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Saurian is a video game project focused on living as a dinosaur in a dynamic open world through intense, survival-based gameplay.
Saurian is a video game project focused on living as a dinosaur in a dynamic open world through intense, survival-based gameplay.
6,570 backers pledged $220,709 to help bring this project to life.

New Backer Tiers, Stretch Goal Breakdown, and Smashing our way through Character Customization!

Posted by Urvogel Games, LLC (Creator)

Hello everyone!

You guys continue to amaze us and we are truly humbled; we've smashed through our $70k stretch goal! We are going to dedicate this update to a in-depth breakdown of our stretch goals we have unlocked thus far and the revealing of our new and revamped backer tiers!

Stretch Goal Breakdown

Genetic Variant Skins

Choosing to wear these skins will have an effect on your survival. Albino (lacking black pigment) animals are at an extreme disadvantage due to being much more visible. Melanistic (hyper black pigmentation) and piebald (random patches of skin/feathers/fur lacking all pigmentation) animals will also have unique effects.

Spectator Mode

Fast forward time, trigger weather events, and choose to find specific fauna in the environment from an omniscient, bird's-eye view perspective.

Character Customization

Choose different body styles and features, birth marks, hues, and pattern variations to create a one-of-a-kind look for your character. All these options will be constrained to realistic ranges in the animal's variation, but players will have a large selection of values to choose from to create a completely unique animal!

New Stretch Goals

Two Medicine Formation - $300k

A new game location set in a different time period with a whole swath of new dinosaurs to fill out the ecology. The Two Medicine formation would be a substantial addition to the game complete with its own playables, Gorgosaurus and Styracosaurus.

Console Ports - $400k

Reaching this stretch goals means we can begin development on console ports of Saurian for PS4 and/or Xbox One. This has been highly requested by fans and backers and we would love to take hold of the opportunity to bring Saurian to as many people as possible.

New Backer Tiers

More Gerry feathers and Dakotaraptor claws!

After hearing and seeing the high demand for these backer rewards, we were able to pull some strings to bring about another limited round of each of the Gerry feathers and Dakotaraptor claw cast tier! Also due to popular demand we have opened up a limited tier for including both the claw and feather, get them while you can!

Premium Backer Tiers

Also due to popular demand and the fact that you guys really want to throw your money at us, we have some new high-dollar tiers with some really awesome goodies!

Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops Silver Statues!

At $300 we have two tiers to choose either our Tyrannosaurus or Triceratops model as a small silver statue! These statues are 1/120th scale and measure about 3 inches long. And if you just have to have them both, we also have a $500 tier just for that! (Unfortunately we cannot include a Gerry feather or Dakotaraptor claw in these tiers, sorry!)

Create your own Backer-Exclusive Skin!

If you're looking to have a bit of your own personal flare in Saurian: at our $1200 tier TEN lucky backers can collaborate with our artists to make your very own skin on an animal of your choice! (This tier DOES include a Gerry feather and Dakotaraptor claw!)

Digital Render of Final Product
Digital Render of Final Product


Digital Render of Final Product
Digital Render of Final Product


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      Faelrin on

      Styracosaurus is from the Dinosaur Park formation (which is my favorite right next to Hell Creek), same with Gorgosaurus, but I'm guessing they were found in this formation too? In all honesty I'm not too familiar with what species are from the Two Medicine formation. I know the Dinosaur Park formation has both the ones mentioned, and a bunch of other "popular" dinosaurs like Parasaurolophus, Dromaeosaurus, etc, and while it would have been my second choice location (my third choice would be the Morrison), they must have picked this one for a reason. Of course, this stretch goal has to be reached first, but they got about a whole month to do so.

    2. Bryy Miller on

      I mean, if you're sure about adding a completely new area....

    3. draven926 on

      Oh man I am STOKED for the genetic variants actually affecting gameplay! Character customization sounds like it'll be awesome, too! I really hope we can hit $400k so I can get this game for my PS4! Not enough games out there that I like for the PS4.

    4. Sarah Jesness on

      Neat! I'm a huge sucker for customization.

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      Timothy Judge on

      You may want to have more stretch goals in mind, because you're easily on pace to go past $400 000. Also I'd love more info on what is involved in "post impact survival."

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      Daniel on

      I am ecstatic for these new stretch goals, but, isn't Styracosaurus from the Dinosaur Park Formation?

    7. KiRAWRa on

      I'm so hype for literally all of the stretch goals, I hope we can get to multiplayer!

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      Kirilee on

      Goodness I am so here for allowing skins to affect visibility and survival odds. It feels like a subtle hard-mode, allowing those who want an extra challenge to have it, but for believable reasons that fit the game setting. Very cool idea!
      It's also great to see us smashing through those stretch goals. Congratulations you guys, here's hoping we break a lot more over the next few weeks! (Fingers crossed we make it at least to post-impact survival)

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      amy griffith on

      skins effecting survival sounds /awesome./ like I'd love to play as an albino rex, but it's so cool that it'll actually have cons to it because I mean come on, bright white dinosaur running around is bound to attract attention

      I'm so excited

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      Lumarious on

      Wow. Skins effecting survival is perfect. And the spectator mode sounds likes it's gonna be exactly what I was hoping for!! Let's hope those new backer tiers will get Saurian through even more stretch goals! :D