After dev goes silent, sales halted for Early Access dino game
Indie developer Supercrit's dinosaur-infested survival game The Stomping Land
seems to have been removed from sale on Steam's Early Access service after going without a significant update for months.
The game still has a Steam Store page, but there is currently no way to purchase a copy and it is unclear why sales have been halted.
This is notable because it's the first time we've seen the game -- which was successfully Kickstarted to the tune of $114,000 last June and launched on Early Access in May -- functionally delisted from Steam, suggesting that something may have gone seriously awry during development.
The developer hasn't said anything publicly about the change, or indeed about the game at all in the past few months, except to issue a statement to Kotaku
that the Unreal Engine 3 game was still in development and was being rebuilt to utilize Unreal Engine 4.
Developer Alex Fundora has gone silent for long periods in the past, which has driven some of his customers to launch a Change.org petition
for a refund in light of their belief that Supercrit has scammed and abandoned its community.
If Fundora does decide to abandon development, he won't be alone -- the alpha-funded city-building game Towns
was abandoned by its devs back in May, though you can still buy it through Steam.
Gamasutra has reached out to Fundora and Valve for more information, and we'll update with any meaningful response.