Galcon [$1.99] creator Phil Hassey, who also released the poultry-themed Galcon parody Chickon [Free] on iOS this past November, has revealed his latest upcoming project which is titled Dynamite Jack. In it, you play as a Space Marine who has been captured in battle and enslaved by your enemies to work in a mine. Naturally, you don’t take kindly to this, so you set out to break free from the mine and defeat your captors.

Gameplay in Dynamite Jack is top-down and in “glorious 2D”, and totally looks like a mashup of elements from the classic Bomberman and Metal Gear series, perhaps with a dash of Syndicate thrown in there for good measure. Basically, it looks just about as awesome as you’d imagine that combination of games to be, as you can see for yourself in the game’s trailer.

Right now Dynamite Jack is shooting for a May launch on Mac and PC, but as Phil told me over Twitter, a port of the game to iPad following the desktop version launch is extremely likely, and he even makes special mention of it having iCade support. In another tweet, Phil says he built Dynamite Jack from the beginning with the iPad in mind, so the porting process should hopefully go pretty smoothly.

I’m really loving the look of Dynamite Jack based on the video, and I’ll be anxious to check it out when it hits the Mac and PC next month. As for the iOS port, it sounds like it will become a reality, and I’m sure we’ll have more information on that in the coming weeks.

  • Shola Akinnuso

    Looks fantastic...I keep Galcon on every iPAD I've had! Great game and this one looks like another gem!

  • Adam Gibson

    This does look good.  I love the art style.  I was hoping future games from the developer would have multiplayer like Galcon did.  Does it?

    I would love to see a Galcon Fusion 2 in the future too.  What makes Galcon so fun is it's multiplayer and the developer seems to have designed Galcon multi-player very well.

  • Adams Immersive

    I’ve never played the games mentioned that may have inspired this, but that flashlight stealth mechanic looks great! As a fan of both Galcon and iCade, this is a sure buy.

  • subshell001

    Looks a lot like Monoco! Not necessarily a bad thing by any means.

  • David Markowitz

    Nice - love the colors and lighting.  Lol @ "in glorious 2D".

  • J.Shamblin

    This looks really good. I love both bomberman and metal gear. I really hope a port makes it to iOS.

  • Seth Wright

    Totally agreed with Adam Gibson. This game would be great with multiplayer.

    And I hope this one makes it to steam like Galcon Fusion. Huge fan of that game. 

    • philhassey

      It's actually coming to Steam first, in mid May.  I'll begin the iPad port once the dust settles there 🙂

    • philhassey

      It's actually coming to Steam first, in mid May 🙂