Dinosaur video game proves a roaring success for British tech firm Frontier Developments
A Dinosaur-themed video game is proving a roaring success for British tech firm Frontier Developments.
The Cambridge-based company says Jurassic World Evolution, based on the hugely popular Jurassic Park film franchise, has already sold more than 1m copies in its first five weeks.
It was released on June 12 and can be bought for computer or the Xbox One and Playstation 4 consoles.
In the game, players manage their own theme park, which is populated by dinosaurs.
They must deal with problems such as fighting between the beasts, while also keeping visitors happy by building restaurants and monorail transport systems.
The company is also behind the popular Elite Dangerous and Rollercoaster Tycoon franchises.
David Braben, Frontier’s chief executive, said: ‘We are really pleased with Jurassic World Evolution and are delighted to have crossed the 1m unit threshold so quickly.’
However investors appeared disappointed by the announcement yesterday, and shares fell 8.1 per cent, or 105p, to 1185p.