A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Jack Move is a cyberpunk themed Japanese style RPG. Jack Move is set in a “VHS-era” cyberpunk city filled with high-tech and low-life. Players take on the role of Noa, a vigilante hacker who is thrust into a world of murder, kidnapping and dark research after her father goes missing.

***Jack Move is still in development. Grab the demo below***

About

Jack Move is a cyberpunk themed Japanese style RPG. Jack Move is set in a “VHS-era” cyberpunk city filled with high-tech and low-life. Inspired by the novels of William Gibson, 80’s computer interfaces and films such as Strange Days, Akira & Bladerunner. The game features beautiful modern pixel art, a unique turn based battle system and an 8 to 10 hour campaign. Players take on the role of Noa, a vigilante hacker who is thrust into a world of murder, kidnapping and dark research after her father goes missing.

"VHS era" cyberpunk
Neon. Rain. Cityscapes.
Gritty story
8-10 hour campaign
Unique "cyberspace" battle system
Configure the loadout for your sweet cyberspace deck
Looks lovely
Gorgeous "Hi-Bit" pixel art

Story

They whisper her name on the streets: Solares. A mysterious veteran of the Data Wars, she keeps the fight against the Corporations alive as a vigilante hacker-for-hire, empowering the downtrodden and undermining those with power.

When she receives an emergency message from her estranged father - the eccentric Dr. Abner Solares, whose wife's death spurred him to become the leading researcher of 'digital reanimation'  - Noa is thrust into a world of murder, kidnapping, dark research, and the corporation that would steal it for their own ends: Monomind.

What starts as fight to save your father will become a fight for the future of mankind itself...

Cyberspace Battles

Jack Move features beautifully animated turn based battles. Inspired by JRPG greats such as Final Fantasy 7-10, Grandia and Golden Sun, with a modern twist.

The single party member system allows for exciting and tactical battles. Customise the software of your Cyber Deck to switch roles mid battle, balancing offence, defence and buffs. Choosing which software you load during a battle is the key to victory! Hardware upgrades can help boost your stats, increase the amount of software you can install or give Noa extra abilities.

Press

Considering I’ve played some RPGs that are still introducing you to basic combat systems at that point, it’s refreshing to see something with turn-based combat aiming at being a bit more compact.
Dominic Tarason - Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Pairing the gracefully flowing animations in these battles with an intricate battle system makes it a strong contender in the JRPG arena. You’ll be chomping at the bit to watch Noa bust out some tech-based attacks and trounce her opponents in this eye-grabbing cyberpunk game.
Julia Couture - indiegamesplus.com

So Romantic

Jack Move is a game by So Romantic, a micro-studio started by Edd Parris.

Community

Come and join the So Romantic Discord server, follow development and help shape the future of Jack Move!

About the demo

The demo shows off a nice slice of the game, covering most of the major features. It starts with a brief introduction cutscene and then lets you loose in a small dungeon. There is about 15-30 minutes of gameplay depending on how it's played!

It would be great if you could submit any bugs you come across to the bug tracker. If you have any specific feedback it would be great if you came and joined the So Romantic Discord server to come and discuss the game!

Updated 22 days ago
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date Mar 08, 2019
AuthorSo Romantic
GenreRole Playing
Tags2D, JRPG, Pixel Art, Singleplayer, Turn-Based Combat
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly
LinksTwitter

Download

Download
jack-move-osx-alpha.zip 83 MB
Version 0.2.30_b1 22 days ago
Download
jack-move-win-alpha.zip 66 MB
Version 0.2.30_b2 22 days ago

Development log