Beasts of Prey - a new survival sandbox MMOFPS! Hunt Dinosaurs, craft items, build massive structures and create your own empire in a procedual generated game-world that grows with server population.
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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. It's planned to reach Beta-State in October 2014, 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.”

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.”
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November 14

Update 17 - New Everything

This is by far one of the biggest updates Beasts of Prey has received. So please read these changes carefully! Pretty much everything changed - a lot of new game mechanics, items and content have been added to the game. Raiding and PvP received a lot of love by adding ladders and rebalancing weapons, we also added new PvE Content, new crafting recipes, variations of armour, new animations, balanced some mechanics, lock-picking mini-game has been added, gathering of ore has been adjusted, 3rd person view has been added. It's extremely important for us to get your feedback on these changes so after checking out the update ingame please spend some time on the forums with us!

- Fixed mining drill placement.
- Fixed a bug that was drawing characters before structures (Sniper Exploit).
- Fixed, added and replaced several animations on the character model.
- Added plastic granulate to the game. Can be gained by adding sulphur + oil to the refinery.
- Added plastic sheets to the game. Simply place plastic granulate in the CNC Table table to produce them.
- Added craftable simple shoes to the game.
- Added craftable simple shirt to the game.
- Added craftable simple pants to the game.
- Added craftable tactical helmet to the game.
- Added craftable tactical short to the game.
- Added craftable tactical pants to the game.
- Added craftable tactical shoes to the game.
- Added craftable T-Rex/Dino Hat to the game.
- Added craftable T-Rex/Dino Vest to the game.
- Added craftable jeans to the game.
- Added craftable Hunter Jacket to the game.
- Added craftable Hunter Shirt to the game.
- Added craftable synthetic fibres to the game.
- Added craftable lockpicks to the game.
- Added craftable lockpick shiv to the game.
- Added craftable pickaxe to the game.
- Added craftable structure removal tool (Fire).
- Removed metal axe from the game.
- Extended inventory with extra slots for armor.
- Extended inventory with preview section for armor.
- You can now craft wooden ladders which will despawn automatically after 2 minutes.
- Ladders have very low hitpoint and can be destroyed by melee, ranged and explosive weapons.
- You can now lockpick chests & doors if you have the necessary tools.
- T-Rex now has the chance to drop the T-Rex teeth as loot which is required for some special armor parts.
- Loot Tables on dinosaurs have been increased slightly to drop more skin/leather.
- VoIP Volume has been increased.
- "Nay"-Sayers are roaming through the game-world. Don't loose your faith - kill on sight for some nice loot!
- Added no-build zones around static rocks.
- You can no longer use the stone-axe to mine ore.
- You now need the pickaxe to mine ore from static spawns.
- Gathering ore from static spawns takes slightly longer now.
- You can now put your structures on fire in order to remove them. (2 minutes timer)
- Turrets are now automatically activated after placing them/server reboots.
- Mining Drill had it's collisions fixed.
- Mining Drill now can be destroyed by rockets.
- Scar Rifle has been boosted (Burst fire, more damage, faster rate of fire).
- WZ96 has been nerfed (higher rate of fire, more recoil, smaller clip).
- Added 3rd Person Mode (Press 'Q' to toggle between modes)

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October 31

Update 16 - Crush, Kill, Destroy! (PvP/Building Patch)

This patch will bring you updated PvP mechanics. With the rocket-launcher and C4 rebalanced it is now possible again to destroy buildings and structures. In addition to that you are now able to build reinforced stonewalls and structure elements to counter attacks against your base. The turret has been boosted in both rate of fire and damage. The metal safe now only can store 9 items in total, but you can build a wooden locker to store additional items (this locker can be cracked in a later patch by winning a mini-game (locking coming!)) - in addition to the changed and new game-play we also fixed a lot of bugs and issues you reported.

This weekend we also have a discount for the game (25%). The 4-Pack has a 35% discount.

