ARK: Survival Evolved hits over 1 million sales by giving players $100 for finding exploits

ARK: Survival Evolved devs offer their players a ton of money for finding and quelling game bugs and exploits.

ARK: Survival Evolved, developed by Studio Wildcard is an Early Access Game on Steam that released just over a month ago. Within that time they’ve sold over 1 million copies, and become hugely popular with their popular bug-hunting bounty program.

What is ARK: Survival Evolved?

This is a survival game with online players who are inhabiting an island filled with vicious dinosaurs and fellow survivors. As featured in the title, survival is key and you’ll have to battle your way through players and dinosaurs alike to thrive. A few key aspects to the game involve creating a base, crafting weapons, and crafting clothing. Over time, you’ll be able to tame dinosaurs and ride them as well.

ARK: Survival Evolved is slowly making its way from Steam to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in good time. Although there isn’t a release date for this console expansion, it’s anticipated for sometime next year.

Bounty Rewards

One way thatARK: Survival Evolved has gained such a huge following is by providing a bounty rewards program for gamers who find glitches or exploits in the game. If a gamer can prove in-game that it exists, they get paid $100 through Paypal. This was bound to pick up some followers after they announced it on the Studio Wildcard Steam page. For more information review my earlier article, “Bounty Rewards for ARK: Survival Evolved through Exploitation Discovery” on how you can gain these rewards.

There are a few guides on ARK: Survival Evolved that might be helpful to new players including: “ARK: Survival Evolved Guide – Survivor Engram Point Essentials for Solo, PvP and PvE Servers” and “ARK: Survival Evolved Guide – How to Efficiently Tame Your Dinosaur”.

Have any of you played this survival game? I would love some opinions on how the gameplay is.