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  ARK at Gamescom! First-look at Upcoming Content!
Posted by: Bot - 09-09-2017, 02:07 PM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

ARK at Gamescom! First-look at Upcoming Content!

For those of you who missed us this morning on the Twitch at Gamescom livestream, we just premiered the official launch trailer for ARK: Survival Evolved! Watch it below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fIAPcVdZO8
The past two years have been one heck of a journey for all of us. Millions of ARK players worldwide have built gigantic bases, captured and trained armies of dinosaurs, crafted armories full of weapons and eaten billions of pounds of berries. With your help, we are days away from releasing the full ARK: Survival Evolved game to the world!

Come August 29th we'll be entering the next phase of our journey and exit early access. Players who have been with us throughout this early access program and were excited with the launch of each update have even more reason to be excited post-launch! ARK will continue to grow with new content at launch and beyond as we continue to have a behemoth amount of additional gameplay, creatures, and story elements in the works. The adventure has truly only just begun!



With every Explorer Note you've discovered on the Island a piece of the story has come along with it. Every artifact, every apex drops, every boss battle, it has all been leading up to this moment. Now it's time to understand the bigger picture and begin to discover why every Survivor wakes up on the beach with a diamond shaped implant in their arm.

Are you ready for what's in store? Will you be strong enough to take on the challenges ahead? Do you, your tribe, and your army have what it takes to reach Ascension? Only time will tell...



The launch trailer also features the first in-game footage for the two newest critters to the Island, the playful Otter and the fiery Phoenix.





This furry little Otter makes a cozy companion that can ride around on your shoulders and can help retrieve silica pearls for you!



The flaming Phoenix bursts into fire with the heat of the desert. Operating at impossible temperatures, this legendary flyer can cook resources just by holding them. Perhaps it could even be ridden, if somehow one could acquire gear fireproof enough to withstand the flames blazing across its feathers.



Lastly, we get our first look at the Tek Shield and Tek Sword in action! The sword is capable of a dash-charge attack and has armor piercing capability, while the shield can reflect incoming projectiles and bullets, and can completely stop splash damage!



ARK Live Original Soundtrack!

We are also very excited to announce that the pre-order for the live soundtrack recorded live at Abbey Road is now available!

Watch the behind-the-scenes teaser video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5PvU37RZA
Composed by Gareth Coker, the official soundtrack album will be released August 29th via digital and streaming outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works. The soundtrack is also included in the Collectors Edition of ARK.

You can pre-order the soundtrack right now! https://www.sumthing.com/p/ark/


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  Day One! Launch and More!
Posted by: Bot - 09-09-2017, 02:07 PM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Day One! Launch and More!



Today, ARK: Survival Evolved has made its transition from an Early Access title to a full Digital and Retail release. As a studio, we are incredibly excited about reaching this milestone.



It has been a challenging and emotional experience for everyone a part of the ARK world; we're overjoyed about finally being able to hold the complete ARK disc, and want to thank each one of you for joining us on this journey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW9vsrPWujI

ARK started out as a very ambitious project, in terms of scope of content, features, and the story. It was no secret that we were in for an adventure with what we were hoping to achieve alongside the community. It started out as a basic open-world survival game, with one ARK, one boss, about 30 creatures, and approximately a bazillion bugs give or take. It was hard to say where the game would lead us, regarding its story, and its development. Those of you who were with us for the Early Access launch had many questions about how the world came to be, why you were here, and where we were going. Today, you can begin to discover the answer to those questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fIAPcVdZO8

Over the past 26 months, the game has undergone massive improvements thanks to feedback from the community. We now launch with four ARKs - including the Norse & Scottish Highland-Inspired "Ragnarok" -, five bosses, over one hundred creatures to tame and encounter, the inclusion of the Primitive+ alternate game mode & Procedural ARKs, hundreds of mods, total User Interface overhauls, general performance enhancements, bug fixes, quality of life improvements, countless additional gameplay plus story elements, and... a toilet.



With the “1.0” release version, you can experience the full story of ARK: Survival Evolved! Can you make it to the heart of the ARK and discover the shocking secret that lies buried within? While it may seem strange for a survival game to have a “single player” mode with an “ending”, we’re happy that surviving the ARK provides a measure of closure should you seek it, while also pointing the way to what comes next.



