Ark: Survival Evolved released on the Nintendo Switch a few days ago. Originally released for Xbox One, PlayStation4, Mac, and PC in August of 2017, Ark has several developers working on the constantly changing dinosaur adventure game. Developers for this project include: Studio Wildcard, Instinct Games, Abstraction Games, Virtual Basement, and Efecto Studios. Check out a comparison of the mobile graphics versus the graphics for the Switch:
Ark randomly places the player in a world full of dinosaurs and nature with nothing but their nakedness to start. Players, who can look like cave-people, must use the resources around them to build homes and tools to gain an edge on others that are online. Players must keep their avatars healthy and satisfied so they can be their best in order to tame or hunt the many species of dinosaurs. The developers boast impressive creative statistics with over 100 creatures, 9 biomes, and 372 engrams for the Switch.
Around 80 of these creatures can be tamed on the island by either subduing or nursing them back to health. Players can command, ride, and store equipment on their creatures that will continue to level up alongside them. Dinosaurs can breed so that you can raise dinosaurs from their birth and grow crops around your self-built settlement. But other players are not the only threats on the island, as predators and rivals of your own creatures will loom close by for their dinners.
The Switch was one of the final platforms to adopt Ark to its game roster, but the developers are marketing the platform through in-game special events and the fact that characters will remain in place even when going offline, but other players and dinosaurs may disrupt your home. It is a “persistent world” where your inventory and creatures are subject to theft and destruction.
Ark: Survival Evolved is now available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, the Steam Store, Mac, Android, and iOS.