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What to expect when you’re expecting: Pre-Release Access

Greetings backers and followers!

1. First and foremost, we are announcing that all BackerKit pre-orders (unless you have used PayPal) will be charged February 28th. Please check your BackerKit survey if you need to make any changes to your payment information.*
– To retrieve your survey, click here
– If you have any questions or need help, PLEASE use our BackerKit support

2. As you have probably noticed, January has come and gone, it is now mid-February, and Saurian is not sitting in your Steam library with several hundred hours of play time logged. We understand our backers can barely hold back their excitement to finally play Saurian, so we’d like to lay out for you exactly what is in store for pre-release backers.

If you have been following our social media, devlogs or joined our Discord, you should be well aware that it has been our plan for some time to release Saurian to Early Access during the First Quarter of 2017 (January through March). Kickstarter and Backerkit didn’t allow us to select a range for our release date so we optimistically selected an estimated delivery time of January. We apologise for any confusion this may have caused. It became apparent to us during our Kickstarter campaign that January was too specific a time frame for us to meet expectations, therefore we adopted a more broad projected release.

3. Now for some good news: For those of you who pledged $60 or more to our Kickstarter, Pre-Release Access is just around the corner, and we want to give you an idea of what’s in store. Pre-Release will consist of specific parts of Saurian’s advertised features, including Dakotaraptor movement and gameplay features like Raptor Prey Restraint (RPR) and climbing. In addition, we’ll be providing several playable scenes that feature other parts of the game; like environmental scenes showcasing our foliage assets, weather, and water systems; AI scenes and other features we’re still putting finishing touches on. These scenes will be iterative, and we’ll update them as we make progress on each aspect of development leading up to Early Access release. This is your chance as backers to provide us with targeted feedback on specific aspects of the game as we actively work on it. Which brings us to our next announcement: The best place to provide feedback will be on our Steam Forums, which will be available as soon as Pre-Release access is ready to play.

4. We’re still working every day on getting Saurian into your hands, thank you for your patience, only a little while longer now! We invite everyone to follow us on the development of Saurian through our devlogs, which we have been releasing every other Thursday since the conclusion of our Kickstarter in June 2016. You can find them here on our website’s blog.

  • DarkShrimp on March 2, 2017

    Hi everyone, I’m french so sorry if I talk strangely
    So, I’m a xbox one player, and you said that saurian may be realesed on console.
    Do you know when? Will it be a long time after pc realese or not ?
    oh sorry I’m french :[
    Thanks ans GG for your great job 😀

    • PugLover on March 4, 2017

      it will NOT be on console
      it might be if and when saurian is fully released
      AKA next year

    • Blue on March 13, 2017


  • Willosaurusrex on February 23, 2017

    When are we getting today’s dev log? Is it postponed for release work!? I’m so exited I check the status 2 times a day I’m too exited to buy it XD

    • InfernoZola on February 28, 2017

      Devlog comes out every fortnight. It will be out this Thursday.

      • Brain on March 1, 2017

        Friday if you don’t live in America

  • Pete on February 23, 2017

    When do you think saurian will be on steam?

  • Rickey Landry on February 22, 2017

    if we preorder it, will we get it on feb 28 :)?

    • Garrus on February 22, 2017

      No, that is the date our BackerKit backers will be actually charged for their purchases. We have not set a date yet, people. For either pre-release OR early access.

    • slimeywoodchip on February 23, 2017

      I hope so….

  • Blue on February 22, 2017

    And I just realized that the two dinosaurs in the new playable dinosaurs are the meme ones

  • Pete on February 22, 2017

    When will early acces be available on steam?

    • Blue on February 22, 2017

      *face palm*

      • Pete on February 23, 2017

        *face palm*

    • Garrus on February 22, 2017

      We have not yet set a date.

    • Brain on February 22, 2017

      it says by the end of March is the latest it will come out

    • Dondi on February 25, 2017

      Really? Did you even TRY to read what is put up above?

  • Xandy Hubbard on February 22, 2017

    Anyone have link to Saurian Discord?

  • NublarRex on February 21, 2017

    Thank you so much!

  • XanderDragunov on February 21, 2017

    How does one access your Discord? I was looking for a link but can’t find one 😛

  • Blue on February 21, 2017

    just a question will the pre-release have all growth stages?

    • Brain on February 22, 2017

      I don’t think so

    • Brain on February 22, 2017

      I hope

  • Puglover on February 21, 2017

    will you guys have a merch shop for like shirts and/or toys

  • Mike on February 21, 2017

    Omg so is it on its way to steam or almost also another question is there not going to be a chance that two medcince formation will come in saurian I know the goal was not hit but just asking

    • Garrus on February 21, 2017

      It will release onto Steam for general purchase when we are ready to enter Early Access. As for Two Medicine, consider it dead, buried, and well on its way to being fossilized.

      • david on February 26, 2017

        I hope there will be a possibility of a sequel or maybe a saurian -1 or saurian 2 with the velociraptor and the protoceratops

    • slimeywoodchip on February 21, 2017

      erm, saurian didn’t reach the goal, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get the formation eventually ^-^

  • Saphi on February 20, 2017

    When you expect the game is available on Steam?

    Because I have no Credit Card, I was not able to use Backerkit or Kickstarter

    • Garrus on February 21, 2017

      As soon as we release into Early Access, you will be able to buy the game on Steam.

    • GypsayDanger2000 on February 21, 2017

      can we still buy it on the backer kit?

      • Dondi on February 28, 2017

        Yes, you can still buy it on backerkit.

  • Hunter1324 on February 20, 2017

    Yeah we are getting so close now. I was kind of worried that if the game was pre-released to soon it might affect it’s core development but knowing that it will be mostly a basic testing phase means that we probably don’t need to worry about that, thankfully…

  • slimeywoodchip on February 20, 2017

    *screech of delight*


    sorry for my craziness 😉

  • WetWorks on February 20, 2017

    Thanks Tomozaurus
    A January release seemed very optimistic, and I’m relieved the Saurian team have decided to take their time and not rush out the game. That being said, I’m excited to finally hear the details about the pre-release and can’t wait to get a peek at the core gameplay. So far I love the amount of dedication you’ve all displayed, and am excited for future developments 🙂

  • Bryson Hicks on February 20, 2017

    I have one question: I pre-ordered my copy during December. Do I have to take the survey or am I OK?

    • Garrus on February 20, 2017

      Did you fill out a survey like it when you pre-ordered through BackerKit?

  • Georgia on February 20, 2017


  • KieranT on February 20, 2017

    I am so excited, this game has a lot of potential and I cant wait to get my hands on it.

  • WolfredBane on February 20, 2017

    Can’t wait!:)

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