Dino D-Day is an exciting new First Person Shooter from 800 North (AKA Digital Ranch Interactive). This is an HL2:OB mod that has served as a prototype for a commercial release we are currently in the final stages of preparing. It is playable though we have not been supporting it for several months as we've focused all of our efforts on the commercial product. The commercial release is slated for March 1, 2011 only on Steam. It is a fast-paced multiplayer game with 12 playable classes including 3 dinosaurs. You've played World War II games...but have you played a World War II game with dinosaurs?

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Nazis. Dinosaurs. Someone has finally put them together in a First Person Shooter.

Posted by c_b_fofep on Nov 12th, 2009

As part of a general announcement to the gaming community of Dino D-Day, a First Person Shooter we hope to release on Steam in 2010, we've made an HL2 mod version of the game available on ModDB.  We invite community feedback which will be invaluable as we continue to develop the commercial release of the game!

We're making this mod available to the community to generate excitement around the game of course, but also to open the development process up to the mod/gamer community.  By way of introduction, let me first tell you all that this is our first foray into this type of video game development.  I myself moved to Los Angeles seven years ago to be a filmmaker.  After producing some documentary television series I got hooked up with Valve and suddenly found myself thrust into the world of video game development.

Transforming oneself from a television producer into a game designer is no easy task and I give a lot of credit to the modding community for helping the Dino D-Day team (and especially me) make the jump.  I didn't have an ounce of experience in modding or game design before taking on this project, yet with tutorials, tutorials, and general modding community support I'm now a semi-competant game programmer and designer.


The mod is basically a "prototype" for the full game.  In it we endeavored to go through the process of building and laying out levels, coding some basic weapons and AI, inserting custom models and animations, and giving a basic sense of story.  The full game will of course be longer and more ambitious but this should give you a general feel of what we're going for.

Hopefully making this mod available to the community and opening up the development process is a way for the Dino D-Day team to give back.  We invite your open and honest criticism.  We'll make regular reports on our progress and hopefully make you all feel a part of the development process.

I look forward to your input.  Until then, go kill some Nazi dinosaurs!


Abe Scheuermann
Game Designer
Dino D-Day
abe@digitalranch.tv
www.dinodday.com

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harrisonbrtn
harrisonbrtn Nov 13 2009, 12:16am says:

:O looks sick, downloading now

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DeadSomething
DeadSomething Nov 13 2009, 2:17pm buried:

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looks sick, therefor not downloading now.
even the idea is sick

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce Nov 13 2009, 3:10pm replied:

you are sick ...

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Mattiasrex
Mattiasrex Nov 13 2009, 4:42pm replied:

totaly agree with the dark vader duck. Yuo are sick

+12 votes     reply to comment
LOTRuler
LOTRuler Nov 13 2009, 5:25pm replied:

yeah you're sick it looks great.

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migmax
migmax Nov 16 2009, 9:42am buried:

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What did he said? Cant see any text

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purplepinkflame
purplepinkflame Nov 16 2009, 5:05pm replied:

it's called pressing "VIEW COMMENT"

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clafferty653
clafferty653 Nov 20 2009, 3:38pm buried:

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ducky whats up? haha this game LOOKS SICK, lol what did he say anyway?

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Nov 23 2009, 9:51am replied:

this game FTW
lets vote duckys comment high! :3

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migmax
migmax Feb 25 2010, 10:37am replied:

Are you sick? You look sick. Downloading

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INtense!
INtense! Nov 13 2009, 12:18am says:

Great trailer, i'm looking forward to boxing t-rex!

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Shoelip
Shoelip Nov 13 2009, 12:22am says:

Not another WW2 Shooter!!

J/k Downloading now.

+9 votes     reply to comment
SneakySoft
SneakySoft Nov 13 2009, 12:33am replied:

lol :)

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce Nov 13 2009, 4:28am replied:

Dude, they should totally have put that in the trailer :D
Make it look like just another WW2 shooter, then introduce those dino's!

And HOLY AWESOMESAUCE, boxing with a t-rex? Must try this later today! :D

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211476
211476 Nov 13 2009, 12:24am says:

wow, this came out of nowhere, downloading

+5 votes     reply to comment
Tastyrice
Tastyrice Nov 13 2009, 1:49pm replied:

I know... I watch moddb daily and this mod literally came out of thin air.

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kingofkong
kingofkong Nov 13 2009, 3:09pm replied:

Its called "professionals".

+2 votes     reply to comment
cheesemoo0
cheesemoo0 Nov 13 2009, 12:29am says:

Nice. Downloading now.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Nov 13 2009, 12:34am says:

I MUST KEELZ NAZI DINOZZSZSZS!!!! O_o

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itchylot
itchylot Nov 13 2009, 1:00am says:

Please tell me this has co-op!

