What Is Steam and How Can I Use It to Play Jackbox Games?

What Is Steam and How Can I Use It to Play Jackbox Games?

This blog goes out to all fans who have a Mac or a PC but have never played a computer game on it. This blog goes out to all fans who look at the list of platforms we’re available on and see a list of names they don’t recognize.

We see you. We’re here to help.

Many people are looking for a nice, portable way to bring our games to a friend’s house. Or, they haven’t played one of our games before and don’t own a gaming console like an Xbox One, PS4, or Nintendo Switch.

Good news. You don’t NEED one of these platforms. If you have a Mac or PC, you’re good to go once you’ve downloaded a platform called Steam.

What is Steam?

Long story short: Steam is a free software that you download onto your computer to essentially turn it into a gaming console like an Xbox or PlayStation. It takes your drab PC and adds a dash of game spice. (Hmmmm… “Game Spice™”…. We like that.)

Once you have Steam on your PC, Mac, or Linux computer, think of Steam like a free membership service. Through Steam, you have the opportunity to buy and play a ton of games that you couldn’t previously. Steam isn’t the only platform of this nature but it’s one of the main ways people play Jackbox Games.

Your website sells PC/Mac/Linux codes on multiple platforms. What is the difference between them?

You can buy and play our games on PC and Mac on either Steam or in the Epic Store (our games are also available on Linux through Steam).

You can buy Steam codes in multiple places:

So you see, a lot of places sell Steam codes (and offer different sales of our games at different times)! Once they’re purchased however, you redeem them once you’re logged into your Steam account.

How do I create an account?

Click here to get started with creating a Steam account using your email address. Once it is created and verified, you’ll be prompted to choose a username and password. After that, you should be logged in!

Once on the home page, look in the upper righthand corner to Install Steam onto your computer. Once you’ve done so, you’ll be able to purchase, download, and play games.

NOTE: To access your game library on a different computer, simply Install Steam on that computer and log into your account. You will need to re-download the game on that specific computer before playing but you won’t need to repurchase the game to play.

I downloaded Steam. Now what?

Once it’s downloaded and you have Steam open on your computer, click on the “Store” tab in the upper left hand corner to find a game that you want to buy and play. If you purchased a code from a different store selling Steam codes (like our shop or Humble), then click on the “Games” tab in your toolbar and click “Activate a Product on Steam.” Follow the prompts on the screen to enter your code and begin the download process.

Still need a Jackbox game?

You’re almost ready to party now. All that’s missing is the game itself. Use the discount code STEAMBLOG in our shop to get 15% off a Steam code of our games now.

You can also view a complete list of our games available on Steam here. Enjoy!

Play These Bachelorette Party Episodes of Quiplash 2 and Drawful 2

Did you know? Drawful 2 and Quiplash 2 have a “Make Your Own” mode that allows you to create custom episodes of your favorite party games! But anything involving a wedding means you have a million things on your to-do list. We did the work for you on this one. (We’ll look for our invite in the mail.)

Help your friend celebrate their impending nuptials with these custom Bachelorette party-themed episodes! When you fire up a game, the first player will have the Episodes Menu on their mobile device after entering the room code. Choose to load an episode by ID and use the codes in the image below. Your lobby will change to reflect that the custom episode has loaded. Enjoy!Still need to pick up a copy of the game?

Visit our games page to see all available options and platforms.

Everybody Help Grandma is Coming Soon to The Jackbox Party Pack 6! – April Fool’s Day 2019

Everybody Help Grandma is Coming Soon to The Jackbox Party Pack 6! – April Fool’s Day 2019

Just when you thought the exciting announcements from Jackbox Games were over this week, WE’RE BACK. Watch our teaser video for Everybody Help Grandma, the second game announced in The Jackbox Party Pack 6, featuring the game’s director, Ryan DiGiorgi.

The Jackbox Party Pack 6 is coming this fall and also includes Trivia Murder Party 2 (revealed this weekend at PAX East). Stay tuned for more thrilling announcements from the Jackbox team on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.