Hey, we’ve made it to November, which means… less than two months until Christmas! Not that this month is void of good stuff either, mind you. Today, November 2nd, is Cookie Monster’s birthday after all, and then there’s Thanksgiving on the 23rd. But what I am most excited about, is the new games on Jump – a grand total of eight will be added throughout the month! Very groovy.
Now, as with October’s additions, November’s new games will be brought to the platform over the course of, well, the entire month. I think. Maybe sooner? I don’t know the exact details, but what I do know is which games we can look forward to playing ($9.99/month, with a free 14-day trial), and that lovely list can be perused below.
Note: I will be updating with links as each title becomes available on Jump.
A multi-award winner by developer Funktronic Labs, Nova-111 features a quirky sci-fi adventure where players pilot their trusty orange vessel through mysterious and foreign planets. The mission: fix space-time and search out the scientists lost in the aftermath of the Universe’s Greatest Science Experiment.
This ingenious 3D puzzle-platformer by Digital Dreams has gamers exploring a unique world of infographics where all the bar charts, line diagrams, and pie charts react to what players do. Metrico+ is a combination of exploration, skill, and experimentation, but most of all — thinking outside of the box.
Players find themselves in a dystopian steampunk mini-golf adventure game set in the skies above an alternate world where life on the ground is enveloped in permanent smog, constant darkness, and never-ending rain. Developed by Kinelco & Lone Elk Creative, gamers conquer challenging obstacle courses in the sky, all the while discovering the powerful story of insurrection during a time of oppression.
This hit-selling and addicting puzzle and world-building game by award-winning studio JoyBits challenges players to use logic and ingenuity to create the entire universe. Starting with the basic elements of earth, wind, fire, and air, players build a world filled with locomotives, dragons, skyscrapers, aliens, and more.
Mighty Switch Force Academy
In this highly rated action-adventure puzzle platformer, players assume the role of Academy Cadet Patricia Wagon and grab their pellet guns to take on massive brain-twisting puzzles. Developer WayForward also provides a hectic cooperative couch-play experience for up to four players.
Lost in the depths of a giant gas mining station where things have gone very, very wrong, players manipulate the environment around them to progress in this unique game by developer Floating Island Games. Gamers must move terrain to clear paths, defeat enemies, and launch themselves skyward in the abandoned world in the clouds, full of weird and wonderful dangers.
Frantic and frenetic, highly rated Ballistic Tanks by Kirklight Games is one of the most thrilling tank games since the 80’s, with five game modes in more than 50 maps. Players can battle tanks in exhilarating local multiplayer matches or challenge themselves in an intense solo/co-op arcade mode.
Bye-Bye, Wacky Planet
Developed by Rasul Mono, this fast-paced 2D side-scrolling shooter was inspired by old-school video games. Players find themselves as Alan and Eve, two adorable aliens that ended up on Earth in the hands of terrible scientists. Gamers must help them escape and return to their home planet using a wide selection of alien guns to tear through a bunch of enemies to freedom.
From the mind of Mårten Jonsson, Star Sky unfolds like a beautiful poem that tells a different saga every time in this game that focuses on ambiance and atmospheric sensations. From the first moment that players enter the critically acclaimed game, they become the narrators of a methodically slow-paced story that they weave with every step.