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Videogame / Prehistoric Kingdom

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Build. Manage. Grow.

Prehistoric Kingdom is Paleontology themed a zoo simulation indie game by Black Raven Studios and Blue Meridian. The goal of the game is to build, manage and grow the ultimate zoo for extinct animals as a fully fledged Prehistoric Kingdom. Narrated by Nigel Marven, (whom has some experience with the extinct and with prehistoric parks), the game differs from similar park builders like Jurassic World: Evolution by focusing much more heavily on paleontological accuracy as opposed to spectacle; as well as including a large assortment of non-dinosaur prehistoric animals like charismatic Pleistocene fauna, such as the Woolly Mammoth.

Previews: Official Early Access Announcement Trailer


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  • Gentle Giant: Most of the large herbivores count, even if they are far from defenseless. In addition to large sauropods like Argentinosaurus and huge hadrosaurs like Edmontosaurus, mammalian megafauna such as the Woolly Mammoth, giant rhino Paraceratherium, and ground sloth Megatherium are notable.
  • Goofy Feathered Dinosaur: Averted in spades. While a large number of dinosaurs sport feathers, the coverings are done realistically and often with beautiful patterns directly modeled off real birds.
  • Honorable Elephant: Mammuthus primigenius a.k.a the Woolly Mammoth features prominently in such a role.
  • Noble Bird of Prey: All of the Coelurosaur dinosaurs have feathers, with the Dromaeosaurids like Utahraptor, Velociraptor, and Microraptor all looking very much like hawks, falcons, or eagles.
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  • Panthera Awesome: Both Smilodon fatalis and the even bigger Smilodon populator feature, with the bios noting they require fences of comparable strength to those needed to contain large theropods
  • Raptor Attack: Averted. The dromaeosaurids are accurately portrayed, down to the feathering.
  • Shown Their Work: Up to Eleven, the developers making a point to be as up to date as possible for their creatures; to the point of updating finished animals mid-development to shore up details later paleontological studies clarified.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: Comes in scaled or feathered.

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