You might say the developers at Jellyvision do know Jack. They've been creating irreverent trivia, writing good (and bad) comedy, and recording hours and hours of smart-ass dialogue for their You Don't Know Jack video game series since 1995. 1995! That's 17 years of…well, a lot of pointlessness. And with the company's recent Facebook release, it's not looking to stop the fart jokes anytime soon.
We asked Jellyvision to stop screwing around for a few minutes to dig through its long history of work for some interesting numbers and stats. Here's what they told us:
The total number of You Don't Know Jack products released (including PC, console, web, foreign-language editions, books, a tabletop game, an ABC television show, an audio CD, Roku, and iPhone/iPad)
Number of lifetime questions across all YDKJ games (and growing)
Total lines of dialogue, custom to specific questions, plus 6,500 generic lines
Total fart sound effects used
Unique fart sound effects
Number of goats that have appeared in questions
Number of Britney Spears references
Number of hidden Scott Baio references per episode, on average
Pairs of tear-away pants used during recording (and counting)
Number of hours host Cookie Masterson has spent listening to Adele in the studio
How often Cookie has threatened to quit
Check out our 5 Hit Points article where we quizzed the Jellyvision team with our own nonsense trivia!
GamesBeat 2014 — VentureBeat’s sixth annual event on disruption in the video game market — is coming up on Sept 15-16 in San Francisco. Purchase one of the first 50 tickets and save $400!