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  The Golden Age of Gaming Returns with Jetboard Joust Shooting up Steam Oct. 23
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]


BATH, England – Sept. 30, 2020 – Jetboard Joust, a joyous fusion of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups and modern roguelikes from publisher Freedom! Games and developer BitBull sets a course for Steam on PC and Mac on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 and Nintendo Switch in 2021.


A follow-up three decades in the making, Jetboard Joust springs into action 31 years following the launch of 1989’s ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC title Skateboard Joust. Soar around circular arenas on a levitating jetboard and defend civilians from alien raiders. Wield an arsenal of heavy weaponry to protect the skies while balancing propulsive bursts to evade enemy fire and maintain altitude across a gauntlet of procedurally-generated levels.


Dogfight with more than 50 varieties of intergalactic invaders, including hulking mutants created from abductees then face off against massive bosses. Once the enemy armadas are defeated, challenging guardians appear as one final obstacle between the hero and a treasure trove of loot, weapons, and currency that will prove invaluable in overcoming the trials ahead.


Master action-packed combat where juggling weapon condition, ammo count, and shields is the key to survival. Harness momentum to transform the jetboard into a devastating projectile. Earn coins from destroying foes and saving citizens to purchase weapon and jetboard upgrades or save up to buy extra lives and return to the fight after falling in battle to keep the run going.


Jetboard Joust is a fusion of classic and modern design that pays homage to the golden age of games I came up playing and making in the ‘80s,” said James Closs, founder, BitBull Ltd. “It’s been a long time coming but my partners at Freedom! Games and I are thrilled to finally reveal this over-the-top dose of arcade action is rocketing onto Steam on October 23!”


Jetboard Joust launches on Steam for Windows PC and Mac Oct. 23, 2020 for $9.99 USD with English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese language support available at launch. Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) localizations are also in the works. A Nintendo Switch version is also currently in development and primed for release in 2021.


To learn more about Jetboard Joust, please visit the Steam Page, check out the development blog, and join the BitBull community on TwitterInstagram, and Discord.




About Freedom! Games

Freedom! Games is a publisher dedicated to offering best-in-class services to partners and providing players worldwide with unique and memorable experiences. With over 50 years of combined industry experience at the executive level, Freedom! Games seeks to leverage its expertise to facilitate great games and even better publishing experiences.


For more information, visit the official website.


About BitBull Ltd.

BitBull is a Bath-based independent studio founded by veteran game designer James Closs. With more than thirty years of experience creating everything from 8-bit home computer games to award-winning mobile titles, BitBull has seen it all and strives to leverage that know-how to deliver compelling, classic gameplay-driven experiences for modern audiences.


For more information, visit the official Twitter


Media Contacts


Kyle MacGregor Burleson | Ray Porreca

Stride PR for Freedom! Games