Telltale's Jurassic Park opening in April

First of five episodes in point-and-click adventure game series arriving on PC/Mac this spring.

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In June, Telltale inked a deal with NBC Universal that would allow the California studio to craft games from the Back to the Future and Jurassic Park film franchises. The former has since been released to a positive reception, but now, the dinosaur game has a release window.

The fossils come to life this April.

The world premiere trailer for Jurassic Park: The Game is now live on Telltale Games' website, and it shows an "April 2011" release date for the first episode in the series.

Telltale remains tight-lipped on its narrative intention for the series. However, Telltale design director Dave Grossman told GameSpot in June that Jurassic Park: The Game will offer gamers a new take on the point-and-click genre.

"We don't want this to be something where you hang around and solve things at your own pace…spend a lot of thinking time, trying to figure out 'What do I do with this tool?' or whatever," he said. "It's going to be a much more closed-in, claustrophobic, directed kind of an experience. It's going to be you racing to do some small task really quickly before a dinosaur comes around the corner and eats you. Or even if he's not about to, you're going to think that he is."

For more on Telltale's latest effort, check out GameSpot's review of Back to the Future: The Game Episode 1.

Discussion

66 comments
jdog1205
jdog1205

Better be good or may Spielberg and Crichton have mercy on your souls.

Tennies07
Tennies07

I suppose a Heavy Rain style of game could be interesting and so could a Jurassic Park FPS but I'd rather have a new Jurassic Park movie. Say what you shall but I thoroughly enjoyed the films and really hope that the series is not dead from a film perspective.

Thralll
Thralll

Telltale revived Monkey Island series, Sam and Max series, made a good job at introducing Back to the Future title and now Jurassic Park title. Appreciate it

not_wanted
not_wanted

I had high hopes for this game until I saw the gameplay video on giantbomb. :( Why the f*** can't we get a decent Jurassic Park game? I tell you why, cause Universal decided they don't want a Jurassic Park fps game. Well, Trespasser was a disaster but still looks like a masterpiece compared to this s***. Making a point-and-click Jurassic Park game "is the worst idea in the history of bad ideas". We want a f***ing game not an interactive movie. From all my heart, F*** YOU Universal! This game should remain extinct.

auntbessie
auntbessie

Nothing like striking while the iron's hot, Jurassic park's kind of been and gone so this game needs to be good to offer any hope of revival, I don't remember the original jurassic park game being all that great either

shanethewolf
shanethewolf

They're doing well with Back to the Future so far and I like the idea of them giving us extended stories to classic films, but Jurassic Park...meh! How about Goonies or Weekend at Bernie's?

Hollow-Byakuya
Hollow-Byakuya

Let me play as a dinosaur. I want to kill people as a motherf**king t-rex ^^

coylenintendo
coylenintendo

what they really need to do is make a Jurassic Park IV movie

slippship
slippship

I love point n click, but at 37 I would eh?

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

@swmeek way to many FPS games :|, we need more point & clicks.

fishyrandom
fishyrandom

It'll have to do well to beat Operation Genesis as the best Jurassic Park game...

mcmesk99
mcmesk99

you got to be kidding me right,POINT AND CLICK!!!!FIRST BACK TO THE FUTURE NOW THIS?!

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

I'm so excited that they're finally making new Jurassic Park games, and then I find out that it's point and click...

beanofengland
beanofengland

Am i the only person who thought JP: Trespasser was good back when it came out on PC? It got bad reviews everwhere (its on GS if you search) and was universally slated. Seriously play it, it tried to do a lot of new stuff like physics and item manipulation but just came too early for the technology to handle. Some of the later puzzles were clever and the gunplay was unique. Check it out!

swmeek
swmeek

POINT AND CLICK!! After all this time why a point and click? I would prefer a more up to date Jurassic park first person shooter/adventure game than a P&C game.

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

Hm, I don't know what to think of this. The "Back to The Future"-game was quite unnecessary too. I mean, where does this come from out of nothing all of a sudden? Just like the 'Prison Break'-game showed up after the series had ended years ago. That one apparently turned out to be really bad, unlike the 'Back To The Future'-game apparently. But what's the reason for it? Who's waiting for it apart from that fans of the films would get excited about it? For the rest nobody even cares. If they'd make a Turok-like First Person Shooter for 'Jurassic Park', now that would be cool. Doesn't even have to be the same as the films, as long as you get that feeling of a dense jungle and you're being hunted or something. Like a survival-game perhaps, maybe a but "Left 4 Dead"-like, in the mix with some other concepts. Heck, they could use CryEngine2 or something, they already made a "Jurassic Park"-mod for it. So a point-and-click kind of thing, I'm not sure. I'm not even waiting for a "Jurassic Park"-game anyway, I only keep thinking like "Why?...".

daabulls23
daabulls23

Sam and Max go to Jurassic Park?

tequilasunriser
tequilasunriser

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RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

@gbrading The thing is, Jurassic Park has always been more action than anything else. It could be a great action game, but point-and-click really doesn't scream "WATCH OUT FOR THAT DINOSAUR!". It's more like "Hey, look at that dinosaur. It might attack, but don't worry. It won't happen quickly. You have plenty of time to figure out this puzzle!"

