The action video game, Jumpman, was released in the year 1983 by Epyx. The game can be played from a side view perspective and comprises of fixed and flip-screen visuals. In the game, the player needs to protect the planet Jupiter from the attack of the aliens.
Be a savior
The role of Jumpman in the game is characterized by the player. Jumpman is an expert at disposing of bombs. He is asked to come on the headquarters of Jupiter and prevent the aliens from invading on the planet. In the game Jumpman, the player needs to search and gather bombs from everywhere on the screen. The player can make use of the ladders, platforms, and jet to reach heights. While collecting the bombs, the player needs to be careful of the enemies.
Save the planet
In the game, the aliens have hidden bombs all over the three headquarters of Jupiter. The player needs to find all the bombs and defuse them to save the planet. Defusing the bomb is not a difficult task. The player just needs to touch the bomb and they will get defused.
The player can climb the ladders, jump and perform several other movements to find the hidden bombs. There are two types of rope in the game, and each rope enables the player to climb in a specific direction only.
The game consists of several levels which are represented by floors in the headquarters. When the player deactivates all the bombs of the first stage (first floor), he enters into the second stage (second floor) and so on. When the player finishes deactivating all the bombs of a particular building, the game takes the player to the next building where he again needs to deactivate all the bombs.
Automated Simulations was co-founded by Jon Freeman and Jim Conelley. The company was more of a strategy game developer and publisher at the time, going by the Company motto "Computer Games Thinkers Play." Most of their products were developed for Computers, most importantly the Apple II computer. In 1981, the company was much larger and "office politics" drove Jon Freeman out of the company, and he left to found Free Fall Associates with his wife, Anne Westfall. It was at this time that Jim Conelley also left and started his own company, The Conelley Group which was more of a game developing company, and they let Epyx publish the games they developed.