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 Apr 11 2013, 5:36pm replied:

Thank! Love the name.

+2 votes   game: Slime City
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BlackJacketGames Mar 29 2013, 9:15pm replied:

Thanks Magnus!

+1 vote   game: Slime City
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BlackJacketGames Dec 26 2012, 11:14am says:

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

+1 vote   article: New Metal Drift Level: Javelin
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BlackJacketGames Dec 23 2012, 6:31am says:

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

+1 vote   media: Javelin In-Game_01
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BlackJacketGames Jun 14 2011, 2:04am replied:

There is a demo available on steam

Store.steampowered.com

+2 votes   game: Metal Drift
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BlackJacketGames Jun 14 2011, 2:03am replied:

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

+2 votes   game: Metal Drift
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BlackJacketGames Jun 9 2011, 4:12pm says:

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.

+1 vote   article: Javelin: Textured Bumpers
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BlackJacketGames Jun 8 2011, 6:39pm says:

The blood is epic!

+1 vote   article: New Overgrowth a134 video devlog
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BlackJacketGames Jun 8 2011, 6:35pm says:

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

+1 vote   article: Rising Storm Spell Icons Finished! New Lobby Room Art!
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BlackJacketGames Jun 8 2011, 6:34pm says:

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.

+1 vote   article: Space Arena Released
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BlackJacketGames Jun 8 2011, 6:31pm says:

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

+1 vote   article: Version 1.07 is now available for BETA Testing
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BlackJacketGames Mar 13 2011, 8:15pm replied:

@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.

+1 vote   article: New Metal Drift Level - Wasteland
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BlackJacketGames Jun 1 2010, 6:50am replied:

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

+1 vote   article: Metal Drift TV & The Tournament
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BlackJacketGames May 29 2010, 2:17pm says:

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.

+2 votes   article: Metal Drift TV & The Tournament
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BlackJacketGames May 28 2010, 3:35am replied:

Heh.

+1 vote   mod: SourceBall
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BlackJacketGames May 8 2009, 8:13pm replied:

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.

+2 votes   game: Metal Drift
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BlackJacketGames May 1 2009, 3:19am replied:

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

+1 vote   game: Metal Drift
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BlackJacketGames Feb 27 2009, 2:24pm replied:

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.

+1 vote   article: First Gameplay Video
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BlackJacketGames Feb 27 2009, 2:21pm replied:

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.

+1 vote   article: First Gameplay Video
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BlackJacketGames Feb 26 2009, 3:35am replied:

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 ;)

+2 votes   article: First Gameplay Video
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BlackJacketGames Feb 26 2009, 3:29am replied:

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.

+2 votes   article: First Gameplay Video
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BlackJacketGames Feb 26 2009, 3:26am replied:

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.

+1 vote   article: First Gameplay Video
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BlackJacketGames Feb 26 2009, 3:23am says:

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.

+2 votes   game: Metal Drift
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