ARK: Survival Evolved announces mod contest, shows off the poop-eating dung beetle

    
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Surviving is never the only challenge in ARK: Survival Evolved; the devs keep things interesting with various competitions and contests. And the newest contest — with a prize pool of $60,000 — is directed at modders. For two months, from January 14th through March 15th, interested international participants can submit their workshop items in one of the three contest categories: mods, maps, and total conversions. Studio Wildcard will then select between five and 10 in each category, and then the public will vote between March 18th and April 1st. Full details and instructions for submitting are found in the official contest rules.

Whether or not you are looking forward to participating in the contest, you can look forward to two more dinos on their way to the ARK. Devs spotlighted the upcoming dung beetle and the dimetrodon; the former turns poop into fuel and fertilizer, while the latter shelters players from both the heat and cold. Get a look at both creatures in the video below.

Oh, and craftable beer kegs are also coming to the game in the v232 update, so even if you survive the rampaging dinos during the day, you can come home and get wasted at night.

Source: ARK official forums. Thanks, Kinya!
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ApathyCurve
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ApathyCurve

“If you survive the rampaging dinos during the day, you can come home and get wasted at night.”
 Substitute “idiots” for “dinos” and you’ve described my average work day.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Archebius Sorenthaz Full-time job during weekdays and other games during free time, yeah.  FFXIV, WoW, Smite, a MUD I recently got into, etc.

Leilonii
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Leilonii

So in sum, poop, dung, and beer.

DasBenty
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DasBenty

So far in the game I’ve managed to make myself some clothes and stab some giant penguin things to death. Would recommend to anyone

Archebius
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Archebius

Sorenthaz What’s taking up your time? Other games or real life stuff?

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

They See Me Rollin’

They Hatin’..

agemyth
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agemyth

Oh man. Will the dung beetles just turn everyone’s dino pens into infinite energy creation machines?

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

Best Worst MMO Headline…. Early contender here Mj ;p

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

It’s so hard to find time right now for this game, even though a lot of cool stuff is being added and already in the game.  :(