The Cenozoic Era is a realistic animal survival game taking place during the rise of mammals, take control of a variety of animals and fight to survive among other players to reach the top of the food chain. Death, Destruction, Survival, Scavenge, Nature, Thrive, Conquer, Hunt. The Cenozoic Era
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (104) - 81% of the 104 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (282) - 74% of the 282 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 20, 2023

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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?

“The game has a long way to go before it becomes what it was fully designed to be, The ultimate simulation of surviving as a animal. a lot of features to come will take time to add and along with that a community to help bring new ideas, toss out bad ones and help make it into what it's meant to be is a fundamental requirement for this game. As is it stands now the game has a fantastic base and great gameplay that will only evolve over time as more and more people help build the future of The Cenozoic Era”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“1 to 2 years (Maybe even longer) To start off I'd like to always keep it open to changes based on what the community want's to see from it. Since the game is mostly being developed for the players who gather around it I want it to be what all you guys want it to be so please have patients as this time frame may shorten or get longer depending on how much larger or smaller the scope gets which is depending on what the community want's”

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

“The final version of the game will be what I stated before, The most ultimate realistic open world animal survival game, The things to be worked on for the future is realistic gameplay mechanics such as pouncing, movement, climbing and other various things animals do in the wild, model overhauling and introduction of new creatures all through out the Cenozoic Era, These features are currently in the plans but things later on may change or be scaled up or down depending on how the games growth and player base alters over time. A lot of these features will offer new gameplay styles to the game as well, The goal is to have a very immersive environment by the end of it all that keeps players engaged into their world and love their animal they've grown attached to.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state offers what was mentioned in the description of the game, The two gamemodes on launch are Survival and Sandbox, Some other features and gameplay are things like bleeding from attacks & bleed outs, player customization, growth, Animal AI and fish AI, scent, realistic day and night cycle with weather and natural disasters, 2 different attacks for all animals each having several types of calls, mating, full admin panel for server owners (We use ping perfect) and other details such as Audio, UI, Immersion etc. But where it stands there is a lot to offer still with the game modes and player interactions, The game offers so much in it's current state and endless things to do with other players and how you interact with them and your surroundings”

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

“Pricing won't change”

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

“Feedback is a absolute necessity so please join our Discord to help get involved in helping shape the games future. Everyone's involvement is needed in helping develop additional features on top of current content. Things such as, Game mechanics, Biomes and eco systems, Animal Additions and community idea's or creations.”
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About This Game

Welcome to The Cenozoic Era

The Cenozoic Era is built on the principle of being a realistic open world animal survival game, where the player takes control of a creature and fights to survive within their environment. Discover everything and uncover mysteries along the way.

Explore vast and beautiful landscapes: from the rocky regions, to lakes, valleys, mountains and even the sky!

Make the gameplay your own. There is nothing stopping you from personalizing your creature's survival journey each time you step into The Cenozoic's naturalistic world, an open and limitless experience.

Be conscious that if you die, your game will start all over again, Or choose a new animal from the 4 game slots, This multiplayer adventure offers a brutality that will teach you how to hunt, survive and thrive in this untamed world.

Your creatures survival story, their fights and struggles, will be told through the visible wounds and tattered conditions.

Online Open World Survival

When logging into one of our servers you will be given options of what creature you can start a survival journey on.

Our servers will offer 100+ online player's with the intentions of surviving. As a predatory creature you will need to learn how to hunt in order to survive, which entails taking on other players with their own personal set of skills in self defense or hunting. You never know which hunt or step will be your last.

The option to scavenge from the remains of a left behind animal either kill by successful hunters or natural disasters is also a dangerous path, as you never know where another predator may be lurking. Trusting other players may get you killed and turned into dinner.

Winter and temperature

The game will feature a complex temperature system and seasonal changes, This will require the player to play with strategy when facing these seasonal changes, during the fall season players will need to start storing body fat to prepare for the harsh winter ahead, this is done by over eating a player corpse and for herbivores by eating certain fatty plants or fruits to gain fat. Be careful to not fall into sub minus waters or you will fall into hypothermia and possibly die as a result, during the summertime you can experience heat waves that will require you to stick close to water sources to keep cool, temperature will affect how your character moves around it's environment so pay caution to your characters temperature or you could wind up as someones meal.


Prior to joining a server you will see which game mode they are hosting. These include: sandbox and survival.

Sandbox offers you a punish free zone to practice your fighting, get used to the feeling of each animal and meet new players without the concern of losing hours of survival time. Select your desired animal and spawn into the sandbox world, have some risk-free fun!

Survival gives you the chance to survive as the desired animal of choice, pick from several species, spawn in and grow, you can also be invited by other players to be raised from young to adult, this gives you the true survival experience as you fight to grow into something more capable while investing time and developing your own story along the way.

Creature Customization

Prior to spawning into the world you can fully customize your skin color and patterns, You can change 3 variations of the fur, The nose and Eyes.

The color choices can be your own unique look to stand out among the rest!

Our future

Here's a list of planned things to be introduced into The Cenozoic Era, but keep in mind things are always subject to change as the project develops.

  • The addition of extinct prehistoric animals through out the Cenozoic Era (This is not limited to mammals only)
  • Scientifically based eco systems and sounds
  • Seamless growth system
  • Broken bones and sickness
  • Aging
  • Grappling/Take downs
  • Climbing Trees and other various things

This is the list of planned items to come in, these are the more major items but there is a ton of other detailed things that will also be added that enhances gameplay and the overall experience, this game is still in development so expect drastic changes to take course over it's time of development, but keep in mind things are always subjected to changing, until it's fully finalized.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8 64-bit version
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card with 2048MB Vram
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 or 11 64-bit version
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 3.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 or 12 compatible graphics card with 4096MB Vram
    • Storage: 20 MB available space

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