Sequels, amirite? Video games are full of ’em. Uncharted 4, Witcher 3, DOOM (little known sequel to DOOM). Don’t game developers have any new ideas?!
Except all those games are great! Therefore, sequels must be great! Which is why we’re excited to announce Quiplash 2 (technically the third Quiplash) as the second game in this fall’s Jackbox Party Pack 3 (definitely the third Jackbox Party Pack)!
Like any good sequel, Quiplash 2 will win your heart with a bunch of fun new twists on a classic formula. New features! New final rounds! And of course, all new prompts! Plus, you can finally prove you’re funnier than our writers by making and sharing your own custom games!
So that’s Guesspionage, Quiplash 2, and three as yet unnanounced mystery games coming to Party Pack 3. Those three aren’t sequels to anything. But they’re still pretty good.
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is coming this fall and, like The Jackbox Party Packs before it, this version will consist of five party games in one lovingly crafted box… er… digital download.
We’ve already announced that Drawful 2 won’t be one of the five games, so the whole pack is pretty wide open. Well, today we are doing something about that and announcing that Guesspionage will be one of the games in The Jackbox Party Pack 3!
What is Guesspionage? Let’s see. There’s a “Guess” and an “Espionage.” That’s a good clue. Or is it “pionage?” Hmm. What’s “pionage?” No, it’s “espionage.”
We’ll explain how the game works soon. I’m looking at one of the artist’s computer screens and it looks like there may be a dolphin involved.
This has been your vague announcement of the week. Byeeee!
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.
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.