RiffTrax: The Game tasks you with rewriting the worst B-movie scenes
Rifftrax: the game is a new party game about creating the most crowd-pleasing text-to-speech dub to overlay B-movie footage. It is launching for current and previous generation Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch, and on Steam ( for PC and macOS) for $9.99 on May 5. This game was made in collaboration with RiffTrax, a group of expert B-movie commentators made up of former Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy.
It was developed by Wide Right Interactive, and similar to its previous game, What is dubbing? !, the goal is to create the most ridiculous and clever dubs for each clip so that other players can vote for the one they like best. A big part of the fun is that players vote without knowing who wrote each entry, resulting in a lot of “oh, you’re funnier (or, maybe, riskier) than I thought!” moments. In other words, you’ll get to know who you’re playing with very quickly.
The game features 250 video clips which may be well known to Rifftrax fans. And you can add your in-game humorous voiceovers to them in two ways. Build it from scratch, if you can think smart, or choose from jokes made by the RiffTrax team.
Rifftrax: the game supports six players for one-on-one play. And if you have more participants than controllers, people can join your game via a unique room code at Rifftrax: the game websitesimilar to how What is dubbing? ! handles multiplayer. It also supports cross-play and voice chat.
Additionally, the game supports Twitch stream integration, allowing the public to vote. The game apparently comes with “moderation, privacy, and content tools” to ensure your stream remains “glitch-free”.
I played What is dubbing? ! a few times before the pandemic started, and it was a great way to get everyone involved in one activity. It basically looks like more of that and for a nominal price of $9.99. It might be a bit better too, given that the integration of RiffTrax team jokes should make this an easier game to play for those who aren’t so quick to draw with their own jokes. If you’re looking for your next board game, this might be the one.