Developer Strange Loop Games has released a new video for Eco just in time for PAX West.
The developer has been hard at work on Alpha 5 and havs a ton of new stuff coming soon. They have added a new ‘World Layer’ system that handles climate change, irrigation, temperature, pollution, plant/animal populations, and much more, and they’re all connected together. Check out how farming is affected by various factors below:
Farming now is really affected by the wider factors that affect the world – climate change can change temperature and rainfall and destroy farms, pollution can make ground infertile, and player-made irrigation can significantly make an area better for farming. There are many other aspects of the game that will be affected by these factors as well.
They are extending the ecosystem to many more plants and animals as well, and will have new biomes as part of the world. Check out one of the new animals that will be roaming the plains, the bison:
Watch the new Eco PAX West trailer:
Eco is being shown at PAX West this weekend in Seattle. You can purchase the game on the official website.