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Jump Reaches 100-Games Milestone With February’s Groovy Additions, Still 50% Off

January having turned to February and all, I figured Jump’s 50% discount would be gone. But that’s not the case, as a month’s worth of access to now more than 100 games is still $4.99! Oh, and February brings about plenty of groovy additions too, as has been the case with every month since launch.

Now, as with January’s additions, February’s new games will be brought to the platform over the course of the month. First up (as in, this week’s additions), 2D platforming in Splasher and hardcore fast-paced platforming in AFTERGRINDER. Good stuff!

Note: I will be updating with links (and video embeds), as each title becomes available on Jump.

Jump 180 – Feb 2018, a 3 minute look at this month's new games

A multi-award winner by developer Splashteam, Splasher is a fun and challenging 2D platformer filled with humor and surprises. Armed with a paint cannon that changes the physical properties of any surface, players must overcome the dangers of the Inkorp mega-factory in order to save their companions the Splashers and put an end to the Machiavellian projects of the evil boss, Le Docteur.

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By Grave Danger Games, AFTERGRINDER puts players in just that in this punishing and fast-twitch arcade runner for the hardcore speed freaks and masochists among us. Players first choose a character, next pick a level…and then get ready to master the grind and die trying. Unless they can survive 90 rage-inducing levels in 3 unforgiving worlds, that is.

Raconteur Games’ Evangeline is a unique and emotional narrative game where color guides players through the world. Thrown into a strangely familiar monochrome neighborhood in the 1980s, players must piece together the story using color as you play. Inspired by the loss of a loved one, Evangeline is about life, love, and loss, and will invite players to connect with those they care about. In the end, players have to ask themselves one simple question: If you could make one last call to a loved one, what would you say? A special note about the game, it has also been tailored to be enjoyable for most levels of color perception, such that color blind players should be able to enjoy the game no matter their situation.

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In this second episode of the highly acclaimed three-part visual novel from the creator of Spice and Wolf, Isuna Hasekura, and developer Spicy Tails, WORLD END ECONOMiCA Ep.02 (Ep. 01 is also available on Jump), Haru woke up with his life but without his dream. Four years after the incident, he finds a new cause, as a driven young lady offers him a chance to return to investing and to find justice.

88 Heroes Trailer

88 Heroes
From publisher Rising Star and developer Bitmap Bureau comes this unique high-quality, action-filled platformer 88 Heroes. It’s 8:08am on 8th August 1988, and the evil Dr. H8 has brought the world to the brink of total annihilation! His demands are simple: Pay $88 octillion within 88 minutes or Dr. H8’s 88 thermonuclear warheads will wipe out the Earth. With 88 levels between them and Dr. H8, only 88 seconds to complete each level and the 88-minute Doomsday clock already ticking, players lead 88 unique characters each with their own special abilities on a platform-hopping, enemy-smashing, danger-dodging mission to save Earth from complete destruction.

From developer Maciej Targoni, creator of the beautiful puzzler Klocki (also available on Jump), and Wojclech Wasiak is another short, uniquely designed minimalist puzzle game that falls into the category of relaxing puzzlers perfect for those who enjoy unwinding and engaging in brain twisters.

By the creators of Klocki, Zenge, HOOK (all three available on Jump) and Art of Gravity, developers Maciej Targoni, Michal Palowski teamed up to create PUSH. A gorgeous and relaxing puzzle game, PUSH has no points, no star awards, no tutorials, and no move counters just a single goal of pushing all the buttons in the correct order. How do you do it? Well, that’s the puzzle.

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Doodle 8-bit Mania
Head back to the 80s in Joybit’s mega-popular addictive, puzzle world-building game. Players mix and match different element combinations to build the universe of their dreams. The entire game, based on Doodle God (also available on Jump) has been beautifully redrawn in pixel graphics with an awesome new 8-bit soundtrack that takes you back to the very beginning of video games.