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Developer Wide Right Interactive, creators of the popular party game What the Dub?! and RiffTrax, the critically acclaimed team behind the Emmy nominated and Peabody Award-winning Mystery Science Theater 3000, announced today that they have teamed up to create the definitive movie heckling party title, RiffTrax: The Game! With over 250 movies clips, new game modes, Twitch integration, and expanded ways to connect players, fans of witty one-liners and low-budgets movies can look forward to riffing off with friends and family when the games are released on multiple platforms including Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (forward compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S), and Steam (PC/Mac) on May 5th!
RiffTrax: The Game brings the best of MST3K-style comedy to digital party games. Comedians Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett have been bringing their comedic running MST3K-type commentary to movies of all kinds for over 15 years-and now players have the opportunity to riff along with them! Gather with friends and family to see who can write the best jokes over some of the worst bits of what can loosely be called cinema. Players along with audience members will have the chance to vote each round for their favorite zingers and decide who has what it takes to be the next movie riffing genius!
“As someone who frequently comes in last when playing games, I’m very excited to be part of actually making a game. Creating this with Wide Right Interactive, I think, energized everyone involved because though it’s obviously very close to what we do, it’s a fresh new way to do it. And I think it’s a way to make a lot of people laugh who maybe wouldn’t have otherwise had a chance to experience RiffTrax.” – Michael J. Nelson, RiffTrax
RiffTrax: The Games features:
- Over 250 movie clips from RiffTrax classics such as “Rollergator”, “Attack Of The Supermonsters”, and “Plan 9 From Outer Space”!
- Featuring two exciting ways to play! Write your own riff and watch your comedy genius come to life via text-to-speech. Or leave it to the pros and choose from over 2,000 expertly crafted riffs from the RiffTrax team.
- Play head-to-head with up to 6 players using any internet-connected device as a controller. An additional 12 audience members can also play along.
- Bring the party to your friends with support for remote games, cross-play, and voice chat.
- Streamers, get your entire chat in on the action with Twitch chat voting. Additional moderation, privacy, and content tools ensure your stream remains problem-free.
RiffTrax: The Game Details
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4, and Steam (PC/Mac)
Next-Gen: Forward compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S
Release Date: May 5th, 2022
Players: Local or remote multiplayer for up to 6 players. Supports an additional 12 audience members. Twitch chat voting is uncapped.
Genres: Party, Multiplayer, Casual, Comedy
Wide Right Interactive – Developer & Publisher
Founded and operated by Jim Dirschberger, an Emmy nominated director and producer, Wide Right Interactive is focused on creating original content through collaborative efforts with emerging artists. Their debut game Freedom Finger saw a successful multi-platform released in 2020. Since then, Wide Right has supported Freedom Finger with multiple content updates, distribution in Asia (via EastAsiaSoft), and two sold-out physical editions (via Limited Run Games and Super Rare Games). Their second game What the Dub?! was released worldwide in 2021. The multiplayer party game was a hit on Twitch, with streamers such as The Sidemen, KarlNetwork, and Forsen playing the game with their millions of followers. What the Dub?! also landed on Metacritic’s Best PS4 games of 2021 list.
RiffTrax – Writers, Producers, and Performers
RiffTrax is an entertainment and comedy e-commerce company featuring the stars of the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award-winning show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” The guys at RiffTrax have added their comedic riffing treatment to over 450 feature films and over 400 classic educational shorts over the past 15 years. RiffTrax is composed of Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett. In addition to their starring roles as Mike, Tom Servo, and Crow on “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” they have appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, penned the screenplays for Hollywood Blockbuster films, and authored numerous best-selling books.Sponsor this Article!