Telltale's Jurassic Park Adventures Inspired by Heavy Rain

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Telltale's Jurassic Park Adventures Inspired by Heavy Rain

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Telltale's Jurassic Park adventure games will be more action-oriented than the studio's previous titles.

Telltale Games recently acquired the permission to develop games based on Universal properties Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. Unlike the format Telltale followed for Back to the Future, which mirrors previous titles like Sam & Max, Jurassic Park has required the company to rethink how it creates adventure games.

A new feature in Game Informer has revealed that Jurassic Park only landed at Telltale Games because Universal didn't want another first-person shooter in the franchise. Still, Telltale Games' proven adventure game process doesn't exactly seem like a perfect fit for the suspenseful Jurassic Park either. Telltale realizes this, and is going above and beyond to develop something new for Jurassic Park: Episode 1.

Telltale's Jurassic Park will still feel like a Telltale adventure game, but with a bit more spice. Telltale has studied the films and believes that Jurassic Park must feature both slower-paced character building with the tense and terrifying experience of a dinosaur jumping out of a bush. To do so, Telltale is taking inspiration from Heavy Rain.

Jurassic Park's gameplay is still being crafted, but executive director Kevin Boyle says players will experience moments where they must investigate or explore, which will be followed by tense portions that leave players scrambling and possibly performing Heavy Rain style inputs. Also similar to Heavy Rain, players will have some aspect of choice that will change Jurassic Park's story, though the system Telltale is implementing isn't nearly as open-ended.

Jurassic Park will technically be a sequel to the very first film, and will cover various unanswered plot points such as the missing can of dinosaur embryos that Newman lost after getting eaten. Part of the game will take place during the film, but from a different viewpoint. The exact role of the player hasn't been revealed yet, though players will encounter some familiar faces in addition to mercenaries and smugglers, and a new glowing-eyed nocturnal dinosaur threat.

Telltale's take on Jurassic Park doesn't have a release date yet, but is planned for a five episode series on PC and Mac.

Source: Game Informer

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So now when T-Rex eats somebody he's going to leave a paper crane behind?

This is a nice surprise though I think a survival horrory JP game would be better suited.

I'll continue playing Jurassic Park Operation Genesis.

RabbiiFrystofsk:
I'll continue playing Jurassic Park Operation Genesis.

Blargh you.

My Genesis won't work anymore.

OT: I love Jurassic Park, so I'll probably get this.

"Hey guys, how are we going to communicate the adventure, terror and sheer awesomeness of Jurassic Park to gamers everywhere?"
"... quick time events?"
"Perfect, let's go to lunch!"

And the curse of bad license games continues.

Ghengis John:
So now when T-Rex eats somebody he's going to leave a paper crane behind?

HA! That made me giggle a bit.

Imagine that, Universal didn't want to make a first person shooter Jurassic Park. Smart move Universal.

I was OMGYES'ing until I saw it was PC and Mac ... for five episodes. That made me sad.

SpiderJerusalem:
"Hey guys, how are we going to communicate the adventure, terror and sheer awesomeness of Jurassic Park to gamers everywhere?"
"... quick time events?"
"Perfect, let's go to lunch!"

And the curse of bad license games continues.

Hey! Heavy Rain was really good. At least to me.

OT: I'm excited about this. I was hoping the success of Heavy Rain would lead more publishers and developers to focus more on good story than in the past, and it seems this is the first step?

I've always thought a free roaming Survival/Action/Adventure Jurassic Park game should be made, where the focus should be set more on avoiding and evading the dinosaurs instead of confrontation.

Hmm, still doesn't sound very good to me. I'll just hope one of those JP mods for Crysis actually get released sometime...

if it was anyone but telltale I would totaly dismiss it... ok telltale or relic or bioware or nintendo. but since it is one of those then Ill wait to see more before I decide its good or bad

RabbiiFrystofsk:
I'll continue playing Jurassic Park Operation Genesis.

I loved that game!! I might re buy it... :D

SendMeNoodz84:
I've always thought a free roaming Survival/Action/Adventure Jurassic Park game should be made, where the focus should be set more on avoiding and evading the dinosaurs instead of confrontation.

Reminds me somewhat of the Snes game.

It was actually pretty good, for it's day...

Ironically, it switched from isometric (like zelda) when outdoors, and a sort of first person view indoors... (quite impressive considering it was the Snes)

(though running around trying to restore power while you have a bunch of raptors chasing you...)

Well, good news for them. It wasn't open-ended in Heavy Rain either. You got one or two good endings and the rest were variations of a gigantic middle finger to the audience.

Good idea. You should learn from the best on that field, after all.

So, a Heavy Rain styled game based off of my favorite film of all time? I'm interested.

SendMeNoodz84:
I've always thought a free roaming Survival/Action/Adventure Jurassic Park game should be made, where the focus should be set more on avoiding and evading the dinosaurs instead of confrontation.

Basically if someone took Trespasser and, you know, made it right the first time it could actually be an awesome Jurassic Park game.

So much potential lost on that one.

Genesis was fucking unreal. I never liked Theme Park World or any of those games, but JP was exactly what that genre needed to make a good game.

The embryos were hardly a questionable part of the plot. Obviously they would have simply died in the test tubes after being abandoned in the jungle. Still, this sounds interesting, too bad its not on the 360.

WanderFreak:

SendMeNoodz84:
I've always thought a free roaming Survival/Action/Adventure Jurassic Park game should be made, where the focus should be set more on avoiding and evading the dinosaurs instead of confrontation.