Rest assured this complete version of the game will still be receiving regular updates, and this is not the end of the ARK saga, but only the beginning of the next phase, for great adventures and awe-inspiring new experiences are just around the corner…

It won't be long before we add two new members to our ever growing family of critters (with the Otter joining us today on PC, with the Phoenix and additional Tek Gear coming later this week!), as well as items, additional gameplay elements and more. ARK has only just scratched the surface, and there is a long future ahead, survivors everywhere will get to experience something out of this world.




Early Access hasn't been an easy or straightforward process; there is no established guidebook or instructions on how to take a game from early access, and into the full digital and physical retail release. You could say that we now understand why so few have done it. Wink



Having the community by our side, through thick and thin has been a key component to achieving this milestone. Sometimes we've made mistakes, and have had different opinions, but we truly appreciate each and every one of you. Your feedback, ideas, support, and passion through our Early Access journey have been vital to the development of the game and will continue to be invaluable to us. The community has undoubtedly influenced ARK for the better and contributed to its success and the landmark of reaching full digital and retail release.



We encourage everyone who has ever wanted to ride a T-Rex, soar across the skies on the back of a Pteranodon, fish from their boat as the evening sun fades over the horizon, or explore the deepest caverns to encounter terrifying extinct predators, to join us in the living, dynamic world that is ARK: Survival Evolved. Whether online or off, solo or in a large tribe, we think that everyone will find something special to discover on the ARK and make it their home.

Stay tuned for updates on the relaunch of our Official Server Network on our social media channels (@survivetheark), and watch this space over the course of this week for lots more exciting ARK news, hint hint!

See you there!




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  ARK: Aberration Expansion Pack!
Posted by: Bot - 09-09-2017, 02:07 PM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

ARK: Aberration Expansion Pack!

Hello Survivors!

Studio Wildcard is proud to announce ARK’s second expansion pack, “Aberration”!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9T_uPssVB4

http://store.steampowered.com/app/708770...sion_Pack/

Launching in October 2017 on Steam, in “ARK: Aberration” Survivors will find themselves waking up on a derelict, malfunctioning ARK with an elaborate underground biome system, where they will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures await within the mysterious depths. But beware the ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused humanoids which have evolved into vicious light-hating monstrosities! You’ll uncover the ultimate secrets of the ARKs, and discover what the future holds in store for those strong and clever enough to survive!



AN ARK GONE AWRY



Aberration places survivors on a damaged ARK: its internal atmosphere has leaked away, resulting in a harsh surface with intense radiation, and a plethora of lush biomes underground. With the maintenance systems of this ARK malfunctioning, the many hazards, creatures, and nature of the environment present a thrilling new world to explore and master.



TAME NEW CREATURES



The intense radiation of Aberration has led to incredible genetic mutations, resulting in new creatures with amazing abilities! Among others, clamber up walls & glide through the air on the back of a camouflaging chameleon-like ‘Rock Drake’, keep the dark at bay with a friendly ‘Lantern Pug’, grab and toss multiple creatures simultaneously with a massive ‘Cave Crustacean’, or -- if you are talented enough to tame one -- command the vile ‘Nameless Queen’ to impregnate your foes with a horrifying reproductive chest-burster!



CRAFT OVER 50 NEW ITEMS



New tools are on-hand to survive on the world of Aberration, while opening up many possibilities for new competitive and cooperative scenarios. Traverse the ARK using cave-climbing picks, gliding wingsuits, and ziplines. Learn advanced engrams to dominate the harsh environment, protect yourself with hazmat outfits, charge lanterns, explosive rounds, batteries, glowsticks, railguns and much more. Thrive by gathering new resources, using fishing baskets, gas collectors, fortify your home within the caverns using cliff structures, and much more!



CONQUER NEW CHALLENGES



Earthquakes, radiation exposure, gas leaks, and Element chambers are among the many hazards that survivors will learn to grapple with Aberration’s varied biomes, both aboveground and below the surface. But among the greatest challenges on this ruined ARK is the hierarchy of unrelenting Nameless, requiring constant vigilance & Charge Energy to defend against!



And in the deepest depths of Aberration, their terrifying -- yet somehow familiar -- master awaits… will YOU be among the survivors powerful enough to face him?



Season Pass

Aberration will be available as a standalone expansion pack ($19.99) and as part of the ARK Season Pass (or the ARK: Explorers Edition). Owners of ARK Season Pass / Explorers Edition will get exclusive in-game Aberration-themed cosmetic item skins, immediately on Steam and in the coming days on Xbox One and PlayStation 4!

