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Jounce


Jounce
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Description

Full version FREE til 3/29/2010 to celebrate PAX East.

Jounce is a nearly infinite Music Puzzle Game, featuring over 32000 music generating levels and Open Feint support. Read on, as I try to find a way to explain it in text.


First off, the most requested feature, deleting Bouncers, is in the next update which is currently going through our final QA and will be submitted soon (yes, I do listen, I'm just a bit slow at times)


So what is Jounce? It is the result of my boredom. More specifically, it is a Musical Puzzle Game, so let's call it an MPG (yay, new acronym!) Balls fall from above, and you place bouncers with a flick of your finger to direct them around obstacles towards the goal somewhere along the bottom. Technically, there's no music in Jounce though. So where does the M in MPG come from? Each time a ball hits a bouncer, it plays a sound, there are about 2 octaves worth of sounds the bouncers select from when you create them, so you end up with this cool generative music thing going on.


If you've bothered to read this far, I guess that means you're probably at least somewhat interested in Jounce, so if you haven't yet, why not go ahead and buy it now? I'll wait till you're done to continue...ready? Ok.


I don't care for games that have you trying for the fewest moves, because that puts a hard cap on just how good you can be. With Jounce, I took the opposite tack: each bounce increases a balls value by one point, so to really rack up a high score, besides getting the balls to reach the goal, you have to make them bounce. A Lot. Like an entire room full of kids on a massive sugar high.


The controls are pretty simple: Just tap and drag to place a bouncer. Want to remove a bouncer? Now you can! Just tap on one once to select it (turns red) then tap again to remove it. Tapping or dragging anywhere else will unselect it.


Oh yea, there are just over 32,000 levels...so let's see that's somewhere around 1000 hours of play time if you wanted to play every single level, just one time (you'll get a shiny Open Feint Achievement if you actually manage to do this!).


I want to improve Jounce even further - I think multiplayer could be quite fun in it, and I'd like to try some other stuff out like a music creator mode, and maybe a more structured arcade mode. But I admit, I tend to be far more productive when it appears ya'll are playing jounce, and the easiest indicator I have of that, is the number of downloads it gets. So please, get everyone you know to purchase Jounce, and help me be productive!

What's New in Version 1.3

As nearly everyone has requested, you can now delete Bouncers.

Screenshots

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