The Stomping Land is a multiplayer survival game about living in a world with dinosaurs.
User reviews: Mixed (3,939 reviews)
Release Date: May 30, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

“Greetings, hunters!

The Stomping Land game is currently under development.
  • It has had a year of progress and will continue to undergo production with frequent updates until the end of 2015.
  • The sole purpose of its current release is to have enthusiasts of survival and dinosaur games provide their first-hand insight and feedback while the game is early in development.
  • If you wish to jump into a more finalized gameplay experience, it is recommended to not purchase the game until release, as all features require balancing, bugfixing, and updates for smoother implementation.
  • The price of the game is a one time purchase, and will not increase for release, so you may choose to wait if you prefer a more complete experience from the start.
  • The purpose of the full price for Early Access is to filter in survival and dinosaur enthusiasts who embrace the development process. So if you are unsure, there is no disadvantage in waiting.

Here are the major gameplay features currently implemented:
  • 6 Dinosaurs: Styracosaurus, Carnotaurus, Gallimimus, Parahelicoprion, Ankylosaurus, Stygimoloch
  • Free-roam island with lakes/rivers/caves/forests and a surrounding beach/ocean
  • Persistent Day/Night cycle with random rain+fog
  • PVP weapon combat including roping prisoners
  • Resource collection
  • Crafting system includes campsite items(teepee/firpit etc). Craftable weapons include a bow and arrow, spear, and bolas
  • Swimming + Fish + Spearfishing
  • Tamable/Mountable dinosaurs
  • Random dinosaur stampedes
  • Tribe establishment with isolated chat
  • Offline play (same game, solo)
  • Dedicated servers hosted by players
  • Persistent character data per server

Updates
  • There will be a total of 15 dinosaurs implemented by release, as well as many more craftable items/weapons
  • Dinosaur AI is the only major feature very early in development, intended to be improved per dinosaur all the way until release.
  • The incentive to playing our Early Access game is to be able to voice a first-hand opinion for what your ideal dinosaur survival game would be, while it is still in development. So features are being presented and discussed with the playerbase on the forums.

If you would like to visit our community and see how everyone's discussions have helped shape the progress of the game, you can visit our forums at www.thestompingland.com/forum.

Thanks!
jig”
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About This Game

The Stomping Land is a multiplayer survival game about living in a world with dinosaurs. Form tribes, setup camp, and hunt down Earth's historic beasts with the goal of becoming the dominant tribe on the island.

You are a hunter and a scavenger. You survive in a world with dinosaurs, and if any one of them catch you, they will end you in an instant. In fact, you can't kill most dinosaurs with ease, and the ones that you can don't provide plentiful amounts of food. It's the large ones that matter. The ones with bone crushing jaws and skull smashing tails that roam the island and fight each other, who provide the food you want. It's up to you to find methods of surviving for as long as possible, so you can tame these creatures to protect you from the relentless threatening engagements.

The Stomping Land game is currently under development, and we recommend to read the developer commentary above to get a solid insight on what to expect with your purchase.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Dual 2.4+ Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Quad 3.2+ Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
81 of 117 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
Avoid for now. Do yourself some research on what happened with the game if youre interested, kinna funny. The game seems to be in good hands right now, but theres only 1 developer working on the game so its very slow. I get it, it has dinos, well a few anyways, but there are other dino vs humans games out there and also some survival themed.
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31 of 49 people (63%) found this review helpful
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
I like it, but its really Alpha, dont expect to much of it. I played it some hours, some days, but after you know the map and the caves and riding all dinos its boring. I would still love a much bigger map than this one. I like the graphics, the gameplay, but its just to less.
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Early Access Review
The Stomping Land
Well I bought it few days after it came on steam and while it downloaded I looked at other review`s and many is bad after what ive seen but from my point of view it isn`t. GUYS ITS NOT FREAKING DONE YET! so it has few bugs and that but its actually a good game, not every survival game needs to have zombies, aliens, cannibal mutants or other nasty creatures that is going to kill you and eat you that are SUPERNATURAL! I have actually waited for a game like this because I`m getting tired of all those supernatural survival games .-. but this review is for this game and not that so. I saw few days ago that this can no longer be purchased on steam and thats sad because some friends of mine wants it so i hope they can buy it another place or whatever ( if you know a place say it please xD)
But I don`t see the meaning with all those bad reviews, while the game is still not done! like seriously guys I don`t see the point its still not done and I think this game is going to be superfabulousawesomefantastic when its done! like hello! dinosaurs! and survival! where you don`t have to follow a freaking storyline like in Jurassic Park!(I`m not saying that JP is a bad game it was just a example) so this game gets 10/10 from me!
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23 of 35 people (66%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Early Access Review
So now the game is back on Steam after a good while of waiting. Complications arose because of "moving" locations and trying to convert it to UE4 which hasn't been done (yet). A few updates were released but nothing worth really noting except a working inventory with more items to collect, one new dino, and stampedes. All of it took waaaay longer than it should have to roll out. As it is, the game is fun for a while. It's stable enough to enjoy for a few hours and maybe days. That is until you die and ragequit because you just lost all your items. Or someone with a super speed hack completely ruins the experience.

