First look: J.A.M.

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  1. Knight

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    #1 Knight, Aug 23, 2012
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    Updated: J.A.M. will be out on the 19th.

    Jets. Aliens. Missiles. aka J.A.M. published by Forest Moon Games (sister label to Crescent Moon, and developed by Neptune Interactive Inc.)

    J.A.M. is a take on classic shoot-em-up with style and killer visuals.

    The Aliens have invaded. Take to the skies and defend the colonies with the most advanced Jets at your fingertips. Battle against waves of enemies and their giant bosses. Upgrade your favourite weapon, or equip a different one for the next mission. Add on special modules to beef up your Jet. Get the highest score multiplier, challenge your friends, and beat others around the world.

    Features:
    ◆ Slick hand-drawn art with 3D graphics, and sweet particle effects
    ◆ Simple controls with engaging old-school game play
    ◆ 5 stages and 3 difficulty settings
    ◆ Lots of enemy types: tricky Warper, armored Barfer, weird alien-squid thing, and more
    ◆ Gigantic alien bosses like the fire-breathing Dragonus, or the fully armoured Dire, and many more
    ◆ Equip new weapons like the spray-and-pray Machine Gun, or armor-slicing Laser
    ◆ Add on extra modules such as the recharging Shields, or the devastating Shockwave bomb
    ◆ Customize the look of your Jet with tons of awesome paint jobs, like Camouflage and Tiger-Shark
    ◆ Game Center Leaderboads, Achievements, Challenges
    ◆ Universal app with full screen Retina, including the New iPad and full widescreen iPhone 5

     
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    Some more info:
    • 5 stages with crazy bosses for each stage.
    • Multiple types of enemies, some with armor and special attacks.
    • Different types of weapon, and modules to customize your Jet.
    • Score multiplier for the hardcore gamers.
    • Universal app, with full resolution support on non-retina iPhone/iPod Touch all the way to iPad 3.
    • Game Center (Leaderboards, Achievements)
    • In-game store to get items and upgrades faster. Game can be fully completed without spending extra money.

    This game is heavily inspired by Space Deadbeef, if anyone remembers that game from back in 2008? I was waiting for the original maker to expand on it, but after waiting for so long, I decided to do my own version of it.
     
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    #3 Knight, Aug 25, 2012
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    I'll be posting a video of the gameplay soon. Hopefully that will get some people excited.
     
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    #4 Knight, Aug 26, 2012
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    Some more screenshots:


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    Game trailer coming up in the next day or two. Also we are planning to submit the game soon.
     
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    Looks cool, but it seems too easy, even the bosses. Looking forward to the release!
     
  8. JoshCM

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    there are different difficulty modes - also this will be published on Forest Moon.
     
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    Now that's even more amazing! :D
    P.S.: shouldn't the Forest Moon Games link be in your signature?
     
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    Besides what Josh said about difficulties, do keep in mind that the Jet in those clips has some pretty sweet upgrades. :)
     
  11. Hans Kisaragi

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    this looks good
     
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    Just a quick update that the game is complete and we will be submitting any day now. :D
     
  13. JoshCM

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    Yes hopefully tonight or tomorrow! :)
     
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    J.A.M. fully supports the iPhone 5 widescreen display, out of the gate. It will be out on Wednesday, the 19th. I updated the first post with more details.

    This is a screenshot at the new iPhone 5 resolution (1136x640):
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  15. psj3809

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    Can you let me know what the controls are like, is it relative touch ?
     
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    Yap, it has relative touch controls. Also, you move the Jet with your left hand (vertical steering), and attack with the right. Each weapon type has a different method of control for attacking, which allows you to use the weapon you are most comfortable with.

    Also the vertical steering has sensitivity setting in the Options. For example on the iPad you'd want it more sensitive than say for the iPhone due to the bigger screen.
     
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    Thanks for letting me know, think i'll be getting this once its out. Cheers
     
  18. Knight

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    Nice, thanks.
     
  19. Exact-Psience

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    Saw the video and this is sooooooo f**kin instabuy!
     

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