You Don't Know Jack coming to Facebook
by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, May 23, 2012 12:30PM PDT
You Don't Know Jack popularized the trivia video game when it debuted in 1995. The series laid dormant for a while, until last year's revival. Gamers learned that although we might not know Jack, we'd like to get to know him better.
If you don't feel like spending money to buy a boxed version of his game, there's a new free way to get your trivia kick. Jellyvision plans on launching a new version of You Don't Know Jack on Facebook.
The app is currently in beta, but you can request an invite here. "It's You Don't Know Jack, but played asychronously against Facebook friends," reports Joystiq's Ben Gilbert, who received access to the game.
Of course, although the game is free-to-play, the experience will be monetized. Competing will help you earn virtual currency to unlock episodes, but we're certain there will be ways of spending Facebook credits for instant gratification. "You'll compete against other Facebook gamers for cash, and will receive bonus cash if you answer questions correctly before your opponents. On the other hand, answering a question wrong drains your virtual bank account. At the end of a game, the money you've earned will help you increase your in-game level, which also helps you earn free episodes," Games.com reports.