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Free and popular precision-platformer 'Janosik' gets a big upgrade

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Love some retro action-platformer to fill your time? Janosik quite a popular one, likely because it's free, and it just got a big upgrade.

"Janosik's companions were captured by the evil Count Von Zur and it’s up to you to find and rescue them from the prison. Explore hand-drawn pixel art world, find secrets, jump over deadly obstacles, roll and attack enemies, collect gold coins and find upgrades. Janosik gives you about 2 hours of single-player retro platforming fun."

The developer is currently working on a full sequel, and they decided to come back and improve the original. It moves to the latest Construct game engine along with adding in a map, travel corridors to connect up parts of the game, a new NPC that sells sword upgrades, lots of levels were re-designed, various new enemies, lava, new levels, new boss mechanics and much more.

Sounds like a rather great upgrade for a free game.

Available to download from GOG and Steam.

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GoG version works(though ist seems to be an older build by version number) Steam version has issues with fullscreen (again). Otherwise a very enjoyable game.
I hadn't seen this for some reason. Downloaded!
Quoting: SchattenspiegelGoG version works(though ist seems to be an older build by version number) Steam version has issues with fullscreen (again). Otherwise a very enjoyable game.

In typical gog fashion, the Linux installers are either late or missing.

In some cases I contacted the devs and they updated their game.
In case you like to know more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juraj_J%C3%A1no%C5%A1%C3%ADk

There was cult classic TV series in Poland about Janosik which makes him a very recognisable character here.
Avikarr 6 May
Quoting: hardpenguinThere was cult classic TV series in Poland about Janosik which makes him a very recognisable character here.

I'm surprised I can see so many people from my country on this portal :D I always thought that Linux is total (like total total) niche in Poland. I guess I was wrong ;)


Last edited by Avikarr on 6 May 2022 at 6:06 pm UTC
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