June 22nd, 2012 | By Sarah Bishop
If anyone can think of a more fun way to spend several hours of your summer than using bombs in a stealth game to escape aliens, I’m all ears. But it sounds pretty good to me, so I’m excited to tell you about a soon-to-be new addition to the iPad marketplace—Dynamite Jack.
Some of you may have heard about this game before on IGM (or somewhere less awesome) because it debuted as a PC/Mac game. But the developers have brought the party to mobile, and Dynamite Jack is slotted to launch on the App Store June 28th. As aforementioned, the game will launch for the iPad, and only on the iPad. It will not be iPod Touch or iPhone compatible. (Sorry guys—but you can still nab it in its original form here or on Steam!)
For those of you who have not been graced with knowledge about this game, allow me to shed a little light on the subject. Dynamite Jack follows a Space Marine who was captured on the battlefield and forced to work in the mines for an alien race. But alas for them, he has escaped! You must help this hero make it to safety by utilizing an interesting mix of stealth and bombs. This unlikely union of tactics will be your ally through 28 levels to the surface of the mine and freedom.
But luckily for all of us bomb-crazed sneaks, the game does not end with 28 levels. The game has a Map Editor with which to invent your own diabolical, alien-infested deathtraps levels! These user-created maps can then be shared with the community, to be played by anyone and everyone. Every map (including community-created ones) also has its own Speed Run Leaderboard, so thrilling escapes can continue indefinitely! The developers have even kindly created a tutorial for the Map Editor, which can be viewed below:
If anyone here makes a map, feel free to tell us about it in the comments so we can all share in the awesomeness!