Check out our Monthly Survey Page to see what our users are running.

The Jackbox Party Pack 4 has a beta available for Linux gamers

Posted by , | Views: 6,849

I've been speaking to a developer from Jackbox Games, Inc. and they've allowed me to announce that The Jackbox Party Pack 4 [Steam] is currently in beta for Linux. The interesting thing here, is that they've dropped Adobe AIR to do this!

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

It's not currently advertised or announced on Steam anywhere, but you can purchase it and install it without needing to opt-in to a beta and no password is required. They told me that they're hoping to give it official support, once more testing has been done.

The Jackbox Party Pack 4 is a mix of multiplayer games which can be played in local multiplayer or online. You can use a phone, tablet or a web browser as a controller, meaning it's pretty easy to get people involved. When you start a game, you're given a code which people can enter in at to then instantly join in.

It's pretty clever and it does seem to work rather well from my testing. I did initially have a few troubles with games randomly starting in windowed mode, but that seems to now not be an issue. They're still working on it, so do let them know what you think on their Steam forum. The main issue I've seen, is that the ESC button doesn't seem to work correctly, but that's quite minor.

Great to see more games like this come to Linux!

It's possible the previous games may come to Linux too, but it seems like they're starting with this one.

Article taken from
4 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more information here.
About the author -
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
The comments on this article are closed.

Sil_el_mot 22 December 2017 at 12:07 pm UTC
wohooo. i just needed smth like this for my steambox . great!
first "keep talking and nobody explodes" and now this...
to say it with the words of the great german footballer Franz Beckenbauer: "Ja, ist denn heut schon Weihnachten?"
Xpander 22 December 2017 at 1:27 pm UTC
and bought i have played the first one under wine and my friends own the 2nd and 3rd version so i bought 4 not sure when i can test this though as christmas is inbetween, need to organize some drink party to test it out
Magamo 22 December 2017 at 3:02 pm UTC
Just purchased this, and tried running it as I love these games. However, I can't seem to get it to go into fullscreen mode, despite every game having that option checked.
Xpander 22 December 2017 at 3:21 pm UTC
MagamoJust purchased this, and tried running it as I love these games. However, I can't seem to get it to go into fullscreen mode, despite every game having that option checked.

alt+f11 (should work in most WM's)
MichaelDN 22 December 2017 at 8:57 pm UTC
It's working perfectly for me, I hope the other party packs can get a linux release too!
Magamo 23 December 2017 at 5:34 am UTC
Xpanderalt+f11 (should work in most WM's)

This worked like a charm. Thank you!
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon, Liberapay or Paypal. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
  • Silent Hill 4, BLIND, PCSX2
  • Hack'n'Slay: „The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing“ (Wine/DXVK)
Popular this week
View by Category
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts