Colonial England. Under a certain amount of… duress… Jack takes on a job which will not only cause him a great deal of trouble, but also bring to light the answer to a mystery out of his distant past. A lack of money leads Jack to accept a charter to take a British secret agent to mysterious “Tooth Island”. When Jack’s ship shatters on the mysterious island’s cliffs on arrival and the secret agent quickly becomes a meal for a monster in the jungle, Jack is soon left to cope with the situation on his own. “ Tooth Island” is ruled by the strange Doctor T, who is cultivating man-eating plants and has his own dastardly plans for the British Empire. And why does he seem to know Jack, who can’t remember ever having been on Tooth Island? What are Doctor T's plans? And what does he know about Jack’s past?

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Award winning Cartoon Adventure "Jack Keane", originally developed by Deck 13, is now available as a digital download for Linux for the first time.

Colonial England. Under a certain amount of… duress… Jack takes on a job which will not only cause him a great deal of trouble, but also bring to light the answer to a mystery out of his distant past. A lack of money leads Jack to accept a charter to take a British secret agent to mysterious “Tooth Island”. When Jack’s ship shatters on the mysterious island’s cliffs on arrival and the secret agent quickly becomes a meal for a monster in the jungle, Jack is soon left to cope with the situation on his own.

“ Tooth Island” is ruled by the strange Doctor T, who is cultivating man-eating plants and has his own dastardly plans for the British Empire. And why does he seem to know Jack, who can’t remember ever having been on Tooth Island? What are Doctor T's plans? And what does he know about Jack’s past?

And then there’s the young and naive Amanda, who is filled by an almost fanatical drive to prove her worth. In the beginning the young lady is employed by Doctor T, and part of her task is to track Jack down and take him prisoner. It doesn’t take long before she begins to wonder if she is really on the right side, or if she shouldn’t join her opponent, the charming Captain Jack, instead.

A hair-raising hunt across the length and breadth of the dangerous island finally airs the mystery surrounding Jack’s past and leads to a spectacular showdown with a dark and deadly enemy and his nefarious henchmen.

Features:
- 15 different locations and lots of sub-locations
- More than 250 different objects which can be used, combined and exchanged
- Dozens of zany characters
- Cinematic storytelling with scads of cut scenes
- Easy entry into play and loads of playing fun right from the start
- Jam-packed with humour
- Perfect orchestral background
- Based on the renowned PINA technology used in “Ankh”
- Play as Jack or Amanda
- Full screen effects, including glow, depth of field and motion blur
- Soft-edged shadows
- Various particle effects
- Dynamic lighting

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The playable demo unveils the first four levels and is available here for download.

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mateo14927
mateo14927

Do you plan to port Jack Keane 2 to Linux/Mac OS X?

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mateo14927
mateo14927

Do you plan to create graphical launchers for your games? I ask because it will be much easier to use them instead command line switches in terminal. I saw similar launchers in several LGP games

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rettichschnidi Creator
rettichschnidi

We do not. There are not a lot (any?) important of switches around to justify this kind of effort.

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665
665

Respect!, The worst port in Linux gaming history finally on Desura

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Arnaudk
Arnaudk

I disagree. While some effects are missing, the port is quite stable and run on every distribution. Sin (from Hyperion) was a bad port. Jack Keane is Ok

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andreihaiducul
andreihaiducul

SSF does have a point regarding graphical differences. I don't exactly play adventure games for fancy gfx, but it does say a little about RuneSoft's abilities in that department.

I've created two bug reports ( Bitbucket.org and Bitbucket.org); feel free to contribute with screenshots or whatnot.

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kratz00 Creator
kratz00

Thanks andreihaiducul,

that's the right approach, only people who ask for help can be helped.
I will investigate the problems you have mentioned in your tickets.

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665
665

>While some effects are missing

the game cost 60 bucks back then and it looked like **** compared to the 2 other platforms,

This game and those 2 other ogre fail ports destroyed their reputation as a Linux porter

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mateo14927
mateo14927

The price of Jack Keane was really high, but it was the best adventure game ported to Linux for many years.

I have a box version of Jack Keane for Linux, but I decided to buy a digital version of this game, because I really want to see more games ported to Linux by Runesoft.

Unfortunately I am using Linux and OS X, but I don't understand, why you don't want to sell games for OS X na Desura?

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s_d
s_d

I think that RuneSoft doesn't have OS X distribution rights for Jack Keane on Desura, only for Linux. Maybe they do want to sell it here but cannot (RuneSoft devs would have to comment). Regarding the quality of the port, is it even the same team anymore?! I seriously doubt it. Why make the new guys pay for the old team's sins, if they're willing to fix it up? Digital distribution makes it easy for them to push out patches to us.

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mateo14927
mateo14927

Well, Games for Mac OS X on Desura are a huge issue for Runesoft, but the exactly reasons are unknowns for the Mac users.
Jack Keane, Ankh, Ankh 2 for Linux were ported by Gabriele Greco, but he left a company a couple of years ago. Now there is a different team who is porting games to Linux. How many people are working on Linux ports of games in Runesoft?

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