• The Dinotopia CD-Rom Game

    30 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    In 1995 Turner Interactive produced a CD-Rom game called Dinotopia: Living the Adventure. This YouTube review by Simone de Rochefort of Polygon explores the history and the gameplay.
    The game was and is unusual because it wasn't based on killing dinosaurs. Simone is so right that it was hard to get any game company to imagine a way to develop rich dino/human interactions without combat.
    We had similar issues dealing with the toy industry. The industry experts would tell us that "boys only want battles." The movie business leaders said the same thing. Conflict, peril, and risk in some form...
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