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Wot I Think – Ark: Survival Evolved

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I had it all planned out. I’d reach level 21 and unlock tranquiliser arrows, which I could then shoot at a triceratops to knock it out long enough to tame it. Then I’d craft a saddle for my newly-owned Trike (as it’s known in the game) and stomp around collecting more berries than I could feasibly eat in a lifetime. I’d use those berries – including Narcoberries, which help keep dinosaurs asleep while you tame them – to breed a small army of raptors, more Trikes and a flying Pteranodon to transport me around this tropical island. It was one arbitrary goal among an infinite sea of possible arbitrary goals in Ark: Survival Evolved [official site], a sandbox craft-and-survive multiplayer game set in a world where dinosaurs can be mounted with cannons. The game left early access two weeks ago, and here’s wot I think. Read the rest of this entry »

Ark: Survival Evolved going underground in Aberration

The first expansion for craft-o-sandbox survive ’em up Ark: Survival Evolved [official site] arrived while the game was still in early access, which was a funny move. But since Ark properly, fully launched this week, hey here comes another expansion. Developers Studio Wildcard today announced Aberration, which will explore the caves of a busted Ark filled with weird monsters. Along with new creatures like that legged anglerfish I’m told is called a Lantern Pug, it’ll bring 50+ new items including climbing picks, wingsuits, and ziplines. That sounds like great cavefun. Have a look: Read the rest of this entry »

Ark Adds Dino Big Enough To Carry A Fortress, Also Poo Flinging Monkeys

The thing I remember most strongly from the Ark: Survival Evolved [official site] segment at E3 was the ridiculously massive Titanosaur which you can build on and wondering how long before someone modded that to reference the Discworld arrangement of the space turtle A’Tuin and elephants. Oh, there’s also the introduction of the upcoming Redwood Biome and an explanation of why/how you can fling poop.

Now I’ve had time to actually go back and watch the segment properly so here’s the deal – watch from 40:15ish:

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ARK: Survival Of The Fittest Is Now Standalone & F2P

The trend of splitting games into two continues. ARK: Survival Evolved is carving off its competitive, Battle Royale-inspired Survival of the Fittest mode into a standalone free-to-play spin-off game of the same name. ARK: Survival of the Fittest [official site] challenges 72 players (or 200 on unofficial servers) to be the last person or team standing in an ever-shrinking arena. It’s out now on Early Access.

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ARK: Survival Evolved Gets Giant Beavers, Handcuffs, No Word On Beaver Prisons

The latest update to early access multiplayer sandbox survival game Ark: Survival Evolved [official site] has brought with it giant beavers and also handcuffs. These are separate things, I think. You’re not going to beaver prison as far as I can tell.

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Hooray For Santy Claws! Ark: Survival Evolved’s Crimbo

It's a Christmas miracle!

Only two doors remain closed on the Advent calendar (I’m saving today’s choccie for a filling afternoon snack) and tension is mounting. What will these final two doors reveal? Will my fun-size Mars bar come in a festive wrapper? Will it have a picture of a raptor Santa? Wait, no, that’s Ark: Survival Evolved [official site]. The Early Access survive ’em up has launched its Christmas update, and Santy Claws is feeling giving.

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Ark: Survival Evolved Runs Turkey Trial Till Tuesday

Today’s the day our Stateside friends move their belts up a notch after yesterday’s mashed potatoes and turkey binge. Thanksgiving may be over for another year, but Ark: Survival Evolved [official site] is still running its Turkey Trial event until Tuesday, December 1st. It’s a good old-fashioned turkey hunt, with the twist that harvesting their ‘Super Turkey Wishbones’ will let you craft something special. And there are fire-breathing DodoRexs. Yeah. Need to see that action? I don’t blame you:

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Ark Adds Giant Anglerfish And Friendly Penguins

Peel off my scalp, saw through my cranium, then shake the goop out into a video game, and you’ll either find yourself in either a cyberpunk girl gang up to no good or dark icy waters filled with friendly and frightful creatures. I’m now suspicious of the scab I found on the back of my head this morning, as Ark: Survival Evolved [official site] has dived into the latter with its latest Early Access update yesterday. Giant anglerfish and friendly penguins are the stuff my dreams are made of.

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Ark’s New Giganotosaurus Is Basically A Dinosaur Hulk

Colossal, strong, initially sluggish but quick to anger, growing stronger when enraged and even turning on allies? Aye, the latest dinosaur added to Ark: Survival Evolved [official site] is basically the Hulk as a dinosaur. The survive ’em up’s latest Early Access update brings the Giganotosaurus, a honking great dino who’ll be a little hostile even if you do manage to tame it, as well as swords and shields for fancier melee. Here, come see how nasty this new dino is:

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Skelesaurs! Ark: Survival Evolved Celebrating Halloween

We do post about Ark: Survival Evolved [official site] an awful lot for an Early Access multiplayer sandbox survival game (of which there are oh so many), but that’s mostly because it keeps adding fancy cool things. This post? This is about how its Halloween update has spooky skeletal dinosaurs roaming around, a giant fire-breathing DodoRex to fear, pumpkins to carve, and other eerie additions that are difficult for me to ignore. Look at these cool things:

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