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ARK: Survival Evolved

🗃️ Specifications

📰 Title: ARK: Survival Evolved 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Adventure & Action 🚦 Status: 04. Released (status)
🏷️ Category: Adventure & Action ➤ Classical ➤ Survival 🌍️ Browser version:
🔖 Tags: Survival; Action RPG; Adventure; Sandbox; Crafting; Building; Unreal engine; Sci-fi; Dinosaurs; Base-Building; Open World; Weather 📦️ Package Name:
🐣️ Approx. start: 2015-06-02 📦️ Arch package:
🐓️ Latest: 2017-08-27 📦️ RPM package:
📍️ Version: Latest: - 📦️ Deb package:
🏛️ License type: 💰 Commercial 📦️ Flatpak package:
🏛️ License: Commercial 📦️ AppImage package:
🏝️ Perspective: First person & Behind view 📦️ Snap package:
👁️ Visual: 3D ⚙️ Generic binary:
⏱️ Pacing: Real Time 📄️ Source:
👫️ Played: Single & Multi 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 🕳️ Not used:
🎀️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: goupildb & Louis
🎰️ ID: 14817 🐛️ Created: 2015-08-22
🐜️ Updated: 2023-02-12

📖️ Summary

[en]: A survival game on an island - called Ark, populated by dinosaurs and other survivors, on which players will have to learn to ally and/or fight, hunt, build, harvest to survive, dominate ... and finally escape! The player is stranded naked, starving and shivering on the shores of ARK. His only chance to escape is to use his skills and cunning to kill or tame & ride huge dinosaurs and other primitive creatures roaming the land. He'll have to hunt, gather resources, craft items, farm, research technologies, and build shelters, all while teaming up with or battling hundreds of other players to survive, dominate, and escape. [fr]: Un jeu de survie sur une île - dénommée Ark, peuplée de dinosaures et d'autres survivants, sur laquelle les joueurs devront apprendre à s'allier et/ou à s'affronter, chasser, construire, récolter pour survivre, dominer ... et finalement s'échapper ! Le joueur échoue dénudé, affamé et grelottant sur les rives d'ARK. Sa seule chance de s'en sortir : utiliser ses compétences et sa ruse pour tuer ou apprivoiser & monter d'énormes dinosaures et d'autres créatures primitives errant sur ces terres. Il devra chasser, récolter des ressources, fabriquer des objets, cultiver, rechercher des technologies, et construire des abris, tout en faisant équipe avec ou en affrontant des centaines d'autres joueurs pour survivre, dominer puis s'échapper.

🎥️ Videos

🏝️ Trailer: (201708),

🕹️ Gameplay: (201506), (201506), [fr](201506),

🕸️ Links

🏡️ Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t(201708) t(201508) t(201505) t(202xxx) r(201507) r(201506) r(201505) r(201508) r(201506) r[fr](201507) g(201506) g(201506) g(201506) g[fr](201506) g[fr](201506) [WIKI] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2 3]

Commercial links (ARK: Survival Evolved): [IsThereAnyDeal] [Steam]
Commercial links (ARK: Survival Of The Fittest): [Steam] - Free
Commercial links (ARK: Survival Evolved - The Center - ARK Expansion Map): [Steam] - Free
Commercial links (ARK: Scorched Earth - Expansion Pack): [Steam]

🍩️ Resources

🛠️ Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames] [ARK: Survival Evolved : Communauté francophone [fr] 1 2 3]

🐘 Social
Devs (Studio Wildcard [fr] [en]): [Site 1 2] [Chat] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [LinkedIn] [PressKit] [Interview 1(202xxx) 2(202xxx)]
Devs (Instinct Games [fr] [en]): [Site 1 2] [Chat] [mastodon] [twitter] [Facebook] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [PressKit] [Interview 1(202xxx) 2(202xxx)]
Devs (Efecto Studios [fr] [en]): [Site 1 2] [Chat] [mastodon] [twitter] [Facebook] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [LinkedIn] [PressKit] [Interview 1(202xxx) 2(202xxx)]
Devs (Virtual Basement [fr] [en]): [Site 1 2] [Chat] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [PressKit] [Interview 1(202xxx) 2(202xxx)]
The Project: [Blog] [Chat] [Forums] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [PressKit] [reddit] [Discord]

🐝️ Related
[Wikipedia (Ark: Survival Evolved) [fr] [en] [de]]

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🕹️ Title: ARK: Survival Evolved
🦊️ What's: A survival game on an island - called Ark, populated by dinosaurs and other survivors
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📕 Description [en]

📕🐧"A survival game on an island - called Ark, populated by dinosaurs and other survivors"🐧📕

What is ARK: Survival Evolved?

