Jackbox Games has a new PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 game, and it's called _____. Cookie Masterson's Slow Roast Fun Time
! You Don't Know Jane
! Video Games: Serious Business
, the actual name of the game, eight players can enter whatever they want attempting to convince other players of their carefully crafted lie. If they believe you, you win. Previously only available on Xbox One
and Amazon Fire TV
is now a cross-buy game on PS4 and PS3, letting you purchase it on one and download it again on the other.
is in practice similar to the old parlor game Bullshit
, but with a couple of twists. First, the game is hosted and narrated by the aforementioned You Don't Know Jack
host Cookie Masterson. Second, it foregoes traditional controllers.
While matches are limited to eight players, they can use their smartphone or tablet to play rather than a Dualshock. Game sessions generate a code which the players enter at Fibbage.com
via their handheld and get going. The need for a screen keeps multiplayer sessions primarily local, but they can be also set up by streaming the game through Twitch.
"YOU DON'T KNOW JACK®" Studio Releases Critically-Acclaimed Fibbage™ Today on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 - 8 Players Can Play Using Mobile Phones and Tablets as Controllers
PlayStation®4 Twitch Integration Allows Multiplayer Fibbage Sessions
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – September 16, 2014 – Independent developer Jackbox Games today announced the release of Fibbage™: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game as a digital-only title on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. The game was recently released to rave reviews as a digital-only title on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program.
Fibbage is the studio's newest, comedy-infused trivia party game. The game challenges players to fool their friends with lies, avoid selecting their friends' lies, and find the (usually zany) truths to some very unusual facts.
Up to 8 players can play together on their PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One or Amazon Fire TV, simply by using their mobile phones or tablets (or even laptops) as controllers. Players log in via a website and type in a room code to join the game, thus eliminating the need for multiple controllers and expanding the number of people who can play on a console in one room at a game night or party.
While Fibbage is primarily a live, couch-play game, it is also easily streamable and playable via Twitch. All you need is a device with an internet connection; find a Fibbage Twitch stream, enter the host-provided code on fibbage.com or scan the QR code on the page and you're in!
"Fibbage, like all of the games we are working on, is easy-in," said Mike Bilder, GM of Jackbox Games. "You just need a mobile phone or tablet connected to the Internet. We've eliminated what we feel is the major sticking point for party video games – the need for a bunch of controllers and/or an entire set of fake musical instruments."
Fibbage features outrageous but incomplete facts. For example, if asked the question: "The French have a pastry called Nun's ____," players could enter lies such as "Buns," "Muffin," or "Delight." Players can get as creative as they want, or use a suggestion if they get stuck. The game is hosted by popular YOU DON'T KNOW JACK emcee Cookie Masterson.
Fibbage is a cross-buy title, meaning that if you buy it on the PlayStation®4 system, you also get it on the PlayStation®3 system, and vice versa.
Fibbage was released recently on Xbox One and Amazon Fire TV to overwhelmingly positive reviews. Both games use mobile devices as controllers, eliminating a major friction point for live gameplay with big groups. For more information visit www.jackboxgames.com. To join the conversation, like the game on Facebook® and follow us on Twitter®.
About Jackbox Games
Jackbox Games, formerly Jellyvision Games, is a developer and publisher of games on leading gaming platforms. The studio's flagship title, 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. Fibbage is the studio's first cross-platform console release since the most recent YOU DON'T KNOW JACK. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois.