A new game from Rake in Grass!

By undead

Hey everyone! I’m here with some news about future of Rake in Grass. We spent a lot of time this year updating our latest action game Rampage Knights. But we also started to work on our next project.

I can proudly announce now that the game we are working on is Jets’n'Guns 2! Here’s the first footage of the new project:

The game is still in the beginning phase of the development and we have a long walk ahead of us. But we got a lot of groundwork done already – level objects and decorations, basic framework for enemies and weapons, physics, etc.

If you are interested in news about Jets’n'Guns 2 and want to be in touch with the development more closely you can follow our blog, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube channel. I also tested some alternative media and set up a new account at Minds.com: https://www.minds.com/rakeingrass

I hope you like the news and help us to get this thing of the ground!

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  • ashhw

    It’s more than great to see a second installment of Jets’n'Guns is coming. Can’t wait to play it. Until then my best wishes are with you, take your time and give us another great gaming experience like with the first one.
    ♥ ♥ ♥ |m|

  • rakeingrass

    Thanks!

  • DeathSwagga

    It looks so good already!

  • Mothron GSKV

    I would like to of cases dropped weapons, or ships, but not debris from part 1.

  • Mothron GSKV

    You left out one caveat on an open space, but the level of destruction of the pieces they fall down. This is called weightlessness?

  • Morbo5131

    Can’t wait, JnG is one of the very few games that stay installed on my computer forever. Always have a blast playing it, will Machinae Supremacy return for the soundtrack?

  • rakeingrass

    We hope!

  • rakeingrass

    Thanks!

  • Folgora

    Awesome!
    Hope MaSu will be back as well, they were awesome and certainly a huge part of what made the game great :D

    Also would be nice to have a shit ton new weapons that are feasible, unlike in the first game where most of the guns are just not worth using.

    But I’m sure you’re gonna make it amazing.

    Why not open a kickstarter? :O

  • rakeingrass

    We are in touch with MaSu. We’ll see what they say about it. It’s too early for any campaign like Kickstarter.

  • Hoozenfrazen .

    You guys have any new mechanics planned out?

    You might want to revisit the money system—it was possible for less skilled players to fail to kill enough enemies and thus fail to make enough money to keep going forward. Eventually enemies would get too strong and lack of money to upgrade ship/weapons would force a restart.

  • rakeingrass

    All these things you talk about will be handled very differently. Hopefully the changes will work. However, we still have most of them on paper only and it’s going to be a massive task to test and tweak everything to see, whether it’s even viable.

  • Hoozenfrazen .

    Heh, well, I really look forward to hear what new things you have planned!

    I made a Steam forum post a long time ago: “Jets n Guns 2 – it must happen.” It’d be cool if you guys decided to go with a more robust campaign progression style!

  • Lord Sithis

    The first game was AWESOME! I’m very hyped for this one :)

  • Hoozenfrazen .

    It is probably too early to say but about how many of the original weapons will be coming back and about how many new weapons will be added? Also, I hope you guys add the fun shop “ads” again for each weapon like “Gun of the Year award!” and “The one and only, true and unique, GENERATOR OF HELL!” that were in the first game!

    Btw, is that lightning gun that is shooting to the rear a new weapon? You guys should consider doing a Design-A-Weapon community project or something when the game is further along!

  • Gernsback

    This is great news, guys. Again, as with JnG Gold, I humbly offer my help with ironing out ingame flavor texts (in English), proofreading and, possibly, translation into Russian.
    You’re the best.

  • rakeingrass

    Many of the originals will come back. No idea how many new weapons we create. Ads are probably coming back too. Lightning is indeed a new thing. We made proper beams now, so they will not go through objects (unless we want it) and the lightning gun is a result of that. It’s too early to talk about community designed stuff. We are still not done designing our own weapons. :D

  • rakeingrass

    I don’t recognize the nickname. Is this Max? :) But anyway, thanks for the offer. Any help from fans will be much appreciated.

  • Gernsback

    Nope, not Max. Buuut I did post a similar offer some time ago on the old forums, when Gold was in the works.

  • ptKAT

    I’ve been waiting for this game for YEARS, holy shit. Original JnG is still unsurpassed in it’s genre, i loved the game so much. I wish you all the best with the development guys, good luck! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a07efd7e699e0c618a8407a7c38e0b82ae4284dbde6a52687b1c0e421c04e1e.gif

  • rakeingrass

    Thanks!

