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.
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Mixed (1,304) - 69% of the 1,304 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 22, 2015

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April 12

Latest Update on Among Ripples 2

Hello everyone,

Here's some news about the game. We're still in talks with several publishers and hope to sign something soon, this would bring a lot of stability the team has never seen before and we can develop the game in (relative) peace and quiet.

We did a mockup for the interface, it's a bit crowded, it will change a lot.

The base game would take place in Sweden but we wan't to add more campaigns set in other parts of the world. Here's new concept art for the Hebrides in Scotland.

Previously we also did concept art for the Red Sea and China.

We have begun early development on the proper game, so all of the actual content looks very unfinished. Within 8-10 months we hope to be at the same level as the prototype. Usually you build prototypes with duct tape and glue and it's not something you want to build a complete game on, so you basically start from scratch and use what you've learned.

Lastly I want to show you the life of pikes. the team added a first person camera to the animals before we wrapped up development on the prototype, you can't control it, but it looks very interesting imo!

We will be posting more of these on our social media, won't spam you here. And currently we have a poll on Twitter for which animal to do next.

The best place to follow development and interact with us right now is Discord, feel free to join.

Stay tuned for more!
//Martin & ECS
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March 28

News - Possible Publisher In 2019

Hello everyone! We're back from Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, USA. Things are looking good for us, it's very likely we will sign with a publisher within the year, hopefully this summer.

We also wanted to share this mockup render of how we want the final game to look like, what do you think? Also, if you missed our latest trailer here it is again!

Feel free to join our Discord:

Stay tuned and take care!
//Martin and ECS
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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 Vista SP1 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 10.9 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 12.04 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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