As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK, use your skill and cunning to kill or tame & ride the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. Hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements, while teaming up with or preying upon hundreds of other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

Tame, Train & Ride Dinosaurs, in a living ecosystem!

Dinosaurs and Creatures: With over 70+ different Creatures planned for final release each of which be tamed using a challenging Capture & Affinity process. Pets, which can continue to level-up and consume Food, can also carry Inventory and Equipment such as Armor, carry Prey back to your settlement depending on their strength. Fly a Pteranodon over the snow-capped mountains, lift allies over enemy walls, race through the jungle with a pack of Raptors, tromp through an enemy base along a gigantic Brontosaurus, or chase down prey on the back of a raging T-Rex! Take part in a dynamic ecosystem life-cycle with its own predator & prey hierarchies, where you are just one creature among many species struggling for dominance and survival.

🌍️ Wikipedia:

Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ARK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game developed by Studio Wildcard. In the game, players must survive being stranded on one of several maps filled with roaming dinosaurs, fictional fantasy monsters and other prehistoric animals, natural hazards, and potentially hostile human players.

The game is played from either a third-person or first-person perspective and its open world is navigated on foot or by riding a prehistoric animal. Players can use firearms and improvised weapons to defend against hostile humans and creatures, with the ability to build bases as defense on the ground and on some creatures. The game has both single-player and multiplayer options. Multiplayer allows the option to form tribes of members in a server. The max number of tribe mates varies from each server. In this mode all tamed dinosaurs and building structures are usually shared between the members. There is a PvE mode where players cannot fight each other.

Development began in October 2014, where it was first released on PC as an early access title in the middle of 2015. The development team conducted research into the physical appearance of the animals, but took creative license for gameplay purposes. Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement were hired to facilitate the game's development. The game was released in August 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux, with versions for Android, iOS, and Nintendo Switch in 2018, and a version for Stadia in 2021.

Ark: Survival Evolved received generally mixed reviews, with criticism for its "punishing" difficulty, reliance on grinding, and performance issues, particularly on the Nintendo Switch version. Several expansions to the game have been released as downloadable content. The game begot two spin-off games in March 2018—virtual reality game Ark Park and sandbox survival game PixArk—and two companion apps: A-Calc in October 2015, and Dododex in August 2017.


Ark: Survival Evolved is an action-adventure survival game set in an open world environment with a dynamic day-night cycle and played either from a third-person or first-person perspective. To survive, players must establish a base, with a fire and weapons; additional activities, such as taming and feeding dinosaurs, require more resources. The game's world, known as the "Ark", is approximately 48 km2 (19 sq mi) in size: there is approximately 36 km2 (14 sq mi) of land with 12 km2 (4.6 sq mi) of ocean.

There are currently 176 creatures that populate the world of Ark. In the early versions of the game, nearly all creatures were real dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, however, as the storyline progressed, mythical creatures such as the wyvern, griffin, golem, and phoenix were added. As expansions were released, completely original creatures, such as the Karkinos and the Velonasaur also made their way into the game as well as original robotic creatures such as the Enforcer and Scout.

One of the primary game mechanics of the game is taming creatures. The majority of creatures can be tamed by the player, though some, such as Meganeura or Titanomyrma, cannot. The taming method varies creature by creature. Most creatures are "violent" tames, meaning the players must knock the creature out using tranquilizer projectiles like tranq darts or by using blunt weapons, such as a club. Oftentimes players will need to keep the dinosaur sedated for the duration of the tame. Some dinosaurs take longer than others to tame, therefore require more narcotics. Players are able to use narcoberries, or craft narcotics from narcoberries and spoiled meat. Once knocked out, the player must feed the creature their preferred food, such as berries for herbivores or raw meat for carnivores. Different foods help tame animals at varying speeds. Most creatures tame most effectively — and quickest — with a food called Kibble, which is an item crafted using eggs from another creature. Some creatures can also be tamed passively, by approaching them and carefully giving them food. Once a creature is tamed, it will follow the commands of the player who tamed them. As well, most creatures can be ridden, and therefore allow the player to utilize the creature's abilities, such as flight or fast underwater movement. When riding atop certain creatures, players may still be able to use weapons. They can also be used to carry items, and players can issue offensive and defensive commands to them; for example, a pack of Utahraptors can be assigned to defend the base, or a group of Triceratops can be ordered to attack an enemy's base. Some of the larger creatures, such as a Brontosaurus or Mosasaurus, can have a building platform placed on their back, giving players a mobile, though small, base. The game also features various other animals, such as the dodo, saber-toothed tiger, woolly mammoth, Meganeura, Titanomyrma, and Doedicurus. Every creature in the game has living ecosystems and predator hierarchies.

