Could YOU Manage Jurassic World?

Could YOU Manage Jurassic World?

Could you create and manage your own Jurassic World theme park?

When I was growing up, a game appeared in the 1990’s that was a lot of fun to play and from my perspective became the start of a certain type of gaming.

This was the management sim, in particular, the simply titled Theme Park by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts.

The game, as the name suggests, enabled you to build and manage your own theme park and try to keep all the guests happy.

Three years later, Atari and developer Chris Sawyer released to more detailed Roller Coaster Tycoon which emphasized the custom design and building of roller coasters.

These winning formulas have been copied over and over again through the years with many variations of the different kinds of environments you can manage.

Universal Interactive and Konami joined forces to create Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis for the PC, Xbox and PlayStation 2 in 2003.

Much like the management simulations before it, this game allowed you to create and run your own Jurassic Park and prove to InGen that such a tourist attraction was a viable and profitable business.

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Here’s the start of a Let’s Play video series showcasing Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis.

Now the Jurrasic Park theme has been updated and modernized to reflect the latest film in the series, Jurassic World.

Much like the original game, you will have to create and manage your own Jurassic World theme park and presumably keep both tourists and investors happy.

Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t reveal any actual gameplay footage and reminds me of those annoying app trailers where the footage is better than what you see on your phone/tablet.

I’m sure the game will look impressive though as it’s currently slated to appear on both the XBox One and PlayStation 4 sometime in 2018, probably to coincide with the release of the next film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.


John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves the movies and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990's. Whilst the web page idea became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. Now he's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.