The Return of Jetpack

Jetpack is an old game from the 1990s. It reminds me a little of Donkey Kong. Except you also can use your jetpack to move up on the screen. No more just climbing ladders. Jetpack 2 was scheduled to be released back in the 1990s as well. However there were some problems with the publisher, who went out of business.

Now it seems the author of Jetpack is at it again. He is looking to finally release the sequel to this game. Let's hope he has luck and can pull off a Duke Nukem return. Apparently he tried to get some backing from a publisher. Most balked at the idea. I think another deal fell through.

What is a small developer to do? Turn to Kickstarter. Total goal is to raise $40k. I think the guy only has a couple grand promised so far. That's a long way to go. I wonder if a Jetpack style game has a place in today's crowded game market. You got to want to root for the little guy though.

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