Ark: Survival Evolved, The Dinosaur Survival Game

Ark: Survival Evolved, The Dinosaur Survival Game

Ark: Survival. The Dinosaur Survival Game

Ark: Survival Evolved, The Dinosaur Survival Game


While the early access survival games are a dime a dozen these days ther is something about this one that has caught my interest, that thing is dinosaurs, and well made ones at that.  

This game is called ARK: Survival Evolved and it is where the developer, Studio Wildcard, says "your open-world dinosaur survival fantasy [will]  finally comes to life". The game will be releasing next June, but will be available on Steam Early Access next month.



"We here at Studio Wildcard love games -- many of us have been making them all of our lives, and don’t know anything else. Others are simply engrossed with passion for creating a living, breathing world filled with the prehistoric creatures of our dreams and nightmares. Together we are a veteran team of artists, engineers, and designers who have dedicated our minds, bodies, and souls to one singular proposition: bringing those fantasies to your home entertainment system in one of the most ambitious hardcore large-scale survival experiences ever devised.

Early Access is going to give us the chance to share that dream, share that passion and the drive towards these goals with those of you who want the same thing. We’re not shy about this -- all of us are giving 200% to this project, but there is so much knowledge, passion, insight, and skill in the wider gaming community that we want your help to design ARK to be as amazing and addictive as it can possibly be. We’re here to listen, and we’re here to grow this game, with you.

The next 3.5 weeks to Early Access release will continue to be tireless development for us, but we’re also going to be here reading what you have to say, letting you know what’s going on with our side of the project, and polishing every single system we possibly can to make sure when this hits Early Access, it’s already everything that we’ve described on our Steam page. As we move into Early Access, we can further focus on polish, enhancement, and even more content to flesh out and expand the primeval world of ARK until it’s the most fantastic place you’ve ever explored, so much so that you’ll never want to leave -- assuming you’re powerful enough to get out alive in the first place!"


Ark: Survival. The Dinosaur Survival Game  

While many of you can see from the game's trailer this game does look rather polished for a game which is still in development, with the developer claiming that the game has all the features that are detailed in the game's early access page. If what WildCard Studio's claims are true, this will make this game one of the most complete early access games yet, apart from Killing Floor 2 perhaps. 

The game is planned to have full VR support, DirectX 12 support, more building and crafting options and larger more diverse world's featuring even more different, extinct, creatures, many of which will be mountable with a variety of saddles and armor-sets. 

The game will also feature full modding support, using the Steam Workshop and with a customized Unreal 4 Editor. Players will also be able to build and host their own custom or stock game servers.


"You can play single-player local games, and bring your character and items between unofficial player-hosted servers, back and forth from singleplayer to multiplayer. Mod the game, with full Steam Workshop support and customized Unreal Engine 4 editor. See how we built our ARK using our maps and assets as an example. Host your own server and configure your ARK precisely to your liking. We want to see what you create! "


Wildcard is a new company who has  claimed to be staffed by "veteran" developers, though without a list of developer names or prior works it is unclear what games the team worked on previously. The game and the team behind it team have been inspired by many popular dinosaur movies like The Land Before Time, Dinotopia, and Jurassic Park.

The ambitions of the team are vast, thought right now it remains to be seen if this ambitious game will turn out to be rubbish or the gem that Steam's Early Access Program has been looking for.


You can join the discussion on Ark: Survival Evolved on the OC3D Forums. 




Ark: Survival Evolved, a Gem of Steam Early Access game or another drop in the Survival ocean? http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/gpu_displays/ark_survival_evolved_the_dinosaur_survival_game/1

Posted by OC3D on Monday, 11 May 2015
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Most Recent Comments

12-05-2015, 08:05:13

Ok, so i have applied for closed beta testing as i will more than likely get the game anywayQuote

12-05-2015, 08:16:09

Not another one. I'm pretty sure this is becoming the next big multiplayer 'thing', like zombie open world survival.Quote

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