Telltale: Heavy Rain Is Inspiration For New Jurassic Park
Telltale Games just finished up their Back to the Future project (which has been getting rave reviews, by the way), and they also have the rights to make a new adventure based on "Jurassic Park."
However, don't think the dinosaur-based adventure will be anything like BttF or past Telltale titles; the new project has forced the team to rethink how they'll approach creation of the game. In fact, according to Game Informer (as noted by The Escapist), we're not looking at another FPS, as past Jurassic Park entries have been. Instead, for Jurassic Park: Episode 1, Telltale believes they should focus on "slower-paced character building with the tense and terrifying experience of a dinosaur jumping out of a bush." So which game are they using as inspiration? Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain, which boasted a huge emphasis on storytelling and player choice. Right now, they're still working on the gameplay but executive director Kevin Boyle says players will have to "investigate and explore, which will be followed by tense portions that leave players scrambling and possibly performing Heavy Rain style inputs."
They'll even implement that aforementioned freedom, as certain choices will force you down a different path. Telltale admits this won't be anywhere near as open-ended as Heavy Rain, though. By the way, this new game will actually be a sequel to the original film, and "cover various unanswered plot points." Sounds interesting.
1/10/2011 12:39:12 PM Ben Dutka