Parkasaurus is a zany Dinosaur Park management game, that challenges the player not only to provide guests with a unique dinosaur zoo experience, but to care for their dino friends by crafting the perfect exhibits, gifting them the cutest hats, and travelling back in time to rescue them from their demise!
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Sep 25, 2018
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Parkasaurus is the game we always wanted to make, and while we love the current direction, having a Parkasaurus community to help us out would be even better. The two of us have so many ideas still to implement and would love the support of fellow Parkasaurus Warriors to help us decide what to work on next.

We desperately are going to need YOU to be a Parkasaurus Warrior! Here's how:

  • Be brave enough to support our Early Access release this spring

  • Add us to your wishlist - this helps so much

  • Tweet about us, or to us, or just talk about us

  • Tell your friends and family to be Parkasaurus Warriors or follow us on any social media

  • Visit your local MUSEUM, or ZOO, or ANIMAL SHELTER

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our best calculation is that we will be in Early Access for about 6-8 months.”

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

“The full version of Parkasaurus will be the ultimate dino park simulator. Broadly speaking there will be:

    Exhibit Design:

    Each dinosaur requires a unique biosphere - the shape of exhibit, materials used, ecology, plants, elevation and humidity all make a difference

    Park Creation and Management:

    Wisely spend resources to build the ultimate Dino Park and turn a profit to ensure future stability

    Guest Monetization:

    By reading reviews and observing your guests, fine tune your parks flow and arrangement to maximize happiness

    Employee Management:

    Level up rookie hires or bring on established veterans to help run your park smoothly, assign tasks and more

    Time Travel for Dinos Eggs:

    Go back in time to retrieve from a huge list the hottest (and oldest) Dino Eggs

    Chaotic Dino Escapes:

    Calmly manage unexpected disasters dino related or not! Includes various first person tactics to capture your Dino

    Year Round Challenges:

    Manage unexpected weather disasters and the expected demands of each season

    Advanced weather system

    Beautiful shaders & graphic optimization

    Achievements

    Cloud Save

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently Parkasaurus has entered the last phase of a pre-alpha version of development. Our first pass features seen below have all been implemented. Of course this means the Early Access version will most likely contain: Bugs, Crashes, Lost Save Files and Frustration! We personally promise you to try our best to avoid all of those things. BUT, we think you'd love the opportunity to be one of the first brave Parkasaurus Warriors. If you want a polished version of the game, please wait for when we exit Early Access. The Early Access version of the game will contain:

  • Be one of the first Parkasaurus Warriors and our eternal love and thanks
  • Opportunity decide the direction of the ultimate Dino zoo management simulation
  • Live the life of a zoo park manager, creating your very own Dino Zoo from scratch
  • Create specialized Exhibits by modifying humidity, terrain heights, plant composition and more
  • Balance a budget and make money!
  • Hire employees, choose their tasks
  • Time Travel for Dinos Eggs
  • Chaotic Dino Escapes and Destruction
  • Save / Load system
  • Basic weather system
  • Store perk system to boost your guests
  • Raise dinos from egg to giants
  • A lot more

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

“We are still figuring out what the launch price is going to be, and our target price will hopefully be a fair reflection of what we think the game is worth. With that said, we will 100% respect the dollars spent by our earliest supporters; and the base game price would only increase after Early Access. It upsets us personally as customers when we pay full price for a game as an early supporter only to have it go on sale shortly after.”

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

“The two of us that make up WashBear Studio will be having conversations with our community through many different ways; forums, twitter, Instagram, Facebook and our blog, among just a few. Since our game is a complex zoo simulation it will be imperative for us to hear feedback from our players about all the weird economy mishaps they discover. When we're ready to add more features we'll ask the community what they'd want to see, or what aspects of the current game they think we should expand upon.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WashBearStudio
Webpage: https://www.washbearstudio.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washbearstudio
PressKit: https://www.washbearstudio.com/press
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November 12

Parkasaurus Update #024 : MOD Preview



MOD Preview
Hi Friends! Where have we been you ask! Let me catch you all up. The two major tasks we’ve been working on is performance and workshop/mods. Now, we understand there is some serious game re-balancing, and bug fixes that are still to be done – but – from a technical perspective we would save a lot of work doing the performance improvements first for Parkasaurus. And the thing about performance work is that I rarely have any cool pictures to show. BUT, performance work also means us getting very close to implementing workshop/mods into the game. I’d like to reveal a little of what is to come:

Update:

  • MOD: Dino Textures
  • MOD: Dino Meshes (body)
  • MOD: Swap-able buildings
  • New mystery dino
  • Performance Improvements!
  • Discord VERIFIED!

MOD: Dino Textures
We created Parkasaurus with the ideal skin textures for the spirit the game. Of course, we also always loved the idea for people to experiment and play the game the way they want, and if that means gritty Stegos or rainbow Stegos, then so be it.


Dino Meshes (body)
For those really brave souls with some mad 3D modelling/rigging skills why not create any dino that you want? Well, within reason. Also, why stop at dinos? Go crazy!



MOD: Swap-able buildings
Do you want to add your favourite TV show reference like a Banana Stand in Parkasaurus? Maybe you want to make a restaurant called “The Max”, or create a mini Eiffel Tower? There is a possibility you also will be able to change the stats and values of the building– although we’re still investigating the details on this.


