Posts Tagged ‘SuperCrit’

The Stomping Land Is Moving To UE4, Still Sorta Dead

By Graham Smith on August 6th, 2014.

A metaphor for something.

There are dozens of healthy and happy alpha funding projects and Early Access games under way, but when the model starts to go wrong, it seems like its going to go wrong in the noisiest, most painful way possible. The Stomping Land is a survival multiplayer game which rode dinosaurs and interesting hunting mechanics to both Kickstarter success and then initially high sales on Steam Early Access a year later.

But all is not happy in Jurassic Park. The initial release was less feature-complete than players hoped, updates were slower than initially promised, and now communication has all but stopped. The only thing the developer has said publicly in over two months was to Kotaku earlier this week: that the game is switching to Unreal Engine 4 and that this has created more work. The game’s community is less than pleased.

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Impressions: Stomping On The The Stomping Land

By Graham Smith on June 6th, 2014.

What the game looks like 50% of the time.

The Stomping Land is a game of co-operative survival and dinosaur hunting. Set on a heavily forested island, players spawn in the wild and then must craft shelter and weapons, scavenge and hunt for food, and form tribes with fellow players to accomplish both without being picked apart by the island’s larger dinosaurs.

Or at least, that’s the pitch which earned the game almost six times its Kickstarter target last year, and which saw it bounce immediately into the Steam best sellers list when it launched in Early Access last week. (At the time of writing, it’s still there, at number 5.) The reality of the game is, at this stage, something else.

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Cretaceous Bodacious: The Stomping Land On Early Access

By Alice O'Connor on June 2nd, 2014.

Roar!

I’ve never really taken to survival games because, in all honesty, I’d probably choose not to survive in their doomed worlds. Were I to play DayZ, I imagine I’d scavenge a book and a bottle of alcohol disinfectant then enjoy both on a beach before taking a nice long swim in the cold sea. However, a dinosaur world where tribes fight each other atop dinosaurs for the opportunity to eat bigger dinosaurs, that’s a world with purpose.

Open-world dino survival The Stomping Land is now on Steam Early Access, offering that fantasy for £18.99.

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Ride A Dinosaur In The Stomping Land Later This Month

By Alice O'Connor on May 7th, 2014.

Dinomite!

You might think that taming and riding a nine-metre Carnotaurus would make you cock of the walk and king of the hill in a multiplayer dinosaur-hunting survival sandbox, but in The Stomping Land it merely gives you a shot at surviving encounters with the real predators. It’s a weird and fascinating sandbox, more towards the cruel DayZ end of the spectrum than the fluffy Minecraft side, and soon we’ll get to give it a go.

It’ll launch through Steam Early Access on May 30 at $24.99, developers SuperCrit have announced (and VG247 spotted). Come see a bit in a new trailer showing off hunting, crafting, warring, and dino-riding.

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