Jurassic Park is a big franchise, with multiple books, films and games. However, a decent Jurassic Parc game is still missing. Maybe Telltale Games are on to something that could qualify as the official Jurassic Park game.
First, before you read on and you liked the movie and you are somewhat interested in scientific topics, you absolutely HAVE TO grab a copy of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park book (You can grab a copy for 8 bucks at Amazon.com) Other awesome books by Crichton are Timeline and Sphere. I’d say the books are even better than the films, since you can enjoy them for much longer than only 2 hours (unless you do some crazy speed-reading).
Anyway, back in day we used to play this Jurassic Park game from 1993 on the SNES. Some impressions, maybe you played it too:
Basically shoot all dinosaurs, collect some eggs and get out. Fun, when you’re like 8-years old ;)
Then there was another Jurassic Park game Trespasser, which I never played, that received mostly bad critics, but has a dedicated community that is still alive today. Oh, and of course there was a Jurassic “Park” simulation game, much like the Rollercoaster Tycoon game.
So, what exactly do you expect from a Jurassic Park game?
Telltales Games, who are mostly known for point-and-click adventures like Tales of Monkey Island, are going to create the new Jurassic Park game. However, the game will NOT be a point-and-click adventure, it will have a real 3D engine that will try to have a more realistic look than other Telltale games. The game will have quick-time action events, but also slower parts. Since the game will be released in several parts (five installments), I’d guess that the story is a pretty important part of the game.
Is this something you are looking forward to? Honestly, I think the developers have a great chance here! If they mix some creepy Jurassic Park disasters with a good story and some dino chasing, this could be a best-seller on Steam.
A new Jurassic Park movie could also be coming, but apparently the latest rumors were just that – rumors! So, probably not for the next 2 years. A Jurassic Park Windows 7 Theme will be up shortly. Stay tuned.