Telltale Games to Make Back to the Future and Jurassic Park

   

Finally, some licenses I can get behind.  If you haven’t heard, Telltale games just picked up both of these licenses to start work on a couple of new episodic games.  I understand that this is a whole different ballgame for the creators of Sam and Max, but I’m feeling pretty confident that at least ONE of these licenses could turn out to be a gaming gold mine. 

Back to the Future gives all kinds of license in terms of an episodic approach. Time travel to all sorts of times and places opens a veritable mountain of content possibilities, something the movies just barely touched. I would think they had to start with more familiar locales, perhaps the 1950s, or at this point, perhaps the 1980s, but either would work for me. I think their sense of humor can work really well with this license. The question I have is this, will this be all Doc and Marty McFly? Could they perhaps get both Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd to do voice work? I really don’t see why not.

With Jurassic Park, I’m a little unsure how this fits into what they have done before.  Where Back to the Future fits well with the humor-laden approach to their previous games, Jurassic Park isn’t exactly all fun and games.  Will they take a lighter approach to this license, or is this a case where they will try to push their formula in a different direction? 

However it turns out, I for one am excited about the possibilities for Back to the Future.  It’s one of those movies that I will watch every time it comes on TV, and I can’t wait to see what Telltale does with it.

Thanks SlashFilm.com for the heads up!

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Posted by Irishdoom

   

Finally, some licenses I can get behind.  If you haven’t heard, Telltale games just picked up both of these licenses to start work on a couple of new episodic games.  I understand that this is a whole different ballgame for the creators of Sam and Max, but I’m feeling pretty confident that at least ONE of these licenses could turn out to be a gaming gold mine. 

Back to the Future gives all kinds of license in terms of an episodic approach. Time travel to all sorts of times and places opens a veritable mountain of content possibilities, something the movies just barely touched. I would think they had to start with more familiar locales, perhaps the 1950s, or at this point, perhaps the 1980s, but either would work for me. I think their sense of humor can work really well with this license. The question I have is this, will this be all Doc and Marty McFly? Could they perhaps get both Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd to do voice work? I really don’t see why not.

With Jurassic Park, I’m a little unsure how this fits into what they have done before.  Where Back to the Future fits well with the humor-laden approach to their previous games, Jurassic Park isn’t exactly all fun and games.  Will they take a lighter approach to this license, or is this a case where they will try to push their formula in a different direction? 

However it turns out, I for one am excited about the possibilities for Back to the Future.  It’s one of those movies that I will watch every time it comes on TV, and I can’t wait to see what Telltale does with it.

Thanks SlashFilm.com for the heads up!

Posted by ClaritySam

This would be great, can't see them getting the voices though.