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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 Chapter selection
Jazzpunk Windows A racing mini-game referencing <moby game="Wave Race 64">Wave Race 64</moby>.
Jazzpunk Windows The reception area, but you don't have an appointment.
Jazzpunk Windows Conversation with one of the locals

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Alternate Titles

  • "Jazzpunk: Director's Cut" -- PlayStation 4 title

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Critic Reviews

Giant Bomb Windows Feb 07, 2014 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 (UK) Windows Feb 10, 2014 9 out of 10 90 Windows Apr 25, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Edge Windows Feb 17, 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Windows Feb 06, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Destructoid Windows Feb 06, 2014 7 out of 10 70
GamingTrend Windows Feb 06, 2014 70 out of 100 70
HonestGamers Windows Feb 19, 2014 6 out of 10 60 Windows Feb 10, 2014 5 out of 10 50
Diehard GameFan Windows Feb 19, 2014 Unscored Unscored


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  • Seumas McNally Grand Prize Nomination (2014 Independent Games Festival)
  • Nuovo Award - Honorable Mention (2014 Independent Games Festival)
  • Best of PAX 2013 - Adam Sessler's Pick
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