament. This is a tournament in which nations will fight each other for the glory of being the best nation in Jazz Jackrabbit 2 multiplayer. Every nation of the world is eligible to play!

Signups have already been started! So hurry up, because the signups will close at may 31st.

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Permalink People are doing things May 17th 2018

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