Snail Games has announced the release of its multiplayer adventure ARK Park on all major VR gaming platforms. The game is based on Studio Wildcard’s ARK: Survival Evolved and allows VR users and their friends to interact with more than 100 dinosaurs across 6 massive environments.
In ARK Park, your headset of choice allows you to experience a series of VR-driven theme-park attractions built on top of a variety of biomes – each with distinct weather patterns, vegetation, and terrain. Designed from the ground up as a realistic dinosaur theme park simulation, the game allows you to freely traverse the grounds without any restrictions whatsoever.
There’s no set plot or schedule to follow so you can choose how and where to go next to survey the prehistoric park at your own pace. You can even join your friends in multiplayer “park tours” to share the thrill of getting up close and personal with living, breathing dinosaurs.
Watch the ARK Park trailer below:
Featuring a real-time day and night cycle, ARK Park’s time of day mechanic includes day, evening, night, and dawn. Both biomes and creatures are affected, which means that some dinosaurs may only appear at specific times. There are more than 50 different species in the game; you can interact, tame, or even fend them off. When exploring the wilderness, use a gene scanner to collect gene fragments from prehistoric life forms. A combination of puzzle-solving, exploration, and careful resource management skills is a must if you intend to capture the most prized animals. Gene fragments unlock blueprints, which can be used to craft tools, lures, items, and weapons; they also reveal detailed information about each species.
Take the Crystal Shuttle and go on an amazing ride across the park and nearby ocean. The Jeep will carry you through the perilous Sequoia Rainforest – but be ready for a very talkative driver. Finally, after raising a dinosaur to adulthood, you can tame and ride it.
ARK Park is now available on HTC Vive (SteamVR and Viveport), PSVR, and Oculus Rift. Pricing starts at £31.99 for the standard version and £44.99 for deluxe versions. Check out the official ARK Park website for more information.
View some screenshots from ARK Park in our gallery: