CHICAGO – Oct. 17, 2018 – Jackbox Games has officially released The Jackbox Party Pack 5. This newest, most irreverent package of off-the-wall party games is available today for $29.99 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, Windows PC, Mac and Linux, Comcast’s Xfinity X1, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.
The powers of five new party games combine to form one mega party game extravaganza in The Jackbox Party Pack 5:
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK: Full Stream: The classic pop-culture trivia mash-up returns, full of wild new surprises (1-8 players)!
Split the Room: Create strange and divisive hypothetical situations in this wacky what-if game (3-8 Players)!
Mad Verse City: The lyric-writing game that lets you channel your inner MC as a rap battling robot (3-8 players)!
Patently Stupid: Create odd inventions to solve bizarre problems in this new competitive drawing game (3-8 players)!
Zeeple Dome: Fling yourself at bloodthirsty aliens to win millions of Zubabucks in the deadliest game show in the Crab Nebula (1-6 players)!
Games in The Jackbox Party Pack series support phones, tablets and computers as controllers. Just go to Jackbox.tv on your device and enter the room code to play. Up to 10,000 additional audience members can join specific games to affect their final outcome. Other options like extended timers, manual censoring and family-friendly modes make it easy for families and streamers to host the perfect party.
Have you ever dreamed of being a millionaire? Well, maybe Patently Stupid can put you on the road to riches! (It can’t.)
Join your seminar hosts Toby and Lena as they guide you through the world of invention and finance. Each seminar attendee creates a bizarre problem that another attendee is tasked with solving. Attendees must act fast to name and draw their innovative solution. And to top it off, each attendee presents their idea to the group to obtain the funding to make their dreams come true! Yay! Public speaking!
So, get your inventing caps out everybody and create some unique solutions to some truly bizarre problems!
Want to get an early sneak peek and maybe play along? Join us for our weekly stream on Thursday, August 9 at 3:30 CT! We’ll be broadcasting to our channels on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and Facebook Live. And, watch our exclusive first look at the game with Game Informer here.
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!
* 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 they are 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.
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.
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.
Yes, you read that right, we’re making a new You Don’t Know Jack. If you missed our reveal trailer at C2E2 or PAX East, here it is in all its teasery glory:
We know you probably have a lot of questions, so we’re going to guess what they are and then just answer the easy ones.
Is this the same old You Don’t Know Jack I know and love? Yes! Cookie returns with all-new twisted trivia questions and the latest in creative insults for you and your fellow players. Fan favorite question types are back, including the DisOrDat and the triumphant return of the Gibberish Question.
But… there’s new stuff too right? Yes! We didn’t want to do another YDKJ just because we could. We wanted to wait until we had a fresh take on the classic formula. This version sees the game (and Cookie) acquired by the friendly corporate overlords at Binjpipe, your premiere media bingeing streaming service. It’s a big scenery change that’s led us to update the game in really fun ways, and given us a ton of new stuff to make fun of.
I was hoping for a list of easy to digest bullet points? Okay fine. Here are just a few of the features you can expect in the new You Don’t Know Jack:
Eight player support
Bigger, crazier Jack Attack
New question types
Brand new fart sounds
Begrudging meme references
New ways to Screw
A lot of old fart sounds too
More than one Frasier joke for some reason
What if I’ve never played a You Don’t Know Jack game before? Here’s a quick recap of what you missed in past installments: a lot of questions about The Brady Bunch. Now that you’re caught up, you should be ready to jump into the new game!
Do I use my phone to play? Because I have OPINIONS about that…. Yes, like all of our Party Pack games, you use your phone (or other web-enabled device) as your controller. It’s what lets us support eight players, the audience, and question types with unique interactions. If you’ve played any of our recent games, you’ve probably seen that this works pretty well. If you haven’t, know that we’re designing this You Don’t Know Jack from the ground up with the strengths of phone controllers in mind.
Can I play single-player? Yes. We’re making a lot of tweaks that we hope will make this YDKJ very accessible to new players, but if you STILL can’t convince your dumb friends to play with you, you can always play with yourself.
Great! When can I play it? You Don’t Know Jack: Full Stream will be one of five games included in The Jackbox Party Pack 5, coming Fall 2018 to PC, consoles, and major digital platforms. But, if you can’t wait that long, check out our weekly interactive live streams on Twitch and Youtube. It’s your best chance to see and play our games before anyone else!
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At Jackbox, we’re constantly looking for ways to bring our games to more people in more places. We get tons of requests from fans asking us to bring our Party Packs to their platform of choice. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’re making one of the most frequent of those requests a reality. Jackbox is partnering with Binjpipe.
Just like Jackbox, Binjpipe is committed to innovative technology. We’ve got our phones-as-controllers. They’ve got all the amazing stuff they’ve got. Put them together and we hope to make magic. This year, we’ll be bringing a very special gaming experience to the Binjpipe platform. We’ll have more to announce soon, but we think our fans will really love it.