Welcome to our official TOD thread for Jumpbutton Studio’s current project, Banana Paradise. Banana Paradise was not the first project we worked on. In the beginning, there was another, but the fact that JBS is run completely by volunteer developers, we had to put our original project on indefinite hold. Many of our original developers fell away from the family in favour of more profitable ventures or solely because they lacked dedication to the team. At that point, we no longer had the assets to complete our original project. Those of us who were dedicated to the team and our goals decided to start small and work on more manageable projects.
We started by taking a barely formed tangent idea from our original project…A monkey who wanted to protect his most prized possession: an ENORMOUS banana. Through much debating, and a little unintentional innuendo, the name Banana Paradise emerged, and this side-scrolling defense game we’re currently working on was born.
At the time, the entire game was designed solely for smartphones, consisting only of a lone, nameless monkey protecting a large banana from slugs emerging from either side of the screen.
However, as we inducted more willing developers into the Jumpbutton family, we developed much bigger plans for our creation than stomping slugs. In fact, we had five other ideas! The three most formed of these ideas were a side-scrolling, banana-wielding hack-and-slash monkey adventure, a banana-finding monkey hide and seek game, a Jetpack Joyride inspired monkey flying simulator and a ninja-monkey wall-jumping agility-heavy monkey parkour sidescroller.
Many of these ideas are still in their infancy, and may not even be implemented into the game.
This is where you all come in!
How can you help?
We are currently trying to get our project known and gather feedbacks and opinions on our development in order to create a game not only we ourselves would enjoy playing non-stop, but a game that many others would love to play. You can support us by liking our page, subscribing to our channel, watching us on IndieDB, taking part in community questions which will be featured in our sneaks (our first question was featured in episode 2 of the weekly sneak, it isn’t too late to include your voice!) and lastly by sharing what you see on our page. The bigger the support, the higher our motivation in getting Banana Paradise and more ‘secret’ information released.
Please visit our channel and watch our weekly sneaks, a total of currently three episodes which should give you an idea of what our project is about. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in here and I will answer them when possible.
Here is a little inside look at what we are currently working on.
! Still a work in progress but we couldn’t hold back on showing a small teaser haha. Our YouTube page is going to be having a makeover at some point, just not sure when.
! It might be obvious what this sketch is about, but how exactly will it turn out? Subscribe and follow our weekly sneaks as we aren’t that far away from revealing information on this and many other things.
! Ah, we’ve got quite an interesting plan for our community! Like our facebook and follow our YouTube for upcoming information. Those who enjoy competition or just sharing their achievements will surely love this feature.
! I wonder what this could be? Maybe you’ll find out in our upcoming sneak release later today. Stay tuned!
! Interested in joining the family?
! You can always send an application to email@example.com and a link to a portfolio of some sort. Include information about yourself and your skype name as that is how interviews will be carried out.