We're making DINO RUN 2!


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We're making DINO RUN 2!

View the ROADMAP to get more info on each milestone, read the TLDR if you just want the essentials, or scroll down for all the campaign details.


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Here is what happens next:

  • You will receive an email confirmation with links to claim your digital rewards.
  • Your transaction number is what will get you access to the Dino Run 2 development stream and goodies - save it! We have a copy of it on our end as well, just in case.
  • If you qualify for physical rewards, we'll contact you soon about those.
  • EMAIL US with any questions: contact@pixeljam.com

    Help us spread the word about this campaign:

    Seed Funder Reward Tiers:


    A note about "in-game credit": The core features (playable dinos + eras) of Dino Run 2 will be free, and the game will have extensive cosmetic upgrades for purchase, as well as "in-game-crowdfunding". It will NOT feature pay-to-win or lootboxes. In-game credit can be used to buy/unlock things within the game.

    If you contribute before we launch the game, you will be a SEED FUNDER, and will get 2X your contribution to the campaign as in-game credit. There will also be other rewards (customization unlocks + multiplayer name treatments) in the game tied to each tier, but we don't know exactly what those will be yet...


    $5: Half Raptor

    This gets you access to early deliverables while we are making the game, including design docs, prototypes, alphas, betas, etc.

    You also get 1 Steam key for our original game DINO RUN DX.

    As a Seed Funder, you will get 2X your contribution ($10) as in-game credit to use in the final game. You can always contribute more money later (using the same email address), and that will bump you up into higher tiers.

    $10: The Full Stego

    You get everything we create in the entire development process, and you also get $20 worth of in-game credit .. You also get 2 Steam keys for Dino Run DX.

    $15: Insider

    All above rewards, $30 worth of in-game credit, and access to the funders-only channels of our Discord server, where we spill even more beans about process and progress.

    Also includes 2 Dino Run DX Steam Keys and your choice of a single older Pixeljam game (see the list below).

    $25: Digital Treats

    All above rewards, $50 worth of in-game credit, plus access to our TREATS COLLECTION, an ever-growing directory of Pixeljam-related digital goodies including prototypes, unfinished or rare games, bonus soundtracks and more. Click here for a preview of the current treats. New ones are added about once a month.

    $30: Pixeljam Collection

    This tier gets you all above rewards, $60 worth of in-game credit, and every game we've made so far and their soundtracks if available:

  • Potatoman Seeks The Troof + OST
  • Glorkian Warrior + OST
  • Last Horizon + OST
  • Dino Run DX + OST
  • Gamma Bros
  • Snowball
  • Cheap Golf

    $60: Get Physical

    All above rewards, $120 worth of in-game credit, and a high quality Dino Run T-Shirt. This is the real deal made with thick ink, screen-printed by real human hands, like your dad used to wear. This also includes free shipping to anywhere in the world. See the style choices here, and see the color choices here.

    $100: Small Land Tract

    Design a small "land tract" to be used in the game. You can choose the type of terrain, a few features (like "steep drop", "big hill" or "pond / oasis"), a small stationary dino to inhabit it, and even a little stone with your initials or symbol on it to show the world it's yours! You'll also get a wallpaper / background version for your own use. Also, $200 worth of in-game credit.

    $250: Large Land Tract

    $500 worth of in-game credit, and a much larger version of the land tract reward. Choose the type of terrain, a few land features and a large stationary dino of your choosing (or a few small ones), and a little stone with your initials or symbol on it. You will also receive a wallpaper / background version of it.

    Example of a large land tract




  • TLDR

    Here are the most important things to know about this campaign:

  • We'll be working on Dino Run 2 for a very long time.

  • You can support the ongoing development by becoming a FUNDER.

  • Funders get rewards listed above, and in-game rewards as they are available.

  • We are going to release Dino Run 2 in many stages. The first stage is called STEGOBALL.

  • We will be updating and evolving Stegoball until it becomes Dino Run 2.

  • Stegoball / Dino Run 2 will be FREE, and everyone will be able to access all of the playable dinos and eras without paying. Most of the customizations will also be available if you play enough.

  • IN-GAME-CROWDFUNDING (IAC) will support the ongoing development of the game. Funders will get access to in-game credit to use towards customization unlocks and other perks, some of which will be exclusive to funders.

  • All contributions in and out of the game (like on this site) are CUMULATIVE. As you contribute more, you gain more reward tiers and goodies.

