A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Virtual Dinos to pet

Enjoy watching cute hand animated dinosaurs, inspired by 90's Tamagotchi, live directly on your desktop.

Watch your dinosaurs live

Watch your dinosaurs live their life : eat, sleep, die... Inside your windows desktop or inside a fullscreen environment.

Build your world

Watch your dinosaurs live their life : eat, sleep, die... Inside your windows desktop or inside a fullscreen environment.

Play while you are working

Desktop Dinosaurs can be played directly on you desktop computer. So you can use your computer and watch your dinosaurs at the same time. It has been build to distract you less as possible.

Development progress 🦖

The game is in active development and it’s always evolving, adding more content and functionalities.

More environnement variety



New color sets

Steam Release






More player interactions

Dinosaurs interactions


Buy Now$4.45 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.45 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Desktop Dinosaur - v1.3 - Windows x86_64.zip 29 MB
Desktop Dinosaurs - v1.3 - Windows x86.zip 26 MB
Desktop Dinosaurs - v1.3 - Mac OSX.zip 38 MB
Desktop Dinosaurs - v1.3 - Linux x86_64.zip 45 MB
Windows - x86 1.2.2.zip 30 MB
Windows - x64 1.2.2.zip 33 MB

Development log


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I can't exit out of the window when playing and the only way to exit the window is to completely shut down and refresh my computer. I'm using macOS.

I bought this for a friend on Windows x32, who use a Dual Monitor Setup; unfortunately they can't use the Overlay, as it makes their screen black. Is their a known issue around this or anything I can have them try?

Hello TheBonePope,

I’m sorry to ear your friend encounter this type of issue. I haven’t heard this type of bugs until today, even with dual screen setups. Do you know if the 2 are black or just one ?

Hi, is there a way I can get the wallpaper you used in the trailer? Love the game


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Hello Goose, I’m really pleased you love the game :)

Here you can find the wallpaper pattern from the trailer :

Hi, support linux for desktop is planned ? Thank's

up ?

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Hello Gadetroch, sorry for late response, I was in holidays. No Linux is planes for now, sorry :/

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How long does it takes to hacthed an egg ??
it's been several hours since i bought a new one

ah, and a feedback, i cant use scroll and sometimes cant click on my screen while the app running, its looks like the inventory/store blocked the screen even if its already been minimize

Hello Trayand,

Sorry for late response, I was in holidays.

Eggs tale 1h to hatch, except for the first one which hatch in 10min.

Some had a bug with egg hatching. I fixe à lot of thing in next update, including add a hatch Time display.

Next update will ne release in september.


Hello, thanks for the reply
i have a question about happiness meter, is there anything that can we do to increase the meter ?


could you make a windowed mode?

it appears that the game cannot handle my screen resolution appropriately.

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Hello Tarcax,

I think we can do this, but it probably only available for fullscreen mode.

Nevertheless, can you tell what resolution do you have ?


screen1 = 1920x1080 <- this is the one i tried playing the game on.
screen2 = 1280x1024 <- generally used only for my browser.
screen3 = 1600x1200 <- screen used for terminals only.
screen4 = 1920x1080 <- this screen is for my system monitor only.

it appears that when i changed over my graphics card drivers to fix a different issue entirely that this one seems to be resolved?


absolutely fantastic I love this!! the only problem I am having is that when running the game I am unable to click where the game menu would be on my screen while interacting with other apps but. small price to pay for desktop dinosaur

Thanks for your support, I will check for the click trough game menu issue.

So cute! I've been playing for an hour and haven't had any bugs so far. It took me a minute to figure out how to feed my T-Rex I got in the beginning. I actually bought a stegosaurus egg, named it "meat," and then waited for it to hatch so my T-Rex could eat him. Thank goodness that's not how that game works XD. I was looking around the UI in a panic for how to feed him as his hunger bar went down, so I think that could be more clear. I'm really looking forward to future updates!

Thanks for your feedbacks, I will try to improve player unboarding in further updates.

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I Bought it,how can i enter the game? I tried for 10 or 15 minutes but i couldnt play,i really need help (im at a Samsung tablet) if i couldnt use it could i get a refund somehow?

Hello, in fact the game isn’t available on android or IOS. To get a refund you need to contact itchio support, all is explained here.

