Saurian is an independent video game project focused upon creating the finest commercially available dinosaur simulation utilizing the Unity 3D game engine and drawing on peer reviewed research and consultation with leading experts to ensure our dinosaurs are as accurate as current knowledge allows. The game will being by focusing on recreating the Hell Creek ecosystem of 66 million years ago. 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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P.funk
P.funk Dec 18 2013, 12:46am says:

Amazing.....

But for whatever reason, I really get the feeling that the tail is too short. I know that this is extremely likely to be due to the perspective, but I just can't shake that feeling. Anyway, is this the reveal that you mentioned you were putting the finishing touches on on Facebook in its entirety or is there more in store for us this week?

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Tomozaurus Dec 18 2013, 12:59am replied:

It's perspective, you said it yourself. You could have just gone and looked at the animation or something, the base model is identical.

No this is not the reveal we've been teasing.

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Argoon
Argoon Dec 18 2013, 3:03pm says:

Even if that number of feathers is realistic (that we don't really know) visually looks really strange (looks like a coat) and takes from the menacing look of the TRex, i would put feathers on the back only and let the skin from the ribcage be shown.

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Tomozaurus Dec 18 2013, 4:48pm replied:

Will the design be changed before the final game? Maybe.
Will there be a strip down the back with the rest of the body featherless? Not a chance in hell. That ("the mohawk" as we on the team call it) is ridiculous in every conceivable way (realistically, aesthetically...).

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Argoon
Argoon Dec 20 2013, 6:57pm replied:

Did i replied in a bad day to deserve that kind of response?
My comment was not meant to cause this kind of reply from you but to give you feedback, if you don't concur with it that is your right but a professional developer would atlest reply in a respectful manner and say something akin to, "Thanks for the comment but that is our artistic vision, and we think it represents our goal for the game better." Ok i would comprehend that.

And by the way i never said to make a mohawk, that is characterized by hair being vertical and indeed looks ridiculous, what i was refering to was to hair coming down the sides (almost like a horse hair) from the back but let some skin from the ribcage come through that would give a more menacing look to the dinosaur compared to what it is now imo.

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Tomozaurus Dec 20 2013, 10:02pm replied:

We know what you mean, we've seen that style many times before and we really don't like it. Sorry!

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P.funk
P.funk Dec 18 2013, 5:31pm replied:

I prefer to think of it as a badass cape.

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CajunAzn
CajunAzn Dec 18 2013, 6:03pm says:

Damn this looks sick

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swelord
swelord Dec 21 2013, 12:30am says:

A t-rex with feathers will always confuse me :p but i gotta say thats a really good model :) keep ip the good work!

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Peenut2k7
Peenut2k7 Feb 1 2014, 5:26pm says:

To all of the people who say that dinosaurs don't look scary with feathers... have you ever looked at a picture of an angry bear? Either way, keep up the good work Tomo.

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Tomozaurus Feb 6 2014, 1:39am replied:

An animals intimidation has nothing to do with its integument. Thank you.

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vegaslove95
vegaslove95 Apr 20 2014, 5:40am says:

ahh the tyrant lizard makes his comeback nowadays good work on a more realistic and unique design. Though i'm a sucker for Jurassic's design, you could say i'm a bigger sucker for realism and accuracy, quick question and I know that this would take time even if you considered, will there be subtle differences between character models? For example: that Rex above would look different compared to another of his kind no drastic changes, but small differences like how no two people look the same despite being both human. And, I can see this being considered as needless programming and extra work, but maybe later on through some updates and patches could give use elder Rex's with duller colors or mottled looking triceratops. just a though to be considered.

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P.funk
P.funk Apr 20 2014, 11:39pm replied:

I'm not sure if they'll do this, but the specimens of T.rex that we have now do show a lot of variation between them. Since there's precedent for individual variation in the fossil record, it's possible that individual variation will be an inclusion.

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vegaslove95
vegaslove95 Apr 20 2014, 11:47pm replied:

thanks for the consideration cannot wait till this game comes along with the other dinosaur games on the horizon best of luck

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monkeybomb45
monkeybomb45 May 17 2014, 5:15am says:

Tbh i find it more intimidating,since i've seen a bear angered before. I actually know how a fuzzy 'cute' looking animal like a bear acts when it is angered.

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Shepard2453
Shepard2453 Jul 12 2014, 6:26pm says:

I'm assuming that there probably won't be a "featherless" option for those of us who prefer more of a reptile look? Anyways keep up the good work, I'm glad a game like this is being made!

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P.funk
P.funk Jul 14 2014, 9:51pm replied:

TyrantTR, one of the modelers for Saurian, had this to say on the subject. Comments.deviantart.com

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drryanbc
drryanbc Jul 26 2014, 7:47pm replied:

Just because there's no evidence of feathers on T. rex itself doesn't mean it didn't have any to begin with.

As for the head... That's how it looks like in real life.

(On the right) Upload.wikimedia.org

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PurringAngel
PurringAngel Jul 29 2014, 5:07pm says:

Tomozaurus, i have a quick question. For the few of us who like the more reptile look, do you think you could make a featherless trex? An option for us who dont prefer playing as a furred trex. If you say, "Im sorry, we would like to keep the trex with feathers." Then of course do so, but.. change it in a way.. so it doesnt look like a fur coat. Thanks! :D

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Tomozaurus Aug 3 2014, 2:58am replied:

No, I'm sorry, we won't be changing our design any time in the near future. We like our design and have no reason to do so. If one or two people said they didn't like Halo's Elite design, for example, and asked them to change it, do you think they would do it? No, they wouldn't.

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Tyrannosaurus rex render with improved feather textures. View in HD for full effect.

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