The Isle is an open-world survival game where players choose from three factions in an attempt to survive a fierce island. Hunt. Prey. Survive.
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Mostly Positive (186) - 70% of the 186 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (5,224) - 67% of the 5,224 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Dec 1, 2015
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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?

“There's a joke in here about a dream being created with minimal staff and too much reliance on automation, but we'll spare you. The Isle's intent is to avoid being 'just another survival sandbox' or 'just another dinosaur game'; we want to be 'the' dinosaur game. Though the initial core of the game will be implemented upon release, this is a platform sandbox being developed for the community that will help shape The Isle into supporting any game-type imaginable. This goes from classic team deathmatch integration to dramatic park tycoon creation, accurate dinosaur ecosystem simulations, and thrilling survival combat. We believe we can create the basis and modding content for every player's dream that was or is a dinosaur game. After all, 'creation is an act of sheer will.'”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to leave early access by Q3 2018.”

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

“The Day One Early Access version has the core implementation of dinosaurs and their functionality. There are currently many other planned features that we will be adding in the coming months, some of which already in development. Aside from internal planned features, community feedback will be vital in the creation and implementation of additional dinosaurs, player types, cosmetic skins, and various other aspects.

Current Planned Features:
- Mac + Linux + Steam OS Version
- Full Mod Support (i.e. skins, additional dinosaurs, extra or intentionally limited game features, maps, and gamemodes)
- Full Controller Support ( Xbox / Steam Controller etc)
- Other Steamworks Features (Achievements, Trading Cards, etc)
- VR Support
- Localization of All Game UI / Text
- Realistic Dinosaur AI with Ecosystem Support
- Dynamic Weather
- "Tribal" Faction Implementation
- "Mercenary" Faction Implementation
- Player Crafting System Implementation
- Base Capturing
- Dynamic Aerial Drop-In Spawn System
- Human/Dino Body Painting
- Dinosaur Taming
- Advanced Vehicle System
- Customizable Skin System
- More Dinosaurs
- Improved Sound FX, including regional sound localization
- Improved and Expanded Vegetation System, including interactive foliage
- Global In-Game World Quest (That will directly affect game development and story)

Aside from the necessity of community feedback finds for bug fixes, content suggestion, and creative feedback, the Isle will have a post-release content structure after Early Access has been polished to the best of our ability.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All necessary features such as options, settings, and graphics are present.

Dedicated servers, steam synchronization, and basic persistence are present.

The minimal requirements of a dinosaur survival simulation are in place. Players can choose from all available dinosaurs and have the basic needs for eating, drinking, and have the capability to move through the world, stalking and hunting other players and AI.”

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

“Pricing will be changed during each milestone of large development features such as the additional factions and vertical gameplay additions.”

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

“Community feedback is imperative to the overall development direction of additional features on top of current content. These include, but are not limited to, dinosaur additions, future environmental biomes, weapons, skins, and community inspired creations.”
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November 17

Patch 0.1.29.4773

WARNING: DATABASE SCHEMA HAS BEEN CHANGED WITH THIS PATCH, SERVER OWNERS WILL NEED TO RESET IT FOR DATABASE SAVING TO WORK CORRECTLY. ALL OFFICIAL SERVERS WILL BE RESET WITH THIS PATCH.

New: Character Unique ID / Nest Unique ID System. Resolves issues with incorrect flagging of ownership of nests, invites, icons for children and relogging etc.
Fixed: Getting stuck while eating and drinking when doing an action such as roaring before drinking. Please report it if any of it still happends and let us know what dinosaur.
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November 15

Patch 0.1.29.4765

Fixed: Death Sounds not working.
Fixed: Adult Rex getting stuck while drinking.
Fixed: Acro and Anky getting stuck eating and drinking.
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About This Game

DISCLAIMER: THIS GAME IS IN EARLY ACCESS. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE IT UNLESS YOU WANT TO ACTIVELY SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAME AND ARE PREPARED TO HANDLE SERIOUS ISSUES AND POSSIBLE INTERRUPTIONS OF INTENDED GAMEPLAY FUNCTIONALITY.

Foreward and Caution

Firstly, thank you for looking at and possibly considering the purchase of our game. Despite the fact we aspire to create a fun game approachable by many, we feel the need to caution any potential users. We are undergoing experimental updates of the game's design. As this occurs, user experience may drastically change and difficulty will gradually become more brutal as chances of survival become less likely. We, the developers, are actively going to design the future game islands and creatures to counteract known player tactics of survival. Your mistakes will be punished. Expect no survivors.

The Isle: A World Designed to Kill You

The Isle is a realistic, gritty, open-world survival horror game. There is only one goal in mind: Survive. The islands and its inhabitants will radically change, ever-evolving as players themselves learn how to survive. There are no waypoints, tutorials, or ulterior precepts in mind to alter play styles or purpose. In the end, the only person you can trust is yourself.

KEY FEATURES IN EARLY ACCESS


These features are currently in the game and though they are listed, may have bugs that have not been discovered or addressed.

