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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?
Q: Will there be seasons?
A: This is not a feature which is planned.Game
Q: Will there be a public beta/alpha?
A: Testing will likely begin in April 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: I missed the Kickstarter, can I still back the game/How do I buy into beta testing?
A: There is currently no way to back the game. We'll have news of beta testing soon.
Q; What engine is the game running on?
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?
Q: Will you be able to play the game alone and offline?
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?
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?
Q: Will mounted combat be a thing?
Q: Will there be an injury system?
A: Yes. Character
Q: Will there be classes? (shaman, berzerker, etc)
Q: What will be lost upon a characters death?
A: Currently all items held by the player are lost at death including foliage items and expertise.
Q: Will there be female characters?
A: It's a possibility.
Q: What is "Hunt"?
A: "Hunt" is no longer a game mechanic. I'm keeping this question here because "Hunt" is discussed in the forums elsewhere.
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: What is "Expertise"?
A: Expertise is a measure of how long your hunter has been alive. It ticks up passively for surviving but is also rewarded for salvaging dinosaurs. In order to tame a dinosaur you'll need a specific amount of expertise depending on the dinosaur you are trying to tame.
Q: Will players be able to customize their character?
A: Yes. As you run around the island you'll find foliage and other things on the ground. These things can be picked up and added to your hunter and manipulated in 3D Space allowing you to customize your own outfit. Each piece of foliage adds to your ability to hide/be stealthy.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?
Q: Will players be able to get food from bushes, trees etc?
A: You can harvest berries from berry bushes. Miscellaneous
Q: Will the game be Free-To-Play?
Q: Will the game have a monthly subscription?
Q: Where can I find all of the latest The Stomping Land
A: 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
We'll begin gameplay streaming in April over on twitch
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?
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: Will the game be Mac/Linux Supported?
A: Not at release. Possibly post-release. But there are no plans currently
Q: Will this game come to PS3/PS4/XBOX/XBONE?
A: There are no plans for a console release.
Q: When's the next game play update?
A: When it's ready. ^_^