The Aberration Helmet, formed from the damaged ARK's obsidian-like underground rock, creates an imposing presence for Survivors who wear it.



The Aberration Sword, forged from the Element Crystals that run within the deepest chambers of the ARK, emits a subtle glow to strike fear into your enemies.



PAX West!

This weekend Studio Wildcard will be joined by PAX Rex and its’ new gigantic friend at PAX West in Seattle. We invite you to join us in person at the Studio Wildcard Booth in North Hall at Booth 815 or on our Twitch channel to which we will be streaming throughout the weekend to celebrate ARK’s launch and have the WC devs discuss ARK with you in real-time! So if you’re at the event, come say hello, we’d love to meet you!

Keep up with all the latest PAX information at playark.com/pax2017/ and @survivetheark

There will be 2 photo opportunities with giant creatures from ARK: Survival Evolved, including a full-size T-Rex and full-size Raptor, both rideable, as well as meet the real-life ARK actors behind Survivor’s Bob and Jane from the Live Action ARK Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U8Hbs0f0Ek
Remember to tweet us out your pictures and experiences at the ARK Booth including @SurvivetheARK and #PAXREX for a chance to win some ARK Swag!


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  Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????
Posted by: Bot - 09-09-2017, 02:07 PM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ???????



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What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what creature it is?

PAX West & Launch Round Up!



Thank you to each and every one of you who participated in the launch for ARK & our PAX show! We love you all and are so grateful no matter how you show your support, whether you came to the booth and took pictures with our Raptor and Rex, tamed your first dino, ploughed through a cave, tuned into the live streams, or shared your thoughts on social media! For those of you who missed our news beats, let's do a quick catch up. 

ARK: Aberration Expansion Pack!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9T_uPssVB4
Survivors will find themselves waking up on a derelict, malfunctioning ARK with an elaborate underground biome system, where they will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures await within the mysterious depths. But beware the ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused humanoids which have evolved into vicious light-hating monstrosities! You’ll uncover the ultimate secrets of the ARKs, and discover what the future holds in store for those strong and clever enough to survive!

For the full announcement revealing way more information and screenshots, check out this page:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/346110/a...7714195015

ARK Live Action Trailer by PIXOMONDO!

For the launch of ARK: Survival Evolved, our partners Snail Games have teamed up with the award-winning PIXOMONDO team!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U8Hbs0f0Ek
Executive Producer Mandie Briney, the VFX Supervisor from Game Of Thrones Sven Martin, and CEO Thilo Kuther, worked closely with the creative team from JOJX, including father+son directing team Rocky+Jackson Morton and EP Joe Care to create the concept, the script, all the way through the production + post- production process to execute this amazing cinematic and thrilling trailer bringing the ARK: Survival Evolved world to life. Stay tuned as we'll be revealing more cinematic episodes in the near future! We can't wait to see how it all turns out!Stay tuned as we'll be revealing more cinematic short clips in the near future! We can't wait to see how it all turns out!

ARK Soundtrack: Behind the Scenes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okxGZvrIfJM
Sumthing Else Music Works and Studio Wildcard are proud to present the epic orchestral soundtrack to ARK: Survival Evolved! Composed by Gareth Coker (Minecraft, Ori and the Blind Forest) and performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, the official soundtrack album is now available via digital and streaming outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works. Join us for the behind the scenes peek at the recording process, recorded at Abbey Road! For those wanting the full orchestral experience, you can pick up the soundtrack now[www.sumthing.com]!

For more ARK fun, check out the latest Community Crunch[survivetheark.com], which we've just posted on the SurviveTheARK Community Hub!



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  Patch 258: Hyaenodon, Megatherium, Megalania, Hesperornis, Yutyrannus, and More!
Posted by: Bot - 09-01-2017, 06:22 PM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Patch 258: Hyaenodon, Megatherium, Megalania, Hesperornis, Yutyrannus, and More!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7H2HONK3z0

Patch v258 finds its way harpooning onto the ARK with an entire boatload worth of content! It'll introduce five new creatures to the game, a new way of travel in the form of a gas-powered motorboat, an interactive toilet for when you just can't hold it in anymore, a harpoon gun for all your under the sea adventures, and not to forget; two new hairstyles, optimisations, and a greater Achievement set!

With this update, ARK: Survival Evolved has officially released 100 creatures to the base game, not including bosses, events, or specialised variants! Now let's say hello to our new friends!