  • The Island: A vast landscape of dense forestand open plains, hidden within are various ruins and expanses that hold insight as to what was here...
  • Up to 100 players per server based on server hardware and bandwidth.
  • Progression System - Start as a defenseless creature and work your way up to the mighty titans of the prehistoric era, falling all the way to the bottom of the food chain upon death.
    (Note: This feature was an "at the time" necessity of development and is currently being phased out of the game.)
  • Basic Dinosaur Simulation - Basic needs such a thirst and hunger are present. Start as a juvenile, grow to adulthood, mate, and raise young. Stalk your prey and avoid your predators among the dense forests and swamps.
  • Playable Dinosaurs - Choose between featured animals in the official survival mode, or join customized sandbox experiences with 30 playable dinosaurs such as Austroraptor, Carnotaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Gallimimus, Utahraptor, Acrocanthosaurus and Allosaurus, with even more planned ahead.
  • Dedicated Server Binaries with Steam integration
  • Basic Dinosaur AI
  • An expansive island stretching across 16x16km²

Planning Ahead: The Future Development Goals

We realize that there is a long road ahead and a lot of work to be done in order to turn this into the dinosaur game we want it to be. Throughout the year, we will be adding a lot more to the Isle based off of current planning and user feedback Some of these features are as follows:

  • Mac/Linux/Steam OS Support
  • Full Mod Support - Skins, additional dinosaurs, and various gamemodes such as deathmatch and a tycoon sim
  • Additional Steamworks Features - Achievements, Trading Cards, etc.
  • VR Support
  • Localization of all Game UI/Text
  • Realistic Dinosaur AI with complex ecosystems
  • 20+ Playable Dinosaurs
  • Cannibal Faction implementation
  • Mercenary Faction implementation
  • Player Crafting System implementation
  • Base Capturing
  • Dynamic Aerial Drop-In Spawn System
  • Human/Dinosaur Body Painting
  • Dinosaur Capturing and Taming
  • Advanced Vehicle System
  • Improved Sound FX, including regional sound localization
  • Improved and expanded vegetation system, including interactive foliage
  • Functional Steam economy
  • "The Escape" global in-game world quest

Aside from the necessity of community feedback finds for bug fixes, content suggestion, and creative feedback, the Isle will have a post-release content structure after Early Access has been polished to the best of our ability.

Unique Triple-Faction Gameplay


Choose between three playable factions and find yourself stranded on a merciless island of harsh wildernesses, rampaging dinosaurs, vicious cannibals, lethal mercenaries and rival players. Explore dark and foreboding jungles, unforgiving swamps and beautiful but deadly mountain vistas for the supplies you will ultimately need to survive. As you progress and explore, you will happen across ancient ruins and abandoned military bases that, with perseverance and time, can convert into your own outpost or nesting ground in this hostile world.

  • As the Mercenary, you'll experience a sense of both wonder and terror as everything on the island has evolved to kill you. However, you will find yourself armed to the teeth and more than capable when it comes to survival skills. Nothing will stand in your way... so long as you still have ammo.
  • As the Cannibal, you will find yourself in-tune with the natural environment. Capable foragers and natural hunters, you will form tribes or survive alone. Armed with spears, bows, poison, and makeshift camouflage, you must be as ruthless as the beasts among you.
  • As a Dinosaur, you'll be the epitome of cunning and ferocity. From the small agile Austroraptor to the unstoppable Tyrannosaurus Rex, you will survive from being a juvenile until adulthood, forming packs, creating and defending your nests, hunting prey, and claiming territory. All roads lead to death, or becoming the apex predator of the island.

A Global Community Story


The Isle features a narrative told strictly through the environment, achievable only through immense cooperation among players. Hidden locations and artifacts are dynamically created within the open world that reveal the answers to all the questions that would arise. Why are you here? Why dinosaurs? What is causing them to mutate? Why can’t you just leave? It will take the entire global community to unravel the purpose to their being on the Isle and each discovery will directly affect the future of the game.

Become the Beast


One key focus of the Isle is the unique element of playing as dinosaurs and other creatures found on the islands. All will have a general familiar play-style, while each retain their own uniqueness of capability. Players can select a variety of creatures and grow from juvenile to adulthood. As your dinosaur grows, you can select different palette options and skins, growing your abilities to hunt, create your pack, and eventually mutate into a much powerful version of your dinosaur and claim the right as the Apex.

Unparalleled Mod Support


We will support all the features of Steamworks and allow for any aspect of the game to be modded by the community using Steam Workshop. Members of the community will be able to download a free copy of Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games and generate mods and change all aspects of the game. This includes everything but not limited to making a new map, adding new dinosaur types or new game modes such as a Dinosaur Park Simulator or a role playing focused game mode.

You can subscribe to mods on the workshop and select what ones you want enabled when you start your server. Players joining the servers will automatically obtain the required mods without even needing to restart the game.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later (64 Bit ONLY)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 280X series card or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This game needs a dedicated graphics card to run. It will struggle to run on laptops, notebooks etc.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later (64 Bit ONLY)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 3 GHz or faster.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 series card or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Experimental Direct X 12 Supported with Windows 10. Use -DX12 in the launch arguments.
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS 10.13: High Sierra (64 Bit ONLY)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Metal Compatible GPU with at least 2 GB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mac must support the Metal Rendering API and be from 2014 or later. The game will not run on Macbook Air / Low End Macbooks / Mac Mini. Please note that Macs do not currently support Mods that were only packaged on Windows.
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