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ARK: Survival Evolved is the Dino Riders game that you’ve been waiting for

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ARK (1)

Survival games have been all the rage for a couple of years now. And I’ve got a feeling that dinosaurs will also be joining that craze soon enough, when Jurassic World opens up in a month. But a survival game with dinosaurs? Yes. YES. I like this idea very much. And it’s an idea which developer Studio Wildcard is working on, with ARK: Survival Evolved , an open-world survival game. With dinosaurs.

Here’s a taste of the in-engine gameplay being promised, which runs on the Unreal Engine 4:

Starring you as one of numerous survivors who have found themselves stuck in Cretaceous Camp, players need to get their naked ass on the move and hunt their way back up the food chain. A food chain populated with Velociraptors, Apatosauruses and various other sauropods that I failed to learn about from my fortnightly dinosaur magazine that came with a glowing T-Rex skeleton.

ARK (3)

ARK will also feature “dynamic, persistent ecosystems across land, sea, air, and even underground” according to the press release, which will require players “hunt, harvest, craft, research technology, and build shelters to protect against scorching days, freezing nights, volatile weather systems, dangerous wildlife, and potential enemies”. The big hook here being that players can form their own tribe with others and go to war with opposing teams., while also discovering 60 different dinosaurs which can be tamed as well.

ARK (2)

“ARK taps into the scale, size, and wildly unpredictable nature of the dinosaur eras like no other game before it, then pairs it with the wonders of exploration and technological discovery,” said Studio Wildcard co-creative director Jesse Rapczak in the presser. It sounds like a pretty ambitious game. Which could be GOTY material if we can add lasers to the dinosaurs.

Dino Riders

C’mon, I’m not the only person thinking about it. ARK will hit PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Steam Early Access players get their hands on ARK from June 2.

Last Updated: May 12, 2015

154 Comments

  1. *passes out

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 12, 2015 at 13:07

      *falls next to Browman

      Reply

      • Sageville

        May 12, 2015 at 13:20

        Does things to unconscious people….

        Reply

        • Pariah

          May 12, 2015 at 13:20

          We don’t want to know…

          Reply

          • Sageville

            May 12, 2015 at 13:21

            You only get clues to what happened after…..

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        May 12, 2015 at 16:05

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    • RinceThis

      May 12, 2015 at 13:13

      Kicks JJ

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 12, 2015 at 13:16

        Stop browbeating him, that’s just mean.

        Reply

        • RinceThis

          May 12, 2015 at 13:17

          Never heard it called that before 0-O

          Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          May 12, 2015 at 13:19

          Brows before ho’s?

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:19

            Fo shizzle

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 12, 2015 at 13:26

            *’fro shizzle. Opportunity missed.

        • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

          May 12, 2015 at 13:32

          Yeah! Leave his supraorbital torus out of this!

          Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        May 12, 2015 at 13:36

        KICK harder!

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 12, 2015 at 13:37

          Hey! I’m innocent. My brows only cushion so much of the blow.

          Reply

  2. Admiral Chief

    May 12, 2015 at 13:08

    I have the fondest memories of Dino Riders!

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 12, 2015 at 13:12

      Me too
      And I’m desperate for a dinosaur game. Stomping Lands was canned, but Vlad joined Beasts of Prey now and it’s starting to look really good. Haven’t spent enough hours on it yet, but so far it’s pretty cool. The Hunter Primal isn’t quite survival, so that hasn’t interested me much.
      To ride dinos is something else entirely though.

      Reply

  3. Admiral Chief

    May 12, 2015 at 13:08

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 12, 2015 at 13:22

      This is your collection!? It should be collectively, piece by piece, moved to a museum….

      Reply

    • 40 Insane Frogs

      May 12, 2015 at 13:26

      Wow! I wish that was my collection

      Reply

      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 12, 2015 at 13:27

        Me too, wish I knew why they covered that awesome rock collection with those crappy plastic toys though. *run*

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 12, 2015 at 13:28

          We have a collection of rocks right here in the northern suburbs too ;P

          Reply

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 12, 2015 at 13:31

            Ag nee sies JJ, moenie so wees nie met die Afrikaners.

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:34

            When I moved to the Western Cape I had no idea what people were talking about.

          • Pariah

            May 12, 2015 at 13:43

            Neither do the rocks.

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 12, 2015 at 13:29

          They’re not rocks! they’re minerals!

          Reply

    • HairyEwok

      May 14, 2015 at 08:42

      Finishes collection….. Adds rocks for effect.

      Reply

  4. Admiral Chief

    May 12, 2015 at 13:09

  5. Pariah

    May 12, 2015 at 13:09

    If you kept buying the mags, the skin also came out after the skeleton. I had them all. >_>

    Anyway, this looks awesome.

    Reply

    • RinceThis

      May 12, 2015 at 13:13

      I hope the skin had feathers!

      Reply

      • Pariah

        May 12, 2015 at 13:17

        This was well before that discovery. Did you never get the mags?

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 12, 2015 at 13:18

          I remember it was also before they discovered that the Spinosaurus was quite a bit taller than 3m. Good times.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            May 12, 2015 at 13:19

            “quite a bit”

            XD

        • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

          May 12, 2015 at 13:28

          We could only afford the skeleton. Plus who wants the skin? THE SKELETON GLOWED!

          Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 12, 2015 at 13:13

      Me too.

      Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 12, 2015 at 13:16

      You got cards after the T-Rex was complete.
      I still have that entire collection.

      Reply

      • Pariah

        May 12, 2015 at 13:17

        Oh daym, I didn’t realise they carried on after that O_O.

        I was obsessed with dinosaurs as a kid. Wanted to be a paleontologist.

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 12, 2015 at 13:18

          Not A paleontologist. THE paleontologist. Alan Grant! 😉

          Reply

          • Pariah

            May 12, 2015 at 13:20

            I did not want to be Alan Grant. I wanted to be me. But working as a paleontologist…

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:22

            Boo!
            I was just jesting though ;P
            I loved the Jurassic Park books. Then came The Lost World movie and I lost my faith in Steven Spielberg.

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 13:36

            Then came the third one and I almost stopped believing in dinos

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:37

            Don’t remind me.
            Worst of all is that Michael Crichton and members of the crew discouraged Steven Spielberg from altering the story of The Lost World so much, yet he still did it.

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 13:39

            One cannot *believe* in dinosaurs. Their existence is not predicated on ideological rainbows and butterflies. Console yourself with the knowledge that the real things were probably awesome now matter how badly Spielberg fucks up. 😛

          • Skoobaz

            May 12, 2015 at 13:48

            Console oneself with their console!!

        • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

          May 12, 2015 at 13:30

          Palaeontologist. Please. Correct spelling only accepted here at Lazygamer. Thanks. 😀

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:32

            I just copied his word, was too lazy to spell it.

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 13:34

            I was going to correct you, but then realised that you probably did just that.
            That and no one grew up wanting to be a palaeontologist. Admit it. We all wanted to be archaeologists. 😀

            Go Indie! Go Indie! Go Indie!
            Honestly though. That man is a shame to the profession.

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:36

            He knows how to wear a hat and crack a whip though. Must be hit at stripclubs.

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 13:37

            They don’t let you bring your own whip, unfortunately. 🙁

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:38

            Haha

          • Pariah

            May 12, 2015 at 13:34

            Oh shush you wannabe. If you were cool you’d be one, but you look at plant matter instead. Bloody archaeologist… XD

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 13:35

            I. Do. Not. Hear. You.
            *Fingers in ears like the mature adult he is*

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 13:38

            Hey. By the way. You and the missus wanna come with me to the King Tut exhibition at Grand West in June?

            *edit: Think it’s like 160pp.

          • Pariah

            May 12, 2015 at 13:39

            Hell yeah I do. I’ll ask her now…

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 13:40

            Well if she doesn’t want to then that’s totally fine I mean I guess….

            IT’S TOTALLY NOT FINE! Tell her to come or I disavow!

            Ehum. *coughs*

            It’ll be fun. 😀

          • Pariah

            May 12, 2015 at 14:00

            “I defs want to go hell yes to this too!!!”

            So send us the deets man.

