01-16-2011 06:14 PM #1
New Jurrasic Park Game by TellTale
First Details of TellTale’s ‘Jurassic Park’ Game Revealed
A few details on TellTale’s forthcoming ‘Jurassic Park’ title have been revealed, including the game’s setting and mechanics. Read on for all the news.
First with Back to the Future, and now with Jurassic Park, the developers at TellTale Games have demonstrated that they know which movies gamers have fond memories of, and how to profit from those memories. The first episode of Back to the Future: The Game came out last month and impressed a lot of fans with its respect for the classic films on which it’s based. This spring, TellTale is set to follow up that game series with Jurassic Park. While much of the game is still a mystery, details have just been announced indicating that Jurassic Park will be a slightly different type of title than TellTale fans are used to.
The closest example to the gameplay that has been described for Jurassic Park would be last year’s PS3 title, Heavy Rain. TellTale’s game seems to be designed for action and chase sequences that would probably lack intensity and excitement if they were presented with point and click mechanics or just cutscenes. More details on the game, which were revealed in the latest issue of Game Informer magazine, include that most of its action will play out as quick time events. Whether or not the rest of the game gives players direct control over the characters, or if this Heavy Rain inspired QTE control system is just for the action sequences, is not yet known.
Getting rid of Back to the Future: The Game’s cartoon style, Jurassic Park will go with a more realistic look. Designed to take place during and after the events of the first movie, the game will unfortunately not feature any of the main characters from the film, which means no Dr. Grant or Jeff Goldblum as Malcolm. While it would be nice to see some of the familiar characters from the films in a new story, Jurassic Park has enough material to work with, and the developers should be able to find plenty of interesting situations to put the new characters in.
As someone who loves Jurassic Park, I think what little we know about this game makes it sound interesting. While many PC players love the point and click format of past TellTale games, it probably wouldn’t fit as well with this license as it did with others like Back To The Future. As far as I am concerned, they could make Heavy Rain with dinosaurs and set in the Jurassic Park universe and I would be happy to play it.
What about you? Do you welcome the change in mechanics from past TellTale games, or do you think the developers should stick to what they do best?
Jurassic Park is set for a Spring 2011 releases in five episodic installments for PC and Mac.
01-17-2011 12:32 AM #2
I read about in the new GI. I'm intrigued. Too bad its only PC.I hate every ape I see, from chimpan-A to chimpanzee. No, you'll never make a monkey out of me!
01-17-2011 02:16 AM #3
Not that anyone hear would remember, but this brings up memories of "Trespasser", LOL!Intel i5 2500k (@4.7Ghz) + XFX Radeon 7970 3GB RAM! + 16GB DDR3 RAM (STEAM/Origin: Nealon_Greene)
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01-17-2011 03:16 AM #4
01-17-2011 05:14 AM #5
02-18-2011 01:22 PM #6
Coming in April for $35, $30 if you preorder.
02-18-2011 01:24 PM #7
04-27-2011 02:41 PM #8
Bad news/good news:
Bad: Jurassic Park was delayed until the Fall.
Good: Telltale has signed on as a 360 developer... finally.
Telltale Games, the independent developer and publisher known for its PC adventure titles, announced today that it has signed an agreement to publish games for the Xbox 360. The announcement stopped short of naming specific titles it planned to bring to the platform.
"Adding console support to our acknowledged expertise in digital downloads is another positive step in our long-term growth strategy," said CEO Dan Connors in the announcement. "We are pleased to expand the size of our potential audience by encompassing the Xbox 360 console consumer and bring our vision of video gaming to them."
Some of Telltale's recent episodic games have come as downloadables to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and the company has self-published its games on PC and Mac. By comparison, this seems like a move into publishing boxed retail products for a console. The studio has Law & Order: LA, Fables, and The Walking Dead games on the horizon, all of which could be contenders for this new effort.
Interestingly, we also recently heard that the Jurassic Park game has been delayed to the fall to polish gameplay mechanics. The title has been referred to as "multiplatform" by Telltale, so it may also be an Xbox 360 title in the making.
04-27-2011 02:57 PM #9
Good, now they need to finally bring out Sam and Max Season 3 for XBL. Love those games.You better call Kenny Loggins. 'Cause you in the DANGER ZONE!
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