Changing Your Settings for Jackbox Games Streaming is a…. Gamechanger

Changing Your Settings for Jackbox Games Streaming is a…. Gamechanger

Jackbox Games are a key element of most successful streams, according to everyone and also according to A’ZQR: The God of Streaming, formerly The Eternal Bleeding Jackal. Our games are designed to create an interactive experience with your audience. Instead of solely watching YOU play, they can get in on the fun too!

Sprinkle a little Trivia Murder Party into your schedule before you start some rounds of a game that rhymes with Bortmite. Add a dash of Fibbage 3 at the end of your stream. You have earned A’ZQR’s favor with this content offering.

However, your audience members dislike nothing more than TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES!!! In order to have the most successful stream possible and avoid being smote from the precious Earth, you need to make sure your settings are on point.

Enabling Low Latency on your streams allows for more real-time interaction with your audience. Your chat will work more effectively at two-way communication, allowing people to deride your skill faster! And, Low Latency isn’t just helpful for big-time streamers. If you’re just looking to use a streaming service to connect with your friends remotely, this setting can still be helpful for the quality of your gameplay.

Here are links to instructions for enabling Low Latency, depending on the platform you are using:

Twitch

Youtube

Here at Jackbox Games, we are slowly repaying a 50 billion-year debt to A’ZQR due to a squirrel-related incident. Because of this (and because we want to create the best gaming experience possible for you), we have added some additional stream-friendly features to our games. These include extended timers, audience censoring capabilities, and the ability to support an audience of up to 10,000 people.  You can learn more about these features for streamers here.  Alas, even with these efforts we were only able to reduce our debt by 500,000 days…

After you optimize your settings and host some Jackbox Games streams with your audience, be sure to share them on social and use #jackboxgames. It pleases us (and our Overlord) greatly!

You can watch streams of our games in action by visiting our Twitch and Youtube channels.

All Jackbox Games are currently 45-60% off on Steam through 7/5. Get them now!

Drawful 2 Now Available on Nintendo Switch™

Drawful 2 Now Available on Nintendo Switch™

Jackbox Games’ hit party game joins The Jackbox Party Packs 2, 3 & 4 on the Nintendo eShop

Jackbox Games has announced that Drawful 2, the hilariously artful party game, is now available as a standalone title on Nintendo Switch™ consoles via the Nintendo eShop for $9.99. Drawful 2 joins other Nintendo Switch offerings from Jackbox Games, including The Jackbox Party Packs 2, 3 and 4.

The sequel to Drawful, the beloved game of terrible art, Drawful 2 challenges players to create weird, funny drawings in response to nonsensical prompts. Additional features in the sequel include more prompts than ever before, the ability to share animated GIFs of your creations on social media with the click of a button, and, by popular demand, the option to use a SECOND color in your drawings.

Players can even create custom episodes with their own prompts. Remember that time your buddy kept saying “gravy” in response to literally everything? That’s five prompts worth of material right there. Create custom episodes for special occasions like birthday parties, wedding showers, the birth of your friend’s weird-looking baby and more!

Drawful 2 also includes several new streamer-friendly features. Tame the internet with censoring features that let the VIP (the first player to join) skip drawings or block out answers. Avoid even more risky business by activating the Family Friendly setting. Streamers can also extend timers to ensure the audience watching has as much time as possible to vote or submit their drawings.

Drawful 2 requires a minimum of three players and supports up to eight players, plus an audience of up to 10,000 members.

Drawful 2 is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. For the latest from Jackbox Games, visit www.jackboxgames.com, and follow the studio on Facebook, InstagramTwitter, YouTube and Twitch.

About Jackbox Games

Jackbox Games, formerly Jellyvision Games, is a developer and publisher of party games on major gaming platforms and home entertainment devices. The studio is best known for comedic party games like YOU DON’T KNOW JACKFibbage, Quiplash and Drawful. Jackbox Games “makes the world’s best party games” according to Business Insider. YOU DON’T KNOW JACK has been called “the greatest quiz-show game ever made” by The Onion’s A.V. Club. All current-generation Jackbox games feature the innovative use of mobile devices as controllers, allowing anyone with an internet-connected phone, tablet or laptop to join a game without the need for extra game controllers. Players connect to games on their devices by visiting http://jackbox.tv and entering the custom game code displayed via the system hosting the game. This unique concept also allows for games that involve secret player input. The digital release of The Jackbox Party Pack, a massive collection of five party games, was named “Best Local Multiplayer Game of the Year” by Giant Bomb. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

 

A Father’s Day Guide to Surviving the Internet

A Father’s Day Guide to Surviving the Internet

Nothing on the internet is real anymore and that’s great news for your dad! No matter what he wants to believe about the world, a quick search will bring up a dozen articles to support his point of view. But the fun doesn’t have to stop there. This weekend, bond with Dad by taking questionably sourced information to the next level with Survive the Internet.