  6. Admiral Chief

    May 12, 2015 at 13:09

    • 40 Insane Frogs

      May 12, 2015 at 13:23

      When I was a kid, all I wanted was a collection of Dino riders. sigh! I still do. One day, I will buy a huge collection from ebay.

      Reply

      • Novakaine

        May 12, 2015 at 14:03

        As a kid I was blessed enough to have many Dino-riders toys…but the prize of my collection was ALL of the He-Man action figures, along with a home made (by my mom and Grandmother), shoulder high (for a kid) papier mache landscape complete with Caste Greyskull…I spent every waking moment playing there…

        Sadly when I turned 13 my mom decided I was too old for such things and donated ALL my toys and several metric tons of lego to Nazareth house for the underpriveliged kids to have something to play with…then proceeded to make me feel terrbily guilty when I complained because I “was selfish and didn’t want the poor kids to have any toys”…or something to that effect…

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        • 40 Insane Frogs

          May 12, 2015 at 18:42

          I would have killed for He-Man – sigh! Sadly, I grew up dirt poor and had to make own toys out of sticks and mud. (Insert Monty Python skit).

          Reply

          • Novakaine

            May 13, 2015 at 08:55

            “There were 150 of us living in a shoe box in the middle of the road…and every morning when we woke up, we’d have to lick the road clean with our tongues…”

            Man I love Monty Python…there “Live at the Hollywood Bowl” is one of my favourite shows of all time!!

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 12, 2015 at 13:25

      I have one of those, but not sure if I still have all the parts. It was a long time ago.

      Reply

  7. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 12, 2015 at 13:12

    That one tag explains a lot.

    Reply

  8. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 12, 2015 at 13:14

    So it’s basically DinoZ ;P

    Reply

    • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

      May 12, 2015 at 13:29

      Not to be confused with GoatZ, WarZ (now another name no one cares about), DayZ, and just plain bloody LayZ.

      Reply

      • Pariah

        May 12, 2015 at 13:34

        You know all about the last one, don’t you slacker? 😛

        Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 12, 2015 at 13:34

        You know there’s a GoatZ too? Seriously.

        Reply

  9. Captain JJ Browman

    May 12, 2015 at 13:14

    If they get the Velociraptors wrong as well I’m going to lose my sh!t.
    No one seems to have any idea what they’re supposed to look like.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 12, 2015 at 13:15

      You mean the whole feather thing?

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 12, 2015 at 13:16

        No. The whole size thing

        Reply

      • 40 Insane Frogs

        May 12, 2015 at 13:22

        They better add feathers or I’m loosing my shit.

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 12, 2015 at 13:24

          Feathers are the least of the problem. The size thing bugs me.

          Reply

          • RinceThis

            May 12, 2015 at 13:25

            Well. Let’s be real here. There is no way that any magazine company would make any money by putting live-sized glow in the dark plastic bones on the covers of their magazines *RUNS

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:26

            Well, the Raptor was tiny actually, so they could’ve. Pah!

          • RinceThis

            May 12, 2015 at 13:27

            Is that where you got your nickname? Tehehe

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:28

            No. That’s where Rants got it ;P

          • RinceThis

            May 12, 2015 at 13:30

            0_0 You are a married man! How quickly they forget…

          • 40 Insane Frogs

            May 12, 2015 at 13:27

            Hahaha! Shut your mouth, I build my t-rex from those magazines, and it was amazing!

        • Hammersteyn

          May 12, 2015 at 13:34

          I’m more concerned whether or nor Chriss Pratt will be DLC….

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        • Novakaine

          May 12, 2015 at 14:06

          “loosing my shit”…do you keep your shit tethered somewhere, starving so that one day you can loose it to wreak havoc on your enemies??

          or did you mean losing??

          ~runs~

          Reply

          • 40 Insane Frogs

            May 12, 2015 at 18:40

            #ShakesFist John Keats, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill couldn’t spell either! #runsAwayCrying

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 12, 2015 at 13:16

      Like this?