When you go to the Stomping Land website, you see a lot of features that are advertised for this game. At least 1/3 of it isn't in it yet. So don't expect customization, tracking, and the large bird. The special arrows are only usable by (invisible) traps. When I say invisible I mean it doesn't have a model yet but you can still build it. Which easily leads to player suicides by accident.

The updates aren't exactly on fast-track and deadlines are always unpredictable. You see a post saying the next one might be rolled out on ___day then everyone is picking their nose wondering what happened a few days later. Then in a period of say, over three weeks we get a few unnoticeable small changes to the game. You start playing again for a while then realize it wasn't even worth launching the game. Communication between developer is better than it was during that long wait period of nothingness. But it almost seems like just the main dev is the only one typing up the code while another guy works on the dinosaur designs. Even for some of the most patient people, the wait for real changes can be gruelling. You can almost always expect a delay for when a update is supposed to be released.

The best way to explain the state of this game is like purgatory. The game is okay as is but it's not getting much better or worse. Updates feel like forever ago because little to nothing gets changed in such a long period of time. However they are planning the next three months to have a set theme so this past October was all about optimization. This November I believe is for longterm gameplay features. So I'll update this review as things get changed.

For now, save your money if this reaches the next stage in development (Beta, v1.0). Because although this has a lot of potential, it has a loooong road ahead of it if it keeps going at its current pace. The current price tag is too much for what it offers anyways.
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34 of 58 people (59%) found this review helpful
401.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Early Access Review
Well I bought this game on the first day it came out. (I'm a dinosaur addict person) Is a really nice idea, is a LOT of promise. I spent so many hours (almost 400) playing , trying to survive, master the lonley lifestyle, the mount battles and I really enjoyed it. But this game really needs our support now to overwrite the bad reviews caused by the lack of the updates for almost 4 mounths. The developers know they made a mistake. In fact that's the only reason of the bad reviews but recently we got great updates, and they are still comming. (Be aware that the updates may contain experimental contents sometimes which can be changed anytime if is not working in the game as good as the community or the developers imagined)....Jig (Developer Leader) is in a difficult situation now that he is working on UE4 version of the game in order to release it on this year, while he has to update the recent UE version as well which is really time consuming.
If you liked what you saw in prototype videos, I think you will be in love with the new UE4 version of the game.
I recommend this game to those who really love dinosaurs like myself. The rest of you who only like the idea of the game wait a few months. The developers will improve the Dinosaur AI and the gameplay mechanism is going to be balanced and fixed this year. So if you want a nice fluent gameplay, wait to the end of this year.
Guys, you agree with me or not but I RECOMMEND THIS GAME. Totally worth the money to me.
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25 of 45 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Early Access Review
The dev took the money and ran.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
58.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Early Access Review
This is the first review I will probably ever post on steam, because I bought this game day one, and no, they didnt communicate with us much, but that is because they lost their whole team, and there is only one person working on this game. People keep saying there have been no updates but there have been 3 updates, just not anything recognized by steam. There are now more Dinosaurs, depending on the amount of people in the server, and also there are trapping systems implemented, which is a huge, main part of a game such as this. Word on the street is they are switching to the Unreal Engine 4, which will take a game like this leaps and bounds. This game is by far worth the money paid for it, and is not a money grab like people keep saying it is. All I have to say about that is I'd like to see any of those one people make a game like this happen by themselves in a matter of a few months. It just wouldn't happen. Also there should be a big update coming around the end of November-Early December. Finally if you dont like the fact that STEAM isnt posting anything about this game on their site, then check out the forums on the Stomping Lands website, and many of your questions/quarrels should be alleviated.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
64.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
great game! yet it really needs a saving option
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
I LOVE THIS GAME. It's mix of gameplay is amazing and I wish it could go big and get more people to play it. I recommend this game to anyone and everyone who ever wants to play a video game. Thanks for making this game.
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32 of 60 people (53%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Early Access Review
The amount of times I die just doing my own business is tremendous
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15 of 27 people (56%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Early Access Review
After following this game since it began, and watching the all the bad things that happened, I decided to buy it. Don't let all the bad reviews sway your opinion, a lot of players were let down when the dev's disapeared and I don't blame them, but, This game NOW has been updated, and shows a lot of promise, if the updates continue, it will be one of the best games out there, it's a really good game, its alpha, but a really good game, Im glad I bought it.
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19 of 35 people (54%) found this review helpful
72.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
Although it did take them a while to update this game, and even I wasn't sure if they abandoned it or not, I still really enjoyed this game. I liked the whole idea of being a troglodyte and surviving the dinosaur world. The visuals are well done for a game still in alpha, not including the close pop in range for small plants and grass however. I liked the dependency of the fact you really needed other people to explore caves with you, the water immediately making you its enemy by destroying your torches.
I give this game a 7/10 for now, hoping everything becomes fixed and the updates grow closer together.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
So where should I start this game had so much sorry for my use of the p-word but it had so much potential riding dinos,killing other players for their loot and have a fully working tribe wll it turns out that this really was just a money grab they grabbed the money and ran for their lives. So the combat is extremely fustrating due to the fact that people KOS for literaly no reason at all they will craft a spear and kill who ever they see and loot drops from dead players isnt even a thing as of now (will probably never be a thing) and having working tribes is impossible to have without you getting off. just please don't buy this game due to the fact this is ABANDONED we havent heard from the devs for a while now and it has gone down hill.

