Zork’d

Zork’d

Ben installed a bot that plays Zork into our group chat service, Slack. For those of us who grew up on Infocom games, old wounds from banging our heads against the wall started itching again.

Screw you Zork.

Most of us then went out to Emporium to play The Jackbox Party Pack with crazy fans, but Andy, who works remotely from Michigan, kept playing Zork. And kept playing. And kept playing.

Best of all, we could watch his progress from our phones all night, whether it was his failures:

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Or his successes

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Or the time he got lost

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Or the other 19 times he got lost

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Or when he finally just lost his mind completely

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This is the last we heard from him:

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So, he’s probably insane now. Thanks, Zork.

Friday Twitch: Phil Ridarelli and #IDARB

Friday Twitch: Phil Ridarelli and #IDARB

We welcomed Lie Swatter host Phil Ridarelli to our Twitch stream this week to hear how fun it was to record audio for thousands of questions in a tiny windowless room. The life of a game show host sure is glamorous!

We also played the insane twitter-driven, soccer-esque, community-nando that is #IDARB. The result: we all suck. Except maybe Mike. But probably all of us.

That said, it led to some fun Jackbox-themed #IDARB characters, including several sexy owls and Billy O’Brien.

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Jackbox Games @ Emporium Arcade Bar

Jackbox Games @ Emporium Arcade Bar

A group of Jackbox Games designers and developers (and Mike) will be at Emporium Arcade Bar on Wednesday, February 25th from 8PM until we get sleepy, which is around 8:30PM. Hmm. We should probably stay later. We’ll stay later.

We’re excited to play some games from the Jackbox Party Pack, answer questions, and beat you at Dig Dug.

To be honest, we don’t really know what will happen, but it will be fun.

Also, prizes!

Emporium Arcade Bar
1366 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, February 25th at 8PM

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Friday Twitch: Papers, Please

Friday Twitch: Papers, Please

On our latest weekly Twitch stream we played the bureaucratic nightmare that is Papers, Please with Chicago poet Robbie Telfer.

At the end we offered a free download code for the Jackbox Party Pack to whoever could tweet the best reason we should allow them into Arstotzka. The winner was @TheMikePerri who wrote:

You can watch us wade through the Eastern European morass that is Arstotzka on You Tube. Glory to Arstotzka!

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Willy Pee

Willy Pee

A while ago on our weekly Twitch stream, we showed a ridiculous game where you guess whether or not a dog will pee.

I spent a weird amount of time video taping my dog Gus on walks to make videos. My neighbors are probably super creeped about the guy who filmed his dog peeing.

But hey, I want these videos to be used for something, so here they are. Can you guess if Gus will pee?

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