Michael Crichton's Timeline - ELoG 05



This episode of The Examined Life (of gaming) takes a good long look at Timeline, a game based on Michael Crichton's 1999 novel of the same name.

Well, if was long enough for a good long look, we would have. As it stands we just sort of throw a glance in it's direction.

Michael Crichton thought he could make a faithful and successful adaptation of one of his novels, so in 1999 he created Timeline Computer Entertainment, a new development studio, to make Timeline.

You may remember that in 1998 Trespasser was released, a game based (indirectly) on his Jurassic Park novel. Trespasser had an abysmal critical and popular reception, so who knows what Crichton was thinking.

Who knows what I was thinking doing this video. It was nearly impossible to get the game to run, much less record it. Much MUCH less record it with sound.
Was it worth it?
Hardly.
-Roland