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The Isle

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DISCLAIMER: THIS GAME IS IN EARLY ACCESS. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE IT UNLESS YOU WANT TO ACTIVELY SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAME AND ARE PREPARED TO HANDLE SERIOUS ISSUES AND POSSIBLE INTERRUPTIONS OF INTENDED GAMEPLAY FUNCTIONALITY.Foreward and CautionFirstly, thank you for looking at and possibly considering the purchase of our game. Despite the fact we aspire to create a fun game approachable by many, we feel the need to caution any potential users. We have begun updating the game towards the point of intended hardcore functionality. As this happens, difficulty will gradually become more brutal and chances of survival become less likely. We, the developers, are actively going to design the future game islands and creatures to counteract known player tactics of survival. Your mistakes will be punished. Expect no survivors.The Isle: A World Designed to Kill You The Isle is a realistic, gritty, open-world survival horror game. There is only one goal in mind: Survival. The islands and its inhabitants will radically change, ever-evolving as players themselves learn how to survive. There are no waypoints, tutorials, or ulterior precepts in mind to alter play styles or purpose. In the end, the only person you can trust is yourself.KEY FEATURES IN EARLY ACCESS These features are currently in the game and though they are listed, may have bugs that have not been discovered or addressed. The Island: A vast landscape of dense jungle and open plains, hidden within are various ruins and expanses that hold insight as to what was here... Up to 100 players per server based on server hardware and bandwidth. Progression System - Start as a defenseless creature and work your way up to the mighty titans of the prehistoric era, falling all the way to the bottom of the food chain upon death. Basic Dinosaur Simulation - Basic needs such a thirst and hunger are present. Stalk your prey and avoid your predators among the dense forests and swamps. Playable Dinosaurs - Choose between more than 15 playable dinosaurs such as Austroraptor, Carnotaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Gallimimus, Utahraptor, Acrocanthosaurus and Allosaurus, with many more planned ahead. Dedicated Server Binaries with Steam integration Basic Dinosaur AI An expansive island stretching larger than 16x16km² Planning Ahead: The Future Development Goals We realize that there is a long road ahead and a lot of work to be done in order to turn this into the dinosaur game we want it to be. Throughout the year, we will be adding a lot more to the Isle based off of current planning and user feedback Some of these features are as follows: Mac/Linux/Steam OS Support Full Mod Support - Skins, additional dinosaurs, and various gamemodes such as deathmatch and a tycoon sim Additional Steamworks Features - Achievements, Trading Cards, etc. VR Support Localization of all Game UI/Text Realistic Dinosaur AI with complex ecosystems 20+ Playable Dinosaurs Cannibal Faction implementation Mercenary Faction implementation Player Crafting System implementation Base Capturing Dynamic Aerial Drop-In Spawn System Human/Dinosaur Body Painting Dinosaur Capturing and Training Advanced Vehicle System Improved Sound FX, including regional sound localization Improved and expanded vegetation system, including interactive foliage Functional Steam economy "The Escape" global in-game world quest Aside from the necessity of community feedback finds for bug fixes, content suggestion, and creative feedback, the Isle will have a post-release content structure after Early Access has been polished to the best of our ability.Unique Triple-Faction Gameplay Choose between three playable factions and find yourself stranded on a merciless island of harsh wildernesses, rampaging dinosaurs, vicious cannibals, lethal mercenaries and rival players. Explore dark and foreboding jungles, unforgiving swamps and beautiful but deadly mountain vistas for the supplies you will ultimately need to survive. As you progress and explore, you will happen across ancient ruins and abandoned military bases that, with perseverance and time, can convert into your own outpost or nesting ground in this hostile world. As the Mercenary, you'll experience a sense of both wonder and terror as everything on the island has evolved to kill you. However, you will find yourself armed to the teeth and more than capable when it comes to survival skills. Nothing will stand in your way... so long as you still have ammo. As the Cannibal, you will find yourself in-tune with the natural environment. Capable foragers and natural hunters, you will form tribes or survive alone. Armed with spears, bows, poison, and makeshift camouflage, you must be as ruthless as the beasts among you. As a Dinosaur, you'll be the epitome of cunning and ferocity. From the small agile Austroraptor to the unstoppable Tyrannosaurus Rex, you will survive from being a juvenile until adulthood, forming packs, creating and defending your nests, hunting prey, and claiming territory. All roads lead to death, or becoming the apex predator of the island. A Global Community Story The Isle features a narrative told strictly through the environment, achievable only through immense cooperation among players. Hidden locations and artifacts are dynamically created within the open world that reveal the answers to all the questions that would arise. Why are you here? Why dinosaurs? What is causing them to mutate? Why can’t you just leave? It will take the entire global community to unravel the purpose to their being on the Isle and each discovery will directly affect the future of the game.Become the Beast One key focus of the Isle is the unique element of playing as dinosaurs and other creatures found on the islands. All will have a general familiar play-style, while each retain their own uniqueness of capability. Players can select a variety of creatures and grow from juvenile to adulthood. As your dinosaur grows, you can select different palette options and skins, growing your abilities to hunt, create your pack, and eventually mutate into a much powerful version of your dinosaur and claim the right as the Apex.Unparalleled Mod Support We will support all the features of Steamworks and allow for any aspect of the game to be modded by the community using Steam Workshop. Members of the community will be able to download a free copy of Unreal Engine 4 from Epic Games and generate mods and change all aspects of the game. This includes everything but not limited to making a new map, adding new dinosaur types or new game modes such as a Dinosaur Park Simulator or a role playing focused game mode. You can subscribe to mods on the workshop and select what ones you want enabled when you start your server. Players joining the servers will automatically obtain the required mods without even needing to restart the game.
