Hi there, all of you competitive platformer fans. What do you mean you’ve never heard of a competitive platformer before? Well, the development studio Yokereba hopes to change that with their upcoming title Jumpala.

In Jumpala up to four players will compete with one another by jumping on, and claiming, platforms while the screen scrolls upwards all while trying to avoid falling behind. The game will feature four different characters, all having their own unique abilities. Jumpala is inspired by an older DOS game called Spryjinx that featured the same basic platform jumping gameplay. It’ll hit Steam Early Access sometime later this year. Checkout the trailer below for a better understanding of what you can expect:



Checkout the press release below for more information:

Atlanta, GA –April 20, 2020– Independent development studio Yokereba is planning to release their fast-paced multiplayer competitive platformer Jumpala (jum-PAH-lah) later this year on Steam.
Jump on platforms to turn them your color and collect points before reaching the top. Build your Special Meter to activate your character’s special moves and try not to fall off the stage!
“As with my previous game, Jumpala is a love letter to Spryjinx, a game I played as a child,” says Makario Lewis, solo dev at Yokereba. “I wanted to capture the feelings I had when playing Spryjinx, and add some modern twists like special abilities and cool characters.”
Jumpala will be released in Early Access and it will include four playable characters, five stages, local and online play, and keyboard and gamepad support.
  • 4-player competitive action. Compete with your friends in fast-paced free for alls, or team up in 2v2 matches. No friends? Go up against challenging CPUs, or compete against others in online 1v1s.
  • Easy to learn, tough to master. If you want to be the best, you’ll have to plan your routes, practice your timing, and perfect your positioning—all while being mindful of your opponents.
  • A wide variety of stages. Each stage has unique features and hazards to watch out for.
  • Original set of characters. Each character has their own unique abilities and playstyle.
Aaron Evangelisti
Aaron is a lifelong video games enthusiast who's been playing since the days of the NES. He enjoys just about all types of games from RPGs, to platformers, to strategy. He also fancies himself a bit of a writer so writing about video games makes sense, right?