Jumpala: Tryouts Edition Out Now on Steam

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Description

Jumpala (jum-PAH-lah) is a fast-paced competitive game that’s all about sabotage, superpowers, and stage control. While the core mechanics are simple, each game is a test of skill and strategy as you try to outscore and outplay your opponents. Play with up to 4 players locally, or compete with others online.

History

As with his previous game, Jumpala is a love letter to Spryjinx, a game Makario played as a child. (Spryjinx itself was inspired by Atari’s Quick Step.) “I wanted to capture the feelings I had when playing Spryjinx, add some modern twists like special abilities and cool characters, and introduce it to today’s audience. It’s my kind of way of sharing what I like with other people.”

Features

  • 4-player competitive action. Compete with your friends in fast-paced free for alls, or team up in 2v2 matches. No friends? Go up against challenging CPUs, or compete against others in online 1v1s.
  • Easy to learn, tough to master. If you want to be the best, you’ll have to plan your routes, practice your timing, and perfect your positioning—all while being mindful of your opponents.
  • A wide variety of stages. Each stage has unique features and hazards to watch out for.
  • Original set of characters. Each character has their own unique abilities and playstyle.

Atlanta, GA –September 4, 2020– Independent development studio
Yokereba release Jumpala: Tryouts Edition on Steam [2] today –a free
version of the upcoming fast-paced multiplayer competitive platformer
Jumpala in which you can play as the initial four characters only.

Jumpala is a game that’s all about strategy, superpowers, sabotage, and
stage control. Jump on platforms to turn them your color and collect
points before reaching the top.

Jumpala will be released on Steam [3] in Early Access in a few weeks
and it will include 7 playable characters, five stages, local and online
play, and keyboard and gamepad support.

Lola
She has been training for the Jumpala Championship since the age of 17.
She’s a fierce competitor who will do whatever is necessary to
win—even if that means slicing through the competition.

Special – Dash N’ Slash: Lola quickly moves and strikes with her sword,
KOing any player standing on an adjacent platform.

Ultimate – Line Strike: Lola dashes across the stage, KOing all
opponents between her current position and the end of the row.

Frore
A two-time Jumpala champion and international celebrity, Frore has
earned a reputation for her elegance and relentlessness on the field.

Special – Ice Blast: Frore will shoot an ice projectile that freezes
players on contact. Frozen players aren’t able to control platforms.

Ultimate – Algific Defense: Frore freezes all platforms that are her
color. Icy spikes will also appear briefly, freezing any player who
touches them.

Passive – Cold Resistance: Frore stays frozen for 50% less time.

Cid
Cid is one of the youngest professional competitors in the history of
Jumpala, and he feels like he has a lot to prove. He possesses a
particular affinity to machines and gadgetry—the gauntlet on his arm,
which he engineered himself, allows him to hack platforms to his
advantage.

Special – Lock: Cid will lock his current platform to his color,
preventing any other player from changing its color. This ability will
even override previously locked platforms!

Ultimate – Override: Cid will send a shock wave that locks all
platforms on his current row.

Bommer
Bommer grew up doing demolition work with her father in the mineral
caves. She’s a thrill seeker—the only reason she joined the
competition is because it’s dangerous. She carries explosives to help
spice things up a little.

Special – Lock: Bommer places an explosive on her current platform that
she can detonate at will.

Ultimate – Row Lock: Bommer destroys all the platforms that are her
color, except the one that she’s currently standing on.

* Jumpala: Tryouts Edition Steam Store [2]
* Jumpala Steam Store [3]
* Official Website [5]
* Twitter [6]
* Discord [7]

About Yokereba
Yokereba (良ければ、pronounced yoh-KEH-reh-bah) is a Japanese
phrase meaning “if it’s good” or “if it’s okay with you”. Makario Lewis
is using this company as a storehouse for his creative endeavors. His
first public game, The Vigil Files: Case 1 (Android [8]), was released
to the public in 2018. In mid-2019, Makario decided to get a little more
serious about game development—at least for a little while—so he
started Yokereba as a company for his first PC game, Jumpala.