Players must keep track of various meters, such as health, stamina, oxygen, hunger, thirst, and "weight", or how much they can carry. Should players take damage, their health meter will gradually regenerate if they have consumed the necessary food, or if they craft items that regenerate the health meter at a faster pace. Otherwise, a player's health meter will gradually regenerate slowly over time. Players can gain experience through harvesting materials, crafting, killing, or discovering explorer notes. Once the player has obtained enough experience, they will gain a level point, which can be spent improving one of the player's stats, which include max health, max stamina, max oxygen, max food meter, max water meter, max carry weight, melee damage, movement speed, and crafting speed. As of June 2020, the maximum player level is 105, an additional 60 levels to be gained by defeating end-game bosses, 5 acquired by levelling up a chibi (cosmetic pet obtain through an in-game event) and 10 extra levels through obtaining all of the explorer notes throughout the base game and all the DLC. Tamed creatures can also gain experience and level points, which can be spent on similar stats. Creatures spawn into the game at levels ranging from 1 to 150, and, when tamed, can gain up to 75 more levels by gaining experience. There are also dinosaurs which can be tamed at a higher level, the tek dinosaurs. These spawn at a maximum level of 180. There are specific varieties of creatures, for instance, the Rock Drake, or the Wyvern variants, which are able to spawn up to level 190, but they are untameable in the wild, and instead must be hatched from their respective egg.

Players can build structures throughout the world. To build a base, players must acquire structure components—such as floors, doors and windows built with the resources littered throughout the world—which are earned as they progress and gain levels, then collect the necessary materials to make them. These components can then be crafted and placed in the world. Players can create any structure, as long as they have the logistics and resources; the structural integrity of the building is compromised when the pillars and foundations are destroyed. Structures can be built from various tiers of materials, with better tiers providing more protection, but costing more resources to create. Players start out by creating thatch structures, then moving on to wood, stone, metal, and finally tek, a futuristic and late-game material. There are also glass structures that can be used to gain a greenhouse effect on plants grown inside. Adobe structures block heat from outside for an ideal temperature in the building. Players can also craft items in the game, such as weapons, by collecting the resources and technology required for crafting. In addition, players can craft and attach accessories to their weapons, such as a scope or flashlight for a pistol or assault rifle.



📕 Description [fr]

Un jeu de survie sur une île (dénommée Ark) peuplée de dinosaures et d'autres survivants, par les studios Wildcard, Instinct Games, Efecto Studios & Virtual Basement.
Il utilise le moteur Unreal Engine.

ARK: Survival Evolved est un jeu de survie sur une île - dénommée Ark, peuplée de dinosaures et d'autres survivants, sur laquelle les joueurs devront apprendre à s'allier et/ou à s'affronter, chasser, construire, récolter pour survivre, dominer ... et finalement s'échapper ! Le joueur échoue dénudé, affamé et grelottant sur les rives d'ARK. Sa seule chance de s'en sortir : utiliser ses compétences et sa ruse pour tuer ou apprivoiser & monter d'énormes dinosaures et d'autres créatures primitives errant sur ces terres. Il devra chasser, récolter des ressources, fabriquer des objets, cultiver, rechercher des technologies, et construire des abris, tout en faisant équipe avec ou en affrontant des centaines d'autres joueurs pour survivre, dominer puis s'échapper.

Qu'est-ce que ARK: Survival Evolved ?

Vous incarnez un homme ou une femme échoué dénudé, affamé et grelottant sur les rives d'une île mystérieuse appelée ARK. Utilisez vos compétences et votre ruse pour tuer ou apprivoiser & monter d'énormes dinosaures et d'autres créatures primitives errant sur ces terres. Chassez, récoltez des ressources, fabriquez des objets, cultivez, améliorez votre technologie, et construisez des abris pour résister aux éléments, tout en faisant équipe avec ou en attaquant des centaines d'autres joueurs pour survivre, dominer ... et vous échapper !

Domptez, entraînez et montez des Dinosaures, dans un écosystème vivant !

Dinosaures et Créatures : Avec plus de 70 créatures différentes prévues pour la version finale dont chacune peut-être domptée via un processus de capture et d'attirance difficile à maîtriser. Ces mêmes animaux peuvent ensuite continuer à monter en niveau et consomment de la nourriture, et peuvent également transporter un inventaire et porter un équipement tel qu'une armure, et transporter du gibier jusqu'à votre colonie - en fonction de ses capacités. Volez sur un Ptéranodon au dessus des montagnes enneigées, aéroportez vos alliés au dessus des murs de l'ennemi, faites la course à travers la jungle en surmontant des Raptors, dévastez une base ennemie en chevauchant un gigantesque brontosaure, ou pourchassez des proies sur le dos d'un T-Rex enragé ! Entrez dans un écosystème au cycle de vie dynamique avec ses propres prédateurs et ses proies hiérarchisées, où vous ne serez qu'une créature parmi ses nombreuses espèces luttant pour la domination et la survie.

