Jade Phoenix (Beta 1)
| 20th July, 2009
Edited By Strife on 7/20/2009
Jade Phoenix is a side-scrolling platform adventure game with characters and locations based on fantasy concepts from members of the Neopian Times Writer's Forum. I've performed all of the programming, spriting, and music composition, while I've had a group of volunteers create the characters for me and test the game for bugs and other issues.
In the game, denizens of the island of Netwafopia have been possessed by an alien being, making them hypnotized "puppets" and causing evil things to happen. Players must journey across the island to save the hypnotized citizens and stop the alien's plans, using one of two playable characters: Patjade or Wandy (both are actual administrators of the real NTWF). Patjade is a female elf who uses a bow and arrow as her main weapon, while Wandy is a male kitsune who uses a sword as his weapon. The game itself plays very similar to Super Mario Bros, with inspiration from various other games.
Jade Phoenix has been in development for about 3 years so far, with massive breaks in between, and I think enough levels have been completed to warrent an official release. This version (Beta 1) contains 31 levels across 6 distinct worlds and is playable from start to finish. The final version of the game will hopefully contain 50 levels across 7 different worlds, with both a mini-boss battle and a big boss battle in each world.
Since this is a beta version, there are some bugs and issues that you might encounter. I am still actively working on the project with a small team of bug testers. Hopefully I can fill in the rest of the missing levels and get it into a completed state in the near future.
That being said, happy platforming!
(Controls for the game are explained in the first level. All you need to know at first is that the arrow keys move your character.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU5JokF3yK8 (Forest Canopy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk1aq0GvOoU (Beach Boss)
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http://jadephoenix.org/jpgame/jp_beta1.zip (9.37mb )
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