There has been no word from the game’s creators on why The Stomping Land was pulled from the Steam service.
You may remember a neat little Kickstarter for a dinosaur survival game called The Stomping Lands that raised over $110,000 last year. Everything seemed to be going well, with its creator, Alex “Jig” Fundora, releasing an early-access version of the game on Steam, and providing fairly consistent updates. However, Fundora has fallen silent for quite some time now, and to make matters worse, Steam has quietly pulled the early-access title from its store.
Of course, if you already own the game, you won’t lose it, but its no-longer available for purchase, and we can assume will no longer be updated by its developer. SuperCrit, the developer behind the project, appears to have all but abandoned ship, as we haven’t heard anything from it, and its website appears to be a mere broken shell.
The last we heard from Fundora himself about the game was back in August, where he told Kotaku that The Stomping Land was still in development, despite a lack of communication and updates, and was transitioning to a new game engine.
“The game is being moved to Unreal Engine 4 to take advantage of technical and creative opportunities,” Fundora said, adding that the transition “has put a bit of more work on my plate.”
Fundora has also been quoted as saying he was going through some “personal issues” that have impacted the project’s development.
We’ve reached out to Valve, Fundora and SuperCrit for comment, and will update when we’ve figured out exactly what’s going on.