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If you’ve ever felt the need to embrace your inner John Hammond and run a theme park full of dinosaurs, you’ll have the opportunity to do so in the near future with the announcement of Parksaurus according to a press release from developer Washbear.

Parkasaurus is all about living the dream of running a park full of adorable dinosaurs to share with the world. Each dinosaur has its own requirements for its habitat, and you’ll have to operate within all the usual constraints of a business. (After all, you can’t build a new raptor pen if you don’t have the money to do it.) You can get a feel for what the game is all about by taking a look at a trailer released alongside the announcement:

As the seasons in the game progress, guests will enter and leave your park, (hopefully) increasing your earnings and giving you the potential to expand even further. Heck, you can even go back in time to nab some more dinosaur eggs and expand your operations, because why not throw all the potential dangers of time travel into the mix of a theme park filled with gigantic reptiles.

Parkasaurus

These different game elements (shown in the trailer) tells us that Parkasaurus is about a bit more than staring at an overhead view of your guests and a bunch of management screens. A number of minigames are available (such as hunting for fossils), and even the typically boring management and shopping screens are colorfully animated.

Parkasaurus Derpasaurus

I have absolutely no reason for including this screenshot of a dinosaur from Parkasaurus other than I found it tremendously adorable and funny. I named him Derpasaurus.

As one might expect, things won’t always go as smoothly as you’d hope in Parksaurus. The incredibly high-tech wooden fences might not be enough to keep your dinos in the pen. A jailbreak can result in injured guests and lowered profits, so you’ll have to hop into first-person mode with a tranquilizer gun and knock out the dinos before they wreak too much havoc. Each season in the game will bring new weather and, with that, new environmental challenges to overcome for you and your polygonal dinosaurs.

If a dinosaur theme park game that mixes a few different genres sounds like the kind of t hing you’d be into, you can head on over to the Steam store page for Parkasaurus and add it to your wishlist for now. Parkasaurus will be coming to Steam Early Access sometime in Spring 2018. You can also swing by the game’s official website.

What do you think of Parkasaurus? How do you think it will stack up against other dinosaur theme park games? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!