Fun, it turns out, is a relative term.
- Jessica Plunkenstein and the
Düsseldorf Conspiracy began as a senior
project in Computer Science at Yale
University. In order to sneak past the
approval committee, the official name was
"Rendering Dynamic Graphics in an Ad Hoc
- The game's characters and story were
drafted over the course of a plane ride
between New York and California. The same
flight also saw the completion of a senior
project in Theatre Studies.
- In the original design, the game had
five playable parts, including sojourns to
outer space and the platypus-infested Castle
von Düsseldorf. These were cut when the
author realized the general public might not
share his obsession with duckbilled
platypuses. That, and time ran out.
- All the voices for Jessica
Plunkenstein and the Düsseldorf Conspiracy
were recorded in Studio JE 755, which was
definitely, definitely not a dorm room.
- If you listen carefully, the voices of
the Maitre D and the Zookeeper change
between the Lower and Upper Amazon. That's
because the Upper Amazon lines were recorded
after the original actors left for summer
vacation, so the actors portraying the
Llamaland Greeter and Olmec/Frenchman/Stauf
filled in for them.
- Despite our best efforts, no llamas were
hurt in the making of the game.