Ark: A Survival Game with Dinosaurs and More
Ark is a popular online multiplayer game that challenges players to survive in a harsh world filled with dinosaurs, mythical creatures, and other dangers. Players can tame and ride various animals, craft weapons and tools, build bases and structures, and cooperate or compete with other players. Ark has a rich lore and story that unfolds through exploration and discovery.
In this article, we will give you an overview of what Ark is, how to play it, and why you should try it out.
What is Ark?
Ark is a survival game developed by Studio Wildcard, Instinct Games, Efecto Studios, and Virtual Basement. It was released in 2017 for Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, and Linux. It has also been announced for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
Ark is set in a fictional prehistoric world where players wake up on an island called the Ark with a strange implant in their arm. The Ark is a massive structure that contains different biomes and environments, such as jungles, deserts, snowfields, caves, oceans, and volcanoes. The Ark is also home to hundreds of different species of animals, both extinct and fictional. Some of these animals can be tamed by the players and used as mounts, pets, or allies.
The game has two main modes: PvE (player versus environment) and PvP (player versus player). In PvE mode, players can explore the Ark and its secrets without worrying about other players attacking them. In PvP mode, players can raid each other’s bases, steal resources, or engage in combat. The game also has a single-player mode where players can customize the settings and difficulty of the game.
How to play Ark?
To play Ark, you need to download and install the game on your device of choice. You can buy the game from Steam, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Nintendo eShop, Google Play Store, or Apple App Store. You can also get the game for free if you have an Xbox Game Pass subscription.
Once you have the game installed, you can choose to join an official server or a private server hosted by other players. You can also host your own server if you have the technical skills and resources. You can also play offline in single-player mode.
When you start the game, you can create your own character by choosing their gender, appearance, and name. You can also choose which map you want to play on. There are several official maps available in the game, such as The Island, The Center, Scorched Earth, Ragnarok, Aberration, Extinction, Valguero, Genesis Part 1, and Genesis Part 2. There are also many custom maps created by the community that you can download from Steam Workshop or other sources.
After creating your character and choosing your map, you will spawn on a random location on the Ark with nothing but your implant and some basic clothes. Your first task is to gather resources such as wood, stone, fiber, berries, meat, etc. You can use these resources to craft items such as tools, weapons