Eco Alpha 4 : Economy Release

June 17, 2016
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.

Video Series

Check out how food and skills are connected in Eco in the first of a series of videos showing our new features:

Features

We’ve added tons of new features, building out the collaborative aspects of the game, including features:

  1. Vehicles
  2. Power system
  3. Spherical minimap
  4. New art style
  5. Logging system
  6. New building system
  7. New food system
  8. New property system
  9. Elections
  10. Taxes
  11. Server browser
  12. Lots more

Then & Now

You can see our graphic progress in this screenshot comparison from our Kickstarter build.

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Alpha 4 and Beyond

Eco Alpha 4 releases June 28th, and you can buy it and get all future updates (including a Steam when we launch there) from our website at www.strangeloopgames.com/eco.  

Join us early in development and help shape the direction of the game, we’re planning to refind this game continuously with player feedback, and dev-tier supporters get access to source code.

After Alpha 4: Economy Release will be Alpha 5: Ecosystem Release, followed by Beta, then Steam Early Access.  Throughout, we intend to build Eco into an entirely different kind of video game, focused on a dynamic social and simulated world that lives or dies based on the actions of the group, where scientific inquiry, politics, and a robust economy determine the success of the world. We hope you’ll join us for the ride.

— Team Eco
The Eco Team is a collection of introverted and sometimes genius programmers/designers based in Seattle and Australia. We all grew up and thrive in the video game culture, so of course making them is our dream job. We look forward to continuing to put out quality games for the community of players.

8 thoughts

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    h

    Are there jobs in this game? Like butcher (sells meat)
    Farmer (sells their produce or keeps)
    Merchant (walks around buying and selling stuff)
    Shop owners (sells stuff but in a building)
    Restaurant owner (Sells food in a building)
    and more jobs
    If there is not I would like this to be made

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    Steve

    I love those new shaders, it’s way more realistic feeling. I’m getting a game key probably tomorrow.

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    Slimemaster4

    I love the shadows and shade of grass too makes it feel like….. nature and peacefulness(best words I can use to describe it)

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    archietect

    I enjoy Eco since the first public build. The improvements and features are in Alpha 4 are awesome. Because this game is so much about collaboration, I wish it will be available for a broad audience in the near future, e. g. Steam.

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    Sunny Soleil

    I would love to try out any beta’s of this game because I am into permaculture and want to be able to spread the word to children. This is a perfect antidote to war games.. Every child should have access to this game.

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