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:
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!
We’re getting so close to TwitchCon 2017 that we can practically feel the California sun on our faces and the smell of sweaty Jackbox track jackets at the end of a full day of streaming.
If you saw our broadcasts from last year, you’re probably expecting a bunch of fun guests to come by and play our new games. And guess what? You’re right! We have some really great people lined up to play The Jackbox Party Pack 4, including our pals UGRGaming, SinfullyRiddling, and Kate Stark! And that’s just the start. We’ll be announcing our full lineup next week on Twitter!
Also, if you’re going to be at TwitchCon, come park your butt in front of our stage and see the laughs first hand. If you’re at home, get in the audience and see if you can influence the games. But you MUST, MUST, MUST NOT forget to give us a Twitch follow if you want to be alerted when we go live. Otherwise, you’ll miss all the fun.
Sorry to cut this short, but we have to make a run to the store for sunscreen, revealing swimsuits, and body hair wax.
In addition to designing our new stage layout and booking really fun guests, we had to figure out what to wear. Here at Jackbox Games we always have our finger on the pulse of fashion, which is why we decided to get track jackets this year!
So if you are attending TwitchCon this year, be on the lookout for the group that resembles a gang of New Jersey mobsters. We’d love to meet you, so please stop by our stage and say hi! We’ve been told we give very good handshakes.
Can’t make it but still want in on the fun? Follow us on Twitch because we’ll be streaming the gosh darn heck out of that weekend.
Ok, we should probably get back to work because we have so much to do! (We cannot stress just how busy and important we are.) Stay tuned because we’ve got some fun updates coming in the next couple of weeks!
I mean, technically, we’ve already announced all five (and a half) games in The Jackbox Party Pack 4, but maybe you don’t want to read five (and a half) separate blog posts to get all the details. Or maybe you’d rather see all six-ish games in action in the below videos from our weekly Twitch and YouTube streams where fans get to play along. Or maybe one post is just better for SEO. Anyway, if you haven’t been keeping up, here’s all the fun to look forward to in this fall’s pack of games. We don’t have an exact release date yet, but we’ll let you know here (and on Twitter and Facebook) the second we do.
Fibbage 3 (2-8 players)
The blanking fun sequel with all-new question types and the game mode Fibbage: Enough About You where you guess weird facts about your friends. Learn more >>
Survive the Internet (3-8 players)
The web-based frame game where you twist your friends’ “online” comments in hilarious ways. Learn more >>
Monster Seeking Monster (3-7 players)
The spooky date-a-thon where you message and date fellow monsters with special powers. Learn more >>
Civic Doodle (3-8 players)
The one-up art game where you compete to improve the town murals. Learn more >>
Bracketeering (3-16 players)
The deranged debate match where you place smart bets on stupid arguments. Learn more >>
We welcomed Lie Swatter host Phil Ridarelli to our Twitch stream this week to hear how fun it was to record audio for thousands of questions in a tiny windowless room. The life of a game show host sure is glamorous!
We also played the insane twitter-driven, soccer-esque, community-nando that is #IDARB. The result: we all suck. Except maybe Mike. But probably all of us.
That said, it led to some fun Jackbox-themed #IDARB characters, including several sexy owls and Billy O’Brien.