Dossier

Hyaenodon dirus, a carnivore most often found across the mountains and tundras in packs of 3 to 6. The Hyaenodon is a very intelligent predator. Before engaging, it determines if the payoff for a fight is worth the risk of injury. Hyaenodon often prefers not to fight unless there is already weakened prey or a fresh carcass nearby.



Despite being too small to ride, Hyaenodon are still popular pets. Their intelligence means they train well, and their natural pack mentality makes them excellent hunting dogs. Their ability to quickly recover health by consuming raw flesh off the bone ensures they can take punishment yet continue to fight, and they can efficiently preserve meat in specially-crafted saddle-bags.



Dossier

Megatherium formipavor is one of the larger mammals on the Island. Despite primarily being a herbivore, a typical Megatherium is very intent on consuming the Island’s many insects. It is particularly adept at removing their insides without damaging much of the shell, maximizing extraction of chitin. The otherwise slow and peaceful Megatherium becomes faster and aggressive in the presence of these creatures.



Dossier

Megalania muruspede is found throughout the Island’s complicated cave networks. Reaching up to three meters long, it can traverse vertically up cave walls with little difficulty thanks to its powerful claws. Like other Varanidae, Megalania is a venomous creature. Its poison is slow-acting but will drain the victim’s effective strength and health until death unless cured by a rare antidote.



The rare ability of Megalania to effortlessly climb sheer environmental walls makes it a highly sought-after mount. While it is by no means the fastest, strongest, or toughest mount, the manner in which it can effortlessly scale mountains, clamber up barricades, hide in trees or upside-down, ensures it will always have a place in any tribe’s stables!



Dossier

Hesperornis avenatantes is a medium-sized, fish-eating bird, common in the rivers and lakes of the island. It would be about two-thirds the height of a human if it stood tall, but it rarely does. Hesperornis spends most of its time gliding along the surface of the water, where it is much more maneuverable. It can easily hunt down fish and other small water-dwelling creatures. Hesperornis is primarily kept for the eggs it produces after consuming much fish. Every so often it will lay a golden egg which tribes often desire for the dietary needs of their tames, as it has proven to greatly assist in the training of all creatures, especially those which are too small to be ridden.



Dossier

Yutyrannus saevus is believed to be related to the Tyrannosaurus rex, but it is noticeably different upon first glance. Feathered creatures are not necessarily viewed as dangerous predators in the same light as other theropods. It is also the only creature I’ve seen to consistently induce a state of panic in opponents with its roar. Upon hearing it, most creatures in the area will flee for safety.

A domesticated Yutyrannus can be a powerful offensive or defensive addition to war parties.Yutyrannus can be trained to develop a confidence-boosting Battle-Cry which counteracts enemy attempts to induce fear, while also bolstering the resolve of allies, and may even draw wild Carnotaurus to its aid.

There's still more to come! In ARK update v258, Survivors have become more civilized and have managed to invent their own version of indoor plumbing. Survivors can now go to the toilet when their characters are ready to defecate, and by doing so they'll get a special 'refreshing' buff which will grant them an experience boost!



Plus, with all the dangers and terrors that have recently become apparent in our seas, Survivors can now craft a Harpoon gun which can be used for all your under the sea adventures!



As well as a new speedy gas-powered Motorboat!

...there's so much in this patch that we haven't gone through yet! In addition to everything above, here are the rest of the notes:

- Brand new Achievements with cosmetic, emotes, and hairstyle rewards for obtaining them!
- More UI overhauls!
- New Hairstyle and Facial Hair!
- New Explorer Notes!
- A major Primitive+ update:
Patch Notes[survivetheark.com]!

You can check out the full patch notes here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/dis...447032287/

and for those who want to know all the juicy details about the latest ARK Patch, you can check out Jen's Everything You Want To Know[survivetheark.com] thread!

Steam Sale

From now until June the 5th at 1PM EST, Survivors can purchase both ARK: Survival Evolved and Scorched Earth at their largest discounted price ever, for 68% off! Hurry and grab it whilst you can!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110

http://store.steampowered.com/app/512540/

The patch will be releasing later today, it's a few hours out still. Be sure to follow us on @survivetheark for all the latest information!

Thank you Survivors! We hope you enjoy the update!


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  ARK at E3: Ragnarok, Griffin, & Release Date!
Posted by: Bot - 09-01-2017, 06:22 PM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

ARK at E3: Ragnarok, Griffin, & Release Date!



