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Carnivores: Ice Age is a port of the PC game Carnivores Ice Age, and is the sequel to Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter, released for the iOS on February 8, 2011.[1] Like its predecessor, Carnivores: Ice Age is a re-release of the original PC game, and consists of the same gameplay, but with lots of new features.

Carnivores: Ice Age broke the top ten paid apps and became the top simulation game in the United States on February 19, 2011, less than two weeks after its release.[2]

Gameplay Edit

The gameplay of Carnivores: Ice Age is identical to Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter. The player selects the map, which most cost points. Then the player will set the time of day, which includes Dawn, Day, and Night. The player then selects the creatures they would like to hunt. They can select up to 9 at once. All creatures cost points, which are earned from hunting animals. Points are a permanent currency, as they are instantly refunded after use. If the player is killed during a hunt, the points earned during it will be lost.

Originally, the iconic killing animations of the animals were removed, and the Yeti was completely absent. The Survive Mode from Dinosaur Hunter is also unavailable for unknown reasons. Also, instead of the dropship picking up animals in the European PSP version, the prey immediately disappears after death. This was done in order to meet the PEGI 12+ rating requirements. [3]

AnimalsEdit

The game features the 10 huntable animals from the original PC game, as well as 5 new animals. It features animals from the Cenozoic Era, excluding the Archaeopteryx. Many animals are from the Pleistocene epoch.

Ambient Animals Edit

Huntable Animals Edit

Areas Edit

At the moment, there are no new Areas in the mobile port. The 5 Areas are from the original PC game.

See Carnivores Ice Age for those Areas.

Additions Edit

On March 25, 2011, the herbivorous animals once again became dangerous, and the Yeti was added. Also, the Observer Mode and the new Photo Camera was added on April 25, 2011, allowing the player to take photos of animals.

The PSP version includes a Laser Rifle to the game as an exclusive weapon. For an unknown reason, this game was not ported to the PS3 like Dinosaur Hunter, which was released on the PSP and the PS3.

On July 19, 2013, two new animals, Hyaenodon and Indricotherium, were announced. They were added on November 26, 2013. Doedicurus and Andrewsarchus were added as a Christmas surprise on December 20, 2013, with the Doedicurus having a Santa hat until February 4, 2014.[4][5]

A new update on April 18, 2014 added the Titanis, otherwise known as a terror bird, as a secret animal. Tatem stated that the new update included "Minor Improvements", which was a trick to players. This update occurred on the same day as the Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter update, and similarly, portrays the Titanis on the navigation map as a "?", as did the Iguanodon in Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter. Titanis was added as a selectable creature on August 14, 2014.

On December 21, 2014, a small update was released in which a Revive feature was introduced to the game. If you are killed during a hunt, you can watch an ad to be revived and continue. This is a helpful feature because whenever you died, you would lose the points you earned during the hunt, angering players. However, it is known to be hard to find ad to watch.

On January 11, 2017, a large new update was released. The update added the Revolver as a new weapon, improved graphics, which includes reflective water and a new skybox, new reload animations, increased movement speed, a new Night Mode without Night Vision, a new Trophy Room, and improved the UI and fixed bugs. This update had already been added to Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter a few months prior, but the Ice Age version has a couple differences. The buttons in Ice Age have changed to white to put it with the icy winter that the game is set in, and the Areas on the menu have an image of the map instead of a screenshot of an area of the map like in Dinosaur Hunter.

Android version Edit

The Android version had previously included the ability to buy Hunting Bundles. There were advanced and expert hunting bundles to purchase for real money.

History Edit

Version Release date Features
1.0 February 8, 2011
  • Initial release.
1.4.9 November 26, 2013
1.5.1 December 20, 2013
1.5.2 February 4, 2014
  • Additions:
    • Removed Doedicurus Santa hat
1.5.3 April 18, 2014
  • Additions:
    • "minor improvements" (actually Titanis, as a secret animal)
1.5.4 August 14, 2014
  • Additions:
    • New animal:
1.5.5 December 21, 2014
  • Additions:
    • Revive Feature (watch ad to be revived from death and continue a hunt
1.7.0 January 11, 2017
  • Additions:
    • New weapon:
    • New Night Mode (without the use of Night Vision)
    • New Trophy Room
    • New reload animations
    • Improved UI and fixed bugs
    • New Map Icons
    • An ad will show when the paid version of the game is launched, the reason for this is unknown.

References Edit

  1. http://www.facebook.com/Tatem.Games/posts/177344758975941
  2. http://www.facebook.com/Tatem.Games/posts/164695760249016
  3. http://vimeo.com/29440178
  4. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=647911365259948&set=a.305741222810299.94501.302014379849650&type=1
  5. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=649496315101453&set=a.305741222810299.94501.302014379849650&type=1


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