Studio Wildcard have today released the ARK Dev Kit, a streamlined version of the UE4 Editor to simplify the creation and sharing process of mods for ARK: Survival Evolved. It is available to download now for free via the Epic Games Launcher HERE. Creative souls can easily generate their own ARK items, weapons, creatures, maps and game modes to share with fellow survivors online.
The “ARK: Survival Evolved Modding Contest” also kicks off today, sponsored by Alienware, is a massive competition to celebrate the best of the best in the modding community. The contest objective is to use the Unreal Engine 4 ARK Dev Kit to create a new “Mod” that best exemplifies the judging criteria. Players can submit diverse island maps, underground environments, game modes, new structures and items for a chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes. The more creative the better! To enter the contest and find details on rules and regulations, go HERE.
● Grand Prize (1st Place): $15,000 USD, Alienware Area-51 Desktop, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Graphics Card
● 2nd Place: $5,000 USD, Alienware X51 Desktop, and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card
● 3rd Place: $2,500 USD and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card
To celebrate the news ARK: Survival Evolved is now available on the Amazon Store, at an introductory, 25% off limited quantity sale!
As well as launching the ARK Dev Kit and competition, ARK Survival Evolved’s new game mode ‘Survival Of The Fittest’ should be available later today, after a short delay. A message from one of the games developers stated on ARK’s Steam Forum that ‘Survival Of The Fittest’ should be available to play today, but insisted that it would be very late EST/EDT time.
Below are some newly released screenshots for the new competitive game mode.