Welcome, 2018! From platformers and puzzlers to adventure RPGs, Jump—the on-demand video game subscription service with an emphasis on independent games—is kicking off the new year with a bevy of new additions to its ever-growing catalog, along with a few new features. Titles will be released weekly throughout the month, and starting off January is Ansimuz Games award-winning and critically acclaimed Elliot Quest and Deadspot Games’ innovative platformer Pivot Pilot.
Also, after the popularity of its holiday pricing promotion, Jump is maintaining an early-adopter price of $4.99/month for subscriptions in the short term while the platform continues to expand its features and catalog. Additionally, following a short delay, a Linux app client is now available for download at account.playonjump.com once you sign in on a Linux device!.
NEW GAMES TO JUMP
- LAUNCHING JANUARY 1: Pivot Pilot—A challenging and unique platformer combined with puzzle elements, from Deadspot Games, Pivot Pilot has players take simultaneous control of a boy named Eli and a giant robot arm. Eli is mysteriously trapped in a testing facility and the goal is to make his way through a series of dangerous experiments by cooperating with the robot arm. Players will need to avoid spikes, dodge saw blades, hide from turrets, watch out the lasers, ride the robot arm, utilize the gravity beams and more to escape the gruesome facility.
- LAUNCHING JANUARY 1: Elliot Quest—Elliot can’t die—but he’s still running out of time. In Elliot Quest, the highly rated, award-winning adventure/RPG developed by Ansimuz Games, Elliot is the victim of a rare curse must find a cure before he’s transformed into a demon. After Elliot’s wife disappears, he falls sick and attempts to take his own life—only to discover that he can’t die. Plagued by nightmares and growing weaker by the day, Elliot seeks out a local Sage, who tells him that a demon called a Satar is slowly consuming Elliot’s vitality, and unless he finds a cure, he will become a Satar. His only hope is to seek help from the island’s Guardians, who have kept the Satar at bay.
- LIT—In LIT, developer WayForward invites players to venture into the dark hallways of a haunted high school and help guide emo teenager Jake as he searches for his lost girlfriend Rachael. This updated classic puzzle horror hit features light-themed puzzles using a variety of gameplay mechanics including slingshots, light bulbs, windows, matches, lamps, and TV sets. Players will have to think their ways around deadly creatures from the darkness in an effort to reach each room’s exit door without being swallowed up by the shadows.
- Doodle Mafia—Super-popular Doodle Mafia (from Joybits, Ltd., maker of Doodle God and Doodle Devil, also available on Jump) allows players to choose between two paths, crime boss or cop, as they weave their ways through multiple hard-nosed storylines and play modes. With more than 500 puzzles to solve and items to create, players watch the city come to life with the decisions they make and the path they choose. The game is also available in eight languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese
- World End Economica (Part 1)—From the multi-award-winning author of Spice and Wolf, Isuna Hasekura, comes World End Economica. This month, Jump features the first in the three-part visual novel set in the far future on the moon, 16 years after humans have begun to colonize it. The opening video features music by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets, known for the opening songs for High School of the Dead and Strike the Blood. A young boy named Haru has been chasing his wildest dream: to stand where no man has stood before. But he needs money in order to do so, and A LOT of it. He decides to dabble in the stock market, and he must remember there are two key rules that govern the stock market.
- The first rule: Never take a loss.
- The second rule: Never forget the first.
- Alchemist’s Castle—In Alchemist’s Castle, the award-winning and challenging metroidvania-inspired adventure by Kabuk Games, players find themselves as the former apprentice of a wise and kind alchemist. However, upon discovering the philosopher’s stone, the alchemist turns a into a power hungry, selfish tyrant, and only his apprentice can stop him. Players must discover the secrets of the Alchemist’s Castle to survive and destroy the philosopher’s stone.
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