Snail Games have announced the voxel-based, sandbox survival game, PixARK will be coming to Early Access via Steam and Xbox Games Preview in March.

Set in the same world as ARK: Survival Evolved, PixARK has been given a definite Minecraftian look, with the aim of introducing a younger audience to the dinosaur-infested environments. The game is expected to receive an ESRB Everyone 10+ rating in North America and a PEGI 12 rating in Europe.

Features will include the following:

  • Single player and online multiplayer
  • The ability to collect and craft items and build bases
  • Over 100 dinosaurs and other creatures to tame, train and ride
  • Character progression and customization
  • Procedurally generated worlds, with no two worlds ever being the same
  • Creative Mode which allows players to construct whatever they can imagine
  • More than eight unique biomes to explore, including deserts, jungles, caves and more
  • Procedurally generated quest system to keep players actively engaged in their worlds
  • “With PixARK, we’ve taken the action and excitement that older players know and love in ARK to a new direction in order to introduce that world to an entirely different audience,” said Peter Kang, director of live operations and business development, Snail Games. “PixARK is a fun, colourful game that introduces players of all ages to ARK while adding creative building modes and a clever pick-up-and-play experience.”

    PixARK will get a full release later in 2018 on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Switch.