Basically if someone took Trespasser and, you know, made it right the first time it could actually be an awesome Jurassic Park game.

So much potential lost on that one.

Yeah, sorta like that, but third person. Also, without teh bewbz.

Berry berry interesting, but knowing Telltale they'll blunder their way through a brand new control scheme. Here's hoping they do well enough that people continue to throw franchises at them.

Oh my God, if they let you run around as a dinosaur trying to find Jason, I will totally fucking buy this.

I hope they dont fuck this up. This could be quite cool.

Worgen:
if it was anyone but telltale I would totaly dismiss it... ok telltale or relic or bioware or nintendo. but since it is one of those then Ill wait to see more before I decide its good or bad

Relic...Jurassic Park...

I can't even imagine.

Onyx Oblivion:

Worgen:
if it was anyone but telltale I would totaly dismiss it... ok telltale or relic or bioware or nintendo. but since it is one of those then Ill wait to see more before I decide its good or bad

Relic...Jurassic Park...

I can't even imagine.

all I know is I want a dinosaur campaign

Worgen:

Onyx Oblivion:

Worgen:
if it was anyone but telltale I would totaly dismiss it... ok telltale or relic or bioware or nintendo. but since it is one of those then Ill wait to see more before I decide its good or bad

Relic...Jurassic Park...

I can't even imagine.

all I know is I want a dinosaur campaign

What if all 4 of those developers did the game at once?

Onyx Oblivion:

Worgen:

Onyx Oblivion:

Relic...Jurassic Park...

I can't even imagine.

all I know is I want a dinosaur campaign

What if all 4 of those developers did the game at once?

the universe would explode and it would be awesome
or the game would really suck, one of those 2

Worgen:

Onyx Oblivion:

Worgen:

all I know is I want a dinosaur campaign

What if all 4 of those developers did the game at once?

the universe would explode and it would be awesome
or the game would really suck, one of those 2

What if the writing was done by Bioware and Telltale, and the gameplay by Relic and Nintendo?

Onyx Oblivion:

Worgen:

Onyx Oblivion:

What if all 4 of those developers did the game at once?

the universe would explode and it would be awesome
or the game would really suck, one of those 2

What if the writing was done by Bioware and Telltale, and the gameplay by Relic and Nintendo?

then no one would be allowed to walk anymore, everyone would get around by doing back flips all the time

Worgen:
if it was anyone but telltale I would totaly dismiss it... ok telltale or relic or bioware or nintendo. but since it is one of those then Ill wait to see more before I decide its good or bad

I agree. Telltale haven't yet disappointed me with any of their games to date, or even any of their episodes, so I have no reason to doubt them on this occasion.

Not much could happen with the can of embryos, despite being lost in a river of mud, there was only enough coolant to last (I think it was) 36 hours.

Never played Heavy Rain, dont own a PS3, but I always thought it looked good. The animated stylings of Sam & Max and Back to the Future were good for those games, but wouldn't make a very scary Jurrasic Park.

008Zulu:
The animated stylings of Sam & Max and Back to the Future were good for those games, but wouldn't make a very scary Jurrasic Park.

Don't worry, I highly doubt Telltale will be going with that same art style this time around. I think the graphical style will probably be closer to that of their CSI games.

Two things:

first, I don't care HOW bad it is may be, I plan on getting this as I am still one of the few... the proud... who believe that Jurassic Park was one of the greatest moments in cinema. Best movie ever. Terrible book-to-movie translation, but as a movie, ignoring the fact it was based off a really good book, it's one of the best, ever.

Second, the link the "Newman's" wikipedia page doesn't have a picture. You guys seriously couldn't look for a page on any website with a picutre? IMDB? I'm disappointed.

So hoping they get the actual actors.

SilverUchiha:
first, I don't care HOW bad it is may be, I plan on getting this as I am still one of the few... the proud... who believe that Jurassic Park was one of the greatest moments in cinema. Best movie ever. Terrible book-to-movie translation, but as a movie, ignoring the fact it was based off a really good book, it's one of the best, ever. .

I hear you. As a kid I loved dinosaurs, so of course I read Jurassic Park. And man did Genero ever get the shaft in the movie adaptation. In the book he's the best character in there. Yeah he's a lawyer, but he's also a person, a man. He's got a family that he desperately wants to get home to and he'll brave anything to do so. He's limping around clothes torn up, with a lead pipe fighting off the velociraptor pack two or three times, (and killing a couple of them along the way), he runs into dinosaurs he knows nothing about, he dodges the t-rex on multiple occasions, evades hazards like the security system killing him and eventually saves Muldoon (the "clever girl" guy, who in the book survives and teams up with Genero). He's constantly using that nice fat human brain of his, using the lead pipe as a tool, setting up distractions to get around rex and setting traps for the ever pursuing raptor pack. In the book in fact it's Genero who restores the power, using the lead pipe once again to replace the broken lever. Then you get to the movie and he just dies an undignified death cowering on a toilet. He's reduced to a one line joke. "Yeah! We hate lawyers!" I think that was my first real taste of seeing something ruined for the masses to enjoy it.

Anyhow, if you've only seen the movie, this will make no sense to you but, a game starring Genero would be great. It would have all the elements. Stealth segments, exploration, puzzles, sections where you're being pursued, man made and natural hazards and heavy combat with the raptors.

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