Jazz2Online news for April 2019

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.