Mesozoica - A full featured dinosaur theme park tycoon simulator in which you focus on the construction and management of your dinosaur wonderland. From choosing your starting company to your prime attraction, everything lies in your hands.
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Mixed (211) - 60% of the 211 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Jan 2, 2018
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Why Early Access?

“We have been working on Mesozoica as a project for the past three years. What we found is that with additional features we add to our build, our code becomes more complicated and bugs arise from that new code. We feel that since we are still adding additional side features, we can't classify the game as a "finished product." It's with this in mind that we feel Early Access is the ideal title for us moving forward. This gives us the flexibility of being able to add more to our game while also being very clear and consistent with our community about the state of the game. It's essential to us that we remain transparent with anyone interested in the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The goal would be to remain in Early Access until all additional features have been implemented and well tested. Due to the nature of Early access and the flexibility it gives us we would be hesitant to move to "Full Release" until we are satisfied and have verified that all features have been added successfully and function at a high level. If an estimate is needed for an official timeline, an expectation of 2-3 months adding additional code and content would be around the expected period to remain in Early Access. A note to keep in consideration is that we were funded via Kickstarter in 2015 and have been working on this game since late 2014. We have been through a closed alpha testing stage and are fully aware of the risks of development and the delays that come with it. This being said if we don't meet our milestones we will not advance the project to full release. We feel that we can only successfully push the game to a finished state once and we want to do it correctly.”

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

“We have two additional system loops we want to add to the three we currently have operating to create a system of progression. One of the circuits is an employee management loop which includes a quest system that inspires player customization before the game has even started. The goal with this is to introduce narrative and tell a story while also providing a fun way to customize your park. The second loop is an additional sequence to a current progression system under our "dinosaur management" branch. Breeding and self-sustaining populations are a massive goal and something we absolutely will seek complete for the final game. These two features alone add complexity to the day to day actions of the player in the game and add another layer of complexity/management.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We are currently undergoing closed beta testing with our Kickstarter backers. This state is primarily a reviewal period that has been going on for the past month. The game is at a reasonably bug-free and complete state with significant content already in the game. With 40 creatures planned each yielding their GOAP designed AI structure combined with over 500 skins for those animals, we feel the current state can be classified as Early Access. Our amount of content is unique for the indie scene, and the amount of work put in by the team merely to review content, speaks to our dedication to not releasing something we want to take back. Our several year development timeline also has significantly given us an advantage of experiencing the trials of development to ensure that we successfully move out of Early Access when ready.”

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

“We feel that as we add more content to the game via our modular building system, that the value of the game goes up incrementally over time. This being said: we have no plans on increasing the cost of the game. Content is a massive part of the game, and we have established workflows to continue to provide content regardless of the price increase as well via free updates designed at engaging our community. Expect more animals and more creatures and new staff at a bare minimum.”

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

“We have a modular building system which allows players to upload and download pre designed blueprints using our system and directly import them into their game while being in-game. It's imperative for us to continue to engage a very active modding community with ways they can get involved and produce community content that will be a free source of material for the players of the game. We also have a dinosaur skin designer feature that will allow players to edit textures of animals in game planned down the pipeline to further commit to engaging players and the community.

A note for this section includes our multi-platform dedication to communication with fans and our community. We have community admins on Discord (running our server), on our official Facebook group (running discussions) and our official Facebook page running official announcements and answering questions. We have set up a very structurally stable platform to engage our community, and we have their attention.”
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February 11

The New Mesozoica



We want to apologize for the lack of recent updates/hotfixes, in our quest to fix the major issues we have found the solutions we have been seeking to more than one problem. It's these new solutions we are now working on implementing!

First and Foremost we are pleased to announce that terraforming is making a comeback. We fixed the issue causing terraforming to be lag centric and have included fun items such as FOILAGE BRUSHES and RIVER CREATIONS! We feel that the massive performance upgrade will also be noted in this coming update. In short, the flow of this solution was as followed, Fixed Grass ---- Better Performance--- Terraforming enabled---- Rivers/Brushes created


Dinosaur AI fixes are the second big ticket item. We have included realistic sleeping schedules, and a fan requested Herbivore's eating foilage action for all herbivores! We believe our fixes to the AI not only fix the glaring issues we had in the past but also bring back some believability into the game.


Other notable additions are as follows:
Complete UI remake
Park management and progression
Dinosaur audio so that a dinosaur is always making sounds like breathing, belly roar, etc
Working on concept art for new modular pieces and figuring out the desired style of the game


We want to thank everyone for being patient as we fix these significant issues. A large part of production will start when the first steam payment arrives so we can get additional help making our new buildings/adding other sub-features!



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February 5

Update on Project T

Hello everyone!



Apologies for the silence,

We have been working primarily on making sure progression is stable and consistent!

Adding companies brings variety and player choice.

Adding employees generates players quests that they must choose from. Morality over money?

New GUI bring more info to the player. More info harder tasks.

However all of these new items dont bring progression which is why we have been taking so long on fixing PROGRESSION above all else.

Your company will limit you to the number of dinosaurs you are allowed to have as a safe guard (we dont give start up tons of money unless they prove it). How you increase your cap space which will eventually be infinite is by leveling up your relationship with your company!

The leveling up process is very direct and simple to follow however forces the player to make tough quest decisions (morality) which have rewards/consequences.

Again thanks for the patience, were working on support for different screen resolutions and continually fixing performance bugs.

WE FEEL as if we have truly fixed the issues with AI. We will soon see if that is the case or not!

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About This Game

Mesozoica - A full featured dinosaur theme park tycoon simulator in which you focus on the construction and management of your dinosaur wonderland. From choosing your starting company to your prime attraction, everything lies in your hands.



Animals: From the Mesozoica to Cenozoic era, prehistoric animals such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex and lesser known Mamenchisaurus will be waiting for you to adopt them into your park.

Babies: Every dinosaur starts out as a tiny little critter, bonding you to your dinosaur from the start. Watch it go through it’s life stages and explore your world.

Control: By taking control of your animals you can experience what it’s like to be a dinosaur! Attack, eat and drink to keep your dinosaur’s needs in control.



Modular building system: Let your imagination run wild with the modular building system, in which you can create reusable blueprints to use in your park. Nothing is too crazy, amaze yourself!

Blueprints: For those who want to jump straight into the game, a wide range of blueprints will be available to use, so you can focus on what you think is important to you.

Customize: Almost everything in Mesozoica can be customized to your liking, may it be color, texture or size! You can really make the park of your dreams.



DNA System: With over 14 animals in the game you can use the state of the art world map to find, purchase and extract DNA from dinosaur fossils. Next to the wide range of dinosaurs there are more than 140 skins ready for you to explore!

Black market: Don’t want to wait and have better things to do than digging? For the right price you can purchase your fossils straight from the black market, guaranteeing success.

Dig site: The old fashioned way of getting dinosaur DNA. Select your favorite digsite, send your digging squad and wait for them to find your new dinosaur!



Community creations: Get creative and use the modular building system to build, share and download blueprints made by the community and Mesozoica developers, giving you more freedom in your own park.

Import: Download other blueprints from your friends and import them into your park, giving you more content in a breeze.

Export: Created a beautiful dinosaur exhibit? Export it and send it over to your friends, allowing you to share your creations with the world!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 (SP1+)/8.1/10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i5-2300/AMD FX-4300
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTX 560 (2GB)/AMD Radeon 7850 (2GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (SP1+)/8.1/10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel i7-4770/AMD FX-8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GTX 980 (4GB)/AMD R9 380 (4GB)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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