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 (1,297) - 69% of the 1,297 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 22, 2015

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January 14

Working on the Sequel Now

Hello everyone,

We're happy to announce that we're working on a sequel to Among Ripples now, and we want to hear from you what you want from it. The first game was mostly a small experiment, that's why we never charged for it. But since the game "blew up" on Steam with over 500 000 downloads and a lot of praise from you and press we felt that people want this kind of game. And now when we're done with Crest (we're releasing a big patch at the end of the month, but feature-wise it's complete) we want to explore a proper sequel for Among Ripples, to make the idea justice.

The new game is more like a traditional tycoon game with isometric perspective (the screenshot above was an early art test), but still the calm gameplay you like. Bigger and better, more play hours, things to explore and a campaign mode. We can't say anything more at the moment, it's really early in production and a lot will change.

Buuuut... join our Discord and follow the development of our new game, there's more "secrets" there. ;)

Stay tuned for more and thanks for your ongoing support!
//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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