Telltale Tackling Jurassic Park, Back To The Future Themes
TellTale Games has revealed they plan to release episodic video game titles based on the "Back to the Future" and "Jurassic Park" film franchises. The movies caused corresponding games to be released back in the '80s and '90s but we've seen nothing since then; now, the developer will deliver new interactive experiences for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC and Mac this winter. Said Dan Connors, Telltale Games CEO:
"I think it's a prime time to reintroduce these properties in the digital world. Telltale Games has always set out to be a great storytelling company. We've been honing our chops over the past six years, and we're ready to take on these two iconic properties and continue to advance storytelling in games."
Telltale is responsible for episodic titles based on Aardman Animations' award-winning "Wallace and Gromit" series, Steve Purcell's comic "Sam and Max," and Matt Chapman's online toon, "Homestar Runner." Connors went on to say that the new Back to the Future and Jurassic Park games will tell "new stories" in each series; this could include a DeLorean trip back to the Afro-laden '70s and fresh takes on the man-versus-dinosaur mythology...Turok, anyone? Said Connors:
"The games are going to exist within these worlds. I wouldn't call these games sequels per se but a new interpretation of their worlds for a new medium. For one generation, it's an introduction to these series. For another generation, it's a thing they can look back on and something they can share warmly with their family and friends."
But if they want to stick with the original "Back to the Future" theme, we're cool with that. All sorts of gameplay elements: a racing/extreme sports mechanic when Marty evades Biff and his gang on the skateboard, a music/rhythm mechanic when the hero rips it on stage, a fighting mechanic with Biff as a boss, and maybe a few puzzle elements concerning the science aspect and Doc's preparations. ...yeah, put us in charge.
6/9/2010 12:25:09 PM Ben Dutka