  • Questions? Contact us.

    About Dino Run 2



    -A WORTHY SEQUEL TO THE CLASSIC PREHISTORIC RACING GAME-

    Dino Run 2 is a hyper-evolved pixel-art single and multiplayer platformer with procedurally generated terrain, multiple dino types to play as with different strengths and skills, tons of character customization, and most importantly an unstoppable doom wall that's constantly on your tail.



    The inner workings of a typical level - click to view larger

    It's the sequel to Dino Run, which we made 10 years ago and is still going strong today.

    This is a massive endeavor, easily the biggest project we've ever taken on. Big projects are very risky and very hard to make estimates for. So instead of doing an all-or-nothing campaign, we're taking it little by little, creating the game in small milestones, and delivering what we make to everyone that funds it... experiments, prototypes, concept art, dino animations, music, YOU GET IT ALL. And if the stars are aligned, we'll make it to the very end, to the ultimate goal - a game we will be proud to call DINO RUN 2.

    FAQ

    Q: So are you raising money for the full game?

    A:

    Not yet. This current campaign is to fund and deliver the initial stages of game development - the exciting part where we discover how the game will work, look, sound and feel. Whatever we produce, funders will get: concept art, music, animations, physics tests, playable prototypes and alphas. Right now our current alpha is called STEGOBALL:




    ...and you can play this right now by becoming a funder. Stegoball will continue to evolve until it becomes a single playable level of Dino Run 2, and then we'll just keep going from there. We're also raising money to create the in-game funding system that will take us all the way to the end, which is explained below:

    Q: So the final game will be FREE? Free-to-play is gross.

    A:

    We know. Our goal is nothing short of re-inventing the F2P model, by introducing the concept of In-Game-Crowdfunding. Here are the basics:

    1) On this site, people are currently contributing money towards the development of the game according to the current reward tiers. They are getting mostly out-of-game perks & rewards, since we don't have much of a game yet.

    2) When Dino Run 2 is far enough along to warrant it, we will put all these existing funding tiers (and more) inside the game, and people will fund its development from within the game itself.

    3) You will not be paying real money for extra content like playable dinos, new eras, temporary boosts, lootboxes or anything else that is typical F2P. Rather, you will get special in-game perks like multiplayer prestige (high rank + name treatments visible to all other players), and credit to spend on extensive customization unlocks like hats, skins, colors, species variations, special effects, etc.

    4) Nothing is consumable, nothing is temporary. As you contribute more (in-game, or out-of-game on this site), the game will remember your total contribution and you will slowly gain more and more reward tiers and goodies within the game.

    This funding model keeps the core features of the game free, which is important for a robust multiplayer experience and onboarding new players (and eventual funders), but also supports the development long term. As long as people are playing and supporting it, we will be improving and expanding it.

    Q: Why aren't you using an established crowdfunding platform?

    A:

    We are! We are covering all the bases: you can support our Patreon campaign right now, and earlier in 2018 we wrapped up a round of funding on Kickstarter. The funds from those 2 campaigns are rolled into this one. We maintain and update all the various ways of funding and promoting, but this one is the headquarters for our main operation.





    Q: What's with the roadmap?

    A:

    This is the heart of our campaign, and we encourage everyone to click on it to explore the full-screen version. From here you'll be able to see exactly what we are targeting with each funding goal. If you click on Progress Report, you'll get a more detailed task list that details how we intend to achieve that goal.

    Q: Is this all-or-nothing? What happens when I contribute money?

    A:

    This campaign is NOT all-or-nothing. All contributions made through this site will be immediately charged / debited and you will instantly receive any rewards you qualify for, in addtion to access to the process of making Dino Run 2 and any deliverables it creates.





    Q: I'd like to contribute now, and then more later if things are going well. What happens when I fund it more than once?

    A:

    As long as you enter the same email address for both contributions, they will be totalled under a single "funder" and your rewards will aggregate as well. For example if you contribute 10 now and 20 later, you will receive the 30 dollar tier if you use the same email address for both.

    Q: I don't have the means to contribute money, can I help?

    A:

    Of course! Sign up for Street Team membership and you will receive email updates with action items to help us promote this project to the world.

    Q: What happens if you raise more than 75K?

    A:

    We will add more milestones, all the way up to the full final game. We will also carry over this campaign to inside the game, as described above.

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