Wednesday, May 30, 2012

You Don't Know Jack on Facebook

Not 'you don't know jack about Facebook'... the classic smarmy trivia game You Don't Know Jack is now on Facebook.
It's hard to believe, but You Don't Know Jack has been around since 1995. Crazy to think that the interactive game show has been in existence for over fifteen years. Yet here we are in the year 2012 and that sarcastic host with the most, Cookie Masterson, is back at it yet again.

“One of the things people really love about YOU DON’T KNOW JACK on PC and consoles is the fun of competing directly against their friends and family members sitting together in the living room. So our challenge was bringing that experience to the connected but asynchronous nature of the social and mobile gaming environments. A kind of ‘party-play’ atmosphere for people playing at work, school, or perhaps at home in their pajamas or knickers,” said Harry Gottlieb, founder of Jellyvision Games and inventor of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK.

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK brings its well-known party-play style to Facebook in three important ways: First, by automatically matching a player against his or her Facebook friends who have already played that specific episode; second, by providing a direct option to challenge other Facebook friends at the end of an episode; and third, by offering multiple ways to share results, brag, and taunt friends through Facebook’s social channels, bringing the same type of banter experienced during a game of YDKJ on the couch into the Facebook gameplay experience. 
While I'm not sure I'd really want to picture people playing YDKJ in their "knickers", I will say that this sounds like a really neat time. Even cooler is that Jellyvision will also be bringing this newly redesigned and improved version of Jack to the iOS and Android platforms some time this year.

Much like the Facebook edition, the mobile version will be updated regularly with new content and episodes. It'll also be completely free to play and give you the chance to win some very real prizes.

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK’s new design will be rolled out on iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android later this year, allowing players the opportunity to compete cross-platform. Cookie Masterson, the game’s most popular (and sassiest) host is back, as is the game’s core structure, with humor-infused questions that range from Shakespeare to Scooby-Doo. The game will be free-to-play with free games provided frequently. Users can also win free games through achievements, and multi-game packs are available for purchase.
 You Don't Know Jack is out and playable right now on Facebook, it'll be on the way to iOS devices and