Hey, remember that time we were like, "oh sure, Junk Jack is coming to the iPad, but it's not going to be for a long time"? Well, you should remember, because it was just last week. Anyway, the story goes that the game's developer PixBits has been so involved with just updating the game in general, that making it iPad-friendly was kind of on the back burner, at least until the iPhone version became more fleshed out.

However, it sounds like they might have overestimated how difficult the transition to the iPad would be, because we've heard from the developer that progress on a Universal update for Junk Jack is moving forward much more quickly than they had expected. They've sent over a load of work-in-progress screens of the game from the iPad, which you can check out below.

We've been told that the Universal support won't go live with the very next update, which sounds like it's pretty near completion, but PixBits is hopeful that it will be included in the update that follows. We'll be sure to keep tabs on this and let you know just as soon as you can get diggin' on the big screen with Junk Jack.

  • http://twitter.com/aagold3 Aaron G

    It'll be a straight universal support switch, not a new version of the game? So if I'm strictly an iPad'er, I shouldn't hesitate to pick it up now?

    • http://www.jshamblin.com J.Shamblin

      If Pixbit said it will be universal, then I'd trust them. You could just add it your iTunes wishlist if you are worried that you will forget to purchase it. I'm sure TA will also let everyone know when it's available for the iPad.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M7HPZQN2QW3KNY5NXAHRMSJDSM Doug

    OH MY GOD!!! I love this game dearly, and I am going to have to change my pants every time I play the iPad version. ARG!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ok, this feels like the stereotypical "Are were there yet? Are we there yet?" scenario. How about no more "Are we there yets" until we're there? :) Don't make me turn this car around!

  • http://twitter.com/ex2bot Doug Bott

    I love the game, but it's been very buggy for me. At first, I couldn't play it on my iPhone 4 because of glitches that make it crash.  But now the iPad version won't start. Too bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dustin-Garrett/515238031 Dustin Garrett

    I can't wait! It'll be so much easier on the iPad. Hope it's soon. The last update was huge but really wanna play it on my iPad!