Announcing Game Three of The Jackbox Party Pack 5: “Mad Verse City”

Announcing Game Three of The Jackbox Party Pack 5: “Mad Verse City”

Come back to the 90’s with us, for a tour de force of the greatest rap beefs of the era. Except, in this timeline, that era went a little differently. We call it Mad Verse City, and it’s the third game in The Jackbox Party Pack 5.

Giant robots have invaded, and they want one thing: to set the city ablaze with their best verses. Thankfully, all citizens of Mad Verse City are out of town, except for a thirsty and rambunctious crowd and our esteemed hosts, Chicago legend Shadow Master MC and his sidekick, DJ Raych. They’re going to do their best to referee this competition as these Titan MCs let loose on the mic. At stake are mountains of cash, and the respect of whatever is left of the city when they’re done. Join them this fall to decide who is the greatest in Mad Verse City!

Features:

* Beautiful, retro-cartoony art.

* The ability to write sick rhymes using your smartphone.

* Hear your MC avatar rap the bars you write out loud (they’re a little robotic, but their doing their best).

* HUGE scores. Try to make a million dollars!

* “Write for Me” and “Suggestions” to help you when you’re off your game.

* Cheer along during the raps and hear the crowd roar.

Watch our friends at Polygon give a first look at an early version of Mad Verse City here.

Mad Verse City will join YOU DON’T KNOW JACK and Split the Room, along with two other to-be-announced games in The Jackbox Party Pack 5. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for the latest updates about the pack, coming this fall. 

These Party Games Will Save Your Family Reunion

These Party Games Will Save Your Family Reunion

July is National Family Reunion Month (yes, there is even a month for THIS). We don’t want to make assumptions about your family but when the evening of “Family Reunion: Day 3” rolls around you might be in need of an emergency activity to liven things up.

Let Jackbox Games be your go-to party game that will provide a much-needed break from:

  • Questions about where your ex-girlfriend is living these days because she was “Such a nice girl!”
  • Advice about how to price-check brake pads from your Mom’s loudest Uncle
  • Repeating the only accessible and semi-humorous story you have about your job over and over again

First, you’re going to need to remember to pack an iPad, laptop, or Nintendo Switch with your Jackbox Game already downloaded. The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is available on multiple platforms that allow you to play in locations other than your own home.  If you’re using an iPad, check out this blog post about how to connect it to a TV to make it easier for others to view.

Then, we suggest playing this video for everyone about how to connect to the game. Each player will need a smartphone to join. If you have more family than the game has players, excess people can still join as an audience member on their phone and participate in gameplay in other ways.

From there, you’re off to the races! Want to learn weird facts about your cousins? Try Fibbage: Enough About You! Want to avoid things getting too competitive because you still have 4 more days with each other? Try Civic Doodle and create art together as a team! If you’re going to yell at your family, it might as well be playful!

What are you waiting for? Check out our games page to see which ones are currently on sale now!

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.

 

 

 

Announcing Game Two of Party Pack 5: “Split the Room”

Announcing Game Two of Party Pack 5: “Split the Room”

Imagine a world where Jackbox Games only announced one game in The Jackbox Party Pack 5. Scary thought, isn’t it? Well, we’re happy to say that world doesn’t exist.

It’s common knowledge that You Don’t Know Jack will be making its glorious return in Party Pack 5, and now we’re excited to reveal that game number two will be a new title called Split the Room!

If you missed our live E3 announcement, you can watch it here.

Split the Room is a multi-dimensional party game where you create weird/supernatural scenarios with the goal of splitting the room’s response. (Oh, and it’s hosted by a talking, omnipresent cat.)

To explain how it works, let’s turn things over to our mysterious host:

 

You’ll laugh, you’ll argue, and you’ll discover which of your friends uses the strangest logic. It is guaranteed to be the most fun you’ve ever had in a nebulous void.

Want to see the game in action and maybe even play along? Then join us during our weekly Twitch stream tomorrow (Thursday, June 14th) at 3:30 PM CT! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get updates on all things Party Pack 5.

See you on the other side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.