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Release date
Dec 1, 2015
Developer
The Isle Development Team
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Afterthought LLC
Publisher
The Isle Development Team, Afterthought LLC
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://findtheisle.com
System requirements for macOS
Minimum:
  • OS: macOS 10.12.5: Sierra or Higher (64 Bit ONLY)
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher.
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Mac must support the Metal Rendering API and be from 2014 or later. The game will not run on Macbook Air / Low End Macbooks / Mac Mini. Please note that Macs do not currently support Mods that were only packaged on Windows.
System requirements for PC
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later (64 Bit ONLY)
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 280X series card or higher.
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: This game needs a dedicated graphics card to run. It will struggle to run on laptops, notebooks etc.
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit or later (64 Bit ONLY)
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 3 GHz or faster.
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 series card or higher.
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 20 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Experimental Direct X 12 Supported with Windows 10. Use -DX12 in the launch arguments.
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Early Access Review After 708 Hours of Play in The Isle times a little Summary of what I think is good and bad about the Game. Good:-It runs fluidly, even with poor Internet Connection and looks pretty good. -The playable Dinosaurs that already exist are very convincing and recently you can adjust them back from Appearance to their Taste. -The Cards are getting fancier, bigger and more beautiful from update to update with enough Space for up to 100 Players. -The Updates come regularly and the Player gets to see something new again and again. -There are many private Servers that give you the Opportunity to play with different Server Rules of what you like. Bad: (Here I have to become a bit more detailed, because there really is a lot that burns on my Tongue and brings the Fun in the affected Places to a great Standstill.) General Balance between Factions and play-wise of Players:-There are very large Differences in the Survivability of Carnivores and Herbivores. Herbivores are currently suffering greatly from the one they have to live or survive compared to the Carnivore with a lot of Disadvantages. The Problems with this are, among other things, that there is no longer a Herbivore that could even begin to do something about the biggest Carnivores. -To take the largest and also > actually < strongest Herbivorous Triceratops as an Example Is already during his complete Growth phase from 4 Hours from the Cub to the stage from which he is considered an adult to inferior to any other Dinosaur and himself After 2 more Hours from which you are fully fully grown, one is the weakest Dinosaur of its Weight class, which can still be killed very easily by Groups of smaller Carnivores. There are hardly any Differences between the growing Times, the largest Carnivores Trex and Giganotosaurus have almost the Same Growing Time with far stronger Properties, which also continues in Comparison with smaller Dinosaurs. -The Probability as a Herbivore to find the Protection of a Herd before one is found oneself is very low, especially since the Players are sometimes very widely dispersed and of course anxious not to be found. Which in The end Means that most Of the time you can make your own, While Carnivores come together very quickly to Form groups due to their usually far higher Movement speed. -For Carnivores spawning AIs, Dinosaurs that are not Players, in their immediate Environment and serve to prevent players from Starving as Carnivores. Even the largest Carnivore Trex can survive fully by the consistently spawning AIs without ever having to fear starvation. Herbivores are forced to walk long Distances to find Berry Bushes, which are more or less not spawn And sometimes lead to starvation when you are in Areas with few Bushes or you are forced to visit places in Dennen you At the same time, Carnivores often meet. -The same Difference applies to the hatching of Eggs. While Carnivores, thanks to non-stop spawning fodder, Practically never have to change places in large groups, herbivores are forced to move on throughout, as the existing Bushes are simply used up after some Time, even with very few Players who share the Place. Players in this Game tend to turn a Survival game into a Deathmatchbattle, provided that they form fixed Groups through Discord and together hunt down anyone who does not belong to their Group. Such Groups unfortunately take everything and everyone to the Goal, whether it makes Sense, whether it sacrifices group Members and no matter what it takes to kill The other Players. Herbivores in Particular Are Targets that are very popular and mercilessly hunting simply because they are usually weaker and/or cannot run away. My Conclusion: The Game is quite a lot of Fun and I would recommend it despite the negative Points I have called for Dinosaur Lovers. At the same time, however, with the Warning that you can experience a lot of very frustrating Moments, especially since you invest a lot of Time for about, that can dissolve into nothing in seconds. As long as the Balance between the Factions is still so unbalanced and inevitably leads to the fact that as a Herbivore One has almost only frustrating experiences I give the Game the bottom line a Thumbs down with the Hope that soon a Thumbs up again from it soon. Is.
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