Jurassic Ark, an Ark: Survival Evolved Info Hub & Community

Community Crunch #97 & ARK Steam Summer Sale!

Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Let’s get started with some news.

Pre-Orders and Limited Collector’s Edition!

In case you missed our E3 news, ARK has it’s official release date, August 8, 2017! Along with our official release comes the opportunity to pre-order and get yourself a limited collector’s edition of ARK, which comes with a whole bunch of goodies shown in the picture above.

ARK: Evolution Event Weekend!

It’s party time! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special extended Evolution Event! It’s already live now and will remain active until Monday the 26th at 12PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

2x Harvesting Rate
2x Taming Rate
2x EXP Rate
2x Baby Mature Speed
2x Egg Hatching & Gestation Speed
2x Mating Interval (LESS!)

Steam Summer Sale!

As part of the Steam Summer Sale, ARK is 51% off and Scorched Earth is 51% off! After this sale, ARK will be receiving a price change so that we have parity with our retail release. If you or your friends haven’t picked up a copy yet and want to get it before the retail price applies, now is definitely the time to do so!

Community Contests!

Player Procedurally Generated Maps!

The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let’s check out the entries for this weeks contest! This week’s contest winner is… Wolf Angelus!

PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=13;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=3.15;Mountains Frequency=12;Mountains Slope=1.95;MountainsHeight=.8;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.4;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=10;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.05;ErosionStrength=0.15;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.14;RWBiomeSize=0.09;MountainBiomeStart=-0.49;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.59;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.007;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.03;TreeDensity=0.005;JungleTreeDensity=0.50;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.010;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.07;ShoreTreeDensity=0.32;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.023;ShorelineThickness=0.035;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.6f,Y=0.6f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.35f,Y=0.35f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f)

NVidia Ansel Photography Contest

Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html

ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel — a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots.  Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset.

Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog.

Now let’s get to the contest!

There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following:

Three Categories

Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key.

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution,  in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display.

Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category!

And now without further ado, here are your entries!

You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes

Super Resolution!


F1r3fly – Migrating to Ragnarok

StateofMynd42 – The Most Metal Album Cover Ever

Runners Up!

StateofMynd42 – Everything the Light Touches

Pollti – The Four Elements

Honourable Mentions!

Christopher Warburton – Ahhhh!

Christopher Warburton – Enter the arena

Christopher Warburton – Manticore Arena

Christopher Warburton – Traversing the desert in style

Domino – The Shadow Road

Ego – This is a beautiful fantasy world

FataL1ty – Fishing

FataL1ty – Leap

FataL1ty – Munch!

FataL1ty – Scenic Stroll 2

FataL1ty – Shadow Bronto

Jamie Weaver – View from above

Joe Lally – Natural Habitat

Natsu – Feel the Beat

Norlinri – Is it a gorilla

Norlinri – TEK cave

Norlinri – The Cunning

Norlinri – Uh oh

Pollti – Tek Tapejaras

roguewolf91 – Combing the Beach

roguewolf91 – Mountain Majesty

roguwolf91 – Artemis Smiles Upon It

Starwolf23 – TheEntrepreneur

StateofMynd42 – Portrait of a Hyaenodon

Stevie – Battle Of The Elements

Wolf Angelus – Dino Hotsprings

Wolf Angelus – Embrace Tranquility

Wolf Angelus – Morning Pounce [Version 2]

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


FataL1ty – Starry Night

Honourable Mentions!

FataL1ty – Canyon

FataL1ty – Lookout Dawn

FataL1ty – Lookout Day

FataL1ty – Lookout Dusk

FataL1ty – Piggy-back

FataL1ty – Tower View

Kovko – Guardian

Kovko – On Fire

roguewolf91 – The Forgemaster’s Domain, Hephaestus

Wolf Angelus – Break of Dawn

Wolf Angelus – Hotsprings [Version 1]

Wolf Angelus – Hotsprings [Version 2]




Runner Up!

F1r3fly – Ark’s Hogwarts

Honourable Mentions!

Cheb – Freedom

Cheb – Swing of Faith

Joe Lally – Tek Of The Skies

Kovko – Not again

Natsu – Fishing 2

StateofMynd42 – The Rescuers Down Under

Valoule – Jaws


This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children!

And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 97 is…



This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more!

The ARKitect for Community Crunch 97 is…

It’s a tie! We’d like to wish a huge congratulation to…

Wolf Angelus and their Summer Retreat!


Valoule for their tARKVern!

You can check out the full album here:


Fan Feature!

WAR CRIMES! Rogue Two by LameWolfProductions

BOWT Tarrey Town House & Ragnarok Base Locations by SWChris

Dock and Lighthouse Building Montage by Selvalis

ARK: Dodo Cinematic Dossier | #001 | by ShipWrekt

How to Tame a Trike (Bear Grylls Intro Parody) by The Joe From Idaho Show

Building with Stevie – Lakeside Stone/Glass Greenhouse! by XxStevieLad87xX

Building with Stevie – Cliffside Cabin! by XxStevieLad87xX

Say Cheese by GeeKy gAMer

Exploring Ragnarok – Ice Cave by MonkeyManTV

Broodmother Battle by XxStevieLad87xX

Ragnarok Base Locations by AxeMan

Mini Pirate Ship by RYANT1UM

Castle Build by RYANT1UM

Log Cabin Manor by RYANT1UM

MeeMaw wants a Pony!!! by The Geeky Granny

Desert Overlook Home by Kortniechan

Megalania Mainia by Arahli

How to Tame a Yutyrannus by Violet

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=951695265

Thylacoleo vs Raptor by Akhoris

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=952488523

Help me by Кто я такой?

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=951713182

Cute Rex by Autu

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=952099163

Father’s Day by Mickey

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=949773078

Mosa Rex by Wimble Bimble Nipple Flipple666

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=952203199

Ragnarok by Voltzahl

Source: http://voltzahl.deviantart.com

Different Perceptions by Violet

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=951798712

Wyvern Artwork by -Asttrox-

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=953665291

Sloppy Griffin by Sonne4711

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=953206022

Random Creature Concept by Dead Nitr0th3Edg3l0rd

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=946520343

Rainbow Griffin by Jameegi

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=952156236

Forest Camo Griffin by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=954073460

Snow Camo Griffin by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=954074127

That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Wildcard Jat & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team




No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.