Through a partnership with Telltale Games, we’re excited to announce that The Jackbox Party Pack is now available in shiny-disc-form starting today! You can pick it up on PS3, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 in you favorite stores. The Jackbox Party Pack will be available in Europe on November 6th.
From Telltale Games:
“Working with some of the best partners in entertainment, we’re excited to be expanding our retail offerings in stores this fall across all platforms by bringing the highly innovative party game, ‘The Jackbox Party Pack’ to stores everywhere.” said Steve Allison, SVP of Publishing at Telltale Games. “We’re huge fans of the team at Jackbox Games. Their whip-smart writing and innovative approach to large group multiplayer via mobile devices in the living room and across the web is seamless, forward-thinking, and immeasurably fun to play.”
Now that we’ve been doing our weekly Friday Twitch stream for over a year, we’re excited to finally participate in Extra Life this fall. For those who don’t know, Extra Life is a charity where gamers raise money for Childrens Miracle Network hospitals by doing what they do best: playing a crapton of games.
We’ll by participating with an extra-long not-quite-24-hour-but-still-pretty-long Twitch stream on Friday, November 13. Spooooooky. Instead of streaming from 2PM-3PM we’ll be streaming from 9AM until at least 2AM.
Stay tuned to this page and follow @jackboxgames on twitter for the latest updates.
How Can I Help?
Lots of ways! The easiest way is by donating money to our Extra Life Team. You can also join our team and help raise money by doing your own fundraising streams. We will have some prizes for the biggest non-Jackbox fundraiser on our team. Otherwise, just spread the word by sharing this post on social media. And finally, watch our stream: http://twitch.tv/jackboxgames.
Why Aren’t You Streaming on November 7th Like Everyone Else
Because we’re not everyone else! Also, we thought we’d spread out a little bit. Also, November 7th isn’t Friday the 13th.
Will You Give Away Codes?
YES! We will be giving away codes — not just for our games, but we’ve reached out to our game dev friends and they’ve donated a bunch of other great games for us to give away too. There’s some great stuff, but you’ll need to tune in to get it. Giveaways include:
- The Jackbox Party Pack (Jackbox Games)
- The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (Jackbox Games)
- Quiplash (Jackbox Games)
- You Don’t Hear Jack (1 & 2) (Jackbox Games)
- Capsule Force (Iron Galaxy)
- Divekick (Iron Galaxy)
- Saints Row IV (Volition)
- Gat out of Hell (Volition)
- Kingdom (Raw Fury)
- Minecraft Story Mode Season Pass (Telltale Games)
- The Telltale Collection (Telltale Games)
And we’re still collecting new games to give away.
Are You Only Going To Play Your Games?
Would that be so bad? But no, we won’t. We’ll definitely be playing lots of our games but we’ll be playing other games too. Have suggestions for what we should do? Tweet them to @jackboxgames with the hashtag #ExtraLife
What Hospital Are You Supporting
We’re supporting the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Just as the world waited anxiously to find out which five children had found Willy Wonka’s golden tickets, the gaming world has huddled around their family radios for months eagerly awaiting official word on the five games in The Jackbox Party Pack 2.
So far, we’ve officially announced Fibbage 2, Bomb Corp., and Earwax. We can now announce that the final two games are Quiplash XL and Bidiots! (Watch: Polygon’s first-look at Bidiots.)
Like Augustus Gloop, Quiplash XL is absolutely stuffed to the brim. It’s got everything in the original megahit Quiplash game, plus everything in the DLC “Quip Pack 1,” PLUS tons of brand new prompts.
Bidiots is an excitingly competitive auction game + hilarious drawing game all rolled into one. You’re at an art auction. You draw some pieces AND you bid on other player’s drawings. You’re given secret information on the value of certain pieces, but not all of them. It’s up to you to win the drawings that will bring you the most profit!
Packaged together at the ridiculously low price of $24.99, how can you afford NOT to buy The Jackbox Party Pack 2 for your next game night, party, or family gathering? What are you waiting for?
Oh, yeah, you’re waiting for the release date. That’d be OCTOBER 13!!! That’s like, a week from Tuesday! Just show up outside the gates of our game factory on October 13 and wait for a strange man in a top hat to appear with further instructions. Or find it on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Steam, Amazon Fire TV, or Google Play. Either-or.
Good day. We said GOOD DAY!