Hello, Survivors!

We have some very exciting news to share with you all today!

Introducing a new Official Mod: Ragnarok, available now on Steam!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfaOogXlG3g

We're excited to announce the first mod to be integrated into ARK: Survival Evolved as part of its ARK Sponsored Mods Program! Developed by the former creators of popular ARK mods Valhalla and Umassoura; David Miller, Matt Janz, and Jackson Lawrence came together to work on their latest project, “Ragnarok” which is being released today for Steam players as a free DLC Official Expansion ARK, and will be shortly making its way to consoles in July. Global Cross-ARK and isolated Official Ragnarok servers will be available for you to make your new home. Note that Ragnarok is still in primary development, and so it will continue to expand with updates over time.



Steam players can download Ragnarok now!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/642250...ansion_Map

The new map will contain:

  • A 144 sq kilometer map designed to be explored by land, sea or air
  • Tons of harvest-able or gatherable resources
  • Caves of all shapes and sizes, each designed to be built in
  • Distinct variations on former ARK creatures, as well a special brand-new creature unique to Ragnarok
  • Build tree platforms on unique trees/rocks
  • Expansive biomes that were built to reward hardy explorers
  • Some of the most challenging dungeons in ARK will await players
  • An active volcano that while erupting yields a high amount of resources in the form of lava crystal
  • Beautiful vistas and base locations as far as the eye can see
  • Hot springs that while dormant yield a relaxing buff, but when active, become dangerous
  • Ruins to not only explore but that can also be incorporated into base builds
  • A vast ocean with its own ecosystem
  • Upcoming future desert biome to find and tame creatures
  • Upcoming Explorer Notes that hold the key to Ragnarok's secrets and history

Introducing the Griffin!



A new Dino Dossier has been revealed, this one is everyone's favourite gallant glider, the Griffin!

Official Release Date!

ARK: Survival Evolved has entered its final phase of core production, and will hit worldwide retail and digital release on August the 8th, 2017 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux.



The past two years have been one heck of a journey! Millions of ARK players worldwide have built gigantic bases, captured and trained armies of dinosaurs, crafted armories full of weapons and eaten billion of pounds of berries. With your help, we're now about to reach the completion of core content for ARK: Survival Evolved and release the full game to the world!

That was just the beginning; now we'll be entering the next phase of our journey. Players who have been with us throughout this early access program and were excited with the launch of each update, have even more reason to be excited! ARK is going to become even more fun with surprise new content at launch and beyond, as we continue to have a massive amount of additional gameplay, creatures, and story elements in the works.

That’s all for now guys! Thank you so much for all the support the past 2 years, and we hope you are excited as we are about the news. As always, there’s still more planned for the ARK universe, both leading up to and beyond the August 8 launch. Survivors can look forward to a lot more going forward, so stay tuned!

- Studio Wildcard <3




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  ARK at Gamescom! First-look at Upcoming Content!
Posted by: Bot - 09-01-2017, 06:22 PM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

ARK at Gamescom! First-look at Upcoming Content!

For those of you who missed us this morning on the Twitch at Gamescom livestream, we just premiered the official launch trailer for ARK: Survival Evolved! Watch it below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fIAPcVdZO8
The past two years have been one heck of a journey for all of us. Millions of ARK players worldwide have built gigantic bases, captured and trained armies of dinosaurs, crafted armories full of weapons and eaten billions of pounds of berries. With your help, we are days away from releasing the full ARK: Survival Evolved game to the world!

Come August 29th we'll be entering the next phase of our journey and exit early access. Players who have been with us throughout this early access program and were excited with the launch of each update have even more reason to be excited post-launch! ARK will continue to grow with new content at launch and beyond as we continue to have a behemoth amount of additional gameplay, creatures, and story elements in the works. The adventure has truly only just begun!



With every Explorer Note you've discovered on the Island a piece of the story has come along with it. Every artifact, every apex drops, every boss battle, it has all been leading up to this moment. Now it's time to understand the bigger picture and begin to discover why every Survivor wakes up on the beach with a diamond shaped implant in their arm.

Are you ready for what's in store? Will you be strong enough to take on the challenges ahead? Do you, your tribe, and your army have what it takes to reach Ascension? Only time will tell...



The launch trailer also features the first in-game footage for the two newest critters to the Island, the playful Otter and the fiery Phoenix.





This furry little Otter makes a cozy companion that can ride around on your shoulders and can help retrieve silica pearls for you!



