Jurassic Park The Game 1 HD – for the iPad 2 – was released in the App Store yesterday. I’m not a big gamer at all, but this one looks like big fun to me. Here’s a little intro to it, via the game’s developers:
By truly maximizing the processing power of the iPad 2 Jurassic Park: The Game delivers breath-taking cinematic scenes and graphics so lush you’ll feel as if you’re playing the movie.
The Game is a cinematic adventure that takes players back to Isla Nublar during the events of the first Jurassic Park film. Players will experience Jurassic Park as they never have before in an interactive format. In addition to locations and creatures familiar to fans of the movie, the game offers new areas to explore and new prehistoric beasts to survive in a game that combines fast-paced action, exploration and puzzle-solving.
And some of the backstory for the initial release’s content:
Security systems have failed and the creatures of the park roam free. Now, a rogue corporation will stop at nothing to acquire the embryos stolen and lost by Dennis Nedry.
Experience a brand new adventure and see new areas and dinosaurs in this landmark game set during the events of the first Jurassic Park movie.
EPISODE 1: THE INTRUDER
The story begins during the last half of the first Jurassic Park film, where the island’s security systems have failed and the dinosaurs now roam free. When Nedry fails to deliver the stolen dinosaur embryos, his contact Miles ventures into the dark jungle with Nima, a professional smuggler. Elsewhere, park veterinarian Gerry tours Jurassic Park with his daughter Jess in what he thinks is a safe area of the island.
For now the game has one episode that offers 12 scenarios to play through. Episodes 2 and 3 are listed as ‘coming soon’. I’m not sure whether these will come as free updates or In-App purchases (hopefully the former).
The game supports AirPlay Mirroring – so you can enjoy it on a big screen TV if you’ve got the Apple TV 2.
It’s had a couple of glitchy moments when using it with AirPlay Mirroring, but these have been relatively brief and haven’t prevented me from progressing through a scenario. I’ve also seen a couple of status bar errors when out on its main screen (cannot find a network connection and could not retrieve episode information) but these seem to be more like rogue errors, as the game has played fine after seeing these.
I’ve only gone through the prologue and three of the scenarios so far, but I’m already impressed and can’t wait for my daughter to see it. I have a feeling it will be an instant favorite for her.
Jurassic Park The Game 1 HD requires an iPad 2 and iOS 4.2 or later.
Here’s an App Store link for Jurassic Park The Game 1 HD; it’s priced at $6.99