      Reply

  10. RinceThis

    May 12, 2015 at 13:14

    Awesome! I just hope it’s as fun as Evolve was for those 2 seconds those players acidently logged in

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 12, 2015 at 13:34

      Bwahahahaha shame man

      Reply

  11. Admiral Chief

    May 12, 2015 at 13:15

    DAT DODO!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      May 12, 2015 at 13:33

      Kill them all!

      Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 12, 2015 at 13:35

        It was you!

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 12, 2015 at 13:38

          Don’t frown at me. Those brows can cause a hurricane when they move.

          Reply

          • Pariah

            May 12, 2015 at 13:39

            LOOOOOOOOL!

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 12, 2015 at 13:47

            I thought that was a butterfly flapping its wings. Is that what JJ’s eyebrows become? :/

          • RinceThis

            May 12, 2015 at 13:50

            Stop encouraging him! You big meany!

          • Hammersteyn

            May 12, 2015 at 13:55

            lol butterfly effect!

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 12, 2015 at 13:40

          We needed them for the CONFIRMED AC cane…

          Reply

  12. Admiral Chief

    May 12, 2015 at 13:18

    You had me until they rode giant scorpions 🙁

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      May 12, 2015 at 13:18

      And don’t even get me started on the dragon!

      Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 12, 2015 at 13:24

      Yes! Nothing on this planet will earn you a Darwin award faster than the phrase “So I saw this scorpion right? And thought it’d be awesome to ride one…”

      Reply

      • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

        May 12, 2015 at 13:32

        The day that scorpions are big enough to ride is the day we’re all getting Darwin awards. Cause ain’t nobody going to be around after that particular genetic experiments gets out. 😛

        Reply

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 12, 2015 at 13:39

          I plead innocent… Having not washed the dishes for as long as I have and noticing that they’ve moved, on their own, from the kitchen to the living room and back, does not make me the culprit…

          Reply

  13. James Philip Lawrence

    May 12, 2015 at 13:18

    this is next level

    Reply

  14. Captain JJ Browman

    May 12, 2015 at 13:19

    This is so long overdue. I’ve been wishing for a dino game for years.
    But I’ve got Beasts of Prey now, and it’s pretty awesome. Plus it’s on sale now.

    Reply

  15. Jac7

    May 12, 2015 at 13:22

    Actual tears :’)

    Reply

  16. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    May 12, 2015 at 13:26

    A stegosaurus must have a more useful function than being a pack donkey…

    Reply

  17. Hammersteyn

    May 12, 2015 at 13:33

    but these ones has no lazors! 🙁

    Reply

  18. Lord Chaos

    May 12, 2015 at 13:39

    Online?

    *Looses interest.

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 12, 2015 at 13:41

      Urgh. If it’s survival there MUST be a SP option. There always is.

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        May 12, 2015 at 13:43

        I have a strong feeling it’s gonna go the Dead Island way. 🙁

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        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 12, 2015 at 13:52

          Shhhh
          Don’t jinx it.

          Reply

      • Pariah

        May 12, 2015 at 13:46

        I’ve already asked. My gf will play with me. I mean the game, return your mind from the gutter, heathen.

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        • Lord Chaos

          May 12, 2015 at 13:47

          Too late…

          Reply

        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 12, 2015 at 13:52

          Haha

          Reply

        • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

          May 12, 2015 at 14:01

          I’ll join! Local co-op?

          Reply

          • Lord Chaos

            May 12, 2015 at 14:02

            O_o

    • Hammersteyn

      May 12, 2015 at 13:42

      Normally me too. But if you have enough mates it then makes all the difference

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        May 12, 2015 at 13:43

        Like Evolve?

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 12, 2015 at 13:44

          Like GTA,Helldivers and Destiny XD

          Reply

    • Pariah

      May 12, 2015 at 13:45

      How does one make interest loose?

      Reply

      • Lord Chaos

        May 12, 2015 at 13:46

        Don’t know, ask african bank…

        Reply

  19. Captain JJ Browman

    May 12, 2015 at 13:40

    In the light of birds, I just got a very serious email from our estate manager, saying that there is an Egyptian Geese invasion.
    Tomorrow I ride one to work!

    Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 12, 2015 at 13:46

      Haha! A serious email? Egyptian geese invasion? This sounds disastrous, has anyone been injured yet?