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c_b_fofep
c_b_fofep Nov 13 2009, 1:11am replied:

I wish there were co-op too! But there ain't...we'll see how far my coding skills progress as we continue work on the game. Needless to say, co-op Nazi dinosaur killing would be the bee's knees...

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johntis
johntis Nov 13 2009, 9:26am replied: Online

You should definitely try to incorporate some co-op, that would be awesome. Im sure that someone who knows the coding would want to join ur team cause its an awesome mod

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Kaliger
Kaliger Nov 13 2009, 1:02am says:

I DEMAND IT!

FLYING NAZI ROBOT DINOSAURS THAT SHOOT LASERS WHEN THEY ROAR!

would be fun to fight them!

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pandemic--hour
pandemic--hour Nov 14 2009, 10:33am replied:

rofl !

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AlCool
AlCool Nov 13 2009, 1:27am says:

It would be steller if there was coop. Rad even. Should definitely implement such a feature, for if I am to run like the dickens and/or engage in fisticuffs with these Nazi Dinosaurs, I'd love to bring a buddy 'ol pal with me.

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sonicspider
sonicspider Nov 13 2009, 1:28am replied:

can I be that ol' buddy ol' pal? D:

+1 vote     reply to comment
AlCool
AlCool Nov 13 2009, 12:00pm replied:

Maybes ;D

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ghostings
ghostings Nov 13 2009, 1:33am says:

If only the damn download would hurry up and finish downloading...

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crazyblinddude
crazyblinddude Nov 13 2009, 1:34am says:

dang
this actually looks pretty sick
im defintly gonna try this out

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SinKing
SinKing Nov 13 2009, 1:53am says:

This is based on a real story, right? ;)

Melee a T-Rex..hmm. Something seems...wrong about that. I think Dinosaurs are fun to see in games (let alone to battle them) and I'm looking forward to giving this a spin.

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Gerrold
Gerrold Nov 13 2009, 1:56am says:

is it strictly single player or are you planning on adding co-op/dm maybe
i don't know about you but i LOVE co-op its like 10x funner to run around with a friend shooting dino's in the face then it is by yourself

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jesterspawn
jesterspawn Nov 13 2009, 2:50pm replied:

There will be some multiplayer modes in the full release, although co-op is currently not one of them. But who knows what mysteries the future holds...

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hamiltonham
hamiltonham Mar 15 2010, 5:21pm replied:

SYNERGY INTEGRATION FTW!!!

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Frozencloud
Frozencloud Nov 13 2009, 1:58am says:

Very beautiful presentation :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
derek328
derek328 Nov 13 2009, 2:25am says:

what an epic trailer, love it

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hushpuppy
hushpuppy Nov 13 2009, 2:51am says:

This is deeply distrubing and confusing, but still awesome!

+1 vote     reply to comment
medve
medve Nov 13 2009, 3:36am says:

this is so absurd i have to download

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VagabondPraetor
VagabondPraetor Nov 13 2009, 4:18am says:

You had me sold the moment those soldiers marching with the T-rex in the background.

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VulpineComplex
VulpineComplex Nov 13 2009, 4:21am says:

This. This is why I love modding. I am downloading this ~so hard~.

+3 votes     reply to comment
awesomepossum
awesomepossum Nov 13 2009, 4:28am says:

Oh man, secret projects of a ridiculous sort that are this awesome, must certainly rock! gotta try this one!

+1 vote     reply to comment
M@ty
M@ty Nov 13 2009, 5:28am says:

Downloading! Good luck with your commercial avenue with this guys :).

+1 vote     reply to comment
Reactorcore
Reactorcore Nov 13 2009, 5:33am says:

This mod is so WTF right here.

You guys just unlocked a whole new level of epic win, I'm totally going to play this.

+1 vote     reply to comment
matthewdryden
matthewdryden Nov 13 2009, 5:46am says:

Just finished playing this. I'm thoroughly impressed! Thanks for bringing us some Nazi dinosaur action!

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Mars_3K
Mars_3K Nov 13 2009, 5:59am says:

epic concept! XD

Why can't there be more stuff here with such imagination?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Joe_Shmoe
Joe_Shmoe Nov 25 2009, 7:11am replied:

I agree... this is what makes modding awsum, when fresh ideas like this show up =]

+1 vote     reply to comment
Leon_Kilean
Leon_Kilean Nov 13 2009, 6:02am says:

Wow, the best concept ever, AND in capable hands!
Love it.

+1 vote     reply to comment
griff@n
griff@n Nov 13 2009, 6:08am says:

um, sdkbase work?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Jesternz08
Jesternz08 Nov 13 2009, 6:13am says:

Looks interesting, will have to give it a try :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP! Nov 13 2009, 6:18am says:

awesome idea and concept... downloading.. :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Tron619
Tron619 Nov 13 2009, 7:00am says:

dinosaurs,nazis this sounds goods

+1 vote     reply to comment
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