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Saurian-The Observer

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Hey guys check out this new illustration I did for Saurian.  A sneaky acheroraptor is keeping a watchful eye on a mystery dinosaur.  Bet you cant guess what it is.  It may or may not make a really good desktop background...

Saurian is a new dinosaur game I'm working on.  We aim for the most absurd scientific accuracy of any dinosaur project ever made.  There are no people in Saurian, just prehistoric critters the way it should be.  Also you actually get to play as the dinosaurs, so that's cool.

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Saurian Concept Art by arvalis Saurian-Acheroraptor by arvalis Saurian-Quetzalcoatlus by arvalis  

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Acheroraptor Design©Urvogel Games LLC
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AlfaArtz's avatar
That Dino There Is A Pachy! >:3
IllyaUmaru's avatar
 this 
Is
 EPIC!!! nicely done as always 
DrJayTheCrazySkywing's avatar
WHAT THE HECK DO YOU MEAN, "MAY OR MAY NOT" MAY NOT MY BUTT! BEST FLIPPING ART WORK OF ITS YEAR.
Evodolka's avatar
the acheroraptor looks so snug in its coat :meow:
Evodolka's avatar
i'd say fluffy but ok
RaptorWings's avatar
Ya, either way, cool
RaptorWings's avatar
Awesome piece!  I know the dino but don't want to spoil it...

Will the Dakota be able to perch on trees?
ElenPanter's avatar
It looks amazing! I seems both real and semi-real, and... the colors give some pleasant warmth. I like your style a lot :)
Xandreath's avatar
OH MY WORD I NEED THIS GAME IN MY LIFE!!!! When's it coming out?
RaptorWings's avatar
It is out now but still in early access

DIS GAME IS AWESOME
ThatCoelurosaur's avatar
The early access hits this month
Irbisty's avatar
AStoKo's avatar
Clap For me it's a masterpiece! I love it! +favlove 
absonewtly's avatar
its so messy and CUTE
AncientMootwo's avatar
the "mystery" dino is Pachycephalosaurus
kensonvsgaming's avatar
Question, can I use this image for a thumbnail in my videos on youtube? I'll add a link to your deviantart profile in all saurian content.
RainbowPrismDragon's avatar
Goooddd!!!!!!! SO PUMPED FOR THIS GAME!
Dual-Clock's avatar
Out of curiosity, will any Lambeosaurines (such as Parasaurolophus) be present in the game? Considering (semi) recent research involving the function of this group of Hadrosaurs and their hollow nasal crests serving as resinators it would be very interesting to see how Saurian would handle this new information! I imagine that there would be hadrosaurs of some kind in-game, considering they were among the most successful groups of prehistoric herbivores in, well, history. I personally have always imagined they would be rather dully colored compared to most dinosaurs, except for the nasal crests, which would be strikingly, unusually brightly colored (say, an electric blue color), so that when the herd was threatened by, say, a Rex for example, the sheer shock of all of those brightly colored horns and loud resonating howls from the whole herd would be enough to deter or at the least confuse the aggressor! Sorry for such a long comment for a rather short question; I very much admire your work and seeing as I am going into Paleontology after I finish High School, seeing your work in Saurian is both exciting and inspiring! You and the team have my full support and I will be anxiously awaiting the launch of the game!!

btw, heres a video with audio recordings of sounds recorded from a fossilized skull of a Parasaurolophus tubicen: youtu.be/lBU6zfI1b0U
LyzeofKiel's avatar
Though hadrosaurs will be in the game, perhaps or perhaps not as a playable creature, but the species they have is Edmontosaurus annectens, which is a Hadrosaurid hadrosaur.  According to my knowledge, Lambeosaurines were extinct in North America by the time Saurian's world is placed

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RaptorWings's avatar
"Well, what did you expect? Some Tyto owl with gleaming armor, and battle claws, the moon rising behind him?"  <<--Just a question, but how does this drawing relate to Guardians of Gahoole?
LyzeofKiel's avatar
It doesn't. That was a quote I liked to use on my comments, kind of as a signature, back in my earliest days on DA. As you can surely see with this reply, I've since grown out of that practice.
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