Jurassic World: Evolution isn’t the only dinosaur park sim due out in 2018, even though it is one of the biggest. Parkasaurus is a cuter, more cartoony take on the genre, with some really cool ideas around exhibit design.
Made by Washbear Studios, an indie team of two who previously worked on Guacamelee!, Parkasaurus is a different take on dino zoo sims than the other three (at least) similar games currently in development.
Parkasaurus shares the same base mechanics as most of the entries in the genre – build a park, research and hatch new dinos, get money from visitors and try to run a prehistoric theme park without catastrophic loss of life.
But one of the most interesting features of the game is the ability for dinosaurs to break out of their exhibits if they’re unhappy. While they rampage across the park, the game switches the player into a first person shooter mode to deal with the breach.
Today a new video went into more detail on what exactly would be required to keep your dino friends happy in their exhibits, as well as some pretty in-depth terrain creation tools.
The stylised game looks like a great, simplified alternative to Jurassic World‘s careful realism and aggressive franchising, plus there looks to be plenty of potential for mayhem, something we’re a big fan of here.
Parkasaurus is planned to release in early access soon.