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Jet Pack Jesus

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rated 3.39 / 5 stars
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Action - Other
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pixel
jesus
cheese
brick

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Jan 23, 2016 | 11:45 PM EST

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  • Pixel Day
    Pixel Day A celebration of pixel art and the 8-bit/16-bit era!

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One-Eyed Willy 5 Points Click my name on the Title Page.
With These Spiky Cleats... 5 Points Anything is Possible! (Save a Sinner by Stomping them.)
A Fan 10 Points Play the game 10 times.
Easter Sunday 10 Points Get Resurrected.
Fashionable 10 Points Play at least one game as each one of the characters.
Real Game Starts Now 10 Points Eat 10 Cheeses in one game.
Savior 10 Points Save 3 Sinners from eternal damnation.
Scholar 10 Points Read all of Genesis 1.
The Dangler 10 Points Dangle a Sinner by catching them befory they hit the ground.
Aroused 25 Points Play the game 25 times.
Glutton 25 Points Eat 20 Cheeses in one game.
NFL Ready 25 Points Get hit by 100 Bricks (over multiple games, if you prefer).
Probable Concussion 25 Points Get hit by 5 bricks in one day.
Super Saivyan 25 Points Save 6 Sinners from eternal damnation.
Addicted 50 Points Play the game 50 times.
Son of God 50 Points Eat 40 Cheeses in one game.

Author Comments

THANKS FOR THE FRONT PAGE, NEWGROUNDS! I LOVE YOU UTTERLY AND COMPLETELY!

Update 4-17: Fixed a bug where a getting to the ninth tree caused the game to freeze/crash. This coincidentally happened at around 30 or so cheeses, so sorry to people who thought they had a good shot at the 40 cheese cheevo, only to have it stolen from there grasp!

EPIPHANY: I'm not done with this game. It's not where I want it to be quality-wise, and there's so much to add, so it's now my mission to add something to this game every day for as long as I can. I don't care if it only has 2000 views and didn't make the front page, it's gonna be the best damn game I ever make!

Update 2-9: Experimental Gamepad Support (tested on Mac OS X with 360 controller), and experimental replays. Here, "experimental" means possibly probably buggy. I also started adding touch controls, but those will require a little more time and effort :)

Update 2-2: And on the ninth day, Dan actually rested: so JPJ's been tearing it up for a while now, it's off the front page, and it's up to 2 rows of medals. I think it's time to slow the updates a bit. Not sure what the new rate will be, but no slower than weekly so check back at least once a week!
The main reason for this is that features and medals than can be coded in a day are getting harder to come by, plus the bigger, cooler, substantial features I want to add that might take more time.
So sorry to disappoint, but fear not! There will be more Jet Pack Jesus!

Update 2-1: 1 more medal (16), and a new Character to play as!
Update 1-31: And on the seventh day, Dan rested, by only adding 1 medal (15). I promise a more substantial addition tomorrow!
Update 1-30: 1 New Medal! (14) Scroll Improvements!
Update 1-29: 3 More Medals! (13) Better Medal Popup! Fixed Character Select!
Update 1-28: 2 More Medals! (10 Total) You can now also sync your medals to Newgrounds, in case you get one in the game, but not on the site for some reason.
Update 1-27: In-game Cheevo Menu + Title Screen Instructions (man, that was long overdue!)
Update 1-26: 3 More Medals! (8 Total)
Update 1-25: 3 New Medals! (5 Total)

UPDATE: Some asshole game developer commented out the code that submits medals to NG, which is why that's been broken. It's been added back in, so you can get medals again! You'll unfortunately need to achieve them again, but that just means you get to play more :)

What Would Jesus Do... WITH A JETPACK?!?

Controls:
SPACE - GO TO NEXT MENU
LEFT, RIGHT, UP - JETPACK
M - MUTE
P - PAUSE

How to Play:
Get the cheese. Miss the bricks.

SPECIAL NOTE: UNTIL APPLE GETS ITS SHIT TOGETHER RE: SAFARI, DON'T PLAY ON THAT BROWSER, OR THE GAME WILL BE BLURRY! WHICH IS SORT OF PROBLEMATIC ON PIXEL DAY, RIGHT?

Commentary:
This game. This ******* game. This has been a game I've been working on for almost two years now. Wait a minute, this sounds familiar...

