Beasts of Prey - a survival sandbox game! Hunt Dinosaurs, craft items and build massive structures to claim your own land in a game-world full of dinosaurs, cannibals and other dangers.
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Release Date: Jun 5, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are developing this game together with our community. Your feedback, your critics, your suggestions are what drives this game forward. In the last weeks this game had over 11 patches and more than 17 hot-fixes (July 2014). Our community helps us to make the game we all want to have. This is what Early Access is truely about - making a game together with the community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are aiming for an early access phase not longer than 6 months. However the game will stay in the alpha state until you guys think it's ready.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will be based on players input from the early access phase. Right now we designed and build the game-mechanics how we think it would be cool - but maybe it isn't or the community comes up with some amazing feature requests like they already did in the past.

The full version will also have a turret system, different biomes, more wildlife and community-approved game-mechanics.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“While the game runs stable and contains already a lot of polished game-play this game is still unfinished so there might be still bugs, annoyances, unfinished game-mechanics, unbalanced weapons/structures, unbalanced dinosaurs, GUI bugs, servers might go up and down a lot, multiple patches in a single day.

We are actively working on the game and we will supply different types of servers so you can play without our work interfering with your game-play but please do not expect a perfect game. We also tend to change things, try out mechanics, remove them again - if you are not enjoying forging the game just wait, in a few months this game will come out.

Update Nov/2014
In our community there are quite a few people with more than hundreds of hours playtime so we believe the game is already in a very enjoyable state.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes! Once the game is fully released the price will represent the final state of the game. Right now we are selling this game at a discounted price, without any pay-to-win scheme, without a monthly subscription.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We would like to fully integrate our community into the development process. Important game-play/game-mechanics decisions should be community-based. Also on future updates we would like to know what the community prefers us to work on.

The past 15 updates have been made based on community feedback.”
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March 9

Update 20 - The Ankylosaurus - Colin from JurassicPark:Aftermath joins!

In this patch we are introducing the Ankylosaurus. This dinosaur was previously created for the Stomping Land, we are happy about Vlad's involvement in Beasts of Prey as the quality of the models speak for them-self. To animate them we hired Kiko from Borderlands/Star Wars:The old republic to give the model some tripple AAA look and feel. The engine got updated to the latest Unity 5 version which is now officially released. In addition to that DirectX 11 is back on Windows while MAC / Linux versions now still work fine with DirectX11 features enabled on Windows Builds. Turrets in the game no longer react only on range, but will change target based on what they can "see". Also their view-range has been increased making raids much harder. To further improve this palisades now cause damage when standing on top of them.

The day/night cycle got adjusted to bring you some extra light during the night and to improve the graphics which are now based on direct light, ambient light and reflection light. The rendering-mode has been switch from forward to deferred which results in a better performance with multiple light sources around. In addition to these changes several bugs you reported have been fixed.

We are happy to announce that Colin from the Jurassic Park:Aftermath Project has joined us to create a new map for Beasts of Prey. Within the next weeks we will update you on this progress. With Vlad we already have a very talented 3D Artist, last week we talked to Robert Fabiani who also is very talented to create the Stegosaurus for us. With Vlad, Robert, Colin and Kiko on-board we have now a stunning team that is able to deliver AAA models, animations and game-worlds.

Patch Notes :
- Ankylosaurus has been added to the game.
- Updated client & server to the latest unity engine.
- Optimized client to improve performance slightly.
- Adjust day/night cycle and graphic effects.
- The night is now slightly brighter on close range but darker on the far.
- Turrets now take line of sight into account, no longer just aiming at the closest target.
- Turret range has been increased from 45m to 65m.
- Palisades now cause damage when walking/standing on them.
- Adjusted client-code to address vanishing walls/structures (Please confirm!)
- Fixed a bug in the main menu.
- Server now loads and stores data much faster.
- Fixed Fall-Damage.
- Fixed several visuals on structures.
- Fixed several animations on the dinosaurs.
- Official servers received a full wipe.

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February 13

Hotfix for GFX issues applied.

Hello everyone,
after yesterdays patch i received a few reports about graphic issues. I applied a Hotfix today that solves this. Also todays Hotfix allows you to recapture a base as the owner of the base which will set all structures again to yours (if it got raided previously).

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About This Game

Beasts of Prey is a survival sandbox game. Danger lurks everywhere and will make your struggle for survival tough. Carnivorous beasts may be lying in wait behind every tree and waiting to make you their prey.

You are starting out without anything but your combat knife and you'll have to regain access to modern technologies through gathering resources, crafting items, building structures like houses, defenses, factories and by conquering and defending resource hotspots. You can build outposts & bases, conquer them - or destroy them.

Claim land, forge alliances, defend or conquer valuable resource spots. All your actions have an impact in this dynamic game-world, your actions matter – you can help a fellow player who is attacked by dinosaurs, or use him for targeting practice and steal his belongings. Reputation matters! In Beasts of Prey you have to choose your character name once and it cannot be changed, allowing friends and foes to react on your actions.

Features :
- Smart AI that will wander around in the game-world, hunt players and fight other dinosaurs and cannibals!
- Complex crafting system including multiple tiers. You need to build furnaces, crafting tables, gather resources, smelt ores, CNC Tables and much more to gain access to all items. 100% of the items are player-crafted! From armor to weapons, from food to tools.
- Complex building system allowing you to construct houses, walls, towers, RADAR Towers to get a mini-map, defenses like turrets and much more!
- Skill System that allows you to improve your survival, gathering and crafting abilities.
- Armor & Weapons Crafting system. Construct pistols, rifles, snipers, melee weapons.
- Strong PvP and Capturing System allowing you to siege and conquer outposts.
- Beautiful graphics. Rich jungle world including Roaming birds & dinosaurs etc.
- Gather wood and stone, harvest oil by building oil pumps and towers, build your own mining drills to automate gathering.
- Everything built can be conquered or destroyed. Defend bases or conquer them.
- Massive Dinosaurs will hunt the weak! Be on your guard!
- Lock-pick doors and chests to steal from your enemies by crafting shivs and lock-picks.
- Build headquarters with your friends or clan-mates, Tents and beds to have a spawn point.
- Build pre-designed houses and structures or craft your own modular home.
- Tribes System to allow you to play and build together with your friends.
- In-game VoIP System, communicate naturally with your friends and foes.
- Play either alone on your local server or with friends on both private and official servers.

The game is heavily influenced by our community. Make suggestions on the the forums, give us your feedback! During the last 6 months (November 2014) the game received multiple make-overs, more than 17 major updates and over 50 smaller patches.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or later (Vista/7/8)
    • Processor: Intel/AMD x32/x64
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce or AMD
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows XP or later (Vista/7/8)
    • Processor: i7 CPU
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 560GTX or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel/AMD x32/x64
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce or AMD
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: i7 CPU
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 560GTX or higher
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: Intel/AMD x32/x64
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce or AMD
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: i7 CPU
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 560GTX or higher
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
Early Access Review
I still have high hopes for this game. This has been the only dinosaur hunting game I have kept returning to.

Though Updates are only so often I really hope you guys don't give up on this project.
The world needs a good dinosaur game and I think this could be it if the right updates are made.

I have been enjoying it so far but more building options, weapons and dinosaurs would be fantastic!

Keep it up!

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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Early Access Review
Although it has issues and glitches, i am completely assured that a game like this has a lot of potential and one day will be a great success. Although now there are cannibals that teleport, tyrannasaurs that can walk through mountains, and not the friendliest people on the PvP servers, someday this will be an amazing game, besides, most of these minor bugs are ejoyable.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Early Access Review
Amazing game, truely good fun for anyone who would enjoy walking with dinosours.

The good: Dinos! Variety of Dinos, crafting from primal upwards to current tech is very welcome. Lighting and day night cylce is very very nice. I am a big fan of the moonlight shimmer of the t-rex skin as you see him walking in the valley below you or in the jungle. Very nice.

The bad: Dinos need some work yet.
1. Pathing is broken badly, all you have to do is go up a hill and you safe and sound from all dinos and cavemen.
2. Get in a building and your safe, NPC's cant get you and wont damage the building
3. Weather doesnt exist
4. Few obvious items don't exist/work in game yet like armor or food.
5. Ragdoll, rather funny to watch
6. Cavemen spawn points seem to ensure dinos are always dead when a dino gets too near to the spawn.

What's left: The game is alpha so naturally their are pollish problems, half implemented features, bugs bugs bugs and the usual which you expect from an alpha.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
50.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Early Access Review
So far, one of the best games I've ever got! Ive seen videos on when it first came out i thought it looked horrible. But ever since that, this game made so much progress that i had to buy it! It has made so much progress and way more to come too! The developer works very hard running the whole game by himself along with model makers and such, it just has so much hard work put into it. The forum is the friendliest community i had ever been to online and they answer all your questions in a nice manner no matter how simple they are. Back to the game though, people give this game bad reviews even though it is just perfect!
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24 of 43 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
152.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Early Access Review
When your getting this game your investing in an idea a concept.This game isn't done and and its far from it.But what i can tell you are the positives and negatives.

+The game has lush scenery
+The building mechanical system is great
+The de community is very nice
+The dinsaurs skin texture is very good

-The dinosuars only spawn in certain places
-The main server is very laggy
-Some people on the game spam bad music through there mics,you can't mute them
-The game gets very dark at night,Hope they add a flash light

I recommend this game as it is still being made.Just note you are investing in an idea.You are not buying a complete game,you are buying a work in progress
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
88.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Early Access Review
Ran good on my pc til update 18 came out but from what I played its worth a look
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Early Access Review
Freezes in linux. VR support is listed but I couldn't get it to work. Will play again in the future when it's out of early access.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Early Access Review
İt's a wonderful Co-Op Dinosaur survival game i wanted these type of games for years so it's finnaly out !! <3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Early Access Review
Ok, I've played about 5 hours now as of this post and I must say, being able to play solo/local game is the best feature ever for a survival game. It's giving me a chance to learn how to play instead of loading in and with 2 hours running around like other games and boom dead.. wasted 2 hours and didn't get anything done, this game I have a partial fort build already and I've died once. Took on some cannibals without a real weapon, so had it coming. IF the devs don't abandon this game like one of the other early access games I played, it has the potential to be an amazing game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
45.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Early Access Review
Very enjoyable game, if you have someone to play with. A few bugs but thats expected for a pre release game. Very excited to see what this game becomes.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Early Access Review
the price matches the content you obtain. this game has had much work done upon initial release and it has features that remind me of games like Landmark, Unturned, The Stomping Land, and a few others, it lacks very little and just need continuous work in the next year or so, this game is already entertaining and it will only become more so.

my overall score would be a 80/100 (8/10 because most dont like the wider scaling)

just lacks a bit more finesse on certain aspects however it is a great game none the less and i cant wait to see the finished product.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Early Access Review
Spawned in and was immediately chased by two cannibals who were in turn being chased by two T. rexes. GOTY
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Early Access Review
im just walking around outside making some ingots when i hear a kind of gasping sound. i run into my house. nothing happens. i come out again. A little befpre sunset i hear it again. So i make a torch, put it outside my house and wait for day to come. But around midnigh when all was silent. I hear a scream. And through a window i see a cannibal running down a hill. THE REST OF THE ♥♥♥♥ING NIGHT I HEAR SCREAMS OF NOOO OR JUST SCREAMS! it scared me. a bit.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Early Access Review
pretty good game it awsome maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan
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231 of 294 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
90.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
As of update 20:

Well guys you can imagine the pure excitement when I heard that the dinosaurs in the game were getting redone, as previously in the game... they sucked. The latest update made it so the dinosaurs patrol around the island instead of just clumped up in one area, which is nice but the dinosaur walking often looks clunky and unpolished, sometimes even skating rather than walking.

The dinosaurs also run faster now which is nice but also burdensome as some of them have yet to be able to handle their new speed and what I mean by that is the dinosaurs have a tendeicy to move to an area to attack a person IF you have moved from that area they will sit there for a bit before trying to attack you... this makes it MASSIVLEY easy to avoid their attacks as you can merely walk left/right and they won't even hit you.

Health now does not regenerate and requires you to use bandages to replenish it, which is good and adds somewhat of a survival element to the game. The patrolling dinos are a nice addition as well, as there is now an actual sense of danger of running into something unfriendly when out and about; even though you can simply jump into some water/ zig zag and kill whatever dino with your crossbow.

There is crafting and building in the game but it is all very shallow and basic, and even though there are dinos wandering about it is still very easy to gather materials, as most of the dinos you can avoid easily. The environment is the same old same old and will get boring quickly.

I would be giving this game a thumbs up right now if it wasn't for one thing: glitches.

The "health gain" system is glitchy as many items that are supposed to restore your health, do not always do so, while sometimes they do. Some of the newer food item do not cook (which is required for consumption), even though they are supposed to.

The tribal system (a sort of "guild" system, were you can team up with your friends) requires you to make a Steam Group in able to use....a Steam Group guys....really?

Big dinos (when shot at least with a sniper gun) will twerk spaz out into oblivion and become unlootable when shot with a gun-based weapon which can be VERY frustrating. Also T-Rex do not drop T-Rex teeth (which is used to make specific clothes), which is annoying.

Also if you're playing on a private server (which you likely will as the only two dedicated servers will probably be packed with abandoned/unused/half finished buildings) there's a HUGE chance that the server will crash and often time reset your data which is probably one of the most annoying things to ever happen period.

The developers...well... to describe the developers they are TOUCHY as Hell. Updates are often choppy as Hell, making playing the game afterword’s a struggle as lag, graphic and even SOUND issues are always present (which also means that your data will be erased AGAIN due to the developers having to fix the patch they just released). Also forget about posting on the forums, because unless your question is praise or about gameplay, the developers will often delete it (why I have no clue, but it is extremely sketchy).

Is there a game here? YES there is, but all the content feels more of a game that was JUST released to Steam Early Access, rather than a game that has been out for almost a year. It also has that "Stomping Lands" vibe...y'know... the feeling that the developers are going to quit on the game project and you'll be out of your promised game/money? Yah It's got that vibe.

I must admit that the game is going in a better direction than before, with dinosaurs roaming around the island and not having your health regenerate.

On a scale of 1 to 10 I rate this game a 4 out of 10. basic gameplay features, touchy/sloppy developers make this game in it's current state "meh" at best.
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87 of 117 people (74%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Early Access Review
Have you ever welded barbed wire to a metal rod, rubbed it in poison oak, and then preceeded to place it into your butt. No, no worries buy this game and in twenty minutes you will know the feeling.

Jokes aside:


Very terribly made dinosaurs
Very bad AI (Cannibals teleport, and can hit you from 30 feet away without even swinging at you)
Only 3 dinosaurs
By far worst control scheme i have ever seen
Very Highly over priced
Completely unclear gameplay (Crafting makes zero sense and at one point i got lost while trying to smelt an iron ingot)

