Saurian is an open world, survival based game experience, giving players the opportunity to take control of several different species of dinosaur. Players will attempt to survive through several life stages, fulfilling physical needs while avoiding predators and environmental hazards in a dynamic landscape that reflects current knowledge of the game's setting, the Hell Creek ecosystem circa 66 million years ago. In a nutshell, the goal of Saurian is to provide the most captivating dinosaur experience ever developed for commercial gaming, giving the player the first true chance to live like a dinosaur.

We are currently hard at work on a playable prototype and are doing all within our power to have this out as soon as possible, so be sure to keep watching our pages for updates!

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6 comments by Tomozaurus on Dec 3rd, 2014

We at Saurian are happy to announce the reveal of our very first gameplay trailer. See below:

You are about to watch footage of dinosaurs and feathers in a video game, very likely at the same time.

It also contains pre-alpha gameplay features such as poor FPS, placeholder sounds, temporary assets, unfinished lighting, misbehaving animations, partially finished models, incomplete mapping, unfinished code and a whole bunch of other stuff that is most likely broken and looks like coprolite. Don't worry, we're working on it ;)

(The music is still beast though, and a huge thank you to Saurian's composer Michael Ward!

We are Saurian, an independent game project who's goal is to provide the most captivating dinosaur experience ever developed for commercial gaming by recreating the Hell Creek ecosystem of 66 million years ago through the Unity 3D Game engine, giving the player the first true chance to live like a dinosaur.

For more information on Saurian, check out:

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Shleepbop Dec 21 2014, 1:54pm replied:

Only if they were doing that dinosaurs formation, i'd assume.

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DarkBeatz Dec 16 2014, 12:37pm says:

Hey! the game is epic if it's free it would be just AWESOME i can't wait for the game and i voted this game has to win!!!! beacuse it's epic!

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tuspteranodonte Dec 15 2014, 1:26pm says:

Amazing game! I voted for you guys! Can't wait to give you my money!
I have a question: since the ecosystem is based on the one discovered in the Hell Creek formation, will Quetzalcoatlus be in the game? Or there will be only Dinosaurs? I'd really like to know because I love Dinosaurs but even more Pterosaurs. Again: you're doing a magnificent job! ;)

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Shleepbop Dec 18 2014, 12:08pm replied:

Look up the hells creek formation and the fossil finds there. They are adding roughly 80% of that at guess for now.

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nelsonmax Dec 7 2014, 3:12pm says:

Game incredible, continue with this beautiful work. xD
* Questions to the developer:
1- Exist Co-op support or party?
2- Exist save profile for your dinosaur?
3- Exist skills?
4- Exist an option to open a map, to view its location and its allies?
5- Exist one or two game modes?
6- Exist different skins to choose from (for DLC)?
7- Exist other periods (African or Jurassic period), with other dinosaurs to choose (for DLC in the future)?
8- Saurian game, will be sold on steam?

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Shleepbop Dec 18 2014, 12:18pm replied:

1: i hope so
2: I'd assume so considering this game is more realistic than, for instance, tokyo jungle
3: i'd doubt it, but different dinosaurs would have different abilities andther could be randomisers for stats and stuff
4: there'd probably be a map, its virtually a whole state but 66 MYA
5:probably not
6:that's a possibility
7:in the future but not at the moment. Its difficult to code multiple maps of this size
8:it better be!
I'm not part of saurian, these are just educated guesses but i hope i was helpful. :)

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DFGamer Dec 6 2014, 8:38pm says:

Hey Im back!
Sorry for my kid question but, IT WILL BE FREE?
Or how much will cost if it isn't?

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P.funk Dec 10 2014, 5:54pm replied:

It may cost around $15, if this post from Tomozaurus is any indication (keep in mind that this was his answer over a year ago, however, and nothing is set in stone).

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