Anyway, I started making this is AS3 in Spring 2014, before switching to Haxe. That took forever, and I decided to take a break at the end of 2014. I started anew in December 2015, rewriting the game to use Javascript and WebGL, and the game is much better for it (although it may be buggy across browsers and devices).

This game was developed and tested in Firefox, so if you have the latest version of that, it should work like a charm. If you're on the latest version of any other browser, I hope it will work, although there may be some weird quirks, so bust out FF for the best experience!

If people like it, I'll keep adding to it, cause I really want to! Also, let me know when you find bugs! Reloading might be the best solution, honestly!

PS. Makes it to Pixel Day with seconds to spare! Eat it, bitches!

Reviews


MonstaKittenMonstaKitten

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow, what a great game you have made. I like the style of the game a lot, and I am certain i will keep coming every week to see the updates. However, I found a bug that froze my game at 35 pieces (my higscore at the moment), and made me very angry. If it helps I am using Chrome and did not have any more windows opened. Also, I would like to see this game on Android I will be playing it all day.


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DBuck-Eye responds:

I'm glad that you like it! I'll be honest, I haven't kept up with the weekly updates at all... but I do want to get back to it at some point! I think there's a bug that's causing the game to freeze when the score gets high enough. I at least need to fix that, but in the mean time, you could call it a kill screen, like in the old arcade games :)

Also, there's experimental touch screen support, but I guess I haven't enabled it on Newgrounds, cause I sort of want to do it better. I'll send you an update when I get to all this stuff!


KamenRiderStickKamenRiderStick

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

It's a good game, just the occasional frustrating pile of bricks falling at bad time.

But there is one thing I can never figure out. How on earth are you supposed to save the sinners? I tried picking them up and flying straight up, but they seem to slip out of grip and fall to earth. I am totally stumped on this part...


DBuck-Eye responds:

Why, my boy, you've already saved them, that's all there is to it!


NeonSpiderNeonSpider

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Game likes to troll you whenever you get cheeses in the mid-to-high 30s by freezing.
That "Get 40 cheeses in one game" medal is thus a luck of the game not freezing on you.

Other than that super-annoying bug, game mechanics are okay.

Compatibility across browsers is bad. This really only works under Firefox. This was stated in the description, however I point it out here because merely stating it in the description doesn't excuse it and I'd still consider it a design flaw. At the very least, try to make sure games work on both Firefox and Chrome as those are the two major browsers most people use these days.

I do prefer Firefox of the two, so if you're going to lock it to just one browser, Firefox is the better choice, but still.


DBuck-Eye responds:

I hadn't experienced the game freezing thing, and it seems to be working pretty well in Firefox and Chrome (although having a lot of tabs open/having other programs running will certainly hurt performance).

That said, it may be the case that there's a bug that only occurs when you've been playing for a while. Did the game freeze completely or just slow down? If it's the first, did switching to a different tab and then switching back unfreeze it? PM me if you want and we can try to figure it out!


CyberdevilCyberdevil

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

A strangely addicting game this one, I've been playing it round after round for... waaay too long now! Characters are as fun to circle through as the scriptures are to read, but the game itself is both aggravating and catchy. Aggravating in how easy it is to die and lose your progress, but catchy in how quick it is to replay. I wonder if collecting cheeses adding to a health bar or lives would make it more rewarding, or destroy the arcade-style aspect a bit...

First ten rounds or so were hellish, but once you get used to the motion (and moving left and right to go up, rather than right up) it gets a bit easier.

Medal(s) I'd really like to see here: cheese-based totals. I've been collecting so much cheese whilst trying to get to the higher numbers, but it'd be nice with awards not only for high scores but also perseverance, as there are with replays and bricks (though to get those you can just make sure to die quickly - something the cheese-based medals would differ in). Overall twas an entertaining game! And as for saving those sinner souls, I still haven't really figured out that part. Do you just make them raise their hands (in which case I feel I should've managed more than three in a game, but maybe not)? Or do something more spectacular? Nice work; happy to see that initial bug fixed!

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DBuck-Eye responds:

Happy to hear that you liked it! I think cheese totals might be a good place to go for the next batch of medals, so don't mind if I take that suggestion!
There are two ways to save a sinner: lift them up to the top of the screen or fall onto the them while falling really fast. If a cross pops up behind the sinner, congratulations, you've saved them!


LiazLanLiazLan

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Funny and original. That moment when cheese is more important than sinners XD


DBuck-Eye responds:

I dunno man, Sinners get you jack shit in this game, but I always seem to go save them before returning to the cheese!