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Question your friendships and get ready to laugh with Awkward on PC and consoles next month

It’s not awkward unless you make it awkward… unless it’s actually Awkward, the new party game which will be released by Snap Finger Click on June 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with a June 19 release date for Nintendo Switch. The game can be played with up to six players (with streaming audience options available), and will test the limits of friendship and asking questions.

Designed to be played by between one and six friends, cooperatively or competitively in teams, Awkward’s fiendish questioning is set to test relationships and disclose secrets that participants never intended to reveal. The game features over 5,000 questions, written by Danny Gallagher (Quiplash, Fibbage 2) and Joanna Haslam (Buzz!, It’s Quiz Time).

Awkward is a simple proposition on paper, inviting players to answer a series of questions about themselves, choosing between two distinct answers. The twist comes when fellow players must guess how the first one responded each time, testing how well they know each other. Guess correctly, and the game recognises and rewards the compatibility.

When the questioning is simple, everything is peachy. But Snap Finger Click’s advice is to play Awkward at your own risk, as across a series of rounds its questions grow less trivial. Don’t be surprised if Awkward teases uncomfortable truths out, sparking debate – but at least you’re all friends, right?
Originally a highly controversial card game, the story goes that Awkward was banned at the end of the 19th century due to the conflict it caused, from bar brawls and slanderous gossiping to family feuds and divorces. This revival of the game sees it swap the physical card format for easy, controller-passing local multiplayer gameplay.

Streamers can take advantage of Awkward’s built-in compatibility with Mixer, Twitch and YouTube (on all platforms except Switch), hosting the session for – or ‘against’ – up to 500,000 concurrent viewers. No need for a companion app – viewers simply interact via chat to guess the host’s answer. Whether playing locally or streaming online, Awkward will also display how the rest of the world answered each question.

Designed to test how much friends and family really know about each other, Awkward features over 5,000 questions (written by Jackbox and Buzz! series talent) that must first be answered by one player, before another attempts to correctly guess how they responded. The questions vary from trivial matters about food and pop culture to, in the game’s final round, several debate-provoking issues.

We all love our friends, but can we trust them with their opinions on pineapple on pizza? Find out with the trailer above, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

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