A rocket jump is a gameplay technique where you point a rocket launcher at your feet, jump, and then fire, using the resulting explosive force of the rocket to propel you to unfathomable heights. Nooblets will say that Quake was the first game to utilize it, but the Truly Leet will scoff and say they were doing that back in Marathon.
Regardless, it’s about doing something crazy – something that seems like it shouldn’t work, but somehow does. We’re all about that over here.
Rocket Jump consists of the content creators and the audience that watches, reads, and listens to their stuff. Rocket Jumpers are a community of people willing to stand on that razor’s edge of the envelope that gets pushed outside the box. If that’s not you, that’s cool too.
While we hope to one day bring tons of people in the ranks of creators, this site was founded originally by the following fine-looking gentlemen:
Matt Arnold is the showrunner and a writer/director of VGHS: a show about video games, friendship and a couple kisses. He loves all things storytelling and spent most of his life playing, reading, or watching some capable hero conquer some completely possible obstacle. After learning stuff about cinema and economics at USC, he worked as an associate producer at Disney Interactive for 2.5 years. Now he works trying to make you laugh, cry, and say "that kicked ass".
Freddie Wong is a co-creator of the FreddieW Channel on YouTube, which has resulted in a whole bunch of people tuning in to watch him be a doofy dude on a weekly basis. He has virtually murdered hundreds of bad guys, hung out with the Dalai Lama, and once, for one crazy summer, played Guitar Hero professionally. He also really likes RC planes and nice chairs.
When told as a child that his dream of becoming a creature-effects artist was futile (by the operator at Stan Winston Studio) he mistakenly came to the conclusion that becoming a director and entrepreneur would be easier. He studied film and business at USC, and then ripped his clothes off in a FreddieW video. The rest, as they say, is history. "As the de-facto strong man of the group, I vow to smash anything that stands in the way of a great story well told. My goals are to have a positive impact on the entertainment industry and grow a mustache. I want a big ass boat too. Boom!”