Michael Crichton, who wrote the "Jurassic Park" book and movies, has set up a 3D computer games company.
Crichton is co-founding Timeline Studios with Michael Backes, who worked as the graphics supervisor on the "Jurassic Park" movie and as co-screenwriter with Crichton on "Rising Sun".
The first Timeline games are to be released on CD-Rom and DVD during the first half of 2000.
"As a computer gamer for the past 20 years, I've noticed a lot of 3D games have featured large environments - big worlds, a few monsters, some puzzles - but limited interaction," Crichton said in a statement. "Timeline is going to change this standard through fast paced gameplay in a tight, complex and highly interactive world."
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