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Tuesday, August 24, 2004
'Jaws' Game In Development
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When it comes to making games, it seems no subject is off limits. Majesco Games, whose previous work includes the cult hit game title, BloodRayne, is currently working on a game version of the popular Steven Spielberg movie from the 1970s, Jaws. The gamer will, of course, be controlling the Great White shark as it searches for prey. That's right, if you ever wanted to be Jaws himself, here's your chance!

Here's a clip from the AP story:

To stay alive the shark must feed, and the game provides a smorgasbord of human appetizers: fishermen, water-polluting oil riggers and your average swimmer in the surf.

"If you just swim around forever you're going to get hungry. If you don't keep feeding that frenzy, that's how you die in the game," said Liz Buckley, a product manager at Majesco who is working on the "Jaws" title. "I don't know if you're going to have these moral choices, 'Do I want to eat this person or this person?' You have to keep eating."

But there will also be an array of natural sea creatures to satisfy the shark's hunger. You can choose to be good by eating seals, fish and other natural food sources.

"Everything you see on the Discovery Channel we're bringing into this product," Buckley said.

Or you can devour peaceful divers and beach lovers as they wade in the water or leap into the air to snatch poachers off of piers. Leaving the humans alone will make it hard to survive.

Jaws is currently scheduled for a Summer 2005 release and will be available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC. The game will likely be rated Mature. No word yet on a Mac version.

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