What is it?
It's a co-op first person shooter with a real Jurassic feel. Scientist, Commando, Trapper, Firestarter, and Pathfinder - these are the human classes announced so far. I emphasize human because you can also pick from the Dinosaur classes: Tyrannosaurus, Raptor, Dilophosaurus, Pteranodon, and Compsognathus. Each of these classes have their own ups and downs so you'll have to coordinate with your teammates like any other first person shooter. As of now they are saying up to 20 people in each match so 10 vs 10, but the games can start at 5 vs 5.
Omg when can I play this?!
Primal's development is still in it's infancy. This video is from an alfa build and is already showing a lot of beautiful things. Sure it's not doing anything completely new with the FPS genre but damnit it has Dinosaurs! So I'm thinking something like Left 4 Dead but instead of the already-beaten-to-death-but-still-grinding-it's-bones-like-a-horny-tween-after-a-Twilight-film zombie horde (take a breath) we have Dinosaurs. Nothing beats Dinosaurs.
Who are these guys?
Lukewarm Media, a newly formed independent multimedia design company based in... Actually scroll down on this page. A map with pins representing all the contributors peppered all over the globe. Using EKI One®, "middleware for emotion and artificial intelligence", these guys and gals are cooking together what looks like a very fun and amazing experience for gamers on the PC and Linux platforms (Xbox 360, and PS3 show up on wiki, but wiki sometimes lies). If you want to know more about them please visit their site here; and if you have an extra dime or more burning a hole in your pocket you can donate on the Primal Carnage website.
I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this game, so keep an eye on the blog for updates.
P.S. Monster Hunter Monster Hunter Monster Hunter!!!