The flaming Phoenix bursts into fire with the heat of the desert. Operating at impossible temperatures, this legendary flyer can cook resources just by holding them. Perhaps it could even be ridden, if somehow one could acquire gear fireproof enough to withstand the flames blazing across its feathers.



Lastly, we get our first look at the Tek Shield and Tek Sword in action! The sword is capable of a dash-charge attack and has armor piercing capability, while the shield can reflect incoming projectiles and bullets, and can completely stop splash damage!



ARK Live Original Soundtrack!

We are also very excited to announce that the pre-order for the live soundtrack recorded live at Abbey Road is now available!

Watch the behind-the-scenes teaser video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5PvU37RZA
Composed by Gareth Coker, the official soundtrack album will be released August 29th via digital and streaming outlets worldwide through Sumthing Else Music Works. The soundtrack is also included in the Collectors Edition of ARK.

You can pre-order the soundtrack right now! https://www.sumthing.com/p/ark/


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  Day One! Launch and More!
Posted by: Bot - 09-01-2017, 06:22 PM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Day One! Launch and More!



Today, ARK: Survival Evolved has made its transition from an Early Access title to a full Digital and Retail release. As a studio, we are incredibly excited about reaching this milestone.



It has been a challenging and emotional experience for everyone a part of the ARK world; we're overjoyed about finally being able to hold the complete ARK disc, and want to thank each one of you for joining us on this journey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW9vsrPWujI

ARK started out as a very ambitious project, in terms of scope of content, features, and the story. It was no secret that we were in for an adventure with what we were hoping to achieve alongside the community. It started out as a basic open-world survival game, with one ARK, one boss, about 30 creatures, and approximately a bazillion bugs give or take. It was hard to say where the game would lead us, regarding its story, and its development. Those of you who were with us for the Early Access launch had many questions about how the world came to be, why you were here, and where we were going. Today, you can begin to discover the answer to those questions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fIAPcVdZO8

Over the past 26 months, the game has undergone massive improvements thanks to feedback from the community. We now launch with four ARKs - including the Norse & Scottish Highland-Inspired "Ragnarok" -, five bosses, over one hundred creatures to tame and encounter, the inclusion of the Primitive+ alternate game mode & Procedural ARKs, hundreds of mods, total User Interface overhauls, general performance enhancements, bug fixes, quality of life improvements, countless additional gameplay plus story elements, and... a toilet.



With the “1.0” release version, you can experience the full story of ARK: Survival Evolved! Can you make it to the heart of the ARK and discover the shocking secret that lies buried within? While it may seem strange for a survival game to have a “single player” mode with an “ending”, we’re happy that surviving the ARK provides a measure of closure should you seek it, while also pointing the way to what comes next.



Rest assured this complete version of the game will still be receiving regular updates, and this is not the end of the ARK saga, but only the beginning of the next phase, for great adventures and awe-inspiring new experiences are just around the corner…

It won't be long before we add two new members to our ever growing family of critters (with the Otter joining us today on PC, with the Phoenix and additional Tek Gear coming later this week!), as well as items, additional gameplay elements and more. ARK has only just scratched the surface, and there is a long future ahead, survivors everywhere will get to experience something out of this world.




Early Access hasn't been an easy or straightforward process; there is no established guidebook or instructions on how to take a game from early access, and into the full digital and physical retail release. You could say that we now understand why so few have done it. Wink



Having the community by our side, through thick and thin has been a key component to achieving this milestone. Sometimes we've made mistakes, and have had different opinions, but we truly appreciate each and every one of you. Your feedback, ideas, support, and passion through our Early Access journey have been vital to the development of the game and will continue to be invaluable to us. The community has undoubtedly influenced ARK for the better and contributed to its success and the landmark of reaching full digital and retail release.



We encourage everyone who has ever wanted to ride a T-Rex, soar across the skies on the back of a Pteranodon, fish from their boat as the evening sun fades over the horizon, or explore the deepest caverns to encounter terrifying extinct predators, to join us in the living, dynamic world that is ARK: Survival Evolved. Whether online or off, solo or in a large tribe, we think that everyone will find something special to discover on the ARK and make it their home.

Stay tuned for updates on the relaunch of our Official Server Network on our social media channels (@survivetheark), and watch this space over the course of this week for lots more exciting ARK news, hint hint!

See you there!




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  ARK: Aberration Expansion Pack!
Posted by: Bot - 09-01-2017, 06:22 PM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

ARK: Aberration Expansion Pack!

