David Foster


Jetpack is a remake of a classic DOS game of the same name so that it runs in Java. The objective of the game is to collect the treasures in a level and get to the exit. I first discovered the original Jetpack game on a friend's computer and liked it so much that I decided to rewrite it so that it would run on my own computer. My version of Jetpack consists of about 7,300 lines of code.


This program has:
  • levels loaded from files with a format reminiscent of ASCII art
  • simple enemy AI
  • collision detection between sprites and the background tiles


The first level of Jetpack
The first level in the Jetpack game.