Studio Wildcard’s survival multiplayer game Ark: Survival Evolved, was confirmed for release on Steam‘s early access program June 2nd, merely three weeks after the game’s announcement.
As a primer Ark: Survival Evolved is the spiritual successor to Alex Fundora’s The Stomping Land, a multiplayer survival game with dinosaurs, a game which was funded through Kickstarter. The Stomping Land, while it was impressive what work was done, was unfortunately never finished, and stirred up quite a controversy at the time, as most donors ended up demanding refunds, and noteably the game’s dino Modeler, Vlad Konstantinov, leaving the project due to the lack of actual progress on the game’s development and Alex Fundora ended up going dark after the game’s apparent cancellation.
While it seems there is no actual connection between Ark and The Stomping Land, Ark: Survival Evolved seems to be the same type of game, maybe with a few differences, such as adding more sci-fi technology as well as guns.
Ark also has other features like crafting items, harvesting food, building shelters to protect yourself from the volatile weather system, the ability to ride dino’s, and so on.
Overall the game so far seems impressive, of course, we’ll see how the Early Access version fares out.
Also as an added bonus, donors who were stomped on by The Stomping Land (ha) will, owners of TSL will automatically receive an in-game gift called the “Stomped Land Bling Shades” cosmetic accessory for their own personal T-Rex, and it looks like this.
Like I said earlier, the game will launch it’s Early Access next month (June) on the 2nd. The game will officially launch in early 2016 for the Playstation 4, the Xbox One, and Steam.
In the mean time, if you haven’t done so already, watch this trailer, and judge for yourself if this is a game you want to buy.