Frequently Asked Questions (Rifftrax)


When is the game coming out?

RiffTrax: The Game is OUT NOW on Steam, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch!

How much will it cost?

RiffTrax: The Game is $9.99 USD/€ 8.99 EUR.

Can I get a review code?

Create a review code request ticket here. Be sure to include links to your channel/stream. Our press kit can be found here.

How do I play RiffTrax: The Game?

Getting Started
    • On the main menu select Play. Select your game mode.
    • On the next screen you can choose your options. Once you're set up, press Start Game.
    • On the waiting screen you will be given a room code.
    • On any internet connected device (your phone, a laptop, ipad, etc) head to www.RiffTrax.Games
    • On the RiffTrax.Games website, enter your name and the room code you see on the game's waiting screen.
    • Share your room code with your friends. They can join locally or remotely. NOTE: There is no public lobby or matchmaking system in the game. Players cannot join your game unless you share your code.
    • You can play single player, two players (with a computer controlled bot), or 3-6 players (bot is optional).
    • Once everyone has connected and logged in, select Start Game.
    • To play the game you enter text on the website and watch the clips playback on your screen.
How to Join a Remote Game
    • To join a game you need a room code. These can be shared by a friend or streamers.
    • Once you have their code, select Join on the main menu. Enter the room code. Then select Join Game.
    • Wait a moment and you will be connected. If you have a mic connected voice chat will start.
    • On any internet connected device (your phone, a laptop, ipad, etc) head to www.RiffTrax.Games
    • On the RiffTrax.Games website, enter your name and the room code you see on the game's waiting screen.
    • To play the game you enter text on the website and watch the clips playback on your screen.
    • Note: You can adjust voice chat settings by pressing pause and selecting Voice Chat.
Looking for Players?
    • Join our discord:Join Wide Right Games Discord
    • Twitch has a list of active Streamers here:Find Streamers
Need Help?
    • Open a support ticket here: Help Ticket

Can I add custom content to RiffTrax: The Game?

The PC Version of RiffTrax: The Game allows you to add your own custom clips, Pick-A-Riff options, and riff sfx.

Custom Clips
Clips must have the .mp4 extension - for best results, use the h264 codec.

  1. Right click the game in your steam library, select Manage > Browse Local Files and place your mp4 clips in the RiffTraxTheGame_Data/StreamingAssets/VideoClips folder of the game's installation.
  2. Create a .srt file for each custom clip, with the same filename as the clip, and place it in the RiffTraxTheGame_Data/StreamingAssets/Subtitles folder of the game's installation folder.
    • Look at any of the included srt files as an example for the formatting.
    • We recommend using software like AegiSub to create your srt files.
    • For the section where you want the riffs to playback, enter [Insert Riff Here] in the srt file.
    • You can preface a subtitle line with a name followed by a colon to denote the speaker's name in the script feature found on rifftrax.games.
      • For example - Man: What do you think you are doing?
Note: Remote play games will not function with custom clips unless all players have added the clips to the game - use at your own risk.

Custom Pick-A-Riff Options
  1. Create a .txt file for each Pick-A-Riff option you would like to add. The contents of the file should be the text of the custom option.
    • Note: Custom options longer than 150 characters will be trimmed.
  2. Right click the game in your steam library, select Manage > Browse Local Files and place your custom txt files in the RiffTraxTheGame_Data/StreamingAssets/PickARiff folder of the game's installation.

Custom Submission SFX
Right click the game in your steam library, select Manage > Browse Local Files and place your custom .wav files in the RiffTraxTheGame_Data/StreamingAssets/CustomSfx folder of the game's installation.

The name of the .wav file will be how the sfx option is displayed on the web client at https://rifftrax.games.

For the best results, make sure to trim most of the white space from the beginning and end of the clip.

To add more than one audio file for a single sfx option, simply add a number to the end of the file. For example:
  • Gun Shot 1.wav
  • Gun Shot 2.wav
  • Gun Shot 3.wav
When a player selects an sfx option with multiple audio files, one of the audio files will be played at random. This can add variety to an option that may be used multiple times in a row.

Note: Any audio file over 5 seconds in length will be ignored.