New mystery dino
New dinos will be populating Parkasaurus as we move forward into the new year. Any guesses?


Performance Improvements!
We lifted up the hood on Parkasaurus and looked at the issue of your parks slowing down with a lot of guests. We cut wires, re-routed all the megabits, and added a few extra dino-RAM hertz cycles. Doing a few last checks – and we’ll soon be rolling out what we hope will be a nice performance boost. More details next update.

Discord VERIFIED!
Our awesome best friends over at Discord helped us out with a new verified Discord link:
https://discord.gg/washbear



To all you early supporters – thanks a ton. Don’t worry, we’re still thinking of something awesome to give everyone who has helped us in Early Access.

Thanks. xoxo

Here are a few ways to follow us:
Steam
Discord
Twitter
Mailing List
Facebook
Roadmap and Feedback Forms

Disclaimer: Any crazy features we write about might change in the Early Access
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October 19

Parkasaurus Update #023 : Pause!



Pause!
Hello Dino Best Friend Club. Let’s see. The development of Parkasaurus is humming right along nicely – thanks again to all the early supporters. The two of us settled on our roadmap for the next few months, and have our eyes set on some cool ideas. For those of you who haven’t quite gotten onto the Parkasaurus train yet, we hope you join soon - this is the time to get in early with the game and help us choose the direction of Parkasaurus. Ok Ok, enough, I get it.

Update:
  • Pause feature (Customize mode)
  • Cloud Saves
  • Japanese Localization

Pause feature (Customize mode)
This was the biggest criticism and feedback we received from players early on. There was a real annoyance at the game when people were kicked into the End of Day screen. We have been hesitant to introduce this feature for a few reasons, some of them being: it is hard for us to do, we thought it might make dino escapes too easy, people would pause – spend their money – then have to wait around. So – as a compromise, we made the feature (it was tricky) and will try it out in Customize mode. We look forward to hearing about the feedback and how this works with the game.


Cloud Saves
Holy moly where did this come from? Now you can continue your park at work; because work isn’t fun, building Dino parks is. Please if you see a Cloud Save bug or something fishy, submit a bug report. We tested this feature thoroughly, but are definitely nervous about it.



Japanese Localization
We are very excited about having Parkasaurus localized in Japanese. The Japanese Steam community has been really great so far, and we ’re happy to have the game localized for them. A special shout out to our Japanese Dino Friend “Y” who volunteered the ENTIRE translation. AMAZING. I will have a special post about all our internet friends who have very generously donated their time to help translate the game.


Parkasaurus has arrived
The two of us are trying our hardest to get the Parkasaurus word out to the interwebz, and we see all of you helping out! Make a Steam review! Tell your friend! Being a Parkasaurus Advocate is such a big help to us.

Thanks. xoxo

Here are a few ways to follow us:
Steam
Discord
Twitter
Mailing List
Facebook
Roadmap and Feedback Forms

Disclaimer: Any crazy features we write about might change in the Early Access
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About This Game



Parkasaurus challenges the player to plan, design and construct fabulous exhibits that maximize both the happiness of their Dinos, and the park guests’ satisfaction and willingness to spend money! Starting with only a dream and an abandoned park the player will discover ground breaking technologies, new attractions and a special bond with each of their Dinos, all captured in stunningly beautiful modernized 3D flat design graphics.

In Parkasaurus if you care for your dinos, discover new technologies then your park will thrive.



    Exhibit Design:

    Design success - each dinosaur requires a unique biosphere, which means the shape of exhibit, materials used, ecology, plants, elevation and humidity all play a key role in the success of your Dinos.

    Park Management:

    Wisely spend resources to build the ultimate Dino Park with over 80 buildable items and 4 employee types.

    Dino Babies:

    Nurturing and raising Dinos from eggs to full adults, with the base game including 24 Dinos to discover (more added regularly).

    Privacy and Biome:

    Unique privacy and biome systems that promote creative design.

    Guest Monetization:

    A dynamic review system where each guest leaves a starred review based on their experience.

    Employee Management:

    Level up rookie hires, or bring on established veterans, to help run your park smoothly and efficiently.

    Chaotic Dino Escapes



Currently Parkasaurus is entering Early Access this September 25th 2018 for those interested in forging the direction of this game. We have so many ideas still to do and would love the support of a Parkasaurus community to help us decide what to work on next.



There are only two of us working on this project, and despite being experience game makers, we desperately are going to need YOU be a Parkasaurus Warrior! Here is how:

  • Be brave enough to support our Early Access release this spring
  • Add us to your wishlist as soon as you can
  • Tweet about us, or to us, or just talk about us
  • Tell your friends and family to support us
  • Visit your local MUSEUM, or ZOO, or ANIMAL SHELTER

And If You Read This Far, Thanks, We Love You!


System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit only), Windows 8 (64 bit only), Windows 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: X64 Dual Core CPU, 2+ GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete Non Mobile GPU with 1 GB Ram
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit only), Windows 8 (64 bit only), Windows 10 (64 bit only)
    • Processor: X64 Quad Core CPU, 3+ GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete Non Mobile GPU with 2 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any

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