In 2020, when leaving the house and being with friends and loved ones has been harder than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, socially distanced game nights have become part of many people’s social routine. The newly released Jackbox Party Pack 7, and the six earlier games in the series, are excellent games to play with friends–and doing so through Twitch just got a little easier.
Twitch has announced the Jackbox Audience Kit, an extension for streams that makes it possible to join Jackbox games without needing to open a separate browser. This extension lets audiences join the game through the Twitch app, making it easier to join in on games.
As long as the Twitch streamer has installed and enabled the extension, joining a game is a simple process of following the on-screen instructions.
Right now, the extension is supported by the majority of Jackbox games, although some cannot be played with an audience. Monster Seeking Monster currently does not support the extension, but support is “coming soon”; The Devils and the Details and You Don’t Know Jack: Full Stream will not work with it, now or in the future.
Hopefully this means that your next friendly game of Quiplash 3, Trivia Murder Party, or Mad Verse City will be easier to set up and play than before. All 7 Jackbox games are available on PC, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.
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