There have been many questions about the evolutionary provenance of the Gophers (LEVIGATIS NOVUS) in Go Home Dinosaurs. This was not something we took lightly, we didn’t just go “heh, gophers would be a funny thing to fight Dinos ‘cuz they’re little and furry and stuff.” NO WAY! We aimed to get this absolutely correct to the existing fossil record. We hired local self-proclaimed “old stuff scientist”, Dr. Erasmus Pudgycook, to give us a definitive look at the history of the time so we’d be able to really enlighten our audience and look wicked smart while we did it.
We invited him to the office for a quick summit on fossils, dinosaurs, mammals, complaints about a local restaurant, the evolutionary process, gopher picnics, and a really thorough examination of the itchy nature of pants. When he wrapped up it was several days later and we realized we had many hundreds of pages of notes which would drive our gameplay and narrative designs for the game.
Our artist, Jacques, was kind enough to distill several hours of Dr. Pudgycook’s thoughts on gopher evolution into an easy to follow picture that blows the very doors off the Halls of Science (literally, in fact… Dr. Pudgycook is no longer invited back to the Halls of Science due to his dangerous experiments with door removal). What we have now is a very accurate picture of how one fish who was sick of being made fun of climbed out of the prehistoric ocean and became the fun-loving, industrious, BBQ masters you play in Go Home Dinosaurs (EDITOR-coming March 14th, preorder now.) We also have provided a wallpaper version which is guaranteed to make your monitor 100% better looking!
We proudly present
THE GOPHORIGIN OF THE SPECIES!
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