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Jun 11, 2008 | 5:13 PM EDT
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Whats up Dinos...
Here's the latest from Pixeljam. We hope the NG crowd enjoys it.

MULTIPLAYER mode is at run. Race your friends!
If you donate any amount to pixeljam, you get 50+ hats/helmets for your dino + many new colors, which show up in Multiplayer as well:

If the game looks weird or wont show a link, try the pop-up version.
INTEL MAC USERS: use Safari. Firefox will not play this game well.

All the basics can be found in HOW TO PLAY, but here are some pointers anyway:

Escape the pyroclastic wall of doom and find your dino sanctuary!
AWSD or Arrow keys move the dino. Or use a combo of both.
SHIFT key gives you a speed boost, which recharges every 20 seconds or so.
Press down while jumping for an air attack. Useful for many things.
You must duck to eat things on the ground.

The game can be played in CHALLENGE or SPEEDRUN mode. It defaults to challenge, which is a collection of 7 levels. Speedruns can be unlocked and chosen in the OPTIONS screen. You need Bones to unlock speedruns (and buy goodies). You get bones by eating critters and reaching milestones.

Earn DNA by collecting eggs and eating critters. Use your DNA to upgrade your dino.
The game auto-saves. You have 3 slots open for different dinos.

The game is DEEP so EXPLORE and have fun!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

You gotta love this game

This game rocks! The fear of the Pyroclasmic annihalation speeding up behind you, the annoying stegosaurs that get in your way and the simplicity of the graphics made this game enjoyable for me. :D

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great work!!

after beta testing the game itself and seeing this through its growing stages I love this game and you guys at pixeljam know this and I just want to say great job and keep going, I cant wait for your next beta, and mark, tell miles and and the rest of the team I said hi (Nathan "Pacosaur" Camacho)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Great game, kept me hooked for some time :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

The best game I have EVER played!

This is simply amazing!!! Even do it's just pixels the graphics look awesome!
I've played it nearly two hours and I still want to play more!!! Very original very creative and very (VERY) fun!!!!
I hope you make another game just like this!!! (Fav+)

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

The Game is Pretty Good

My Rating is 9/10 , because there have more work on it like:
1.When you enable sprint i think the dino have to get some colors around him!!
2.The upgrades have to be cheaper , because the DNA is collecting hard!!
3.It have to be a little longer like 10-15 stages.
But the game is pretty good,good job :) !!