If you’ve ever dreamed of running a dinosaur themed park (and have missed the numerous other games in the past that have let you do it), your wish looks to finally be coming true. WashBear Studio has confirmed that you can do just that when Parkasaurus releases on Steam Early Access tomorrow.
The developers from WashBear cite classics like DinoPark Tycoon and Theme Park as inspirations for Parkasaurus. In the trailer above you can see how those games’ various mechanics and themes are incorporated, but with a much more quirky and playful design.
Here’s the game’s breakdown via the developers at WashBear:
“Parkasaurus challenges players to plan, design, and construct exhibits that maximize their Dinos’ happiness and the park guests’ willingness to spend money! Starting with only a dream and an abandoned park, players will discover new technologies, new attractions and a special bond with all their Dinos. As the days pass in Parkasaurus players will watch Dinos grow from little runts to giant best friends, unlock new accessories for them to wear, and help guide them through diverse seasons that each come with their own unique fun, beauty and challenges. In Parkasaurus fortune is a real possibility and money management is an absolute necessity.”
WashBear has packed a solid amount into the Steam Early Access release of Parkasaurus. The game will sport over 80 buildable items, 4 different employee types, and 24 dinosaur varieties with “more added regularly.” And there are a bunch of accessories that you can adorn your dinos with, such as beanies, neckties, sunglasses and more.
Within the game, guests will rate your park with WashBear’s “dynamic review system”. You can then fix your shortcomings based upon customer feedback. The developers encourage players that purchase the $19.99 Early Access game to do the same. Chris McQuinn, “Dino Friend” at WashBear Studio, encourages players to join the title’s Discord and help the development team make Parkasaurus even better:
“Starting today players will be able to join in the development process by providing feedback and direction for the future of the game. Together we can create systems and awesome content to add additional layers of complexity to the dino tycoon simulation genre.”
Parkasaurus roars into Steam Early Access tomorrow, September 25th.