Snap Finger Click, a studio comprised of former Buzz! quiz developers, has announced that party game ACT IT OUT XL! is making its way to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The PlayStation 4 version will also include the award-winning Live Show game mode for broadcasting on Twitch and YouTube.
The original ACT IT OUT! was released three years ago on PlayStation 4 and Wii U. At the time, gaming website IGN said: “Act It Out! is a great party game, suitable for large groups of people and almost all situations”.
“Games like Charades and Pictionary are timeless classics, but traditionally you play them without a console”, says Martijn van der Meulen, Co-Founder and Development Director at Snap Finger Click. “In my experience that’s not always great, however. You have your friend Mike who comes up with the same obscure references over and over again, and then there’s your flatmate Laura who spends ages thinking about what to act out.
We wanted to do this differently, and changing it into the fast paced fun experience that has been done before in TV versions of these classic games. It feels like the right time to bring this to console. Our Design Director, Joanna Haslam, knows what makes great content from her work on the Buzz! quiz games, and she spent many months researching absolutely the best and most hilarious things to act, sing, draw or describe – in multiple languages. We wanted the content to be top-notch”.
There is double the content of the original game with over 3,000 phrases spanning across TV, movies, video games, and more, all updated for 2019. As well as the carefully curated in-game content, players can invent their own phrases making this a great title for any audience. The game supports 2 to 8 players in the living room. The Live Show game mode lets up to a million viewers play the game with a streamer on Twitch and YouTube.
Live Show, which is included in ACT IT OUT XL! on PlayStation 4, won the Innovation Award at the 2018 DevelopHER Awards. Using Snap Finger Click’s Live Show technology, the streamer chooses a phrase in secret, hidden from their viewers. During the round, the game knows exactly what the viewers are typing and whether they’re right or wrong. The best viewers make it to the in-game leaderboards. A great way to engage with communities on streaming platforms, Live Show is an entertaining and hilarious game mode.
“The original ACT IT OUT game was such a unique experience,” says popular streamer EternalStephHD who is an official Partner on one of the major streaming platforms. “It’s great to see this deluxe version now making its way to even more players, and I can’t wait to see how they will stream it.”
Snap Finger Click is very passionate about party games and understands the frustration when something isn’t tailored to the audience, such as British players receiving content aimed at American users. ACT IT OUT XL! doesn’t have this problem as all the content has been carefully chosen to match the local knowledge in all languages. In addition to English (separated for UK, USA and International audiences), French, German, Spanish (for Spain and Latin America), Italian, Portuguese (for Portugal and Brazil), and Dutch, ACT IT OUT XL! also adds Polish as a new language to play in.
The game will be released within the next couple of months.