Patch Notes :
- Holding left mouse key will repeat the gathering process. (Axes only! Knife stays this way)
- Bullets no longer fly through stones.
- Capturing flags is no longer possible on PvE Servers.
- Rocket-Launcher and C4 now are PvP-Only items and can only be crafted on PvP Servers.
- Added new explosion animations to structures.
- Rockets & C4 no longer do AOE damage and will only affect the object they are actually hitting.
- Rockets had their range reduced by 90%.
- Rockets only damage the following items : turrets, guard towers, stairs, furnaces, table-saw, small oil-pump, light-tower
- Rockets no longer damage NPCs.
- C4 now has to be placed on the object you like to destroy. If objects have a switch C4 must be placed there to destroy it.
- C4 will now damage wooden structures again.
- C4 now can destroy flags.
- Fixed height-limit on flags.
- Fixed a lag-issue with the light-tower.
- Fixed a bug that caused foundation walls to be invisible sometimes.
- Fixed a bug in the compass-code.
- Fixed size of stone minimap-icon.
- Fixed an exploit.
- Fixed +1 Planks Skill.
- Fixed size of woodlogs.
- Improved performance in heavy-construction areas.
- Palisades & Palisade Gates require 2 C4s to destroy instead of 1.
- CNCTable has it's cycle increased, to build faster you need more CNCTables.
- Quitting the game no longer resets stone/wood resources.
- Nests no longer spawn in claimed lands so building on a nest location no longer results in dinosaur harassment.
- Metal Safe is now limited to max. 9 items and no longer shared with your tribe.
- Wooden Chest has been added to the game.
- Added Stone Upgrades to the game. All existing wooden structures can be upgraded and reinforced with stone. (will require 3 C4 to destroy)

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About This Game

Beasts of Prey is a survival sandbox MMOFPS, featuring a huge randomly generated world that increase based on the population of the game. Danger lurks everywhere and will make your struggle for survival even tougher. 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 & cities, conquer them - or destroy them. Whatever is on your agenda how you want to play in the sandbox.

Create an empire, forge alliances, defend or conquer valueable resource spots. All your actions have an impact in this dynamic growing game-world, your actions matter – you can help a fellow player who is attacked by dinosaurs, or use him for targeting practise, steal his belongings. But remember, it's a single sandbox, all your actions have a meaning and you have to face the consequences of what you are doing.

Features :
- Single Server MMOFPS Sandbox with Private Server Option.
- Dynamic Procedual Terrain increasing based on server population.
- Beautiful & rich jungle world. Roaming birds, dinosaurs, bats.
- Extensive gathering and crafting system. Gather wood and stone, harvest oil by building oil pumps and towers, build your own mining drills to automate gathering.
- You build the world! From axes to rifles, from houses to massive industrials structures like Oilrigs.
- Everything built can be conquered or destroyed. Defend outposts and towns or conquer them.
- Massive Dinosaurs will hunt the weak! Be on your guard!
- Craft, Build, Gather, Expore, Hunt, Kill, Destroy - you can do it all how you want.
- Build headquarters with your friends or clanmates!
- Plan and operate energy-related production and consumption units.
- Build pre-designed houses and structures or craft your own modular home.
- Tribes System so you can play and build together with your friends.
- In-game VoIP System, communicate naturally with your friends and foes.

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
418 of 495 people (84%) found this review helpful
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
Important statement: I have never cheated in this game. The developer is lying to make you neglect this review. You don't have to cheat in this game because of lots of glitches in mechanics you can use to overpower anyone. I was trying to make a developer notice this things. And they banned me on the forum and in-game for this.


Another developer thinks his sandbox will be somehow better than thousands of other sandboxes yet he fails to provide us any kind of a game to play. Someday developers will realize that just building a sandbox is not enough to make kids happy. Especially if those kids already have other sandboxes to play with.

Well, first let's talk how this sandbox differs in positive way.

  • It has Dinos! Dinos are almost good for a sandbox as zombies!
  • Interesting combination of current technologies (like radar towers, automatic weapons and oil pumps) available to battle dino's and other players. So, no it's not about bunch of prehistoric men trying to kill a T. Rex with a stone spears (like Stomping land). Neither it's about futuristic techonlogies versus primal beasts (like zillions of other games).
  • Nice graphics and fluid gameplay.

