Bay Area-based Layer Media hired Rainfall to create the main title animation for Ark: Survival Evolved‘s new expansion, titled Aberration. The expansion’s themes revolve around the idea of corrupted technology, which is visualized with distorted holograms, irradiated foliage, and decayed metal. Rainfall worked these ideas into the new logo animation, utilizing new plant-growth software and greebler generators to add as much detail into the 3D models as possible.

The logo animation is used in the game’s trailer and main title screen.

“As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK, you must hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements. Use your cunning and resources to kill or tame & breed the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land, and team up with or prey on hundreds of other players to survive, dominate… and escape!” ~ Steam

CLIENT // Layer Media
DEVELOPER // Studio Wildcard