Pixeljam’s Dino Run 2 Might Go Into Extinction After Failed Kickstarter Campaign

on December 8, 2013 2:29 PM

Not every Kickstarter campaign is a successful one, unfortunately Pixeljam’s retro-style platformer Dino Run 2, the sequel to Pixeljam Games’ side-scrolling extinction platformerDino Run did not reach its $175,000 goal in time. All 1,794 backers who contributed a total of $83,476 won’t be charged.

In an update from co-founder Miles Tillman, the developer explained that it’s unclear on whether or not the game will ever be made, citing that it,

depends on a few factors that are totally unknown right now. What we do know is that our beloved dinos will be waiting for perfect moment to re-appear from their sanctuary … how long that will take, or if it will happen at all, is anyone’s guess.

The game was planned for a December 2015 release on Linux, Mac, Ouya and PC with randomly generated levels, multiple dino characters to choose from and multiplayer options.

Whether the developers will try another funding avenue,

Maybe yes and maybe no. If it is, it will probably take a lot longer than it would if we got funded. We’ve been doing this for almost eight years though – we’ve learned the value of patience and careful planning. There are multiple ways to arrive at a goal.

While Dino Run 2 is a no-go for now Pixeljam has several games in the work, including a new version of Dino Run SE for Steam.

 /  Staff Writer
Former genius and a woman of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by her mystery, Dana Abercrombie has been playing video games since birth (yes birth...we did say "genius"). Despite her secret desire of wanting to give it all up to become a gorgeous billionaire, Dana is most passionate about video games and films often times getting in many heated debates resulting in being thrown out of many gatherings. Despite having a degree in English AND Journalism (multi-tasking FTW!) from the University at Albany-SUNY, she is currently interested in perusing a degree at Yale Law School, because one should never give up on a dream of becoming a gorgeous billionaire...and knowing how to sue someone as a result of those heated debates