Online gaming software supplier Microgaming has signed a licensing agreement to develop a range of slot games based on the popular film franchise Jurassic Park.

The software provider has partnered with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, the brand licensing arm of Universal Studios, to gain the rights for the film trilogy.

It will develop a series of slot games based on each of the films; Jurassic Park, the 1993 original, and its sequels, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, released in 1997, and Jurassic Park III, released in 2001.

The trilogy has generated almost $2bn in box office revenue, and a fourth film, Jurassic World, is scheduled for release in 2015.

The first game to be released as part of the agreement will be rolled out in the summer, featuring 234 ways to win and five different free spin modes.

Microgaming chief executive Roger Raatgever described Jurassic Park as a “seminal” film whose “stunning visual effects and computer-generated imagery set a new benchmark in the industry.”

“It’s a film that we can draw parallels from in terms of our game creation and our aim to deliver the most visionary and imaginative gaming experiences to the end player,” Raatgever explained. “The Jurassic Park brand is legendary, and our game development team is busy creating an all-mighty slot for release later in the year.”

Microgaming has signed a number of IP licensing deals with film studios over the past few years, most recently agreeing a partnership with Creative Licensing Corporation to launch a slot based on the sci-fi film Terminator 2.

It has also launched content based around the popular television series Battlestar Galactica, and the Dark Knight trilogy of Batman films.

Related

GIQ Magazine Digital Edition