In Survive the Internet, players start by answering opinion-based questions. Those responses are sent to another player that twists their words out of context to create an absurd internet post or comment in the first player’s name. Then everyone votes on who looks the most ridiculous. It’s just like the real internet, but with even less fact checking!

If you’d rather have someone ELSE explain how to play the game to your dad, let our very own Spencer Ham (director of Survive the Internet) explain the game for you:

And like all of our games, you use your phone or tablet as a controller. If you’ve already gone through the painful process of teaching your dad to text, he’s ready to play!

So pick up Survive the Internet and the rest of Jackbox Party Pack 4 on PC or TV-based platforms, and let your dad know you care enough to help him set up his PC or TV-based platform.

Jackbox Party Pack 4 is currently 40% off for Windows and Mac users on Fanatical.  Check it out for yourself & for Dad here. 

Help Us [and maybe WIN STUFF] by Taking the 2018 Jackbox Games Audience Survey!

Help Us [and maybe WIN STUFF] by Taking the 2018 Jackbox Games Audience Survey!

Jackbox Games is asking our prize-worthy fans to participate in a prize-having survey that will help us continue to make games that you love on platforms that you are using.

With just 3 minutes of your time and a submitted survey (which can be found here), you could be entered to win a $250 Amazon gift card or one of 10 Jackbox Games download keys.

Here are some things you can’t do in 3 minutes:

  • Drive to a gas station and buy a lottery ticket
  • Fly to Las Vegas and play the slot machines
  • Organize and host a poker night with your most incompetent friends
  • Go to your local sports stadium and wait for them to get to the T-shirt cannon part of the game and then jump up and down wildly in the hopes that maybe, just maybe, they will send one of those bad boys your way

What you can do is click a few buttons, type a few things, and try your luck at becoming $250 richer in Amazon goods. You can buy 6 Amazon Echo Dots with that money. Or, 14 80-count boxes of Glad ForceFlexPlus Tall Kitchen Drawstring Bags to throw your new Echo Dots in when they eventually do something that creeps you out.

The survey is open until June 6th but there’s no better time than the present!  You can find the official sweepstakes rules here. We want to hear about how long you’ve been playing the games, how you feel about them, and what platforms you are using when you play.

We’re grateful for your feedback!  May the odds be ever in your favor.

What to Bring to a Memorial Day BBQ Besides Potato Salad

Anybody can bring potato salad to a Memorial Day BBQ, but if you want to be the hero of the event, then you should arrive with The Jackbox Party Pack 4. Not only does it have five hilarious party games that can be played just about anywhere, but it also contains significantly less mayo.

Face it. You’ve been waiting for the opportunity to solidify your positioning as the person that makes Memorial Day a real shindig. Liz owns Halloween. Hattie owns New Year’s Eve. YOU can own the ever-coveted Memorial Day. Let us help.

First, you’re going to need your iPad. We won’t remind you to charge it beforehand… We trust that you won’t forget. To charge it. Beforehand. Because you know that’s important. You should charge your iPad.

Then head over to the App Store and search for Jackbox Games. Jackbox Party Pack 4 is available to download on your iPad for $24.99. (That’s only 3.5 tubs of Costco potato salad!) .

That’s it. No recipe to follow. No potatoes to dice. No weird smell in your refrigerator for two weeks. Just bring your (CHARGED) iPad with Jackbox Party Pack 4.

If it’s raining on the day of (or your bro with acute hay fever is there), no need to circle around your iPad to play the games. Here’s a quick guide for how to connect your iPad to a  big, beautiful TV.

If you’re worried for the less tech-savvy, we have a great “How to Play” video here to get the ball rolling. Have everyone head to jackbox.tv on their phones, enter the room code for whichever party pack game you start with, then you’re all set.

Don’t have an iPad? Jackbox Party Pack 4 is also available on more platforms than you have fingers for.

Still extremely attached to the idea of potato salad? Potato salad goes bad after sitting out for an hour. Jackbox Party Pack 4 is non-perishable fun that can instantly make your BBQ less awkward.