Saurian is a survival-simulation experience about living the life of a dinosaur. Starting from the egg, you must survive to adulthood amidst the perilous Hell Creek ecosystem of 66 million years ago, meticulously reconstructed with the help of professional paleontologists.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have opted to enter Early Access with Saurian as a part of our ultimate funding goal through our KickStarter campaign. Due to the generosity of our backers and fans, we have been able to develop Saurian to the point where we can openly present it to the public. That being said, Saurian still needs to be fully realized and Early Access can further help the game towards completion.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Saurian is planned to exit Early Access when we have finalized the implementation of the following features: full life stages and playability of the four original planned playable dinosaurs (Dakotaraptor, Pachycephalosaurus, Triceratops, and Tyrannosaurus), complete all planned AI animals and foliage species. We estimate this to take about two years.”

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

“In addition to the aforementioned features; the process of implementing all KickStarter stretch goals will begin, which will include: Dynamic Seasons and Weather, Character Customization, Genetic Variant Skins, Post-Impact Survival Mode, two additional playable dinosaurs (Anzu and Ankylosaurus), Spectator Mode, Multiplayer, and VR support.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Saurian's current Early Access features are: a fully realized game world featuring polished, final game assets; one dinosaur (Dakotaraptor), fully playable from hatchling to adult; a vibrant, functioning AI ecosystem; ongoing optimization efforts to ensure maximum access.”

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

“We have no plans to price Saurian differently after Early Access.”

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

“We believe that community involvement is important, and plan to encourage feedback on in-game performance and gameplay features via our Steam forums and official Saurian Discord server.”
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About This Game


Saurian is a dinosaur survival experience set in Hell Creek 66 million years ago. Players will take control of several extinct species in their natural environment and attempt to survive from hatchling to adult. Staying alive means managing physical needs while avoiding predators and natural hazards in an open world landscape reflecting up-to-date scientific knowledge of the Hell Creek ecosystem.

Features In Saurian

  • Survival: Start as a hatchling; eat, drink, and grow to an adult while avoiding predators and hazards.
  • Open World: Explore the diverse environments of Hell Creek with accurate flora of that time and location.
  • AI Ecosystem: The animals around you have the same needs as you do and will interact with you based on them.
  • Scientific Accuracy: Every animal and plant has been rigorously researched to be accurate to currently accepted knowledge.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 760 2.80GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.10GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset

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