NEXT JUMP is a turn-based, tactics Shoot 'em up for people who are bad at SHMUPs, but love them. Do space-jumps and chase the vicious Dragons who stole all the stock of Beverage from the Galaxy and now are running away!
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Positive (25) - 92% of the 25 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 28, 2017
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September 22

NEXT JUMP: Red Legionnaires update is now available for free!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0u02NjwS8c
Features:
Three new ships:
  • Shield, Sword and a Secret ship, unlockable at events or defeating a mothership.



New game mode, "Reputation Bets":


  • Join illegal gamblers who bet their Reputation points on uninterrupted jumps. The pilot have a huge amount of Scrap to equip the Ship and try to beat a target Reputation.
    Each time you try to hit the current Reputation, it increases. Be failing or succeeding. Every move counts, every defeated enemy is precious.
  • This game mode is only playable after defeating at least one mothership (on any difficulty). Everyone who has already defeated one has the unlocked mode.
  • The list of names of the gamblers is a collection of names of the best (real) players of the game! So if you posted a video or screenshot with your score there are great chances of your name being in there! :)

Easy, Normal and Hard difficulty modes:
  • In response to requests, there are now three different difficulties. Each of them changes mainly the amount of "energy" that the enemies have, in addition to some other minor details.
  • The "Hard" mode is only playable after defeating at least one mothership (on any difficulty). Everyone who has already defeated one has the unlocked mode.
  • New mechanic to amplify the "Failure Spectrum": If your ship gets hit by a 4 dmg blaster and have only 2 hull it will have the hull reduced to "0" instead of exploding. From "0" any damage will obviously blow it up.

Improved interface:


  • The ship's scanner has been completely reprogrammed and designed. Now it shows in an organized way all the elements present in the Tile, including the amount of Scrap and Energy!
    The Scanner can also be turned on and off just by clicking on its icon or using its current shortcut.
  • New DANGER indication: when you move the mouse on a Tile that has any element that damages the current ship (taking into account the different collision sizes) a Skull Symbol will flash. This works even with the Scanner disabled.

Many minor improvements and bugs have been fixed.

If you encounter any problems please report on the forums.
I hope you enjoy all the hard work I put into this update! :D
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August 18

Announcing "NEXT JUMP: Red Legionaries" and Update Details!

Hello rookies!

It is with great pleasure that I announce the first details of the update I have been working on: Three new ships! Yes! Three!

They are part of the fleet of mercenaries known as "Red Legionaries":

Two of them, The Shield and The Sword, will be available without doing anything. A third and special ship will have to be unlocked.


The update will feature these three ships with new mechanics, interface improvements, a new game mode and difficulty modes!
I hope you enjoy the surprise and in the next ad I will talk about the improvements in the combat interface.

NEXT JUMP: Red Legionaries are due out in the middle of September and will be free.

Have a safe jump.
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Reviews

“Bite-sized with bite, I say jump in.”
Stately Play

“The controls are easy to pick up, the strategy is pretty intuitive, and overall, it’s a well crafted little game.”
Bleeding Cool

“It's actually a very good and pretty cleverly designed game, certainly has the same addictive charm that I found with FTL, but fully stands on its own with the fun combat.”
GamingOnLinux

Update Notes


NEXT JUMP: Red Legionnaires is now available for free:

  • Three new ships.
  • New game mode, "Reputation Bets".
  • Easy, Normal and Hard difficulty modes.
  • Improved interface.
  • Many other minor improvements.

About This Game

NEXT JUMP is a love letter to shmup's [Shoot 'em up or space shooters], read in a slightly different manner: In turn-based battles!


Your mission, our mission, is very simple:
The dragons are fleeing with all our Elixir supply. Stop them!
We have an advantage: We are FASTER. Our engines are capable of doing "Juxtaposition Ultra Movement Positioning", or JUMPs, as we call it.
It will not be easy, as the Dragon drones can invade our Jumps, attacking us inside while traveling faster than light. These drones are predictable and always act by following pre-set patterns, but too many drones within the JUMP can be certain death!


  • It's a Tactics SHMUP!
  • A excellent Coffee break game.
  • Not only inspired by the classic Shmups and Bullet Hells, it’s also influenced by tactical games like Final Fantasy Tactics, Jeanne d’Arc and Roguelikes like FTL and Crypt of the NecroDancer.
  • Be a pilot of the Bastards Federation: A group formed by the Elves, Humans, Dwarves and Orcs who used to live in peace, sharing their love for all Beverages.
  • Your mission: JUMP! Chase the Dragons and stop them from running away with all that is most sacred to the Bastards by jumping from sector to sector, facing hordes of enemies in turn-based battles!
  • Each Sector is a Board! Each given “JUMP” represents a new combat board generated procedurally, simulating combat situations only seen in SHMUPs!
  • Pick from four playable Ships, all inspired by classic weapons: The Ballista, Dagger, Hammer and Staff.
  • Equip and Upgrade your ship with different weapons and accessories that change the combat dynamics!
  • Like the classic games of the past, it has a complete MANUAL, accessible within the game!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64bits or later
    • Processor: Core i3 2.5ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Support and 256 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 minimum resolution.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64bits or later
    • Processor: Core i5 2.2ghz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Support and 256 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 minimum resolution.
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS Sierra
    • Processor: Core i3 2.5ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Support and 256 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 minimum resolution.
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS Sierra
    • Processor: Core i5 2.2ghz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Support and 256 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 minimum resolution.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Core i3 2.5ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Support and 256 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 minimum resolution.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: Core i5 2.2ghz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Support and 256 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 minimum resolution.
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