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Watch us play Ark: Survival Evolved early access live right now

Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Ark: Survival Evolved is an online survival game built on the Unreal Engine that claims to let you tame and ride dinosaurs. Entering early access tomorrow on Steam, the game is also slated for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Polygon has been invited for a sneak peek one day early.

We'll be streaming the game live on YouTube, and we'll let you know how it goes after we find some pants. We're not entirely sure what to expect. You can read more about the game, and view their announcement trailer, here. From Ark's press release:

Ark: Survival Evolved is an open-world dinosaur survival game where players fight for every breath amongst the most ferocious creatures to ever walk the earth. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Ark: Survival Evolved takes on the survival genre with a unique blend of emergent multiplayer cooperation and competition. Players awake naked and starving on the beach of a mysterious island among a herd of other confused humans. They must then hunt, harvest, craft, research technology, and build shelters to protect against scorching days, freezing nights, volatile weather systems, dangerous wildlife, and potential enemies.

Tune in from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. ET and let's see what this game is all about. For those tuning in late, you'll be able to watch the archived stream above as well.

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