Location-based game with augmented reality (AR) launching Spring 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom™ arrives in theaters on June 22, 2018
Montreal, Canada, Universal City, CA, March 7, 2018 – Universal, in partnership with top mobile-game developer, Ludia, is set to launch Jurassic World™ Alive, it was announced today. This marks the first time that a mobile game brings the thrill of Jurassic World dinosaurs to life to interact and roam freely alongside fans using location-based technology and augmented reality (AR).
Jurassic World™ Alive is the third mobile game partnership between Universal and Ludia for the record-setting Jurassic World™ film franchise. The game will launch globally on the App Store and Google Play, just ahead of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom™ , which arrives in theaters across Canada and the U.S. on June 22, 2018.
In Jurassic World™ Alive, players can collect a variety of dinosaurs while exploring their own neighborhoods and cities around the world. Free in-game incubators and exclusive dinosaurs, including unimaginable creatures featured in Jurassic Worldv and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom™ lie behind every corner, just waiting to be discovered.
Alex Thabet, President and CEO of Ludia, says: “With Jurassic World™ Alive, our goal is for audiences to be fully immersed into a world with living dinosaurs in a way that’s never been possible until today. We’re giving them the opportunity to explore and connect with likeminded players while building and interacting with these powerful prehistoric species.”
To bring the dinosaurs of Jurassic World™ to life, the game will leverage the latest in AR technology, allowing players to pose and take pictures and videos with dinosaurs they’ve collected during gameplay. Players discover dinosaurs by locating them on a map and deploying an in-game drone to collect DNA samples. This gives the player the ability to level up and create genetically modified dinosaurs in a lab, then compete in real-time player-versus-player arena battles to earn more rewards.
“Jurassic World™ fans have long dreamed of seeing these majestic and sometimes frightening creatures in real life. With the location and AR technology available today, we can finally make that dream a reality,” said Chris Heatherly, Executive Vice President of Games and Digital Platforms, Universal Brand Development. “We are thrilled to once again work with Ludia and think this will be the biggest and most exciting game in the franchise yet!”
Jurassic World™ Alive is the latest in a strategic expansion by Universal into gaming. Last year, Universal announced a significant build-up of its games team, as well as a more active approach and investment into game development. The partnership with Ludia on this title is one of the first of a bold slate of games rolling out in 2018 and beyond.
Visit www.jurassicworldalive.com and pre-register to receive a free rare incubator when the game launches.
About JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM™
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Stars Pratt and Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall and Isabella Sermon, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.
Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly. Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer. www.jurassicworld.com
About Ludia Inc.
Ludia Inc. is a Montreal-based video game company that creates and distributes cross-platform digital games. Our innovative and high-quality product portfolio consists of original and world-recognized branded properties such as: Jurassic World™: The Game, What’s Your Story?™, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends, Dragons: Rise of Berk, Family Feud® 2 & Friends and The Price Is Right™. We are a member of the FremantleMedia family, one of the world’s leading content producers. For more information visit www.ludia.com, as well as our Facebook and LinkedIn pages, or follow us on Twitter.
About Universal Games and Digital Platforms
Universal’s Games and Digital Platforms group leverages the vast portfolio of IP and characters from NBCUniversal. The Games and Digital Platforms group is a business unit of Universal Brand Development, which is chartered with globally expanding the company's intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. The company's extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal cable and television. Universal Brand Development (www.universalbranddevelopment.com) is a business segment of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.