Oh okay thanks

hello i just bought this and everytime i open the application it says this

Hello, sorry to ear that, some people had the same issue but when they use the itchio app it fixe the issue.

The game oddly doesn't work on Mac, not sure why though because it wasn't updated long ago, it just says it is damaged.

Nevermind! realised i had to open it on the itch.io app!

Does this game have a discord?

Hello Amayapuppy, there is no discord at the moment. If one day a discord is create you will received an email with the acces.

Hello! How long should it take for the eggs to hatch? I've had mine for a few hours.

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Hello Slemhosta, the first egg should hatch after 10min. Other eggs should hatch after 1 hour. If it take more time, it’s a bug. Try to sell it and rebuy it, sorry.

Ok thank you! Lovely game!

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HI! Love the game! With the new update I am experiencing some small problems. 

1) Gaining coins sometimes freezes so I don't earn new coins. I uninstalled and then reinstalled and that seemed to fix it. 

2) Dinosaurs are not on top of the taskbar, they are blocking it (reinstalling or switching for full mode, changing taskbar settings doesn't fix).

 3) when I updated to v1.3, all my coins were erased, along with all the decorations and food I had already bought, but my dinoasaurs stayed.

I am patient, so please don't stress about doing another update for bug fixes, take your time. Focusing on your baby and family is much more important <3

Hello the mexican ninja,

Thanks a lot for your complete feedbacks!

I’m glad you like the game and thank you for your patience and your kind words :)

sorry I cant purchase this,

I would gladly support this if it had linux support

A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux <-- Says that at the top of the window.



Hello! If I buy this now pre-steam release will i be able to play on steam later (via steam key), or should I wait?

Sorry for the very late response, you won’t get steam key for free for buying the game on itch.io.

This was a limited offer for 2021 buyers sorry. But steam release is on the way this month :)

Hi. I am currently on Linux environment. My dinosaur is not eating plant or meat. It just laying down. Also Please add linux dekstop interaction instead of fullscreen.

oh my god this looks so promising!
If your team is ever looking for volunteers, please inform me because I'd love to help out with the making of the dinos! 


I really love this game, I'm super excited about new features coming up. I'm sort of sad to see there's a plant cap now but i love the t-rex addition.

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I just downloaded the newest version and have come across some problems. When I have it open on just the bottom of the screen the right side of my screen is inaccessible to me. I try to click on a different window but it acts like I have the game menu open. There are some items I can't and I also can't change which of my monitors it plays on. 

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Hello AshePendragon, thanks for rizing this issue, in fact in doesn’t happen all the time but I manage to reproduce, I’m working on fixing this.

Game positon

The time being, you can still proceed has follows to fix temporarily the issue :

  • unlock the windows bar by right clicking on the windows bar like this:

  • then change the size of the bar and change it back, like this:

Change screen

The configuration to change screen didn’t seems to work very well, I disable it for now. But windows let you it very easely by pressing: ⊞ Win + ⇧ Shift + → right arrow or ⊞ Win + ⇧ Shift + ← left arrow.

I hope it helps.

So after my dino hatched it was dead within around 15 minutes even when I bought food. Now I have to wait for a long time to get enough money to buy eggs.

Maybe not have them die so fast
Lower the egg cost to buy eggs faster OR give a free egg if you last dinosaur dies. Otherwise it's static pixel plant simulator. 


Hello, You’re right, the price will now depend of the number of Dinosaur ’ present. Thanks for your feedback.

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I love my lil dinosaurs, they keep me company and are super cute! Just an observation, the dinosaurs freeze and cannot move when launched from the itchio desktop app. Launching directly from the file location has no issues. Weird!


Is there an option to turn off dinosaurs dying? I really like the idea of cute dinosaurs on my desktop, but I like dinosaurs too much to see them die : o


Hello, nice idea I adding this to the next release.

Oh nice! 👍


Steam key if bought on here during sale?


Hello, yes it is, all buyers until end of 2021 will receive a steam key.

Many thanks! Bought! Can't wait to see on steam 👍

I'm enjoying it a lot so far! It's so cute and makes me so happy to see these little dudes hanging around the bottom of my screen. 

