Hey everyone! We’ve added a TON of stuff for the next Disc Jam playtest. See below for detailed info about these exciting new features.
3pm to 9pm EST (New York)
12pm to 6pm PST (California)
16:00 to 22:00 BRST (São Paulo)
19:00 to 1:00 GMT (London)
20:00 to 2:00 CET (Paris)
22:00 to 4:00 MSK (Moscow)
Makenna is ready to JAM!
The number one request on our trello board was adding a second character so we are very excited to welcome Makenna to the playing field! What she lacks in throw power, Makenna makes up for in SPEED. Smother your opponent and cover lots of ground as Makenna flies around the court. While her slide does not travel as far, her initial burst is more impactful. This means that players can get to just about anything but will need to be careful about relying too heavily on slide as a defensive measure.
Skill Curves – Left Stick + A
We are incredibly excited to debut the new analog throw input which enables players to move the disc virtually anywhere they want. As you press A to throw the disc, you can roll the left stick in either direction to add spin to your throw. The curve angle is controlled by the size of the arc on the left stick. How much spin is on the disc is indicated by how much the disc is tilting as it travels. In addition, players can skip the disc along the wall by applying maximum spin and rolling the disc into the near-side bumpers. Of course, straight throws are still possible by pointing and throwing as usual.
Quick Curves – RT and LT
One-button curve throws still exist on RT and LT. We wanted to make sure these throws felt unique so we modified the timing to make RT/LT Quick Curves the fastest throws in the game. If your opponent is recovering and you have an open shot, snap off an RT/LT Quick Curve to take advantage of players who are out of position.
End Game UI and Menu Reskin
Let the rivalries begin! One of our top requests was allowing players to instantly rematch their opponent. We’ve added a match recap screen to give players some time to fire off smack talk and vote for a rematch. If both players agree to another match, the next round begins instantly! In addition, we’ve reskinned every UI element in the game. Expect more changes here as our menu art and UI flow is still very much a work in progress.
32-bit Windows Supported
We had a lot of requests for a 32-bit Windows build so we are excited to welcome more new players to Disc Jam!
Jam with us on March 18th & 19th
That just about covers the major updates to Disc Jam. We’ve made a ton of other improvements so come join the fun at discjamgame.com! Our next playtest has just been announced so tell your friends and let’s get out there and JAM!