You Don't Know Jack stages comeback
The late'90s trivia phenomenon is in the midst of a Yahoo Games revival.
(FORTUNE Small Business) -- If 50 Cent was actually worth 50 cents when he was born in 1975, adjusting roughly for inflation, what would his name be today?
1. 50 Cent
2. 83 Cent
3. 1 Dollar and 88 Cent
4. 3 Dollars and 29 Cent
If you know the answer, you've probably played You Don't Know Jack, the witty, snarky late-'90s computer trivia game. Never met its acerbic "host"? Well, get ready to play: Jack is resurfacing from its dot-com grave.
Chicago design firm Jellyvision launched Jack in 1995 and sold 4.5 million copies of the game for about $100 million before killing it in 2000 as gaming moved toward consoles and the Web. Revenues also declined, forcing Jellyvision to contract from 60 employees to fewer than 15.
Now on the rebound, the company wanted Jack returned to glory. Yahoo (YHOO, Fortune 500) Games agreed and is planning to roll out the "collision of high culture and pop culture" to its 17 million monthly users. Maybe Jellyvision does know jack.
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