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Jumping Jim

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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

Seems like Dan isn't very good at his own game XD! Played it for the first time and got it already, awesome(it's 1 of the 2 secrets, you have to beat the game°1 and °2 in less then 8 mins)
Really funny, the ending picture is hilarious! And medal bug: some people have problems with the medal 'Nobody Home', i have achieved it but i can get 'Liftoff' bounce of a pink bouncing block :((
That's the only bad thing about the game

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Def long load time. But well worth it I think. Gives ya a good feeling when ya bounce threw first try on a lvl. Smooth.

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NobodyHome responds:

Yeah, it's due to the music tracks in the game. Bloats the file size massively.

Thanks for the review and comments.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

It is very easily seen that the developers put a nice amount of effort in the game, or at least to me.

One thing that I noticed after I completed the game was the the difficulty (curve) was nice, the game grew progressively harder, but it never became frustrating. However, there are two extremes in difficulty curves: Being too hard at times (difficulty spike), and being too easy at times. At times, the latter seemed to be the case, as I only had to retry a level four times at max, most of the time.

It was fun to see that the developer made nice levels with only a few different kinds of blocks to construct the levels with. The new mechanics were showed at just the right time so the levels weren't just more of the same all the time, and to keep piquing the interest of the player. There wasn't an awful amount of levels though, I completed this game in what felt like just a few minutes, but what I played was fun.

The music set a nice tone to the game without being obnoxious, and it was of good quality. The graphics were nice too, although the fact that the player sprite spins while jumping didn't seem congruent with the otherwise blocky 2D environment/levels.

One of my major complaints is that the collision detection felt off or quirky at times, not landing on a block when it should have, falling of blocks before you are even 'off' them (which hindered some jumps).

All in all, it was good game and a fun way to kill some time. I hope you will make more fun games like this.

- ThaB00MZ0R

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

A balanced mixture of moods.

This game hit me by surprise. I looked at the new uploads sidebar as i do every so often, and i saw the name 'Jumping Jim'. My first thought was "oh, another sprite platformer, may as well give it a go."

...But i was so, so wrong.

This game was a lovely surprise. From it's addictive simple gameplay yet with physics measured to perfection, to it's pleasingly simple art style, this game is something you can load up and get immersed into within seconds. And by that, i mean as soon as the first level starts.

Looking at the title screen, you wouldn't be expecting the level design and art style that pops up and smacks you in the face when you click start game - let alone the stunning piano score that commences. The whole mood of the game suddenly shifts, and you genuinely start to wonder where this man is, why is he here, where is he going. But then you reach the end of the game, where you are then transported back to the laid back attitude, where our hero who we have just traversed through 3 different terrains with is slouching on his sofa watching the telly, with 'BJ' on his ballsack. Yet this is as pleasant a mood switch as any, and you laugh not only at what is on the screen, but also at yourself for thinking thew game had taken a serious turn, and being fooled by yourself.

All in all, the game had it's own unique charm and gameplay that i would happily see again in another game. It ran smoothly throughout and despite what others say, I did not have to tolerate any sort of frame rate drop at any point in the game.

I wish you success in your next ventures in game development and hope to see another installment from your team soon.


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NobodyHome responds:

Thanks for the amazing review. I can't really say much else. You pretty much put to rest any initial fears we had about the game not living up to what we believed it could.

You'll definitely be seeing more from us in the future.

Thanks again for the great review


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I actually thought this was a good game, even I didn't really understand it. It was kind of weird to see a superhero who just jumped instead of flew. Then again, the original version of Superman did that. Did you know that, BTW? Anyway, it was rather cool to see how nutty this guy looked as he just jumped everywhere. I could have sworn that you could double jump, but it was just looked like he could.

The hardest one is the level where there are those pink things and a platform. You don't know which one to use first or if you can even make either one at the right time. I had no idea so many people took part in this! It's not that part of a game, so it's neat how everyone had a different role. It's nice for a quick play.

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