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Community Crunch #117 & Sponsored Mod Program Spotlight!

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!

Sponsored Mod Program Spotlight!

It’s another exciting month in the mod program as we look to introduce you to two new and exciting mods we are sure you will like!  Over the past few months we’ve introduced new mods that revamp gameplay but this month we’ll be adding a content mod and a new map.

Maps have a way of rejuvenating your passion for a game and everyone loves additional content.  Especially content that adds new functions to existing mechanics you’ve used since you first started surviving.  Without further ado, here are the new mods entering the program!


This map is filled with vast open plains, open for you to build to your heart’s desire.  The map has a slight fantasy feel but relies heavily on natural landscapes, dense forests, and amazing mountains.  This will be one to keep an eye on for sure!

Saddle Emporium

Saddles are, arguably, one of the most used and needed items in ARK.  Something that you will see thousands of times in your gameplay.  Not only do these saddles give your creatures a visible flair, some of them offer benefits such as weight reduction.  Drop by the workshop page to see what dinos are coming next!

Humble Bundle Sale!

For those who’ve yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in as we have a 60% discount available on the Humble Store for Steam for only a few more hours!

ARK: Survival Evolved

Community Contests!

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:

Four Categories

*NEW* Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA’s new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. For the time being, the current prize is double our normal amount, so winners will receive 200$ and runner-ups will receive 100$.

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!



F1r3fly – Bulbdog Charging Station


StateofMynd42 – Sanctuary

Blue Dragon – Path to the eggs

Honourable Mentions!

Wolf Amaterasu – Running for Your Life

Wolf Amaterasu – Bringing Dinner Home

Valoule – IndianARK

Ego – Rockwell’s new home

Ego – Path to the surface

Ego – Hot sunrise

Ego – Get it, monster!

Blue Dragon – Got Beer

Blue Dragon – Bokeh Turtle

roguewolf91 – Fun in the Sun

GP – Sunset with Friends

GP – Rock Mining Gone Wrong

Ego – Ruins

Ego – Dead Sands

Blue Dragon – Stay close to mother

Super Resolution!


Wolf Amaterasu – Ferocious Rex


Blue Dragon – Take a Gem..I dare ya!

Honourable Mentions!

Blue Dragon – Cats vs bird

Wolf Amaterasu – Lone Wolf Traveller

Valoule – Mushroom kingdom

Teddycus – Transfered Drake

Teddycus – Deep in the sea

roguewolf91 – Go the Distance

GP – Get Me Outta Here

Ego – And what is this…

F1r3fly – Nightmare Oasis

Blue Dragon – Hunting

Blue Dragon – The chase

Wolf Amaterasu – Dino Skin

GP – It’s So Small

Ego – Only forward!

Blue Dragon – Stories left behind

Blue Dragon – Someone’s frosty

Blue Dragon – Ravager party

Blue Dragon – Direwolf family

Blue Dragon – Carnos hate bugs too

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


GP – Old Railway Cave

Honourable Mentions!

Blue Dragon – Reflections

Blue Dragon – Peace

Wolf Amaterasu – Hanging by an Argentavis

Valoule – Poison

roguewolf91 – Passage Through The Depths

GP – The Surface

Blue Dragon – The rib way

Blue Dragon – Bridge



Blue Dragon – Mantis Selfie


Wolf Amaterasu – Outdoor Bob’s Adventure Survival Guide

Valoule – Arkvolution

Teddycus – The Obelisk

GP – Where’s Wally

Blue Dragon – Ark’s Super Blue Blood Moon


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 117 is…

ARK – Insane PvP Montage | Official PvP Montage / Funny Moments by KishK0

 and we’d also like to announce a runner-up…



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 117 is… a tie!

Ark Death Stinger Zoid by MissyPrime!


Ark Survival, Warhammer Lizardmen floating temple by ThePilgrim

 and we’d also like to announce a runner-up…

KARKmi’s Lookout by Valoule!

Fan Feature!

Easy Build Nameless Venom Farm: Explore the Ark #17 (Ark: Survival Evolved) by MrWhitehearth

Ark Survival Evolved – Sleeping googly by GeeKy gAMer no.1 & gOOgly Owl


Wall Battle by Shuher

Big Base and fishing hole build on Scorched earth Ark Survival Evolved by Tlc138

ARK: Exotica Racing Evolved – Tour de Paradis by Wolf Angelus

Sleeping Allosaurus by Albina Diamond


sleepyboi by Kaigs


Spinosaurus by Okim


-Colorful day- Bday gift for JurassicJuan by ๖ۣۜSkyNova


PC Hunter by Rick


yutyrannus for *sky* by |L.F|-FLUFFY-*Fr*


For a friend xD by |L.F|-FLUFFY-*Fr*


Alpha Rock Drake by RedDragon23


Tick-Tock Sarcosuchus by Sharkcat


Mr. Eugene H. Krabs by Shmoltzy


Macrauchenia by milokamilo


Ark mod: Achillobator headshot by Kaprodonychus


That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Studio Wildcard



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