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Eco Review

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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Eco extends the resource-collecting and building of Minecraft by introducing environmental implications to your actions. Using resources like trees will erode the soil; mining might pollute the river; and each animal depends on another.

In the game, the world is faced with an impending meteor impact. You have to research technology to destroy the meteor before it strikes without harming the game world too much by resource exploitation or pollution while caring for the land, sea and Skylanders ecosystems..

The world of the game is similar to Earth. It is a small planet consisting of dirt, stone, and several other underground resources. It also features different biomes like forests, plains, and rivers, as well as several kinds of plants to harvest and animals to hunt. The twist is that this is a multiplayer game. So rather than compete with others for resources, or to build the most impressive structure, as you do in games like Minecraft, you have to work together to save the planet.

This forces players towards a collaborative approach to the game. You must balance nutrition, gathering resources and avoid harming the environment. Cut down too many trees and you'll have air pollution. Pollute with too much technology and the sea levels will rise.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10-14 year-olds

Release Date: 06/02/2018

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Creative, Open World, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: Strange Loop Game (@StrangeLoopGame)


Duration: This game will take between 20 hours and 50 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 100 players online. You can play with up to 100 other people online. The develop sells schools packs of 100 games at a reduced cost so they can play together. How long the game takes depends on your approach and other players.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You can buy Eco in multi-packs. This is designed for use in schools and educational environments.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

PEGI 7 with mild violence, fear, users interact and in-game purchases. ESRB rate this EVERYONE 10+ with fantasy violence, users interact and in-game purchases.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 10-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. The interdependent world requires more skill to work in than games like Minecraft. Also, the themes of the game are more interesting to older children.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Eco Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@StrangeLoopGame) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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