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Among Ripples

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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.


Features:
* Sandbox style gameplay where you are free to choose your own goals
* Intuitive communication of the game system
* 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.
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Eat Create Sleep
Publisher
Eat Create Sleep
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://eatcreatesleep.net/amongripples

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • 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

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • 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

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • 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
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Among Ripples reviews and comments

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Optics The Graphics are very simple and that in itself is not bad. The Background that really looks like painted with Watercolors is visually beautiful to look at, but I like it less with the Fish and living Creatures, because they are also painted in 2D and the Swimming Movements look quite ridiculous. It also does not help that the Fish often stands perpendicular in the Pond when it turns around laboriously. Unfortunately, there is nothing left Of the Grace and Grace of Fish in the Water. All in All 5/10 Points music The Music is very quiet and relaxing, even if it comes across after a While very ' repetative ', as the same Soundtrack is only always and always refouled. Still atmospheric and pleasant. 8/10 Points of Entertainment It is all about building a stable Ecosystem so that the Pond can survive without much Interference. So far, however, I have not quite looked through what Criteria you have to spawn what in order to do this and it is basically impossible. While Fish die if they do not find enough or the right Food in the Pond, the Otter lives unhindered even if it never gets to eat. While you can spawn several Specimens in most Animals, the Otter can't do that. He is alone and lives forever. The Number of small Fish that you can spawn and that are then in the pond, at the same Time, is not enough to maintain a stable reproduction if you then put the larger Fish to do so and yet you have to constantly spawn the little ones by Hand again. Using a Pike still puts the crown on it, after all, it only eats the medium-sized Fish and in order to hold the one needs several so that they can multiply and in turn even more small ones can survive so that the middle ones can survive ... Lobster and Mussels are left to the extreme, because with them I do not yet look through how to bring in a little Stability;) All in all, the Game is just a bit clicking around with beautiful Music and a nice background, but in addition to the faster/slower Swimming movement, the Oxygen Level has zero Influence and You can see snow and ice at the top but the fish (and the Otter) in the Ponds are absolutely not affected by this. This then has little to do with a Simulation. All in all, I would only give 2/10 to score here, the Game just gets boring quickly. Time Spent If you really want to try to build a stable Ecosystem, the Time Is certainly great. Personally, though, I'm bored too quickly of the Gazing and the Fish for me to really spend hours and since you can't save the game, you have to start over and over again. General 4/10 in my Eyes. Replayability Naja. Not really. Of Course, you can start the Pond again and again, but just: You start again and again from zero. Even once you have managed to establish the Balance between two or three Species, you have to start all over again next Time and find that Balance again. This somehow quickly gets boring. I started the Game twice but closed again quite quickly each Time and will then delete it again. I have more entertaining Games in my Library. 3/10 Points. Preis-/Performance The Game is ' free to play ', means you don't pay anything. Ergo I can't complain that it offers too little for the Price and rate this Criterion with full 10/10 Points;) Personal impression/review My personal Impression is Not so positive in the Allen. Yes, beautiful Graphics and nice Music has the Game to offer but as a Simulation and by Logic ... Rather not. I think for Kids a nice Click game but for me the Game just offers far too little to really want to keep it as a Game. On the positive side, really, the Aspect is that it's just a little Gimmick That you don't have to pay Money for. If I Had paid for it, I would probably be very disappointed. 3/10 Points in this Category. Overall, the Overall score results in a smooth 5.0/10 Points. I would not call this an EMPFEHLING and due to the simple ja/no System here on Steam I have opted for a no, even if the broad Masses give positive Reviews. For me, the Game just has less to do with Simulation and more to Do with employment Therapy;)
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