Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn
This game is a hunting simulator where you hunt the largest and most dangerous creatures to ever exist -- DINOSAURS!
Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Reborn
This game is a hunting simulator where you hunt the largest and most dangerous creatures to ever exist -- DINOSAURS!
Dinosaur Killing the Hunter now in the game!!!
You want it. You got it.
One thing that we've heard from you guys loud and clear is that you want dinosaur kills in the game (when the Player dies). This feature ranks near the tip top of most requested features by Carnivores fans. So your wish is our wish is our command. Below is an in progress play blast animation of a T-Rex getting his revenge on a Hunter.
The next thing we did was take these animations and put them in the actual PC game. Obviously there is some tuning, re-positioning and polish that still needs to be done but here is the T-Rex kill in the PC Game with sound.
These death sequences will occur with all the dinosaurs in the game but they are still a work in progress (we just wanted to show you what we have).
We know our Kickstarter Campaign isn't doing so well and we know the odds of making our goal are against us... but if you like what you see here please help us spread the word! Tell your friends, post this on Facebook, Tweet it out! We still have a week left to try and make this happen!
Thanks for all your support! Whether we make it or not your generosity and belief in us means the world to the entire team.
Yaroslav Sings the Blues...
Our lead designer is a bit sad about how our Kickstarter campaign is going and figured he would sing a song and tell you about some of the new features in the game.
Carnivores Hunting Tactics
Some cool tips and tactics for hunting the really big game!
We'd like to introduce you to two of our key team members... Yaroslav Kravchenko - Designer and Creator of Carnivores
Yaroslav is a gifted designer and also an accomplished writer and artist. He is the original creator and designer of the Carnivores series and we’re honored to have him working on the PC edition of the game. Artem Kuryavchenko - Lead Programmer
Artem is a talented programmer and has been with the Carnivores brand since the very beginning. Artem and Yaroslav are back working together to bring this game back to its rightful home on the PC.
Carnivores is a first person shooting (FPS) game where you hunt the largest and most dangerous creatures to ever exist -- DINOSAURS! The game was originally released for the PC back in 1998 to great reviews and a loyal fan following. Since then it has made appearances on PSP, Mobile Systems and PlayStation 3. We want to bring back Carnivores: Reborn (after sixteen years) to its rightful home on the PC. We've teamed up with the games original designer and creator, Yaroslav Kravchenko and have been working hard on the game. Carnivores: Reborn will feature elements and dinosaurs that made the first games so popular as well as some new features. How much additional content will be created will be determined by this Kickstarter Campaign. The PC game will have gamepad support and will be made available through Steam as well as DRM-Free digital distribution channels.
The game will have a minimum of 3 different islands to explore, each with their own unique environments, and conditions (day, dusk and fog), as well as additional weather conditions. Each island is about 4 square kilometers in size and currently, we have a variety of dinosaurs which can be hunted. The Player, taking on the role of a DinoHunt Corporation customer, will need to purchase a hunting license, pack up their gear, choose an environment and embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
The game is scheduled to be released Q1 2015.
In the distant future, a science vessel, FMM UV, was looking for new planets to colonize. They discovered a strange planet with remarkably similar conditions to earth. This new planet, named FMM UV-32, almost immediately triggered plans for colonization. But these plans were canceled when it was discovered that the Earth-like planet was not yet past its Jurassic stage, and due to the carnivorous dinosaurs roaming this world, it was far too dangerous for proper colonization. Nonetheless, news of this prehistoric planet spread, and an Earth corporation, now known as DinoHunt Inc, purchased the planet as its property. DinoHunt Inc. allowed for a unique hunting experience, in which wealthy customers could hunt living dinosaurs for a price. You are one of these hunters and will travel to a world lost in time where you will hunt for the largest and most ferocious animals in existence.
Realistic Hunting Simulation
Carnivores is an authentic hunting simulation where you track and stalk your prey. Careful and thoughtful consideration must be taken during the hunt; to survive you'll need to know your preys temperament and mannerisms, and just like in real hunting, you need to be aware of your surroundings (you don't want to be caught downwind of a T-Rex or you'll end up being lunch).
