Jurassic Park Reopens In Surprising Video Game Form

Rampaging dinosaur thrills return with a series of all-new episodic Jurassic Park games, according to news from the latest issue of Game Informer magazine. The current masters of episodic gaming, Telltale Games, is on the job.

The developers of the similarly episodic Sam & Max, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People and Tales of Monkey Island are tackling the dinosaur theme park property created by Michael Crichton. Telltale CEO Dan Conners tells GI the developer's episodic Jurassic Park will "deliver on the tension and drama of the series creating the ultimate cinematic adventure".

Previous Jurassic Park games have been largely forgettable, with the exception of Jurassic Park: Trespasser, which was memorable for the wrong type of reasons.

Who wants to bet we'll hear more about Telltale's plans at E3 next week?

Telltale Creating Episodic Jurassic Park Game [Game Informer]


    I actually owned the Jurassic Park game for the Mega Drive and liked it. I probably shouldn't have admitted to that!

      Don't worry, you weren't the only one. It's sitting on the shelf behind me. It's just a shame my console is fried :(

      The Master System version is the best - check it out if you haven't. The MD version was a bit dodgy! Remember the Sega arcade games? - crazy cool!

      I bought it too! cost $120 in the early 90's...

        geez, I got my copy for 5 bucks at crazy clarks :P

        Awesome game.

      I love JP MD, sweet game. You ever play the direct sequel? I think it was called JP Rampage Edition or sumsuch, Raptor could double jump or flip or something crazy!

    i really loved trespaser.. yeah it was flawed but way ahead of its time. Physics puzzles were unheard of back then

    Jurassic Park Operation Genesis imo.

    Make a huge park and then just delete the fences and let everyone get eaten.

    Jurassic park 1 on the super nintendo was awesome. I played that game 100 times and loved every second of it.

    The original Jurassic Park on the NES was goddamn pro. I dont know what the hell your going on about....

    I quite liked the arcade Jurassic Park game with guns. It was like Virtua Cop with Dinosaurs and it rocked.

    And the Pinball machine wasn't bad either.

    Reall enjoyed Operation Genesis as well. Am looking forward to what Telltale is going to do with the property. I do hope they don't try and go off track and stick to the source material.

    One of my favorite movies. I remember playing the game on SNES when I was a kid. The music for the T-Rex terrified me.

    Theres a Jurassic Park mod for Crisis on MODDB, and its looks flippin brilliant, i'll wager the MOD will be better than this.

    Jurassic Park on Master System was better than the Mega Drive version... although I did enjoy that as well. I never did play Operation Genesis, I wonder if I can find it anywhere.

    first person shooter :O

    I loved Trespasser even though it had lousy pacing and shitty controls. It struck me as an ambitious experiment in letting people do whatever they feel like. So I find it hard to hate. The first time I played Half-Life 2 I was instantly reminded of Trespasser. The detail in level design was most impressive even if the graphics and frame-rate were shithouse. Far Cry 2 felt like yet another cool concept with a great sandbox that got squandered.

    The pre-release materials (trailers, screenshots, etc) for Tresspasser were obviously mock-ups which disappointed the hell out of me when I got the actual game.

    While I'm getting distracted, who's sick of developers releasing doctored up images and passing them off as in-game? I'm looking at you Epic.. And Polyphony Digital. Lazy journos then include the same shots in their reviews.

    What about Jurassic Park Operation Genesis? That's one of my favorite games.

    If Telltale can do with Jurassic Park what they did with ToMI then I will be a happy man

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