GameSpot meets Dave Grossman in the Park, asks about their Future together16 Jun, 2010, 02:56 | Posted by: ATMachine
I'll quote the juiciest bit for you:
"What can we expect of the Jurassic Park and Back to the Future games in terms of genre?
Both of them are going to be episodic. You can expect Back to the Future to be the next step in the evolution that we have been doing for the adventure game, probably a little more accessible and directed, we've been moving things in that direction for a long time.
Jurassic Park will be a little bit more of a departure for us. The reasons will probably be obvious to people who are trying to figure out how we will do this game. What we always try and do is whatever's best for the licence. Jurassic Park is going to require a lot of tension and time pressure and stuff like that - you need to run away from dinosaurs. Your standard graphic adventure mechanics are not very good for that.
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. 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 eat you - or even if he's not about to, you're going to think that he is."
Also of note is that he suggests "it's safe to assume" both games will be available on the PC.
And, in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000, here is the news-post-ending stinger:
"Back to the Future is one of those things that makes obvious sense for us. Jurassic Park is something we've been looking for, which is a good opportunity to get into something with a serious tone to it, which has been a specific goal for us for a while. We want it to be accessible but we want it to feel serious."