The Stomping Land is a multiplayer survival game where the player must hunt dinosaurs to survive. Tame dinosaurs, such as the Ankylosaurus, and ride them into battle against the ferocious T.Rex! Use the Star Map to hunt dinosaurs and bring back meat for the tribe. But be careful. With death you lose everything you've worked so hard to obtain.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Stomping Land.

Posted by GovernorOstrich on Dec 13th, 2013

FAQ - UPDATED 2/16/14

World

Q: Will dinosaurs interact with one another? Will we see a Carnivore chowing down on an herbivore?
A: Yes! Carnivores will eat herbivores. Dinosaurs will try to defend themselves from being eaten. They'll drink water. Graze. You're in their world. 

Q: Which dinosaurs will be in the game?
A: The full list of planned dinosaurs can be found on our website here.

Q: What kind of diversity of environments can we expect?
A: Forests, streams, ocean, mountains, plains, fields, hills. We want to make this island feel diverse and alive. This isn't Tatooine.

Q: What kind of sounds does Stomping Lands intend to have for its dinosaurs?
A: Kole Hicks is a talented sound designer working with us. Here is a blog he wrote on how he made the Gallimimus sounds.

Q: Will there be critters?
A: It's a possibility.

Q: How large is the map?
A: I don't have an exact measurement in square miles but the map is as large as the game software allows. 

Q: Will there be seasons?
A: This is not a feature which is planned.

Game

Q: Will there be a public beta/alpha?
A: Kickstarter target date is March 2014.

Q: When will this be released?
A: Kickstarter target date is May 2014.

Q: Will the game be available on steam?
A: Yes. The game has been Greenlit for Steam.

Q; What engine is the game running on?
A: UDK.

Q: What platforms will be supported?
A: PC at present. We did not reach our Kickstarter goal for Occulus Rift but it is a possibility.

Q: Will this have multi-language support?
A: It's a possibility.

Q: What will the final price for the game be?
A: TBD

Q: Will you be able to play the game alone and offline?
A: Alone, yes. Offline, no.

Q: Will Kickstarter backers get a key to activate on steam?
A: Backers of the Kickstarter campaign who qualify will receive keys to activate on Steam.

Q: Will there be supports for mods?
A: TBD

Q: How will servers be handled?
A: Details pending.

Gameplay

Q: Will we be able to capture flying dinosaurs and use them to fly?
A: Players can hitch a ride on the back of a flying dinosaur but will not be able to tame them. Players will be able to craft a wing-suit allowing them to glide from great heights.

Q: Will players be able to build campsites & villages?
A: Yes, there are a number of campsite items that can be built. Players that build together will, in effect, create villages. 

Q: Will there be PVP?
A: Yes. 

Q: Will mounted combat be a thing?
A: Yes. :)

Q: Will there be an injury system?
A: Yes. 

Character
Q: Will there be classes? (shaman, berzerker, etc)
A: No.

Q: What will be lost upon a characters death?
A: Currently all items held by the player are lost at death including resources and "Hunt."

Q: Will there be female characters?
A: It's a possibility. 

Q: What is "Hunt"?
A: You earn "Hunt" by completing the circle of life. For example, you're hunting a Gallimimus and you kill him with your arrows. Next you salvage the carcass for meat and other resources. Upon accomplishing these tasks you earn 1 "Hunt." 

Bigger dinosaurs reward more "Hunt."

"Hunt" is the means by which you are able to tame a dinosaur. For example, a Carnotaurus might require you have 30 "Hunt" before you're able to tame it. 

Q: Will players be able to customize their character?
A: Yes. Currently players can change the color of their tattoo's with dyes. Other means of decoration will be available such as placing bones onto weapons. 

Food
Q: Will players be able to kill dinosaurs for food?
A: Yes, this is the primary mechanic of the game. If you don't eat, you starve.

Q: Will players be able to fish for food?
A: Yes.

Q: Will players be able to get food from bushes, trees etc?
A: You can harvest berries from berry bushes. 

Q: Can I die of thirst?
A: Yes. Find a fresh water drinking source, quick!

Miscellaneous

Q: Will the game be Free-To-Play?
A: No.

Q: Will the game have a monthly subscription?
A: No.

Q: Where can I find all of the latest The Stomping Land news?
A: I'm glad you asked! The best place is the Dev Update forum The next best place is our Twitter

Q: Where can I see the best The Stomping Land video footage?
A: Why, Vimeo!

Q: Will insert any dinosaur or creature not announced be added into the game post-release?
A: We're focused on completing the current game. Future additions will be considered post-release.

Q: I missed the Kickstarter. Can I still get a copy of the survival guide?
A: TBD

Q: On the forums, what are 'evolution points?' How do I earn them?
A: We had an ongoing section of the forums that encouraged community members to contribute fan art. Participation was lacking and so it was disabled. We may re-implement it or something similar in the future. There is no way to earn evolution points at the moment.

Q: How large is the Dev team?
A: 3 Full time and a handful of freelancers

Q: How optimized will the game be? 
A: Optimization is a priority as we want the game to be accessible to as many people as possible. 

Q: When's the next game play update?
A: When it's ready. ^_^

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