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The gaming industry has experienced a recent boost of dinosaur-themed games. However--and don't hold this against me, this is just my personal opinion--the majority of them fall short of their potential. Crynosaurs will hopefully be different. Most dinosaur games are developed by people who don't really know what they're dealing with. For example, Primal Carnage is more Jurassic Park on steroids than anything else, and the Orion franchise doesn't have any respect for dinosaurs at all (their first independent title was "Dino Beatdown"--better keep the animal rights activists away from them!). Conversely, Project Crynosaurs is an upcoming dinosaur simulator to be set in the Hell Creek Formation 65-66 million years ago where players will be able to simulate the lives of prehistoric creatures. I trust the developers with this project, because they have several knowledgeable people on the team who actually care about and respect dinosaurs not as society views them, but as paleontology knows them. Project Crynosaurs is a healthy marriage of science and entertainment, and for once I have faith in an upcoming dinosaur game.

You can support Project Crynosaurs by liking their Facebook page and keeping updated as the project develops: www.facebook.com/crynosaurs

-Rick Charles
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AmericanRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if it would count, but there's one more called Stone Rage. I mentioned it because the devs intend to add Gastornis and Terror Birds instead of dinosaurs.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Gastornis and terror birds are dinosaurs, so... =P

I've heard of Stone Rage too, but I'm not familiar with anybody on that development team so I'm not quite as avid about it.
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AmericanRaptor Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, their Gastornis and Entelodont are a bit inaccurate truth be told. (Respectively, one looks more like a Dodo, and the other a warthog) But I got word that they're gonna make variant skins to acknowledge this situation.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, I'm excited!
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Hellraptor Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds great, hopefully it will be good.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Certainly looks cool enough. You get to play as the dinosaurs, did I hear that right?! :D
I would certainly play it if it's not another Halo with dinosaurs, playing as the dinosaurs would be a lot cooler for me than just going around killing them.
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed, Crynosaurs is set to be a realistic dinosaur simulator. So the only killing you'll be doing in the game is hunting for prey. ;)
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Or defending yourself, like Triceratops (and?) Torosaurus probably did regularly given the frequency of ceratopsian-inflicted wounds on theropods. Speaking of which their Triceratops model looks awesome; all it needs is the big mosaic scales on its back and the tile scales on its belly. Perhaps they will be part of the model's texturing. (But is it just me, or is the model too detailed for a video game?)
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DeinonychusEmpire Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure how video game modelling works, so I can't answer your question on that one, but the Triceratops model they are showcasing is actually still a WIP. They've been publishing regular updates on it since it was still an undefined blob of clay, and I reckon more updates are on their way in the next few days. There are a lot of well-versed paleo-enthusiasts on the team who know what they're dealing with, so I feel pretty safe saying that the dinosaurs of Crynosaurs will be accurate.
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tonystardreamer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Fighting with claws, teeth, or swords was has always been cooler than guns. At least for me.
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