By Andrew Dodson on February 18, 2015 at 3:02am
Despite a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $114k in June 2013, it seems that the multiplayer dinosaur survival game "The Stomping Land" is about to go extinct.
Developer Alex "Jig" Fundora seems to have abandoned the project completely, and has, well, disappeared. Modeler Vlad Konstantinov last heard from Fundora in late 2014 and ceased work on "The Stomping Land" this January.
"I'm sad to say this but I have to temporarily freeze all my work for TSL project. More than a month has passed since the day when I received the last reply from Jig. I've sent him 5 messages and haven't got any single reply. I don't know, probably he has some serious reasons to ignore me (and whole community) but to my mind there are no excuses for such behavior. Not to mention the fact that Jig owes me the money for the latest model, he's put me in a very difficult situation because now I will have to pay our texture artist for his work from my own pocket.
If this silence continues I will stop my participation in "TSL" and start taking the necessary measures to cover my expenses (sell the models for example)."
Vlad Konstantinov, on The Stomping Land Forums
Since that message on Jan. 16, Konstantinov has signed on to work with "Beasts of Prey," another dinosaur survival type of game with a lot of potential. Hopefully we'll be able to see some of Konstantinov's beautiful dino models used in this new project.
There has been no activity on "The Stomping Land's" Facebook or Twitter feeds since September 2014. Strangely enough, despite having been taken off Steam last Fall, "The Stomping Land" is available to purchase again on Steam .
I was one of the 4,427 backers of "The Stomping Land" Kickstarter campaign and I could not have been more excited to play it. A game where you're a caveman and you have to survive on an island with dinosaurs?! And you can tame dinosaurs and ride them?!! It was an incredibly unique idea for a game with a tremendous amount of potential. However, after a rocky launch and a disappearing developer that doesn't pay the people working for him, I think it's fair to say that this game is about to go the way of the dinosaurs.
The Stomping Land