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Eco Alpha 5 Released.

December 13, 2016
New climate change model and lots more.

We’ve left Alpha 5 in the oven a bit longer to get it more polished, and today it’s ready to be released!  Check it out at strangeloopgames.com/eco, where you can pick up the alpha version and give it a try.

New in Alpha 5:

New climate and ecosystem model, tracking ground and air pollution, global temperature from CO2 released, sea levels rising, deforestation impacts, biomes that change, dynamic irrigation, and much more.


Avatar creation and customization, with clothing as a new item type.

Added turkeys, bison, and foxes to the ecosystems.

New web browser map visualization; Can view most aspects of the world, such as populations of various species and pollution levels as they change over time. View animations of global temperature rising, or any statistic changing.  Use it to propose arguments in the law system.

Power system, both burning fuel for campfires or generating electricity from a generator and power grid.

Significant tech-tree work: new skills and crafting items

Tons of polish, bug fixes, and other small features.

We’re cruising along towards beta, and then the Steam release after that (after which all purchasers will get a free Steam key).


We now have a public discord for chatting about Eco and its development.  You can join the Eco discord here: https://discord.gg/ge3JDp2.  You can also join us in the forums here.


Thanks to everyone who has supported us, been amazing seeing the community grow and getting tons of great feedback.  Keep it coming, and feel free to email us directly. You can also follow us on Facebook where we will be posting daily updates from the team here.

Onwards to Beta!

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.

18 thoughts

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    yo i really like the concept and i really hope this succeeds and everything
    also can this be bought with steam money because all i have is cash and that

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    Antony Stirling

    you know if this game does really well, you should consider on trying to bring it to console, just by looking at the images it looks like a really cool game and i wanna try it out, love city building survival games :3 keep up the great work 🙂 hope everything works out on your end.

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    Problems I have in other games:
    -Minecraft: you don’t feel like you influence the world other then it’s shape.
    -GTA: You have the feeling you influence the world when you for example kill someone, citizens run away, cops try to stop your genocide,… But when you go back to the place you murdered that person, everything is back to normal. The power you felt gets ript away from your hands.
    -Infamous Second Son: You have an influence on the world, but there are only 2 outcomes, so there is the lack of replay value.

    But THIS game is totaly something I want to play. You can shape and influence the world. Things you did don’t just get undone. Everything you do changes the world around you. Lastly REPLAY VALUE!

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    Once I get the money to buy this I know it will be all worth it. I thought minecraft was great, well this game is 100x better cuz it also has effects of what you do

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      I have to say man it is worth it. I have bought it and it is awesome. When you can I do suggest. See you on the field Eco-Soldier!

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      tbh im disapointed there is no instructions and its multi player only

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    I would love to see your first beta, test it and give you a feedback on your great work! Keep it up !

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    I’d like to know about when this game will be released on Steam.

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      It wont ever be released on steam because you have to buy a steam key to get it. Once you buy it off of here you will get a key to use on steam to access the game.

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      You will get a steam key after purchasing the game when the game is fully released for the price the game is well worth it.

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    Logan reed

    I would like to know how I can get involved with this game I’d like to be a alpha tester or beta either one

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      You just need to go to the buy page and purchase the game to be in the alpha and beta. its worth it, ill have videos up on my youtube soon so if you fancy having a browse please do. just type SheldonIsAFK into youtube.

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    Love the updates, cannot wait for more awesomeness from you guys! Good Luck in the future.

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