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Mislabeling of Nedry's Jeep in Jurassic Park: The Game.

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It looks to be a wonderful game and I look forward to play it (hopefully on the 360).

But one thing that's been bugging me was the license plate of the Jeeps in the screenshots and trailer.

Nedry's Jeep in the movie was JP 12 and Harding's in the Game looks to be JP 14.

But in the aforementioned media that was released, Nedry's Jeep has the license plate JP 14.

It's such a minor detail, but I hope it gets fixed and checked to be hopefully implemented into the actual canon. (Unlike many of the past JP games)

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  • That's a bit nit picky don't you think?

  • Based on Telltale's track record with this sort of thing, I predict that the front plate will read 14 and the back will read 12. :p

  • @waroftheworlds01 said: That's a bit nit picky don't you think?


    Little bit, but it was something I noticed and it bugged me. Here's to hoping this feedback helps.

  • @nitpicking

    not only the 14 is wrong but also the radiator grille which is in orignial vertical but in the game horizontal and the headlights have in original a rectangular shape but in the game they are round.

    I mean when modelling the jeep for the game it is the same amount of work to make the grille vertical and you can clearly see this in the movie at all wranglers. or the headlights. so why did they change it, if it is not a matter of time or programming space?

  • @tope1983 said: @nitpicking

    not only the 14 is wrong but also the radiator grille which is in orignial vertical but in the game horizontal and the headlights have in original a rectangular shape but in the game they are round.

    I mean when modelling the jeep for the game it is the same amount of work to make the grille vertical and you can clearly see this in the movie at all wranglers. or the headlights. so why did they change it, if it is not a matter of time or programming space?


    This one can actually be explained, not due to programing oversight or error, but a licensing/copyright issue. :)

    The Jurassic Park license (and assets) may currently be free for use by Telltale, but the vehicles in the game have their own licenses/copyrights respectfully (separate from Universal). Therefore the Jeep Wrangler (And if they decide in a future episode or season to include the Ford Explorer) are not apart of the JP license, and would require permission as well as a payment to Jeep for use of the likeness of the Jeep Wrangler. ;)

  • Possible. It is still an early build.

    This does kinda remind me of when Diamond Select was prepping their BTTF electronic DeLorean time machines for release and found that, while they had the license for the time machine, they did not, in fact, get the rights for DMC, so they had to strip DMC off the front, the wheels, and the DeLorean logo on the back bumper.

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    MarkDarin Telltale Staff

    @tope1983 said: @nitpicking

    not only the 14 is wrong but also the radiator grille which is in orignial vertical but in the game horizontal and the headlights have in original a rectangular shape but in the game they are round.

    I mean when modelling the jeep for the game it is the same amount of work to make the grille vertical and you can clearly see this in the movie at all wranglers. or the headlights. so why did they change it, if it is not a matter of time or programming space?

    We'll be paying close attention to those jeep numbers to make sure we get them right... Go ahead and keep posting these little details when you see them. We try to keep track of everything, but occasionally some things may slip through the cracks. We appreciate the help when you guys are keeping and eye out!

    As for the Jeep grille, The vertical shape is a trademarked design that we don't have the rights to use. In this case it doesn't make a lot of sense for us to pay the licensing fee, adding to the cost of production and raising the cost of the game.

  • @MarkDarin said: We'll be paying close attention to those jeep numbers to make sure we get them right... Go ahead and keep posting these little details when you see them. We try to keep track of everything, but occasionally some things may slip through the cracks. We appreciate the help when you guys are keeping and eye out!

    As for the Jeep grille, The vertical shape is a trademarked design that we don't have the rights to use. In this case it doesn't make a lot of sense for us to pay the licensing fee, adding to the cost of production and raising the cost of the game.

    very interesting, MarkDarin. I didn't know that when you buy the license of a movie you aren't allowed to use all the products shown in the movie as well. How far does the license of the movie go? Using the characters with the looking of the actors? Using the buildings? Using the logo? Using the music?
    I bet it can be individual depending on the contract concerning the license.

    Let me get this: You are able to use the looking of the jeep wranglers by the color and most of the stuff but you are NOT allowed to use the jeep as JEEP™ as long as you do not have the license of the car company?
    Somehow this is weird.
    I mean it WAS a JEEP™ in the movie so if you have the license to make a game out of the movie WHY is it then NOT allowed to use a JEEP™? In other words: it's just an advertising for the car company too. "Hey that's a JEEP™!!" Well it's stuck in the mud.. But hey: it's a JEEP™!

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    MarkDarin Telltale Staff

    @tope1983 said: very interesting, MarkDarin. I didn't know that when you buy the license of a movie you aren't allowed to use all the products shown in the movie as well. How far does the license of the movie go? Using the characters with the looking of the actors? Using the buildings? Using the logo? Using the music?
    I bet it can be individual depending on the contract concerning the license.

    Let me get this: You are able to use the looking of the jeep wranglers by the color and most of the stuff but you are NOT allowed to use the jeep as JEEP™ as long as you do not have the license of the car company?
    Somehow this is weird.
    I mean it WAS a JEEP™ in the movie so if you have the license to make a game out of the movie WHY is it then NOT allowed to use a JEEP™? In other words: it's just an advertising for the car company too. "Hey that's a JEEP™!!" Well it's stuck in the mud.. But hey: it's a JEEP™!

    Yep, you are starting to understand! All these elements are separate licensing issues. Music (Right down to specific tracks), Actor likenesses, commercial products, etc. All of these things are handled separately, so you can see how managing these things can quickly get tricky.

  • @MarkDarin said: Yep, you are starting to understand! All these elements are separate licensing issues. Music (Right down to specific tracks), Actor likenesses, commercial products, etc. All of these things are handled separately, so you can see how managing these things can quickly get tricky.

    holy shit.

    at least it explains WHY it was the LAWYER who has been eaten by the T-Rex!!! :D

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