The Archotek Project focuses on a multiplayer experience, giving you the chance to play with your friends or with new people on dedicated servers. Play as the dinosaur as you explore vibrant and exotic locations within the game, taking control of unique species from the fossil record.
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Negative (18) - 33% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (408) - 50% of the 408 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 28, 2017

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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?

“Developing a game with only a small team means, its quality and fun level solely depend on the imagination and skills of each team member. Through the involvement of players, we can share new content, directly receive feedback and even new ideas for future content, such as game modes, animals, maps and mechanics.
The Archotek Project has already been shaped by a few fans, who have been following us since beginning of development. They provided us with suggestions for new types of plants, animal species with special abilities, which could make the gameplay more interesting and many more ideas.
Through Early Access we can build up a larger community and also make The Archotek Project more appealing to a larger audience. More people means more ideas, but also more critique. Some elements of a game, such as mechanics, graphics and characters can sound and look great in concepts, but sometimes turn out to be too complicated or just not appealing enough to the player base.
Feedback from a larger group of players can make it easier for us to find a solution to these problems at a very early point of development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect to have most of our core game functionality several months after release with all the final content in by 14-18 months.”

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

“The Archotek Project is planned to feature numerous game modes:

“Ecosystem”
Start with one of several dinosaurs and slowly build your own world.
Earn points while you play and unlock more fauna and flora to expand your little world.
Manipulate the genomes of your animals to improve their stats, change their appearance and behavior and create a blooming ecosystem.

“Sandbox”
You want instant access to all dinosaurs and plant life in the game and play without any limitations?
Sandbox is the right game mode for you!

“Be the Dinosaur”
Taking control over your animals is fun, but playing as them is even more fun! Scavenge for food and water, hunt other species or just hang out with other people.
You can play alone, in co-op with your friends or even on your own dedicated servers with new players!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Players can play as one of 9 species and roleplay with friends and new people or stick to the basics of PvP and get involved in deadly fights on dedicated servers.


In its current state, The Archotek Project features the foundations of ‘Sandbox’ mode with Archaeopteryx, Coelophysis, Deinonychus, Gallimimus, Psittacosaurus, Stegosaurus, Styracosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus as playable species, and the following 3 maps:

Sanctuary
A massive map, which includes several tropical islands.

Green Valley
A small map for players, who don’t like exploring and just want to meet up with other people or have less powerful PC builds.

Aran Desert
A medium sized map, which represents a large desert surrounded by canyons and several oases.”

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

“The game’s price will not change during Early Access, but it will increase once The Archotek Project is fully released and features all of it’s planned game modes and mechanics.”

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

“The community will be involved in the development process by submitting honest feedback on current content and new additions to the game and suggestions, such as suggestions for new species, cosmetics, items, maps and more, through our Steam group, Steam Community Forums and Facebook page. They can also engage with us directly through our Twitch streams and Discord server in form of text and voice chat.”
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January 25

Public Branch Patch

We moved the current build from development branch to public branch.
A lot of changes have been made since the last time we patched this version. A large portion of the changelog got lost due to logistical changes, which unfortunately cost us months of development time.

We are aware of some issues regardling replication and dedicated servers not working right now, however we are working on them and will let you know when they are fixed.

Also as we stated in several posts before, the new builds don't support Linux and Mac anymore. However your game will work on Windows or you can switch to the beta Branch Linux/Mac, which contains a copy of the last version of the game.

We are slowly getting back on track. Thanks to the people, who have never given up on us.

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November 30, 2018

Skin Contest & Dev Branch

Always wanted to get your skin added to the game? Here is your chance!

🦖 Our First Skin Contest 🦕



How do I enter/submit my work?
Just send us a direct message on Facebook, tag us on Twitter (@archotek) with your concept attached to it or submit your art to our deviantart group. https://www.deviantart.com/thearchotekproject
If you are part of our Discord, you can also add your work to the #skincontest channel
You can find the rules listed in the image above.