Hello Survivors!

Studio Wildcard is proud to announce ARK’s second expansion pack, “Aberration”!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9T_uPssVB4

http://store.steampowered.com/app/708770...sion_Pack/

Launching in October 2017 on Steam, in “ARK: Aberration” Survivors will find themselves waking up on a derelict, malfunctioning ARK with an elaborate underground biome system, where they will face exotic new challenges unlike anything before: extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, cave dwellings, charge-batteries, and far more, along with a stable of extraordinary new creatures await within the mysterious depths. But beware the ‘Nameless’: unrelenting, Element-infused humanoids which have evolved into vicious light-hating monstrosities! You’ll uncover the ultimate secrets of the ARKs, and discover what the future holds in store for those strong and clever enough to survive!



AN ARK GONE AWRY



Aberration places survivors on a damaged ARK: its internal atmosphere has leaked away, resulting in a harsh surface with intense radiation, and a plethora of lush biomes underground. With the maintenance systems of this ARK malfunctioning, the many hazards, creatures, and nature of the environment present a thrilling new world to explore and master.



TAME NEW CREATURES



The intense radiation of Aberration has led to incredible genetic mutations, resulting in new creatures with amazing abilities! Among others, clamber up walls & glide through the air on the back of a camouflaging chameleon-like ‘Rock Drake’, keep the dark at bay with a friendly ‘Lantern Pug’, grab and toss multiple creatures simultaneously with a massive ‘Cave Crustacean’, or -- if you are talented enough to tame one -- command the vile ‘Nameless Queen’ to impregnate your foes with a horrifying reproductive chest-burster!



CRAFT OVER 50 NEW ITEMS



New tools are on-hand to survive on the world of Aberration, while opening up many possibilities for new competitive and cooperative scenarios. Traverse the ARK using cave-climbing picks, gliding wingsuits, and ziplines. Learn advanced engrams to dominate the harsh environment, protect yourself with hazmat outfits, charge lanterns, explosive rounds, batteries, glowsticks, railguns and much more. Thrive by gathering new resources, using fishing baskets, gas collectors, fortify your home within the caverns using cliff structures, and much more!



CONQUER NEW CHALLENGES



Earthquakes, radiation exposure, gas leaks, and Element chambers are among the many hazards that survivors will learn to grapple with Aberration’s varied biomes, both aboveground and below the surface. But among the greatest challenges on this ruined ARK is the hierarchy of unrelenting Nameless, requiring constant vigilance & Charge Energy to defend against!



And in the deepest depths of Aberration, their terrifying -- yet somehow familiar -- master awaits… will YOU be among the survivors powerful enough to face him?



Season Pass

Aberration will be available as a standalone expansion pack ($19.99) and as part of the ARK Season Pass (or the ARK: Explorers Edition). Owners of ARK Season Pass / Explorers Edition will get exclusive in-game Aberration-themed cosmetic item skins, immediately on Steam and in the coming days on Xbox One and PlayStation 4!

The Aberration Helmet, formed from the damaged ARK's obsidian-like underground rock, creates an imposing presence for Survivors who wear it.



The Aberration Sword, forged from the Element Crystals that run within the deepest chambers of the ARK, emits a subtle glow to strike fear into your enemies.



PAX West!

This weekend Studio Wildcard will be joined by PAX Rex and its’ new gigantic friend at PAX West in Seattle. We invite you to join us in person at the Studio Wildcard Booth in North Hall at Booth 815 or on our Twitch channel to which we will be streaming throughout the weekend to celebrate ARK’s launch and have the WC devs discuss ARK with you in real-time! So if you’re at the event, come say hello, we’d love to meet you!

Keep up with all the latest PAX information at playark.com/pax2017/ and @survivetheark

There will be 2 photo opportunities with giant creatures from ARK: Survival Evolved, including a full-size T-Rex and full-size Raptor, both rideable, as well as meet the real-life ARK actors behind Survivor’s Bob and Jane from the Live Action ARK Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U8Hbs0f0Ek
Remember to tweet us out your pictures and experiences at the ARK Booth including @SurvivetheARK and #PAXREX for a chance to win some ARK Swag!


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  Mysterious Mysteries
Posted by: Bot - 08-31-2017, 12:00 PM - Forum: Annoucements - No Replies

Mysterious Mysteries

Hmmm... What could this be, Survivors? How peculiar.

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