[Other games] don't encourage the kind of ethical decision making that will be required of future pioneers. Perhaps ECO can offer a solution.

Jordan Shapiro

Eco will help the next wave of decision-makers understand the impact of their choices on the environment, climate, and biosphere. Eco is beautiful, ambitious and important.

Kenneth Karakotsios

Eco is one of the most ambitious and original concepts I've seen in a while.

Jeffrey Matulef

Looks amazing. I've never seen a game concept so beautifully designed around systems thinking and evidence-backed decision-making.

Bret Victor
UI Concept Designer

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Build a civilization in a simulated ecosystem

Eco is an online game where players must collaborate to build a civilization in a world where everything they do affects the environment. All resources come from a simulated ecosystem, with thousands of plants and animals simulating 24/7. Work together through the player-run government and economy to build the technology to stop a meteor on a collision course with the planet, without polluting the world and killing it off in the process before that even happens. Current Status: Alpha is released and open for players.
ECO NEWS

Eco Alpha 5, Ecosystem Update

We’ve been working hard getting the Ecosystem update ready for Eco Alpha 5 and looking forward to getting feedback from our early backers. We’ve decided to give it a few more weeks of polish and bug-fixing before we send it out, so we’re moving the Alpha 5 date to Oct 24th. Alpha 4 is available now at strangeloopgames.com/eco however, and all buyers will get all future versions (including a Steam key).

‘Eco Alpha 5 : Ecosystem Release’ Announced, October 3rd!

Following up on our Alpha 4 Economy Release, we’re releasing the last build before beta, Alpha 5, Ecosystem Release.

New Eco Trailer Released! Showing at PAX.

We’ve created a new updated trailer for Eco, which we’ll be demoing at PAX! Check it out below.

Eco Alpha 4.2 Released!

We’ve released an update to Alpha 4 and reset the main server. It’s a great time to login and check out the game from the beginning if you haven’t already.

Eco Wins the Climate Challenge

Eco honored as a game that addresses climate change. We’re honored to announce that Eco won the grand prize in the Climate Challenge in New York!  In Eco players are tasked with building a civilization together in a simulated ecosystem, where they can have a huge impact on the environment and climate.

Vehicles and Transport in Eco

In Eco you only carry a realistic weight, so transporting materials with vehicles and building roads to run them on are essential. Check out how they work in our latest release in this video:

Eco Alpha 4 Released!

‘Economy Release’ includes tons of new features We’re very proud and excited to announce Eco Alpha 4 is now officially available!  You can pick it up on our website now at strangeloopgames.com/eco

Eco Alpha 4 : Economy Release

I’m pleased to announce Eco Alpha 4 : Economy Release, launching June 28th! We’ve made a ton of progress since Alpha 3 and can’t wait to share it. This release focuses on developing the player-run economy and government.

Eco Alpha 3 Launched! Ecosystem balancing, Signs, Bug fixes

We’ve launched Eco Alpha 3, our second update from our Alpha launch! You can update your build here (or purchase the game if you don’t have it yet). Changes in this build:

Eco at the White House

​Because Eco is a Department of Education grant winner, we had the amazing opportunity last week to visit the White House and talk about the role of games in education with leaders from industry and government. Afterwards we ran a demo of Eco at the nearby 1776 Incubator, showing to officials and policy-makers what we…

Eco Alpha 2 released!

We’ve just released our first update for Alpha, Eco Alpha 2! We’ve been working hard since alpha fixing bugs players have found, adding player suggestions, and creating new content. Here’s what’s new: New Content: Town hall now allows you to mint coins. Tree seeds will now sometimes drop from cut logs if your logging skill…

Eco Alpha is Released!

Welcome to Eco Alpha. We’re very proud to announce the public alpha build of Eco is officially released! Download on our website by logging into your account here and clicking the link. Alpha-tier backers and above are invited to jump in the game (new/other tier backers can join or upgrade on our website, and we’ll…

Eco Alpha Release on Monday

Hey all, with our Eco alpha build being released this Monday Nov 23rd, I wanted to give an update on our progress and what to expect from the build. First and foremost, keep in mind this is an alpha build! We have 1.5 years of development time left on it, so we’re just getting started….

Eco Kickstarter is Live!

We’ve just launched our Kickstarter campaign for our next project Eco! We’re creating an online world occupied by a simulated ecosystem running 24 hours a day, in which you must build a civilization and create laws to make decisions as a group. Build up enough technology to prevent a global catastrophe, without causing one in…

Eco: A Doubly Doomed World

Each world in Eco is fragile, and can be destroyed either through external factors like a meteor striking the planet, or internal forces like poisoning of the ecosystem. Once a world is destroyed, it’s permanently gone, along with everything discovered, invented, and built (as in, the server is physically wiped). Players will be building some…

Announcing A New World

Our next project is called Eco, and it’s a game in a new genre we’re calling a Global Survival Game. What does that mean exactly?  It means you play in a multiplayer world that has the possibility of being permanently destroyed, resulting in server-wide perma death.  What’s more, the reason it’s destroyed would be the…