Introducing celebrities into the world of YOU DON'T KNOW JACK was a great way to take advantage of the game's interactivity and asynchronous gameplay.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK®, the multimillion-selling interactive trivia franchise, today introduced a title update for the iOS and Facebook apps featuring monthly celebrity guest appearances within the free-to-play game.
The first celebrity guest episode, featuring actor Rich Sommer from AMC’s award-winning drama Mad Men, is available for free play now on the Facebook and iOS versions of the game as well as YOU DON’T KNOW JACK for Android, which will launch soon. Jellyvision Games has also announced that the next guest episode will feature Adrianne Curry, winner of the inaugural season of the reality television series America’s Next Top Model. Additional celebrity episodes are planned on a monthly basis.
"Introducing celebrities into the world of YOU DON'T KNOW JACK was a great way to take advantage of the game's interactivity and asynchronous gameplay. It was kind of a no-brainer for us," said Mike Bilder, General Manager of Jellyvision Games. “Plus, our host Cookie Masterson has been getting very lonely and we became convinced that we needed to get him some level of basic human contact.”
With this new feature, players choosing a special celebrity guest episode from a new featured episodes tab are automatically matched up against the celebrity and any other friends who have played the episode. Through the game’s asynchronous multiplayer mechanic, each celebrity’s actions in the game have been captured as well as their voice, so that the player is matched against the celebrity as if they were playing in real time.
For players of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK for iOS, a title update is required in order to access the new guest episodes. This functionality has already been updated for the Facebook and soon-to-launch Android versions, so players on those platforms can play the new Rich Sommer episode right now.
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 2.3 million installs of the social apps on Facebook and iOS.