If you like Terraria and games similar to Minecraft, Junk Jack will be a game worth checking out. Although it feels like a direct clone of Terraria, developer Pixbits attempts to offer something different with the same exploration and world building mechanics.
If you don’t know, this game started on mobile devices and now made its way over to PC via Steam. Developer Pixbits has a full description of the game on Early Access, in case those who are interested in the block building game wanted to know the game’s core purpose…
“Make the world truly yours in Junk Jack, a relaxing sandbox experience focused on building and improving your home. Discover new planets, tame and breed creatures, cook foods, collect animal companions, farm exotic plants, collect fish, grow flowers, play with your friends!”
Originally made to be like a 2D version of Mojang’s Minecraft, it plays more like Re-Logic and Engine Software’s Terraria — and I mean literally. If you don’t mind direct aspects of the latter game, you will definitely enjoy your runs through this side-scrolling adventure.
As for gameplay features, folks will basically venture through different landscapes to find materials to survive against the dangers that wait ahead. After building settlements and equipment, players can either settle in one spot or adventure even deeper underground to find rare items or explore unseen regions.
Although the trailer is old, the newer version of the “Short Trailer” on Steam, which is longer, isn’t up yet on Pixbits YouTube channel as of this writing. In addition, you can view the older 30 second long trailer below.
To mix up the gameplay, maps and pre-set pieces will randomly generate. This offers locations like deserts, snowfields and common grasslands with their given elements and brushes featured in them randomly.