      Reply

      • Dutch Matrix

        May 12, 2015 at 13:48

        They be shuffling about the estate like zombies, chanting Imhotep, Imhotep, Imhotep…

        Reply

        • Lord Chaos

          May 12, 2015 at 13:49

          *mummies

          Reply

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 12, 2015 at 13:49

            Who said anything about Arnold Vosloo?

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 12, 2015 at 13:49

          Hahaha!! I wonder if the reason for concern is that people might choke on a feather?

          Reply

        • Jade Booth

          May 12, 2015 at 23:06

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      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 12, 2015 at 13:51

        Very serious email. So I’m quite curious to get home and see what it’s all about.

        Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 12, 2015 at 13:52

        Very serious email. So I’m quite curious to get home and see what it’s all about.

        Reply

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 12, 2015 at 13:54

          Shame man, that’s crazy…

          Reply

      • Captain JJ Browman

        May 12, 2015 at 13:55

        Apparently complaints should be addressed to the City of Cape Town, so I’m guessing there were injuries.

        Reply

        • Lord Chaos

          May 12, 2015 at 13:55

          Or they didn’t cook them properly.

          Reply

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 13:56

            I tried a Flamingo from the Black River once. It was pink in the middle.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 12, 2015 at 13:57

            Never quite what advertised is it?

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 12, 2015 at 13:57

          Hahah!! NOOO!!! That’s insane!! Can you imagine sitting at the emergency room and the guy next to you is bleeding profusely, when you ask him what happen he just replies “Egyptian Geese man…Egyptian Geese…”

          Reply

          • Captain JJ Browman

            May 12, 2015 at 13:58

            Haha. Not so badass.

      • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

        May 12, 2015 at 13:56

        Is it Xenophobic to want Egyptian Geese to leave our landscaping to our own Avian elected officials?

        Reply

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          May 12, 2015 at 13:59

          I believe so, though they should do something about the avionic immigration laws…

          Reply

          • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

            May 12, 2015 at 13:59

            Better border control is the answer, I believe. Attack helicopters EVERYWHERE!

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            May 12, 2015 at 14:02

            Can you imagine the fallout from that! I believe the pigeons will riot by aerial poop attack and it’ll be a massacre….

  20. Dutch Matrix

    May 12, 2015 at 13:42

    What’s Lara Croft doing on a dinosaur? I smell copyright infringement…

    Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      May 12, 2015 at 13:44

      That’s Tracey Croft, her elder sister…

      Reply

  21. Kensei Seraph

    May 12, 2015 at 13:46

    Sounds interesting, but like @Lord_Chaos_404:disqus said, it being online makes that interest drop rapidly.

    Reply

  22. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 12, 2015 at 13:54

    Money preheated to 100 and burning a hole in my pocket degrees.

    Reply

  23. Novakaine

    May 12, 2015 at 13:55

    My brother and I playe “The Stomping Lands” for a while and it was fun…pity it was never finished…

    This looks pretty epic from the video!! Think I might wander over and have a gander…

    Reply

    • Captain JJ Browman

      May 12, 2015 at 13:56

      Vlad from Stomping Lands (the guy who actually wanted to finish it) moved to Beasts of Prey and he’s doing some really good work there.
      I’m loving it. Not as pretty as Stomping Lands was, but it’s getting there.

      Reply

      • SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

        May 12, 2015 at 13:57

        All I read there was “Vlad from Stomping Lands (the guy who actually wants more of your money for even less work…)”

        Reply

        • Captain JJ Browman

          May 12, 2015 at 13:59

          Haha. I didn’t invest in Stomping Lands, luckily. It was the American guy though who left, I blame him for Stomping Land’s collapse.

          Reply

      • Novakaine

        May 12, 2015 at 14:11

        Thanks for the heads up. I’ll have a look at it.

        Reply

  24. Matthew Holliday

    May 12, 2015 at 14:05

  25. Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    May 12, 2015 at 15:07

    YESS!!! *requires change of pants*

    Reply

  26. Joe Black

    May 12, 2015 at 15:35

    Going on my games-I-want-to-play-in-the-rift list

    Reply

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