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Jesse Rapczak  [developer] Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:02am
[11/28/2015] ARK: Upcoming Environments and Holiday Gift Bundles
Hey Survivors!

Happy holiday weekend everyone! We’ve been working on a lot of new environment content that will be going into the game in the upcoming weeks, and we wanted to give you a sneak peak now that we are getting closer to the release. ARK’s Lead Level Designer, Damien Bull, has given us an overview of the upcoming Ruins, Ice Cave, and Broodmother Arena along with some tasty screenshots!

The ruins play a key role in the ARK backstory, and we played around with a few looks before we settled on what became the final style. The ruins appear as if they are being consumed back into the island over a long period of time, adding a sense of mystery to their origin. The ruins were designed to be simple and versatile and with only a few small changes, really look like they live in the biome they are located. To make them fun to discover we placed some in obvious locations and others in some very difficult and well-hidden locations. In fact, some ruins blend so well with their environment it’s easy to walk passed them at just a few meters away!

Ice Cave
The ice cave is located in the heart of the new snow biome so we wanted to take the opportunity to make something really beautiful. The layout is one of the easier layouts to explore being more linear, but we offset that with the need for higher level gear and careful management of your stats. We also created a lot of really fun little jumping puzzles, but be careful! The penalty for misjudging your distance can result in great bodily harm or even death…
Last edited by Jesse Rapczak; Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:05am
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Jesse Rapczak  [developer] Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:04am 
Broodmother Arena
The Broodmother arena is really what lies in the heart of the swamp. The arena layout provides players with the ability to attack from a lot of different vantage points catering to different play styles and strategies. The lair feels warm, humid and inviting but also terrifying. When you first enter the arena it has a soft, peaceful feeling - until you realize the warm light being emitted comes from spider egg sacks planted near the remains of survivor trespassers and their pets mummified into spider food!

Stay tuned for more detailed information as we prepare to get these exciting changes into your hands, as well as upcoming new areas & Biome enhancements!

Holiday Gift Bundles
Before we go, we just want to make sure that everyone knows about the awesome ARK Holiday Gift Bundles now available at Don’t Forget To Be Awesome![]. Get the best price ever on ARK when bundled with a t-shirt or poster for the holidays.


Jesse and The Studio Wildcard Team
darknight9 Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:04am 
Lookin good folks.
Meeps, That's it Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:10am 
Can't wait!
Obsidian Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:23am 
This is amazingly cool.
Junior Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:27am 
WOW !!! Amazing :D
Jesse, ETA on New Enviroments?
Last edited by ESP | Neizan D Senpai; Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:30am
tN|Serpent Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:31am 
I like everything about this.
Martin Riggs Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:33am 
I like it, I am looking forward for this new environment.
Thank you for keeping us posted.
New Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:35am 
Looks awesome, I just hope our bases don't get affected by the ruins!
Deejung Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:36am 
repping colors
h-Skittles Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:41am 
nice guys will these ruins have decent loot or just for show cant wait to discover the story behind them
Last edited by h-Skittles; Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:41am
RexThundercock Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:42am 
Amazing! :D
Tatsu0ni Nov 28, 2015 @ 12:46am 
quite amazing,but please give us back the normal trees,I'm getting tired of those colorfull ones xD
ou Nov 28, 2015 @ 1:07am 
Oh, will there be some wipe when the ruins is being deployed?
Slava Ukraini Nov 28, 2015 @ 1:13am 
Fair to say if your base is on intended ruin coordinates, you will be making renovations.
Last edited by Slava Ukraini; Nov 28, 2015 @ 1:13am
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