Saurian’s Open World Dinosaur Survival Game
I went on a little binge recently looking for dinosaur video games. Love some dinosaurs, love some video games, so logically a video game with dinosaurs would be a win-win. That’s when I first came across Saurian in March of 2016. An open world dinosaur survival game that takes place 66 million years ago in South Dakota’s Hell Creek area. I was instantly in dinosaur heaven. I followed along with the development for several months until Saurian finally announced they would be having a Kickstarter campaign. For $15, you will be able to experience the entire life of a dinosaur from birth to death. Like the Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarter project, there is an emphasis on scientific accuracy. That includes plants, not just the dinosaurs. Current Saurian is set to be released on PC, but there is a stretch goal available for consoles.
Saurian Aims To Educate
Saurian’s niche in the dinosaur game market is it’s scientific accuracy. Games like The Isle and ARK add a little bit of fantasy into the mix. Saurian is truly shaping up to be quite the educational dinosaur game. Which, stopping to think about it, when was the last time you heard anyone ask to play an educational games? Educational games have a kind of stigma, like they can’t be as fun as regular video games. Saurian looks ready to break that mold, or maybe forge something completely new and different. You can play as Dakotaraptor, Pachycephalosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex or my favorite, Triceratops. There is a stretch goal to add more as well, and if the game proves successful, there is really no reason to stop there.
Lots More Extras Waiting For Saurian
Saurian was successfully funded on day two of it’s Kickstarter campaign. It’s now well over the $100,000 mark, and is on pace to reach all it’s stretch goals before the campaign ends. I’m most excited about the multiplayer stretch goal, and as of the time of this writing, it’s only $45,000 away. I have already pledged my $15 for the game. I can’t help it, I love dinosaurs. But I also love video games I can play with friends. Once the game reaches, or maybe even gets close to the multiplayer stretch goal, I will be increasing my pledge. The Saurian devs have also stated that the stretch goals are not the end of Saurian’s development. If the game is successful, they plan to continually add features.
Saurian Now Taking Preorders
A little update here. If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, you can still buy Saurian. They’ve opened a storefront for the game and you can purchase a copy here right now!