Ecosystem, a god-game where players design their underwater ecosystem from top to bottom, will arrive on Steam's Early Access on March 16 for $20.00. The game will allow terrain composition and the dictation of where currents run. The placement of individual species of plants and fish is also allowed. Interestingly, once the choices have been made, the simulation will then take over to "help the plants and fish grow and evolve over time."
In the launch trailer, all of the creatures evolved on their own in the game and were not hand-edited, which is pretty cool. Check it out:
As seen within the trailer, the movement of the fish is bound by the laws of physics, which means that they move true-to-life as if they were real fish. Like real fish, the strongest swimmers will pass on their genes to the next generation, which should see visible changes over time as the simulation continues. That isn't to say that the game is boring, as due to the procedural nature of the title each new ecosystem will be different from the last, so if you don't like how your current game is going you can start over from scratch and see vastly different results.
Ecosystem will be available on Steam's Early Access on March 16, 2021 for $20.00. If you want to check it out before then, be sure to head to the Steam page and add it to your wishlist. There's also a free demo to download and try, so be sure to give that a download if you're interested.
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