If you submit your work, add #ATPContestDec to the description/title or to the image itself.

Templates: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fnH4ZgaFSugZiNv9rEB4J_We7NHNwFZF/view?fbclid=IwAR1vIJGO9K7i_OWCsCZrKATU57F1jlP4DiZrXhhb8YLCRh_QgNk061FpgXY

Deadline: December 24th! :)

Good luck!
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Dev Branch has been added and made public, but we recommend staying on public branch, if you don't want to experience unstable builds or game breaking bugs. We would still like to see a few more people with low end Windows PC's try out the newest updates, to see how much performance has improved.

Important: The newest updates on dev branch only work on Windows 64-bit. If you bought the game on Mac or Linux, you can still play your copy on a Windows PC though.
We decided to discontinue Linux and Mac builds FOR NOW and pick them back up once we get closer to full release or fully released the game.

How to switch to dev branch?
Right-click ATP in your steam library > Properties > Betas > select "development". No password needed.

If you are interested in Realism (dev branch), go check out the Realism (Listen) Server of one of our mods.
https://discord.gg/jacJCzg
or
https://steamcommunity.com/groups/RSATP


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About This Game

The Archotek Project focuses on a multiplayer experience, giving you the chance to play with other people on dedicated servers.
Play as 1 of 18 dinosaur species and explore various exotic locations on a map of your choice, role-play with your friends and create your own stories or stick to the basics of PvP and get involved in deadly fights with other players.

The Free Version Includes



- Access to all public servers and all maps: Sanctuary, Vulture Plains, Green Valley, Aran Desert, etc.
- 7 playable characters (4 different species + Hatchlings): Camarasaurus, Deinonychus, Parasaurolophus and Psittacosaurus
- Game mode: Be the Dinosaur

The Full Version Includes


Access to all public servers and the realism server.

Different Maps

Sanctuary

A massive map, which includes several tropical islands.

Green Valley

A small map for players, who don’t like exploring and just want to meet up with other people or have less powerful PC builds.

Aran Desert

A medium sized map, which represents a large desert surrounded by canyons and several oases.

Vulture Plains

A medium sized map with large plains, cave system and a redwood forest.

18 Playable Species

Acrocanthosaurus, Allosaurus, Anatosaurus, Archaeopteryx, Brachiosaurus, Camarasaurus, Ceratosaurus, Coelophysis, Deinonychus, Gallimimus, Pachycephalosaurus, Parasaurolophus, Psittacosaurus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Styracosaurus, Triceratops, and Tyrannosaurus.



Game Modes

“Be the Dinosaur”

Planned Content in Full Game





Game Modes

Ecosystem:
‘Ecosystem’ is a game mode focused around the creation and maintenance of animals in an environment designed by the player. Unique items can be placed to create a detailed habitat that can effectively satisfy the needs of each animal within your ecosystem by generating in-game points. Manipulating the DNA and genomes can drastically change the appearance, behavior, and stats of animals in your ecosystem.

Sandbox:

‘Sandbox’ allows players to push the boundaries of their creativity with all of the game’s content unlocked.

Be the Dinosaur:

‘Be the Dinosaur’ allows players to roam free within custom or pre-made maps as one of several animal types. This game mode can be customized to support a survival experience involving a dynamic thirst, hunger and health system, AI creatures, and more.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later (64-Bit ONLY)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 280X series card or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Dedicated Graphics Card Strongly Recommended. This game won't run well on laptops, notebooks etc.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 3.5 GHz or faster.
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 series card or higher.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Experimental Direct X 12 with Windows 10. Use -DX12 in the launch arguments.
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.13: High Sierra (64 Bit ONLY)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Metal Compatible GPU with at least 2 GB VRAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mac must support the Metal Rendering API and be from 2014 or later. The game will not run on Macbook Air / Low End Macbooks / Mac Mini.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Similar (64 Bit ONLY)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 280X series card or higher.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Proprietary Graphics Driver Strongly Recommended. Card must be Open GL 4 Compatible.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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