ARK Park brought me closer to how I felt watching the original Jurassic Park than buying a $15 ticket to see Jurassic World.
ARK Park is now available on HTC Vive PSVR, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets and I think it is an incredible experience for anyone who loves Dinosaurs. During a GDC event for the game I was able to meet with the development team and learned about a recent moment they had to help the life of a young boy.
“We take VR very seriously. What we have here is technology that can truly change the world. It was my great pleasure to be able to make the trip to England – bringing with me a VR headset and a copy of ARK Park to show our newest and possibly youngest fan at eight years old. The love and affection I witnessed left a lasting impression on me – and seeing Jason play the game we worked so hard on filled my heart with joy.”- Tianqi “Sky” Wu (Vice President, Snail Games)
The above video details Sky Wu's journey to share ARK Park with an autistic boy who is fascinated by dinosaurs. The boys father reached out to the ARK Park team when he heard about the game and asked for beta access. Instead Sky visited young Jason and left an impression that may last a lifetime.
Say what you want about ARK Park but I love the game and consider it the Jurassic Park game I always wanted. When I first saw Jurassic Park I wanted to go out and pet little dinosaurs and the exploration and education modes are fascinating to me. I often found myself interacting with the dinosaurs in the game as I would my own pets.
The game is not perfect by any means but still has provides some magic moments in this early stage of VR. Encountering dinosaurs and my varied interactions from riding a Triceratops to encountering silly Giant Beavers brought a big smile to my face. Its hard to say the value of a game but I would say that ARK Park brought me closer to how I felt watching the original Jurassic Park than buying a $15 ticket to see Jurassic World.
“ARK Park – like the baby dinos in the game – is in its infancy. VR fans are now getting their first taste of this massive new addition to the ARK franchise. If you want more content in ARK Park, I can tell you one thing: It’s coming. This is an incredibly exciting time for us, and we can’t wait to show gamers what the future holds for them.”-Peter Kang (Director, Snail Games)