Control a pond's ecosystem; experiment with what you can do and see what happens. Among Ripples is a meditative ecosystem management simulator; you add different creatures to the pond and see how they interact.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed - 64% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (1,237) - 70% of the 1,237 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 22, 2015

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February 19

Crest launches March 8 - Add To Your Wishlist Now!

If you've enjoyed Among Ripples in the past, please take a moment to add Crest to your wishlist:

We've poured our hearts into Crest over the last three years and your support would mean a lot to us. <3
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January 22

3 Year Anniversary - Soundtrack Now Available for Free!

Wow! 3 years and people are still playing Among Ripples & uploading videos about it! Thank you very much for playing this little experiment we did years ago when we were still students.

To show you our appreciation for all your support, we decided to give you a little present. If you navigate to your Steam Library folder of Among Ripples, you'll find that we added the beloved background song for you to listen to whenever you want. If it's not there, please activate automatic updates for Among Ripples or restart Steam.

Among Ripples has now also a Twitter account. Keep an eye out for any upcoming announcements in the near future... ;)

In the past years, our little team has grown to the respectable size of 10 and we're close to finishing our second game, Crest - an indirect god sim. If you like deep sims with easy controls, it should be right up your alley.

To stay updated with everything we're doing:

Happy Birthday to all of you,
Eat Create Sleep
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“I’m delighted to find lake ecosystem simulator Among Ripples free on Steam.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Let it wash over you and you might find it as absorbing as a game of Civ.”

About This Game

In Among Ripples you are presented to a soothing and meditative experience where you can experiment at your leisure. As the caretaker of a small pond you decide which creatures should be introduced into the ecosystem, and what species will thrive. Study the creatures you introduce and learn more about them in order to shape a pond that you find sustainable. This game is a short but sweet experience where you get the opportunity to relax and think about the balance in nature.


  • Sandbox style gameplay where you are free to choose your own goals
  • Spawn fish, regulate the water's oxygen level and take care of contamination to find perfect balance
  • Organic art style drawing inspiration from shadow puppet animations and watercolor paintings
  • Serene soundtrack with ambience changing with the seasons
  • Relaxed experience where you can take your time and see how things progress at your own pace

Among Ripples is a free product with no strings attached. It's a little experimental title we want to share freely with you all.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or newer
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and Shader Model 2.0 compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and Shader Model 2.0 compatible
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or newer
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and Shader Model 2.0 compatible
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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