Huge 3D Free-Roaming Open World
Visit huge, beautifully rendered and realistic 3D environments, each with their own unique Eco systems. There are pristine beaches, dense jungles, pine forests, muddy marshes, rocky plains and deserts to explore. Environments can be used to increase the odds of a successful hunt. Players can follow trails and track animal footprints. Awareness of wind direction is important since some dinosaurs can smell you. Using stealth and land elevation will give you a sound advantage over some of the more viscous dinosaurs.
Diversity of Dinosaurs to Hunt
There is a wide variety of different dinosaurs to hunt each with unique behaviors and intelligence. Currently we are planning on having 9-12 different dinosaurs but that number can grow based on pledge amounts. Each dinosaur will require slightly different hunting tactics.
Weapons and Equipment
Choose between a high caliber rifle, a sniper rifle, a silent crossbow or tranquilizer gun, which puts your prey to sleep instead of killing it. You can also carry sidearms for emergency protection. Some of your equipment includes a handheld Gadget, which includes radar and GPS satellite positioning to make tracking the beasts easier, Cover Scent which masks your smell and numerous other goodies, which will prove indispensable for your hunting adventure.
Every dinosaur in Carnivores has realistic, advanced AI logic, so from species to species each will react differently to you. Some dinosaurs will flee if they see you, while others will become enraged and attack. If an animal is wounded they become unpredictable so be sure to make your shot count. During your adventure you'll experience everything from "pea-brained" dummies to cunning dinosaurs, with heightened senses of sight, hearing and smell. So be careful and stalk your prey intelligently otherwise they might end up tracking and hunting you.
After a successful hunt, the downed animal is taken to your Trophy Room, which has all the creatures you have ever bagged. When you kill a creature you already have in the Trophy Room, only the biggest one is kept. You can send an invite to your friends to visit your Trophy Room. There will be different Achievements to celebrate every significant success in a game. Achievements will drive the player to replay certain missions under different conditions, for example "Kill the T-Rex with a crossbow".
- Hunt the largest and most ferocious animals known to man – the Dinosaurs!
- Huge Free-Roaming Open 3D worlds!
- Beautiful and realistic high definition graphics.
- A multitude of different Dinosaurs, from Herbivores (plant eaters) to the Carnivores (meat eaters).
- Realistic AI – Dinosaurs react to sight, sound and smell, each with their own mannerisms and behaviors.
- Explore and hunt in different Eco-systems including jungles, forests, beaches and rolling hills.
- Equip camouflage and Cover Scent to even the odds.
- A variety of weapons and equipment to choose from (from Sniper Rifle to Cross-bow).
- Map and Radar to locate and track Dinosaurs.
- Use tranquilizer darts instead of bullets (experience the thrill of the hunt without the killing).
- Interactive Dinosaur Trophy Room.
We have a number of exciting and juicy rewards to sink your teeth into.
* images shown are just mockups. We are still in deep discussions concerning art.
If you prefer to use another means of payment you can use PayPal or credit cards on our website store:
$5 – THANK YOU! At this tier, you receive access to our backer exclusive website and updates, which include participation in surveys, digital wallpaper images, and your name listed in the Thank You credits.
$15 – THE CORE GAME: Includes either a DRM-free DIGITAL COPY OF THE GAME on PC, or a code to download the full game on Steam.You also receive a PDF of the retro style GAME MANUAL and all items in the THANK YOU tier.
$20 – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! The Backer Plus Edition Reward Tier for only $20.00! Includes everything in the previous tiers, plus a PDF ART BOOK & STRATEGY GUIDE and an upgraded RIFLE with a custom texture (this texture is exclusive to backers only. The weapon upgrade is available to everyone in the game). (This reward is limited to 25 backers)
$25 – THE BACKER PLUS EDITION: Includes everything in the previous tiers, plus a PDF ART BOOK & STRATEGY GUIDE and an upgraded RIFLE with a custom texture (this texture is exclusive to backers only. The weapon upgrade is available to everyone in the game).
$40 – ALL DIGITAL CARNAGE: This is a perfect package for our friends overseas who don't want the hassle of shipping. Includes everything in previous tiers, plus PDF MAP & DINO CHART POSTER, a fully upgraded CROSSBOW with custom textures (this texture is exclusive to backers only. The weapon upgrade is available to everyone in the game) and EARLY BETA ACCESS.
