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ARK Dev Kit is a modified version of the Unreal Engine 4 editor, built on Studio Wildcard's customized engine source code. It has all assets from the game project and required modules, meaning that users have access to content of ARK: Survival Evolved and its DLCs.

You can use following resources to learn more about Unreal Engine in general:

Epic Games' official forums have a section dedicated to the Dev Kit, and there's a Discord community of modders.

Getting started

Would-be modders can begin their journey by downloading the Epic Games Launcher. From this launcher, search for "ARK Dev Kit" in the Store and download it. The download will take quite a while.