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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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?

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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December 4

Update #25: Performance and Wuersy



Performance and Wuersy
As we had mentioned last Update there has been a major overhaul to the AI and animation system for Parkasaurus that is bringing us one step closer to MODS. Although this work took a bit longer than we anticipated, a benefit is performance improvements for the game. Oh, and we also added a 4th member to the Stegosauria family to even it with the other dino families at 4.

Update:
  • Performance Optimizations
  • Wuerhosaurus
  • IndieDB voting GOTY

Performance Optimizations
If you find performance optimization as interesting as we do – then this is what’s new. First, the guests to your park had a new AI overhaul, so no more standing around figuring out where to go. This originally wasn’t a problem for small parks, but many of you reported guest clumping and lag at higher guest counts. This was a very familiar problem for everyone who achieved Entrance Gate Level 3:



Now our guests are much smarter! Goodbye clumping! (hopefully)



We also decided to go one step farther to change your guests to enter an animation stasis when not on the screen. This combined with a more efficient mesh navigation system should result in performance improvements for many of you. Now, these improvements in theory should be more noticeable for those of you who are CPU bottlenecked instead of GPU bottlenecked. Here are some results from running the older version v 0.608 of Parkasaurus versus the new version of v 0.610:



Hopefully, the game feels a little better for you.

Wuerhosaurus
What more can we say! The Stegosauria family was feeling pretty sad with only 3 members – so now everything is even (for now).



Steam Reviews & IndieDB voting GOTY
We are thrilled to be closing in on 400 Reviews on our Steam Store page! If you haven’t had a chance to write a review for the game be sure to pop on over and write one up for us. It helps a TON.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/591460/Parkasaurus/

Thanks! Oh, and if you’ve made it this far and feel strong enough to toss Parkasaurus with a vote over at IndieDB, then feel free to:

https://www.indiedb.com/games/parkasaurus

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:
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Discord
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Mailing List
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Disclaimer: Any crazy features we write about might change in the Early Access
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December 1

#screenshotasaurus



We have seen really cool stories shared by the early supporters of Parkasaurus and thought to ourselves – hey, why not give some recognition. So, at the end of each week, we’ll be selecting the best image or gif that people shared with us. At the end of the year, we’ll have an uber winner! What do you win? I’m not sure – but it probably will be awesome. Or it won’t be that awesome, but you’re awesome.

Update: Winners will be able to add a name to the guest list or dino list on final 1.0 release!

How do you share with us your Parkasaurus story? Easy, send us your park shot, free camera shot, dino camera shot, or first person shot 1 of 3 ways:

  • Visit our Discord at https://discord.gg/washbear and post to the #community_content channel and just tag your image with #screenshotasaurus

  • Post your screenshot to the Parkasaurus Steam community hub and tag the image #screenshotasaurus

  • Post on the Twitter and be sure to hashtag #screenshotasaurus


    Do you have an older screenshot from the game you love? Post it!
    Here are some examples of great posts that have come from our community:








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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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