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Jumping Jim

rated 3.89 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Puzzle

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Jun 1, 2011 | 8:35 PM EDT

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Nobody Home... 5 Points Get locked in a level
Welcome to the Jungle 5 Points Explore the jungle area
Cave Explorer 10 Points Explore the cave area
Ice, Ice Baby 25 Points Explore the ice area
Home Sweet Home Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!
Beat Dan's Time Secret Medal: Unlock this medal to view its details!

Author Comments

(We're really sorry for the large file size! And please, if this is the only part of the commentary you read - play as much of the game as you can)

Hello Newgrounds :)

Nobody Home presents a 32 level, skill based puzzle platformer. We're really proud of what we've created and put a lot of effort into every aspect of the game. Wanting to create a platformer for a very long time, we set out on it. It started as a really small idea and just kept growing.

Nobody Home didn't exist before this project and most of the initial ideas for this game were drawn on a piece of paper at college one day. Fraser mocked up a menu screen and the snowball started. After getting some really basic test levels done, we showed our good friend Dan, who offered to do some loops for the game (which turned out amazing). Dan - being the avid gamer he is - picked apart so much of the game that most of the time spent was improving what we started out with.

Somewhere along the line of creating this, we got talking about other game ideas and finally realised that if we were going to release multiple games, we should have a name for ourselves. Nobody Home was created, along with a splash intro animation. As a final touch to the game, we found Tom S - a great voice actor - who recorded the intro voice "Jumping Jim!".

We really hope you enjoy Jumping Jim, we realise it's hard and frustrating, but keep at it, it's worth it :)

Thanks to:
Tom S - http://tomsthevoice.newgr
Ben Bray (Archawn)

Sam, Dan and Fraser



Rated 5 / 5 stars

really cool game!

The only aspect of this game i wished was better.... was the in game background music. The background music really didn't have a game feel to it.. but other than that.. i loved the concept of over coming obstacles in a platform style!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fun and challenging.

Really fun game, though I'm pretty disappointed that it didn't save my progress.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I really liked the game! Simple yet beautiful, the music was really amazing and calming. The only thing that bugs me is that I have got locked up in a room a lot of times, but I still do not have the medal, do I need to do something else before getting it? Anyway, 5 stars!

NobodyHome responds:

It appears the medals are bugged. We're not sure why as they worked fine upon release. We'll take a look :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great game!

Fantastic quick fix of fun. On second thought, I probably shouldn't be playing this at work.

I love the music. Who wrote it? Where did you get that in-game track?

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Almost perfect

I honestly love it, and the music gives it a really pleasant mood. But my only gripe is the noticeable drop in frame rate when you jump on a pink block/dirt block/get a key. Almost every time you touch one of those it stops for a second and usually sends you straight down causing you to restart it. Fix that and you'll have a solid game.

But you still get a 10. =D

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NobodyHome responds:

Thanks for the review!

Honestly, I thought I had fixed the drop in frame rate. We had 4 computers testing as well as a few friends, and it seemed to be fixed.

We're really sorry the problem still persists, the best I can do is look into it, but unfortunately can't guarantee a fix.

Cheers for the 10 :)