  • Ali Jassim

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/83fa99a68369ce441201f1c6b267bc3f59aac6dc277bec470f52c1a862f98d09.jpg OH MY GOD IVE BEEN WAITNG SINCE 2005 FOR A SEQUEL I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS !!!!! IM CRYING!

  • Ali Jassim

    YOU ALL MADE MY CHILDHOOD. WITH THE FUNNY BUT BADASS LOKINH AND THE CRAZY-ASTONISHING SOUNDTRACK?!?! AND NOW THERE IS A SEQUEL? IM SO URGHHHHH!!

  • ElPoyoDiabolo

    Soo I|m just recovering from a slight heartattack… Just reinstalled J’n'Gs on Steam when I saw the announcement… It’s about time it’s getting a sequell… but as they say good things are worth waiting for :)

    Hope you’ll take your time and create something true and awesome… :)
    Don’t rush and don’t let yourself get pushed by whoever want’s it earlier… perfect it, make it count…

    I’ll be here waiting, and playing the first one till then

    Best regards, merry christmas and a happy and productive next year :)

  • rakeingrass

    Ok, we try our best :) . Happy holidays and happy new year to you as well!

  • Hoozenfrazen .

    Please tell me you guys are gonna bring back the little soldiers and spacemen again! Those were great and a lot of fun to bomb a giant pile of’em for extra cash! >8D

  • polar

    That’s AWESOME news, thanks! :) Echoing ElPoyoDiabolo, take your time. And pleease will there be multiplayer?!

  • rakeingrass

    Yes, we plan to bring tiny troops back.

  • Jaximus

    This is great! I hope the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-esque humour and interestingly crazy plot makes a return.
    +1 for Masu doing the soundtrack

  • rakeingrass

    Yeah. We can’t do serious stuff if our lives depended on it. So the next game will be probably equally crazy and ridiculous :)

  • rakeingrass

    Probably local. Online unfortunately not.

  • polar

    That’s absolutely enough, couch multiplay rulez! Is there any way to support your development – kickstarter or something like that?

  • rakeingrass

    Not yet, but in near future we will put the game on Steam Greenlight and we are going to need every vote!

  • Senna Faris

    OMG I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A SEQUEL SINCE I WAS A KID
    PLS TELL ME YOU GUYS ARE RELEASING THIS IN 2017

  • rakeingrass

    Sorry. It’s not probable. Maybe Early Access on Steam, but full release this year is very unlikely.

  • Tao Yan

    I have been waiting for the sequel since 2008. The first game is no doubt the best in its genre, I wrote a long email to you guys several years ago about how I would like to see the sequel, I’m so happy that it will become true. Really hope this game would bring it to the next level.

  • Gernsback

    By the way, any timeframe on possible release date, give or take half a year?

  • rakeingrass

    Hopefully. It’s a struggle and a lot of compromises as always, but I believe we can make the sequel a great game :) .

  • rakeingrass

    Full release probably next year. We may go with Steam Early Access this year, but no promises.

  • Jesse Barth

    You have no clue how Giddy I am you guys are making another one. Not even kidding, it almost brings a tear to my eye. You have my full support and I’m 100% cheering you guys on from the sidelines.

  • rakeingrass

    Thanks :)

  • Hoozenfrazen .

    I hope you guys agree that part of what made all the weapons so fun and cool was that they had at least 2-3 upgrades each—some even had more! The weapon upgrades didn’t just do more damage or fire faster but sometimes they gained all new cool effects and visually changed the look too! Like how the Zombie Blues got skulls with scythes and the Tsunami BETA got more blades and crazy glowing energy when maxed!

    I hope you guys bring back cool weapon upgrades.

  • rakeingrass

    Yes, the weapons can be upgraded. We even have a new way to improve existing weapons, but details are still subject of change, as there are some problems with it. We don’t want to make things too complicated.

  • Hoozenfrazen .

    Coo, cool! I look forward to seeing how all the weapons change as you upgrade’em. Hopefully there’ll be a handful of weapons that really transform as they are upgraded like the Xetec Moongun!

  • Luis Barrague

    Awesome News!!!! Can’t wait to play the second installment!!! Any news about who will make the soundtrack? The first one is absolutely brillant!

  • rakeingrass

    MaSu will be making OST for JnG2.

  • KAMMAD

    This is the first game on PC I ever played. I still believe that it is THE BEST in its genre!

  • rakeingrass

    Hey, thanks for nice words! It’s awesome to know you liked it so much. :)