Back to the Future is quirky, charming, and silly. Everything that Sam & Max is, so it can easily be made into a similar style game.

And especially since Turok was such a disappointment, we need a quality dinosaur action game this generation.

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

@gbrading I agree. its better than nothing. you bring up the back to the future game. These point and click games for old movies are more for nostalgia sake. It is not like they are talking a current franchises like Halo or Metal Gear and turning it into a point and click. I could see how that would anger more than a few fans, but Jurassic park the adventure... If you dont like it dont buy it. no need to hate.

good_sk8er7
good_sk8er7

I wish this was like a 3rd person action adventure game or something of that sort. That would be sick! This still sounds interesting though. Probably won't play it though since I'm not a fan of the genre

gbrading
gbrading moderator

If they get Sam Neill to do voice-acting I'll be really pleased. :) And I don't really understand people's dislike of having a Jurassic Park point-and-click adventure: They've just done it with Back to the Future. I look forward to seeing how it goes.

seanssss
seanssss

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RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

Been waiting for a good Jurassic Park game and was worried when Telltale picked it up. I'm still worried. Point and click? It just doesn't seem right...

Just as long as they actually TRY to make a good The Walking Dead game. No point and click.

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

@aem98aspec I loved that game! It's a shame it didn't have any follow ups.

stEElyDaN909
stEElyDaN909

Oh crap!!!!! I was soo excited for a JP game! It's been so long since a good dinosaur game came out, and a JP shooter is just what I need..... Point and click. What a disappointment. Idk, maybe it will work. The Sega CD game was okay. To be honest, I'm thankful we're getting a new Jurassic Park game at all.

Rob_101
Rob_101

Looking forward to this one!

andalore
andalore

The trailer looks great to me, I Can't wait for this I loved the Sam and max and Monkey Island games that Telltale made, too bad John/Ray Arnold Won't Be Appearing in this.

uncleTACO8873
uncleTACO8873

i was dissapointed to see this wasn't my dream jurassick park game. i guess ill just have to make that myself.

Timstuff
Timstuff

Adventure games forever!

woolysockofdoom
woolysockofdoom

Universal needs to make a Jurassic Park game akin to Trespasser 2, just without all the terrible parts of Trespasser. Think like Jurassic Park in the Crysis engine.

ninn1000
ninn1000

JP point and click? Why can't it be an action game?

seanssss
seanssss

Yes but this is 2011 JP on gameboy was the best.

theJBlounge
theJBlounge

Does anyone remember the Sega CD Jurassic Park point/click game? It actually wasn't too bad.

DarknautXXX
DarknautXXX

Point and click Jurassic Park? Thats like turning Resident Evil into a graphic- text adventure. Fast paced puzzles seem promising, but it would be a lot more thrilling to be racing away as a pack of raptors nip at your heels(literally) in a third person adventure. Or maybe something like King Kong with first person survival gameplay. Hopefully some of the story will come from the original novels written by Michael Crichton. Those books had smarter plot than the movies

seanssss
seanssss

@deadline No they did something worse I just want to push for more quality in games and want the gaming world to be fair. Point and click would be a fun mini game in a real JP adventure type game, or anything better than an actual all point and click game.

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

Point and click games are...well they aren't worth anything.

deadline
deadline

@seanssss Geez, did Telltale steal your girlfriend or something?

volcomstoner180
volcomstoner180

i hope these will come out for the 360 as well! been waiting for telltale games new stuff...damn exclusives

MrSelf-Destruct
MrSelf-Destruct

Back to the Future turned out to be pretty bad, so I'm not holding my breath for this one.

seanssss
seanssss

If they are that is pitiful

seanssss
seanssss

Send Telltale your very own disgust mail! Telltale Games P.O. Box 9737 San Rafael, CA 94912-9737 Call them and let them know they dont deserve the rights to BTTF or JP titles!! Phone: 415.258.1638 Fax: 415.258.1795 AND email them HATE feedback! feedback@telltalegames.com

seanssss
seanssss

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flipnofunk
flipnofunk

SHOOOOOOOOTTTTT HEEEEEERRRRR!!!! SHOOOOOOOOTTTTTT HEEEERRRRR!!!! -Robert Muldoon This game need more Muldoon

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Hard to get psyched up for a point and click game. But we'll see when it comes out.