jupiterjumpIt's a Noodlecake news kind of morning, as their Super Stickman Golf 2 is currently free and their surprise hit Flappy Golf has some big things happening (more on that in a bit). But something I'm really excited about is their next upcoming game called Jupiter Jump. The story is that you're an astronaut who has just crash landed and on Jupiter, and as your poor body is flung from the ship you'll need to bounce and avoid hazards to stay alive. Gameplay is very similar to another favorite of mine, SpikeDislike, in that touching the screen will propel your character downward so you can strategically avoid the dangers on Jupiter's surface. It's a bit more complex than that though, because you'll also increase a score multiplier by getting extremely close to those same hazards without hitting them, so there's some heavy risk vs. reward stuff going on here. Check out the trailer.

I actually had a chance to play an early version of Jupiter Jump at GDC back in March, and I was instantly hooked. It may look simple, but this is a pretty complex and very hectic game. I loved it. Jupiter Jump is actually the result of the Noodlecade initiative at Noodlecake, where they quickly prototype simple, arcadey ideas for games and see what sticks. It sounds like we'll be seeing more fruits of the Noodlecade coming in the future too. As for Jupiter Jump, it's all submitted and in Apple's hands now, so it should be coming along in the next couple of weeks, and we'll let you know when it's available.

  • thiagovscoelho

    Is it on purpose they chose Jupiter, the least suitable planet for bouncing at large heights, since the planet has NO SOLID SURFACE and HUGE GRAVITY

    • Ryan Holowaty

      Haha fair enough. It's a matter of alliteration my friend. Mars Hop didint have the same ring to it ;)

      • skeletonlord

        I still kinda get confused at this. This may be a silly question but do Noodlecake actually create the games, or do they publish games from other companies?

      • Ryan Holowaty

        Short answer. Both :) We usually reference the other dev and that we are publishing with other releases. This is all us though.

      • http://www.polygame.co.nz/ Karl Burnett

        What about Uranus Impact? :P

      • Ryan Holowaty

        Hah actually working title was "Adventure to Uranus" but felt that was a little to on the nose.

      • http://www.polygame.co.nz/ Karl Burnett

        Haha, I guess it comes down to pronunciation. I feel like a child every time I hear it in a doco and I giggle. So sad. Lol.

  • thiagovscoelho

    Also that seems like a more hectic Zombie Volcano

  • clompah

    So again nothing on the moga controller that was supposed to be unveiled at gdc?

  • Spaztika

    I'm looking forward to this! One can never get enough twitch games. :D