That's pretty much about it. Now to bad things.

Let's start with those things that taint the only good aspects the game has.

  • Dinos. The game lacks any vision on how the confrontation with dinos could be fun or involving. They move to you, you shoot them, they die. No hunting simulation whatsoever you could mean by it.
  • The good combination of current technologies and dinos in one game has no back-story or any other kind of explanation or justification. So, actually it's hard to say there is a setting of any sort. And it's really important not only for just immersion it's important for the development. Back-story puts limits on available features and sets the main course on a style of a game and it's content.
  • Fluid gameplay on this stage of development actually means that most calculations are done client-side. This is already abused by players and will be certainly abused a lot by hackers to come.

So, now to more deep and fundamental things. Bad things.

  • The first thing a sandbox let's you is to build something out of sand. But once you make it a multi-player sandbox there appears a problem of someone being able to destroy your sand castle. It is a very fundamental problem. The sandbox should provide you with careful and precise balance between creative and destructive activities. Offensive and defensive. You can't make any side to strong. Well, right now Beasts of Prey does not provide any exceptional or original ideas how to approach this problem. Or I can say just "any".
  • Developers position this game as a survival. Yet there is no hint on any kind of dangers except mobs or other players killing you. Lately many developers name any game where a player could be killed as a survival. Something is obviously wrong with the perception of this concept by most developers. This one included.
  • Early-access. Like in most cases, basically this means that developer will be developing the game until he finds it interesting. Just that. This game is not an exception. There is no roadmap, no vision of what it should be. Developers just add features on the fly. It only remains to wait until the game will hit the bucket.
  • Amateur game design. Multi-player sandboxes have to include most complex and carefully designed simulation systems. Otherwise players will abuse badly designed systems or features to their advantage ruining the game balance. Most systems and features in the game designed with typical mistakes of a newbie dev. They haven't even analyzed any of the references for solutions to common problems!
  • The best example of a flawed design is resource gathering. You ACTUALLY have to click like crazy to chop wood from a tree! Unbelievable! This approach to implementation of resource gathering system has a lot of flaws for an online first person game. Especially this approach has led to resouce production to be implemented client-side. Hackers welcome!

So as long as you have good imagination or creative friends that will help you to organize some interesting activities in Beasts of Prey you can get some fun playing it. Well, as much as in any other of available sandbox games. But this game has rather modest number of available options (i.e. implemented mechanics and/or tools) to help you with simulation. Yes, there are more to come as development goes on. But the same you can say about other sandbox game too. And this game has a lot of design flaws, bugs and glitches that will ruin your gameplay for sure.

P.S.: Some proof for resource prodution being client-side. If the node (like a tree) have been depleted you just need to log out and log back in and it will be available for harvest again. That means that resource counters on a node maintained only by a client. More to that every re-log grants you additional health and increases your resource gathering limit (you can gather like 40 wood from a single tree). That means health level and damage checks are done totally on a client side.
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132 of 160 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
Bought the game last night and started on the official PvE server to get used to the controls. Walked around the island and collected materials for about 2 hours, seems mediocre, nothing exciting, very few dinosaurs, came across a house someone was building jumped into window to look around, apparently if you hold down "e" key next to someones flag it allows you to capture it. Looked around the house further more and saw 2 beds and I was able to pick them up with no problem. Not thinking anything of it, left and started collecting some more materials. Got kind of bored and ended the night. This morning thinking I'll start off where I left off, logged in, bottom of screen reads " You have been banned" started searching forums why, apparently you aren't allowed to capture other peoples flags or take their beds. Had no clue!!! If I can do it then thats not my fault, if I used an exploit or third party software then I could understand. Think the ban was a little over the top and pretty much inexcusable. Don't waste money on this.
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56 of 72 people (78%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Early Access Review
FIRST this game is god awful i mean horrible...i have invested in this i would say a year ago if not early this year and i have to say improvements feel like there hasnt been any other than the enviroment looks a bit better BUT the ♥♥♥♥ing game quickly becomes a dayz running sim to even spot a dino....DINO AI IS A JOKE they are braindead ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ with stiff necks they run circles around you thats all.......controls for this game is god awful i went prone and couldnt get out of it for ♥♥♥♥......the interface is ugly and to small to even read the game feels like it has no hope at this point i have uninstalled this garbage and the devs banned me for giving my honest opinion ont he game forums so gg
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47 of 60 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Early Access Review
Got knifed to death by a dude hacking god mode after farming for an hour.

