Universal has announced that Melbourne-based Blue Tongue Software will be the development house behind the new Jurassic Park game for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC. The game, which was previously announced as Jurassic Park: Project Genesis, is based on the blockbuster Jurassic Park films. It will mix elements of traditional world-building games such as SimCity with mission-based elements, and players will ultimately have to create a great dinosaur park.
"Universal Interactive is extremely pleased with the way Blue Tongue's next-generation AI and animation engine is bringing realistic dinosaur behavior to life," said Jim Wilson, president of Universal Interactive. "The company's instantaneous terrain-mapping technology will make it possible for Jurassic Park fans to do what they have always dreamed of--build their very own dinosaur theme park."
Jurassic Park will feature full 3D jungles and dinosaurs, as well as 12 missions. It is scheduled for release near the end of 2002. For more information, take a look at our previous coverage of the game.