Total Conversion: Primitive+ Survival

Oh, the whole ARK game is a WIP, so obviously this mod is too :stuck_out_tongue:

Detailed Information
Steam Workshop Page
Official Website

Mod Background
I started this mod because while I like the core game, it didn’t feel like “survival” to me. This can be seen in the game mechanics and the visuals. While I don’t intend this to be a survival simulator, I do plan on creating an enhanced primitive game mode. All items added to the mod will have a realistic feel and somewhat conceivable given the resources and some basic knowledge. At the moment I am adding custom content before tweaking the core game-play mechanics too much.

This is a primitive based game-mode. An alternative to a traditional based server. Open to suggestions and feedback and mostly ideas!! There are detailed specs and screenshots on the webpage!

Planned Features

  • Wall torches (oil)
  • Oil lamp
  • More cooking recipes and baking w/ custom buffs
  • Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
  • Rubber Flippers
  • Armor Balancing (Cloth vs. Hide vs. Chitlin vs. Leather(?!))
  • Longbow
  • Barrel of Explosive (will be heavy and resource intensive)
  • UI Overhaul
  • “Survival” balancing

Implemented Items
There are over 40 custom models and resources added to the base primitive mode with more to come!

Blacksmith and Construction Tables
Stone Fireplace
Flintlock Pistol
Fermenting Barrel
Preserving Hut
Wooden Chair
2 Wooden Tables
2 Wooden Cabinets
2 Hanging Shelves
Wooden Club
Crops: Wheat
Crops: Coffee
Crops: Tea
Crops: Sugar
Crops: Barley
Crops: Tobacco
Crops: Grapes
Baking Table
Bread Oven
Sugar Press
Leather Tanning Rack
Primitive Grill
Storage Barrel
Water Well
Obsidian Spear
Obsidian Arrow
Bone Meal Fertilizer

Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions! Thanks!

Just got highlighted in the dev ark digest. Thanks to the ark team!!