CHICAGO, May 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YOU DON'T KNOW JACK®, the multi-million selling interactive trivia franchise, makes its debut on Android devices today. To download YOU DON'T KNOW JACK for free on Android phones or tablets, please visit Google Play™ at http://goo.gl/SBYGJ. A Kindle Fire edition of YOU DON'T KNOW JACK is coming next week.
"In May, we launched the Facebook version of YOU DON'T KNOW JACK looking to combine the party-atmosphere of console and PC gaming to the asynchronous social gaming space where people could play wherever they want," said Harry Gottlieb, founder of Jellyvision Games and inventor of YOU DON'T KNOW JACK. "After six months of tweaking the Facebook game, we were ready for the small screen, starting with our iOS launch in December and now with Android."
The social version of YOU DON'T KNOW JACK, first launched on Facebook in May 2012, has been received with great critical acclaim including winning the "Best Social Game" category for the 2012 SPIKE TV Video Game Awards and being named one of the best 12 games on Facebook by Kotaku. To date, there have been 3.5 million installs of the social apps.
The Android version will have persistent play with users of the iOS and Facebook versions and all key functionality remains the same between apps.
Players of the mobile version can choose to play in guest mode or via Facebook Connect, the latter of which brings party-style play to mobile in three important ways. First, players are automatically matched against their Facebook friends who have already played that specific episode, either on Android, iOS or Facebook. Second, a player is provided a direct option to challenge other Facebook friends at the end of every episode. And third, all players may share results, brag and taunt friends through Facebook, bringing the same fun experienced during a game of YDKJ on the couch into the gameplay experience.
YOU DON'T KNOW JACK will constantly produce new content that engages players with questions on current pop culture and news players are discussing on Facebook, tying gameplay into the social experience more than any previous game.
Players on Android will access the same content as those using the iOS and Facebook versions. Cookie Masterson, the game's popular and sassy host is back, as is the game's core structure, with outrageous questions that range from Mozart to Psy. The game will be free-to-play with free games provided frequently. Users can also win free games through achievements, and multi-token packs are available for purchase.
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This new version of YOU DON'T KNOW JACK represents Jellyvision Games' latest in a history of innovations within the interactive trivia space. When YOU DON'T KNOW JACK first launched in 1995, it was the first game to truly immerse the user into a fully interactive game show experience, making players feel like the game's host was talking directly to them. The company also created Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for PC, which at the time was the fastest-selling PC game in history, and the TV game show Smush, which aired on the USA Network. To date, the YOU DON'T KNOW JACK franchise has sold more than 5 million units and generated $100 million in revenue with versions for CD-ROM, consoles, Facebook, iOS and tabletop.
Source: Jellyvision Games