Hey, developers, #1 priority in MMO game development is preventing hackers/glitching. You've obviously not done this.

If it wasn't for the hacking the game would be *barely* playable. I was actually enjoying myself until the hacker came along.

If it's that effing easy, the game is broken. If they're tweaking features and adding new stuff when it's THAT easy to hack the game, the game is broken.


I will write a full and detailed review when this game becomes hack-free (otherwise, playable.) and it will probably be a positive review. For now, two thumbs down and 0/10.
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91 of 138 people (66%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Early Access Review
I didn't know what to write about in my review, so here's a recipe for pancakes instead:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted

1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.

2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
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45 of 69 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
Crowded servers, glitched movements, dinosaurs infiltrate bases with ease (simply by walking through walls), waste of my time and a huge waste of my money.
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32 of 46 people (70%) found this review helpful
103.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Early Access Review
Start game
Choose Local Game
Please wait until your game is ready
2 ♥♥♥♥ing hours later: Please wait until your game is ready.
4 ♥♥♥♥ing hours later: Beasts of Prey is no longer responding
Multiple times within Two weeks later: Cannot open Beasts of Prey because it is already open
Finaly get it to work again: it has een over a hour of waiting to open the game again. ♥♥♥♥ing me off...
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Early Access Review
I got this game with my friend and it is extremly buggy and boring. It is not worth $20.It is nothing like the game trailer and i am extremely disapointed . I WANT MY MONEY BACK
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Early Access Review
The developers need to stop changing up the content, and optimize the game. So tired of the rubberband lag.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
251.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Early Access Review
early access review
good points 9/10 graphics
pvp 8/10
the rest is going down hill from here
this game at the mo has about 2 hrs gameplay
it says it has dinos just cannot find them
it says its survival its not
there is no sense of adventure
the only thing this game has at the mo is flags lots of them it may as well be a flag sim
the moderaters are not very helpful
all that said this game will be good sometime there are a lot of early access games out there that are more complete and playable
at this time i cannot recommend this game
save your money or wait for steam sale
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
This game is GARBAGE when it comes to making servers. You can follow instructions down to the nail. Yet... it never works.. DON'T waste your money or time on this... it will just give you a massive headache.
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Early Access Review
I have asked for help,no dev even responds the only thing he/she does it "delete my post" shouldn't have wasted 20$ on this horrible team of devs.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Early Access Review
very boring game. love my survival games just not this one
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Early Access Review
This would have to be quite possible the worst game I have ever played....

I understand that it is early access, and it has promise. But it needs to be updated more regularly and not left to rot in the steam library. Devs need to really pick up their game or I forsee it being pulled from early access.....
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
when it says loading sever the crashes and goes back to the tmain menu
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Early Access Review
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Early Access Review
You can't play it offline and you can't save your game wtf please fixxx
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Early Access Review
after about 4hours of gameplay I can say this is a good game with alot of bugs (though not gamebreaking still really frustrating) and one of the prime things wrong is not alot of servers and two many people/houses/traps. takes a long to gather resoures and all in all its not worth it .in the end this game is not worth 18$ more like 5$
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
the game has so much lag it makes you whan to deleat the game so do not buy it
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11 of 23 people (48%) found this review helpful
55.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
Really enjoying it so far. We have just lost our base to raiders but it was a legit raid will be fun trying to get it back.

As long as you keep in mind its a early access game i think you guys will enjoy it, there is plenty to do and its not overrun with hackers like some games.

Not really sure why there are so many poor reviews, maybe its because i got it just after the release of Patch 17 and maybe that improved it big time?

I have over 800 hours on Rust and can see myself pumping a fair few hours into this game.

Overall i recommend it but just remember its a unfinished game and there will be bugs/wipes but it is very playable in its current state.
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