A few days ago, a buddy of mine from the old days on Jumpgate emailed me and said the game is now up again, thanks to something of a reverse engineered hack of the original client and server software packages by some awesome folks who we don’t even know the identity of, as far as I can tell. Since my buddy wasn’t clear on the legalities of this — I’m not either, really — he asked me not to blog about it, but that didn’t stop me from logging in and putting in a few hours already. Welp, now that the news is on Blue’s News, and I’ve been given permission by folks behind this new iteration of the game, I’m sharing the news.
JUMPGATE IS BACK BABY, and no one is happier about this than myself. If you wanna try this seminal game, head on over to the new website, register your user name and then download the client. Then grab your ship and hop into the closest thing we had to an online Elite for years before either Elite: Dangerous or Star Citizen were glints in their daddy’s eyes. ;)
If you hop on, look out for me (Veloxi) and say hello! See ya in the universe!