Trailer: New Turok Game Releasing as Result of Last Year’s Universal GameDev Challenge

One of the content's runner-ups, Turok: Escape from Lost Valley, will be releasing this week on Steam.

By L.B. Lubomski

Last year, we reported that Universal Studios was holding a GameDev challenge, in which developers would be able to pitch their ideas for new games on their properties such as Jaws and Turok. Indie developer Pillow Pig, one of the runner-ups from that contest, has just announced that its game, Turok: Escape from Lost Valley, will be releasing on July 25th on Steam. This marks the first new Turok video game since the franchise reboot back in 2008.

The biggest surprise with Turok: Escape from Lost Valley is the game’s overall appearance and gameplay. When most people think of Turok, they hearken back to the first-person shooter on the Nintendo 64. Turok: Escape from Lost Valley ditches both the first-person perspective and the blood and gore in favor of a more laid-back cooperative experience with a cutesy art style. Turok himself is a chibii sprite, for crying out loud! It’s a bold and different choice for sure.


Will you be giving this new take on the classic Turok franchise a go, or do you prefer the more violent versions from the past?


About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.