$60 – THE BOXED EDITION: At this tier, you will receive a BOXED COPY OF THE GAME, which includes a DRM Free DVD, a printed MAP and DINO CHART POSTER, a DINO FIGURINE, a SIGNATURE CARD signed by the creator of Carnivores Yaroslav Kravchenko, an old school PRINTED GAME MANUAL, as well as EARLY BETA ACCESS to the game. You also receive everything in the previous tiers.
Image shown above is a working comp and not the actual box.
$100 – SNIPER EDITION: Proudly display your status as a Dinosaur Hunter with an exclusive T-SHIRT and BASEBALL CAP and upgraded SNIPER RIFLE with custom textures (this texture is exclusive to backers only. The weapon upgrade is available to everyone in the game). You also receive everything in the previous tiers.
$200 – THE PACK LEADER EDITION: Bring your friends into the hunt!This tier includes an exclusive must have Carnivores HOODIE, and TWO ADDITIONAL DIGITAL COPIES OF THE GAME for your friends. You also receive everything in the previous tiers.
$500 – LOCATION SHOOT: At this tier, you can immortalize yourself by NAMING A TERRITORY in the game! All names will need to be approved by the design team (names won’t be obtrusive and your “location” will be worked into the games narrative in a logical way). Plus your name will be etched on the WALL OF FAME in the in-game Trophy Room!You will also receive an ASSOCIATE DESIGN CREDIT, as well as everything in all previous tiers. (This reward is limited to 20 backers).
$1000 – GOLD COLLECTORS EDITION: If being immortalized is not enough then consider this… You’ll receive an ORIGINAL PIECE OF CONCEPT ART created for the development of the game (each piece of art will be of a dinosaur, hand drawn and inked), signed by the artist and suitable for framing. You’ll also receive a BOXED EDITION OF THE GAME SIGNED BY GAME CREATOR, YAROSLAV KRAVCHENKO and other members of the development team, a “Golden” custom texture for your rifle, sniper rifle and crossbow and everything in all previous reward tiers. (This reward is limited to 15 backers).
$2,000 - A SEAT AT THE TABLE: At this tier, you can appear in the game as one of the official BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF DINOHUNT INC. with your name and image included as part of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS PORTRAIT WALL!Your fictional backstory will appear in the manual, and you will receive a one-of-a-kind BOARD OF DIRECTORS CERTIFICATE suitable for framing. If that’s not enough, we’ll also throw in an exclusive DINO HUNT INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS VARSITY JACKET (only a small run of these beauties will be made). Finally, as a board member you’ll be invited to listen in on our monthly production & design meetings. This tier includes all previous reward tiers. (This reward is limited to 10 backers).
$2,500 – MUTANT DINO (HERBIVORE): At this tier, you will be considered part of the GENETIC RESEARCH TEAM, an exclusive position that grants you the ability to CREATE and NAME A MUTANT HERBIVORE DINOSAUR, which will appear at the higher levels of the game. All names, colors and mutations will need to be approved by the design team (so the name and visual presentation won’t be obtrusive and can be worked into the games narrative in a logical way). Your image will appear in the Trophy Room as a member of the Research Team and your Mutated Dinosaur will appear in the trophy room right away. Backers will be able to pick their Mutant Dinosaur type from available herbivore dinosaurs on a first come, first served basis. Available types to choose from: Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Triceratops and Parasaurolophus. There are only two mutations per Dinosaur type possible.As a member of the research team, you’ll be invited to listen in on our monthly production & design meetings and also receive an exclusive DINOHUNT INC. RESEARCH TEAM VARSITY JACKET (only a small run of these beauties will be made). This tier also includes all of the items in the Gold Collector’s Edition Reward Tier. (This reward is limited to 8 backers).
