ARK: Survival Evolved: dev kit released, $25K mod contest, new Total Conversion mod

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 14 August 2015 18:17 GMT

The dev kit for ARK: Survival Evolved has been released and it’s available directly from the Epic Games Launcher due to being a “streamlined version” of the UE4 Editor. Also, the devs are hosting a $25,000 modding contest.

The ARK Dev Kit is free, and it allows players to create their own weapons, creatures, maps and game modes.

There’s also the ARK: Survival Evolved Modding Contest sponsored by Alienware. Participants will need to use the Unreal Engine 4 ARK Dev Kit to create a new “Mod” which can include island maps, underground environments, game modes, new structures and items.

The Grand Prize is $15,000, and Alienware Area-51 Desktop, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti video card.

Second place will receive $5,000, the Alienware X51 Desktop, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960. Third place gets $2,500 and the same card as second place.

To showcase the ARK Dev Kit, Studio Wildcard has created a competitive ‘Survival of the Fittest’ total conversion mod, which is now available to download via Steam Workshop.

Finally, ARK us also on sale through both Amazon and Steam for 20% off.

Hit up the links for more information.

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