Announcing Game Two of PP4: “Survive the Internet”

Announcing Game Two of PP4: “Survive the Internet”

Yes, that’s one of the four brand new games that will be in The Jackbox Party Pack 4! (Oh, yeah, in case you missed it, we announced that in addition to Fibbage 3 there will be four brand new titles in Party Pack 4.)

All right, I’ll take the bait: What is Survive the Internet? It’s a user-generated comedy game where you twist your friends’ opinions in a myriad of hilarious ways! As the name suggests, all of this action takes place in our version of the internet.

But isn’t the internet just a fad? Will people understand this cyber world you’ve created? After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in research, we’ve discovered that most people are familiar with the internet, so we don’t expect there to be much of a learning curve.

How does it work? During each round of play, everybody gets a different prompt that asks a simple, opinion-based question like, “How do you feel about Fidget Cubes?” If Fidget Cube enthusiast and meeting-disruptor Arnie Niekamp were to get this prompt, he’d probably respond with, “I’m addicted to them!”

That response is then randomly sent to another player—let’s say… me. My objective is to take his quote out of context in the funniest way imaginable. Suppose we’re on a social media site (one of the many sites in the game). I would need to come up with a hashtag to follow “I’m addicted to them!” Being an extremely clever person, I would enter #Swirlies. So now it looks like Arnie, that putz, made a social media post saying, “I’m addicted to them! #Swirlies”

Everybody then votes on who comes out looking the most ridiculous. People would of course vote for Arnie—meaning I, the twist-writer, would be rewarded with some sweet, sweet points. But Arnie wouldn’t leave that round empty-handed. He would get some pity points for sacrificing his image. The player with the most points at the end of the game “survives.”

As fun as it is to read a long post about how a new game works, it’s even more enjoyable to play/watch it firsthand, so check out our Twitch or YouTube stream this Thursday (6/29 @ 6 PM CT) and watch us debut our new internet game, Survive the Internet… on the internet!

Introducing “Fibbage: Enough About You”

Introducing “Fibbage: Enough About You”

Remember when we announced Fibbage 3 as part of the upcoming Jackbox Party Pack 4? That’s still happening! And today we’re revealing the coolest new feature of Fibbage 3, which we’re calling Fibbage: Enough About You.

What the heck is Enough About You? It’s a whole new game mode where all the questions are about you and your fellow players. For example, let’s say I’m playing with noted internet celebrity, Warren Arnold. Warren gets a prompt at the beginning of the game that asks “What’s a movie you know is terrible but still secretly love?” Warren types in his honest answer: Ice Age: Collision Course.

Later in the game, we get the question: “A movie WARREN knows is terrible, but still secretly loves is ______.” From here, it works just like regular Fibbage. I, of course, know that Warren loves Ice Age: Collision Course, but to throw off the other players, I enter my lie: American Pie Presents: Beta House. Players get points for guessing the truth, and for fooling others with their lies about Warren’s dumb taste in movies. And Warren gets a “Reputation Bonus” for each player that knows him well enough to get the right answer.

It all culminates in a rapid-fire final round where everyone enters one truth and one lie about themselves. Fooling players (and the audience) with your lie is worth major points. It’s fun! And you might just learn something about your friends along the way. Unless you play with Warren. Ugh. So predictable. I’M NOT WATCHING ICE AGE WITH YOU, OKAY, WARREN???

Even though Enough About You is basically an entire game on its own, it’s still part of Fibbage 3. It’s almost like you’re getting six games in this year’s Party Pack. And I’ll go ahead and reveal that Fibbage is the only sequel in the pack. That means we’ve still got four brand new games to announce in The Jackbox Party Pack 4. We’ll have more to say soon. Stay tuned on Twitter and Facebook, and watch us live every week on Twitch and YouTube to get more sneak peeks!

Fourth Jackbox Party Pack to be Called “The Jackbox Party Pack 4”

Fourth Jackbox Party Pack to be Called “The Jackbox Party Pack 4”

Here at Jackbox games, we try to be unpredictable. Sure, every entry in our critically-acclaimed series of party game collections has included the words “The Jackbox Party Pack,” but each one has a completely different number at the end. So, when we decided to make a new one this year, we rolled our twenty-sided die as usual. It landed on two, but we did that one already. So, after nine more re-rolls, we are excited to announce The Jackbox Party Pack 4, coming to major digital marketplaces this Fall!

And, as you might have guessed from that logo up there, the first game in the pack is Fibbage 3. If you’ve played the prequels, you’ll know the joy of fooling your friends with your clever lies, while hunting for the real answers to ridiculous trivia questions. And if you haven’t, there’s plenty of time! The new one won’t be out for months!

It'll look something like this, but it's a work in progress so don't hold us to it!

It’ll look something like this, but it’s a work-in-progress so don’t hold us to it! Just back off, okay?!?!

Especially eagle-eyed fans might notice that there are 10 choices in that screenshot, rather than the traditional max of nine. That’s because this time around, the audience gets to join the fun by voting on their own decoy lies, and guessing the truth along with the players. Now, fooling the audience can really boost your score, so make sure to get as many gullible people as possible to join!

There’s a lot more to say about Fibbage 3 and JPP4, but that’s all we can reveal right now. Stay tuned to the blog, and follow us on Twitter and Twitch for more info!

Announcing Tee K.O. for The Jackbox Party Pack 3

Announcing Tee K.O. for The Jackbox Party Pack 3

Oh boy, I am jazzed about this. If you were at PAX West, or watched the Twitch stream (archived here, starting around the 4 hour mark), you might have caught the public unveiling of Tee K.O., one of the brand new games in The Jackbox Party Pack 3.

You and your party pals have journeyed to mysterious T-Shirt Island where you must compete in an ancient and deadly fighting tournament. But instead of fighting with fists, you fight with t-shirts. Everybody draws pictures and writes slogans, then they get swapped around to other players. Whoever puts together the best/funniest/stupidest shirt wins the battle! Tee…K.O. Get it? I hope you get it. We had a lot of conversations about that name, so just do me a favor and get it, okay?

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Honestly, the only thing that could make this game better is if you could somehow purchase the shirts from your game for real… Hmmmm…

So, we’ve talked about Quiplash 2, Guesspionage, Trivia Murder Party, and now Tee K.O. One unannounced game remains in the pack! Except Evan actually said it’s called Fakin’ It at the panel, but you don’t know what that means yet! Stay tuned here and to @jackboxgames for more info.

We Can’t Show Any of These

We Can’t Show Any of These

I wanted to write a blog post showing off some of the amazing drawing people have made in Drawful — and there have been some amazing drawings. Unfortunately, they’re all dongs. Or butts. Or poop. Or butts with poop coming out of them.

Sometimes there’s a really lovely drawing, but the user’s icon is a wiener.

Case in point: here’s a drawing for “guillotine accident.”

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

During last Friday’s TwitchTV stream, we had some technical difficulties with the audio, so Steve-o had to man the whiteboard and write out what we were doing. Luckily, we just wanted to show videos of some of our never-made concepts.

Here’s Steve-o introducing “Willy Pee,” a game where you watch a video of a dog walking up to something and you have to choose whether or not he will pee on it.

Wonder why that one never got made.