“Dino D-Day” just popped up on my video game radar. The game will be released in about two weeks on Steam and looks completely absurd. At first I thought this was an early April Fool’s Day joke but apparently the developer is quite serious about the game. The concept is simple: Mix dinosaurs, military artillery, and WWII-era personnel together into a multiplayer game. Here is the result:
No one said anything about this being a GOOD game. Don’t look for a deep title here. It is pretty clear that the game lacks the depth most gamers want in the video games they play and is clearly about tongue-in-cheek gameplay. In this case, spending $18 is more about the novelty of seeing and fighting dinosaurs that have weapons strapped to their backs, and less about actual gameplay, storyline/plot, and the quality of the graphics. There are also nine Steam Achievements for this game for those obsessed with achieving everything and nothing at the same time.
The player can also punch those pesky dinosaurs:
Which seems like something good to do to pass the time in a multiplayer video game. Then again, Dino Punching is traditionally viewed as a manly sporting event. So…have at it?
On a side-note, Dino D-Day appears to be the 70,000th item in the Steam store.