Jackbox Games is a developer that is likely to be very familiar to North American gamers that are fans of party games. Formerly known as Jellyvision Games, they're the people responsible for Fibbage
, You Don't Know Jack
and The Jackbox Party Pack
. To help with the development of their latest title, Quiplash
, the developer took to Kickstarter to raise some much-needed cash. They reached their target in less than two days, but now they've also managed to fund some of their Stretch Goals too.Quiplash
pits three to eight players in a battle to come up with an answer to a simple, but often ridiculous, topic. What would you be surprised to see a donkey do? What would be a good catchphrase to yell every time you finish pooping? Two players will be answering each topic at any one time before their replies will be put to vote by the other players and even the audience members; if there are too many players to play at once, they can still vote and affect the outcome of the game.
Even though the game is coming to the Xbox One, the good news is that you won't need eight controllers to run a game. Like The Jackbox Party Pack
, players can use phones, tablets, or any device that can connect to the internet instead.
While the game is aimed at adults, those with children will be able to make use of the newly funded stretch goal where a Family-Friendly switch will filter out some of the more risque questions from those available within the game. Jackbox has also promised DLC support for the title, although the plans for this are yet to be confirmed.
Unfortunately, like their previous titles, this game is only intended for a North American audience, but it is currently aiming for a release in early summer.