Black Jacket Games is two guys, Weston and Brian, working on their own new, unique, overly ambitious games. Both of us have over a decade of professional experience in the games industry and have worked on games you may have heard of in the past; such as the jet pack craziness called "Tribes", and the early XBLA game, "Marble Blast Ultra". We're currently hard at work on a city building game where a voracious slime is constantly trying to eat your city! We call it 'Slime City'.

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BlackJacketGames @ Slime City

Thank! Love the name.

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BlackJacketGames @ Slime City

Thanks Magnus!

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BlackJacketGames @ New Metal Drift Level: Javelin

Thanks! You can set the brightness/color of the HUD in the user options.

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BlackJacketGames @ Javelin In-Game_01

Yeah, we started it two years ago! Finally finishing it feels good.

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BlackJacketGames @ Metal Drift

There is a demo available on steam

Store.steampowered.com

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BlackJacketGames @ Metal Drift

Yes it was. We were supposed to be a launch title for Instant Action.

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BlackJacketGames @ Javelin: Textured Bumpers

The 'style' is still coming together. But the rest of the arena will get textured and lit with a more industrial look than our other arenas.

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BlackJacketGames @ New Overgrowth a134 video devlog

The blood is epic!

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BlackJacketGames @ Rising Storm Spell Icons Finished! New Lobby Room Art!

Sweet icons. One of my favorite jobs is making icons. These look tight.

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BlackJacketGames @ Space Arena Released

Looks cool! Going with a 3rd person view is cool. We went with 1st person only for our game Metal Drift and frustrated a bunch of people.

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BlackJacketGames @ Version 1.07 is now available for BETA Testing

Need a video of the rain effect. Still looks nice and moody though!

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BlackJacketGames @ New Metal Drift Level - Wasteland

@QuantumPsychosis - Yeah, I'm pretty ready to play a new level myself.

@Tallon_hunterR - I'd like to add some back story. It's on the list, not sure when it will happen though.

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BlackJacketGames @ Metal Drift TV & The Tournament

Me too! :P It's such a blast with more players.

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BlackJacketGames @ Metal Drift TV & The Tournament

We'll be part of an Indie bundle coming up on steam. That should boost player numbers. But we're putting a lot more time and energy into community building in general. We have by-weekly organized matches on Mondays and Fridays as well.

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BlackJacketGames @ SourceBall

Heh.

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BlackJacketGames @ Metal Drift

That's interesting, I hadn't heard that 30k number. That's a failure for a huge publisher like EA, but very good for a small developer.

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BlackJacketGames @ Metal Drift

I was a big Battletech fan back in the day - played the boardgame and the early 3D games as well. These days I'm not sure that big lumbering mechs are all that fun to play in real-time. I'd rather play them as a turn-based strategy game like Front Mission.

Having said that, I am trying to convince Weston that we need to do a small-bot style game (think Appleseed sized mechs). Fast, maneuverable, and they could play with drift-tanks in the same environments.

-Brian

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BlackJacketGames @ First Gameplay Video

Yes, team deathmatch gametype is likely.

The 'soccer' gametype brings the game focus and makes it feel more sporty. If you don't go for the ball, it pretty much plays like a deathmatch.

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BlackJacketGames @ First Gameplay Video

I've really been wanting to do a pure racing gametype. It seems like a no-brainer since they are already fun to drive. If it does well in sales then we may well have time to add that in.

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BlackJacketGames @ First Gameplay Video

Yeah, TRON was a big influence when we started. We originally had it more abstract with high walls and more of a city feel. Later we moved in more of a CyberSled direction.

Yes, hovertanks aren't really a new concept, but I think the speed, teamplay, tank configurations, etc combined haven't really been done like this before. You'll have to actually play to see what I mean ;)

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BlackJacketGames @ First Gameplay Video

Not pure racing no. However, on the larger maps there's more driving so it has a racing feel. The boost tunnels also bring in some racing elements.

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BlackJacketGames @ First Gameplay Video

We've actually been approached by a guy who works with motion platform distributers. Haven't talked to him in a while, I'll have to ping him now that we're a few months from release.

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BlackJacketGames @ Metal Drift

Thanks for all the positive feedback guys, it really gives us a boost to see people excited about the game! Really great community here, we look forward to posting more content soon.

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