🌍️ Wikipedia:

Ark: Survival Evolved est un jeu vidéo d’action-aventure et de survie ainsi que de multijoueur, développé et publié par Studio Wildcard. Son accès anticipé a débuté le 2 juin 2015 pour Windows, le 1er juillet 2015 pour Linux et macOS, le 16 décembre 2015 sur Xbox One dans le cadre du programme Xbox Game Preview et le 6 décembre 2016 sur PlayStation 4. Le jeu sort officiellement le 29 août 2017 sur Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One et Nintendo Switch.

Système de jeu

Dans le jeu, les joueurs doivent survivre dans un monde rempli de dinosaures, d'animaux préhistoriques et toutes sortes de créatures disparues, de dangers naturels et potentiellement de joueurs humains hostiles. Ils doivent aussi faire attention à leur vie, leur fatigue, leur poids, leur nourriture et leur soif, leur oxygène et leur torpeur ainsi que des dangers tels que les poisons, les maladies, la chaleur, le froid, etc. Le jeu peut être affiché en vue à la première ou troisième personne et les joueurs parcourent le monde ouvert et s'aventurent dans des endroits tels que les marécages, la toundra, la forêt de séquoia et ceci à pied, en chevauchant un dinosaure (ou autre créature montable) apprivoisé ou encore en volant. Pour cela il faudra au préalable fabriquer la selle spécifique du dinosaure apprivoisé.

Pour survivre à tous ces dangers, le joueur doit monter de niveau pour évoluer et avoir un meilleur équipement et davantage de confort. Pour fabriquer des outils, le joueur aura besoin de matériaux, il devra passer par le bois et la pierre puis par le métal et le ciment pour arriver aux polymères et matériaux électroniques. Le jeu propose à la fois une expérience en solo et en multijoueur, que ce soit en coopération ou non.

Parfois sur la carte, on peut voir des faisceaux lumineux de couleur blanche, verte, bleue, violette, jaune ou rouge. Ce sont des « beacons » (« balises »), des sortes de caisses de ravitaillement. Selon leur couleurs, le joueur doit avoir un certain niveau pour accéder à leur inventaire. Ils peuvent contenir des ressources, des objets utilisés ou non, des vêtements, des constructions pour une maison (fondations, toiture, murs…) ou encore des « blueprints » (« schémas », des plans permettant de fabriquer des objets sans avoir à les apprendre).

Le jeu fonctionne avec un système de recettes que le joueur doit débloquer à chaque niveau pris. À chaque niveau pris, le joueur obtient des « points d'engrammes » qui lui permettent d'apprendre des objets pour les fabriquer. (tous les cinq niveaux, le joueur gagne de plus en plus de points d'engrammes pour chaque niveau pris). Cependant, il y a trop d'engrammes à apprendre pour un seul joueur, celui-ci doit donc coopérer avec d'autres joueurs ou trouver des « blueprints » pour pouvoir profiter entièrement du jeu.

Sur la carte du jeu, on peut voir trois grands obélisques. À la base de ces obélisques se trouvent des téléporteurs pour accéder aux arènes des boss du jeu (la Broodmother Lysrix, une araignée de taille gigantesque et d'une très grande puissance, qui crache du venin et tisse des toiles d'araignée ; le Mégapithecus, un gorille énorme qui donne de violents coups de poing ; le Dragon qui peut voler dans les airs et cracher des flammes ; la Manticore, un lion ailé avec une queue de scorpion, disponible uniquement dans le DLC Scorched Earth ; Rockwell, un chimiste qui a subi des mutations et est entouré de tentacules, disponible dans le DLC Aberration et Genesis Partie 2 ; le Titan du désert, disponible uniquement dans le DLC Extinction ; le Titan de la forêt, disponible uniquement dans le DLC Extinction ; le Titan de glace, disponible uniquement dans le DLC Extinction ; le King Titan, un titan qui ayant corrompu le monde, disponible uniquement dans le DLC Extinction ; Moeder, le maitre de l'océan, disponible uniquement dans le DLC Genesis ; le Maître contrôleur, disponible uniquement dans le DLC Genesis Partie 1).

Lors des événements tels que Halloween ou Noël, le jeu dispose de certains contenus spéciaux pendant une durée limitée.