Jazz2Online news for March 2020

Permalink Anniversary Bash 22 approaches! March 28th 2020

Source: JCF

The Anniversary Bash, one of the biggest events in the JJ2 calendar, is returning for its 22nd iteration from Friday 10th to Monday 13th April!

For those not in the know, the Anniversary Bash is an annual event celebrating the full release of Jazz Jackrabbit 2, where a dedicated multiplayer server is run for a few days with a pre-prepared levellist of Battle and CTF levels.

This tends to be the largest gathering of JJ2 players, and often retired veteran players are known to resurface during the course of the event. More information can be found in the JCF thread.

To join the server, you will need to apply the JJ2+ patch to your registered version of JJ2 if you haven’t already.

I hope to see you all there! Stay stafe, stay indoors and play some JJ2!


Permalink Video Games by Community Members March 14th 2020

It seems like just yesterday that et (gameplay programming) and EvilMike (level design) released their gorgeous metroidvania Ori and the Blind Forest, but it was actually five years ago. Now they’ve done it again, with the the sequel Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which is already garnering very positive reactions!

Meanwhile, Olsen is part of a team that has just released Wunderling, a great new puzzle-platformer where you only turn left or right when bouncing off a wall, and your only means of controlling yourself (initially) is jumping! Olsen did all the programming and some of the level design too… chat about it here!

Finally, Roobar just put out the latest update to his game closely inspired by our old frenemies the Commander Keen series: Planet Cloudius IX! You may even find some references to JJ2 graphics if you dig deep enough. Forum thread here!