Immerse yourself in a realistic struggle to survive in an African wildlife reserve. Explore the daily lives of hundreds of wild animals, & the complicated roles that humans play in the environment. Travel a vast open world & discover the history of the giant caldera known as The Great Circle.
- Play as animal or human
- Explore a giant African wildlife reserve
- Realistic environment featuring hundreds of creatures,
- Cinematic visuals & realistic environment
- Play freely in open world simulation, or play Story Mode
- Documentary Mode allows you to record your own wildlife documentaries
- Complete story missions to uncover Lore, and explore alternate story endings
My Thoughts- 8/28/22
Like the developer, one of the games that got me interested in creature based survival games was The Isle. There was/is a lot about that title that was enjoyable, especially the attempt at getting you into that dinosaur headspace. I enjoyed growing from a baby, the vocalizations available, etc. What killed it for me was just the clunky aspects of some the features and the fact that much of the game was, to me, diluted by the griefing related to the PvP. Another popular creature survival game- that I haven’t tried, but want to- is WolfQuest, where you play as…well…a wolf. I think the look of the graphics on that one has held me back- but I digress!
I picked up the demo for TGC during Steam Survival Festival. Honestly I didn’t find it to be half bad at all, and that was going in completely blind. I do have to say that my experience was pretty buggy in a variety of ways, but nothing that made me put down the game. I even had a bunch of fun flying around, examining the terrain and other animals. The animal AI wasn’t even the worst looking I’ve experienced in a survival game, though there’s definite room for improvement and some pretty hilarious looking glitches to be found. I think the roadmap/list of planned features is very ambitious and will really lend themselves to an immersive & engaging experience, should they be implemented decently. The UI is definitely a good starting spot, as the current layout/list of states on the lower right hand side is clunky as fuck. Overall though I think the game is worth keeping an eye on- and try that demo!