$3,000 – MUTANT DINO (CARNIVORE): At this tier, you will be considered part of the GENETIC RESEARCH TEAM, an exclusive position that grants you the ability to CREATE and NAME A MUTANT CARNIVORE DINOSAUR, which will appear at the higher levels of the game. All names, colors and mutations will need to be approved by the design team (so the name and visual presentation won’t be obtrusive and can be worked into the games narrative in a logical way). Your image will appear in the Trophy Room as a member of the Research Team and your Mutated Dinosaur will appear in the trophy room right away. Backers will be able to pick their Mutant Dinosaur type from available carnivore dinosaurs on a first come, first served basis. Available types to choose from: Ceratosaurus and Tyrannosaurus. There are only two mutations per Dinosaur type possible. As a member of the research team, you’ll be invited to listen in on our monthly production & design meetings and also receive an exclusive DINOHUNT INC. RESEARCH TEAM VARSITY JACKET (only a small run of these beauties will be made). This tier also includes all of the items in the Gold Collector’s Edition Reward Tier. (This reward is limited to 4 backers).
$10,000 – DINOSAUR GOD: At this tier, you will be considered an angel and you will be forever in our debt. You have a unique opportunity to bring a NEW DINOSAUR TYPE INTO THE GAME along with NAMING RIGHTS. All names, colors and dinosaur types will need to be approved by the design team (so we can make sure we can properly implement him into the game). This Dinosaur will be fully interactive (you will be able to hunt him). Backers will be able to pick their new Dinosaur type on a first come, first served basis. Your image will appear in the Trophy Room as a member of the DINOSAUR DISCOVERY TEAM and your Dinosaur will appear in the trophy room immediately.You will also receive an exclusive DINOHUNT INC. DISCOVERY TEAM VARSITY JACKET (only a small run of these beauties will be made) and a HAND PAINTED ILLUSTRATION OF YOUR DINOSAUR from world renowned fantasy artist MILIVOJ ĆERAN. This is an incredible opportunity to own something unique and priceless, while becoming a part of Carnivores history. This tier also includes all of the items in the A Seat at the Table Reward Tier. (This reward is limited to 4 backers)
These are some of the key people working on the project.
Yaroslav Kravchenko / Creative Director & Lead Designer
Yaroslav has over 17 years of professional experience. Not only can this dude design but he’s also an accomplished writer and artist, and the original creator and designer of the Carnivores series. Yaroslav Kravchenko is back with the Carnivores team to make this title the best of them all. Game projects Yaroslav has worked on include: Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason (aka Anabiosis), Vivesector, Chasm the Rift and of course, Carnivores and Carnivores 2.
Artem Kuryavchenko / Lead Programmer
Artem has over 15 years’ experience working on a variety of different games including, Unbound Saga, Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason and Vivesector. Artem has also been with the original Carnivores brand from the beginning, coding for Carnivores, Carnivores 2 and Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter.
Konstantin Plutenko / Art Director
Konstantin has over a decade of experience working on games as an art director and is a master at creating beautiful environments and realistic creatures. His past work includes: Unbound Saga, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter and the upcoming Mutant Football League.
Maxim Novikov / Development Director
Maxim has been in the industry for 19 years and is a top notch technical guru having worked on numerous blockbuster titles including: Need for Speed: Pro-street, FIFA Street 2, SSX on Tour, CrimeCraft: Bleedout and the original Carnivores. Maxim is experienced in leading teams, development strategies, client server architecture, console and mobile platforms.
Michael Mendheim / Producer
Michael has worked as an Executive Producer and Creative Director in the video game industry for over twenty years. Some of his projects include the #1 hit, Mutant League Football, the Army Men series, Battletanx, Tazmania, Def Jam: Icon, Robocalypse and CrimeCraft: Bleedout. Michael is the creator / writer for the award winning graphic novel series, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse published by Titan Comics and is the co-founder of Digital Dreams Entertainment LLC.
Risks and challenges
Game development is always challenging and unpredictable, filled with delays and unexpected costs. However this project is taking an existing game, which we've already developed and spending time to make it even better by adding new assets, improved AI and more dinosaurs and then porting everything to PC. While this is still a large mountain to climb we feel confident we can climb it because we've done it before.
Key members of our development team also worked on the Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter for the Playstation Network. They are all experienced with a deep understanding of the games code base and the process for asset creation. While we are not doing a straight port, both games will share assets which have already been created. For new asset creation, we know exactly how long it takes to create, add and polish new dinosaurs, weapons and environments so we will develop within a manageable scope.
In the event we find a feature slipping and our schedule in jeopardy we can cut the feature and release it later in an update. It's for these reasons that we move forward with confidence that we can deliver the project in Q1 2015.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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