Coming as a surprise to pretty much nobody, Jackbox Games will be following up The Jackbox Party Pack (2014) and The Jackbox Party Pack 2 (2015) with The Jackbox Party Pack 3, to be released in the fall of 2016.
While we toyed with other names for this collection of party games — Koala Saga, Happy Birthday Mom, and Tokyo Blood, to name a few — we decided that The Jackbox Party Pack 3 works best. Also, all we had to do was change the “2” to a “3” in our marketing materials from last year.
So, what games are in The Jackbox Party Pack 3? It’s a secret… for now. Also, we haven’t totally decided. However, we can tell you two things:
- There are some brand new, never-before-seen games.
- We aren’t going to put Drawful 2 (coming Spring 2016) in the pack and annoy everyone who bought it as a stand-alone game.
Stay tuned to @jackboxgames and this blog as we will be announcing the games in the next few months.
Since Drawful was included in The Jackbox Party Pack back in 2014, it has become a runaway hit with thousands and thousands of really terrible drawings being created every day. We are pleased to announce that Jackbox Games will be releasing Drawful 2 in the Spring of 2016.
Here are some questions no one has asked yet because no one knew about it, but whose answers we think you might be interested in anyway.
Will Drawful 2 also be included in The Jackbox Party Pack 3?
No! The Jackbox Party Pack 3 will not have Drawful 2 in it. Nor will it have Drawful 2 XL, Drawful 2+ or Drawful 3: Owl’s Night Out.
Will there be an audience feature?
Yes! The audience will be able to play along and affect the score of the game.
Can I finally use multiple colors in my drawing?
Fine. You can have one more color. You can use two colors. That should be enough for anyone.
Will you include an eraser for my drawings?
No. Get it right the first time. Or don’t. It’s probably funnier if you don’t.
We’re very excited to announce that we’ve begun working with Operation Supply Drop to bring our games to active duty service men and women. For starters, we have donated 500 copies of both The Jackbox Party Pack and The Jackbox Party Pack 2 to be delivered to military bases, hospitals, rec centers, and wherever else the men and women who serve our country like to gather, draw pictures of a “koala writing a novel,” argue over whether cheese rolling is a sport, and play fart sounds.
“Having a sense of humor and being able to laugh during the most stressful times is something that all successful members of the military share. Every time I played a game from Jackbox Games with friends, family or other military, it has been a great time, laughing while poking fun at each other,” noted Ray Whitaker, Operation Supply Drop Chief Operating Officer. “Thanks to this fantastic partnership with Jackbox Games, Operation Supply Drop looks forward to bringing this joy to active duty and military veterans across the globe, as we include many of their games at our upcoming community events and in future supply drops.”
As a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps myself, I couldn’t agree more. I am thrilled to get the opportunity to work with Operation Supply Drop to spread a little Jackbox joy to service men and women everywhere. In my time serving, video games played a huge role to support morale and team building. When deploying overseas (at least in my experience), you can generally only take as much as you can carry by yourself, and that includes all your important gear and equipment! That didn’t stop me from lugging both an Xbox 360 and a Playstation 3 half way around the world. Playing video games became an almost daily ritual to wind down after a mission or a long days works. We held tournaments, and maintained leaderboards for games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Need for Speed. It makes me extremely happy to know a new generation of service men and women will be using our games in the same exact way.
If any active military members out there like to play our games, we’d love to hear about it and maybe even feature you in a future post! Take a picture playing one of our games in uniform and send it to us on Twitter @jackboxgames, or on Facebook at JackboxGames with the hashtag #OperationJackbox and tell us about your experience! You can also request a supply drop here.
Mike Zuba will be joining Operation Supply Drop tonight (January 20th) on their Warrior Wednesday Twitch Stream at 6PM ET to talk about Jackbox Games and OSD. Tune in!
Here at Jackbox Games, we’re really excited about Twitch and the way it brings people together from all over the world to play our games! Lately, we’ve been transforming that excitement into ways to integrate Twitch into our games based on feedback from you, our wonderful fans.
Today, I’m going to show you a few new Twitch features we’ve recently added: Twitch Login, and Twitch-Locked Games.
First, we’ve added the ability to log into Twitch at Jackbox.TV to join games! If you’re really good at Hidden Object games or Where’s Waldo (I’m not, how is he still missing anyway?!), you’ve probably noticed the new Settings cog in the top left corner. Tapping on Settings will slide in a menu with Twitch Login as the first item. If you follow the Twitch authentication flow to it’s completion, you should return back at our site with your Twitch user name already filled into the Name field.
Are you tired of only being able to buy 5 party games at a time? Do you want 7 party games? 8 party games? Well you can’t get 7 or 8, but you can get TEN!
You can save some cash by buying The Jackbox Bundle on Steam. It includes both The Jackbox Party Pack and The Jackbox Party Pack 2.
What are you wearing? It looks AWFUL.
You should buy one of Jackbox Games’ amazing T-Shirts! We have 10 great designs in all your favorite sizes including “Small” and “Extra Large.”
For a limited time these shirts will be available for the low price of $15.99, but the price will go up to $19.99 in the next few days.
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!
We’re on a roll announcing games in The Jackbox Party Pack 2. Today at TwitchCon Allard and Arnie announced the third game that will be part of The Jackbox Party Pack 2: Earwax.
You know how here at Jackbox Games we love sound effects? Fart sound effects especially, but really all sound effects. Well, we decided to make a game that’s all about sound effects.
In Earwax, players must try to create an aural experience to best capture a phrase like “The craziest football halftime show ever” by chosing two sound effects from a list.
Is it a car alarm and a donkey? Probably not. Sounds pretty normal to me. A fart and a second even longer fart? Maybe.
Earwax is one of five games that make up The Jackbox Party Pack 2, which will be released on Xbox One, PS3, Ps4 and Steam this fall. Stay tuned to @jackboxgames for the latest news.
Here’s where things stand. Two more games to announce!