Survival Instincts
Project Launch

Survival Instincts

Sign in and create your migration-leader — command a herd of Zebras or Wildebeests on their arduous journey across the Serengeti. You are in control — keep moving and leave hungry predators in your dust — or — risk attack when you stop to graze and regain precious energy. Uncover surprising power-ups that give your herd special advantages over dangerous predators and unforgiving terrain.

However, you are not alone on your migration! Invite your Facebook friends to join you on one of 13 regional teams across the world in a global competition to build the biggest herd and complete the most migrations! Share or request power-ups with friends in your network and trade herd-members for temporary advantage. Play for the good of your herd, or work with friends on your team to build the biggest migration on Earth! Will you MOVE AS MILLIONS or SURVIVE AS ONE?

Game Features:

  • Play as Wildebeest or Zebra.  Each offers unique advantages and trade-offs.
  • Follow the drenching rains to find bountiful grazing land for your herd — the rains guide you on your Migration.
  • 7 types of ferocious predators to evade — Crocodiles, Lions and more!
  • 10 different power-ups to help your herd or trade to other players
  • 24 Unlockable achievements
  • Play with your friends on Facebook — trade herd-members and power-ups.
  • Join one of 13 regional team and compete with players from all over the planet.
  • Amazing visualizers show the interactions of all migration-leaders — who’s trading power-ups, who’s sharing heard-members.
  • Lead your individual herd to survival or help your team build the biggest migration on Earth!

Great Migrations is a world-wide programming event. The seven-hour miniseries, scheduled for fall 2010, will be presented in high-definition and include four core hours focused on animal migrations across the globe. Great Migrations, the most monumental pursuit in the National Geographic Society's 120-year history, features advanced film technology to capture spectacular footage and rare behaviors of the migrating animals.

“The central idea behind this game is every person’s worst nightmare, but it’s everyday life for these animals. Your entire family is in danger and they are depending on you for direction and survival! You’re the leader and everyone you care about must come with you if they want to live...” said NeoPangea's Creative Director Brett Bagenstose using an Arnold Schwarzenegger accent. NeoPangea's Ambassador of Inspiration Aaron Beaucher responded to Bagenstose's comments by yelling, "Murderous Future Cyborg!"


NeoPangea is an innovative digital agency that specializes in digital video production, Web design, 3D design, interactive experiences, and live-environment multimedia.  It has created successful promotions for Fortune 100 brands across the globe such as National Geographic Channel, Comcast, and Wal-Mart. For more information, visit

Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channel (NGC) is a joint venture between National Geographic Ventures (NGV) and Fox Cable Networks (FCN). Since launching in January 2001, NGC initially earned some of the fastest distribution growth in the history of cable and more recently the fastest ratings growth in television. The network celebrated its fifth anniversary January 2006 with the launch of NGC HD which provides the spectacular imagery that National Geographic is known for in stunning high-definition. NGC has carriage with all of the nation's major cable and satellite television providers, making it currently available in nearly 70 million homes. For more information, please visit