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Jessica Plunkenstein and the Düsseldorf Conspiracy

by Greg Edwards

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File size: 117 MB
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Graphics: 640x480, 32-bit color
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25 Jul 2005
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Bad LanguageNone
ViolenceOccasional, mild


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About this game

It's been a peculiar day for Jessica Plunkenstein. By a freak twist of fate and airline security, our heroine finds herself battling evil barons bent on world domination, evil headmistresses bent on pathological propriety, and evil yodelers bent on nothing in particular. Full of llamas, ninjas, French people, pickled herring, dubious German accents, yetis in heat, and musical theatre up the wazoo, Jessica's adventures bring her from the Amazonian Rain Forests to the Norwegian Alps with layovers along the Eastern seaboard. So tag along, and you, too, can unravel The Düsseldorf Conspiracy in what the New York Times calls the Best Adventure Game of 2005!


* Zany intercontinental escapades with absolutely no mammoths or talking robots

* Eight hours of addicting gameplay, divided over four parts and fifty unique locations

* Full score and professional voice acting

* Writing that would put James Joyce, Jane Austen, and Anton Chekov to shame

* Art that would put them to suicide

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Dialogue Writing 2005

Nominated, Best Player Character 2005

12 people commented on this game (newest first):

An amazing game that I cannot believe I only discovered just now. Possibly one of the funniest AGS games of all time, and one of the most charming.

I'm proud to say that I completed the game without resorting to any hints. This was quite difficult as the puzzles get frustrating at points, but when I finally figued them out I never felt they had been unfair or illogical, and was always glad I had perservered rather than take the easy way out.

So: An awesome AGS game with some of the best voice acting ever, great puzzles, and a wonderful fun feel delivered by a bunch of Uni students who were obviously close and having just a blast both making the game and sharing each others' company.

2015-11-17 12:53:08 by Mandle
Oh, and I thought the puzzles were v.g. too - they all made sense and just took a little bit of exploration and experimenting to work out, i.e. challenging enough to be fun but not too difficult. Just a really fun game all around.
2010-07-06 21:22:28 by catwhowalksalone
Loved it - thank you! The voice acting for all the characters was excellent and really impressive (better than many commercial games I've played), music was very good and the humor was outstanding - I laughed through the whole thing! I even liked your "lame" graphics, LOL!
2010-07-06 20:41:14 by catwhowalksalone
This game was hilarious. It had me laughing from start to finish. Good job.

The puzzles were all really clever and not too bizarre, so I was able to finish with only a little help from a walkthrough. I probably could've finished it without a walkthrough, but I guess I'm just impatient.

But that last puzzle sucked. =P

The voice-acting was very, very well done, and really breathed life into the game. It was well worth the large download.

The graphics weren't great, and their inconsistency jarred me quite a bit, what with the RotN stuff, the clipart, and your own drawings. Also, the lack of description for a lot of actions was rather irritating and terribly unprofessional. unhandled_event, please!

However, in light of the game's good points, those flaws, which would be glaring and game-destroying in a lesser work, are actually pretty negligible. It was an amazing game nonetheless.
2009-01-01 06:12:28 by F1ak3r
A hilarious game, with good voice acting and strong puzzles. With the exception of the (amusingly) simplistic graphics, the game has the feel of a Classic LucasArts adventure.
2008-09-20 11:23:55 by Ali
One of my favorite pnc games. The puzzles, humor, story, and voices were all fantastic. Can't wait for your next game! :)
2008-06-16 10:53:00 by Brittany (Puddleglum)
This was a great game all around, especially the voiceover work and humor. I look forward to your next project!
2007-06-15 18:45:13 by Wyatt Payne (Wyatt_Payne)
What an amazing game. I couldn't stop laughing all the way through! It's absolute nonsense, and that's what makes it all so great. Whether its the flight on board 'Desp-Air', the Llama mating calls, or the pilot-eating Yetis, it all fits together to make a real gem of a game.

Another thing that I think really made this was the voice acting. It wouldn't have been half as entertaining without the silly accents, and the singing cats at the end were just hilarious.

Overall, 'Jessica Plunkenstein' is a brilliant game, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a laugh!
2007-06-03 12:56:06 by Crazeee (crazeee)
This game is a prime example of the proverb "Never judge a book by its cover". Under its strange exterior lies a brilliant game. If you haven't played it yet (and have broadband) then play it now!
2007-05-07 04:34:41 by BD (BlackDragon1200)
Jessica Plunkenstein is a big file but it was worth ever second I waited for it to download. While the look of the game is primitive, with a lot of borrowed graphics, it is more than made up for by everything else.

Jessica Plunkenstein comes with the best voice pack I have ever heard. Jessica herself is a wonderful lead character, sweet and intelligent, traits that are brought out by her voice. There's also a large cast of supporting voices which are generally excellent. The puzzles get harder as the game proceeds but they can all be figured out with enough logical thinking. The look of the game, despite being primitive, is attractive and some scenes are very impressive indeed. The script takes every opportunity to apologise for its graphics but there's really no need. It's simplicity at its most bright and attractive.

The best thing about Jessica Plunkenstein, however, is the script. Its brilliantly written stuff, clever and hilarious, and the performances of the dialogue are spot on. The closing credits are a nice touch, with some audio outtakes and a picture gallery of all those involved.

Jessica Plunkenstein is definitely a game you should play right away. It kept me laughing (often out loud) and guessing all the way through.
2005-08-13 08:58:22 by madmanmunt
Four words: Very enjoyable.
2005-08-10 13:54:08 by MillsJROSS
Awesome game.............it will have to scratching your head and unable to tear yourself away from your comouter till you've finished it!
2005-07-29 01:41:51 by Jane
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