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WELCOME TO THE LOVE STORY KNOWN AS JAM!
Join E.J. The D.J. in an adventure to win the heart of the mysterious girl named Kiki Von Tea all the while fighting off hordes of enemies called Quadroons created by MC K.I.N.G.

~CHARACTERS~

E.J. The D.J.

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Age: 18

A typically nonchalant DJ who often tends to immerse himself in his thoughts and imagination. He comes off as very sarcastic and childish but once you get to know him, he is a gentle giant who gets what he needs to get done.  He has been recently heartbroken and it has been affecting his performances until he locks eyes with Kiki Von Tea; Unfortunate timing though since the King wants to kidnap Kiki for his own purpose. So now E.J. being the sucker he is, has to fight to save Kiki. Sheesh , E.J. really cant get a break can he? And here he thought entering his world would always get him out of trouble.

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Kiki Von Tea

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Age: 18

A way past talented musician who favors the bass guitar. She tends to have a hot headed approach at things and more often than not aims higher than most think she can actually achieve. She recently left the band that put her on the map as an artist because of… internal conflicts. Kiki has what was widely known as only legend up until she turned 3; The Armory Pool. The ability to reach into her space and pull out any musical weapon of choice from different dimensions. This ability is what the King has grown so interested in and in tern has sent out his minions to capture Kiki for.

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Noisedoon

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Age:1(Technically)

Noise was the 2nd in line of advanced Quadroons. His original purpose was to temporarily fill in the “Ace” spot to the King for Noises older brother but events transpired and the King had better plans for Noise. He was not designed to physically fight, only to destroy the sound of others, play his own music and be the best musician on Sound Central but considering that he is an exceptionally quick learner, he has expanded his uses. The King orders Noise to kidnap Kiki not knowing what dangers may befall his plans by doing so.

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MC K.I.N.G

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Age: Very Old

The head honcho himself, this is your majesty the fantastic M.C. K.I.N.G. Being the head MC of Sound Central can be difficult but the King always has a strategy to combat the stress. He is calm, cool and always collected with a constant smile on his face as he rips the hearts and individuality out of his subjects. He is a game master meaning he has never lost a game in his life but that fact slightly changes when he meets E.J… He ties technically but that’s never good enough for the ruler of Illuminosity. After hearing that the Armory is more than just a legend, he begins to devise a strategy to acquire it. Can his plans be thwarted? Probably not.. YOUR IN HIS WORLD NOW!!!

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~ABOUT~

Sonic Shuffle: Make the world your own by using E.J.s main technique, the Sonic Shuffle. He changes the environment around him to match the genre of music that he is playing, this also can possibly open up alternate pathways and potentially unveil secrets hidden in the stage. Press down and shuffle left or right to change the genre of music instantly.

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Assist Character: Through out the game you will encounter Kiki to help you through levels. Depending on the genre of music currently playing, she will use an appropriate weapon from the Armory Pool to aid you temporarily. press the shuffle right button to call your assist character.

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Fans: Fans are your source of life. press the action button next to a fan to dance in front of them and try to woo them. If you are successful you will be rewarded with the Sonic Shield to protect you. Keep in mind, the Sonic Shield can only take one hit from an enemy and it is gone. If you are hit without the Sonic Shield, you will lose a life so rack up as many fans as possible and as frequently as possible.

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Checkpoints: There is only one checkpoint in every level so keep an eye out. For those who are unfamiliar with how a checkpoint works, if you lose a life after you hit a checkpoint, instead of spawning back at the beginning of the stage, you will spawn at the checkpoint instead.

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~DOWNLOAD~

Download Here

**NOTE** Little note to the players, the game operates on a metronome system, when the action button(K) is pressed when the metronome at the top left is red, it is considered “on beat” and you will gain a shield if you dance in front of a fan or interact with a speaker, however if the metronome is purple when you press the action button then you are “off beat” and you will lose your shield. Unfortunately the music at the moment is just for flavor and is not synched with the metronome so feel free to turn down your speakers if you’d like.

Buttons:

Enter=start
W=jump
A=left
S=crouch
D=right
J=shuffle left
K=action button
L=shuffle right

*Crouch and press either J or L to change the genre of the music.*

Debug:
Z=volume down(use this to deactivate the gray speakers)
X=volume up(use this to activate the gray speakers)
V=tempo down
B=tempo up

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History

JAM is my baby, plain and simple. It in its entirety is the most worked on art piece I have to my name and honestly I have to say that I am very proud of my work. The character EJ is obviously based off of yours truly and Kiki is based off of a girl that is currently one of my best friends but back in high school I was beyond infatuated with her. Noise is based off of the guys she liked and the person that I wanted to be to get her and the King is based off of everything that prevents me from being happy which ironically is myself (yeah the king is heavily based off of how I perceive myself). Sonic The Hedgehog has been my idol since ’92 so my art style shows that heavily. The characters had so many different designs before, EJ was originally a girl called Sakura and the game was nothing like it is now, Noise was supposed to be the main antagonist and his personality was much different especially since his name was Necro back then but now he’s based off of a bunny. A tad ironic. The game was originally gonna be called Moon Light Nights, then Arms Race, then it bouced to JAM. I chose the name JAM for a couple of reasons but the main reason is that it was short, it explained the atmosphere in one three-letter word, and it was more original than just calling the game “EJ the DJ” in my opinion.

Possible Future Plans for the starstruck DJ?

I’ve been working on this game conceptually for a while but haven’t been able to properly bring it to fruition considering I am only an artist and am in no way math savvy but that aside, I’ve been able to make JAM, and its follow-ups with a proper story that will all make sense once they are all out there. This is in no way the final version of JAM; I actually plan on redesigning it with vector art and using Unity or flash as the engine after I finish up college and have enough time on my hands  and after I find a proper programmer that will help me make the engine smooth. I’ve always had music in my family but have never actually picked up an instrument myself until recently. I’ve taken to the piano so anticipate me making the full sound track once I’ve honed my skills a bit. There are so many different stories I have “outside of JAM.” Some take place in the same universe, others are in a different time period but Just keep in mind, EJ is based off of me and I’d never settle for being the best on just one planet… That’s never good enough.

For any undisclosed info you may need regarding the game, if you need an artist for your games or if you just wanna chat my email address is:

ECLIPSc70@gmail.com

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ECLIPSc70@yahoo.com

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You are more than welcome to leave a comment below.

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All pixel artwork is done by Joshua Elysee.
Audio tracks are renditions of songs from SEGA’s Sonic CD and are in no way affiliated with Joshua Elysee.

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  1. PowerPangolin
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    This is cool!

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