Please sign this petition to refund the people who bought this game: https://www.change.org/p/the-stomping-land-refund-refund-all-backers-and-steam-purchases-removal-from-steam-store
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Early Access Review
I have a dodgey internet connection and everytime it drops I have to start fresh
I would like to see backpacks and the ability to drop/share items before I change my review
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Early Access Review
TL/DR: Web page made game look AWESOME. Bought game, it only had 5 Dino species. Had to kill Dinos with no weapons to make weapons. Multiplayer wasn't fun, pvp for the most part w/ a few dinos thrown in. This game isn't a finished game which cost me $25. Would love to have money back. 1/10 Stars. You've been warned.

What sold me on this game was its web page. The web page makes this game look like a real gem. A new and refreshing game that looked really neat, fun, and exciting.... from what the web page would have you believe. So I forked out $25 for this cool looking game. I was excited, I couldn't wait for the game to get done down loading and installing.
Once it did I quickly got on the solo game. Boom, there was my cave man, on a beach with Dinos everywhere. From what I saw, there were 5 different species. 1 medium sized carnivore, 2 med/large and small herbivores. "Ok, there are probably more." I thought. So I decided to look around only to find there were no other Dinos. No T-rex, No "Long Necks" no raptors, nothing. Just the same 5 I saw from spawn. "Ok, maybe the game play might make up for it." Turns out there is a crafting system, and in order to make weapons, from what I experienced, you had to kill a carnivore to obtain its spit. Think about that for a second. I had to kill a carnivore with no weapons in order to make weapons. Granted there were some "traps" you could make but every time I tried to lure a Carnivore in it, I would set it off myself ultimately killing myself and loosing any crafting materials I might have had.
"Ok, I must be playing the game wrong. lets try multiplayer." On the multiplay mode, the number of Dinos decreased significantly. Like by %80, they were very uncommon now. "Ok, other players must have killed them? lets find the other players. Surely they might be able to help me figure the game out." So I looked, and looked, trying to get them to communicate via the chat box with no response. I finally found a "tribe" of 4-5 other players. "Finally! Ill stay back and see how they are playing." One of them had spotted me and started running towards me. Before I had the chat box open I had been roped by the other player and was only able to crawl at this point. He then decided to drag me back into his camp where I was unable to do anything at all. They had decided to kill me with a Dino rider. I thought this game might be better called "Call of Duty: Stone aged warfare Beta version"
At this Point I came to the realization that I had paid $25 for a shotty game that I really do not like at all. After doing some research on Steam and looking at the forums etc. It turns out the game is far from finished. Yup I paid $30 for a "game" that is nowhere near complete! Not like how people complained about BF4 being broken and unfinished or other games in that manner but LITERALLY, this game isn't finished yet.
So here I sit typing in hopes to reach and warn you that this game, as of now, it's pure crap. I would love my money back but I know that isn't going to happen. The best I can do is hope that the Developer (One Person as of now) improves this game over time and that the game will be the Gem that I had hoped for. Here's to hoping.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Early Access Review
Ok, so this game has a crap ton of bugs and design flaws. I will start with the positive things about this game.
Pros:
Original Game Idea
Runs well for a early access game
Great game to play with friends.
Good experience system called "expertise"
Easy resource collecting
Has a page of crafting recipes in inventory, and items in the crafting slots stay in their place.

Cons:
You need to quit the game and rejoin if you want to join another server as you just left one
Fall damage one hit kills you
Most weapons/dinosaurs one or two hit kill you
No armor yet
No health bar yet
Shields break after one hit from a dinosaur
One of the four building options game are bugged, the totem
You can't drop items or destroy some in your inventory or drop weapons
When you leave a server nothing is saved
When a server goes underneath 50 in the dino population the server shuts down
A click bug exists

Ok that is all I can think of off the top of my head. This game needs more fixing then it is right now. Every early access game has most of the features I listed when they first came out. This game is missing the most core functions and is so buggy! I believe I heard this game is being made by one person. I don't care how many people are on the team making this game, Scott Cawthon made Five Nights at Freddy's 2 on 11/11/14 when it originally was gonna come out in January 2015, and the game was COMPLETE! All features were there! Now, I will update this review when the following cons have been fixed in future updates. I give this game a 4/10. Thanks for reading my typing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Early Access Review
oh dear the stompingland's game....well i know this game had its downfall but im not here to judge whats going on. the game is not bad at all it is really fun if you play with a group of people. this game has alot of potential if the developer keeps it on its current course.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Early Access Review
lots of glitches but kinda fun and very limited
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Early Access Review
I dont recommend buying this game. 22bucks is way too much for this game..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Early Access Review
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