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Jun 11, 2008 | 5:13 PM EDT
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  • Weekly 2nd Place June 18, 2008

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If you like this game, please take a second to visit /games/pixeljamgames/dino -run
(take out the spaces in that url)
and rate it. The dinos need your support! :)

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 1 / 5 stars

bug or something

I tried to start a new game and no matter what I typed in for the name of my dino, I click done and nothing happens, I press enter and nothing happens.. Not sure if it's just my end but I doubt it since everything else works on this site.


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

I'm confussed...

What is so entertaining about this game? All you do is run to the left...


Rated 0.5 / 5 stars


you should make where like after every level you could like make him bigger or make him go faster or something lie that

pixeljamgames responds:

he does get faster, and stronger, and he jumps higher... you need to collect DNA to upgrade. finding super eggs is the best way to do this.


Rated 0 / 5 stars


Cold really use some medals, I used to PWN at this game! How're you guys using that 5 bucks I sent you? I'm still using the same hat...