Demo, Publisher, and Forum

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I’ve got a lot of big news for this update, so I’ll jump right in. Firstly, I am happy to be able to finally release an early playable demo of Ecosystem!

It is a bit short and simple at the moment: there is still a long way to go in development, so the demo is just a small thing to play around with, which gives you an idea of some of the basic systems. Nonetheless, I hope that you enjoy it and that it lives up to your expectations. If you like it, please consider adding it to your wishlist on Steam.

There’s an in-game tutorial, but you are welcome to ask about anything that’s unclear in the new Ecosystem forum. I would be keen to hear what you think of the game, anything that you would like to see added or that would make the game better, or just talk about speculative evolution in general.

In further good news, Ecosystem has found a publisher to help support its further development! A fellow independent developer, Slug Disco Studios, who created Empires of the Undergrowth, will be helping to fund my further work on Ecosystem. I’m especially happy about this because I have a lot of trust in their creative sense and have chatted with them personally several times over the past year.

Thanks for reading!

Tom Johnson

Categories: Releases

2 Comments

Alex · October 14, 2019 at 8:44 pm

This game is amazing to me. This is what I think I wanted Spore to be for me all those years ago. Having a blast with the demo. Take your time, this is a one of a kind game and I’m loving it.

    Tom · October 18, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Thank you! I remember being really excited for Spore too. Ecosystem has been a lot of fun to work on; it’s such an unexplored genre that I feel like I actually get to discover new things. I was genuinely excited when the first creatures started evolving to swim. I appreciate your encouragement. It really helps. 🙂

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