it can not possibly be that hard to come up with a good dinosaur game! here are two great ideas to get a game developer started:
1. based on Jurassic Park this game would be a mix of open world adventure (like skyrim) and survival horror. you arrive on isla sorna (weather it be through ship/plane crash or an illegal dinosaur retrieval mission gone wrong) you are now trapped on this island with your first priority being to find food,water,shelter and something to defend yourself from the horrors of the island. once you have found a base camp and gathered supplies and weapons your next step is to try and find a way off this island. along the way you will uncover secrets of the islands past and fellow survivors from whatever disaster brought you to the island that you must now choose whether to help,hurt or simply leave them to their fate.
weapons, equipment and upgrades are scattered around the the island. some of them requiring you solve a puzzle, find the code to unlock from a safe or fight/sneak passed a big mean dinosaur to get. as for game play and combat your best bet is to try and be as clever, sneaky and stealthy as possible for you will not last long in a strait out fight. remember you are up against creatures who are faster, stronger and much bigger then you. your wit, cunning and inventiveness is your only real advantage. i could go on but ya get the idea.
2. based on the bbc's Prehistoric Park.
think about it! you play as Nigel Marven and your objective is to step back in time and capture prehistoric animals (not just dinosaurs) to bring back to the present. you also must build and maintain the park making sure that each resident is in good health and wont break lose and go on a rampage. you could fill enclosures with many different animals or try and go more realistic and fill them with only animals and plants of that time period. this game would be one half park builder and one half action adventure!
there plenty of stories you could weave with dinosaurs and there are loads of dino fans out there like me just starving for a good dinosaur game. but the market for this type of game still remains thee most untapped idea in gaming and it makes no sense what so ever!
Edited by Ravinar, 29 January 2012 - 05:11 AM.