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Jazzpunk is set in a cold war setting. The player takes the role of a secret agent who has to do, well, secret agent stuff like stealing data from the Russians or stealing a person's kidney. The graphics are deliberately crude and all persons are presented like figures from a board game.

From a gameplay perspective, this is an adventure game: the player solves puzzles by using items with other items (or simply by finding the correct item to activate). There are also various mandatory and optional mini games like playing mini golf, participating in a boat race, Galaga or a first-person shooter sequence with a wedding theme. However, the main draw of the game is its non-sequential humour. When exploring the levels, there are many references to discover and many optional items to activate which usually has a humorous consequence.


Jazzpunk Windows Arrival at the airport
Jazzpunk Windows A first-one person game of tennis using a Virtual Boy visual style.
Jazzpunk Windows Hit the targets with the toaster.
Jazzpunk Windows Time for a pillow fight with an unexpected ending.

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Giant Bomb Windows Feb 07, 2014 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Gamer Windows Feb 05, 2014 92 out of 100 92 (UK) Windows Feb 10, 2014 9 out of 10 90
God is a Geek Windows Feb 14, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Digital Chumps Windows Feb 16, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge Windows Feb 17, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Windows Feb 13, 2014 7.8 out of 10 78
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar 03, 2014 73 out of 100 73
Game Informer Magazine Windows Feb 07, 2014 6.5 out of 10 65 Windows Mar 25, 2014 6 out of 10 60


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  • Seumas McNally Grand Prize Nomination (2014 Independent Games Festival)
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