LOS ANGELES – Feb. 7, 2018 – Publisher and developer Snail Games is proud to announce that the exhilarating VR multiplayer adventure ARK Park – based on Studio Wildcard’s survival classic ARK: Survival Evolved – will be released Thursday, March 22 during the Game Developers Conference.
ARK Park allows HTC Vive, PSVR, and Oculus Rift users to interact with the majestic creatures last seen in the popular action-adventure survival game ARK: Survival Evolved – fulfilling the dream of meeting living, breathing dinosaurs “face-to-face” through a series of exquisite VR-powered theme-park attractions. Voiceovers and subtitles will be in English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified).
Snail Games also announces that two editions will be available at launch: standard and deluxe. The latter includes extra outfits – along with an exclusive dinosaur mount!
The Greatest Show on Earth
Designed from the ground up as a stunningly realistic dinosaur theme park simulation, ARK Park allows players to freely traverse the grounds without any restrictions whatsoever. There’s no set plot or schedule to follow; you can choose how and where to go next at all times – exploring the prehistoric park at your own pace.
“ARK Park takes the world of ARK: Survival Evolved into a wonderful and haunting new direction. It embraces virtual reality while offering players the tight gameplay mechanics from its predecessor,” says Tianqi Wu, vice president of Snail Games. “We’re thrilled to deliver Snail Games’ first VR title to our fans in March – and we couldn’t be more pleased with the team’s hard work throughout the development of ARK Park.”
- Explore a variety of maps without a linear storyline.
- Collect eggs and incubate them to raise your own little dinosaurs.
- Find materials such as Dinosaur DNA and trade them to craft useful items and more powerful weapons.
- Defend the park and its vital technology from rampaging dinosaurs across 6 distinct levels!
- Revisit the dinosaurs from the popular title ARK: Survival Evolved.
Tour distinctive primal environments solo or with a group of friends. These excursions can be relaxing and challenging at the same time. Step into the tropical rainforests, snow-covered mountains, and expansive plains – along with the dinosaurs that call these habitats home!
Visitors may collect “Gene Cubes” from the many extinct creatures during excursions. However, collecting all of them can be challenging due to the reclusive habits of particular species. Determined visitors will need to use a combination of puzzle-solving, exploration, and careful resource management to bag the most prized animals. The gene cubes are necessary for unlocking blueprints, which can be used to craft tools, lures, items and weapons.
Incubate the eggs you collect and raise your own little dinosaurs. Gather food to keep them fed and watch them grow. You may also spray paint your dinosaur using the warpaint system from ARK: Survival Evolved. Nothing beats the feeling of going on dinosaur rides as your baby dinosaur grows into adulthood 🙂
In Story Mode, something goes wrong with the park’s Brainwave Device – resulting in herds of rampaging dinosaurs everywhere. You and your friends must defend the base (and other humans) with custom-made weaponry – including a selection of melee and ranged weapons, along with other highly-effective combat items. Swords, spears, pistols, scatterguns, and grenades will be available at launch.
Excursions are much easier to complete when players can brainstorm and search for secrets together. More difficult Hunting Maps require close collaboration and teamwork for best results!
ARK Park will be available on Steam VR/HTC Vive, PSVR, and Oculus Rift on Thursday, March 22.
About Snail Games
Snail Games has been a pioneer in the digital technology and entertainment industry since it was founded in 2000. The company has developed and published more than 50 digital products – providing entertainment to 85 million users in over 100 countries and regions. In addition to desktop and console titles, Snail Games has recently expanded its scope to include mobile and VR releases and continues to innovate in the areas of software, hardware, and telecommunications. To learn more about Snail Games and ARK Park, please visit http://www.snail.com/en and http:/www.arkparkvr.com.
Sean Earley is the Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He is the Director of New Biz Development and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & consultant. He loves guitars, VR and coffee.