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Dino D-Day beta and coming to Steam

Written by Michiel, 23 February 2011

The final weeks are at hand! The dinosaur invasion is upon us! Dino D-Day is just days away! Don't remember what it is? To sum it up quickly: Source engine, Dinosaurs, Nazis and World War II all together in this action packed multiplayer game. And you can get in the beta now!

The Dino D-Day beta will be available to download on Steam on March 1, 2011.  The full version of Dino D-Day will be available for purchase on Steam March 29, 2011.  Beta keys will be distributed in the coming days via a few different methods.  Those interested in taking part in the Beta should visit their website and follow the team on Facebook and Twitter to find out where to get Beta keys when they become available.  Only a limited number will be given out!

Dino D-Day…the only game that gives you Nazis AND Dinosaurs

Dino D-Day is a frantic, action-packed multiplayer game that transports you to a World War II that should have been.  You and your friends will battle online choosing to join either the Allies or the Axis team.  The Allied side includes six playable characters each with unique weapons and abilities to use in combat.  Gun down a Dilophosaur with your trusty M1 Garand, blast a kamikaze Pterosaur out of the sky with your Thompson sub-machine gun, toss out a dead jackrabbit to lure a Raptor into a trap.

As an Axis player you have your choice of three human classes and three dinosaur classes. You can ambush the Allied enemy using speed and stealth as the Raptor; mercilessly pound them with a heavy 20mm gun fixed to the back of the Desmatosuchus, rampage through tight groups of enemy soldiers as the Dilophosaur, pick up a body and throw it at an enemy for a double kill!  The German soldier classes are the perfect complement to their dinosaur comrades.

The Beta version of Dino D-Day includes all 12 classes, including the playable dinosaurs.  It ships with 1 map that is playable in both King-of-the-Hill mode as well as Team Deathmatch mode.

The full game will be released on March 29, 2011 and will be shipped with 5 maps and 3 Game modes.  We intend to give the Dino D-Day community excellent value for their money by continuing to service the game with new maps, new playable characters, and new game modes FOR FREE.

About the Developers

Dino D-Day is being developed and published by 800 North and Digital Ranch.  Digital Ranch was founded in 1994 by Robert Kirk and Rob Lihani and has produced multiple award-winning series for a variety of networks including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Tru TV, A&E, History, and Investigation Discovery.  800 North was founded in 2009 by Abe and Parker Scheuermann in partnership with Kirk and Lihani.  Abe, co-creator and game designer of Dino D-Day produced many hours of television for Digital Ranch before starting work on Dino D-Day – including the smash-hit air combat series “Dogfights” for the History Channel.

Dino D-Day represents one of the first (if not THE first) attempt by a television production company to create and publish an independent video game.

The future of Dino D-Day

We have plans in place to continue developing Dino D-Day and the Dino D-Day community after the game’s initial release.  We plan on developing an entire singleplayer/co-op campaign that we will ship around this time next year.  This will be more story-driven gameplay that will further develop the world of Dino D-Day and will even have interesting effects on the multiplayer experience!  In addition to that there will be regular updates of the multiplayer game and perhaps a few other surprises in store as well!

Mark your calenders:  March 1, 2011 the Dino D-Day Beta arrives!  And on March 29, 2011 the dinosaur invasion of Steam will begin!

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I like this mod, played an alpha version of this once and is very promising. The full game will be great!

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