After an 8-year absence, the developer of The Stomping Land has returned. The game has been receiving updates since then, but it still hasn’t returned for sale on Steam.
In the world of video games, 8 years is almost like an eternity. The developer going by the handle “Jig” has just decided to return to Steam after such a period of complete silence. In the discussion tab of his seemingly forgotten game, The Stomping Land, he informed about resuming work on the game.
This January, the developer returned to the dedicated forum of The Stomping Land on Steam. In addition to announcing that the game has no official social media, he also posted the following message.
There is no store tab, but you can play
Seemingly regular updates, but not really
Bearing in mind how Jig treated the game when it was made available as early access, it will be better to approach this year’s announcement with a lot of caution – especially since the game still doesn’t have a tab on Steam.
Since the announcement of the start of work on a new version of the game, Jig has been updating us, more or less, every week about changes introduced to the game.
The latest update may be of particular interest to players following the fortunes of this virtually forgotten game. In a post published on April 14, Jig informs that the game engine has been updated to Unreal Engine 5.
It is worth mentioning that 8 years ago the work was stopped specifically because of the engine. At that time Jig claimed that the lack of updates for The Stomping Land was due to the title being moved to UE4.