What is Ecotopia?
Expanding on the "city-building" model of popular games like SimCity and FarmVille, Ecotopia is the first free-to-play game with conservation at its heart.
The goal is to transform dirty, uninhabitable environments into pleasant, sustainable landscapes. It includes built-in ways in which players can connect with their friends. And in a first for social gaming, players are encouraged and empowered to do environmental good in the real world — and get rewarded in the world of Ecotopia.
In fact, we'd say Ecotopia is more than a game. It's a tool that can reach millions, spreading messages about finding environmental solutions that work for the well-being of everyone, everywhere.
But don't get us wrong: It's a game, too. One that might be more addicting than one would think.
What are some of the other benefits to CI?
- Future Ecotopia levels will be set in locations around the world where CI is protecting nature, so players can do their part to protect nature worldwide.
- Ecotopia players will be presented with CI videos and imagery that explain the connections between ecosystem health and human well-being.
Talkie is an independent studio creating a new breed of highly engaging cinematic, story-driven social games.
Founded in 2010 by CEO Chris Swain, a gaming industry pioneer, professor at University of Southern California and co-founder of the university's Electronic Arts Gaming Innovation Lab, Talkie's games feature state-of-the-art illustration and design and industry-leading gameplay mechanics designed to work across multiple social networks for a flexible, scalable gameplay experience.
Talkie both creates its own games and licenses its technology platform to content owners world-wide, enabling the creation of branded social games based on original IP as well as existing entertainment properties.
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"What we like about Ecotopia's innovative concept is that it gives people the opportunity to play that part online and off, in a positive, fun, and socially-connected way that encourages real-world awareness and action."
– Peter Seligmann, CI Chairman and CEO