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Enter the world of Eco, where you must team-up to build civilization and prevent a disaster, using resources from a fully simulated ecosystem, where your every action affects the lives of countless species.

Will you and your fellow builders collaborate successfully, creating laws to guide player actions, finding a balance that takes from the ecosystem without damaging it? Or will the world be destroyed by short-sighted choices that pollute the environment in exchange for immediate resource gains? Or, do players act too slowly, and the world is consumed by a disaster that could have been avoided if you developed the right technology? In Eco, you must find a balance as a group if the world is to survive.

A world-survival game
Eco is a survival game in a global sense, where it is not just the individual or group who is threatened, but the world itself. The world of Eco will be home to a population of thousands of simulated plants and animals of dozens of species, each living out their lives on a server running 24 hours a day, growing, feeding and reproducing, with their existence highly dependent on other species.

Enter humans into this equation, and things get complicated. It is the role of players to thrive in this environment by using resources from the world to eat, build, discover, learn and invent. However, every resource they take affects the environment it is taken from, and without careful planning and understanding of the ecosystem, lands can become deforested and polluted, habitats destroyed, and species left extinct.

In the extreme, the food supply of the ecosystem can be destroyed, along with all human life on it, resulting in server-wide perma-death. Eco is a game where the player’s actions have meaningful consequences.

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We released Eco Alpha 6.1 today, with over 375 bug fixes since the last release, and the introduction of Player Housing.

You can get the alpha on our website at: Strangeloopgames.com

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Here’s what’s new in the latest release:

Player Housing

New to 6.1 is Player Housing, which will be the second way (next to food) to earn skill points. The better furnished your house is with the more variety of rooms, the faster you’ll gain skill points.

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Adding furniture of matching categories to a room (ie bathroom, living room, bedroom) will provide a room bonus to the property owner, and having multiple rooms of various types will apply a ‘balanced house multiplier’.

The goal of this feature is to put more individual incentive into the game, increasing the quality and size of your house in order to increase your skills. Important to the group, yes, but it can easily get out of hand, and finding a balance of resources put towards individual needs vs. the needs of the group will play a big role.

With 6.1 we’ve added the basic system to try out, still in the works are a whole slew of housing objects to add, which will arrive in 6.2. Let us know your feedback.

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Also in this build:

Improved Controls

  • Holding shift allows you to sprint, at the cost of additional calories. If you have zero calories, you can’t sprint.
  • Holding control allows you to move slowly. Doing so also prevents you from falling off of ledges.
  • Diving below the surface of water now requires calories. Swim underwater by holding control. If you have no calories, you can only swim on the surface.

Fixes

Over 375 issues fixed since 6.0.3. (!)

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Beta Steam launch is coming up quick, so your feedback is extra useful now. Cheers and as always email with any questions or feedback.

-JohnK

john@strangeloopgames.com

The alpha build is available now on our website: www.strangeloopgames.com/eco

(All purchasers will get all future updates and a Steam key when we launch on Steam in early 2018.)

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love this concept. :) high hopes on you lads!

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Looks awesome i can't wait to see what it becomes!

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Is there any way to play singleplayer?

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Yes, for Alpha, download the server, run it, let it build the world for min. Then run the client and login to 'localhost'

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Thanks.

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