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Telltale Games Signs NBC Universal Games Deal

Telltale Games, the game studio best known for its episodic adventure games such as the Monkey Island, Sam & Max, Strong Bad, and Wallace & Gromit series, is reported by Game Informer to have inked a very interesting deal with NBC Universal.

It’s surprising, confusing, and altogether exciting. It involves dinosaurs, Michael Crichton, and episodic gaming. Give up?

Telltale is going to start developing games based on NBC properties, the first of which is going to be Jurassic Park. Yes, that Jurassic Park involving Jeff Goldblum, child actors, and the best scene involving Jell-O and raptors from a movie from 1993.

So far, it’s unknown as to how many episodes the season of Jurassic Park games will be or what platforms it’s going to be on, but as far as Telltale goes, that’s generally six episodes at least available on PC. It will hopefully be out by the end of the year and be—as Telltale co-founder Dan Connors puts it—”the ultimate cinematic adventure.”

While those may be some big words to be throwing around when concerning what is most likely a point-and-click adventure game, Jurassic Park is undoubtedly one of Crichton’s best novels and one of Spielberg’s best movies, so at least the source material has the promise. Telltale also has a pretty good track record with making pointing and clicking actually enjoyable, so who knows, maybe this could all work out.

Source from Game Informer via Joystiq.

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