Why Early Access?
Ecosystem is an ambitious and experimental project. Simulating a realistic, natural water world on the border between science and entertainment has never been attempted with this level of depth. As a result, with prolonged play, there is likely to be a host of unintended consequences of the largely unconstrained evolutionary algorithms and so we will need your help to track down potential gameplay issues, unrealistic catastrophic events, and of course the odd bug..
How long do you expect to be in Early Access?
Early Access is expected to last 12 to 18 months.
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
The main evolution framework is functional, fish can evolve in player-defined biomes, plants and nutrients can be introduced and manipulated, and worlds and creatures can be saved so you can look after them for as long as you like.
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
No price change is planned.
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
Everyone picks up and plays ecosystem a little differently. At the moment, the two available game modes are as flexible as possible to allow for a range of play styles. We want to see which features are community favourites and focus continuing development in these areas. If you let us know what you like, we'll do our best to enhance it.