Successfully Kickstarted earlier this year, Jackbox Games (You Don’t Know Jack, Drawful, Fibbage) is releasing Quiplash on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 today in North America for $9.99, complete with cross-buy.
A party game where up to 10,000 people can participate, Quiplash only requires one person to actually own the game and boot it up on their PS4 or PS3, then everyone else can use a phone, tablet, or any internet-connected device (including computers) to play by entering the unique game code into the jackbox.tv website.
Designer & Editorial Director Steven Heinrich explained more about Quiplash:
This has also allowed for a big explosion in streamed games, where people are joining streams of our games and actually participating from afar. So with Quiplash, we decided to try to embrace this phenomenon by introducing a new feature we call: the Audience.
Now, while an “audience” usually means a passive group of people who are just “watching,” in Quiplash, it’s different. The Quiplash Audience actually affects the outcome of the game by voting, kind of like on a reality competition show on TV. Quiplash pits two players’ answers to humorous prompts like “Another name for France” against each other. Then, the other players AND THE AUDIENCE (if there is one) vote for their favorite answer. The player whose answer receives the most votes, wins. “Oui Oui Land” or “Armpithairylvania”? That’s for the players, and Audience, to decide.
Quiplash is played by 3-8 core players, and works with or without an Audience. If you have a party of 10 people, 2 can be in the Audience, and then they can get in the next game, letting two players swap out to the Audience. If you have a stream with thousands of viewers, they can all participate – up to 10,000, anyway. This is a big upgrade for us over our previous games, one of which (Lie Swatter) allowed up to 100 players in the same game.
There was no details announced for Europe.
[Source: PS Blog]