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In 1987 I wrote the #1 computer game in America: Designasaurus. Now, I want to update the award-winning game in 3D for Windows!

Dinosaur Island is a Digital Terrarium

Dinosaur Island is a 3D computer simulation with herds of sauropods and ceratopsians, flocks of pteranodons, hunting packs of carnivores and authentic plants and trees from over 65 million years ago all controlled by the user. You can think of Dinosaur Island as a digital terrarium in which a balance between the species and their diets must be maintained or the ecosystem will collapse.

Brachiosaurus herd at night (3D CGI for Dinosaur Island by Ed Isenberg)
Brachiosaurus herd at night (3D CGI for Dinosaur Island by Ed Isenberg)

It is up to the user to determine how many and what kinds of dinosaurs and plants populate the island. Start off simple with just a few sauropods and some plants; but you better make sure that those big plant-eaters have the right food to eat. Did you know that many of the plants from the Jurassic were poisonous? You also need to make sure that there are some carnivores around to keep those sauropod herds in check; otherwise they will quickly outstrip their food supplies.

You must balance the ratio of carnivores to prey (3D CGI for Dinosaur Island by Ed Isenberg)
You must balance the ratio of carnivores to prey (3D CGI for Dinosaur Island by Ed Isenberg)

Dinosaur Island is an Adventure

Yes, Dinosaur Island is a bit like those famous movies because you can take ‘photographs’ of your dinosaurs, save them, post them and share them with your friends (you can even ‘name’ your dinosaurs, ‘tag’ them and track them throughout their lives). You will be able to ‘walk’ with the dinosaurs without being trampled under their giant feet. You will be able to follow along when a female T-Rex goes out to hunt without fear of becoming dinner for her family. You will be able to ‘garden’ by ‘planting’ vegetation where you like and watch the plants grow over time.

Pelecanimimus (3D CGI created for Dinosaur Island by José Antonio Peñas)
Pelecanimimus (3D CGI created for Dinosaur Island by José Antonio Peñas)

Dinosaur Island is Educational

Our reputation – both in our ‘serious games’ and our contracted simulations – is for historical accuracy. All of our computer games, serious games and simulations are meticulously researched. Dinosaur Island will also include an extensive hyperlinked interactive ‘booklet’ about the dinosaurs that live on Dinosaur Island, their habitat and the plants and vegetation that grow there. Designasaurus, the game that we created in 1987, was named Educational Game of the Year. We will exploit the computer environment that is now available (more memory and faster machines allow for 3D rendering) to make Dinosaur Island even more of an immersive educational experience.

Dinosaur Island is Fun

Playing with herds of dinosaurs is just good fun. You can ‘pick them up’ and move them around, plant crops for them to eat or you can even ‘get inside’ a dinosaur and control its actions. Regardless of your age, Dinosaur Island is guaranteed to be hours of fun.

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Why are we so confident that we will successfully complete Dinosaur Island? Because we've written over 25 computer games before (including two #1 games).

Writing a computer game isn't trivial. You need a specific skill set including programming and 3D artistry. We are experts in these fields.

Imagine, if you will, a Venn diagram: one circle contains the set of all the people that have had #1 computer games and the other circle contains the set of all the people that hold doctorates in computer science. The intersection of these two sets is exactly one person: Ezra Sidran, the author of Dinosaur Island.

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