I have noticed an issue in Word (not sure if it's in other programs or not) when I try to click on something that would give a pop-out menu (clicking or right-clicking for a spelling suggestion, for instance) the menu frequently won't appear. Right-clicking in general is spotty in Word with Desktop Dinosuars running. Not sure if it's a known issue, but I wanted to mention it. It's a relatively small thing compared to how happy this program makes me. Thanks for making it!


Eagerly awaiting the Linux release! Is there a feathered dinosaur option planned or available?

What behaviors do the animals have so far?

The premise in itself offers potential, but I am not yet ready to buy, even for a small amount like $3, a mere sprite that will only walk around and do two or three other animations.


quick question, will the T-rex eat plants?

It will not, I will add meet to the game, but in futur update you will be able to make it evolve to eat plants :)

Quick question! Do each of the plant sizes give the same amount of food per coin spent on them, or are certain sizes a better "deal," giving you more food per coin?

Hello good question :) 

  • L size plants have a capacity of 1 500 food for 500 gold
  • M size plants have a capacity of 1 000 food for 300 gold
  • S size plants have a capacity of 500 food for 200 gold

So in fact it's a better deal to buy 1 L plant than 3 S plants.

I love the cute dinosaurs so much ♥ I bought it for my sister too. They all make my work day brighter. I'm excited to see the new features and dinos as they come in! Thank you for making this ♥


Hi! I bought this game for my girlfriend, and she has an issue with everything being pink as well, so, the textures do not appear. I've looked through the comments, and it seems that some people had experienced the same problem as well. Do you have a solution?

She has an Intel HD Graphics 3000, with the same driver version - - as the person in the comments, and is also running Win10 64-bit.

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Hello, I just put a version x86 and x64 of the current version of the game, using different version has resolve some problem for some people. Can you try it ?

Nevertheless in the new version shaders used to render Dinosaurs has been changed, it may be corrected.

Hi! Thank you for your reply. The x86 version seems to have fixed the issue. Thank you so much!

if i buy this now can i get the mac os version in December later?

Yes, absolutly. You will access all new versions and updates for free.

hey i was wondering if this zip file is working on mac

Hello, the mac version isn't available for now. The current version works only on Windows.

But MacOs version will arrive in december.

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hello love this so much.
question: i have 2 screens  but i cant change the screen de button doesnt work for me.

Thanks for the kind words :)

You're not the first to raised this issue, I will try to resolve this.


Spent a lot of time making them a nice home. My Son likes to sit at my desktop and watch them. He's excited for the updates so he can have a Tyrannosaurus.


I'm so happy to ear this :3. How old is your son ? Mine is 3 and he inspire me a lot when I was doing the design of the dinosaurs.

You can tell him I work hard to release the update at the end of year.


He's 3 but he'll be turning 4 in February. I accidentally left it on and killed them all but I just left it on in the background to earn some coins, so we now have quite a lot of dinosaurs with a really cool home with lots of scenery pieces. I've been overlaying them to get different looks. Really love this thing.

Anyone know the max number of dinos you can keep alive at the same time(with minimal care)? 


Do you plan to support X.org or Wayland?


Hello Victor, sorry it's not planed for now, but linux support will come.

Hi, I was waiting for the Steam release to buy this game, and when I added it to my wishlist it said the release was sometime in July, but checking on it now it no longer has a release date. Is a Steam release still planned?


Hello DragonFilms, first of all thank you for your interest :)

I had to delay the steam release because I can't launch the game as early access because is already out here, on itch.io. So the game should be fairly complete before the release to Steam.

Now that said, I'm currently developing the next big release, should be finished in the next weeks and then release on itch.io. For the steam release, the date has been set to December 31th, because Steam need to verify the game first, which could take few weeks.

I will soon write a newsletter on the itch page, to explain all of this and the content of the new release.

Sorry for the delay, I do my best to release the best game as soon as possible.

Any chance at getting a steam key for buyers on here once it launches on steam?

Yes please!!

To apologies for the steam release delay, I will extend the steam key gift for all itch.io buyers in 2021. All will be explain in a upcoming news post.

I know my issue may have an extremely easy fix, but I can't figure out how to interact with my dinosaurs

Hello, for now you can't really interact with your dinosaurs. You click on them to display informations, feed them by placing plants but you can't interact (play,pet...) in the current state of the game.

I hope it helps.

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