The Jackbox Party Pack 4, set to “drop” this fall, was already shaping up to be our best collection of party games yet, with the announcements of Fibbage 3 (with special game within a game Enough About You), Survive the Internet, Monster Seeking Monster and Civic Doodle, but now we’re ready to talk about the final gut-busting addition to Party Pack 4: Bracketeering!
Bracketeering is a game of strong opinions on stupid things. Up to sixteen players submit answers to absurd questions and categories like “Best thing to hold in your online dating profile picture” or “Coolest person to clone an army of.” Those answers then duke it out in a tournament-style instant-elimination bracket, until the championship answer is crowned.
But Bracketeering isn’t just about entering funny answers… it’s about having surprisingly strong opinions on ridiculous things, which is why predicting winners of future match-ups (and convincing others to agree with you) could be your path to victory even if an answer you typed in doesn’t take the top prize.
Taking things up another notch is the Blind Round, where players know the category of the bracket (being prompted to enter the name of “any animal” or “any verb ending in ‘ing'”) but have to submit their answers before learning the true title they’ll be competing under (“Awesomest animal to guard your children” or “Best thing to be doing when you die”). Whether your answer fits perfectly, or is hilariously mischosen, you can still win it all with some savvy predictions… even if that means betting against yourself.
And did you notice that we mentioned that up to SIXTEEN PLAYERS can play at once?! We tried to play it cool when we casually mentioned it up in the second paragraph but considering until now all our games have maxed out at eight players, we think it’s pretty exciting. More players, more answers, more fun. (And, of course, as usual, up to 10,000 more people can play along in the Audience)
Fall is getting closer and so is the release of The Jackbox Party Pack 4.* This year’s pack has Five and a half great party games. We’ve already unveiled Fibbage 3 and its all new game mode Fibbage: Enough About You (that’s where the “and a half” comes from.) We’ve given you sneak peaks of both Survive The Internet and Monster Seeking Monster on our weekly stream. Today, we take a look at game number four: Civic Doodle!
The good people of Doodle Valley have enlisted you and your fellow players to beautify the town with ridiculous murals. Two players draw at once, adding whatever they choose to a simple starter drawing. Other players can react with onscreen emoji in real time as the drawings are being drawn. When time’s up, everyone votes on which drawing is the best, and the winner becomes the new “base drawing” that the next two players make additions to. After everyone’s drawn twice, you get to see your finished masterpiece displayed in a place of honor in the town.
In the final round, the Mayor of Doodle Valley (who you may recognize if you’re a longtime YOU DON’T KNOW JACK fan) commissions you to paint a portrait for the town hall. This culminates in a drawing free-for-all where everyone competes at once.
We’re excited about this one, not only because it’s just a fun game, but because we’ve made some great improvements to our browser-based drawing tech that’ll make your absurd art look better than ever. Want to see the game in action? Check out the archive of our announcement stream on Twitch or Youtube. And follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates, including next week’s reveal of the fifth and final game in the pack!
*We don’t actually have a release date yet, but just trust us, it’s getting closer.
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.
We’ve already announced Fibbage 3 (and it’s wonderfully personalized game within a game Enough About You) for this fall’s Jackbox Party Pack 4, as well as the delightfully devious Survive the Internet. Now we’re excited to announce the third game in the Pack, Monster Seeking Monster!
Monster Seeking Monster is a dating-themed party game where players send each other secret messages trying to set up dates, and then find out who dated who… and who betrayed who.
Did we mention you’re also all secretly monsters with different hidden powers? Maybe you get extra points for spreading vampirism. Maybe you gain or lose points depending on whether you date during a full moon. Or maybe, just maybe… you’re the scariest thing of all… a ventriloquist puppet.
Monster Seeking Monster is full of surprises and pushes our “easy-to-use phone-as-controller” technology further than we’ve ever pushed it before. But at its heart, it’s our latest excuse for players to type funny things on their phones in an attempt to make their friends laugh. Or to get an Audience of up to 10,000 people to laugh. An Audience of 10,000 that’s playing along… trying to get their own dates. Heck, the Audience could even beat everybody and win the game.
But hey, that’s love. It’s weird.