You Don't Know Jack dev brings two games to Amazon Fire TV

While the Amazon Fire TV is "absolutely not a game console," developers such as Telltale Games and now Jackbox Games are already supporting the media-streaming device. The Chicago-based developer launched both You Don't Know Jack Party and a new trivia party game Fibbage for free on the Fire TV today. You Don't Know Jack Party first arrived on iOS last fall.

Fibbage, like You Don't Know Jack Party, uses smartphones and tablets as game controllers while linking up with the Fire TV for big-screen multiplayer sessions. In it, up to eight players trick one another by filling in the blanks of trivia statements with lies as they see fit. Each round of play lasts seven questions and includes special categories like "Celebrity Tweets" and "Road Trip."

The free version of Fibbage offers a "handful" of questions, while the paid upgrade of Fibbage brings with it hundreds more. Jackbox didn't offer a price for the upgraded version, though it noted plans to launch DLC for the game in the future. Amazon just announced (and launched) the Fire TV today for $99.

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"YOU DON'T KNOW JACK" Studio Now Supports Amazon Fire TV With Two Launch Titles:
"YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Party" and "Fibbage" – A New Lying, Bluffing, Fib-Till-You-Win Party Game

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – April 2, 2014 – Independent developer Jackbox Games today announced that two of the studio's games - YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Party and the all-new Fibbage™ - will launch on Amazon Fire TV.

Fibbage is the studio's newest, comedy-laced trivia party game. Up to 8 players can play together on their TV simply by using their mobile phones or tablets as controllers. The game challenges players to fool their friends with lies, avoid selecting their friends' lies, and find the (usually outrageous) truths to some very unusual facts.

For example, if asked the question: "The mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky is a _____," players could enter lies such as "baby," "rabbit," or "ham sandwich." Players can get as creative as they want, or use a suggestion if they get stuck. The game is hosted by the studio's overworked and under-worshipped (according to him) host, Cookie Masterson.

"What we've always believed we do best is creating games that get groups of people sitting together laughing through gameplay and cracking each other up," said Mike Bilder, GM of Jackbox Games. "Fibbage is the kind of game where you have fun when you get the question right, fun when you fool your friends, and fun even when you get fooled yourself."

Each game of Fibbage is seven questions long and includes specialty questions such as Celebrity Tweets and Road Trip. And of course, the game culminates with a high-stakes final question: The Final Fibbage.

"We've watched group after group of people play Fibbage, and then ask if they can play another round, and another, and another, to the point where we have to cut them off like a drunkard at 3:59 a.m." says Steve Heinrich, the game's director. "When we hear laughter in every single play session, that makes us pretty confident we've got something special."

Fibbage offers a free version featuring a handful of starter questions as well as a paid upgrade to full Fibbage to get hours and hours of game-party material. Additional content as DLC is planned in the near future.

Fibbage follows last fall's launch of YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Party, the first game specifically created for the party play genre. Both games use mobile devices as controllers, eliminating a major friction point for live gameplay with big groups.

Jackbox Games is actively working to bring both Fibbage and YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Party to other platforms based on supportive technology and market demand.

About Jackbox Games
Jackbox Games, formerly Jellyvision Games, is a developer and publisher of games on leading consumer gaming platforms. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois.