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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May 23

Awesome Item/Crafting Guide from our Community

Hello,
i wanted to hint out that that the gamer Kipriou made an awesome guide for items and structures in Beasts of Prey.

It's highly recommended that new players take a look as it can really get you started a bit faster as the guide also covers the basics like gathering and shows you how you advance through the different crafting tiers of the game.

Again, many thanks go to Kipriou for taking the time and giving everyone a detailed guide on our crafting system.

Have a look!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=420546520

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May 23

Updates 21.1 - 21.9

Someone mentioned that there are not enough updates coming in and while we patched the game 12 times in 3 days i noticed that there wasn't any announcement posted for those patches. So here are the patch notes from the last 3 weeks.

Changes 21.1
- Fixed foundation placement.
- Fixed server list glitch.
- Fixed missing damage on lava.
- Fixed missing damage on water.
- Fixed chat commands (e.g. /suicide).
- Fixed white trees at night.
- Fixed SSAO effect on far range.
- Fixed fog over-brightness.

Changes 21.2
- Fixed a collider that was too large on a tree.
- Logout button returns to lobby instead of quitting the game.
- To split an stack simply drag it onto an empty slot while holding LEFT SHIFT.
- Fixed CNC Table inventory.
- Action Tab is slightly smaller now.

Changes 21.3
- Fixed Chatbox (text was cut off).
- Increased chatbuffer to 128 entries.
- Fixed the lootwindow scroll bar.
- Fixed escape key / ui flickering issue.
- Increased chat fade away time from 5 to 8 seconds.

Changes 21.4
- Fixed inventory bug
- Servers now save logout position upon restart, so you no longer spawn elsewhere. Always last logout position now unless you die.

Changes 21.5
- Fixed chat double entries.
- Fixed capturing flags.
- Fixed loot on dinosaurs.
- Reduced amount of cannibal spawns.
- Slightly nerfed view-range of cannibals (from 90m to 70m).
- Fixed a glitch where the mouse disappeared in the main-menu (when going back to Lobby)
- Fixed a bug that prevented you sometimes to spawn properly.
- Fixed dinosaurs hiding from players.
- Fixed skill selection.
- Fixed clothing/armor crafting.

Changes 21.7
- Fixed metal safe.
- Fixed a dupe exploit.
- Fixed loot amounts on dinosaurs.
- You can no longer spawn turrets and C4 on the PvE server.
- You can no longer craft PvP items on the PvE server.
- Fixed lootdrop on PvP Server.
- Fixed time of day desync.
- Fixed light tower.

Changes 21.8
- You can have only 1 metal safe at the time. Building a new one results in the old one de-spawning.
- Fixed some stones you could previously walk through.
- Fixed chat becoming active unintended.
- Video Options are now saved.
- Fixed Dinosaur spawning.
- Adjusted Dinosaur behaviour to be more aggressive.
- Scrollbar of the Loot Window is no longer centered.
- Lootdrops have been fixed.

Changes 21.9
- Destroying flags with c4 will no longer spawn a foundation.
- Hotkeys are no longer active when the chat is active.
- Fixed missing server executable.
- Structure ownership is based on the flag in it's area.
- Structures without flags can be burned by everyone.
- C4 can be freely placed in order to destroy structures.
- Doors are now public without a flag in their area.
- Turrets are immune to ownership changes.

Changes 21.10
- Metal Safe is immune to flag ownership changes.
- Fixed a glitch that prevented you from destroying hostile structures.

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
50 of 70 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
This game definately has potential, however , right at this point in time i dont think i can recommend. Granted it is in alpha, so their are many bugs, glitches and un-intuative features.

Pros:
+Nice looking graphics on the world itself
+Has Dinosaurs
+Massive Potential

Cons:
-Bugs and glitches are rampant throughout
-Animations are terrible, most enemies dont even show an attack animation when they hit you 60% of the time
-Melee is also terrible, enemies will hit you from 3x the distance you can hit them
-Not enough small stones! Need to increase by 2x at least. took most of my play time to find 20. And 50% of the time they despawn before i can reach them.
-Building system, while having a fair amount of optons, is crippled. Cant place most things in most places(with flag). Should be able to place furnace in my house, the furnace chimney would look like my house chimney.
-Enemies you do manage to kill or that you see killed tend to despawn so quickly you cant loot.
-If you compare this game to other alphas, take 7 days to die for instance, which appears to have been developing for about the same time, Beasts of prey is way, way behind.
-Ranged Combat is screwed also. when you shoot xbow, bolt originates from your face not the weapon, so you have to aim at their nutsack to hit them in the chest/face.
-I could go on.

Keep in mind this is my opinion of an in-alpha early access game,

All in all, if your interested in this game, either wait a while longer for these issues to be sorted and the game in general be more polished, or get it on sale (like i did) and still wonder why you did. (other than because its dinosaurs and not your typical zombie fest)

4/10 (for now)
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31 of 44 people (70%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Early Access Review
TL:DR: No, seriously, buy ARK when it comes out on June 2

(By the way, they are having something of a campaign on the forums to get people to write positive reviews)

This game is a disaster with many bugs from the first day still remaining almost a year later. Here's a quick example of why this game will never be any good. When H1Z! came out, the dev fell in love with it and decided many of the systems from that game should be in his. He even did a thread on it in the forum, stating all the ideas he was going to bring over. Meanwhile, all the flaws and bugs from his own game didn't seem to register with him. Instead of fixing what he had and moving forward from there, he just scatterbrained a bunch of new ideas in. Same thing happened when he went through his The Forest phase and added cannibals (who teleport and usually have no attack animation and can hit you from 10 or more feet away).

Since day 1 there have been save problems, problems with losing your inventory, problems with dinosaurs walking through structures, glitches with the crafting system, etc. These have not been addressed, but new problems, such as cannibals, etc. have been createdd.

Since almost day one, strange design decisions have been implemented. For instance, now upon entering the game, you have to collect 50 stones to make an axe (because of the things you have to craft before you can make one). This process can literally take a couple of hours because of the scarcity of stones.

And with the last update, dinosaurs have disappeared for most people. They aren't spawning. But don't worry. The dev has some personal issues to take care of and then he'll look into it.

Basically, this game started with a lot of promise, but has gotten consistently worse through EA. Just stay away from it.
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35 of 56 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Early Access Review
I haven`t looked at this game in some time, and last time I was not impressed at all.

Coming back to it after several months and I have to say I am seriously not impressed with it.

Despite maxing out the graphics it still looks horrid, the world is bland, boring and unapealing, trees look totally rubbish at distance or up close, despite setting longest distance draw range things still pop up near by, grass is minimal at best, I could go on and on about the poor visuals.

Dinosaurs are supposed to be the main feature in the game, yet they are dumb, some stand around like statues doing nothing for ages, others just acting brain dead and wandering aimlessly around.

Then we get to something that wasn`t in last time I played, canibals. Dear god they are stupid too, and when you get close they somehow cause you damage from a bigger range than you need to hurt them, and yet they don`t actually seem to be doing anything at all! Just walking but somehow killing you!

Seriously I can`t see this title ever getting good, I found it horrible on release, and despite the boasts of big work done and graphic improvements I still feel it is a pile of dino poop.
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18 of 31 people (58%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Early Access Review
I know I didnt give the game a ton of time but still. It feels like banging your head against a wall. People leave automated turrets everywhere that kill you even in the pve server. Dinos kill you before you can craft anything. Or when you do craft anything and you die you start back at your camp with nothing except what you left behind. Or if you dont have a camp yay then its random spot time! Not worth it. Too much effort and time to get anywhere in this game.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
199.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Early Access Review
After all the updates and the huge new map I just have to make a review, ´cause of the mixed recommendations.
I enjoy this game since the very beginning. Its simple, but at lot of fun. Exploring the world, building huge bases, hunting the dinos, fighting other players . . . its all there, all you need for a survival dino game. I have now 200+ hours and its still a lot of fun, alone or with my friends. The DEV invests a lot of time in this game, in the last days and weeks we got a lot of updates, bugfixes and support - and we are at a point, where this game is not only fun, but also stable and improves from week to week, killing the bugs - thx BURNZ, doing a great job.
Give it a try, if you love DINOS and survival, BOP is a must.

a FAN of this game
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15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Early Access Review
Like:
- dinos
- solo mode

Do not Like:
- primitive combat system
- not much surviving to do except hide from everything that moves
- empty environment
- primitive IA
- cannibals ???
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23 of 42 people (55%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
For me, this game's a nono. Actually make single player work devs, multiplayer is a mess do to all the ruins people leave behind.
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
89.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Early Access Review
I say to my self if I ever play this game again I will kill my self. Beast of walk. Suck then still suck now. Even the hardcore fan boy player can't take this cluncky game anymore.
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15 of 28 people (54%) found this review helpful
698.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Early Access Review
With all early access games, there are issues. But, I will Say the developers are doing their best to address as much of the problems as they can. I applaud them for making the game fun! Because in the end, this is why we play the games! With that said... I miss my old base!! lol Keep up the great work guys!

TCM
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Early Access Review
In a world, where water can and will kill you, 10 meters tall trees only give you 3 pices of wood, and dinasours have mental powers that give them the ability to hit you from three meters away, one man (that's you) will do the impossible: Survive long enough to build up a turret and annihilate all dinasours, armed only with a hunting knife which does almost absolutely nothing and 3 bandages wich heal almost absolutely nothing!

Will you be that man? Do you think you have what it takes to survive?

FOR THE SUPER CHEAP PRICE OF 18.99 YOU WILL CRY, SWEAT, CRY AGAIN, GAZE UPON THE TALLEST TREES IN VIDEOGAME HISTORY, KILL DINOSAURS, MAYBE CRY A LITTLE MORE, AND THEN BECOME THE ULTIMATE DINOSAURS HUNTER IN THE MOST REALISTIC AND UNFORGIVING GAME OF ALL TIMES. (did I mention you can look inside trees? they are hollow, no wonder they only give three pieces of wood!)
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
43.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Early Access Review
At first i thought this game was awful...lol, but after really giving it a go and working out the crafting ...ect, It's pretty dam good, It's like a fantastic version of Survival craft, Though it need allot more work and bugs fixed, The potential for a superb game is there, Hope they continue to work on it.
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8 of 15 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Early Access Review
Game is completely dead online, no official server support for my country.
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Early Access Review
Game is completely dead online, no official server support for anywhere outside of the Netherlands.
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12 of 23 people (52%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Early Access Review
Purachased after Update 21....Awful. Hate to see what it was before Update 21. Dont waste your money!!!!!!
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12 of 23 people (52%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Early Access Review
This game is dinosaur sh*t !
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10 of 20 people (50%) found this review helpful
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Early Access Review
Still very early access. Looks a lot better than it did, but in many ways it's still not close to finish. I've almost given up on this game. Seriously with all the new updates I feel this game has taken a giant leap backwards.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Early Access Review
waste of money have had this game since almost release on steam. tried multiple times to play just nobody else is playing maybe 1 or 2 people on a server if you are lucky
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
111.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Early Access Review
this game is fantastic!
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250 of 330 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
102.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Early Access Review
As of update 21:

Welcome to Breasts of Play! Or rather walking simulator 2015. or rather "how to ---- up your game developers" simulator 2015.

Yes ALL of those titles would be better title for this game then Beasts of Prey, why do I say that? Because there are no "beasts" in this game.

Let me elaborate for you... describing my latest experience in BoP. I log on the day of update 21, I find a nice US public server, I log on, start collecting rocks (you pick them up now) and gathering wood. The server I’m playing on crashes and all my data is erased.

I dip my head in a bowl of cold water, wait two days and play again when the official pve server is on . I log onto the official pve server. Start the usual rock/wood gathering elements. Sees no dinosaurs but a few packs of compy and some cannibles. Walks and gathers, walks and gathers, walks and gathers.

Night time now.

Walks and gathers, walks and gathers, walks and gathers. Suddenly I get caught behind a mountain (which makes your screen pitch black due ot there being no moonlight). I see two cannibals run in front of me and attack me. I take damage and run like holy hell! I run, I run, I run, I run and finally I run out of stamina and dodge and weave striking my attacker with my knife, finally I succumbed to my attackers and to my sanity and log off. I log back on and respawn in some random area of the island with no marker to point me to my stuff that I lost. I log off, this time for good.

I don't even bother going to the PVP server for a few reasons:
1. People hack and abuse glitches to kill others.
2. People will kill you and steal your items for no reason.
3. Everyone who plays on it hasn't hit puberty yet.
4. Pvp is a cheap stunt pulled by developers to get you to play their game, a good game will have good PVE too.

I want to take a moment to say something people, I do not hate this game, I do not hate the developers, I want to see this game be a great game.

But yah see the problem with BoP, really isn't BoP.... it's the developers who CONSISTANTLY add new content into the game with ignoring key elements of the game and without fixing any previous glitches/problems with the game, as well as seem to block out any good and sane advice given to them by those who post on their forums.

And it took them two months to do this?

Sure the island is new and the graphics are a bit clearer with a few new crafting items to toy around with but all in all it's the same stuff that the developers have been trying to sell since I FIRST did this post back in Alpha 16.

My suggestion is to avoid this game like a sickness and wait to buy ARK:Survival Evolved.

2/10 - don't buy this game, don't even look at it, it's a walking/gathering simulator and nothing more.
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105 of 143 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Early Access Review
After reviewing this game once already someone brought to my attention that i should re evaluate this game since it had been some time and things had changed. Let me start by saying as this game is making slow progress it is still not worth full price and is making progress a lot slower than many games that have only one developer not even a team. That being said i will go into some pros and cons. Conclusion included at the bottom for those who want to skip ahead.

Keep in mind the game is still technically in alpha stage.

Pros:
Dinosaurs are very visually appealing and i was slightly in awe the first time i saw them.

Some of the instances with AI can be pretty comical like when a Trex tries to catch you but gets side tracked by a bunch of naked men running with sticks.
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Cons:
Still really glitchy ( game crashes when starting, AI run in circles, AI inflict damage without an animation, AI hitboxes are crap)

Gameplay still confusing without tutorial ( Hopefully this will be fixed when out of alpha and into beta)

No saving, you get one try then it all goes away.

Development team taking more time to add simple updates then single man teams (example Nelson Sexton of Unturned)
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Conclusion: This game really does have potential. I sincerely hope that it becomes a decent game but really i cant see it happening. The developers arent putting in the necessary effort to make this game a real work of art. Really the only change since my last review are simply cosmetic and many of the bugs i suffered from originally are still there. So is this game worth the full asking price, no. Do i see it going anywhere positive in the future, sadly again a no. Who knows, maybe we will all be surprised and one day this game will be great but as of now it really isnt even enjoyable to play. Purchase it only if its on sale and only to support whoever is supposedly working on it but really its just a charity because there isnt much you are going to get in return.
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