The requirements for playing Die Gute Fabrik’s Johann Sebastian Joust (or ‘JS Joust‘, or just ‘Joust‘) are high. You need the game which comes bundled with Sportsfriends, the local multiplayer compilation that Joel and I covered in Side by Side season 1 quite extensively, you need a PS4 or a computer running macOS or Linux, you need two or more PlayStation Move controllers, and you need space. Oh, and friends –physically present friends– let’s not forget those. As such, and despite owning Sportsfriends, I’ve never been able to play a real game of Joust.
Joel brought up his Joust-ready laptop and some Move controllers, and I provided the bodies and space (thanks to our garden being cleared since our cosy Lemon Joust game we now had that to play in). My friend who said he’d join us hadn’t heard of Joust before so was utterly bewildered when I walked him around the back of the house –he was expecting the usual walk upstairs to plant himself in front of a screen. Not with this game! He was intrigued, and, to be honest, so was I.
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