October 6th, Cologne – Headup is thrilled to announce the release date of the comically creepy 3D platformer from developer Nicolas Meyssonnier, Pumpkin Jack. It will make its way to PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on October 23, and will please both fans of games like MediEvil and Jak & Daxter as well as everybody who’s looking for an eerie game to play around Halloween.
Enjoy engaging in an epic battle of evil against good as you jump, dodge, and carve your way through challenging enemies and daunting puzzles. Speed on roller-coaster-like rails in cartoony mine karts, escape dangerous situations like a giant burning barn and use your trusty owl companion for distance attacks – this won’t get boring until the end screen appears!
Pumpkin Jack also shines by the use of Unreal Engine 4 which grants for gorgeously rendered and gruesomely colourful landscapes. Don’t miss the brand-new Release Date Trailer!
About Pumpkin Jack
Pumpkin Jack is a spooky scary 3D platformer in which you embody Jack, the Mythical Pumpkin Lord. Dive into an epic adventure through otherworldly landscapes and help the Evil annihilate the Good!
Follow the will of the Devil himself and slay your nemesis in an epic quest that will take you on a journey in the Boredom Kingdom, a mythical realm shattered by the curse. You will meet friends along the way, from a haughty owl to a snarky crow!
Discover stunning atmospheres in a colorful yet spooky scary Kingdom. Travel through epic and dramatic settings, with each level having its own eerie atmosphere. Using a vibrant palette and high-quality lighting effects, Pumpkin Jack invents its own unique cartoon universe inspired by the classic PS2 graphic style, made with Unreal Engine 4.
Pumpkin Jack is a classic 3D Platformer before anything else! Every level will challenge you through several themed platforms, all giving you new trials to complete. You will have to master the arts of dodging, timing, and movement to vanquish Jack’s foes. During the dynamic real time battles, choose which weapon you want to use and strike at the critical moment!
Solve puzzles that focus on physics, gravity and reflection. Inhabit a pumpkin head and burn books, hammer some moles, create a path for magic spheres… And there is more: In each level, you will be faced with an action sequence using a new exclusive gameplay!
- Colorful Cartoon Setting: Travel through lurid landscapes in levels featuring alluring atmospheres, each crafted with vibrant color palettes, and high-quality lighting effects
- Fight For Your Life: With challenging beasts lurking around every corner, players must master the art of combo attacks; dodging, and timing to survive dynamic real-time battles! Players must unlock weapons and choose wisely in order to strike down all who oppose them
- Don’t Lose Your Head: Solve puzzles that focus on physics; gravity, and reflection as Jack, or ditch the skinsuit and just use your flaming head to burn books; hammer some moles, create paths for magic spheres; and more as each level introduces new and exciting challenges
- Find Friends to Fight at Your Side: Helpful companions are there to assist Jack on his journey, including a haughty hooty owl to guide him along; and a snarky crow, itching to assist with long-range attacks
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|About Nicolas Meyssonnier|
I started developing Pumpkin Jack as a spare-time project in 2016 while studying at the University. I was inspired by old PlayStation platformers I played in my childhood, such as Ratchet & Clank and most importantly Jak & Daxter, and I figured that the market lacked inspiring 3D platformers. Since I was always attracted by dark and spooky atmospheres like the ones we can see in MediEvil, I decided to create my own game which further developed into an exciting full-time project.
As a gamer, I’m always searching for new ways to improve Pumpkin Jack and diversify the gameplay as much as possible. Learning from the old classics such as Jak & Daxter and new platformers such as A Hat in Time, I try to create a mix of stimulating battles, innovative puzzles and challenging platforming in eerie Halloween-themed environments. I thrive on feedback, so do not hesitate to join me on my journey and help make this game the best of his time by joining my official Pumpkin Jack Twitter and Discord channel.