Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Though, to be honest, The Stomping Land was never really very mighty to begin with. It was only an Early Access title. Still, it involved dinosaurs, and they’re pretty huge, so I figure it’s okay to go this route.
The Stomping Land‘s life thus far has been… problematic. It hit Steam’s Early Access back on May 30, 2014, and then went months without any updates from SuperCrit. Which isn’t a good thing, since the game raised $114,000 on Kickstarter and backers like to see results. The first week of August 2014, Kotaku UK found out that the game is being moved to Unreal Engine 4.
Well, now there’s another new development. You can’t buy The Stomping Land on Steam. The product page is still there, but there’s no option to grab a copy.
However, we still don’t know why this option has disappeared. A number of people were very vocally complaining about the quality of the game and lack of updates from SuperCrit, so it could have been done by Steam. It also could have been removed by SuperCrit themselves, since the developer released a statement earlier discussing the move to Unreal Engine 4. Perhaps, despite its silence on Kickstarter, Steam, and its official website, SuperCrit has decided to take the high road and stop accepting money until it has an Unreal Engine 4 build available.
Whatever the reason, it might be smart to keep The Stomping Land in mind before you contribute to any crowdfunded game. This is a learning experience.