Breaking: The Jackbox Party Pack 4 Launching the Week of October 17

Breaking: The Jackbox Party Pack 4 Launching the Week of October 17

Five and a half new party games headline Jackbox’s next great party game collection on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC, Mac, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Nvidia Shield

Jackbox Games has announced that its next collection of hilariously absurd party games, The Jackbox Party Pack 4, will launch on Oct. 17 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system; Oct. 18 on Apple TV (4th Generation and later); Oct. 19 on Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC and Mac via Steam, the Humble Store and Bundle Stars, as well as the Mac App Store, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Nvidia Shield; and Oct. 20 on Xbox One.

Five – and a half! – crowd-slaying party games combine to make The Jackbox Party Pack 4 the series’ best installment yet:

  • Fibbage 3 – The threequel to the outrageous bluffing game boasts totally new question types. (2-8 players)
    • Fibbage: Enough About You – A new game mode where players guess weird facts about each other! (3-8 players)
  • Survive the Internet – Twist your friends’ “online” comments in comical ways in this web-based frame game. (3-8 players)
  • Monster Seeking Monster – A spooky date-a-thon where you message and date fellow monsters with special powers! (3-7 players)
  • Bracketeering – Place smart bets on stupid arguments in this deranged debate match. (3-16 players)
  • Civic Doodle – Improve the town’s murals and one-up your friends in this irreverent art game. (3-8 players)

Games in The Jackbox Party Pack franchise support phones, tablets and computers as controllers. Players can easily join the fun by using their device to enter a room code at Jackbox.tv, and up to 10,000 additional audience members can join and affect the outcome of the games. Optional features like extended timers and manual censoring make it easy for streamers to play with their communities.

For the latest from Jackbox Games, visit www.jackboxgames.com, and follow the studio on Facebook, Twitter 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 JACK, Fibbage, 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.

The Jackbox Party Packs 1 & 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch™ on August 17

The Jackbox Party Packs 1 & 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch™ on August 17

After releasing The Jackbox Party Pack 3 on Nintendo Switch™ many of our fans asked when The Jackbox Party Pack and The Jackbox Party Pack 2 would be coming to the platform. Unfortunately, since it is corporate policy to immediately burn all of the source code and assets for a game as soon as it is released, we had to make everything again from scratch.

It took a little longer than we had hoped, but we did it!

We’re pleased to announce that both The Jackbox Party Pack and The Jackbox Party Pack 2 will be released on Nintendo Switch on Thursday, August 17th, 2017.

Finally you will be able to grab a Nintendo Switch and play all of your favorites, including YOU DON’T KNOW JACK 2015, Drawful, Fibbage 2, Earwax, Bomb Corp, and, yes, even Word Spud. Hours and hours of Word Spud.

What’s that? Still not enough? Wow. Okay. Hmmm. How about this: The Jackbox Party Pack 4 will join the rest of the series on Nintendo Switch this fall.

Note to self: Maybe we shouldn’t burn everything.

Note to self #2: Nah. It’s fine.

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is Coming to Nintendo Switch™

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is Coming to Nintendo Switch™

We are excited to announce that we are bringing The Jackbox Party Pack 3 to Nintendo Switch™. There’s obviously a lot we don’t know yet, but I’ll answer some of your questions — both real, and imaginary — right here.

When is the game coming out?
We don’t have a release date yet, but we are planning to be in the launch window — a purposefully vague term the game industry made up. As soon as we have an exact date, we will let everyone know.

Do players still use phones as controllers?
Yes! Just like on other platforms, you will use your phone or tablet as a controller to play the games by going to http://jackbox.tv.

Do you need an Internet connection to play?
Yes. Even though the Nintendo Switch is portable, you’ll still need to be on WiFi to play The Jackbox Party Pack 3. Luckily lots of places have free WiFi these days — bars, restaurants, coffee shops, schools, libraries, some fancy vans… my friend’s kids’ treehouse. In addition, if you find yourself wanting to play during a pickup basketball game or impromptu rooftop party, we’ve tested the game using a 4G phone as a wifi hotspot while still using that phone as a controller and everything runs fine. It doesn’t even use that much data. (I wonder if it works on airplane WiFi. Hmm. Something to test.)

Are your other games coming to Nintendo Switch?
We gotta get The Jackbox Party Pack 3 out first, but we’re not against the idea!

Can I have ice cream now?
Yes. Now you can have some ice cream.

TwitchCon 2016

TwitchCon 2016

Jackbox Games is packing up our confetti and glitter and coming to TwitchCon 2016. If you’ll be attending, definitely come by The Jackbox Stage at booth #522. We’ll be playing games from the soon-to-be-released Jackbox Party Pack 3 with some of the most fun guests at TwitchCon. And who knows, maybe you can come up on stage and play too!

Can’t make it to San Diego? Tune in to the Jackbox Games Twitch Channel all weekend to watch the whole thing live and play along as an audience member!

 

Friday, September 30

2:00 PM ZombiUnicorn, Grimecraft, Erika Ishii, Justin Rojas, Avajaijai, LeX
3:00 PM KiDarknessDragon, TheNo1Alex, QMGSaint, AuroraPeachy, JoeNeverFails, MargaretKhron, BogOtter
4:00 PM ????
5:00 PM Smosh Games & Pamela Horton
6:00 PM Smosh Games & Pamela Horton
7:00 PM DYoshiiTV

Saturday, October 1

10:00 AM: UGRGaming, LadyArchAngel, StatusChance, Misstress Chief, Capn_Flint
11:00 AM:
SinfullyRiddling, Bloodyfaster
12:00 PM:
Eatmydiction1, tehMorag, CrReaM, Elajjaz, Maral, MissKyliee
1:00 PM: CrassKitty
2:00 PM:
Havok
3:00 PM:
New Game +
4:00 PM:
New Game +
5:00 PM:
???

Sunday, October 2

10:00 AM: HJtenchi, iKasperr
11:00 AM:
Chingy1337
12:00 PM:
???
1:00 PM:
OodiGames
2:00 PM:
BruisedLee01, PreciousKitten0
3:00 PM:
360Chrism, Nospimi99
4:00 PM:
Not_Jenn

Note: All times are Pacific Daylight TIme

IndyPopCon Brawl will feature Quiplash 2 and Drawful 2

IndyPopCon Brawl will feature Quiplash 2 and Drawful 2

The main event at IndyPopCon is Brawl 2016 and Jackbox Games will be bringing our brass knuckles to Indianapolis on June 17.

PopCon Brawl 2016 will pit two teams, head to head, in a series of gaming challenges that earn them points for their team and cash towards their designated charity. The stakes increase each round as the games swap and the players are adjusted. Our competitors are asked to flex their diverse gaming muscles or risk facing a series of extremely brutal punishments for the losers. (Brutal for them… for us, they’ll be hilarious!)

We will be providing two of the games these teams will be playing: The soon-to-be-released Drawful 2 and the first-ever public look at Quiplash 2 with some very special Quiplash prompts made especially for the event.

If you’re going to IndyPopCon, this event should not be missed.