Telltale Games Brings ‘The Jackbox Party Pack’ to Retailers Worldwide
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov 3rd, 2015 — Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games has announced a new partnership with Jackbox Games to publish ‘The Jackbox Party Pack’ at retail as part of an all-new strategic publishing initiative, bringing the innovative multiplayer party hit to consoles at retail beginning today in North America, and on November 6th in stores across Europe.
“Working with some of the best partners in entertainment, we’re excited to be expanding our retail offerings in stores this fall across all platforms by bringing the highly innovative party game, ‘The Jackbox Party Pack’ to stores everywhere.” said Steve Allison, SVP of Publishing at Telltale Games. “We’re huge fans of the team at Jackbox Games. Their whip-smart writing and innovative approach to large group multiplayer via mobile devices in the living room and across the web is seamless, forward-thinking, and immeasurably fun to play.”
Jackbox is the number one trivia brand of the digital age, and because its various games use players’ mobile devices to interact, participation is never limited by the number of available controllers. Already a popular digital title, The Jackbox Party Pack (comprising You Don’t Know Jack 2015, Fibbage XL, Drawful, Word Spud, and Lie Swatter) is available at North American retailers starting today for $29.99 USD or equivalent, and at European retailers starting Friday, November 6th. Retail platforms include PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. Telltale Publishing will also be bringing The Jackbox Party Pack to Xbox 360 for digital download.
The Jackbox Party Pack is rated T for Teen, and includes Fantasy Violence, Sexual Themes, Drug Reference, and Mild Humor.
About Jackbox Games
Jackbox Games, formerly Jellyvision Games, is a developer and publisher of 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, and their recent Kickstarter-funded hit Quiplash. YOU DON’T KNOW JACK has been called “the greatest quiz-show game ever made” by The Onion’s A.V. Club and “triumphant, hilarious, even enlightening” by The New York Times. All of Jackbox’s current-generation games feature the innovative “mobile devices as controllers” concept, allowing anyone with an internet-connected phone, tablet, or even laptop to join a game without the need for extra game controllers. Players connect to games on their devices by going to http://jackbox.tv and entering the custom game code displayed via the console, PC, or home entertainment system that is actually hosting the game. This unique concept also allows for games that involve secret player input, such as typing in words or drawing on devices. The digital release of The Jackbox Party Pack – a massive collection of five of these party games – was named “Best Local Multiplayer Game of the Year” by Giant Bomb. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading independent developer and publisher of games for every major interactive platform from home consoles and PC to mobile and tablet devices, and is the pioneer of the episodic delivery of digital gaming content. By successfully developing games as an episodic series and frequently releasing in the format a game season, they create longer consumer engagement than traditional games for each release. Founded in 2004 by games industry veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader with numerous honors and awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, BAFTA, the IMGA, and more, as well as being named Studio of the Year in 2012, after establishing a model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing. Telltale’s reputation for quality has been established across more than two dozen different product releases over the years with recognition and acclaim from publications like IGN, The New York Times, and Variety, including over 100 “Game of the Year” awards from publications like USA Today, Yahoo! Games, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, E!, Official Xbox Magazine, The Telegraph, Metacritic, and more. Telltale is a fully licensed third party publisher on consoles from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, and also publishes games on the PC, Mac, and Apple iOS platforms. For more information visit www.telltalegames.com.