A dinosaur and dragon survival game coming to Steam? Oh my!

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I’m gonna eat you first, you stupid T-Rex!

I’ve personally loved dinosaurs since I was a little kid. In fact when I was the movie Jurassic Park back in the early 1990s, my childhood love for them re-exploded. It’s now 2015 and video games based on dinosaurs haven’t been super popular. However with this upcoming release to steam, let’s hope the public opinion changes.

What I’m talking about is the game called ARK: Survival Evolved. Yes, it’s another survival game, however it’s boasting to be better than the past failures [cough] Stomping Lands [cough], and it’s already gaining a lot of traction. On their Steam page they posted this description:

As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing & starving on a mysterious island, you must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops, & build shelters to survive. Use skill and cunning to kill or tame & ride the Dinosaurs & primeval creatures roaming the land, & team up with hundreds of players or play locally!

I’ve played other survival games like The Forest and I’m curious as to how surviving in a harsh terrain where dinosaurs rule is going to play out. The good thing is that the game will be in early access for the next year so that people can play and help work out the kinks as the game constantly develops. A year for early access is quite some time, but at least the developers address why.

ARK is a huge game, in terms of geographical space, scope of content, features, technology, and just about every other metric. We’re a veteran team with some major hits behind our leads, and much of the core challenge is already met, but this is still an ambitious one for us. We want the player community’s help to ‘evolve’ ARK into the dinosaur world game that we’ve been dreaming about since the days we played with plastic green T-Rex toys during elementary school recess, since we shed a tear to ‘The Land Before Time’, since we wistfully imagined the towering cities of ‘Dinotopia’, and since we nearly choked on our popcorn to the thrills of ‘Jurassic Park’. We love games, and holy smokes do we ever love dinos (along with all sorts of other extinct creatures/natural sciences), and through interaction and iteration with the ARK’s community, we think we have the best shot at creating the be-all, end-all long-term prehistoric universe that we want to live and thrive in. We have a great start, and with your valued input and contributions, we will take it all the way together!

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Dragons vs. Dinosaurs! Round 1…FIGHT!!

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Also just to add to this, there’s dragons in the world as well. Why dragons? Well why the f-k not? Ever wonder what a fight between a dragon and a Tyrannosaur would be like? Then you don’t need to look further because it’s in the game! With movies like Jurassic World about to be released in the next couple of months, I bet this game will gain even further traction during development.

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Your new name is going to be, Stego-sore ass! Come here!

Source: ARK: Survival Evolved

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