Totally not worth it, overpriced for what it is and the developers took about 6 months to add a single new dinosaur instead of fixing the countless problems with this game. I couldnt look you in the face and say that this game was worth it and still live with myself.
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50 of 61 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Early Access Review
It has sooo much potential to be great but there are a ton of issues. Dinosaurs still walk through my house sometimes and dmg me while doing so. Guns do virtually no damage to dinosaurs, a heasshot should do something extra ....... But I still find myself playing just because I can build a castle of wood and stone and stare at dinosaurs while doing so . If the developers do not get lazy It wil be amazing.
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66 of 89 people (74%) found this review helpful
249.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Early Access Review
This game has come a longgg way from when i first got this. the gameplay is very fun,graphics are excellent, and since theres been updates,patches,it keeps me wanting to come back for more to see what else i can build and explore.The developer DOES listen to peoples request and fixes things as he gets reports of problems existing ingame and community.So far ive built many big fortresses and many other things available in the working tables to craft . Now that theres a newer Unity build coming with a newer map...i cant wait to get into rebuilding and exploring everything once again. Love this game soo addicting!!!! Great work Burnz and all who appreciate his work, to the trolls who got banned and are writing bad reviews beacuase of it..its your loss cause its only words in my book, bad reviews from people who got caught and banned shouldnt even have the right to leave a review.
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43 of 55 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Early Access Review
To start: Bought this game for me and three of my gaming clan buddies.

  1. Dinosaur models are great, can't wait to see more variety show up and see the new AI that they'll be implementing
  2. Beautiful map and flora. Wondering if we'll see procedural mapping later on.
  3. Great concept and hopefully better execution than stomping land had.
  4. Great crafting system, would like to see some expansion in regards to food and drink systems. (berries, fruit, vegetables etc)

  1. The introduction should only happen on first play through or major changes to map or such. Seeing it both on start of game and everytime you connect to a server gets tedious.
  2. Servers are too few, would like to see either more official servers, maybe one in the western hemisphere, as well as more regular server wipes on the private servers. Too many times have I spawned and seen like fourty bases around me, and turrets left and right. Makes me not want to play a PvP server because you can't really leave spawn grounds.
  3. On topic of spawning, there should be dynamic spawn as long as you don't spawn right in the middle of a dino nest. Makes it more interesting to try and find each other, but also prevents the spawn boxing that happens with bases just outside of spawn area.

  • make there more middle ground tech. So far it seems like you get base resources and can tech up pretty quickly to having a gun. Maybe start off with a sling, or a spear, then a bow, then a cross bow, etc etc.
  • more advance skillsets. I've seen the concept ideas of friendly and hostile skill trees. Would work great with karma system. Only issue is that would carry out onto the PvE servers. Can't be friendly or hostile really. Recommend just being able to level up into which ever one. Creates a cool dynamic amongst tribes, and allows for specialization. For instance, explosives expert. That way you don't have five guys with all the same skills who can all just wreak havoc. Means you have to wait for your tribe to get on to pull off a raid. Would be cool
  • [/olist]

    All in all I do enjoy the game. Just cause have a long list of dislikes and suggestions doesn't mean it isn't good. Definitely grab the game, or grab on sale, and try it out. With a strong community we could see a game with the enjoyment factor of Rust, but with that unique Dinosaur element! Heck they can even make it so you start off as a caveman and get smarter as you go along each day based on food and training. That'd be cool!
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30 of 35 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Early Access Review
I don't know why this game got such a bad reputation. Yeah, there is a few bugs, but come on it's Early Access! There is no game breaking bug. This game is exactly what I expected. It's a fun, time-wasting game. I know only about 60% of the people gave a good review about this, but you should definitly get this.

- Easy to understand and get the hang of.
- Fun and easy.
- Great models.
- Above average animations. (This could use some work, but still good)
- Barely ever have ping problems

- To play singleplayer you have to make your own server. (Since update 19 you just have to play original version)
- Hard to find out where sounds are coming from.
- Optimization. (It's good, but could be more customizable)
- Low amount of servers. (I know more will be added when more people get this game)

These cons are not finale. Anyday the creators could fix them and add more pros. That is what Early Access is. It's a time when the community could help out the makers and help make the game better.

I give this game 8/10. I plan on it getting better than that in a few months. Can't wait to see the finale product of this game.
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