the NEXT jump [stencylJAM15]


This was my game to the stencyljam of 2015.


the NEXT jump is a turn-based shmup with roguelite (or like?), tactics and puzzle ingredients.

You are a pilot in pursuit of a Pirate Mothership that keeps it’s distance from you. To catch the mothership, you make “Jumps” to cross long distances… and inside those jumps hordes of pirates (each one with their movement pattern) try to kill you.

Its a game about learning patterns, the enemies and yours!

Controls are mouse based:
To move your Ship, click on the tile next to the Blue Ship.
To shoot click on the shoot button… and the same to “punch”.

Every move costs energy, every punch costs energy… every shot… And Once you make your move, the pirates (and their bullets!) around you make theirs and so on.
But you can pickup Energy and Scrap (“money”) from fallen Pirates.

When the jump is complete, a Jump gate appears and you can buy upgrades on the shop and then jump again…

Everything was made on Stencyl 3.3, GIMP and Blender.
Sounds are public domain and BFXR.