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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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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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June 12

Update 22 - Wipe, Rift-Support, Cars and Fixes!

With this update we are adding cars to the game which you now can craft through gathering and assembling materials. The first vehicle is the Buggy N300, which is little off-road buggy that comes with 1 passenger seat. All servers have been wiped and gathering wood/stone has been made much easier. In addition the game engine has been updated to Unity 5.1 which now comes with full native Oculus Rift Support.

- Both server and client have been updated to Unity 5.1
- The client now supports the Oculus Rift DK2 and higher natively.
- Buggy N300 has been added to the game.
- You can now craft tires which is required to built a car.
- You can now craft engines (needed for vehicles).
- You can now craft the buggy chassie.
- Change to pickup ore from stones has been increased from 4% to 10%.
- The amount of stone gathered when picking up a rock has been tripled.
- The amount of wood gathered when picking up a woodlog has been tripled.
- XP for picking up stone has been doubled.
- All players will now spawn more or less in the same area. (Starter Area)
- UI Scaling is now dynamic.
- Fixed several bugs that have been reported through our forums.

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June 11

Oculus Rift Support now on the beta branch! Cars coming in the next 48 hours!

Hello everyone,
the beta branch has just been updated with native Oculus Rift Support through Unity 5.1 - if you want to experience Beasts of Prey with Oculus Rift now is the time to switch to the Beta Branch!

Also, cars are finally coming to the game. Within the next 48 hours all servers will be wiped and the cars update will be released. The patch will also feature a lot of requested bug-fixes. Due to the engine upgrade you should also see a slight increase in FPS. Stay tuned for full patch-notes!

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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
44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Early Access Review
No, I don't have much playing time. But I could never bring myself to lay this for a long period of time. As of 8/11/15, this game is so buggy and poorly made, it is barely worth playing.

Dinos spawn right next to you. Thankfully, their AI brain akes them lose their train-of-thought if you run up hill. If you don't, you are going to be severely injured or you wil die. Chicken sized dinos can hit you from about 12 feet away, while you can't hit them unless you lay/crouch on the ground next to them (as they are eating your skull). This is the same for most dinos.

These random orc looking creatures run around some times and beat you to death with bare hands while taking axe strikes. These are a little easier to kill as you can actually hit them without laying down. However, like most small NPCs, when they come to attack you, they run under you. That means these 8 foot tall orc things have you on their heads, still able to hit you, while you can't hit them unless you hop off (you'll just get picked up again) or crouch on their head. Same with the aformentioned chicken sized dinos.

Ingredient gathering is also bad. Trees are absolutely static while you harvest and give 3 peices of wood before the unchanged tree displays a "No more recources are here!" text. The model for the dropped wood looks like 1/8 of a log about a foot long. It takes 8 planks (derived from logs) to make a sign post smaller than the original tree(s). This is just the surface of a wrotten crafting system.

I only ever took the time to play one online game, the rest of the time was single player. The multiplayer was basically like the single with bases w/o occupants (but still functioning turrets) and the occasional random person running around, usually hostile. I grinded enough to make a little fort, but then raptors teleported inside and I had to run for my life.

Basically, don't buy this. Buy ARK. Buy anything else.
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Early Access Review
I opened the game and half the screen was black although I had the correct resolution. No controls or instructions were given. Didn't see one dinosaur- but hey, maybe it was on the part of my screen that was completely black.

So far to me, it isn't worth the money.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Early Access Review
I log into the game & it just crashes & ive tried single player & multiplayer but none of them work & it keeps saying The game has crashed file & when i try to found out why it keeps crashing i find Nothing online about it. Please any help would be great but i think its bull crap i wasted $12 on a game that wont Work.
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70 of 120 people (58%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
76.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Early Access Review
Yo Burnz!

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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Early Access Review
I cant play it!It always crashed!
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